Sleeping twins safely

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If you have twins, you may like 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 siblings share the same sleep space during any sleep period, for example, sleeping in the same cot together.

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

If you have any questions or queries about safer sleep advice and twins, please feel free to get in touch at

You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.

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