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Today on More Than Sleep With The Mama Coach:
Twins and Sleep
Join me and my two special little guests to chat all about twins and sleep!
How can you teach your little ones to sleep independently?
Make sure you do the bedtime routine at the same time with both twins and when it comes time for bed, separate them and have them sleep in two different rooms. This way they will have the opportunity to gain the independent night sleep skills which should only take 1 to 2 nights. The reason why we do this is because we want your babes to actually be able to fall asleep independently without them distracting one another and causing more crying than there needs to be! One the 3rd night you can move your babes back together.
Twins are usually pretty regimented with their schedule when it comes to feeding, but for the 2 nights they are separated, let them run on their own individual schedules in order to make the adjustments that will work for both babies when you bring them back together to the same room.
On the 3rd night wake the sleeper that can go the longer stretch first. For example: If Twin A wakes up at 1 am to feed and Twin B doesn’t wake up until 2 am, Feed Twin A first, then change Twin B before feeding them to make sure he or she doesn’t fall asleep while feeding. Remember you want your babes to be awake while they are feeding!
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If you’re looking for more information on twins check out these two articles below!
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