Good Questions: Best Room to Share with a Baby?

Good Questions: Best Room to Share with a Baby?

Janel Laban
Nov 4, 2008

My husband and I are thinking of buying a condo soon and have been going to a lot of open houses lately. We'd prefer to live within walking distance to amenities and public transportation, but that of course means we can afford less space. We're hoping our family will have grown to three in the next couple of years, and I also need a studio space, since I work from home.

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We're perfectly comfortable thinking creatively about how to make it all fit, but I was wondering what people with real live babies think the best combination is. Would it be best to share our bedroom with the baby, or is it possible to successfully share an office? I'm worried about committing to share my workspace and then finding that I can't turn on the radio or print out a document without waking the baby. Are white noise machines really helpful in these shared space situations?

Which room combinations have been the most successful for other people?

Great question, Miranda and good luck on the house hunt!

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