I'm nervous about this too. DD has to sleep with the door open but DS has to sleep with the door closed or he is a nightmare to get to sleep. He refuses to go to bed if he can see out of his room. We have tried a gate and that doesn't work either. DD has to have the door open because she needs to see light for some reason. we cant seem to get her over that either. I'm almost thinking I may put the baby with DD because she sleeps so solid at night and we don't usually put new baby in their crib until 4 mo when they can cry it out.
I guess we will cross that bridge when we get there. I'm sure it will all be fine in the end and they will eventually adjust.
My first two were 18 months apart and shared a room. DS1 coslept with us for about 3-4 months, then he was in to his crib in the room with DD. Some days were fine, some days were DREADFUL! They would wake each other up.
I think with your DD being 3.5 Heather, she will be old enough to understand some "bedtime rules" (whether or not she'll listen is another thing!) I'd give baby a couple weeks with you and then you can try out the transition.
When DS1 was 14 months we moved, and the kids got their own rooms. Now we've moved again, and DD and DS1 share (bunk beds!) so that DS2 can have his own room. When this baby comes, we'll co sleep for quite a while - if we move again, DD will get her own room, DS1 and DS2 will share, and baby will get his own room. I don't mind co-sleeping for the first 3-6 months but after that I need my bed back!
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