When Sophia outgrew the bassinet in our room, we knew it was time for our baby girl to transition to the crib. I was nervous because she was going into a room with rowdy 4-year-old twin boys.
We made the transition easier by turning on a sound machine when we put Sophia to bed — soothing her and muffling any noise. We also put the boys to bed a little later, so she would be asleep when they were being tucked into their bunk beds.
Sophia has learned to be a good sleeper, and we’ve come to realize she doesn’t need complete quiet to fall asleep. There are still nights when the kids get rowdy — giggling and laughing — but most evenings are peaceful. The experience of sharing a room is one I hope my children will treasure.
This article appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of
Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Danielle Ayers Jones.
Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.