The most common concern I hear from moms of twins when sleep training, is that they are worried of one twin waking the other. This is a very legitimate concern. It's stressful enough sleep training one child, let alone two. As with any sleep training approach, there is no one-size-fits-all. When discussing this with parents of twins this is how we weight the two options:
1. Keep them in the same room
If you have no desire to separate your twins or don't have the extra room to separate them, don't stress. Twins get used to each others sounds and cries. I speak from experience when I tell you this. On the rare occasion that one of my twins wakes up crying in the middle of the night, the other one doesn't even budge and continues to sleep soundly, it still amazes me every time! Yours will learn to do this too, you have to just give them a little bit of time to figure it out. They may even surprise you by how quickly they adjust!
2. Put them in separate rooms
If you are having a lot of anxiety about them waking each other up and you have the room to separate them, and are planning on putting them in their own rooms eventually, then this option is for you. This will make the process less stressful for you and may even get them snoozing better a little bit quicker. Keep in mind though, if you decide to put them in separate rooms, once the sleep training process is completed, you most likely won't be able to put them back in the same room and expect them to be able to sleep through each other's cries immediately, it will take time to "retrain" them to sleep together again.
Whichever option you decide is going to work best for your family remember to be very consistent and give them enough time and space to get the hang of it! If you feel overwhelmed by all of this and need some support through the process that's what we are here for! We are more than happy offer the guidance and support you need to be successful!