We are expecting our second baby in May. Our first dd is 28 months and we are wondering how we will adjust - especially our toddler. She no longer nurses at night and is potty trained. So she falls asleep after a routine of stories, singing etc. If mom is sleeping next to her she sleeps right thru the night until I wake or later. However, for various reasons we were hoping to move her to a different place to sleep in our room. She is happy to sleep on a mattress on the floor as long as I am there. She usually will wake during the night once or twice if she stirs and I am not next to her and will come over and ask to be in the "big bed". So I get up and sleep with her on the floor.
We want to cosleep with our newborn but for various reasons not have the toddler with us. What are your experiences with two? Have you helped ease your older child into a separate sleeping space? My dh thinks that we will all adjust somehow, and so far our dd has made changes such as stopping to nurse at night smoothly. I am wondering how I will manage putting my toddler back to sleep as well as care for a newborn at night.