My boys are almost 5 months old and wake up 3-5 times a night to feed/snack. I'm dying for sleep..please help with tips/tricks you've tried with multiples!!!!! thank you!Answer Question
Answer by MMXI at 2:48 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 2:50 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:55 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by Snewo at 3:01 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Answer by kemclaughlin at 3:10 PM on Feb. 28, 2011
Having them both sleep completely through the night every night might be a bit much to expect, but they should be able to wake less than 3 to 5 times each night. If you have them sleeping together, it might be that they are waking each other up; if this is the case you might try separating them. I put mine in separate cribs around 3 1/2 months, and I stopped having sleep issues with one twin at that point. What I did that seemed to work pretty well for us, was I ran when I heard the first sign of wakefulness and tried to pat them back to sleep without lifting them from the crib if possible, or I'd put their pacifier in if they were sucking but not really fully awake. If that didn't work I took the one who was awake to another room to rock and hopefully avoid having two awake in the middle of the night. By around 5 months I didn't offer to feed them during the night unless everything else failed. GL!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:44 PM on Feb. 28, 2011