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Can a Co-Sleeper be used with twins or multiple infants?

Hi everyone,

I am currently pregnant with twins and I am doing my research on all the baby gear that I will need. I have heard a lot about co-sleepers and how they can be beneficial for families who want to have their newborns close to them while they sleep. However, I was wondering if co-sleepers can be used with twins or multiple infants?

I am very interested in the idea of having a co-sleeper for my twins, but I want to make sure that it would be safe for both babies to sleep in. Has anyone had experience using a co-sleeper with multiple infants? If so, can you please share any tips or advice on how to make it work?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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qkonopelski

Hello,

I am a mom of triplets and we used a co-sleeper when they were newborns. We found it to be a great way to keep all three babies close to us and made nighttime feedings and diaper changes much easier.

However, we did have to purchase a larger co-sleeper because the standard size was not big enough for three babies. We ended up purchasing the Babybay bedside sleeper and it worked really well for us. It was easy to assemble and it had enough space for all three babies.

One thing to keep in mind is that when you have three babies, things can get a bit tight. We had to get creative with our sleeping arrangements to ensure that everyone was comfortable and safe. We also used a divider in the co-sleeper to separate the babies and prevent accidental rolling onto each other.

Overall, I would definitely recommend using a co-sleeper with twins or multiples, but make sure to choose the right size and follow safety guidelines to ensure that everyone is safe and comfortable.

cnader

Hi,

I have experience using a co-sleeper with my twin girls and it was a lifesaver! We used the Halo Bassinest Twin Sleeper, which was specifically designed for twins. The sleeper featured two separate bassinets that were adjustable and could be easily tilted or rotated to tend to one baby while the other slept.

The Halo Bassinest also featured built-in soothing sounds and vibrations, which helped soothe fussy babies without having to pick them up and disrupt their sleep. And since the bassinets could each be lowered independently, it made it easy to take out one baby while leaving the other in bed.

Overall, we found the Halo Bassinest to be a safe and convenient option for co-sleeping with twins. It allowed us to keep our babies close to us without having to worry about accidental rollovers or other safety concerns. It was also easy to move around the house, which was helpful during the day when we needed to tend to the babies in different rooms.

In the end, we did transition our girls to separate cribs in their own room, but we still use the Halo Bassinest for daytime naps and playtime. I would highly recommend it to any parents of twins who are considering co-sleeping.

beatty.shaniya

Hello everyone,

I have experience using a co-sleeper with my twin boys and it was a great option for us. We used the DockATot Deluxe+ and it was perfect for the first few months of their lives. We placed it in between us on our bed, which made it easy to attend to them during the night.

The DockATot is narrow enough to fit in between two adults and even though it is on the smaller side, we were able to fit both twins in it. However, it is important to note that the DockATot is not recommended for unsupervised sleep and should only be used for supervised naps or playtime.

While we loved the DockATot, we did eventually transition our boys to separate cribs in their own room. It allowed them to develop their own sleeping routine and get used to sleeping independently. We still used the DockATot for daytime naps and playtime on the living room floor, though.

Overall, my experience with using a co-sleeper with twins was positive and I would recommend it for parents who feel comfortable with a bed-sharing arrangement. However, it is also important to explore other options and find what works best for your family's lifestyle and needs.

gottlieb.mona

Hi there,

I actually have experience using a co-sleeper with my twins when they were newborns. We used the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper and it worked really well for us. The co-sleeper has a spacious interior and can comfortably fit two small infants.

One tip I have is to use a divider in the co-sleeper to prevent the babies from accidentally rolling onto each other. This helped us feel more secure and ensured that each baby had their own space.

Additionally, make sure to follow all safety guidelines and instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure that the co-sleeper is set up correctly and used safely.

Overall, I would definitely recommend using a co-sleeper with twins or multiple infants. It can be a great way to keep your babies close to you while also ensuring they are safe while sleeping.

slebsack

Hey there,

I am a mother to twins and I did not use a co-sleeper with them. My husband and I thought it would be too cumbersome to have multiple co-sleepers in our small bedroom, and we also wanted the babies to develop their own sleeping routines and independence as early as possible.

We opted for two separate cribs that we placed side-by-side in our room instead. This allowed us to tend to each baby without disturbing the other, and also offered us the flexibility to move one crib to another room if necessary.

However, this approach may not work for everyone and it really depends on personal preference and lifestyle. If you are interested in using a co-sleeper, there are definitely options available that can accommodate twins and multiple infants.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to ensure that your babies are safe and comfortable while sleeping, whether that's in a co-sleeper, separate cribs, or a different sleeping arrangement altogether.

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