Another question about what am I supposed to do with twins?
February 14, 2012 11:33 AM Subscribe
So how do you get twins to fall asleep in bed, i.e. without carrying them around for hours?
posted by creasy boy to Education (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading books about babies and everyone seems to think that one way or another you have to teach your kids to fall asleep in bed, so that when they wake up in the night they can fall back asleep on their own without being carried for hours. So our twins are six months old now and I don't understand how we're supposed to do this when there are two babies at once. If one baby is awake for any length of time in the crib it will wake the other baby and then we have two babies who are awake and need to be carried around for an hour. This means that if either of the babies starts making noises one of us has to run in and remove it from the room as quickly as possible. However they're getting much too heavy to carry around for hours several times a night and I'm getting increasingly annoyed. So how do you teach two babies to fall asleep in bed? Right now we have two cribs next to each other in the same room. Do we need to move them into separate rooms? I should mention also that they're non-identical and are in fact opposite in most respects, so we have completely different procedures for getting them to sleep, i.e. one needs a pacifier and the other hates pacifiers, one needs to be held vertically and walked and the other usually falls asleep with a bottle, etc.
I'm pretty much only interested in hearing from people who have experience with actual twins, and not so much interested in hearing from people who've had children one at a time and think they can extrapolate from that. For people with actual experience with twins, I thank you in advance for your input and I will also thank you afterwards as well.