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    Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed?

    Do you close or keep open LO's door(s) when they're sleeping?

    Has it changed since you've become a parent, like now it's open when it used to be closed?

    When you and SO started sharing a bed did you have the same preference to the door being open or closed or did someone lose?

    I know we have some FTM co-sleepers so for you what do you "think" you will do once LO gets his/her own room?

    I really have no idea where this came from, but last night as I was trying to go to sleep I was thinking about having the bedroom door closed and how DH used to sleep with his open. It wasn't ever something we discussed but once we started living together I just automatically started shutting the door (mostly because we were DTD a lot and DD1's bedroom was too close for comfort). I have always slept with the door closed and I've just always closed my kids' doors too.

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    We keep our door open. Always have. Otherwise the cat will stand at the door complaining, waking us all up.
    When Aiden is in his crib asleep, we keep his door closed. This house has no insulation between the walls and with the all tile floor sound carries really far. We could have our door closed too, and I'd still be able to hear Aiden wake up.

    (ETA: Yeah, we can hear our duplex neighbors too. We've heard them have sex and their baby crying! Lord knows what they've heard from us. )

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    This is simple for me

    Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed? open

    Do you close or keep open LO's door(s) when they're sleeping? closed

    Has it changed since you've become a parent, like now it's open when it used to be closed? Our door has always been open except when the babies were in our room then it was closed

    When you and SO started sharing a bed did you have the same preference to the door being open or closed or did someone lose? yes..both said open


    We have cats..so simple as we have the door open so the cats can come into our room and not scratch up the carpet. And I have the kids doors shut so the cats don't go into their rooms The cats don't want to be with the children but they like to go into their room. But at night the cats want to sleep with us anyway
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    We used to sleep with our door closed to keep the menagerie out. When Teagan is in our room in her crib, I keep the door cracked open so I can hear her when she wakes up. I have to put a dog gate up on the door to keep the menagerie from going in a waking her up. The dogs would go in and walk around (we're too lazy to trim their nails and they make noise) and sniff her and our one cat enjoys screaming at sleeping babies. When I'm in the room with Teagan, the door is closed. When we eventually put her in her own room, I imagine we'll shut the door because she'll likely be old enough to just get up and open it by then .
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    we sleep with our bedroom door open. i am afraid of the dark and feel really creeped out with my door closed lol.

    Lucas has his door closed until we go to bed and then we open it for the night to let some air in. it is closed all day and until we go to bed because the cats are up and we don't let them in there. At night they go in the basement because they harass us.

    when dh and i first started living together in an apartment we had to close our door to keep the cats out and i wasn't much of a fan, but it bothers me more in a house then an apartment.
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    All doors open at our house. DH and I have had it like this since we moved in together. We have one indoor dog, and he sleeps in our room. I guess when DS gets a "big boy bed", the dog could sleep in there if Evan wanted him to.
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    We used to sleep with the door closed. Now with the kids I have it propped open just a little bit. I typically close theirs as soon as they go to sleep or prop theirs open just slightly like ours.
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    Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed?
    Open

    Do you close or keep open LO's door(s) when they're sleeping?
    We close their doors to keep the noise out.

    Has it changed since you've become a parent, like now it's open when it used to be closed?
    No. I grew up with everyone leaving their bedroom doors open. I feel better having it open, in general. When the girls are old enough to have an opinion they can keep their door open or closed.

    When you and SO started sharing a bed did you have the same preference to the door being open or closed or did someone lose?
    When DH and I got married, our bedroom didn't have a door. (Goofy house, don't ask.) Now that we have one in our new place, it's open. We've never really talked about it.




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    We've always slept with our door cracked open because of crying cats. They like to go in and out non-stop all night. Before kids we just used to leave it all the way open but now DS1 gets up and plays loud in the am so its gotta be more closed than open. Both boys sleep with theirs closed when they are in their rooms.
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