Hi, I have ID girls aged 9 months. They slept in a moses basket each for the first 5 months in our room and then moved to a double cot, which they seem to love as they can see each other without disturbing each other.
The moses baskets were great as they could sleep downstairs in the day in them and carried up at night. We put them straight upstairs for day time naps in their cot now, although that means many trips up and down stairs.
Could do with the exercise though! Collette x
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I have three week old identical girls and have bought a double cot they sleep in there lovely, I didn’t bother with moses baskets.
My twins started off sharing a cot bed in our room, side by side (feet to foot) to begin with.This worked well for a few weeks, until one twin became very wriggly in his sleep and would disturb the other, so I put a divider in the cot (safababy sleeper) and they both slept at opposite ends, and then eventually went into their own cots (which we put side by side in their own room) Hope this helps
My twins slept in a cot together as new born but around 12 weeks they were waking each other up with wiggling and crying for feeds. I put them in seperate cots and from there they’ve both slept through the night.
It made me feel bad sepersting them but turned out it was for the best. Do what works for you, it’s all trial and error in this game x
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My ID girls are 9.5 months but small (were 8 weeks prem). We just have 2 cotbeds. For the first 7 months we had one downstairs and one upstairs. They started out sharing lying side by side with feet to foot, then side by side with feet to the side of the cot, then end to end with feet to foot.
I had read up on it before hand and most websites seemed to say it was ok to co-sleep them if the cot was big enough. I never used my cot divider because they weren’t wrigglers! From 7.5 months they have slept in separate cots (sniff) side by side, which made me very sad .
I thought they would sleep together for longer but one would wake up and then hit the other until they woke too!!
HelloCongratulations on your twin pregnancy. TAMBA is a great resource for all things twins with helpful tips and advice from fellow twin mummies and professionals.Karen
My boys shared a crib for the first three months. One at each end. Then they moved to moses baskets. They could have probably still fit in the crib together, but one got really squirmy in the night and kept rolling to the other end.
My twins started off side by side in a moses basket then the same in a cot. After a few months they were feet to feet in the cot. It was sad splitting them up into a cot each at about 6 months but they wereopposite each other.
I used to love going into their bedroom in the mornings to find two happy smiling babies! they are 16 now and bed time is much harder!!
I dont have twins but I am sure I read somewhere that its ok to have them share a cot on the very early weeks while they are unable to move aorund. I think a cot divider would be safest. But I know of a website The Multiple Births Foundation – A vital resource to professionals and families alike, it aims to improve the care and support of multiple birth and twins families through the education of all relevant professionals.
gives loads of info apparently on twins etc. Also www.parentscentre.gov.uk my help. Conrats and good luck. xxx
My girls are 10 1/2 months old and have shared a cotbed since the day we left hospital. They started off sleeping next to each other sideways on and for a while kept moving them a bit further apart when they hit each other.
We did get 2 moses baskets via freecycle but they hated them. I would only recommend getting two if you can get them for free as you will use them for such a short amount of time. At one stage I worried that we would have to split them up, bought a cot divider on ebay and have now resold it on the basis that we never used it and they could now just crawl over the top of it.
We try and put them to sleep top to tail now but if Katy wakes up in the night, she crawls up to snuggle next to Beth.
Hello, I have 10 month old B/G twins. The first 3 months or so, they were in moses baskets, and since then have shared a cot-bed. We are in a one bed flat and don’t have space for 2 cot beds, but are hoping to move soon.
In the mean time, my mum has offered us a loan of a travel cot. Usually the sharing is fine, although sometimes when baby-girl is in a temper, she crawls over to her brother and wakes him up.
I have 10 month old twin boys and they have shared a cotbed since 15 weeks before that they had a moses basket each. I used a cot divider for a week
HiIm currently 22 weeks pregnant with ID twins. Im wondering what others did in terms of sleeping arrangements when their twins were newborn. Did you have 2 moses baskets??Our bedroom has limited space and with my L/O we used moses basket and then cot in our room.
I was planning on putting them both in the same cot, side by side at first and then one at either end (either head to head) or using the cot divider I have and putting them feet down towards the divider.
.Hints and tips please!!!!
I have 4yr old unidentical twin boys. When i had the boys i had them both in sperate cribs when they were in the room with me then when we moved house an they got there own room they were fine in there own room and own cotbeds.
But recently i have found that my boys seem to sleep better when there beds are next to eachother ( like a double bed) as the boys say are bed is like mummys bed. When the boys were NB i asked the midwife weather it was best them sleeping together or separte they recomend seporate but close by each other.
if unsure i recomend asking midwife. even tho i am a nursery nurse i still asked the midwife if i was unsure