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8 Tips for Peaceful Bedroom Sharing With Baby

A few months before a baby’s arrival, many expectant parents begin nesting — a stage that often involves setting up a separate nursery. But not every family dedicates an entire room for their baby. Increasingly, parents are sharing their bedrooms with their newborns and older babies.

Sometimes it’s for peace of mind. Placing the baby’s bassinet or crib in the same room as the parents for the first six months reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011. Other families live in compact dwellings without a spare bedroom for the new addition.

Whatever the reason, here are some tips to help growing families sleep soundly at night and live sanely during the day while sharing space. In addition, I recommend using a white-noise machine and having a solid bedtime routine.
8. Use curtains to hide clutter. Curtains mask shelf clutter here and bring visual order to a room with multiple functions.