Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I didn't know about the AMBY when I had my twins, but I'm definitely planning to get one for our next baby. I've read such great things. My guys never napped well when they weren't in a sling, so I think that the Amby would have worked really well for them.
I think almost every mama worries before having a baby that she won't be a light enough sleeper to cosleep in the bed with her baby. I know I did, anyway. We ended up using moses baskets on top of our bed for a couple of days until I realized that I wasn't worried about rolling over on the babes and spooned them instead. So, I just wanted to say that that is a totally normal fear and that it will most likely go away very soon after your babies arrive.
If I were you, I would get ONE amby bed now, and then wait and see how it works for you and your babies before investing in a second one. They are expensive and non-returnable. You won't be getting much sleep in the first couple weeks regardless, so it won't be horrible to have to wait for a second AMBY to arrive if you decide that you do want two. And, if your babies are small, they may be able to share one AMBY in the beginning. Some twins are really comforted by being right next to each other. . . mine couldn't seem to care less, but my BF's newborn identical twins are instantly soothed by each other's presence. But since you have no idea what kind of babies you'll have--maybe you'll luck out and get the totally mellow and easily soothed, good-sleeping kind--I'd wait to buy a second AMBY until you're sure it would help.
Also, just thought I'd mention that Ebay is a great place to get gently, barely used AMBY beds. . . since they aren't returnable, I often see them posted on ebay after getting very little, if any, use.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.