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Just curious what others are doing my boys sleep in the same crib .


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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.

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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.

 

About 2 years old taking a nap


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At first they slept with me, but now they sleep in their own twin beds. We've just pushed the twin beds together to make basically a king size, so they can still snuggle if they want. We won't pull the beds apart until they ask for it. Right now they're very happy to have their own space but still be close.
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awe mamrabbit that pic is soo sweet,i hope my boys will still be close like that as they get older =). I wish i could co-sleep with mine but it's just not feasible in a full size bed =( especially since their 2 1/2 yr old brother slips into bed at night from his toddler bed.


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My twins are now 5 but shared a moses basket then a cot til about 6 months, they still share a room and  they now have both been sleeping in one single bed whenever i check on them before i go to bed

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Mine shared a crib until they were probably about 6 mos old or so. Really it was just because they were really tall & it just got uncomfortable for them. Then they slept in side by side cribs, then side by side toddler beds then side by side twin beds. When they were a little over 5, their sister moved into her little toddler bed sort of in between their twin beds & that's when the separation started. They all 3 shared a bedroom until she was about 4 when she decided she wanted her own. Their beds are no longer side by side but they're 16 years old & still share a bedroom. smile.gif
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2 months old over here. Sharing a crib but bassinets, baskets and playpens are all separate. And I have yet to dress them alike. I'm strange like that. love.gif

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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.


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Same room different cribs since about 2 weeks old. They HATE to sleep together.

 


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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!

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@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 .


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@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.

 

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They shared a crib until they were about 6 months.  Then they would wake each other up and be mad all the time.  Their cribs are next to each other, so they can happily stand and talk to each other and hand blankets and toys back and forth. 

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They shared up until they started getting mobile and kicking each other, around 8 months (5.5 adjusted). Then they had their own cribs and co-slept with us some of the time. Then we gave them our queen bed and bought a king, and they start in their bed and come to ours later.


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Mine are five months old. I had all these grand visions of cosleeping them which were dashed when Molly gave Matthew a bloody nose. :/ Generally, we cosleep at night with one on either side of me. For naps, they're on their own.

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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.


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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.


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what does that mean?


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There's a thread about it in Q and S. Personally, I find it really annoying that topics are being derailed with this.

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Our twins coslept with us.  They are almost a year now, and we are starting to get them to sleep outside our bed.  They do share a crib.  They sleep much better when they are together than apart.


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