I have a 5 year old son and I am expecting a baby any day now! We live in an affordable two bedroom house and the boys will have to share a room. They will really be 6 years apart as my son's birthday is May 13.
Do your kids share a room? How is that for them?
Our plan is to leave the baby in our room until he will sleep through the night. My oldest son is in school, so during the day, I will have the baby nap in his crib so he will also be comfortable in that room as well. In our room, we have a bassinet that he will sleep in. Once the baby sleeps through the night, we will put him in the room with his older brother. My older son is very easy to put to bed. We literally say goodnight, and he goes to sleep. I'm more concerned with the younger one bothering his brother. We're thinking of a staggered sleep time, where the baby goes earlier and the older one goes a little later after the baby is already asleep. We'll have to see how the morning routine works once we get further into it.
Any advice? We're considering buying a larger house in about a year if all goes well.