How to Set Up a Bedroom for Twins: 5 Tips for the Perfect Sleeping Space

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Setting up a baby’s room requires attention to detail, but does the process become twice as hard when you’re dealing with twins?

Not necessarily. Two bundles of joy are certainly a handful, but setting up their room to share doesn’t have to be a headache. That said, there are some major points to note during setup that every new parent of twins should consider.

Looking to set up your twins’ room minus any hassle? Keep these five tips in the back of your mind.

Create the Perfect Sleep Conditions
Here’s some for thought: in you want both of your bundles of joy to get a good night’s rest, you can’t afford for either of them to be uncomfortable during bedtime. This means taking extra measures to make sure that the conditions in your twins’ room are optimal for sleeping snuggly.

But how do you create the ideal environment for getting some shut-eye? Consider the following three elements for starters

·       Lighting: soft lights and shading solutions such as wooden blinds can keep harsh light out and help you make sure that it gets just dark enough when it’s time to put the twins to bed
·       Temperature: don’t run the risk of letting your babies get too warm during the night by investing in fans and the softest sheets you can find
·       Humidity: to ensure that your twins breathe easy, considering a humidifier or dehumidifier depending on the climate of your area

Know the Basics of Babyproofing
It doesn’t matter how many babies are sharing a room: babyproofing is crucial for any small child’s room to guarantee their safety and give you peace of mind. The bare minimum of babyproofing for your twins’ room include…

·       Strapping furniture to the wall to avoid any potential falling accidents
·       Steering away from any decorations with small pieces of dangling parts to avoid choking hazards
·       Eliminating any sharp furniture with the help of rubber edge protectors

Don’t Crowd the Room
Perhaps this seems obvious, but it’s to your benefit to take a “less is more” approach in order to give your twins ample room to roam as they get older. You don’t have to double-down on extra toys or furniture just because you have two babies, after all. To optimize space, make the room seem bigger by pushing furniture against the walls to create a less claustrophobic room for your children.

Figure Out Your Crib Situation
While there’s still some debate over whether or not your babies should sleep in the same crib, the choice is ultimately up to you. Two cribs means taking up more space, but it also decreases the likelihood of your children waking each other up. If you go the single crib route, investing in a crib divider is a smart move to saving space without having to buy a separate crib.

Think About the Long-Term
When you’re deciding on exactly where you’re going to set up your twins room, bear in mind whether or not your long-term plan is to have them share a space as toddlers. You might be a bit cramped in your current space; however, many parents do indeed opt for separate rooms as their twins age.

Either way, start thinking today what will eventually become of your twins’ current room and brainstorm furniture needs or arrangements you’ll need to make in the distant future to set up their rooms as toddlers.

Setting up the perfect bedroom for your twins doesn’t have to mean double trouble in terms of the work you put it in. By sticking to these tips, you can set up their sleeping space without breaking a sweat.

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