How well does ur twins sleep,will they sleep throu the night?

Jessica - posted on 02/04/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I have 8 months almost 9 month old twins boy and girl. My lil boy has been sleeping through the night since he was about 6 months,My lil girl on the other hand Refuses to sleep through the night. I have tried lettin her sleep with and without cloths have made sure shes completely full and even resorted to keepin her up and dealing with the screaming and cry 5 hours befor bed time. No matter what she is up about every 45 mins to an hour and wants a bottle she doesnt drink it all just takes couple drinks and falls back out for 45mins. I dont know what else to do does any have or had this problem with one of their twins? and could u possible point me in the right direction or pointer? i also cant get her to take a binky anymore she had one she had since birth and wouldnt take any others well i had to throw that out about 3 months ago since that she has nothin to do with any binky

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Kellianne - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi again lol. I just read where you've said your boy has been fighting colds and that your little girl is sick. I had that problem with my 2 god I'm even on 1st name basis with the doctors lol then i started to give them multi vitamins and they havent even had as much as a runny nose! Hope i was some help to u

Jeanette - posted on 02/10/2010

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well i can say what mine do. My son sleeps great on most nights his sister on the other hand has a party about every night at 3 am! She just stands up and has a party in her crib. but she doesnt cry she just entertains herself with her gloworm and glowing sea horse. I use a night light and a sound machine and i put decorations on the wall stuff for them to look at when they wake up. Also what about warm milk? their nitetime bottle i warm it and it helps settle their tummy. Basically do the same thing every nite they need a night time routine. She will have to cry most nites but she will get used to it the more you give in the more she is going to wake up every nite because she knows mommy is coming to get me. And its really hard to hear her cry but stick to ur guns and u will have more sleep.

CHERYL - posted on 02/07/2010

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hi i have 7 nearly 8m b/g twins they both used to sleep thru untill they got to 5months we had to put them in seperate rooms as my girl sleeps thru and the boy wakes up around every 3 hrs(not as bad i no)but ive never feed him unless he really needs it im lucky as i just give a dummy and a cuddle and hes off again.asked my health visitor she told me hes teething im not so sure and thinks it a habbit now. i just keep telling myself this stage will pass.have you tried those bedtime milks.or could your partner go in as ur daughter could just assosate you with feeding her and might settle better with ur partner. sorry couldnt be more helpful good luck

Tiffany - posted on 02/06/2010

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it sounds like it is just a bad habit. I would stop feeding her at night and I would go in and soothe. I had a strict two time soothe. First two wake ups I went in and soothed...after that I ignored. Eventually they slept through.

Holly - posted on 02/06/2010

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My Twins did the same thing, I had to move her brother out of the room so he could sleep! It took me almost 2 months to get her on track, I did Bath, Lotion, Bed, Bottle at the same time everynight(before the bath i would do dinner) I use the Aveeno baby~Calming Comfort Bath & lotion. It really helped. Also She need music. Her brother sleeps really well so i didnt have to worry about much with him, so i would play almost anything that was just mellody. and I had to do this every night for 6-8 weeks then i could cut it back to three times a week. They are 13 months now and do just fine...GOOD LUCK!!!

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Jessica - posted on 02/28/2010

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ok so my lil girl has went from fightin a cold to fightin a ear infection a very bad one both ears draining yellowish creamy stuff and the one ear that started first is now turning green shes been to docs 4 times in last 3 weeks first time they only gave me anitbitoics third time they gave me drops but its been there for 3 weeks im afrid shes goin to have to get tubs in her ears! my lil mans doin ok he still fightin the mucus in his chest but other then that hes great

Jessica - posted on 02/13/2010

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yeah i just recently moved from their dads house to my moms and they have been there since birth but fo rsome reason they sleep better here not much but a lil and thank you i will defently try that maybe i can get them on track so i can go back to work :)

Jessica - posted on 02/13/2010

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that is helpful i will go out and get them some right away!!!! i hate seein them sick makes me feel bad cuz theres not much i can do for them.

Kellianne - posted on 02/13/2010

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Crying themselves to sleep is WRONG ok. After a while your baby will become over tired and just wont sleep for you! Cut the bottle out end of try ur best to bring back the dummy its alot of help. In this case your just going to need some patience i know its not the 1st thought on ur mind theres nothing worse than broken sleep. Put her to bed at a certain time EVERY SINGLE NIGHT on the dot, when u put her to bed leave the room straight away if she cried allow her to for 4-5 minutes go in see whats going on, put her dummy into her mouth turn her on her side/belly whatever way she sleeps because im sure she doesnt stay still after a crying fit. Leave the room again, If she cries repeat the 4-5 minute thing before checking her and turn her back to her sleeping position the dummy etc etc. Let her know your the boss and not her. I understand how hard it is honey when ur tired but the patience will pay off because as soon as she learns she's not getting around you you wont have problems and you can have your good nights sleep. Luckily for me i routined my twins at 3 months but after i moved from my parents where they spent the 1st 7 months of their lives i had some sleeping problems too but i kept my patience and let them know I was the boss and they had a sleeping time and that was that and a couple nights with broken sleep paid off.If you cant handle the tiredness ask for someone around to look after them for an hour or 2 while you sleep the nxt day.

