Nap in same room
Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:23 AM
My twins always sleep in the same room at night but for their naps, we always put them in separate rooms because they seem to want to play and not sleep during nap time. At night, they go right to sleep. They are almost 18 months old and I'm trying to put them down for their nap in the same room but all they want to do is play. i wonder if the novelty of napping together will wear off and they will begin to sleep or will they always think of it as play time. I wonder if we should have tried this earlier and now so much time has passed that they won't nap in the same room.
Any thoughts on this are appreciated.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:34 PM
That being said, with some patience & consistency you should be able to get them to nap together. Depending on how they react to your presence in the room you could try sitting in there & simply putting them back to bed/laying them back down every time they stand up or start goofing around. You may need to do that for some time before they figure out the new routine. You could also try hanging a sheet between their cribs or beds so that they can't see each other. Good luck!
Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:00 PM
I never split mine up for any sleeping, and they still play at night when it's bedtime. Just be consistent with whatever you decide to do.
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