QUOTE (Madnesscraves @ 10/11/2012, 06:55 PM)
A friend of mine has this arrangement. Seems to work as I asked her due to I'm looking to do the same down the track.
She kept the room to the basics ie nothing that would hurt younger baby.
Says the older just sleeps and even if one wakes, the other sleeps through it.
same here. Ours started sharing when DD1 was 2, DD2 was 6 months. DD1 mostly slept through any grizzles or cries that DD2 made. we were constantly amazed.
QUOTE (Xenice @ 10/11/2012, 07:04 PM)
Hi, sorry, no help here but I'll be watching this thread closely. I have a 3 yo and a newborn who I plan to move to her sister's room as soon as I can. The funny noises newborns make just totally destroy my sleep, however I am worried about baby's crying at night will wake my toddler up. Is anyone in the same situation as i and managed to solve this problem?
P/S: sorry to hijack this thread.
I think if your older child is not a super light sleeper, they do learn to adjust. For the first month of so, sometime DD1 would stir or start to come out of sleep, but she was very easy to settle back into sleep (just a pat and some "shh shh" sounds). After that, she slept like a log most of the time and DD2 would have to be seriously screaming the house down before DD1 would wake up. Not sure if it would work so well if your older child is naturally a very light sleeper.
Our girls are now 5.5yo (DD1) and nearly 4yo (DD2) and still share the same room, even though they don't have to. If one of them wakes up, they don't wake the other. Sometimes we will find in the morning that they have hopped into the same bed sometime during the night.