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lucya1980 Wed 29-Jul-09 21:31:16

hello can any1 suggest a good bedside cot for twins. I am going to bf and wanted to make it a bit easier at night? Are they worth it? or is it best just to get a cot bed? i already have a cotbed from my 20mo. He will need it for a while yet. i am 28weeks atm

TeaSleepFood Fri 31-Jul-09 19:54:25

HI there, FWIW I had a cotbed next to my side and had no problem BF at night. They shared the same cotbed until they were about 6 months old (not always in our room I may add!). This may mean that you only need to get one cot bed now extra as your other DS may want a big bed by the time they share.

Oh, many congrats on the twins BTW! I hope all is going well and you don't feel too much of a whale yet!

Keep us posted, and don't forget to visit us on the 'D'y ever...' thread. I think it's currently about crack in the ceiling and parallel universes, but really it's just a chat place for multiple mums. COme and say hello, you know you want too...

<<tries to lure lucya over with the promise of chocolate nuts>>

ZippysMum Fri 31-Jul-09 21:41:00

hi Lucya,
I'm having twins in Sept and we have bought 2 cotbeds but plan to put the babies in together for first 6 mos or so. We've made one of the cotbeds with only 3 sides and have lashed it to our bed as a 'sidecar' - on the middle mattress height it is exactly the same height as our bed. (Only trouble is, I've started to get used to it as a bit of an impromptu bedside table and will have to clear out hot water bottles, tissues, books etc before the babies arrive!!!)

kathryn2804 Sun 02-Aug-09 12:02:14

Definitely worth putting them in easy reach, so you can just roll over, stick them on the boob and nod. I used to snooze sitting up with my EZ b-feeding cushion, it's safe cos they don't roll off smile so you can snooze and feed! Then used to put them down and get up for a snack as it made me so hungry lol! Then back to bed. Makes the night feeds a bit easier!

lucya1980 Sun 02-Aug-09 18:38:47

thanks, i think i wil try and get a cot bed and do what you did zippysmum, we have a divan bed do you think it will be easy and secure on that?

ZippysMum Sun 02-Aug-09 19:12:43

Aaah, a divan - is that a solid base? We do have a bed with a frame so it is easy to tie the cot on. If we had had a divan, I guess we would probably have pushed the cotbed against the wall and then the bed against that to stop it from shifting, if you know what I mean?
Only disadvantage would be that it would be trickier to get babies in / out unless you were in the bed...

lucya1980 Sun 02-Aug-09 20:59:38

yes divan is the solid base. im afraid with the shape of our room it is not an option with fittedwardrobes. Space will be limeted anyhow. I used a crib with my first and we still have it, but i really dont think i can get 2 of them, plus i want them to sleep together. i was also thinking of getting a drop sided cot and leaving the side down right next to my bed, but not sure if the hight would be an issue with the side still. i have seen this but wanted a wooden one really with a proper mattress to last longer

ZippysMum Sun 02-Aug-09 22:34:08

Hi again, just a thought, but I think a divan base still has a wooden frame around the bottom, even though you can't see it. Maybe you could make a couple of holes where the cot legs are and tie like that? We were keen to co-sleep but reluctant, like you, to fork out - I'll let you know if I think of anything else...

lucya1980 Sun 02-Aug-09 22:39:18

hmm, ill measure up Ds cot bed and see what i can do. It would defo save getting another cot further down the line.

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1stMrsF Thu 06-Aug-09 21:23:30

In the very early days I wished that I had got one of these, as it would have been good to just reach out for one and not really wake up. However, I moved them to their own room at 4 weeks, and got more sleep in between feeds that way, so you need to consider all the options.

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