Should My Newborn Twins Share a Crib?
Are you a parent of newborn twins? If so, then you are probably asking the question: “Should my newborn twins share a crib?” The answer is yes, you should. While a lot of people think that it is unhealthy for newborn twins to stay and sleep in the same crib, you should know that it is safe for twins who are under the age of three months old. In fact, according to experts, twins who sleep separately are at higher risk of suffering from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
One of the reasons as to why you should consider having your newborn twin’s share a crib is because this can actually help them adjust to the environment as their body temperatures are regulated more efficiently. In addition, having them sleep next to each other can also improve their sleep cycles.
In the event that you will be doing this though, you should understand that there are still several safety guidelines that you must follow. These are basically the same rules that you would follow if you were to put a single baby to sleep.
Make sure that your newborn twins are sleeping on their back. They should be out next to each other, more specifically, side by side. Once they turn a few weeks old, they can already be moved. In this case, their heads should be at the center of the crib with their feet being at the mattresses’ opposite ends.
To ensure that your precious babies do not feel too hot, the covers should be tucked securely. You may also put them in sleeping bags. What you should never do is to place them together in places that have restricted or limited spaces, such as carrycots, small cribs, or Moses baskets. If you do, they are sure to become very hot, which will make them very uncomfortable, leading to their sleep becoming disrupted.