While there is no hard and fast formula for getting your twins to catch some shuteye, there are a few key components to staying the course to the Land of Nod. To set your littles up for sleep success, you’ll want to create a cozy atmosphere that invites them to get some rest. Lighting and sound are probably the first things that come to mind when one thinks about sleep. But there’s another factor you may not have considered that can make a big difference and that is what they are wearing.
All babies have 3 basic needs: sleep, eat and touch. When babies don’t get those essential needs, they cry. If you have twins—like me—the crying is in surround sound and can be quite overwhelming! As a result all the efforts of a twin parent are usually focused on reacting to the crying as a means of survival. However, you can turn the tables from being reactive to being proactive by meeting your twin’s three basic needs before they have to demand it. Operating from a proactive state will help
Twins: double the fun, double the cuteness, double the cuddles! But also double the feedings. Double the rocking. Double the diaper changes. Basically, double the work! And for some parents of twins, double the exhaustion. If you think trying to get one baby to sleep well is difficult, imagine two. Imagine getting one baby to sleep, only to have the other cry and then wake up the baby you just put to bed. Imagine two babies up at midnight, each one needing YOU. It's challenging, to