Twin Boys Age 21/2 years old

Kimberly Kaye - posted on 12/13/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How to get my twin boy's on a regular sleeping schedule..? What can I do to make it seem not so stressful? What kind of activitie suggestions?

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Sarah - posted on 12/13/2015

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An overtired child or children will not sleep well. It does seem like if you keep them up they will sleep more at not. In reality sleep begets more sleep.
A typical schedule for my kids at 2.5 would have been something like this:
7am wake up and get dressed
7:30 breakfast
8-10:30 play, errands, library, a snack in there around 9,
11 lunch
11:30 books and snuggles and time for nap
12-2 nap
2:30 snack, play time, outside, with dad or with mom (they also got a video during this time so I could cook)
5 dinner
5:30 quiet play,
6 bath, snack or milk
6:15 teeth brushed
6:30 snuggles and books
7 night night
Now, like Dove said, my kids all started to quit napping around 2.5, one day they'd nap then skip a day or two and then have a nap again. When they stopped napping they were often ready for bed as early as 5:30 or 6, so I'd feed them early and put them down. It put a huge crimp in socializing, even with our parents, but if I brought pjs I could get them down and then transfer them home, sometimes. If my kids were still awake past naptime, I'd let it go and if they did fall asleep, I limited the nap t o30 minutes. Letting a 2.5 year old sleep at 3/4 in the afternoon, will keep them awake until 9 or 10.

Dove - posted on 12/13/2015

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My twin girls would have quit napping right at 2, but I was not ready to give up that 'break'... so I resorted to driving them to sleep EVERY day for 6 months (because I could not get them to fall asleep at home and all we did was battle). Finally I got tired of wasting the gas, so we just quit nap time and bedtime was bumped up.

I can't remember bedtime details since it's been so long ago (they are 14 now).

Kimberly Kaye - posted on 12/13/2015

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Night and nap's I'm so off schedule they stay up half the night. I'm sure it's me letting them nap late. I just take advantage when they are sleeping, then I pay for it at night trying to get them to go to sleep. Thank you for your help

Sarah - posted on 12/13/2015

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Sticking to a routine, especially with twins will be the most helpful. Do you mean at night or naps too?

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