Naomi - posted on 04/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
Naomi - posted on 04/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
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Jenn - posted on 09/13/2009
I put my 9 month old girls to bed awake and they fall asleep on their own pretty quickly. I use white noise to help out so I can have some time with my 3 1/2 year old before I send him off to bed.
Traci - posted on 08/27/2009
I have girl twins who are almost 15 months old. I have them on a schedule since they came home from the hospital (only 8 days old, and 32 weeks early, anyways) I would put them to sleep in a dark room between 8-9 when they were younger and woke up I would just feed them in he dark and lay them back down, now that they are older they sleep through the night, but what we do is they only get 1 nap a day (unless they really need two) but usually one nape at 1:30-2:30 pm and they sleep for 2 hours is what we do. I lay them down with thier blankets, and cup and they know its time to go to sleep. Aiden will fight sleep everyday almost but payten goes right to sleep
MARTINA - posted on 08/27/2009
Our boy-twins are 15 months old now and I put them down to sleep after a supper, botlle of milk and a bath. Once they are in their beds i read them bed time storries, which they love, especially when I make special "sound effewcts". I also started to use a special bed-sheets, that comes them and keeps them away from walking and hip-hoping up and down the bad. It also keep them warm trough the night. Othervise they used to throw their blankets down and they were a bit cold at the morning. I sew those sheets by myself, but they can be both too (USA: http://www.thefantasmasheet.com/, Espania: http://www.sabanafantasma.com/modo_de_us...). This really works for us, altho my friends tells me, that I am strange to put my kids in to "prison jacket".
Alda - posted on 08/16/2009
My two are 12 months (9 months adjusted). I give them a bottle at around 6 - 6:30pm and they're in bed by 7pm. Very occasionally they fall asleep on the bottle and we put them down asleep, but they're usually awake. We put on their musical/light thingy for 10 minutes so they know it's time for sleep and then we leave them. Occasionally we have to do controlled crying with the one, but it's only for a few nights. I found black-out blinds in the nursery an absolute MUST!
Lena - posted on 07/31/2009
Doing it alone can be tricky but putting them in their cribs awake is the KEY! My 9 mo b/g twins get a bottle before bed and usually a bath before the bottle....usually.
Jess - posted on 07/13/2009
I have 13mth old twins, i have also from the start put them to bed awake, sometimes they fell asleep on a bottle. We at times have had to rock one of them as he has had a lot of medical touble but otherwise he usually goes to sleep on his own, now he always does.
I use to put them to bed together when they were in the same cot, but now i will put one down and as soon as he or she is asleep i put the other down, cause if i put them down together especially during the day all they do is talk and play and try and get out of there cots.
I have just found that this has worked for us.
I have also been taught by a sleep school with my 1st child who is now 4yrs. That you have to learn there tired signs and once you know what they are and you can recognise them things get easier, but when your child is showing them you only have a 15 minute window of being able to get them to sleep easily otherwise they are over tierd and wont go off to sleep. hope this works, just keep trying things until they work for both you and the twins.
Sandra - posted on 07/08/2009
You know when my kids were a lil younger they would fall asleep in their bouncers and we would transfer them to their beds. Now they go to bed awake and drift off to sleep! When you get them used to a routine they just work with it eventually! My routine is as follows (They are one year old)
8-8:30am: Wake up and have bottle
9-9:30am: breakfast. (Bowl of weetbix) Change nappies/bath
They play arount til about 11am and then they are back in bed for a nap (around 2hrs)
1pm: Wake and within the 1/2hr they have bottle change and some lunch then play
3-3:30: Another 2hr nap.
5-5:30: wake have their last bottle within half hour change
8-9pm Bed for the night.
(except tonight....they wanted to wake at 3:15am to play for a bit!!!!)
They have gotten so used to this routine that if i try and let them stay up for a lil longer they get over tired and i have trouble getting them to bed!
98% of time my twins sleep and wake at the same time which makes it a hell of a lot easier...and to get them used to goin to bed awake is the best thing u can do...They will chat and laugh for a lil while but will drift off to sleep in no time!
Hope it helps!
Marlys - posted on 05/20/2009
My twins are 13 months old and i have had them on this routine since they were about 3 months.
Your best bet is get them in a routine.What i do is feed them dinner ,bathe them and let them play in the bath a little bit (so they get the last bit of energy out),and last give them a bottle of milk and in the cribs they go. My son will fuss and put up a fight sometimes but he gets the point after 10 minutes. My daughter knows the routine and doesn't fight it. Good luck.
Jamie - posted on 05/12/2009
We have done a routine of change the diapers, put on the pj's, then we each take one and give them a bottle and rock them, they usually would fall asleep and we put them down, at about 9 months they weren't falling asleep while feeding so we just starting putting them down awake, sometimes they would fuss a little, but went to sleep on their own. I really think it is about routine for us.
Caroline - posted on 05/07/2009
Hi Naomi. I have twins who have just turned 1 and they finally started sleeping well at 7 months after I read Save Our Sleep by Tizzie Hall. That book saved my life! Hope this helps. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Caro x
Nancy - posted on 04/30/2009
Not sure how old your twins are, my daughter has 8 month old boys, she has always just put them to bed awake from day one, and they go to sleep at the same time. She stuck with a very strict schedule. They don't always wake at the same time, but usually they do. Are you still having problems with this?