What is the most cherished time of the day for both parents of twins and their little sweethearts? That’s right, sleep time! That’s when your babies look like real-life angels and you get to enjoy some much-needed “me time”. 9/10 times you are also going to be making sure you are catching up on sleep.
But getting your twins to drift away to the world of baby dreams can be quite a challenge. Do you know what might help your situation? A first-class twin crib that perfectly suits the needs of your babies, your budget and your space.
Luckily for you, there is a wide range of twin baby beds types to choose from, all of which are designed to provide you with comfort, and baby safety.
Should Your Twins Share a Crib?
But before we dive into the fun world of twin baby beds, let’s talk about one of the biggest dilemmas regarding twins sleeping arrangements: Should your twins share a crib?
While there is no definite answer to this question, many parents of twins decide to have two separate babies’ cribs from the start. The reason is that sharing a twin crib increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises firmly against it.
SIDS is the biggest fear for parents of both singletons and multiples and the causes of it can vary. Twins sleeping in the same bed can get entangled with one another, suffocate or get overheated. Actually, multiples are at a higher risk of SIDS, because they are usually born preterm or have very low birth rates.
Nevertheless, some parents are big advocates of tandem sleeping, because they believe it resembles the womb experiences their babies had beforehand. It provides them with the security of being next to each other and can be quite soothing for them.
However, if you really want to put your sweethearts in the same bed, we advise you to do that only until they’re 3 months-old. Newborn twins are less wriggly and take less space, so they wouldn’t accidentally get entangled, causing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. After that, we suggest you buying separate twin baby beds for safety. The babies cribs recommendations below will serve you good when choosing your twin baby beds.
Bed for Twins: Newborn Special
Should you decide you want to have your newborn twins sleeping in separate twin baby beds, we advise you to go for twin bassinets. They are a great way to keep your babies close to you, move them next to your bed when it’s feeding or nap time, and use the rock-a-bye feature that some of them provide.
Our personal favorite twin bassinet is the Baby Trend Retreat Twins Nursery Center. It has everything you will ever need for your twin’s primary years, including two removable rock-a-bye bassinets, changing table, a deluxe parent organizer, wheels with brakes, and a one-hand locking mechanism.
Baby Trend have also thought about the must-have entertainment for your babies when designing the Twins Nursery Center. This twin bassinet easily converts into a play yard and comes with two adorable toys, electronic music and night light, so that your angels are never bored.
Just like the name suggests, it makes tandem nursing feel like a retreat both for your twins and your precious self. But do you know what’s the ultimate best thing about the Baby Trend Retreat Twins Nursery Center? The deluxe parent organizer allows you to conveniently store your twins’ favorite matching clothes, such as the “Born First – Show Off” onesie, which is the most adorable thing you can ever get.
And you know what else you can store in the twin bassinet’s special compartment? Matching bibs. Newborn twins tend to be very messy with their newly established eating habits, and bibs would be an essential. Plus, they can be fun, as well, especially if you get matching ones with catchy slogans. Our personal favorites are the TwinStuff Womb Mates Bibs. They’re ultra-soft and breathable made from 100% cotton to make your twins happy.
Baby Bed That Turns Into a Toddler Bed
Can you imagine a baby crib that turns into a toddler bed and saves you the hassle of rapidly changing your nursery items as your twins grow? That is now possible with the beloved by many DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Ebony.
This twin crib is made of 100% solid sustainable New Zealand pine wood and actually has a greenguard gold certificate. Not only it’s the best one from the eco-friendly full size cribs, but also a life and budget saver.
The reason why so many moms and doctors are in love with the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Ebony is because of its conventiality. Get one for each of your newborn twins and convert it into a toddler bed once they’re a little more grown-up. All you have to do is follow the instructions and assemble the toddler rail that comes in a separate box. Some parents had a slight difficulty putting the twin crib together, but with a little extra help you will do just fine.
The legacy of the DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Ebony is also recognized by the New York Times have voted it the #1 best crib of all times amongst other cribs that turn into beds and more!
Portable Beds for Twins
If you are quite limited in terms of the space you have in your home, you might want to consider getting a mini crib. Mini cribs are great, especially when you require two or more of them, because they can fit perfectly fine in your twin nursery room and are very convenient.
We love the Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib in Grey, and we are sure that your babies will love it too. The best thing about it is that it’s foldable and portable, which means that you can easily make room rearrangements as you please. Fold it flat and move the twin crib to the corner of the nursery using the casters, and you will have enough space for a DIY play yard.
You can even put it in the adult bedroom or take it on a road trip. The Delta Children Folding Portable Mini Baby Crib is also a long-term investment, because it grows with your babies. You can adjust the mattress height lower to accommodate your twin as they begin to sit or stand. It’s also made from sustainable New Zealand pine and is JPMA certified to meet all the safety standards.
How to Find the Best Twin Baby Beds?
How do you find the ultimate best twin baby beds for your angels? First, you need to decide if you want them to share the same crib or sleep separately. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against tandem sleeping, but many parents see the benefits in it. Second, what type of twin crib will best suit your needs? The three most popular options are a twin bassinet, a convertible crib to a toddler bed and a portable mini crib. We’ve outlined the best of the best for each category to help you make a choice that truly resonates with you.