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I am trying to figure out how to work out a co-sleeping arrangement. In November we're having twins which I'm thrilled about, but we only have a queen size bed and we also have three cats who have been sleeping with us and I doubt they will take well to being moved. Actually, I know they won't. We've tried before to put them out of the room and the three of them will sit outside of the door and scratch and yowl until we let them back in. If they can't be with us there will be no sleep. So what's the best way to handle co-sleeping? Is it possible?<br><br>
We can't afford a bigger bed right now, so that's not an option. I want to keep the babies together for awhile, for comfort but the co-sleepers I've seen won't handle two babies for very long. What are our options? I'd love anybody with a similar experience to offer advice (if such a family exists!). Thanks!
 

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one of the mamas on the parenting multiples forum made a cosleeper out a twin bed... she has posted pics in the past but I can't find the thread... You can also sidecar a crib. The cosleeper wasn't terribly useful to us. We now just cosleep with the twins and our dog in a queen bed. Very "cozy" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> We recently put up guard rails since the boys are rolling so now we call it the family crib. Anyway, try crossposting to the parenting multiples and I bet you'll get more responses.
 

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Our cats were happy to sleep elsewhere when we brought our ds into the room. Something about him turned them off (the sudden ear-splitting shrieking perhaps?). We did the best we could to ease the transition, but they stayed away from our bed for a while.<br><br>
In fact, once I saw how tiny he was in comparison to them, I really felt I wanted to limit their unsupervised access to him. No specific worries; just a gut feeling. Once he was about 3 mos, I felt a bit more secure about it.<br><br>
Now he's 2, and there's one cat that only comes out of hiding when he's asleep! I don't think he even knows her name. She's curled up on my lap right now, but as soon as he wakes, she'll disappear in a flash. We have 4 cats, BTW.<br><br>
I can't help you with ideas for twins (CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS!), but you can be assured the cats will find a way to get their rest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yup. We have four cats, with unlimited access to any room, any bed... each time we brought a baby home, they stopped wanting to sleep with us until the baby got a little older. Then they began sleeping with the toddlers when they had their own room... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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