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#1 BusyMum2014

Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Hi all,

Just out of interest, I am curious about where everyone fits their kids. Do you put kids in rooms according to ages, sex?
I have 5 kids, three boys and two girls. I cant put my 2 girls together because they are my oldest (Nearly 12) and youngest (1) so it always ends up with 2 of the boys having to share (9, 6, 4). We are about to buy a new house. It has five bedrooms like we have now and so I am just starting to think about how we will sought bedrooms again.

What does everyone else do?

Mel

#2 CafeCat

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Your youngest two could share for many years.

Before we renovated it was two eldest boys together then the three younger ones in together (two boys and a girl). They were all young so it really didn't matter all that much.

#3 Mamabug

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

When we had a 2br place, it was three in one room, baby in with us.

Then we moved to a 4br. Currently DH and I share, as do the two youngest - 18mo and 4yo girls in tone of the two small bedrooms. The oldest two - 7yo girl, 6yo boy - share one of the two big rooms.

In the future, the youngest two will move to the big room and the oldest two will get a small bedroom each. AT the moment they are happy to keep sharing as they are at similar stages and they aren't concerned by the boy/girl thing.

#4 HighlandPinky

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

At the moment we're in a 3 bedroom house.

DH and i share (obviously!)
DS1 (8.5) and DS2 (7.5) share.
DD1 (6), DS3 (5), DS4 (3.5), and DD2 (2) share.

Needless to say it's not an ideal situation.  In just over a week (YAY!!!!!) we'll be moving into our new extension so we'll have 5 bedrooms (plus a study!).  DS1 and DS2 will share.  DS3 and DS4 will share, and DD1 and DD2 will share original.gif

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

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Edited by lifehacker, 09 February 2013 - 10:01 PM.


#6 MotherClucker

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

3 bedrooms here (plus office but it has no door so it really is just an office lol)

Myself and DH share
DD7 on top bunk, DD9 and DD4 on bottom double
DS6 on top bunk, DD6 on bottom bunk.

We have had this arrangement for quite some time and it seems to work. Occasionally my 9 year old will complain about sleeping with her 4 year old sister, but funnily enough, on nights that DD4 ends up in bed with us, DD9 usually does as well lol. Luckily we have a king!

Edited by MotherClucker, 06 February 2013 - 09:50 PM.


#7 Fabulous

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

OP- your youngest 2 could easily go together.

We have 4 bedrooms.

DS16 on his own
DD12 and DD11 sharing
DD6 and DS4 sharing.

Thankfully we are currently building a 6 bedroom house.

Edited by Fabulous, 09 February 2013 - 08:29 AM.


#8 ~Warrioress~

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

We have a 5 bedroom house at the moment.

My 3 daughters and my son all have their own rooms, but we are expecting number 5 now, so we will eventually have 2 that will share.

#9 bizikids

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

We have a 6 bedroom house with 7 children plus DP and I.

15 yo DD - Own room
14 & 12 yo DS's Share a very large room
8 yo DD - Own room
3 yo DD - Own room
5 yo & 13 mnth Old DS's - Share

Edited by bizikids, 10 February 2013 - 06:56 PM.


#10 Always amazed!

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

3 bedroom small house
DH and I share:)
then ds1 5,ds2 4,dd1 2,dd2 2 all share with 2 sets of bunks.

TUse to be ds1 and 2 together then dd1 and 2 together but they always ended up in the same room..

Will change it back when they get sick of it.. unless we go for another bub

#11 mama123

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

We have a four bedroom home with 3 children, soon to be 4.
We only use two bedrooms for the children's bedrooms. One boy room and one girl room. If we have more children, it will still remain that way.

#12 unicorn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

We have two bedrooms, 1 sleep out and a caravan that has been gutted and turned into a bedroom, complete with Xbox and stereo. The sleeping arrangements have changed now that the eldest two have moved out so now
DH and I in one room. DD7 has the other bedroom.
DS14 is in the sleep out. DSS 15 and DSS14 are in the van when they stay. Prior to the older boys moving it they shared the van, they are 18 and 17.
DSS15 was in with DS14 and DSS14 shared with DD7, he has downs and it has only been recently that we have felt he could handle not sleeping in the room next to us.
Confused yet? I am lol.
It's only a small house. Fortunately for everyone we all seem to get along.

