Twins have this wonderful, unique bond starting in the womb that they share with each other for 9 months (usually less). They are used to having a foot in the ribs, or the eye or wherever it may land.
The reason I ask when you think twins should sleep separately is this:
Photo taken yesterday morning of the twins snuggling together.
Back in December I wrote about the twins being transitioned to their big boy toddler beds, since one of our 2 year old twins started doing acrobats to get out of the crib. We then gave them these cool race car beds. They each had separate cribs but slept together a lot when they were young, I’d say probably till around 5 months old.
How, you ask does this happen if they have their own beds?
Well, they go to sleep fine in their race cars and then the middle of the night wake up comes. They then go to the spare room queen bed with me in tow, and then the three of us go to sleep. Yes we get sleep. Something that is so important for all of us – especially those of us with rambunctious kids to chase and keep safe.
What I should do is return the first kid to their bed, but I am afraid of the crying or the struggle that might ensue, waking his brother. Then having two kids awake! So instead I let them sleep together in the Queen bed – with me.
I know this won’t last forever. I’ll enjoy the cuddles and the elbows to the head while I can. In the meantime I still psych myself up for working harder on this sleep issue and having fantastic, independent sleepers, in their very own beds.
Do you have great sleepers or are you dealing with an issue like me?