"We have three kids, two girls ages 3 and 4, and a boy that is almost 1.
We are moving into a four-bedroom place soon, and can’t decide if the girls should share a room or not. What would you do and why?"
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“As someone who has shared a room my WHOLE life if you have enough bedrooms for each kid I definitely say their own rooms. All I ever wanted was my own room growing up.”
“4 bedrooms… why not give each kid their own room in their new house to make it special?”
“Let them share the room as they are still young. When they get older they can move into their own rooms… I would use the extra bedroom as a toy/play room for the kids.”
“I personally believe a child should have their own rooms (if able) as I find they need a place where they can tell their other siblings to leave them alone or have toys that they don’t want to share in their own room.”
“We bought a 5 bedroom house and all 3 of my kids are still in one. Even though they all have their own rooms with brand new furniture and beds they are all still in one. But once they get older they will go into their own. But we also went from a 2 bedroom where they were all together.”
“My boys aged 5 and 3 are currently sharing as my daughter is in the nursery. We don’t have any other rooms for everyone to have their own. I personally hate it. The youngest like to stay up a little later and sleep in and the oldest needs earlier sleep as he gets up so early. They wake each other up. One snores and wakes the other. It has been a nightmare since we put them in the same room, I say separate if you can.”
“If they get along really well, I’d keep them together. I’d even ask them what their opinion is. My 4 & 5-year-old daughters have the option to have their own rooms but they choose to share! It leaves us with a guest room as well which is nice.”
“Ask them what they would prefer, and make a plan from there!”
“Everyone should have their own space if you have room. They can choose to room together but there should be space for them to be alone.”
“My girls each had their own rooms but then we realized they always slept together so we turned the additional room into their playroom! One room stayed clean and the other one-well it was a playroom.”
“Why don’t you ask them? At 3 & 4 they should be able to tell you if they want to share a room with their sister. Ask them separately in case one says no and feelings don’t get hurt.”
“I’d separate into their own rooms. Maybe upsize their beds to doubles. Or get single bunk beds. So if they wanna sleep together, the option is there to share the bed. Cuz with their own rooms they get their own space. Then if one is sick, it’s easier for them to rest and such. Or one isn’t keeping the other up, etc.”
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