Having twins is very, very exciting for many, if not all parents.
Now, there are differing opinions as to whether or not putting your twins in one crib or having them in two separate cribs is better.
We'll explore each option while providing relative recommendations below. One thing that is for sure though, is that space will most likely be an issue because, well, you do have double of everything now!
Mini Baby Cribs for Twins
First, let's look at the option of separating each twin in two separate cribs. For this, you'll need mini baby cribs as they are the best cribs for small spaces.
40 x 28 x 38 inches
38 x 26 x 35 inches
39 x 23 x 36 pounds
41 x 26 x 40 pounds
Best Big Baby Cribs for Twins
For parents who simply do not have the space to put two cribs in their nursery, don't worry, single crib is still workable - thanks to this one wonderful invention - crib divider for twins!
For that, you'll need a big baby crib though. Most standard crib will fit the bill, nevertheless, here are some of the best big baby cribs:
53.5 x 30.5 x 33.5 inches
58.5 x 33 x 34 inches
58 x 29 x 39 pounds
Double Bassinet for Twins
In terms of the newborn stage, here are a few of the best bassinet for twins that we'd highly recommend:
49.2 x 46 x 30.3 inches
16.5 x 3 x 38 inches
35 x 23 x 12 pounds
So, One Crib or Two?
At the initial stage, there are many parents who'd let their twins share one crib because let's be honest, crib is an expensive item among all the other baby items you'd need to buy.
So the question is, can twins sleep in the same crib? Medical professionals have generally advise against twins sharing a crib for several reasons:
- increased risk of suffocation, overheating and SIDS
- higher chances of one baby disturbing the other during sleep
- higher risk of babies harming each other in the same crib
Since you will have to eventually split your twins up into two separate cribs at some point of time, why not get them their own crib from the very beginning rather than having to ponder the question 'can twins share a crib'?
Space Constraint Solution
As we've mentioned in the beginning of this article, one of the main concerns of having two cribs in the nursery is the constraint of space.
Either your room cannot fit two cribs in one go, or your room will become too crowded after their placement which then lead you to wonder - where is my pinterest worthy nursery?
Fret not, we have the solution for you:
(a) mini cribs for twins
- So, the average crib size is 28 inches wide and 52 inches long.
- A mini crib, on the other hand, is only 24 inches wide and 38 inches long.
- Having two of them make for the perfect cribs for twins in small spaces because they effectively takes up considerably less space!
(b) cribs made for twins specially.
- Yep, there are cribs especially made for twins and while they are not necessarily the most economical, they do solve the problem of limited space for many parents.
(c) crib dividers
- Get an extra large crib and use crib dividers instead to separate and give babies their own spaces in one single crib.
- The thing is, baby's space in this kind of setting will be slightly smaller than if they each have their own separate crib.
One final option to counter space constraint issues is to go down the layout route.
Arrange your double cribs in a L-shape as pictured left.
Corner cribs for twins as such will save you more space compared to having them side by side or back to back.
So be it you choose to go for the small cribs for small spaces, double crib or corner cot for twins, we hope our review above of some of the best cribs for small spaces will give you some awesome twin nursery ideas!