Many expectant parents like the idea of their babies sharing a bed as they have been together in utero. For some parents it’s a question of space as current guidance for prevention of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is too sleep in the same room as your babies for the first 6 months. If your twins aren’t sharing a bed this means finding room for two cots in your bedroom which for many just isn’t feasible.
Research into co-bedding twins shows that rather than waking each other up it can sync your babies to the same feeding and sleeping pattern and they don’t disturb each other.
As soon as one of your babies starts rolling they must be split up and put in different cots or put at different ends of the same cot so they don’t roll onto each other.
If moving babies into separate cots I like to, if possible, have the cots close to each other so the babies can still see each other.
Co-bedding twins after they are born can help reduce heart rates and therefore their stress levels. As many twins are born prematurely and can have medical issues some research has shown preterm infants having fewer adverse health issues and longer periods of sleep.
It is important to note that if one or both of your babies is using an apnea mat to monitor their breathing they can not share a cot as the mats detect both babies.
Babies should also ideally be placed in the feet to foot position so place the babies either side by side at the bottom of the cot or top and tail them with one at each end. It’s important that you are able to tuck any blankets in on three sides to be as safe as possible.
I have included the Lullaby Trusts information on safe sleep for babies here and their specific information on twins here

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