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    I've got a while to worry about this, but am wondering what you all do for sleeping arrangements within your families. Currently the girls share a room with single twin-size beds, and Cameron has his own room. If this baby is a boy, it makes sense to put him in Cameron's room, but if peanut is a girl, I'm worried that the girls' room is going to be too crowded. I could take the toy boxes out of there, but they don' t have a huge closet either. I am just wondering how you all do it? Thanks!
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    We just bought a bigger house but since we have 10 kids and 5 bedrooms, they still have to share. Our solution was to give the master to our 3 boys and we still have a baby in our bedroom. That's one solution, let's hope for the convenience sake that peanut is a boy!

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    well, out three are all in one room right now. The older two are in toddler beds (for space) and the youngest is in a crib. We'll have to move sometime between when we have #4 and when s/he moves out of our room. Then I think we'll put them 2 and 2. Personally, I have no problem with boys and girls sharing a room for a while, especially when they're so young.
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    We have our 2 older boys sharing a room. The baby sleeps in our bed. We have a 5 bedroom house but are only using 2 bedrooms. We can actually put 3 boys in the boys room as we have bunkbeds and a toddler bed in there. We might do that when DS1 is old enough to sleep on the top bunk and DS3 is big enough for a bed. I don'r have as big a family as many of you yet though. I love the fact that my boys share a room even though they don't have to.
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    We have a 3 bedroom--currently my 2 boys share a room, my dd has her own room and baby boy still sleeps in our room. But he is quickly outgrowing his bassinet. So he will move into dd's room--but once he needs a bed bigger than a crib or we have another baby, we will be out of space. Though we do plan to move to a bigger house in the next 1-2 years. I think it is totally fine for boys and girls to share for quite a while.
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    Our oldest 3 boys share a room downstairs--twin bunk beds and then another twin bed. The youngest 3 also share a room--double/twin bunk bed and right now DS #6 is still in the crib, but we will be putting a twin bed in. Toys are not in their rooms because #1-there simply isn't room and #2-I don't want them playing toys when they should be slepping. This little girl that is coming in September will get her own room. Sometimes bedtime can be a bit of a challenge with more than 1 kid in the room, but I personally think it is great for them to share. They learn how to share space and respect other's space and belongings. With the younger 3 boys we stagger bedtime by about 15-30 minutes, making sure the first is asleep before the next goes in. We try that with the older boys, but they will wait up for each other....drives me crazy at times, but they enjoy playing and talking and go to sleep when they are tired. It works.
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    Thanks for all the responses. We do have an extra room downstairs that will eventually be the older two girls' room, but they're not old enough to be down there by themselves yet. Maybe we can put all of their toys down there and then if need be, three girls can share a room. I've got time to figure it out, but it helps to know what some of you all do with your families
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    Holly, having a separate playroom is awesome. We have ours in our finished basement and, as I type, my older boys are down there playing happily together.
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    Holly, having a separate playroom is awesome. We have ours in our finished basement
    This is how ours is set up as well....love it!
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    For a long time I had 4 boys in one room... It worked well, they loved it. I tend to think as parents we worry too much about these things. Try not to let it all bother you too much hun... Just go with the flow and see where they all end up. I tried separating mine for years and they would never sleep, in the end I would often end up with all of the kids in one room, it was ridiculous!

    I've finally managed to split them up but I can't say they're very happy about it. I've now got the two older boys in one room, the two girls in another and the three younger boys in another... They don't love it, and I frequently get upstairs at night and find they've all snuck into one room again. If it wasn't so frowned upon by today's society I'd let them all have the one room together and make the others into rooms for play and study... Your kids will let you know how best to work it out. <3

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