Our 5.5 AS has been sleeping quite happily for the most part in his own room since March 2017. We now have a baby placed with us, and this is causing our son to be unsettled when going to bed and sometimes getting up in the night. His room is upstairs and ours is downstairs. The baby is in with us and will be for the foreseeable. We feel that we need to do something to help him feel not left out in terms of his bedroom but our options are limited. We could move him to a room downstairs but the room is very big and would invlove redecorating both rooms. Also when the baby is older he too will be moving upstairs.
I think if we can get him resettled that will help...... He cannot read his own books yet and he doesnt have a tv in his room. But I was thinking of how I can give him a little more control at bedtime in respect of when he settles for sleep. If he were older and/or could read, I would let him lie in bed for a while reading before lights out.
So Im asking for other ideas on that and also should we just let him move downstairs. I should have said that it is much easier to settle him when we are both at home and one can stay with the baby. But my OH often is working at night so I am usually having to do the bedtime and keep the baby close at the same time......