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Is it ok to put multiple babies in one crib to sleep?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid co-bedding

Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep.
Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant.

In brief: Avoid co-bedding

Placing several babies in a single crib (aka co-bedding) increases the likelihood that none of them will get a good night's sleep.
Co-bedding is also a major risk factor for sudden unexplained infant death (suid). So it is better, if possible, to provide a designated, segregated spot for each baby in order to guarantee uninterrupted sleep for the infant.
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. Sue Hall
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The american academy of pediatrics no longer recommends that babies sleep with anyone else (even if twins or triplets, etc.
) in their cribs, and that they not co-bed with older children or parents, either. The safety of co-bedding multiple babies has not been established, and it's known that the risk of sids is 4 times higher among infants who co-bed with either children or adults.

In brief: No

The american academy of pediatrics no longer recommends that babies sleep with anyone else (even if twins or triplets, etc.
) in their cribs, and that they not co-bed with older children or parents, either. The safety of co-bedding multiple babies has not been established, and it's known that the risk of sids is 4 times higher among infants who co-bed with either children or adults.
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