Explain your routine for the twins before putting them to sleep at night?

Sandra - posted on 05/17/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Around 6 PM, they wake up. I bath them, give them 4oz Formula, and put them to sleep. What do you moms do and how many hours do they sleep? And how old are your babies?

Mine are 7 weeks!

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Becky - posted on 05/25/2010

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at about 6 weeks started giving baths and lotion before putting them to bed w/a bottle and they've been sleeping through the night ever since (theyre 2 now)

Nicole - posted on 05/20/2010

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Hi! I waited until about 4-5mnths to start a routine with my twin boys. It was pretty much chaos until then...ha! Around 7pm they get a bath and then baby food and a bottle. I read to them in their bouncer seats and then put them to bed by around 9. It works with one of them usually and the other one ends up laying in my bed with me while I watch TV and he plays with his feet till he falls asleep and then I move him to his bed. My boys are almost 7mnths old now and it was hard getting them both into the same routine...they have VERY different personalities!!
Good luck!!

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Zoe - posted on 09/05/2013

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Mine are 10 months, they nap for an hour during day, bath at 6pm, bottle (9oz) at 6.30 then bed. dont see them till the next morning :-)
They wake at 7am, breakfast at 8, snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm and dinner at 4pm.
I stick to this rountine without failo, and they have been sleeping through for longer than i can remember.
Hope this helps xx

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2010

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My twin girls are 14 months and I have had them on a rountine since they were 3-4 months old..I was doing the wake up the other one if one woke up but I stopped that bc the one that didn't wake up usually slept through..they did not start sleeping through until about 10 months..that was different than my older kids..the girls generally get up around 730-8am and they will have a poopy diaper on when I go in to get them...we then eat breakfast and have a bottle go for a morning walk around the neighborhood..then play and watch Nick Jr. or Disney channel..go down for a morning nap around 11am..get up around 12-1230pm..have lunch and play..go for another nap and bottle around 3pm for about an hour...play and then have dinner around 6pm go for the evening walk..come back for bath and bottle and then bed..they sleep through the night...there might be one night or so that one of them gets up and will need to be put back to sleep..I generally do it without a bottle..they whine when moving around but I don't go in the room unless they are really crying.......

Mistik - posted on 05/21/2010

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11 pounds is the key!! That's when your doctor will let you skip night feedings. We are 5 months take 5 bottles eat 3 times a day and sleep from 9PM to 6AM.

Jenn - posted on 05/21/2010

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My girls are almost 18 months now. They wake up around 7 or 8am and nap after lunch from about 12:30pm - 2:30pm (sometimes even longer). Then we have supper at about 6pm, then it's bath time and get pj's on and read books. They are in bed at 7:30pm.

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2010

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My little men are now 13.5mths. Our routine before bed is dinner between 4-5pm then bath about 5-5.30 and then bed after the bath. Sometimes my little men are in bed by 5pm. It is a good thing cause they sleep right through to 6am. They know that is when i get up. Boys sleep anywhere from 10hrs - 13hrs. The only time when this get disrupted is when they are teething. But 99% of the time its great :)

Ashleigh - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have 2 sets of twins 2& a half yrs apart, older set is 5yrs old and the yoounger set are 2&a half. We were blessed with good sleeping habits since birth and they were sleeping their nights from3weeks old. We had them in bed by 7pm and we actually still have them going to bed at the same time. We were vigil with our routines. Even our oldest was in bed at the same time.

Vanessa - posted on 05/20/2010

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The best advice is to keep it simple and be consistant everyday. Getting into a routine will help them remember when it's bedtime. I have 14 mo twin boys and we start getting ready at 5pm with dinner 6pm bathtime and 7pm milk and bedtime 7:30 or 8pm.

Ellen - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have had my twin on a routine since they were 8 weeks old. They get a bath around 6:30, they we play on the floor for about and hour. 7:30 they get there last bottle 8 oz, then we lay them down in their own cribs at 8, and they sleep until 7:30. They started sleeping threw the night about 4 months. My twins are now 8 1/2 months old.

