Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:23 pm
Post subject: 7 Month Twins...NO sleep
We have 7 month old twins, a boy and a girl. They were kind of small when they were born and needed exra feedings at night to catch up in weight. Our little girl is still only in the 7% in weight while the boy is now in the 53% Anyway, they have never really slept all that well at night. We thought when they got older it would get better. But it hasn't.
Our daughter takes 2 naps a day for 1-2 hours each and then sleeps from 7pm to about 5am waking up twice for a feeding but going right back to sleep.
Our son takes one nap a day (sometimes) for about an hour. Then he sleeps from 7pm to around 2:00 am. 8 hours a day seems to be all he needs. He has a better tempermant than most babies, at least according to our friends but he doesn't sleep. We tried giving him anothe nap during the day, like some of the websites suggested and he woke up ready for the day at midnight. Does anybody have any advice?
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:19 pm
We've had problems with Lola not sleeping after being a perfect sleeper from newborn.
Have you tried substituting milk in the night for water so its not so appealing for them to wake?
Lola often woke for her dummy too, or to be laid back down straight as she moves around in her sleep.
A while back we put her downstairs (there's no room upstairs other than our room) and she's sleeping like an angel. We have a monitor on and she doesn't even wake once, its bliss!
I would have thought she'd be happier sleeping in a room with us feeling safe but she obviously just wants a little independance haha!
Also try putting a toy in the cot so when they do wake they play and leave you for a bit so even if they do wake up early ready for the day, you don't have to haha! Good luck xx