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How do i get my twin babies to simply go to sleep when I put them to bed?

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Asked by igrobler at 10:29 AM on Aug. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Good luck! If you find out, let me know!!!

    Answer by sherribeare at 10:31 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Well, feed them, and then change their diaper. Then lay them down and play soothing music. Try to do a routine. For bed, give them a bath, then feed them, then change their diaper right before you lay them down. A massage might help depending on their age.
    It would really help to know how old they are, honestly.

    Answer by MomtoElliett at 10:33 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • i concur with momtoelliett make a routine and a set time. bath feed and change them. even what you do when you are laying down counts ie. saying nite nite, tucking them in and kissing them then just turn and walk out. it may be a bit hard at first and it doesnt hurt for them to fussy a little but after 3 to 5 days they will get it and you will have no problems.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:37 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • They are 5 and half months old. I do have them on a routine for feeding and nape time is starting to be at the same day everyday.


    Comment by igrobler (original poster) at 10:39 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • try playing some some soothing music or sounds and your could also use lavender baby bath and lotion it helps calm them. mine always liked me to cuddle them as i fed them before i put them down and still do to this day. but the best thing is to just set a time and put them down and walk away dont put any fuss into it they will learn how to put themselves to sleep.

    Answer by laura970 at 11:01 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • It's normal for children to wake up at night until they are 3 or older. It's hard wired in their brains. Babies/toddlers have always breastfed and slept with their mothers. When you sleep with your baby breastfeeding can become automatic and sleep isn't disturbed much. If a child wakes and they are alone they panic and cry as a survival mechanism. People still do this in most of the world.

    Some babies learn to give up when their cries aren't met time after time. We don't know the long term psychological, social, and other consequences of this.


    Answer by Gailll at 11:48 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

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