Twins Sleep Problems!

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Emmambanks
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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:35 am 
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Hi everyone,

Just joined desperate for some advice. Have thirteen month old twins, marcus and oliver as well as eight year old daniel. Oliver sleeps through the night fine although he is the smaller twin. Marcus wakes constantly in the night and moans. More annoyingly he rocks and does "push ups" in his cots at the same time, making incredible noise. Oliver is sometimeswoken as they sleep together in the same room. Has anyone ever experienced this weird behaviour. He does it in the day sometimes quite vigorously when he seems annoyed or vexed? Getting quite worried.

Emma
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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:51 am 
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hi emma,

my daughter is 18 months old and she does same thing ur sat downstairs and cud swear there is an elephant upstairs but its just louise raving about in her cot. although wen she does go to sleep it is for the whole night.

does he have a dummy or anything as comfort on a night time? he may be teething? or having bad dreams?
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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:00 am 
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HI Laura,

Thanks for reply. He does have a dummy wont sleep without it but does this strange behaviour in cot in night even when its in. He bangs his head sometimes he does it that vigorously, and the sound is horrendous so repetitive, i cant sleep through it. Having to go in lay him back down give bottle etc to get him back off. Some nights does it until dawn, Im exhausted just listening to him goodness knwos where he gets the energy?

He hasnt really slept through at all unlike his brother Oliver who is great. Not sure about nightmares? He does the push ups and squeals in the day when he appears annoyed so maybe he just has angry personality! Very difficult with twins anyway just want some sleep!

Emma
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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:02 am 
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yer i find it hard just with 1 so cant begin to understand how difficult it is. my daughter has very angry personality and very bad temper on her and gets annoyed at slightest thigns and can be very difficult to deal with. if im having problems wiv her going to sleep i just go in every 5 mins put dummy in and give her her beaker and put her back down and just keep doing this till she goes to sleep can be difficult but it dus work.
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Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:53 am 
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HI,

Yes Im pretty much doing the same thing as well up all the time putting in dummies and juice etc. Puzzling why a baby can be so grumpy? Especially when my other twin is a delight.

Thanks for your support. Are you local to me Im in Birmingham?

Emma
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Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:52 pm 
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yer i no strange how babies can be so different. louise has got a lot better now and onyl have to put dmmy in a couple of times but now she has to hold one as well as have one in her mouth.

no im up north near middlesbrough.
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:43 am 
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Hi,

My oldest son now eight had a whole box of dummies in bed each night. He would suck each one until he found the one he wanted then fall asleep! He doesnt have them now fortunately!

Emma x
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:46 am 
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oh bless him lol.

how did u take the dummies off him emma?
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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Hi,

I really didnt worry about it I knew he would get rid of them in the end. As it happened he was coming up to four in the June and going to school in the September. We told him that Father Christmas and the Elves in Lapland took all the old dummies from all the little children and turneds them into toys for Christmas! We put them all into a big envelope and addressed them to Father Christmas and left them in the porch to be collected by the Easter Bunny! He loved it and we bought him a small toy for all his kindness! It did the trick I think because he chose to do and we didnt force him and cause any upset.

Emma
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Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:24 am 
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yep gd idea.

yer best that they chose and not us parents forcing:)
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Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:17 pm 
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when my daughter use to wake up in the night and we couldn't get her back to sleep i use to have to take her out in the car, not for very long and she would go straight off to sleep.. i would then leave her in her travel seat till she woke up in the morning.. never wanted to disturb her incase i woke her up again... lol such a small thing can have you tiptoein around the house lol
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