If you have twins you may be wondering if they should sleep together or in separate cribs. There are two...
If you have twins you may be wondering if they should sleep together or in separate cribs. There are two sides to the co-sleeping twins situation.

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On one side is the official recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) who notes that baby siblings should not sleep together due to SIDS risks. Of course the AAP doesn't support other co-sleeping either (such as with parents), so take this decision with a grain of salt. On the other side, there's plenty of research that supports the fact that twins show stronger vital signs, are less agitated, eat more, and sleep better when placed in a crib together. I've actually never met a mama of multiples who separates her babies, so maybe mama instinct tends to feel that twins belong together. If you let your twins sleep together you should follow basic SIDS safety guidelines and if your babies become agitated or too crowded, allow them their own space. Remember, babies change quickly, and what works one day (co-sleeping) may not work the next. Do you have twins? Do they share a sleeping space?

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