OK, so as I'm sure most of you have experienced/are experiencing/will experience, we spent most of the twins first year dealing with sleep: co-sleeping, exclusively breast-feeding, try to get on a similar schedule, night-wakings, only napping for 20 minutes at a time, etc. By 15-18 mos. we had it pretty well resolved. The twins, now 25 mo., go to bed great (in their shared bedroom), never wake each other up, almost never wake up at night, nap consistently everyday for about 1 1/2 hr., etc.
Somehow, and I can't even remember how or why it ended up like this, we separated them for nap time. DS sleeps in his crib in their room and DD sleeps in a pac-n-play in our bedroom. This has worked out fine. They are ready for their nap each day, go in w/o hesitation and go down fine. If they're not super sleepy I'll hear them talking to themselves or playing in the cribs for a while before they fall asleep.
Ok, so now why I'm writing: DD just climbed out of her pac-n-play, walked into the living room and said "I wanna play". This has never happened before. Luckily, I took her back in and asked her if she wanted to sleep in mama's bed today and she did! She actually fell right asleep in there. I think this was more bc she was actually very tired, I can't see this working out every day. I think with the freedom to get out of the bed, she would.
So, my question is: should I try to have them nap together in their bedroom (each in their crib) or is it too late to make this change? As I said, they do it fine at night, but I suspect that at naptime they might just keep each other up.
The other thing driving this is that we are expecting a new baby in Feb. and I think it will be a little hectic trying to have three separate napping areas going on! Also, the baby will be sleeping in our bedroom for quite some time so DD will have to relocate to another room for her nap anyway (we can't fit our bed, the co-sleeper, & a pac-n-play in there). So I'm thinking maybe now's a good time to try to get the twins napping in one room together?
Sorry this is such a ramble. Any experiences with this type of situation would be great. I'm really not ready for them to give up their naps and I really would love to have them sleeping during the day for at least a little bit when the baby comes.
SAHM to my surprise twins M&W (7/06) and my darling W (1/09) Expecting another little bean this summer