Schedule for twins

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Registered: 01-17-2008
Schedule for twins
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Sat, 01-15-2011 - 4:56pm

My twins do not like to go to sleep in their cribs.

Rachel
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Registered: 08-29-2007
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:19am
i am sorry but i have no advice for you but I just wanted to give you my sympathy. I have dominic on a schedule of some sorts but it's more just one he's put himself on.. I can only imagine and I hope you get some sleep SOON.
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Registered: 10-06-2009
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 3:23pm
What helped me the most was writing down when the girls did everything. It helped me see a pattern.

Our day goes somewhat like this,
7am wake up and nurse
9 eat breakfast
10 nap
11-12 wake up and nurse
2 lunch
2:30-3 nurse/nap
5-6 eat dinner
6pm nurse/nap
9pm nurse/bedtime
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Registered: 01-17-2008
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 8:05pm

Do your girls take naps in their cribs?

Rachel
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Registered: 10-06-2009
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 9:32pm
Yes, but it wasn't until they were 5 months old that they started sleeping in their crib. Up until then they slept in their swings for naps and at night. they had a mild case of reflux and it helped them sleep better when they were up right.

They also still share the crib.

I'm not sure if you have yours on the same schedule or not but for me and my girls letting them make their own schedule worked a lot better. So if one goes for a nap at 10 the other one goes around 10:30, same with eating.
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Registered: 01-17-2008
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 2:18pm

They don't have the same schedule. They get up eat and get sleepy at different times. I let them make their own schedule however they are similar. I am trying to get them to eat every 4 hours but that's hard. Sometimes they want a 4 ounce bottle and sometimes they want 6 ounce bottle. No two days are ever the same. I think oh this is a good routine then the next day they want to do something different.

Rachel
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Registered: 03-12-2007
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 1:56pm

I feel for you. I don't know what to tell you because I'm experiencing the same thing. My older DS scheduled himself at about 3 or 4 months to eat and sleep the same amounts, every 4 hours, sleep through the night, and nap at the same times. I'm finding myself in your situation this time though because Ean doesn't ever schedule out, eat the same, nap the same, or sleep through the night. He also is doing that crying at bedtime thing. It drives me nuts! He has been in a crib since about 2 months though but man! I don't know what to tell you. I would have advised you based off of my past experience but I am learning with jitterbug that it can be totally opposite. I'm sleepy with you.

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