How to get your newborn twins to sleep in there cribs

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Verlan Fondren - posted on 10/22/2013

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My twins have slept in the same bed from day 1 in the hospital. They are now 11 years old and still sleep together. Early on, they seemed to comfort each other being in the same bed and it was very helpful to me when they were younger, as they kept themselves occupied with each other. That allowed me little snippets of "me" time, here and there to do other things. Good Luck! V.V.

Sassy - posted on 10/22/2013

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Thanks so much for. Your advice just wondering if any moms live in British Columbia area in Vancouver

Cecilia - posted on 10/22/2013

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I never had twins but i heard many like to share a crib. They use each other for comfort.

As far as letting them cry it out. I personally do not suggest it or recommend it. There are studies that show children left to cry kill brain cells and make them more dependent since they are not able to trust the world around them.

I'm thinking why not put the cribs right next to the bed? That might help them get the feeling they were when you were right on the floor. Then you just stick your hand between the bars and put your hand on them for comfort.

My mom suggested using lavender (or vanilla oil) on sheets. It worked on some, but not all my kids. The smells makes them relax.

If nothing else, be patient.

Katherine - posted on 10/22/2013

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I don't have twins so I can't help with that but our son slept in our room until he was about 3 1/2 months old. I was also worried that we had waited too long and would have a lot of issues making that transition but he did great! We swaddled him up and put him in the crib and he's been sleeping there ever since. I would try them in the same crib, see how they do, and if they don't like it, separate them and see how that goes. You can also start out with putting them in the crib for daytime naps - this may make the transition easier for them since it will be a familiar area. I never let my son cry it out - we just weren't comfortable with it at that age. If he woke up crying, we'd give him about 5 or 10 minutes to settle himself and then one of us would go in and try to re-settle him or rock him back to sleep. I know that's probably a lot harder when there are two babies to handle so if you feel okay with letting them cry it out, I think they're old enough to do it. I definitely wouldn't worry about it being too late; sometimes I think the babies adjust better and faster than we do! It was very hard for me to put him out of our room but once we did it, everybody slept better. Good luck!

Crystal - posted on 10/20/2013

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if yours dont like be together then you dont have to do that. mine likede being together and would cuddle

Sassy - posted on 10/20/2013

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Yah , you started them early in the cribs though and I didn't . I have 2 cribs for them both , and I don't know about them sleeping together ? When they are up we try to put them together to play and they don't like it ? Did your babies cry when they were put in there cribs

Crystal - posted on 10/20/2013

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oh okay . no its not too early i had my twins in a crib since they were born. it might help them too sleep in the same crib. i also slept made their sheet smell like me and that helped them too

Sassy - posted on 10/20/2013

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I have twins and right now they both sleep pn the sofa right now since they were born. We have a mattress at night next to the sofa so that way both myself and husband can watch over them at night . Now that they are getting closer th 4 months , and starting to move around a lot more , it's time for them to sleep in there cribs which is mire safer. So my concern is it to early to do so ? Plus the both of them are so use to sleeping on the sofa?

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