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Dioskouri Thu 30-Jul-15 04:53:45

Does anyone have any tips for winding twins at the same time ('tandem winding' I guess!) It is not really necessary during the day, but would be helpful at night.

Also, how long should you wind a baby for, after each feed? I have been fairly relaxed about winding so far - I try and get a couple of burps and then put them down in their cot, but my 11 week old twins have started getting very uncomfortable and writhing around (DT2 in particular) so I am going to have to wind them for longer I think. I have read somewhere that you should wind a baby for 30 minutes after each feed, but if you have twins, how are you supposed to get any sleep?!

I have been sitting up with DT2 for the last hour, and just want to weep. I am knackered. sad

purplemurple1 Thu 30-Jul-15 05:11:09

Not what you asked but are you using infacol? And have you tried cycling their legs in case the wind is coming down rather than up? 30 min sounds excessive, my first dc had really bad wind so I would sit crossed legged (tailor style) with him resting on his belly my thigh and rub his back I suppose that could work with two. Also putting him down in his cot for a few min so the burb could gather and then taking him up to wind worked well.

Dioskouri Thu 30-Jul-15 07:36:14

purple - I think the wind is coming down, and have tried bicycling, which does help a bit, but not a great deal. I'm not using Infacol at the moment - I tried it for a while and wasn't convinced it was making any difference, but it's definitely worth having another go with it I think! (I do appreciate you have to allow it some time to work.)

I will have a go with one along the thigh and one over my shoulder.


purplemurple1 Thu 30-Jul-15 09:38:32

My dc 2 is farting rather than burps I lay her on her back and pump her legs up rather cycle as it can be done one handed and works just as well for her.

GlitzAndGigglesx Thu 30-Jul-15 09:52:57

I haven't yet tried to tandem wind mine, but I find wind comes up better when I have them in a sitting position with one hand supporting their neck area at the front and rolling their bodies in a circular motion with my free hand both ways. I find that more effective than carrying them over my shoulder and rubbing their backs. Also rubbing their back sideways if nothing comes up from rubbing up and down. I think 30 minutes is too long to be trying. I can normally get some wind after 5 minutes tops

sidonie1 Thu 30-Jul-15 14:33:19

I feed my two with their heads on each thigh, then roll them over when they've finished and rub their backs stroking firmly downwards with their tummies on my thighs. One is really windy and sometimes turning them over helps loosen the wind.

Rebecca1608 Thu 30-Jul-15 18:42:01

I feed mine laying together propped up on big pillows on the floor and my sit with my back against the sofa. My ladies are 9 weeks tomorrow and have fed them like this since around 5 weeks. They usually take similar amount of formula 5-6oz 4hourly. I give them 2oz wind 2oz wind a little more formula then lay them flat massage their tummies and wind one last time. I pick one up and wind her then pop her down and then wind other DD they burp almost straight away in different positions. One goes over my shoulder and other DD just sits upright on my knee with my hand under her chin rubbing her back.. or holding her neck with my hand and moving her body round in circles clockwise then anti clockwise.

laaloo89 Wed 05-Aug-15 11:19:20

My two are eleven weeks on Friday and are driving me mad!!!! I too would love a decent nights sleep! I wind one over my shoulder and the other on their tummy over my lap. I usually wind till I get one burp but then put them down. If they're wriggling I might massage tummy or bicycle legs. I too use infacol and find it helps,I also use Dr browns anti colic bottles and mothercare innosense anti colic bottles and both have helped so much! I also sometimes put them on their tummy while I wind thw other one,this usually does the winding process for me and they will burp on their own x x inbox me if you need a natter,it seems our twins are pretty much the same age.

Dioskouri Thu 06-Aug-15 12:21:54

Thanks everyone, lots of useful advice there. smile

laaloo89 - will PM you!

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