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    Default Newborn - Crib or Cot?

    Just wondering where your newborn slept when you first brought them home?
    I am expecting twins and have thought that I would have them in their cots from day 1, however I see so many newborns sleeping in a bassinet in parents room the first few months?
    We don't really have the space to have them in our room
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    For ds1 I used a Moses basket but he quickly grew out of it by about 8 weeks so we then moved him to his cotbed in his room. This time with ds2 who is 6 weeks we have been using a travel cot with a bassinet layer and although it's a big travel cot it fits easily next to the bed. Not sure what people with twins normally do but my advise would be not to waste money on small bassinets or Moses baskets as they grow out of them quickly. Having said that we never swaddled ds1 and moved him when he started hitting the sides so maybe it can last a bit longer when swaddled.

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    I have a 5 week old baby girl, we have her in a Moses basket on a stand by the bed. Before she was born I was adamant that she would go straight to her cot. I thought it would be handy to have something portable for day sleeps around the house (esp being winter I wanted her in the warm living room during the day) so we bought the Moses basket for that. As it got closer to her birth (planned c-section) I thought it might be easier to have her in our room for the first few weeks for feeding and just to have her close by. She ended up being 4 weeks premature and only 2.6kg so pretty small and in hospital for 2 weeks. We've kept her in our room still and will for a while longer as she just seems too small to put in her big cot! And it is much easier for night feeding. Our girl is now 5 weeks and 3.5kg and she will fit in the Moses basket for another couple of months at least. If I had my time over I would have bought either a co-sleeper cot that attaches to the bed or at least a bassinet on wheels.
    SIDS and Kids recommend babies sleep in their own bed in their parents room for the first 6-12 months to reduce risk of SIDS.
    Having said all that - with twins it will obviously be much harder space wise. Hopefully some twin mummies can offer their experience for you. If you have them in their cots will they be in the same room or will they have separate rooms?

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    They will each have their own cot, sharing a room. A few twin mums I have spoken to have opted to sleep them together in the same cot..
    I do have the bassinet attachments from the stroller (bugaboo donkey) so that could always be an option for the first few weeks..
    Space is the only concern. I would like to have them in our room but it's just not practical..

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    I slept next to the rocker or cot in dd's room on a matress for the first 12 weeks or so, until the feedings became less frequent. We didn't have the space either, plus it meant DH could get some sleep undisturbed. (We needed one functioning adult in the house!) It also meant dd was familiar with the room. Could that be an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trudilee View Post
    They will each have their own cot, sharing a room. A few twin mums I have spoken to have opted to sleep them together in the same cot..
    I do have the bassinet attachments from the stroller (bugaboo donkey) so that could always be an option for the first few weeks..
    Space is the only concern. I would like to have them in our room but it's just not practical..
    It might be one of those things that you play by ear once they've arrived and you get an idea of what they need as all bubs are different! They might be happy together, they might keep each other awake/wake each other up all the time (my friends twins did this) and as pp said you might move into their room. Wait til they're here I think! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy

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    I have the expensive Stokke cot and so far (11 weeks) it's purely decorative as I have far more success feeding Bub and getting him back to sleep using a Moses basket on a stand that I got off gumtree for $40.

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    I had a bassinet for DD for the first 4 months but I only had 1. Would 1 cot fit into your bedroom where they could both sleep until they were big enough to go into their own cots separately??

    Or if the room's not big enough, what about a portacot with a bassinet attachment they could both sleep in?? Trust me Luv, you won't want to be getting up and having to walk into a different bedroom every few hours to feed them especially if they're on different feeding/sleeping schedules.

    Much easier if you can for the first few months have them in the same room as you in whatever way you can make that work

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    We bought a lovely Boori bassinet that is really long. DS2 was in it a handful of times. Since birth we have co-slept. I also have a cot in my room that he won't sleep in

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    I have the expensive Stokke cot and so far (11 weeks) it's purely decorative as I have far more success feeding Bub and getting him back to sleep using a Moses basket on a stand that I got off gumtree for $40.
    I hear you!!! Our (very expensively) furnished and decorated nursery is used to change nappies. That's it. I was adamant that bubs would sleep in her own room but she had other plans.


 

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