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post #21 of 27
Mine slept together until they were 9 months and began waking one another constantly at night. We separated them then and all was well.

They moved into toddler beds at 16 months and began sleeping together once again. They are now nearly six years and about 1-2 nights per week they crawl into bed with each other.
post #22 of 27
My girls are 3.5 and have always slept together. For the first 2 years they slept with us (with me in-between) and then we moved them to their own queen mattress on the floor. They love their bed, though they don't always stay in it Maddie will often come into our bed or onto a little crib mattress we have at the bottom of our bed. Katherine pretty much sleeps like a rock - hence no problems with one waking the other up. Also, I will add that between 1 and 2 (or so) I would often consider having them sleep separately, or at least put them down separately, because they would play with each other and keep each other up. Drove me insane. But, I never did actually separate them...because 1. I got a little bit more lax in the sense of, if they are going to play, let them, and I can get something else done. 2. We started getting a routine going that they really enjoyed and 3. When they cut out naps, Katherine began to fall asleep really fast .
So... in answer to your question, it totally depends on the munchkins, not just in general, but even as they go in and out of stages in development.
post #23 of 27
Mine slept together until I went in there and baby A was laying on Baby B's face, and then I started to get nervous....I guess around 6 months they got their own cribs.
post #24 of 27
Mine are 28 months old and we just (two nights ago) moved the two who were sleeping together to separate cribs. (One prefers to sleep with us and the other two liked to co-bed.) I'm not sure if it was just a space issue, though. We are getting their room ready for them and will use a queen mattress at first and then adjust as necessary.

All three slept together until 11 months.
post #25 of 27
As far as safety, the AAP recommends against co-bedding multiples because of suffocation risks. Of course how many people here listen to AAP recommendations? :P

My guys sleep in the same crib, but they are still swaddled to sleep. We'll see how they do when they grow out of the swaddle. I do have a question though: if you've had twins sleeping in the same crib, how? I have them parallel going the "wrong" way in the crib, the narrow way, but they are getting too long to sleep like that...I'd love to keep them together but I was thinking we need a second crib since they don't seem to fit too well anymore.
post #26 of 27
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As far as safety, the AAP recommends against co-bedding multiples because of suffocation risks. Of course how many people here listen to AAP recommendations? :P
Hmm. I'm starting to wonder if AAP has a point. Look!

(oh, and those sippies are just water, no teeth-rotting here! )
post #27 of 27
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I do have a question though: if you've had twins sleeping in the same crib, how? I have them parallel going the "wrong" way in the crib, the narrow way, but they are getting too long to sleep like that...I'd love to keep them together but I was thinking we need a second crib since they don't seem to fit too well anymore.
At first we did what you do, then we layed them in there at an angle. They liked to spoon. After B decided she wanted her own bed we started putting the other two with their heads at either end of the bed and their feet in the middle. Make sense?

I also considered (and sort of wished we had) getting two cribs, taking one of the sides off and connecting them together so that you had a big square bed.
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