Good Questions: Twin Bassinets?

Good Questions: Twin Bassinets?

Mar 23, 2007

Angie sent us an email: "My husband and I are expecting twin boys in August (woohoo!). We live in a small place and for various reasons we can't move right now. We plan to give our bedroom to the kids and make a murphy bed in the living area which I think will work great. But my friend feels that we will probably want to keep our room for the first couple of months and use a bassinet. I was hoping to keep the boys in the same one (mostly for comfort reasons since they will be 'used' to each other). Is there such a thing as a 'twin' bassinet? Or can I put them in a regular one?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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We are not lucky enough to have twins, so we turned instead to, and they have two answers - how apropos! On the one hand, they say that many parents start off with one bassinet or one crib, and then bring in a second one either when the babies are getting a little larger or if they start disturbing each other's sleep. On the other, they point out that two bassinets makes changing soiled sheets a little easier.

A few twin sleeping solutions we found:
Graco Pack'n'Play (that is it, pictured above): $189.99
• From New Zealand, a very clever corner crib for twins: $1,099.00
•A larger-sized bassinet (made for two?) by Burlington: On sale, $58.80

Surely we have some parents of twins reading....please, help Angie out! What was your sleeping solution?

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