Do your twins share a bedroom?

Jean - posted on 03/07/2011 ( 99 moms have responded )

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Just curious about the sleeping situations of some other twins out there! Our 2-yr-old boy/girl twins are the youngest of 5 children, and share a bedroom for now. When they are older, I'm sure they will want to switch, and at that time we'll most likely put the boy twin in the same room as his brother who is 3 yrs older, and give the girl twin her own room. 5 kids in a 5 bedroom house! Gonna be tight come the teenage years! :)

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Amanda - posted on 05/30/2012

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I shared a room with my twin sister until we were about 8. Then we moved and got our own rooms. We moved again a couple years ago and my twin sister shares a room with our lil sis because if she tried to share a room with me we'd fight like crazy.

Chris - posted on 03/14/2011

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My identical 2 year old boys have always shared a room. I will keep them together until one disturbs the other or they ask to be separated. We have one other small bedroom which doubles as our office - if one of them wants it, it's theirs. But I hope they want to be together for a long time to come...

Danielle - posted on 03/14/2011

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ok i just read all posts and feel like the odd man out. i have 2 1/2 yr b/b twins and a 3 mo old boy. we are moving in a month to a new house, still 3 bdrm, and i am planning on keeping the baby with us and splitting the boys b/c they are so crazy with eachother! they will not nap b/c they just get into trouble with eachother, look at eachother in their beds and crack up, jump and go nuts! nighttime is the same thing. they are having a constant party and they will not rest with the other one around, just get more pumped up. so i want to split them for now b/c at least if they are apart,they can have some quiet time with toys, books etc. and not see the other one to get all amped up again. are no one else's b/b twins the same way?? oh how i wish they would just climb into bed together and go to sleep:)

Ronel - posted on 03/09/2011

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My Boy and Girl Twins are still sharing bedroom and they are turning 11 this year. The situation of big families sometimes are just not of such nature to give them each their own room. They can't sleep if the other one is not there. Hope this comment helped with your question.

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Joann - posted on 03/29/2013

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I do not have twins but have two girls 2 yrs apart. they shared a room intill I moved when the youngest was 3 yrs old. I gave them each their own room as I had 3 bedrooms. I would allways find my five yr old on the floor sleeping next to her sisters crib. she told me that she missed hearing her sleep . I gave up and finally moved them back in together intill they started fighting about the age of 9 and 11

Angela - posted on 08/05/2011

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I dont have twin, but b/b/g triplets. They shared a room, but separate beds, until they were 3 when we moved to a bigger house. My daughter had her room from 3-9 yrs until we had to downsize to a 2 bedroom. They are once again in a single room. Most the time it is ok, but they get frustrated with each other when someone wants to clean up. The boys have always shared a room. I have put 2 beds, but gave up since one was NEVER used! Even now they sleep on top of each other, and my daughter at times joins them. Not sure I will ever be able to separate the boys at night, college should be fun! I at least started separating them at school starting in kindergarten.

Sheila - posted on 06/28/2011

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I have g/g twins, and only a 3 br house, which are all used up, so the girls will probably share a room for life...until they part ways, at least. I don't think it hurts them to share a room. I grew up in alot tighter conditions with alot more kids, so don't feel bad if the twins have to share with other siblings when they get too big to be co-habiting as b/g.

Kylie - posted on 06/27/2011

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your lucky having a 5 bedroom house i only have 3 and my twin girls sleep in the same room for the moment then the other rooms are also used. nothing wrong with keeping them together up until a certain age especially if you have B/G twins but other than that one room for both of them is just fine

Melinda - posted on 06/25/2011

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Hehe...that's cute. My 3 year old twins don't like sleeping apart either. One of my twins calls his brother his pillow :)

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My 7 yr old B/G twins still share a room. They hate being apart. We tried to move my daughter into her own room a few months ago, but it didn't last and within 3 days, we moved her right back in with her brother. They told me that they can't go to sleep without saying good night to each other at least a few times.

Tracy - posted on 03/28/2011

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I only have 2 children so both of my girls have their own rooms. Will consider putting them in the same room when they get older if that is what they want. They are only 17 months now.

Rebecca - posted on 03/28/2011

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I do not have boy/girl twins, but my twins still share a bedroom and they are 11. I am sure they will eventually want their own rooms but for now they are content with the same room.

Kristy - posted on 03/28/2011

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My twin boys will be 3 in May and they currently still share a room, but they have their own beds. Our 3rd bedroom is currently their "play room".

