1 Crib or 2?

Discussion in 'Twins, Triplets & Multiples' started by TarableT, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. TarableT

    TarableT Active Member

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    I am just now starting to look at buying things for the babies. I am expecting twins in November. I knew that furniture was going to be expensive, but darn, really? Luckily, there is a sale here in the states which takes like $500 off. So my question is, is it necessary to have 2 cribs, or will 1 suffice?
     
  2. slf2010

    slf2010 Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I have twin girls and had 2 moses baskets and they are now in their own cots. Saved us any problems with splitting them up if they got used to sleeping together, also we have the angelcare monitor with sensor mat which would not have worked properly if we had 2 in the same cot as it would have picked up movement from one and would not have differentiated if there was a problem with one of them. Good luck with everything xxxx
     
  3. beckyboo1980

    beckyboo1980 Well-Known Member

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    We have just bought a secondhand double cot - side by side but still seperated with independent bases. Thought that when they are born they can go in one side together and then progress to their own cot each but still side by side.
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  4. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    Thanks for this thread!!! I've also been wondering.

    Gosh, I LOVE that double cot!!! It looks PERFECT! What store was it from, Beckyboo?
     
  5. AmandaAnn

    AmandaAnn Twin Mommy

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    That double thing is pretty cool, I've never seen anything like it. Personally, we've bought 2 cribs, understanding they may co-sleep for a while.
     
  6. mamato2more

    mamato2more Number 9 on the way

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    I bought one for when they were little, and when they started scratching eachother and hitting, about 4 months, we bought another and they are side by side together..So cute! They sit and play with eachother and make funny faces...just too cute!
     
  7. TTC DH FIFO

    TTC DH FIFO Mum to twin boys

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    I haven't had my bubs yet.. but i asked this question a while back.

    This is one thing that really really confused me about twins...

    In the end, we figured that one day they would need their own crib when they got too big or started waking each other.. so we just bit the bullet and bought two. We were going to put the bubs into one cot to share when they first come home and skip the bassinet stage coz we couldn't really afford it.. but MIL bought us two bassinets as our gift from them.. so I plan to let them share a bassinet, then separate bassinets and then cots...

    Thats only the plan tho.. things rarely go to plan so we will take it as it comes lol

    I dont know how it is in the US but here in AUS.. a lot of the baby shops give you a discount if you buy more than one of something.. thats how we got a good price on the cots.. worth asking

    happy shopping!

    xox
     
  8. tplier14

    tplier14 Member

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    We had two terrible sleepers. We started with 2 cribs in one room. Eventually, we had to move the cribs into seperate rooms or they'd wake eachother up. Then, 1 of the twins was an awful sleeper. At almost age 3, he was getting up 3-5 times per night. We (my wife and I) hadn't gotten a complete night of sleep since the boys were born.

    We finally decided to move them into the same room again at age 3 with Twin sized beds (with railings) and now sleep is awesome. Tehy both sleep through the night, but they do fool around when we put them to bed.

    So, in short, two cribs for sure, but it will depend on how your kids react.
     

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