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  1. Lana Louis says:

    Hi
    I used this method on my daughter, and worked well.
    I have 2 year old twins b/g. They sleep in cots in the same room, I was hoping I could keep them in the same room, as I am currently rocking them off in a pram still which works… but I’m getting tired.
    Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.
    Thanks Lana.

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Lana,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site! I’m glad to hear that you had a good experience with controlled crying for your daughter 🙂

      I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with your twins’ sleep! Many families do have twins rooming together with no trouble. It sounds like if you are still rocking them to sleep, that you may be dealing with a sleep association preventing your toddlers from learning to fall asleep independently at night. We have a sleep training series that explains sleep associations and the different sleep coaching methods you can try at home with your babies: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-training-from-no-cry-to-cry-series-part-1/

      Of course, I know it can be challenging to sleep coach two kiddos at once, so if you need more help, please consider working with a sleep consultant directly through one of our consultation packages. We work with twins and multiples all the time, and can help you create a specific coaching plan that will work for you and each of your babies, to get everyone sleeping well. You can read more about our packages here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/

      I hope this helps – please hang in there!

  2. Ana says:

    What if a baby (5.5 months) wakes up multiple times during the night screaming, and the only thing that will calm her down is popping her pacifier back in? With controlled crying, do you wait 10 min, go in and pat/reassure and then leave, even if she’s still crying? Or do you pop pacifier back in so she stops crying?

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Ana, thank you for commenting! I am sorry your baby is waking up so much. It sounds like her pacifier may have become a sleep association which is keeping her from sleeping longer stretches. With sleep training methods we would suggest trying to break babies of any negative sleep associations as part of the process, but I know many families stick it out until the baby is old enough to figure out how to get it back in – so it is your choice to decide how to move forward. 🙂 Here is an article on sleep associations to give you more information on them and what to do should you decide to take the pacifier away for sleep: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-association/ And here is another article on pacifiers and sleep: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/pacifier-newborn-infant-sleep/ Good luck and thank you for using the Baby Sleep Site as a resource for sleep!

  3. Emily says:

    What if during check and console, baby seems to be having trouble with gas or teething, but if I turn on the light to give meds or such, she immediately calms down and stares into space as if nothing is wrong? Does she just want attention? Or does that not negate what’s possibly wrong, she’s just distracted by the light?

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