Because my babies didn't have the same needs, it wasn't possible to force them into the exact same schedule. My bigger baby would not eat if she wasn't ready, and trying to make her eat when she wasn't ready was frustrating for her and for me. My smaller baby really needed to eat when he needed to eat, and trying to make him wait until his sister was ready was frustrating for him and me, plus it seemed cruel. I found that synchronizing at least a few feedings and naps each day did help make the days run more smoothly, but having at least one or two separate feeding each day was nice for individual bonding time. If your babies have very similar needs and very similar eating and sleeping patterns you may be able to gently adjust them to the same schedule, but if they don't it will likely cause frustration for all of you. GL!
at 10:29 AM on Nov. 9, 2010