Tracy - posted on 06/19/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
I am wondering how other twin moms put their toddlers to sleep at night without the help of someone else (my girls are 20 months and sleep in cribs in separate rooms). For the longest time I was able to put each girl to bed separately which I liked. I could leave one in another room while I read a book and rocked the other which took about 10-15 minutes (sometimes it was as short as 5 min though if I heard the other fuss). The routine was basically bath, baby signing time video while they ate a snack, book, bed. The one that stayed up later got to watch more of the DVD. But now I can't leave either of them alone without them having a meltdown. I am not sure what to do. I do not want to give up book time and snuggles but I might have to.
And one more thing... I have tried reading them books at the same time and cut out the rocking but that has not gone over well either. Perhaps I need to just try harder and practice reading with them together during the day when they are less cranky... I just don't know? Would love to hear what others do. Thanks.