Living in New York City, space is tight. When I found out I was pregnant with Avery, one of our first thoughts was if we were going to have enough room in our apartment for another baby. To my surprise many people in NYC will live in one bedroom apartments with two kids, so having two bedrooms is sort of a luxury to NYC standards.
We decided that there was enough room in Harlan’s bedroom for both of the girls. Thankfully Harlan was excited and loved the idea that she was going to get to share a room with her baby sister. It’s now been nearly a year since they’ve both been in the same room together and a lot has been learned along the way. There is no rule book on the perfect way to transition siblings into a shared room, but there are definitely things that worked for us and things that didn’t work for us.
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- Avery’s First Birthday Party
- Things to do in New York City With Kids, Big and Small
- 12 Months of Avery’s Photo Shoots
- A Look into Royal Caribbean’s Barbie Premium Experience
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