Ayman - posted on 08/31/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )
Dear fellow mommies,
I have five month old twin boys that were both almost sleeping through the night (5-5.5 hours) for a month or two. Suddenly, for the past 8 days twin A started getting up every 2.5 hrs at night - during the day he eats every 4 hrs and I give him a supplement (he's breastfed) before bedtime. I have tried changing him, holding him, rocking/ singing and trying to burp him - to make sure nothing is wrong with him, He stops crying when I hold him and as soon as I put him down, he starts crying. My husband has done this too - in case he smells me when I pick up. We have tried CIO as well. The only thing that calms him down is feeding him - and he falls asleep...One point to note is that he self soothes to fall asleep at bedtime - but not when he wakes up in the middle of the night. His brother, B continues his normal sleep time (about 5 hours).
I usually feed them one after another to sync them up and this frequent feeding is starting to exhaust me. I understand (and hope) that this could be a growth spurt and he will go back to his previous schedule. But its been over a week now and he wakes up and cries frequently at night like clockwork. They sleep in our room, so I don't have to walk back and forth each time they want night feeding. Do you think moving them to nursery would help? Or would extreme CIO (like all night) help? I'm hesitant to do so, considering that he may be hungry. Please let me know if you had this issue and what you did about it to other eliminate the issue or at least to make your life better. By the way, my babies refuse to tandem feed, so I feed them back to back.
Thanks in advance,
A very sleep deprived mommy