Can twins share a crib?

Bautista - posted on 05/20/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am 26 weeks pregnant with two girls and I am curious about buying one crib or two? Any suggestions or advice?

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Laurie - posted on 06/18/2012

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We had separate cribs from the beginning but in the same room. They can share the same crib but will eventually need their own.

User - posted on 06/18/2012

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my twins (girl/ boy) are 6 weeks old. Till now, we have not been able to put them asleep in one crib. The girl wakes up every 3 to 4 hours while the boy wakes up every 1 hour. In order not disturb my little girl's sleep, we had to seperate them. It all depends on their sleep pattern, and trust me you do not want them both awake at the same time all the time unless you've got someone to help you out!!!!!!!!!

Joanne - posted on 06/12/2012

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Our girls shared till about 5 months - when one started pulling the other's dummy out to wake her. So we split them for a while and then when they went into beds they slept top to toe on a single bed for about a year and then shared a double bed till a few weeks back when we rearranged their room and they now each have their own bed at 4.5yrs!

Belle - posted on 06/09/2012

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my twins was premature so they was kind of SMALL , they are only 7 months now and they still share cribs but it has a divider included , it's kind of cute when i take the divider off because they like to cuddle each other , but i will soon put them in separate cribs .

Tori - posted on 06/09/2012

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When my twins were born my son was very sick and in the NICU for 6 weeks, his sister was fine. My hubby and I took turns in the hospital with Chase and in the house with Tera. Tera was the fussiest baby I have ever had. From day one she cried and fussed all the time. She could not be consoled. After brother got big enough to come home I put him in the co sleeper with her. She reached for him, and stopped crying immediately. She turned out to be the most pleasant baby I have had. I did wind up separating them when they were about 7 months old, he was a little restless at night and she was sleeping through the night. It took a couple of weeks for either of them to sleep without the other. At 4 years old they still share a room, though we are working on converting the dining room to a bedroom for her, so we're looking at separate bedrooms within the next 6 months or so.

Karen - posted on 05/22/2012

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Mine shared until they were about 4-5 months. Then one kept spinning herself around and kicking the other in the head! Then we separated them!

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2012

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Mine shared a crib until they were about 5 months old! They share a womb so of course they can share a crib :) Good luck!!!!

Kelly - posted on 05/21/2012

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My twins shared until they were about 5 months, I seperated because one is a very restless sleeper and was waking her sister up. In the beginning they did sleep so much better with eachother. I would put them to bed with apx. a foot between them (which was possible in the beginning because they were so tiny) and they would manage to scootch up next to eachother.

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Hello,
I am also 26 weeks pregnant with twins... fraternal boys. I have 2 girls (7.4) as well, so getting ready for things to get quite busy! I hope you are feeling well. So, I don't have any first hand advice yet, but we do plan on using one crib until about 4 months, as the post says below. I've heard that's when they start needing their own space. I have also heard people put a divider in the middle in the crib so the babies have some of their own wiggle room.

Teri - posted on 05/21/2012

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Mine shared a crib until they were about 4.5 mos (2.5 mos adjusted). I moved them to separate cribs because one of them was moving around too much. good luck!

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