Once again I am back with a question about the twins.
Are they in the same room? Can you try separating them for naps and see if that helps?
I got rid of all my kids pacifiers before the one year mark. So, I tend to lean that way, but naps are so important, and if that helps them fall asleep, go with it a while longer. Maybe wait and quit the paci when naps end. How have they been doing at night?
Barrett sucks his thumb, and I can't take that away, but I am so thankful he has it because he goes right down for naps and at night, and has slept through the night better than any of the others ever did.
Maybe just limit the paci to the bed, and leave it at that, for now. I bet you need that break mid day.
Well .. you saw what I said on FB ... both S and B used theirs until the night before their 4th bday! *blush* .. around 2, it was made ONLY to use in their bed. I don't mind them at all to aid in sleeping (obviously) .. now I can't stand seeing a 3 year old walking around the mall with on .. but to go to sleep, sure why not! :-)
IMO .. I'd let them keep their binky and wean it later .. naps are WAY more important IMO!!! Plus .. if you're worried at all about their teeth - don't ... the spacing of baby teeth, doesn't totally affect how their big (permanent) teeth will all come. Also .. both Selah and Brantzen had a pretty big gap between the upper and lower teeth .. from where they'd sleep with it clinched in their mouth and literally a few weeks after they stopped using it the space naturally closed! yay!! :-)
GIVE them the paci!!! ;-) Again .. just my 2 cents. ;-) ha!
Oh and FWIW ... we talked long about the fact they couldn't have their binky once they turned 4 and they both did just fine .. I was a little worried about B, b/c he was sooo attached to it at night .. but it was just matter of fact .. 4 year old don't use binkies .. and he asked for 2 nights .. but that was IT! :-) They are big kids by then ... so it's so much easier. :-)
Now that I read what Stacey wrote, I remember why I got rid of them when I did. Each of my kids had trouble with night waking and had trouble falling asleep unless I came in and found the paci for them. Once it was gone, most of our sleep issues were resolved. Joey still woke at night forever, but I think that would have continued paci or no paci.
So, how are they at night? Do they sleep all night or do they wake looking for it?
I guess I am relaxed when it comes to pacifiers...
I would probably give the pacifiers back.