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.
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
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.
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….
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!
We used two co-sleepers, one on each side of the bed, and really loved this arrangement.
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?
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
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.
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?
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
Non-bio mom of twin girls due December 4, 2010, partner to Jessica (bio-mom).
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 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!!
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 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
Cautiously optimistic! Expecting our twin GIRL RAINBOWS around 2/9/12
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.
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).
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!!
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
Mom to 2 sets of identical twin girls plus a ‘spare’ (baby girl #5 that is!) Wife to a Geek!
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.
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!!
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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.
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At 3 months, they were sleeping all night, so we moved them to their room in separate cribs.
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
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
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.
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!!!!
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.