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I have 30 weeker twins. Do they need to share a room with us up until 12months if they have each other? Thank you! Georgia

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Posted a response on 27/2/19


Hi Gemma,

Red Nose recommends that baby (s) sleep in the same room as parents for the first 6-12 months.
The following information is also available on web site. Some key points:
Several studies have shown that when a committed caregiver sleeps in the same room, but not the same bed with their baby, the chance of the baby dying suddenly and unexpectedly is reduced

Studies suggest that the protective effect of room-sharing does not generalise to room-sharing with siblings or other children.

Room-sharing facilitates a rapid response to a baby’s needs, and supports breastfeeding, and is more convenient settling and comforting of babies. It also provides closer mother-baby contact and communication

For more info: https://rednose.com.au/article/room-sharing-with-baby

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