Angeline - posted on 03/27/2011

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I've twin girls. they are 2 now and still sharing the same room. But i'll probably spilt them up soon. one will share with my 4yr girl and the other with my 6yr old. they dont seem to like being with each other.... btw they are also the youngest of the five.

Lynsey - posted on 03/27/2011

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i have 4 year old twin girls and they share a bedroom. At the minute they love it! just go with it they will soon let you know is our thoughts. We feel it increases the bond!

Nina - posted on 03/22/2011

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yes, my 2year old twins do share a room, but I also have girl twins, and a 3 bed room apt.

Robin - posted on 03/22/2011

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My guys until they got to big shared a bed even though they had their own, but they really never left each other. They are now 14 and have the entire third floor, which is sort of 2 rooms.

Claire - posted on 03/21/2011

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My twin boys, share the same room. Same cot, they would be lost without each other.

Molli - posted on 03/21/2011

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I have 5 year old twins and they are boy/girl...they do share a room together, however, they do have bunk beds...they do not leave each others side. They refuse to be away from each other especially when it comes to night night time. Its funny because when they go to sleep in there own beds, I would get up in the morning and one of them would sneek into the others bed, so I dont push it to separate them, if they wanna sleep together I let them. And the best thing is also waking up and seeing one or the other have there arm around the other...its very precious! I know im going to have split them up, but I will let them decide!

Manda - posted on 03/21/2011

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My g/g twins will be 2 in 2 weeks. They share a room. They each have their own bed, but they prefer to be in a room together.

Michele - posted on 03/21/2011

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My twin girls (aged 2.5) share a room. The love it and get very upset if they wake up and the other one isn't there. They have just moved into proper big beds and are having great fun. The beds are great as they can convert into a double bunk when the girls get older and this would give them more space in their room for a desk, cupboard etc

Mary - posted on 03/21/2011

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My twin girls, now 13, still love sharing a bedroom...most of the time!!! :) They are the oldest of 4!

Carla - posted on 03/20/2011

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Yes, my twins do share a bedroom. However they are both girls. One of them grits her teeth real bad when she sleeps so we tried to split them up, but they did not like it; I would find them both in the living room on the couch and recliner or couch and loveseat in the mornings so we finally put them back in the same room. I think, maybe, around 5 or 6 would be a good time to split there bedrooms. As babies and toddlers, I don't think its a big deal for them to sleep in the same room. BUT, if they start asking questions about the other's body parts that are different than theirs, then it is definitwly time to seperate to change as this might (not will and not ALWAYS) lead to other problems as they start school.

Alyssa - posted on 03/20/2011

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I have 2 yr old boy twins and at the moment they still share a room in fact i had to push their beds together because I would find one of the boys sleeping on the floor next to his brothers bed in the middle of the night, I will probably continue to have them share a room until they decide they want their own rooms. My husband is only 18 months apart from his brother and they shared a room until my husband moved out! lol

Gina - posted on 03/20/2011

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my b/g will be 6 in less than a month. They shared a room until they were 4. With a 9 year old as well, we decided that the girls would benefit from the bigger of the bedrooms and my son has his own room. At times, my twins still want to share a bed. That will always be a bond that no one can separate.

Belinda - posted on 03/20/2011

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My boy/girl twins who will be turning 5 in July still share the same bedroom. I asked my daughter if she wanted her own room (as we have a spare) and she refused saying that she did not want one yet maybe later. I will wait until they are ready to be separated until then they can continue to share a room.... Regarding all there friends, they all think its pretty cool to share a room with each other as when they have sleepover they get to have the mattress on the floor in the toy room to themself and they pretend they are camping out.

Jessie - posted on 03/18/2011

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I have identical twin girls who are 7 yrs old. They have always shared a room. As a matter of fact, they refuse to sleep in seperate rooms. They even wake each other up in the middle of the night if they have to use the bathroom . They like being together all the time and have never asked for their own room. I'm sure that may change when they become teenagers.

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I have twin girls and they both sleep with their 7yo brother...the brother likes to sleep in between the girls because they are "warm" according to him. I will just have to wait until the day he will "demand" for his own bedroom! As for my girls, i never really have any problem with them when it comes to putting them to sleep. I just tell them that it's time to go to bed and they happily oblige! Lucky me, i guess!

