Recently, I’ve had several questions that don’t warrant their own post, but that I still want to take the time to answer.
Kathy H asks:
Because they are twins, will you be allowing them to sleep together (in the same bed) for at least a few months? I have heard this is good for twins.
At this point, we are not planning to have the girls sleep in the same crib. I have researched this a bit and while I do plan to try to keep the girls on the same schedule (waking one baby during the night if the other wakes to eat) I just feel strange about the idea of them sharing a crib — however, I reserve the right to change my mind. I’ve never parented twins and maybe they will sleep better together. However, my initial reaction is not to have them share.
We do plan to put them in their own room, in their own cribs, from the first night (we did the same with Bo). I am slightly worried about having them share a room but we do have an extra crib in the basement guest room that can be used if sharing a room does not work out.
I would be very interested to hear from other twin moms on how they have dealt with sleeping arrangements. Did your twins share a crib? Did they sleep in a room together or have their own rooms? What do you recommend sleep-wise for twins?
I LOVE the wall paint color… do you mind sharing the brand/color? (From this post about the girls’ nursery).
Benjamin Moore – Eggshell Finish – Wildflowers (Thanks to my FIL for painting the girls’ room!)
Did you get a sling yet?
I had a Hotsling with Bo and I never really figured out how to use it. I ended up selling it on eBay. I did use the Baby Bjorn and a Mei Tai with Bo with some success. However, with twins, I’m unsure of how useful these will be. If one baby is fussy it would help with one — or if there are two adults here then we could both carry a baby…. I’m just unsure of how helpful this will be with two infants and a toddler.
A friend did find this twin carrier and sent me the link — but I’ve been unable to justify the purchase as I am unsure of how much I would use it since I didn’t use a carrier much with Bo and I’m not sure how my back would hold up to using it either. Especially if I start out with fairly large babies.
Opinions on slings/carriers? Are there any special carriers that would be particularly helpful as I try to balance three children under the age of two?
Where did you get those plates? I’m looking for ones just like them and can’t seem to find them anywhere. (From the pictures this week of Bo’s breakfast)
The plate in that picture was from Wal-Mart. It has three dividers – a large one at the bottom and two at the top. We have three of them and they were $1 each – however, I can’t find them on their website. I also have several versions of this plate from Target that I’ve been happy with and they hold up well.
Friday’s Feature at Sticky Feet Part Deux is Ask Jamie. Feel free to email me or leave a comment with any question you would like for me to answer. Anything is fair game!