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Sleep training twins?

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Caper86 Sun 08-Jan-17 21:58:13

Anyone got any tips on getting twins to sleep through? Mine are nearly 8mo FF and wake approx 3-4 times a night!! Sometimes for food, sometimes crying, sometimes for shits&giggles. They eat well during the day and we have a good bedtime routine which works very well in getting them to sleep initially, but from there on it's regular waking.

We are currently sleeping them separately with my DP taking one and me the other, but we'd like to get them both in their nursery.

Is it possible to sleep train them both at the same time? Won't they wake each other up?

Also, any tips on how people have succeeded would be great. Thinking controlled crying but with a max of 2 weeks if it's distressing them too much.

AutumnRose1988 Mon 09-Jan-17 07:40:50

Have you tried persevering with co-bedding? Mine sleep 10-6 and I couldn't imagine one sleeping without the other but then again I understand that 8month might be a bit old to do that but perhaps 2 cots side by side in your room with all lights off following a good bedtime routine with a reasonably full belly would work x

My gut is telling me they want to be together in your room x

toomuchtooold Sun 15-Jan-17 07:11:48

We sleep trained our girls using controlled crying when they were 6 months. I'd recommend the book "Teach your child to sleep" by the Millpond clinic, and also "Healthy sleep habits, happy child" by Marc Weissbluth". It took about 4 nights, they never cried more than 5 minutes, and they have slept through the night (other than when ill) ever since.

AutumnRose1988 Tue 17-Jan-17 07:30:13

Ours have just this week started sleeping
8-6...the trick has been a top up feed at 7.30 in a dimly lit, quiet room regardless of whether they are due a feed and put to bed in a dark room with their music on from their monitor.

Phillpot12 Wed 18-Jan-17 20:41:14

Ours are now 4 but have always shared, initially a cot and then a room......they sleep through most noise and often if one is making a lot of noise at bedtime the other zonks out. I remember thinking about the whole crying issue with them but it can't have been too bad as my memory has faded......not much help, sorry!

Pointeshoes Thu 02-Feb-17 10:11:59

Waves! Hi ! I'm going through the same thing -we've got twin boys and sleep is a nightmare at the moment seems worse since we've started weaning... which there still not eating that much. Our boys are in separate cots in there own room but they wake each other up. Last night one twin was sleeping really well and the other was up literally for shits and giggles from 11- 1 and then had a bottle to go back to sleep and then was up again at half 3 ! And woke his brother up. I'm sooo knackered I don't know what to do ! sad xx

Pointeshoes Thu 02-Feb-17 10:13:38

Ooo ours are nearly 8 months (6 weeks early if that makes a different) what's most annoying is that they slept through from 12 weeks but have been aweful in the last 2 months

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