You can put your twins to sleep in a single cot while they’re small enough. This is called co-bedding and is perfectly safe. In fact, putting twins in the same cot can help them regulate their body temperatures and sleep cycles, and can soothe them and their twin.
Should you put twin cribs next to each other?
One option is to have the cribs side by side or end to end, touching. This can give twins comfort because they can still reach through and touch each other. They still have their own safe sleep space and space to move around. (Make sure the cribs are flush with no gap between them and no way to create a gap.)
Should newborns sleep in same room as parents?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best place for a baby to sleep is in his parents’ bedroom. He should sleep in his own crib or bassinet (or in a co-sleeper safely attached to the bed), but shouldn’t be in his own room until he is at least 6 months, better 12 months.
Is SIDS more common in twins?
Conclusions Independent of birth weight, twins do not appear to be at greater risk for SIDS compared with singleton births. In addition, the occurrence of both twins dying of SIDS is uncommon, and the occurrence of both twins dying on the same day is extremely uncommon.
Do twins wake each other up?
Once they are both sleep-trained, they should be able to be back in the room together. Not all twins need to be separated during sleep training, though. Although they may wake each other up a few times, this usually stops as training progresses.
Can twins sleep in the same crib aap?
As a result, the AAP does not recommend any specific bed-sharing situation as safe; some bed-sharing situations should be avoided at all times. For example, twins, triplets, and higher-number infant groups should have separate sleep areas and not be bedded together.