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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So here's a highly debatable topic... Did any of you have your twins share a crib and for how long?
post #2 of 9

Ours shared a pack n play for a few weeks as a co-sleeper, then shared a crib for a few weeks after that.  My girls weren't picky - they shared a room very close to ours.  We were close but seemed to be happy either in the same bed on occasion or separate, more often.

 

So, sharing a crib is definitely an option, just see how it works for you.  If need be, my girls could have stayed together much longer.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I thought about getting a twin pack n play but my house is so small.... No more than 10 steps from my bed to crib in their room. It's small and I will eventually have two cribs but at first they should be fine? No rolling into eachother
post #4 of 9

Ours shared a crib sidecarred to our bed or a pack n play while traveling for the first six months, then they moved to a futon on the floor together.

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Our twin girls shared a crib in our room till they were about 5.5 months old. By that point they were rolling on each other often, waking each other up at night, and keeping each other awake when it was bedtime. So we switched them to separate cribs, but still in our room. We plan to move them into their brother's room (so all three together) sometime in the next few months. They're 10 months old now.

 

Keeping them together when small helped us save space and worked really well till they started to become more active and vocal. They do wake each other up still, even in separate beds, since one will cry or yell when she wakes. Sometimes the other sleeps through the noise, sometimes not. They definitely don't nap as well as their brother did at this age. But they also entertain each other when they wake up happy--often I hear them babbling to each other and laughing together before I go in to get them.

post #6 of 9
Mine have been in ther own cribs (in their own room) since 6weeks BUT they napped downstairs in a playard during the days until 12weeks. Then it got too cold downstairs and we moved them up to their cribs to nap. Until 6weeks we rotated who shared a crib together. Not for lack of cribs but because they seemed to sleep better. All three were together for about one week.
post #7 of 9

Our twins shared a crib for naptime until it became a detriment to naps. Maybe 4 months? Then they moved into two cribs at naps time. At night they share a cosleeper/sidecarred crib next to our bed or sleep in our bed. They are six months old and this has stopped working for us, so I don't know what's next at nighttime. 

post #8 of 9

My girls were in a co-sleeper until they were about 2 1/2 months old, and then they started disturbing one another.  Then we had one in the co, and one in a crib, each on one side of our bed.  When they were about 6 months old, one of our daughters was sleeping great through the night and the other didn't.  So we moved the good sleeper to the "babies' room" and our other daughter stayed in a crib next to our bed.  Eventually my husband and I moved ourselves to the guest room, and now, at almost 17 months they are each in their own room.  But, sooner than later we are going to buy a house (we are in a rental condo) and I doubt we will have 3 bedrooms.  So I'm going to have to get them used to sleeping in the same room.  Kind of dreading it, as sometimes our daughter with the hard time sleeping still has restless nights.  I guess we'll just have to roll with it.  I definitely would have kept them together as long as possible, but this just all ended up working the best for all 4 of us.

post #9 of 9
A lot of folks are saying that twins disturb one another in the night, which is discouraging because we were hoping to co-bed our twins as a nice transition away from co-sleeping and towards being in their own room. We currently sleep Dad-Baby-Mom-Baby in a queen & it is getting really snug at 3months. I was thinking if buying a twin & setting it next to the queen on the floor & eventually having both on the twins together on their own in the twin. Any thoughts on this plan? Should we just buy another full instead?
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