Nicole - posted on 03/18/2011

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Right now my 21 month old b/g twins share a room. They have their own beds, but we've been having a problem keeping our son from moving into his sister's bed. We wouldn't care, except he takes over the whole bed (they are in toddler beds) and she gets upset. Also, they sometimes keep each other riled up when they should be napping. I've been debating on either separating them or getting them a bigger bed to share.

Honestly, I think my daughter would be happy with her own room, but my son would be lost without his sister. That's what worries me the most about separating them.

Kathy - posted on 03/17/2011

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My twins are girl/girl 5 years of age. They do and have always shared a room and had seperate cots/beds. They now are asking for their own room and will be doing this next house so will be interested to see how this goes. I sometimes think they will end up in bed together lol but time will tell.

Deidre - posted on 03/17/2011

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my b/b twins are going to be 2 on the 20th of march and they share bedroom but not beds they shared a crib for the first 4 or 5 months then got them into their own, they will probably share a bedroom for awhile, but i can imagine that they will probably want their own rooms eventually when they get older

Tanya - posted on 03/16/2011

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wow! 5 kids w/ 2 year old twins? you're superwoman! my b/g twins are almost 4, and i just recently separated them. my daughter loves it, and sleeps so much better without my son waking her up at night, but my son doesn't like it and is scared in his own room at night. i'm trying to figure out how to calm his fears...i can't put them back together because she loves her own room and sleeps like a rock all night now.

Kathleen - posted on 03/16/2011

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I have twin 4 year old girls! They shared a bed when infants and then their own cribs. They are the youngest two of 5 kids also! They now share a room upstairs and have their own toddler beds. They love sharing a room and go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time. They get very sad if they are not together!

Sheila - posted on 03/16/2011

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We have G/G twins who are almost 3. I think they would go to sleep better if we had them in separate rooms, but we don't have enough room. I'm hoping they quit playing so much at bed time otherwise I don't know what to do. They are up until 11:00 the past few nights and we both work...

Nicole - posted on 03/16/2011

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Well this is a sticky topic here. My twin boys are just over 15 months and have very different sleep requirements. They take one nap per day and we just started separating them at 14 months for naps only. At night they share a room and are each in their own crib. Things work MUCH MUCH better since we have done this. One sleeps in a PNP in the office while the other sleeps in his crib. I like how this works because the one who gets up super early (and wakes the other eventually) gets to have his short (grrrrrr) nap while the one who needs more sleep makes up for what was lost during his 2 1/2 hour nap. I do want them to have their own rooms eventually (although it won't be until our next house) so they can develop their own unique selves. I loved having my own room. I hope they will too. If they prefer to be together, though, I won't fight it unless they are conspiring to takeover the world. haha!

Lorraine - posted on 03/16/2011

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i have twin boys 1yr old they share their own room it would be easier for me when the twis are boys but might be a bit more difficult for you when they are boy/girl twins....... u sure do have a busy house.

Jenny - posted on 03/16/2011

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My boy/girl twins shared a crib in my room until they were mostly sleeping through the night. Then I moved them with their older same sex siblings. I also have 5 kids in a five bedroom. The bedrooms are very small. It is rough finding enough space for everybody and everything, and yes, when the bodies get bigger, I'm sure it's going to get rough. We are considering a move.

Nicole - posted on 03/16/2011

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I have 3 year old b/g twins. Due to space issues my twins share a bed. It does not always work the whole night due to one twins being a wild sleeper. I am hoping by this summer to have the upstairs bedroom (currently the catch all room) cleaned out and ready for them and their older brother to sleep in. The room is big enough for all three to have their own bed. I have being waiting on them moving upstairs because I am concerned with the stairs if they wake up at night and try to walk down the stairs.

Linda - posted on 03/16/2011

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I have twin daughters who will turn 12 in 2 weeks. They still share a room with twin beds. I have asked and even encouraged them to split but they are quite happy with things as they are. They are in bed between 9:30 and 10:00 each night and fall asleep easily. The biggest problem is the size of their bed.... they are totally torn apart every morning. ;) Small problem in the scheme of things. For now... they will remain together.

Angelina - posted on 03/16/2011

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your lucky, our 2yr old twin boy/girl share and our older 2 daughters share 4 kids in a 3 bed house, not sure what we'll do when their bigger if we stay where we are they'll have to continue to share in bunkbeds as room too small for 2 singles just about manages two toddler beds with the wardrobe and drawers! other bedroom not big enough for three so we're stuck :( my older girls are 13 and 7 1/2 so they don't like sharing as it is!!

