July 02, 2015

Q: I have a set of twins that are 11 months. They still share a crib and will not sleep at night. One is a boy and one is a girl. How can I get them to sleep at night?

A: As a first step, it’s likely time to separate them and have them sleep in separate cribs.  Not only will it likely help them sleep better at night, but there are safety concerns with two of them in a crib, especially as they start being able to climb.  In addition, be sure to establish healthy sleep habits, including a set bedtime, a consistent bedtime routine, and having them fall asleep on their own.

Answered by Dr. Jodi Mindell