Our Pred doctor(who has twins) suggested to use, keep them on the routine, so when they were younger and not sleeping threw the night, if one got to for a bottle, we got the 2nd baby up at the same time. It has worked for us.

Good Luck!!!!

Laura - posted on 05/20/2010

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My girls are 9 months old now and barely have a routine. I work full time and a nanny comes to my home and watches the girls so it's hard keeping everyone on the same track. But when I get home in the evening... i feed them baby food around 6ish, then bathe them and i let them play for a little bit... letting them wear themselves out.... and then around 9pm or so, i give them a nice warm cereal bottle and when they finish I usually take them to their cribs and let them lay there and they usually fall asleep on their own. They will sleep about 2 to 4 hours and then they either want to wake up and play or sometimes I can put the pacifier in their mouths with really high hopes of them falling back to sleep.

Flick - posted on 05/20/2010

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Mine wake up about 7-8am, play on the bed with my hubbie until 9.30am when we get them dressed and I feed them. Then he goes off to work and they have a nap in front of the TV whilst I do housework. They wake up after about 20 mins and then it's play-time until 1.30 when it's bottle time. They have a nap upstairs after that, then more play time until 5.30 when it's dinner. Then more play until 8.30pm when it's bathtime, storytime, bottle and sleep. The Repeat. They're nearly 7 months and have had this rountine for about a month now. The bedtime bit they're had since 3weeks.

Susan - posted on 05/19/2010

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My twins will be 4 in August, but when they were about 6 months old they would start getting crabby at about 6 pm so we started putting them to bed at that time, I would feed them about 5 and change them, (their baths were in the morning) and than lay them down, shut the light off, close the door. Most of the time they would fall asleep easily.... Now its not a easy, but they still go to bed about 7, sometimes 6 if they are crabby....

Chelle - posted on 05/19/2010

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I agree with Destiny I should have explained i have talked with my health care nurse and pediatrician regarding the use of honey on the dummy the small amount used if fully processed is not raw product and is a very tiny amount cheers

Ciera - posted on 05/19/2010

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Mine are 15 months. They eat dinner at 5:30-6:00, we play a game together in their room from 6:00-6:45, they get dressed for bed 6:45-7:00, into their bed (they both sleep in my girl's bed) at 7:00 and I read to them and we pray together from 7:00-7:30 and 7:30, lights out.



When they were 2 months, however, it was obviously much different. At that age, they had JUST started sleeping through the night. I would keep them up from about 8:00pm-11:00pm (which was really hard for mine) They got and extra ounce or two in their bottle at 10:30pm and then at 11:00 I would put them to bed and then they would sleep until about 7:00am. (My boy sometimes would wake up about 6:30 but never before). By 16 weeks, they were going to bed at 7:30 and waking up at 7am and that is how long they have been sleeping since.



BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE HONEY ADVICE THOUGH. HERE IS A LINK THAT WILL EXPLAIN. YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD WARN YOU ABOUT THE HARMFUL AFFECTS OF HONEY ON CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 1.



http://www.drgreene.com/qa/honey-and-inf...

Jocelyn - posted on 05/19/2010

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My boys are 13 mos. They get a bath every other night (unless they're really dirty lol) b/c I just haven't found the energy to do it every night. We eat a 6, usually done by 6:30, play until 7 and if it's bath night we take a bath and are done by 7:30. If' it's not a bath night we play and ready until 7:30. At 7:30 we change into pj's and night diapers and get a bottle in their dark quiet room. Then to bed. Sometimes they play around for a few sometimes they go right to sleep.

