I have 3 month old twins and I am curious what to expect at this point.

Rachel - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What should they be doing at this point? What should I be doing differently? Eating habits? Sleeping habits? I just want to try to be prepared as best as I can... Any help?

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Nancy - posted on 11/12/2009

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Know that things get easier. My twins are now 9 years old, and my singleton is 6. He's the one that's been the hardest.lol Dont' listen to what everyone tells you. Your kids are going to be different from eeryone elses, just like you are. So, don't stress about their weight, their learning, their routine, or anything. Just simply enjoy your kids and let life happen. You are probably at the hardest stage right now that I experienced. Just know that things get easier.

Farah - posted on 11/06/2009

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check out babycenter.com ... they give you weekly updates on what they should be doing and games you can play to help their development. It has helped me a lot. My twins are 6 months old now.

Mary - posted on 11/05/2009

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My twin boys just turned 3 months this week.. they were preemies though so they might be a little delayed. They are just starting to coo and smile, so it has been a lot of fun lately. They have always been on a pretty consistent schedule as they spent the first couple weeks in the NICU.. so that has continued. Luckily they moved from every 3 hour feedings to 4 or 5 hours and sometimes longer during the night.

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Alda - posted on 11/09/2009

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It really depends. All babies are different. Mine were born at 28 weeks and their development was very delayed. The one came home after 3 months in NICU and the other after 4 months. Even so, twin 1 is almost 2 months behind twin 2 as far as crawling etc goes, but twin 1 is much more interactive with us. Twin 2 has been standing for over a month but twin 1 is only now getting herself sitting up without help, but she's crawling well. What will happen will happen, don't wish away any of the early stages lol, because once they start crawling and walking you'll never have a moment's rest ever again.

Kerry - posted on 11/09/2009

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All babies are different even twins will develop differently from each other. Definitely stick with a routine, babies love to know what's going to happen next and thrive on it, they don't like surprises. My twins were going through the night from 7pm to 7am from 12 weeks with the odd hiccup every now and then. But we didn't make a fuss, just fed then put back to bed, they are 4 months old now and I've just introduced baby rice to my first twin as she is heavier than the other and needs a bit more than her bottle, but her sister isn't quite ready yet, so I will delay her baby rice feeds for a couple of weeks or so. Just go with the flow and enjoy your babies :-)

Jocelyn - posted on 11/04/2009

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Around this time is when a schedule will start to emerge. I wanted to get my twins on the same schedule to make my life easier so I read a book called Baby Wise and it really helped me get a routine together than my boys thrived on. It's all about how an eating/sleeping routine makes everyone happy. Basically you feed them, let them "play" then when you notice they start getting tired, you put them to sleep. Then do it all over once they wake.If you can I really suggest reading it. It's not long or anything so it's not too hard to squeeze it in. I think this is the best time to start trying to get a routine for them. They also started sleeping longer at night around this time. I was getting about 3 hours in between feedings and then they skipped their first night feeding (midnight) and woke around 3. It was such a great feeling! They really become so much more aware and active now. You'll start to have a lot of fun with them. But my biggest suggestion is getting a routine down because it makes your life soooo much easier! Good luck!

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