Jessica - posted on 02/12/2010

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thanks to all the moms that could help i havnt been able to try much as my daughter is now sick and my lil boy just got over it after a month of fightin colds this n that iv seen the hospital so much i think i could walk blindfolded through there but i will do all suggestions when she gets better

Violeta - posted on 02/11/2010

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My two boys are also waking a lot in the night. We had only 2 nights of sleepin through since they were born. And it doesn't matter how much they eat, or sleep, or crowl about during the day or evening. They get sleepy about 20 and I put them to sleep breastfeedin one, then the other. Sometimes it's OK till midnight when we go to bed, sometimes they cry about 30 minutes after going to sleep. They always wake up crying. Until they were 5-6 months they didn't wake one another crying, but now they do. Usually me or my husband take the crying one and walk him around the room untill he calms down. But sometimes this isn't enough and I take him for breastfeeding - about 2 times per child every night. I long to sleep a night long but I hardly believe it will be soon.

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2010

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don't worry about the binky...from what I understand it's easier to loose that know than to maybe deal with that later. As for the not sleeping through the night....BOTH of my b/g twins didn't sleep through the night until they were 18 months. All you can do is just make sure they are not to hot or to cold and then just make sure their bellies are full. If all that is being taken care of then it's probably just her and time will make things change. I know what it was like when I was sooooooo sleep deprived and about to pull my hair out, don't worry this will pass. Good luck and I hope she sleeps for you soon.

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2010

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hi jessica i structured the girls sleeping and feeding so that i woke them up at the same time each morning (6.30-7.00) & fed them at the same times each day. at about nine months my girls were having two sleeps through the day about 30 mins in the morning between 9.30-10.00 then again from about 1230-2.30. (no more than 21/2-3 hrs sleep) i fed them milk at 7am,2.30pm & 6-630pm (they had solids inbetween aswell) i put them in their room for all their naps & made sure the curtains were pulled & no light could get into the room. if your sure your daughter has definatly had enough to eat through the day then dilute her milk with water until she is just taking water. if she is hungry she will take it if not she might just be waking up out of habit. the rule ive tried with my two when they wake at night is first cry leave them for 3 mins to see if they settle. if i need to go in try to settle them without lifting or talking to them. if i need to lift them then its only long enough to settle them back down. then leave the room & let them cry for up to five minutes. i keep increasing the time by a few minutes until they go back to sleep. if after a few times of going in you think she is hungry then offer the water & in the morning try to increase the amount of milk & solids through the day. i followed the gina ford contented house with twins book & she has loads of advice & a daily plan to follow. it really has worked for us but weve had to be so strikt about sticking to it. my girls are 16 months old now & have slept through the night from roughly 7pm-6.30-7am since they were 5 months old. i also have my girls in grow bags so that they dont get cold if they kick off the covers. its amazing how two kids that grow up in the same environment can turn out so different lol good luck x

Alda - posted on 02/10/2010

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My girls are now 17 months (14 corrected) and last night they slept through for 12 hours for the first time ever! Yippee. Anyway, it was always a nightmare to get the one to go to sleep, and only thing that ever worked for me was controlled crying. It's horrible and you feel terribly guilty, but with perseverance, after 3 or 4 nights, she gets the message that the crying is NOT getting her the attention she wants and just goes to sleep. We still have to repeat the process from time to time though. I've also found that if they don't have enough naps during the day it makes things so much more difficult at night. I now put both of them down for a morning and afternoon nap and they sleep much better at night. Good luck :)

Michele - posted on 02/08/2010

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my twins are 7 months old and I have the same problem. They wake up every 3 hours and sometimes inbetween. They never sleep longer than 3 hours. I have tried the crying themselves to sleep and it doesn't work, they will scream for hours. I do a routine everynight before bed. I play music and have a nightlight. I am at a loss as to what to do but sleep would be nice?!

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2010

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My twins are 3months old.. and they have been sleeping through the night for over a month now. They are on a pretty set schedule.. and it seems to be working wonderful. They go to bed 7:30-8 and wake up about 5:30-6 which works out wonderful. They get fed and ready to go and then off to the sitters. Mine sleep in the same room, but not the same crib. They never seem to wake each other up,

Kate - posted on 02/06/2010

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Just the usual suggestion. ls there a night light on in the room? Put her to lay on her belly? Wish l could be more helpful. l'm sure they don't sleep together. Did they and it didn't work? Have you tried letting them sleep together for a nap and see how it goes? Please post now and then and let me know how it's going and what you've tried.

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