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how do i get a 4 month old and a 3 month old onto the same scheduel?

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Asked by kaylaibaby2011 at 4:28 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Wake them at the same time, feed them at the same time, put them down for naps at the same time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • wow you have two babies a month apart?? how is that working for ya???

    Answer by navajomama7 at 4:33 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Infants should be eating and sleeping on demand, according to thier own shcedules.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:36 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • well the littlw boy is my fiances and i have a little girl....but my son always falls asleep when eating and satys asleep for about an hour and a half then as soon as he wakes up he is hungry again..whereas my daughter hardly ever falls asleep while eating so when she wakes up from a nap she refuses to eat so it complicated to try and get them on the same scheduel so i have a break while my fiance is at work.

    Comment by kaylaibaby2011 (original poster) at 4:41 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • You may not be able to completely synchronize their schedules since their needs may be slightly different, but you can bring them closer together with gentle adjustments. Even with two babies the exact same age they won't necessarily have the exact same sleeping and feeding requirements. It will help a lot if you look at their natural schedules and use that as a starting place. If one baby usually naps for 2 hours and the other usually naps for 2 1/2 hours, then you will have to work with that - you can either coordinate their beginning nap times or their ending nap times, but probably not both. You can begin to establish a schedule that takes into account both babies needs, but perfect synchronization may not happen. just be consistent and you will be laying a good foundation. In time it will get easier.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:52 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Start by trying to get them to nap at the same time at least for one nap each day. You can plan ahead. If one baby is very predictable then you can guess when he/she will be ready for a nap. Do what you can to adjust the other one to be ready for nap near the same time. Even if their naps are perfectly synchronized you will get a break if their naps at least overlap.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:00 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I meant even if their naps AREN'T perfectly synchronized...

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:05 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • thats is actually a lot of help thank you very much.

    Comment by kaylaibaby2011 (original poster) at 5:06 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Its going to be difficult to get that age on a schedule regardless. In a couple of months though, I'll bet they naturally fall into the same schedule. They'll tend to wake each other up, etc. Just start putting them down at night at the same time...same routine every night and hopefully the rest will fall into place.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 5:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I'd give it time. You'll get them on the same schedule soon. They're still little.

    Answer by Dodie702 at 11:08 AM on Jul. 17, 2010

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