Tell me about siblings bedsharing!
It's starting to happen in our house and I would love others experiences.
DS1 will be 4 in Feb and DS2 is 2. When a caregiver is putting them to bed they often fall asleep in DS1's bed (twin on the floor) or DS2 will join DS1 in the night. They both tend to sleep through the night when they bedshare. DH and I both work evenings for a week or two at a time a few times a year (they have a lot of evening babysitters sometimes).
When they don't DS2 will end up in our bed a few times a night (we are working on this).
I was about to get a small loft bed for DS1 and DS2 would sleep under it. But I don't want to ruin a good thing!
Does anyone have experience with this?
persimmon / 1310 posts
Ours are almost the same ages, and they’ve been sharing off and on for six months. I think it’s often comforting for them, so I encourage it. We are thinking of getting privacy pop tents for each of them in case they like the coziness or sometimes want their own space. I intend for them to share a room for a long time, and I’m happy for them to share a bed if they like it.
grapefruit / 4492 posts
I shared a bed with one sister or the other until I was probably 9. We had a full size bed at first, and then a queen size. All 3 of us would end up in the same bed until my older sister was probably 7?
My mom said it definitely kept us out of their bed, and I didn't really have a problem with it until right before I turned 9.
apricot / 469 posts
My sisters shared a bed. From 3rd grade to 7th grade I shared a room with my other 3 siblings. My brother and I had the bunk bed. My sister slept in a full size bed together. They didnt mind. If anything they liked it cause they always had a buddy.