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We are currently cosleeping with our 14 month old son and it really works for us. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and beginning to try to figure out what to do when our new baby arrives.<br><br>
Can anyone recommend where I can find some advice of cosleeping with two children - a toddler and a baby? Is anyone cosleeping with two?<br><br>
I have read that they shouldn't sleep side by side, but that is all I seem to be able to find out. I am also concerned that the baby will disturb my son's sleep and how best to work around that if it becomes an issue.<br><br>
Any advice out there?
 

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We have been sleeping four in a bed since the birth of ds#2. There have been some good threads on this in the past. We are fortunate enough to have a king and a twin pushed together. Plenty of room for four and soon to be five. When ds#2 was an infant, he was "colicky" so dh and I took turns sleeping in the living room with him on our pull out queez sized futon. My ds#2 would nap in the living room and ds#1 would nap int he family bed. Now that ds#2 is 21 months, he sleeps with his brother at nap time. And we don't worry if they wind up next to each other at night. Ds#2 still needs to cry a bit when he falls asleep, but ds#1 sleeps through it.<br><br>
When ds#2 was an infant/babe, we always made sure that ds#1 and ds#2 did not sleep next to each other. Ds#2 always slept out in the living room until one or both parents were ready to go sleep in the family bed.
 

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We all cosleep ( the boys are 19 months apart).<br><br>
You didn't say if you were still nursing, but sthey both nurse at night. There are ways to lay down and nurse them both.<br><br>
I think you will find they really don't wake each other up that often. Newborns are not loud (even though those tiny cries make mom feel terrible) especially if all they have to do is roll over and latch on and the baby will have been getting used to all your toddlers noises right at ear level for months.<br><br>
If you search this forum (just the night waking one not the whole boards) for toddler AND baby You will find a lot of relevant threads.
 

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I put a bassinet next to my side of the king bed for ds#2. Once she was a couple of months old I didn't worry about her being harmed by anyone in the bed. I tried to keep her on my side to protect her from ds#1 accidentally kicking her or whatever. That only works until they start to roll over, however...<br><br>
We now have a twin bed on my side (on the floor), and sometimes I use it and leave dad and both the kids in the big bed. Sometimes we all wake up in the big bed. Ds#1 sleeps like a log, and ds#2 is easily disturbed... but at least one of them sleeps through everything!<br><br>
If you want to cosleep with both, you will find a way. It hasn't been difficult for us really. The hardest part for me is to get them both to sleep in the first place. These boards can give you a lot of ideas. What ends up working the best for you will probably be a unique blend of things. And as each chld grows, what works best can change along with them.
 

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yep, four in a bed here. we have a king and a twin pushed together.<br>
my dds are only 20 months apart. one waking the other has surprisingly never really been an issue.<br>
sharing our bed with the four of us is the sweetest thing and i wouldn't change it!
 

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Another 4 soon to be 5 in a bed. We have a queen futon pushed up to a twin. I try to scooch dd#1 over to the twin but I have to admit that we usually all snuggle into the futon. We lay like this-DH, dd#2 (14m, nursing) me (big baby belly)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> and dd#1 (3 1/2) Oh! And one or two cats and occassionally our sneaky dogs<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br>
I have not figured out what we will do when the new one makes his/her arrival. There is always room in our bedthogh for little ones<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Our plan when the baby comes is to have a cosleeper pushed up to the king, and use it as long as it works. Our older son is not in bed with us all night, every night. He goes to sleep in his bed, and then comes in with us later usually if he wants to.<br><br>
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