So I'm just curious, who out there, in toddler land, can actually make a family bedroom work? We moved away from the family bed shortly after Eloise came. I just got no sleep sandwiched between a toddler and an infant so now Iris sleeps in her own bed a mere two feet away from my bed. It was a fantastic solution at first, but has quickly worn out of it's novelty. When Eloise was tiny not a whole lot could wake her, not even a loud toddler (and that's saying alot!). These days every little thing Iris does wakes her right up. It's infuriating. Yes, I realize that is a strong word, but when you've had as little sleep as I have, it's the only fitting one. Every Eloise waking wakes me up. Every Iris waking wakes Eloise AND I up. Iris seriously, seriously needs her own bedroom. Seriously. Anyone out there willing to take this toddler in for the night?
People who rave about the closeness of a family bedroom either A. have children who don't wake each other up, B. are lying, or C. are so sleep-deprived that they've become delusional.