Terri - posted on 05/18/2010

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My boys are almost 11 months now. But I was very blessed with the way they slept. At three weeks old they started sleeping through the night and have ever since. From the time they were born I never made any attemps to be quite while they slept during the day. I let people wake them durning the day if they wanted to hold them or play with them. But I made sure that their bedtime schedule was always the same. I would wake them (if they were napping) by seven, then feed them no later than 8:30pm, play with them for alteast 15 mins, then I would swaddle them and sing them a song for about ten mins with the lights off or very dim. Then bed by 9:30 pm. If they cried for alittle while, I LET them, atleast for ten mins. Then I would pick them up (while standing right by their bed) and sing to them for only two mins or so. Then put them back down and repeat if nessary. I wish you the best of luck and hope this was helpful!

Chelle - posted on 05/18/2010

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My routine is up at 7am in the morning got older twins to get ready for school feed at 7.30am about 5 oz then feed again at 10.30-11 am then off too bed till 2pm-2.30pm feed again at 3pm about 6 oz this feed they stay up in the lounge from now till bed time then we feed again about 6pm top up about 8.30pm always put two teaspoons rice cereal in there bottles for this feed bed by 9.30pm and they don't get up till 7am one of the the babies has the odd day where he might only drink a little bit at the 3 feed so i give him some Heinz apples for the 4-6 month old the other baby isn't ready for food my twins are 3 and a half months old they started sleeping through the night a few weeks ago now it was by chance they where stirring but not awake i was tired so me and my partner put honey on there pacifier and put it in went back to sleep woke at 5 am was so shocked it was great and had read else where some one offered there baby warm water at night and baby come to realize they didn't really like it as much and so started to sleep through i had to do that twice with one twin and now no hassles at all its great...good luck :)

Tiffanie - posted on 05/18/2010

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don't be alarmed when they start gaining weight lol the cereal will cause them to gain some weight

Tiffanie - posted on 05/18/2010

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They started eating cereal around 2 months [bad acid reflux]..original rice cereal is all..1/2 a teaspoon to every ounce is all i do and they eat 4 ounces at a time..hope it works for you =]

Tiffanie - posted on 05/18/2010

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i have 4 month old twin boys..they have their bath around 6pm..we lay them on a blanket on the floor and rub them down with lotion [lavender scent..seems to help]..we put their diapers on them..[they sleep in only diapers because they are very hot natured]..around 7pm we give them food [usually fruit at night]..about 8pm we change their diaper again and feed them their milk bottle with cereal..and they usually sleep from 8pm until 3am..they wake up take another bottle and most of the time go back to sleep for a few more hours..they wake up earlier the earlier you put them to bed..but i have to be up at 5:30 anyways have a 5 year old stepson to get ready..i really hope this helps.. =]

Jodie - posted on 05/17/2010

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Hi Sandra! I waited till about 3 1/2 months to start a a specific bed time (8pm). for some reason I remember hearing that that was a good age to start with a consistent bed time. Essentially all we did was put them in pjs, lights out with some soft music, bottle then bed with white noise in the background. I would say it took a couple weeks, but then they were all about 8pm bed time (oh-- and no naps after 6pm when I was first started the routine.) I usually did baths in the morning, but ocassionally before bed.
I think the babies would sleep about 3-4 hours and then I would give 4oz bottle, change diaper, then right back to bed.
They are over 8 months now and still do not sleep through, although they BOTH did TWO nights in a row, so my fingers are crossed for tonight. Most people I have talked to get up with their babies (or baby) when they are as young as yours every couple hours. I find it interesting reading about so many babies that are sleep for long chunks of time. I think that is somewhat uncommon. It is far more likely a baby 7 weeks old will be waking up every couple hours. It is a rough time for mommies, those first couple months.

Khadijah - posted on 05/17/2010

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Hi Sanda! Any age of twins in particular? My twin girls are 15mths old and 5-6pm they have their dinner (which includes their last milk cup for the evening - they are on the road to potty training soon so trying to get them use to not drinking so late now), around 7-7:30pm they have their baths, 8:30pm they get a bedtime story and 9pm its lights out!!

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