Updated on November 5, 2020 by Lyric Fergusson
Finding the perfect crib for a single baby can be difficult. Finding one that fits great for two babies can be even harder. There are so many things to consider when looking for a crib, such as safety, sturdiness, size, style, and not to mention, which crib saves the most money in the long run.
It can be overwhelming to find the best crib for your twins but it doesn’t have to be difficult. There are so many different types of cribs to choose from I’m confident you’ll find one that you’ll love. To get you started, here is a list of my favorite cribs for twins.
The Best Cribs For Twins
(Best value — $$)
Both bassinets come with a canopy that will help keep light off of babies while they sleep. The playard itself is larger than most so that it can support two babies. This Playard-bassinet-duo is perfect for those beginning months and really helps to conserve space.
Keep in mind: The bassinets are connected and not two separate attachments.
Good for: Who are looking for something not too expensive but still usable. This is a good “bang for your buck” product.
(Most multi-purposed — $$$)
Why it’s great: This playard and bassinet set is going to be so helpful when raising twin babies. It’s reported to last for the first two years of life, the bassinets are removable, and it comes with an organizer console and a large changing table. This is a really great space saver and keeps everything you might need in one place. It’s easy to assemble the size of the play yard itself is larger than most which makes it perfect for twin babies.
The soft lining of the bassinets is made of mesh which is a relief for many parents who don’t want to worry about their twins’ breathing safely.
Keep in mind: While this nursery comes with many amazing attachments, you can not use both the bassinets and some of the attachments at the same time. Both bassinets are removable so you can just switch it out should you ever want to use a different attachment.
Good for: Twin parents that are looking to not take up too much space or need something with many purposes.
(Most practical — $$)
Why it’s great: This duo bassinet is great for holding sleeping twins! It has mesh walls which keep babies separated, yet they can still see and touch each other and allows for easy breathing. The large storage pockets are really convenient for those late night changes and feedings. It keeps everything right where you need it.
It’s high quality, easy to assemble, and has wheels to allow it to move all around the room. It’s compact so it won’t take up a lot of room.
Keep in mind: This bassinet is only usable for the first several months after the babies are born, but keeping babies in a bassinet near the bed is best for that time.
Good for: Parents who will be co-sleeping with their twins or just plan on having their twins sleep in their room.
(Longest lasting — $$)
Why it’s great: This crib is so good for families raising twins as it is long lasting and its convertible abilities allow it to be useful for several years, saving you more money. It comes in 7 non-toxic colors, which is great for a variety of nurseries.
Parents have admired how the toddler rail comes in a separate box that can be stored until needed and the packages all come tightly secured. This also helps with keeping its ability to last longer than most cribs.
Keep in mind: Some parents found it difficult to assemble but working with at least one other person to put it together could help a lot and make the assembly process much easier.
Good for: Parents who are looking for a crib to last them through the years and are wanting to save some money with an investment piece.
(Most modern — $$$)
The size of the crib is very convenient for twin parents because it is rather compact. So fitting two into one nursery would be easy with this convertible crib or having one in each room leaves more space for other nursery furniture.
Keep in mind: That some parents reported receiving their crib already damaged so be sure to check your product and report to customer service of any issues.
Good for: Parents looking for a more modern styled nursery or something that is aesthetically pleasing.
(Best quality — $$$)
Its beautiful design is incredibly sturdy and made of good quality. Having a crib that can last you through the years may be a good thing to invest in as it will save you more money later on.
Keep in mind: Some parents found this product difficult to put together so make sure to find a partner when you assemble this crib.
Good for: Parents looking for a non-toxic and stylish crib for their twin nursery.
(Best accessory — $)
Why it’s great: This is a great product to consider if you’re having twins. It has a sleek and simple design that is perfect for those first few months when safe sleep is really important. The twin nursery also comes with many handy attachments that are great when you have your hands full with two babies.
It also has a really great price compared to some of the other options. Especially if you already own are considering purchasing a play yard.
Keep in mind: This product is only an accessory and does not come with the playard. However, most parents said this product was “life-saving.”
Good for: Parents who have already purchased a Joovy Room Playard or parents who are considering purchasing one and want to add the twin function to it.
FAQs about cribs for twins
1. Where should my baby sleep?
Babies should sleep in your room in a bassinet for at least the first several months to even a year. It is best that they sleep on a smooth tight surface with nothing around them.
2. When should my babies sleep in their nursery?
After the first year, it is safe for your twin babies to sleep in their own separate room. Do consider purchasing a monitor so that you can keep an eye on them while they sleep apart from you. This will help give you some peace of mind.
3. Can my twins share a crib?
It is not recommended that twins share the same crib. They should stay swaddled in their own separate designated sleeping area. It is not considered safe sleeping for them to share the same sleeping crib, but they can share the same room which is the next best thing.
4. How long can I wait to buy a crib?
It is really up to you and when you want your babies to sleep in their own cribs. Although buying a crib ahead of time would be most ideal. If you purchase bassinets first for them to sleep in, you can hold off purchasing a crib until your baby starts to outgrow said bassinet.
5. Do cribs expire?
They may wear down over time, but they won’t expire. However, your child may grow out of the size of certain cribs. Also, bassinets do have a weight limit so your baby can outgrow that as well. Just be sure to check all product and safety information.
There are so many types of cribs with different designs and functions and just as many variables to consider. It might be hard to find something that fits perfectly, but this list is here to help you narrow it down.
Having a good crib that fits you, your babies, and your home can be a lot. Considering the style and size of the nursery, whether or not the twins will sleep in the same room or separate rooms, how long you plan on co-sleeping, what’s your safest option. It can all seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
The best thing that you can do is really listen to your gut and do your research. Once you find something that matches most of what you’re looking for, then that’s the crib for you!