Putting multiple kids to bed? Try the family bed!

What is the family bed? Well it's pretty simple and sounds like what it is. We had a king size bed so it was pretty easy to fit us, the baby and an older kid in with us. Sometimes the older child is moved to their own bed before settling down and sometimes not. This worked for me because I could keep the room quiet, calm and everyone felt comfortable and safe. It's not something that works for every family, but you can try it if you find it hard to get everyone to sleep!

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    05/05/14
    Sounds very cozy, and similar to what we do now, although we only have a baby and a cat. Everyone going to bed at the same time could be key, even if you aren't sharing a bed.
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      05/05/14
      8Theresa Gould
      For years this is how we did it or we'd put the girls to bed in their room and the boys to bed in their room at slightly different times.
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        05/06/14
        We had a family bed for the longest time and honestly i miss it now. It is fun when my hubby goes out of town and the children come in my bed with me and snuggle! Although my oldest will usually sleep in the room but not on the bed.

        We had them all in the bed until they were about 3 or 4 ...
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          05/06/14
          Oh and yes we all went to sleep together! ... our bedtime is early because I have to get up in the early AM to work ... but it worked out great for us!
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