Information on sleeping twin babies safely and how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
If you have twins, you might decide to sleep them in their own Moses baskets or cots from birth, or you may decide to co-bed them in the early weeks and months.
What is co-bedding?
Co-bedding is when twins sleep together in the same cot. Whether you decide to sleep your babies in the same cot or separately, the risk of SIDS will be greatly reduced if you follow all of our safer sleep advice for each baby, day and night.
Whichever decision you make, it’s very important that you follow our safer sleep advice for both babies’ day and night sleeps including:
- Sleeping both babies on their backs
- Using a firm and flat mattress that is protected by a waterproof cover
- Keeping your babies smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
Find out more about safer sleep for twin babies, here.
Please read our fact sheet on safer sleep for twin babies.
If you have any questions about safer sleep advice and twins, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.