my twins are 18 months old.
i have allowed them...us really, get into this horrible habit. at night when its bed time, I hold one twin and my mom holds the other, and they cuddle and suck on a bottle of water (yep yet another bad habit.) and they fall asleep. being held. yep. oh wait, it gets better.
then they each lay on those foldout couches for about an hour or so and then we go up to bed. taden doesnt sleep in his crib, he sleeps in the bed and tyler will sleep in his crib if he is still asleep when i put him in it. but he wakes up half wya through the night and cries and i put him in my bed.
we NEEEEED a new routine. I'm sooo ready to change all of this 100%!! BUT I'm concerned about a few things, i have some questions, and I need ideas.
first of all i have no idea where to start so a step by step example of your routine or an idea of a routine would be great.
I have a few ideas such as, (when its warmer) walk or bike ride after dinner, a bath, reading/playing quietly in their room
and then alseep in their cribs.
the biggest thing is the sleeping part. I'm sure i could figure out the routine if i had to, but i'm so overwhelmed by the thought of putting them both in their cribs that im just scared to try it.
i've tried the whole, put them in their crib and let them go to sleep on their own, with ty. it didnt work. plus my mom came into the room and was all pissed off at me because he wasn't sleeping. so i HAD to take him to my bed so he would sleep.
i just know if i try to put them in their cribs they will just scream bloody murder and feed off each other and keep each other up i have no idea what to do or what to try or anything.
thats why im looking for advice from moms of twins/simliar aged kids on that last part.
this was long but i need a lot of help
Answer by daughteroftruth at 12:57 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by laird6372 at 12:58 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
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Answer by shivasgirl at 1:28 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
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