Sleeping issues

Jessica - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




Hey Ladies ,

I have identical twin daughters who are 7 months old , they have been sleeping all night since they were 3 months , but lately my one daughter hasnt been wanting to sleep in her crib , after she eats her last bottle i put her to bed , she sleeps for about an hour , than after that she screams and crys , so for the past two nights ive taken her to my bed to sleep and she sleeps fine , i dont wanna just leave her to cry cause than i would have two screaming babies , as they share a room , i was told its just a phase and it will last a week to a month , if anybody is or has been dealing this issue please comment and let me know anthong that could help , thanks ladies!


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Heidie - posted on 01/10/2010




I have b/g twins, they are now 6 1/2 months. He has been sleeping all night since he was 1 1/2 months and her 2 1/2 months and at 6 months she started waking about 2 to 3 hours after bedtime and screaming so I would try to rock her and if it wouldn't work I would feed her. She started eating every 3 to 4 hours at night for the past two weeks I think it is a growing spurt. My son wakes up once a night to eat not as bad as her. Sometimes he wakes up just for me to hold him so I put him in the bed with us and as soon as he fallsa sleep I put him in his bed and he sleeps the rest of the night.

For some reason the babies to sleep better when they are in the bed with you but i never let them unless they don't feel good.

Delane - posted on 01/05/2010




Many times when one of our twins would wake and not want to go back to sleep we found that the other would typically sleep right through the crying. Typically we would go to their room cover them up give them their security item (blanket, bear, etc.) say A WORD of comfort and return to our be and let them cry and fuss for 10 minutes then if they continued we would do the same thing over again. This typically worked however making it through the 10 minutes of crying is the hardest thing to do but remember your not being mean your just letting them know that this is the time to sleep. The twins still have nights where 1 will wake but they are fewer now, I think they began sleeping better after the age of 2 1/2. Good luck!

Jackie - posted on 01/05/2010




I had this problem with my boy, I think with mine it was a comfort thing because if I put him in bed with me he would sleep great. I knew he wasn't hungry because he just took a bottle, so the first couple of days I got up and gave him a sip of H20 and his passifier and usually he is sitting up in bed so I would lay him down and tell him it's nite nite time. Of course he still cried, and I would get up and lay him back down and give him his passifier etc. I did this for about 3 nights now he is sleeping till about 6:30 a.m. He gets up ready to eat and drinks all his milk and goes back to sleep for about 1 hr. As far as the other twin I guess she just tuned him out because she just slept through it. Good luck :)

Linda - posted on 01/04/2010




I had (and occationally, still have) the same issue with my daughter. One started sleeping through the night at around 6-7 months old. The other one, still wakes up occationally. I too, hate to leave her in the room crying as she wakes up her sister and I am a single mom trying to get some sleep before work. I broke every rule with Lexi. I would get her up and rock her back to sleep, I would give her small amounts of milk in her bottle to put her back to sleep, and would occationally bring her into bed with me. I do that more so now that she is bigger and the other two are inffective (she is 27 months old). She does go through stages where she will sleep all night in her crib.

I've read about rubbing their backs or tummys to get them back to sleep, that simply didn't work for Lexi. If she would see me she would scream louder until I would pick her up. Only now that she is older an understands whos bed is whos, is she finally self soothing herself back to sleep if she wakes up.

I wish I had a magical answer for you, or say it will only last a few more days. I guess, I would just say follow your instincts. Maybe she just needs a little more mommy time.

Our pediatrician told me never rock her or feed her a bottle. He knows my situation, and couldn't come up with any better advise either. He said, "well, I guess do what your doing if it's working". hmmm.....

Good luck. Even those quite moments rocking them (when you would rather be sleeping) are short and pass so quickly. Cherrish them :)


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