help scheduling twins better for night time sleeping

Angela - posted on 05/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Bed time is the one time I am having such a hard time with!!!! I'm 23. I have just turned 2 twin girls! I bought one crib they where 10 weeks premature. Breastfed them for 6 months. when I would put them to sleep i would just put them in their cribs and pat them if needed rock them. They both have figured out how to climb out of their cribs. so i just put them in the bed with me. i know! it takes me 2 hours sometimes to get them to sleep. we wake up at 8 in the morning nap at 12 till 2. and bath at 5 then dinner. then i don't know what to do. I've never been around children long. i'll take any advice anyone can give me! i have to fight them to bed. i don't know if i should pop them or what. my voice doesn't do it they just giggle and laugh say hey mommy or kiss me. It's really stressing me. i just want to do things right and i need someone to help me please

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Stifler's - posted on 05/23/2012

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I agree get them a toddler bed each if they can climb out and have an afternoon routine that's the same every day, playing, packing up, dinner, bath, stories/whatever, bed. Keep taking them back to their bed if they get out and want to muck around. You have to mean business that it's bed time.

Sammy - posted on 05/23/2012

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Angela,

This is nothing new where 2 year olds are concerned. Something you can do is get beds for them to sleep in instead of sleeping with you. What time do you have set as their bedtime? Something else you can try to do is switch dinner with the bath time. Have them take a bath after dinner and then when they get done with their bath sit down with them and talk to them about what is expected of them when it is time for bed. My youngest son is 19 months old and what I do with him is tell him when its getting close to bed time and then when its bed time I tell him its time to give lovings and go to bed. He will run to both me and his dad and give us hugs and kisses then he is ready to turn his bedroom light of and lay down for sleep.

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