Jennie - posted on 03/15/2011

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My 2yr old twin girls sleep in the same room. We got them both a toddler bed and we would dream of seperating them until they ask to be seperated. They will still crawl in with one another and sleep together and sometimes they like there space. I think toddler beds in the same room really let them decide wiether they want to be close or have there own space.

Alison - posted on 03/15/2011

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I just got twin boys - they are 4 and share a room - I think they love it .. will seperate them as and when they ask.

Alisha - posted on 03/15/2011

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I have 7y/o b/g twins and an 8 yo girl. My twins shared a bedroom until around age 3. My son is a terrible sleeper while his twin requires LOTS of sleep and she just wasn't getting it when they shared a room. It worked out perfectly because around age 3 she started acquiring more "girly" toys that she and her older sister preferred to play with, so now the girls share a room while my son has his own room.

Crystal - posted on 03/15/2011

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Our 4 year olds share a room and will until they can bribe me for their own.

Darlene - posted on 03/15/2011

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@Danielle, I have heard about twin boys being rowdy! I have a friend who finally gave up and put a gate up at the door to their room and put them in toddler beds, This way they could get up and play in a safe environment without necessarily waking up everyone! I had to take my boy girl twins out of their crib together at about 7 months because they would roll on top of each other and start giggling. They would never sleep alone, my daughter never learned to "self soothe" She would cry until she vomited every night, so I gave up. They slept with daddy on the pull out and he would sneak out when they were asleep:) Whatever works is what I say, as long as everyone is safe and getting enough sleep! My twins still want to be together at 7, even though they have their own rooms, I got my son bunk beds and his sister sleeps in there every night! The boy is the one that wants her there, she would sleep on her own if not for him:)

Shannon - posted on 03/15/2011

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My now 2 year old twins shared a room until about a month ago. My son had never slept through the night and kept waking up. My daughter did already sleep through the night and occasionally he would wake her up. Most of the time, we wound up taking him out of the room so he wouldn't wake her up and then because of exhaustion, we would wind up sleeping in the guest room with him. Anyway, since we moved him, he has slept better (and in turn--we have slept better). It's not every night he sleeps all night but the situation certainly is better!

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MY grandsons shared a bedroom until last year, they just turned 9 this month. It was just to hard to get them to go to sleep.
I have a friend that has twin girls the same age as my grandsons, and their mother also gave them their own bedroom, but at the age of 6 yrs, but will not let them be put in two diff. rooms at school.My grandsons have not shared a classroom since they started school, and the reason for this was so that they each would have there own set of friends, and not just play with each other during recess. Hope some of this will help you out. It is a little diff. though when you only have the two kids like my son and my friend. No matter which way you go I am sure you will do what is best for your children. Just give plenty of love. It will all work out.

Christina - posted on 03/14/2011

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Our twin boys shared a room until they were 8 years old. They made the decision to separate and I think they just wanted a space that was all theirs. They are 10 years old now and often sleep in the same bed or make a fort in one of their rooms and sleep on the floor (on non-school nights of course or they would never go to sleep).

Courtney - posted on 03/14/2011

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I have b/g twins that will be 5 in May. They are currently sleeping in the same room and in the same bed. We actually got a King size bed for them because I new that I would end up in their bed at times and I wanted to be comfortable. They have an older sister that is a year older and we currently live in a 3 bedroom house so someone has to share a room and I don't feel like it's fair to their sister. She needs her space from them at times. We are either going to have to move or add on in the future. I figure that I will let them make the decision on when they want to split, but as of right now they are very happy together!

Tekneshia - posted on 03/14/2011

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I have 5 year old twin girls. They share a room. Every now and then I have to hear "get off my bed," "stop" amongst other verbal communication. When they get older I will let them have their own room.

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I am a mother of 5 children; 18 boy, 9 girl, 5 girl, 5 boy and 3 girl; until last year the younger girls shared and 5yo boy had room on his own monday to friday as his older brother worked away from home. On weekends my boy/girl twins shared the top bunk with the 3yo on the bottom; it was like a big happy sleepover.
This year my twins started school so arrangements had to be altered as my 18yo lives away from home; the twins are now permanently seperated.
But obviously when either is unwell the other wants to be by their side for comfort and support!

Kelly - posted on 03/14/2011

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My b/g twins will be turning 6 in a month, and they still share a room. They do not disturb each other and sleep well. I am expecting a daughter in July, so when she is 3 or so, she will move in the shared room and my son will move into his own room.

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