To Bed Together, or Not?

Rachel - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have 6-month-old boy/girl twins and a two and 1/2 year old son with a unique situation. We have two bedrooms in our house so everyone will eventually have to share a room until we can redo the attic. My twin boy has been sharing a room with his brother for some months now, and my twin girl has been sleeping in a Pack N Play in the living room because she gets up like every two hours still. I now have to put everyone together and I'm wondering, should I put the twins in one crib or keep them apart? They ARE used to taking naps together but not at night. I'd like to know what has and has not worked for others!

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Patricia - posted on 10/30/2009

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my b/g twins slept together during naptime as infants but never @ nite. They do still sleep in the same room together and they are 5yo. Not sure when to separate them. Problem is I have 3 boys and 3 girls and the two girls are teen agers and all the boys are younger so she has noone to share with .

Aisha - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have boy/boy twins that are 9 months old. They shared a room and crib, but this week we put them in separate cribs in the same room. Kingston was always rolling on Kingsley in his sleep and I would have to continuously move him through the night. They are doing well in separate cribs. Sometimes through I have to go and get one when he wakes up.. put him back to sleep and then take him back to his room.

Karen - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have girl twins and they loved sleeping together, did finally seperate at about 3 years with no problem as one use to wake and play in the night. even now they will go in and sleep with each other if one wakes and they are nine.
most twins love being close to their other half

Good luck!

Carrie - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have boy/girl twins that are now 4. They slept together until they were 3. We only had 3 bedrooms (I have a 6yo boy also) and no room for a second crib. They started off together and I figured I would seperate them when it became necessary. That never happened. They slept very well together. When I moved them out of the crib, I just put both of them in the same twin bed. One head at each end. It worked great for us. They moved to their own beds and room after we were able to add on to our house. They actually had no problem seperating at that time. I think you should at least try sleeping them together in the same crib. If one of mine got up during the night, it didn't seem to bother the other one. Give it a try and GOOD LUCK!

Laura - posted on 09/30/2009

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My boy/girl twins are 4 1/2 months old and they sleep together. They wake up during the night when I separate them. I don't plan on separating them until I have to. Do your babies sleep well together during naps? If so, I would try letting them sleep together.

India - posted on 09/29/2009

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I have twin boys and this scenario sounds very familiar. The twins shared a crib up until 6 months at which time "fussybutt B" started crawling on top of "fussybutt A", it was really cute, but very disruptive when you put them to sleep. So "Fussybutt B' started sleeping in a Pack N' Play in the living room. I felt so bad that one got the "good" crib in the bedroom and the other ended up in the living room, he also was the one that woke up more often at that time. We ended up storing the crib and buying two pack n plays to put side by side in our bedroom. Hope this helps.

India

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Liz - posted on 09/29/2009

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For the time being it might be better to keep them apart at night since your daughter is waking up. For one thing it might allow your son to sleep better through it if he isn't right next to her, and another thing since all three of them will be in the same room, it's a big change, and some familiarity to the kids is important. It should allow them to adapt better with the change if their routine isn't changed because of it.

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