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Twins waking up screaming in the night.(2 Posts)
My twins were born at 35 weeks and are now around 16 months, they are both generally really happy babies and we haven't had many issues. They spent 2 weeks in NICU and then came home with us. Isabelle - twin 2, had lots of issues feeding when first born and I struggled a lot with her, she would often scream and scream and be completely inconsolable but now those issues have gone and she is fine with her feeding. Imogen, twin one never had anything like that.
They have 3 main meals a day, as many snacks as they need, plenty of fruit and veg, two large bottles of milk a day, at their 1pm nap which lasts an hour, and before bed time at 7pm and then they sleep until 8:30 in the morning which is obviously amazing.
However I'm having the issue of mostly my twin 2 Isabelle absolutely screaming the house down as if she is in pain or having a horrible nightmare. Imogen does this too but not as often, and it's becoming a real issue. they will only settle down after that with cuddles and being sang or shushed too.
I just want to understand why this is, I did think that maybe it was because they are premature and maybe that's the issue but I can't see how that would link to it, I was wondering if maybe it would be worth a docs appointment phone call but that seems silly, I did initially think it was just a phase but it seems to be carrying on, I think it has been going on around 2 months if not more now.
They also have a nightlight that rotates different coloured stars so it's not that their room is too dark.
Any suggestions or experience with this type of thing would be really appreciated as I never experienced anything like this with my Singleton. Do I just need to grit my teeth and keep pushing through it ?
Assuming they are in the same room then they will be waking each other up, which will be making matters harder for everyone. It might be worth bringing Isabelles cot into your room for a bit, to see if giving both some individual space helps.
It could be that she is teething or maybe has an ear infection.