Post # 31
I was 5 when my brother was born, we shared a room from then till I was 11 and we moved. I never remember waking up from him crying and was super excited to share a room with him. I am sure my parents had a baby monitor. My parents did a really good job of making me feel a part of the process and made a big deal of me becoming a big sister. I received big sister presents when he was born and big sister t-shirts and got to decorate the room. Him being born was one of the happiest days of my life. I was very excited for my new role in life. I read books to him and played with him.
As long as she has her own dedicated space in the room I don’t see a problem with it. Loft bed with her own private area under it or her own tent in the room. As long as it’s a good sized room it’s perfectly fine.
Post # 32
I think kids having their own room is a pretty big luxury. I shared a room with my three siblings (we’re all within 7 years) until I was 10 and then shared with my sister until I was 14. Was it amazing to get my own space? Of course, but I would have been fine sharing with my sister (7 year age gap) until I moved out to go to college.
I live in a high cost of living area and we had a 1 bedroom apartment until my daughter was 13 months. She slept in our bedroom and it worked out fine. I wouldn’t worry too much because even if you got pregnant tomorrow it could easily be 2 years before stepdaughter and new baby would need to share.
Post # 33
piper628 : I think it’s totally fine for kids to share bedrooms in most circumstances, however unfortunately you need to tread lighter in a blended family.
As PP have said, I would do your absolute best to swing it so she has her own room/space.