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I'm sure I've read that a baby shouldn't sleep alone with another child until they are a year old. However, DH and I would get up and leave our first two kids in bed together in the morning from day one. They are 16 months apart.
We had no issues with movement though. Neither kid was a roller or a thrasher in their sleep, even though they are sound sleepers. I also didn't see older DD as a threat to the baby either. At first she would sometimes wake the baby up when she woke up, poking at her, and we had a handful of incidents where attempts to cuddle the sleeping baby were not ideal for the baby, but she learned to just get up and leave the baby alone. It's different too since I was awake in the house when the baby and toddler were alone.
I can't see us letting two kids sleep alone together in another room before one was 10 or 11 months old, and reasonably mobile. I can't imagine not sleeping with the 10 or 12 month old myself though, so it isn't something I've thought much about.
When we moved the girls to their own room I posted here about sibling beds and got very little response though. I was really hoping to hear from more moms about how they went about they process. Maybe it's really uncommon, even with MDC families. I don't know.
Julie - Mom to Elizabeth (Libby) age 6, Penelope (Penny) age 5, Elliott age 29 months, and Oscar who is 1 year old!