Twins sleeping in same crib?
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Stacy - posted on 07/01/2010
My girls are 6 months old and have always slept together. They nap wherever they happen to fall asleep... car seat, reclining high chair, swing, bouncy seat, etc... but always sleep together at night. I think it's a boatload of crap saying its dangerous unless they are hurting eachother. And I also don't think it has anything to do with bonding. They will still bond together even if they sleep apart... they are twins!
These girls have been in a womb together and are used to another heart beating right next to eachother... basically they've been snuggling since conception and it works great for me. I have a crib in my bedroom and one in their bedroom. Whatever works. It does not cause sids
I am a firm believer of doing whatever is most comfortable in my heart when it comes to my children. Only a mother knows whats best for her children. I don't think my twins really care about being together or apart.... it's just much easier for me and my husband
Michelle - posted on 02/04/2010
I think you should follow your gut! I had my twin girls in the same crib until they were about 9-10 Months old. We used those "roll preventers" and put then head to head with their feet at opposite ends and they loved it! Even in 2 different cribs, they sleep with their heads close together! You have to do what you feel is right! I had my family/friends saying to put them in separate cribs from birth and I did what I felt was right and as the parent, that is all you can do! :) Good luck!
Danielle - posted on 09/13/2016
I think it all depends on. Each set of twins you as a parent will know when its time to separate due to safty concerns. My twin boys now 7years old were born 24 weeks premature so they spent the first 4 months apart in the NICU then when they came home at 4 months at 4 lbs i put them back together and they shared a crib till they were 10 months old. Untill they were 3 they started sleeping together again there own decision and they do till this day. I have a set of girl twins now 6 months old and im thinking or putting them in differnt cribs now becasue they are starting to move around more and rollover and kick eacherother. So it all depends of the babies and the situation. I had two sets of twins two different outcomes with cosleepong
Heather - posted on 11/18/2013
my twins are 6 month old girls and have slept in separate bassinets since day 1 and they each have their own rooms. Everyone told us that it wasn't possible to split twins, but we have had no problems, they both sleep through the night all the time. They do like to lay together on a playmat during the day and steal each others toys and binkies. They also like to suck on each others arms and faces and it is hilarious to watch. They would never have worked sleeping together because they also like to scratch each others faces, and both learned to roll over really early
Samantha - posted on 02/05/2010
My twins are 3 and they still sleep together. I would put them in separate cribs but they would always end up in bed with one another. They never slept good when they were apart. I think you'll just have to give it a try.
Crystal - posted on 02/04/2010
my twin girls have slept in the same bed since they came home from the hospital. I tried seperating them once and all hell broke loose. i didn't get any sleep for like a week till i gave in and put them back together. they are 4 now and they did great! just try it out and if it works out then do it. its all trial and error!
Iridescent - posted on 02/03/2010
Ours never slept together; the few times it was tried when they were little they honestly hated it. We have their beds set next to each other though (3 toddler beds in that room). The two that get along the most aren't the twins - it's one twin and our other that is 7 weeks younger - and they go over every morning and one jumps on the other twin's bed and wakes her up as the other steals her blanket. Nice... The early risers are also our troublesome pair, and people often think they are the twins to each other.
Amie - posted on 02/03/2010
I moved my twins girls into separate cribs when they were around that age because of the rolling over and the waking each other up. We put the cribs right next to each other and they still talk and hold hands and play together. I hope that helps a little.
Lisa - posted on 02/03/2010
My twins are now almost 18 years old. When they were born, we only had one crib. They slept together until they were almost a year old and one of them got a cold. I reluctantly put him in another crib that we had bought by then. You see, they loved sleeping together and slept so well!! That's all they had ever known since conception. Even if we would put them at opposites ends of the crib, they would be side by side when we checked on them. And that was when they were not yet old enough to crawl or scoot. They instinctively found each other!!!
My advice is to follow your own "gut" in doing what is best for your children. No one loves them like you, no one knows them like you and God gave them to you to parent!!! So no one can do better than you!!! ENJOY them...it goes way to fast :-)
Trisha - posted on 02/03/2010
my twins shared a bed til about 9 months. i turned them sideways and spaced them out once they got bigger so that they still could hear and feel eachother... however the sewparation was also super easy...no issues...do what you feel is right...you are the best judge!
Lorna - posted on 02/02/2010
My twins slept in the same crib for almost a year and we would just lay them side by side or at opposite ends of the crib. Eventually we made use of the second crib around the 9th-10th month but placed the cribs side by side so that they could still see eachother. They adjusted to sleeping on their own but still to this day (and they are 6 years old now) they still have to get ready for bed together and occassionally have "sleepovers" with eachother.
Cheryl - posted on 02/02/2010
My twins were in the same crib until 6 months, when one started rolling over. I knew I had to separate them when one would be kicking the other. We went out to buy another crib but didn't put it together until 11pm one night when one twin started crying loudly. When I ran in the room and saw the other kicking him in the head, hubby and I immediately opened the box and started assembling!
Ann-Marie - posted on 02/01/2010
my twins slept through the night sleeping next to each other until they were about a year old. One was always a little ahead of the other but she didnt start bothering her sister intil she starting kicking in her sleep. It only matters that you are comfortable with seperating them or keeping them together. If u want them to stay together put them at opposite ends
Katie - posted on 01/31/2010
I have 5 year old twin boys and one prefer to sleep in the same bed and the other doesn't so we have told them that it up to them to work it out. We tried to have them in separate cribs when they were little and they slept a lot better together. So, I guess what I am saying is it depends on your twins and how they sleep and react to each other.
User - posted on 01/31/2010
We kept our twin boys in the same crib until they were almost a year old with no problem... we just put them on opposite ends of the crib. Of course if they are waking each other up and in turn waking you up then def. move one! : )
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