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Granny in child room

Hello,

I was wondering if it is legal for the granny (child minding) and the young child can share the same large room.

I've heard that each child must have their own room by Swiss law.

Can someone shine the light please?

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Hello,

I was wondering if it is legal for the granny (child minding) and the young child can share the same large room.

I've heard that each child must have their own room by Swiss law.
Try enforcing that with any mother and wakeful, new baby.
IKea seem to do pretty well with selling bunk beds here, so I doubt there is any law against having two people in the one room.

I think what you may have heard is the recommended number of square metres per person - I understand that tends to get enforced by some landlords who don't want children in their buildings.
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Re: Granny in child room

Just thinking: It's okay for Mum and Dad to share not only a room, but the same bed. That would make it a bit mean to try to enforce isolation of all children into single rooms, wouldn't it?
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Just thinking: It's okay for Mum and Dad to share not only a room, but the same bed. That would make it a bit mean to try to enforce isolation of all children into single rooms, wouldn't it?
Maybe not. That would explain why they sell so many twin size mattresses.

Seriously, this is the first country I had ever visited that had 2 twin mattresses in a "Double" room. I was all WTF
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Maybe not. That would explain why they sell so many twin size mattresses.

Seriously, this is the first country I had ever visited that had 2 twin mattresses in a "Double" room. I was all WTF
Seriously you havent travelled much then!
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Re: Granny in child room

I would believe a child minder would prefer her intimacy and some peaceful place she can rest.
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Maybe not. That would explain why they sell so many twin size mattresses.

Seriously, this is the first country I had ever visited that had 2 twin mattresses in a "Double" room. I was all WTF
We have two single mattresses and two single duvets on a double bed and I sleep much better for it!
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Hello,

I was wondering if it is legal for the granny (child minding) and the young child can share the same large room.

I've heard that each child must have their own room by Swiss law.

Can someone shine the light please?

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Maybe the Granny could share your room ?
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Re: Granny in child room

As a mum, I wouldn't want my child to share his bedroom with a granny childminder or anyone else than another child. I don't think it's right, even if she is a childminder, she is still a stranger isn't she? and I wouldn't feel comfortable with that at all and I don't think it's right and for your child and for her. If I was her, I would refuse. As Nil said, she needs her privacy. Have you thought about if she snores or farts during the night or speaks in her sleep?? No no no, please think again and find another solution.
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As a mum, I wouldn't want my child to share his bedroom with a granny childminder or anyone else than another child. I don't think it's right, even if she is a childminder, she is still a stranger isn't she? and I wouldn't feel comfortable with that at all and I don't think it's right and for your child and for her. If I was her, I would refuse. As Nil said, she needs her privacy. Have you thought about if she snores or farts during the night or speaks in her sleep?? No no no, please think again and find another solution.
I shared my room with my grandaughter until her snoring, farting, talking in her sleep, and MY need for privacy forced a move to a larger apartment. (The farting was the worst!)

It may work for a short time. But everyone needs their own space and clean air!

There`s no law against it. It`s just not comfortable.
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I've heard that each child must have their own room by Swiss law.
I don't know about the Swiss law but in England the problem only arises after one child hits ten if two different gender children are sharing the room. This makes sense as far as I can see. In that case it may not be OK for an adult to sleep in the same room.
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Seriously you havent travelled much then!
Well, when I first came to Switzerland I was 23 and had done most of my traveling in the US. I did afterall say it was the FIRST country I had visited that did this -- not the last.
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Re: Granny in child room

I shared a room with my grandmother a few times on holiday as a child. She snores very loudly. It was not the best.
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Re: Granny in child room

Thank you all for your help. It puts my mind at ease.
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Re: Granny in child room

Funnily enough there are strict laws about how much space we must give our parrot, but I have never seen such clear cut rules as to how much space our kids need....
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I shared my room with my grandaughter until her snoring, farting, talking in her sleep, and MY need for privacy forced a move to a larger apartment. (The farting was the worst!)

It may work for a short time. But everyone needs their own space and clean air!

There`s no law against it. It`s just not comfortable.
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Funnily enough there are strict laws about how much space we must give our parrot, but I have never seen such clear cut rules as to how much space our kids need....
Does your parrot snore,fart,talk in his sleep uhhhh never mind
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Does your parrot snore,fart,talk in his sleep uhhhh never mind
She's told me she's taking the 5th.....
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Does your parrot snore,fart,talk in his sleep uhhhh never mind
Actually, all of the above. I had my parrot sleeping in the bedroom while we were moving - huge racked of feather ruffling and mutterings of "good bird" all night.
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I don't know about the Swiss law but in England the problem only arises after one child hits ten if two different gender children are sharing the room. This makes sense as far as I can see. In that case it may not be OK for an adult to sleep in the same room.
I can't see why this would be a problem unless you start assuming child abuse is some sort of innate human behaviour..
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I can't see why this would be a problem unless you start assuming child abuse is some sort of innate human behaviour..
As far as I know it has nothing to do with abuse. It has more to do with personal space and privacy. I'm also not 100% sure whether it is the law or just guidelines.
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