#13 kabailz13

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

We are currently in a large 4 bedroom house with 5 kids.

DD1 11yrs has her own room which is the smallest
DS1 7yrs & DD2 4yrs share on bunk beds (DS on top, DD on bottom)
DS2 2yrs & DD3 2yrs share the biggest room in their cots still

Even when we only had the eldest 2 kids, they chose to share a room original.gif

I think that within the next year, DS1 & DS2 will share and DD2 & DD3 will share. DD1 will remain in her own room.

In the VERY unlikely event that we have another child, it would be a wait and see thing for where to place it original.gif

Edited by kabailz13, 12 February 2013 - 12:53 AM.


#14 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:06 AM

our plan is DS1 and DD1 in our master bedroom, we move into the gamesroom upstairs, then theres 1x1person room, (fits a bed, dresser and desk) and a cramped 1x2person bed room (literally can fit two beds and a wardrobe)
If we end up with more than 5 kids we will partician  off part of the games room for another bed room

#15 SummerStar

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Ours are by age at the moment. Eldest is on his own, second son is sharing with my third child (daughter) and the youngest is alone.
The girls will eventually share (if we are still in this place) but the youngest is 18 months old and often cries out in her sleep still (doesn't wake, just makes alot of noise which comes through the monitor) with my other daughter 8 years older and at school, I didn't want her to be woken constantly through the night at the moment.
We are about to move though and they will all have their own rooms.

Edited by SummerStar, 20 February 2013 - 03:12 PM.


#16 B.M.C.M.I.E

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

3 bedroom here.

DD1 & DD2 share the master bedroom.
DD3 has the smallest room.

#4 will share with us until s/he is in a cot & will go in with DD3.

It'll be squishy but they only really sleep in their rooms anyway.

#17 TurtleTamer

Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

5 kids in a 3 bedroom here (jealous of all those with huge houses!)
All boys.
6, 5 and 3 year olds share.
2 year old and 7 month old share.

#18 mitty82

Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

we have a 12 yr old daughter, a nearly 7 yr old boy and a 4 yr old boy.

My boys share as we only have a 3 bedroom.



Could you possibly look at getting your boys to share-the three of them and making the other bedroom a playroom for them considering the girls get their own room.

#19 5monkeys

Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

My DD 11 has own room (the study but it does have a door), DD 9 and DD 4 share, DS 7 and DS 6 share.  The two oldest girls nearly kill each other if they have to share so I've worked out that the oldest one needs her space and everyone else is actually really happy to share.  If someone is on a sleepover then usually the child left behind ends up in my bed because they don't like being in a room by themselves.

#20 BeleCM

Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

We bought this house when I was pregnant with #4 so we went for a house where everyone could have their own rooms as we previously lived in a two bedroom house, DD and DS shared and our younger DD in slept in our room. We bought a 4 bedroom plus study, all of the bedrooms are quite small, but it gave everyone a bit of space which we were really needing at the time, then #5 came along and our eldest decided to offer up her bedroom for him and she moved into the attic, which everyone is jealous of because it gave her a whole lot of space.

So we have

DH and me sharing one room
DD18 and her partner who lives with us in the attic
DS16, DD13 and DS5 in their own bedrooms
DD11 in the study

Slightly unconventional with the whole attic living, and the study didn't come with a door so DH made one that looks a bit odd and ill-fitting, but it works.

#21 crazyforkids

Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

we are currently in a 4 bedroom and study house. i have 5 kids. current sleeping arrangements for my kids are ds10 in his own room, dd7 and dd1 in another room and dd6 and ds 4 in the other room. we are looking at moving and when we do the 2 boys will be in one room and the 3 girls in the other.my kids have shared right from the day they were born.

#22 gemgirl

Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

We currently have newborn in with us
DD 3yrs and DD 1 yr sharing
DS 5 in his own room

Edited by gemgirl, 14 April 2013 - 11:58 AM.


#23 Charmzy

Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

3 bedroom house.
1 yr old in with us
3/6/7 yr old girls share master bedroom (2 sets of bunks, when 1 yr old turns 2 she will move in there too)
10 and 11 yr old boys share the third room




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