Multiples in their own rooms

Posted on September 2, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

There is no recommended age per se but there are some factors which can help with the decision.

~one is a sleeper and one doesn’t need as much sleep. It can make it easier all around to have them apart so that they do not disturb each other;
~sometimes multiples don’t get along, even if it is just a stage. Providing each with their own space can be very helpful;
~with separate spaces, there is a better chance of one-on-one time, a challenge for all parents with multiples. With our twin girls, we had story time together, then each went to their separate rooms for cuddles, “how was your day,” and anything else they needed (about 5 mins. each worth);
~you know your children best and you might just feel that having time apart from each would benefit both, even if it is mainly sleep time;
~separate spaces help multiples separate from each other and yet they remain in hearing distance of each other, and
~if you need to separate, let them be a part of setting up their own spaces. You might let them arrange the furniture the way this wish, or choose their own wall colour (from a choice of two) or bed linens. Making them a part of the solution whenever and wherever possible helps alleviate stresses and fears. Involving them with setting up their rooms also works well with transitioning from cribs to real beds. Everyone likes some control, even little ones.

Remember too that the younger they are, the easier it is to control, in other words separating 6 or 8-months olds can be a lot easier than trying to
separate 5-year olds.

Good luck and have fun with it.

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