I’m going to put them in one cot together in our room and see how they do. I’ve read loads of studies that say they benefit from staying together – but all babies are different (look at all the previous posts!) so am going to keep a very open mind!!
Cautiously optimistic! Expecting our twin GIRL RAINBOWS around 2/9/12
Non-bio mom of twin girls due December 4, 2010, partner to Jessica (bio-mom).
DH (dear husband) and I are planning on the twins sleeping in our room initially. Any suggestions on what to have them sleep in? Share a crib? Bassinets? Use bassinets that r part of a twin pack ‘n play? Other suggestions?Also, anyone have the twin pack n play by graco? Do u like it?
I used a cosleeper. Although I had a c-section and it was almost impossible for me to get in and out of bed, so DH (dear husband) and I switched sides of the bed. I bought the full sized co-sleeper and they both fit in it for quite awhile. We also put them both in the pack n play in the family room when we had help overnight.
mom to Brian 3/07, Kevin & Patrick 4/09, angels Elisabeth ^11/12^ and Kacey ^1/14^ and our rainbow Finn 12/30/14
I would suggest 2 pack n plays if they fit in your room. The pack n plays are so handy to have wehn you do future travel and even if you need to separate them in different rooms or soemthing eventually. Bassinetes are adorable, but get outgrown really quick. You could put them in one pack n play bassinet at first (I did that before they had teh twin ones when I visited friends so I didn’t have ot haul 2 pack n plays).
Mom to 2 sets of identical twin girls plus a ‘spare’ (baby girl #5 that is!) Wife to a Geek!
We had them in our room in separate bassinets for the first 3 months – they did not do well sleeping together at all. A friend of ours who had twins gave us her twin pnp but when in the twin bassinet part, the babies always rolled into the center of it.
We put them sideways until they outgrew it, then moved up to 2 pnps.
I bought my twin pack and play on craigslist for $75 doallars from another twin mom. They are really expensive so check in to a gently used one and save the $$$$ for diapers!
I have the twin pack and play and love it! We keep it in the living room so that is where they spend most of the day when they are not eating or playing. They initially stayed in one of the pack and play bassinets together, but now at four weeks they seem to like being in their own. I stayed a couple nights with them in the living room and they slept soundly in the pack and play. We have since decided to put them in their room sharing a crib. Their room is right across the hall from ours and we can hear everything. We also have a video monitor hooked up to the TV in our bedroom so we can watch them if we are worried. We swaddle them tightly and they sleep soundly for 3-4 hours in their crib.
At night, we have ours in the twin pnp – sharing one side. They’ll be 2 weeks tomorrow & have shared a bed since the hospital. During the day, they nap in the bottom of a regular pnp in the living room.
We’ll probably keep them together till they start waking each other.
I have a whole post on this on my blog. just search twin baby sleeping arrangements, Or google ‘twin baby sleeping arrangements’ my post will come up first.
At 3 months, they were sleeping all night, so we moved them to their room in separate cribs.
We really like the twin pnp – I’ve heard complaints of them rolling to the middle but haven’t experienced it yet. We received ours brand new so maybe that makes a difference? I know we kept ODS in the bassinet of the single pnp for too long & it bowed. Which is why we’re just using the bottom part during the day.
I am wondering the same, but we plan to keep them in the nursery. I just don’t know if they are supposed to sleep together or separate? Do you buy two cribs right from the beginning?
Rock n play sleepers worked wonders for us in the beginning. They each had their own & they slept in them until about 2 months and then we transitioned them to their seperate cribs….
We used two co-sleepers, one on each side of the bed, and really loved this arrangement.
They slept in a co-sleeper in our room the first 3.5 months. We had the original size co-sleeper so both fit. I had a c-section and couldn’t get in and out of bed with it next to me, so we had it at the foot of the bed since I wanted them in our room. They slept at night in our room and shared a crib for naps in their nursery. We bought two cribs right away, but didn’t set the 2nd one up until about 4 months.