We have a two bedroom place, and both our boys share a room (6 months and 3 years). In another month we will move to a bigger place where they can have their own room. Thing is, we struggle and struggle every night getting them down. The baby is a light sleeper and if he goes down first, when his brother comes in, baby always wakes up and does not go back to sleep (because his big brother never goes down gently, always up and down etc.) Our three year old when he slept alone would go down in minutes but now he’s all up the creek ! I have tried keeping the older one up all day so he drops off easily but he is a wreck come 4pm. I really want the baby to have a regular bed time and worry about giving him bad habits – though he goes down well, at least for now. Should we separate them when we move? Or do it before? My three year old though suffering, says he can’t get to sleep because he is lonely and missing his brother, but when he’s in there they just cry…. Will it work better when they are a bit older? Oh boy, any advice people could share would be great. Thanks in advance!!
Posted by bhbop, 2nd April 2014