Ideas for better sleep in a shared children’s bedroom
Sharing a bedroom is usually easier if you give both children room for privacy and expressing their individual personalities. This way they get enough me-space to learn to appreciate the advantages of sharing: the connection and sense of security in each other’s company.
Divide and darken the sleeping area
Blinds shut out daylight making it much easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Adding a divider between the beds gives both children privacy that allows them to wake up and fall asleep at different times, without disturbing each other.
Motion sensor night light
Nights tend to get calmer with a night light helping the kids feel more secure. But no need to leave it on. With a wireless motion sensor connected to the lamp the light comes on automatically when the children start moving about.
A rug for sneaking silently
Rolling out a soft rug on the floor makes it easier to sneak off to the bathroom in the middle of the night, without waking your brother or sister. It also dampens the acoustics of the room so that daytime playtime doesn’t get too noisy.