Unique and Practical Double Cribs for Twins

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What Kind of Cribs Are Best for Your Twins?

Should twins sleep apart or in the same crib? There are plenty of opinions on this issue, but very little research to back up any one perspective. There are, however, a few questions to ask yourself before you make your choice:

  • Do your babies sleep better when they are right next to each other? Or do they tend to keep one another awake?
  • Do you have the funds and space for two separate cribs?
  • How long do you plan to keep your twins in cribs versus youth beds?

Thankfully, parents of twins now have plenty of twin crib options available to help them keep their babies safe and happy—even if space is at a premium. The cribs listed here include a wide range of styles, with some providing a happy compromise between co-sleeping and separation.

 

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Double Decker Twins Crib

Double Decker Crib for Twins
Double Decker Crib for Twins. Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber.com

This unusual design features a set of stacked cribs for twins. Wooden rails move up and down to access babies and an auto-locking latch secures the rails for safety. Requires only six square feet of floor space, but rises nearly six feet in height.

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Pamco Twin Crib

Pamco Twin Crib
Pamco Twin Crib for twins is available from Kiwi Kid LLC. Photo courtesy of Kiwi Kid LLC.

Formerly available only in New Zealand, the Pamco Twin Crib is now available in the US through Kiwi Kid LLC. The double crib is separated by a removable clear lucite panel so that twins share an unobstructed view of each other. Features independent side drop rails. As an added bonus, the cribs can be converted to two single beds, extending their useful life well into your twins' toddler years. The dimensions are 82" by 39."

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Twin Crib from TwinsThings (UK)

Twin Crib from TwinThings
Wicker Twin Crib from TwinThings. Photo courtesy of TwinThings.

UK company Twins Things features this attractive wicker crib set for twins. The cribs can be used individually or joined together. The set is sold with coordinating bedding, although the pole and drapery featured in the picture are sold separately. Although the company is based in the UK, it's website offers international shipping upon request.

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Duetta Crib Mate Round Crib for Twins, Triplets or More

Duetta Crib Mate Round Crib for Twins.
Duetta Crib Mate for twins from Little Miss Liberty Round Crib Company. Photo reprinted with permission of Little Miss Liberty Round Crib Company.

This unique crib design offers a round shape with a 45" diameter. Two, three or more cribs can be joined together in a configuration for multiples. The crib offers flexible styling, including canopy or dome covering and lots of beautifully coordinated accessories. The look doesn't come cheap, however. The twin crib starts at about $2000 and a triplet ensemble can run well over $3000.

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Corner Crib from Baby Trilogy

Corner Cribs for twins
Two Corner Cribs put together for twins. Photo courtesy of Baby Trilogy, Inc.

This wedge-shaped crib works well for multiples because the pie-shapes fit together to save on floor space, ideal for fitting multiple cribs into a room where space is tight. Unfortunately, Baby Trilogy, the company that manufactured this model, seems to have gone out of business but you may have luck tracking down an older model. The cribs do require special bedding.

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Crib Divider

Crib Divider for Twins
Crib divider for twins allows two babies to share a single crib space. Photo courtesy of DoubleBlessings.com.

As an alternative to buying two specialty twin cribs, a crib divider turns a single crib into a double, giving twins their own individual sleeping space within the confines of a single crib. Although it's probably not a long-term solution, it's not a bad option for getting through the early months. At only $30, it is by far the least expensive option!

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Twin Corner Cot: L-Shaped Crib for Twins from TwinsThings (UK)

Twin Corner Cot L-Shaped Twin Crib from TwinsThings
Twin Corner Cot L-Shaped Twin Crib from TwinsThings. Photo courtesy of TwinsThings.

The L-Shaped Twin Corner Cot from UK's TwinsThings.com has a unique design that nestles into a corner. A diagonal divider separates the two babies and can be configured with a clear or solid panel. This product offers plenty of versatility, with the ability to convert to toddler beds and even a sofa for an extra cost. Specialty sheets are required. TwinThings is a UK based company but does offer international shipping for some products. Please contact the company for more information.

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