Just curious what others are doing my boys sleep in the same crib .
Did/Do your twins share a crib? and if so so for how long did they or how long are you planning...
We never had our boys share a crib. We co-slept the first 8 or so months, then transitioned them into their own cribs. Now they are 2 and have just moved (in the past 6 weeks) to their own twin beds. They are doing awesome! I notice that sometimes at nap they'll switch each other's pillows or stuffed animals but they never switch beds.
We have always encouraged independence and individuality with our boys. After they were about 6 months old we never dressed them in matching outfits. They are fraternal twins and are so unalike in both appearance and personalities that it is easy for strangers to mistake them as just being siblings close in age.
I just adore the uniqueness and independence of them both!
We co-slept and still co-sleep some. But they have always slept together from day 1. And they are sharing now at almost 4 yr old.
In the early days we'd have to deal with the awake one poking the sleeping one in the eyes. As they got older, one would drape an arm or leg over the other. Or they spoon. And even now they snuggle. Many nights though they're in our bed where they feel safest.
Mine shared a crib from day 1 and when they were about 10 months old they got too big to share, so we borrowed a crib from a neighbor and put them next to each other. Many nights I would go in and check on them and they were holding hands through the bars. When they were around 2 we moved them into their big boy beds just before I gave birth (we needed the crib for her) but because of the size of the beds and the shape of the room they can't be next to each other. There are times when they will snuggle together, but they don't sleep together anymore. I think they like their own space when sleeping. Both of them are restless sleepers which is one of the reasons why we don't co-sleep.
Our twins are just shy of 4 months and have shared a bassinet, and now a crib since day 1. We swaddle them at nights so they can't swat each other, and they've been sleeping through the night since 3 months. During the day, they nap seperately, and never in their crib, always out with the other kids where it's bright and noisy. I think we will probably get another crib when they don't like being swaddled anymore. Whatever keeps them sleeping all night! I finally feel like a mom instead of a machine!
@smurfette I dont dress mine alike either , i have one pic of them in the same outfit and thats because a family friend bought them and i didnt wan tto hurt her feelings .
LOL. I have outfits like those. I remember I used to ask people if they use the baby clothes I bought them and they'd just shrug and I'd be all offended.
Now, when people say, "Oh, they look cute - I bought them that outfit," I'm like great... who cares? LOL.
All three slept together for about 2 years. Then one didn't like to snuggle (still doesn't) so she moved to her own and the other two stayed together in the crib and then a queen mattress until they asked for their own beds 6 months ago. (They are 5 now.) Every so often those two still snuggle in one bed together.
Mine are 17months and still share a crib. We used a travel sized pack-n-play as a bassinet until they outgrew it. They slept in it the short way (they were so tiny) for a couple of months and then the long way for a few more months but I'd say they've been in the crib since together since they were 6mo. They start out head to foot but they both flop around and all over eachother all night long. They very seldom bother the other one though.