Sleeping Arrangements for Twins on Vacation

Joe Rawlinson by Joe Rawlinson - April 16, 2015

Martin, who is about to travel with his two-month-old twins, writes in and says that he’s wondering what can they do about sleeping arrangements for twins on vacation. They’re having a hard time finding something that they think will work for them. He says, “We thought we might try to take a pack-and-play. We might try to check one or buy one or have one delivered to where we’ll be staying.”

Sleeping Arrangements for Twins on Vacation

What Worked for Us

When our girls were about two months old or still infants, and we were traveling, we would take a pack-and-play with us that we would then have them share at our destination.


If we were going to be visiting family or friends, we could often borrow a pack-and-play there at their home. Our girls can then each have their own place to sleep.


When our twins are still very young as infants, like at two months old, they were still sharing a crib at home. So sharing a pack-and-play on the road was not a big deal. If your twins are in separate cribs already, you may want to consider separate sleeping arrangements for them while you’re traveling.

Hotel Options

Some other options to consider when you travel with your twins is that you can sleep them on the floor. You can make up a bed on the floor with a blanket on the floor. Odds are at two months, they’re not going to be going too far.

Also consider that some hotels that you may stay at have cribs that you can borrow. So if you’re staying in a hotel or motel, you may want to call ahead and see if they have cribs that you can borrow for your twins. Some hotels will restrict the number of cribs that you can borrow to just one, so make sure that they can accommodate you before you show up.

(RELATED: Check out the Dad's Guide to Twins Youtube channel for additional helpful twin tips and tricks videos.)

This topic was originally addressed on the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Episode 86: Portable Sleeping, Public Restrooms, Time with Twins. Original photo by Cheryl

Further Reading

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2 thoughts on “Sleeping Arrangements for Twins on Vacation”

  1. Wife and I just traveled with our 1yo twins. We called before we booked our resort and they did provide pack-n-plays. We brought our own linens of course. Also we had a 14 hour drive so we planned to leave right before their bed time so we got majority of our driving in while they where asleep. Next morning we only had a few hours left after they woke up. The drive home was another story

    • @Jason – Nice move calling ahead to confirm what was available. I’m sorry to hear the return trip was rough. Hopefully, that didn’t undo your entire vacation.


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