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Friday, February 15th 2008, 11:38am

sleeping longer at night

Hi,

Just wondered how old your twins were before they slept longer at night?

And if anyone has any tips for me to get them doing this!
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Saturday, February 16th 2008, 2:38pm

RE: sleeping longer at night

Hi Melanie,

My twins slept through the night from 12 weeks & 16 weeks & I mean from last feed at 7/8pm until the next morning until 6am, it's seem such a long time ago now, my girls are narly 2 years!!

My tips would really be feed as much in the day as you can & as much as they want.

how are you getting on being a twin Mummy, do you have any help?

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Saturday, February 16th 2008, 5:16pm

RE: sleeping longer at night

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Hi Melanie,

My twins slept through the night from 12 weeks & 16 weeks & I mean from last feed at 7/8pm until the next morning until 6am,


x


lmao yeah Rub it in why doncha Lisa!!!!


Well for me M slept from 12/14 weeks 6.30pm - 6am
J well he would go to bed same time......just never right through .

He still wakes now but only cause he may have been lay on hs arm (pins and needles) or to give him dummy (max gave up his dummy at about 14 weeks).

They stoped night feeds about 12 weeks.

How long your twins do sleep at night at the mo.
Do you have a routine?
How much do the Drink & When??

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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 10:31am

Blimey, what I'd give for 4 hours sleep!

E slept from midnight to 7am from about 13 weeks
At 20 weeks C is still waking for a 4am feed in addition to a midnight feed.

Have tried giving him water or just a cuddle but most of the time its definately milk he's waking for. Neither of them are big eaters and struggle with a 6oz feed every 3.5hrs during the day so trying to cram as much into him as possible during the day doesn't seem to work for us....

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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 10:26pm

Hi Girls,

I have had some help, my mother flew over from Spain for 3 weeks and DP is doing as much as he can whilst trying to run his business, so I my mum is coming back for a week to help tomorrow.

They tend to go every 3-4hrs in the night and they feed anything between 4 -6oz at a time

feed times tend to be
3am
7am
10am
1pm
4pm
7pm
11pm
give or take an hour, sometimes it changes due to demand but I do tend to wake them if they do go longer, they have been known when I am out and about to go 5-6hrs in the earlier days but that just made the evenings a nightmare and I tried to get them to do this in the night instead by trying to go 3-3.5hrs, but to no avail. My friend who has twins who are 4 weeks ahead of me did not let them go longer than 3.5 during the day and now sleep from 8pm to 5am which would be lovely!!!
We do tend to not always stick to a bedtime routine as they do get very upset by having a bath in the evening and this tends to tire them out and they dont feed as well so sometimes they may have one during the day during thier awake periods. Also we do tend to go out for dinner etc at weekends and take the girls with us as I do not have anyone who lives too near by to help out with babysitting there feeds are still on time they are just not tucked up in bed after their 7pm feed.

Todays feed times have been based on demand and have taken between 5 & 6 oz's
3.30am
7.00am
11.00am
3.00pm
6.30pm
10.30pm (have to wake them for this one)
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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 10:37pm

Baths every night - nope dont worry bout that, top and tail daily - they dont really get dirty at this age. I was lucky if i got boys in bath twice a week.
Our bedtime was strip, top tail, change, bottle, bed with music mobile on - lights off - door closed, monitor on.
You dont say how long they sleep in day - we did 1/2hr at 9.30am then a good hour after 12 but before 2 in bed upstairs and a half hour nap in pram or chair downstairs in the avi about 4pm.

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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 11:01pm

Hi hun, I would say try getting into a routine. My feed times at this age where something like 7, 11, 3, 6 and then a dream feed at about 10ish. They would then sleep through untill about 7ish.

Are they sleeping in their own room now? Keep perservering with givving them water first before food in the night, and have you tried controlled crying?? xxx
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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 11:08pm

If they don't feed as well after a bath, why not split the feed and give half of it before the bath at about 5.30pm, then bath 6.30pm, then the rest of the feed straight after that? I found mine coped till being woken at 10.30pm fine even from just a few weeks old with that structure.
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Monday, February 18th 2008, 10:19am

I think Ruby started sleeping from 7pm till 7/8 am at about 9 weeks old when I put her in her own cot in her own Room, Seb took a bit longer about 12 weeks but he's always dne everything after Roo, Even now Ruby will sleep from 6.15pm to 7.30/8ish without waking once but sometimes Seb still wakes at times for a cuddle xxx

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Monday, February 18th 2008, 4:17pm

RE: sleeping longer at night

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Hi Melanie,

My twins slept through the night from 12 weeks & 16 weeks & I mean from last feed at 7/8pm until the next morning until 6am,


x


lmao yeah Rub it in why doncha Lisa!!!!


x x


Sorry!

My twins loveeeee their sleep, they now at 23 months sl;eep 13 hours a night & sometimes wake at 8.15am!!! yah, I love that lie in just for me whilst DH is out working hard!!! (just don't let him know!!) they still have 2 hours sleep a day. Routine routine routine!!! I have always made sure they sleep in their own cots during the day this I feel is why they sleep perfect!

But with the majority of twins, one twin does wake, My Molly does wak sometimes during night just for a little cuddle, I have found 2 of my twin friends toddlers do the same.

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Monday, February 18th 2008, 4:44pm

Hi Lisa my 2 sound exactly like yours 13 hours a night and 2 hours in the morning, so am hoping by the sound of it they will stick to it. Is Molly your younger/ smaller twin?? Seb's mine and I have always found that he needs that little bit extra in the way of cuddles etc wonder if there is a link?

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Monday, February 18th 2008, 5:39pm

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Hi Lisa my 2 sound exactly like yours 13 hours a night and 2 hours in the morning, so am hoping by the sound of it they will stick to it. Is Molly your younger/ smaller twin?? Seb's mine and I have always found that he needs that little bit extra in the way of cuddles etc wonder if there is a link?


Hi Lulu,

Yours at 13 months only have 1 sleep during the day, god, mine use to have 3 sleeps at that age!! they only dropped their afternoon sleep at 18 months! now sleep at around 11am ish.

Yes Molly is the smaller one & 2nd born, well, she WAS the smaller one she is solid, Daisy is slim & petite. Molly weighed more than Daisy 6 months ago & always was the tiny one but has decided to over take her big sister!!

Yes, there must be a link, 2 of my friends twins, the 2nd born is the more needy one, she gets upset over the smallest things but very sociable. It's nice to have 2 different daughters.

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Monday, February 18th 2008, 6:36pm

Yes that sounds like Sebbie he loves being with people but gets upset over the smallest of things!!! Yes only having 1 sleep, they've only just dropped that afternoon one I found they took ages to go down and then didn't sleep well at night so I cut it out and at 6pm they are fighting for sleep so it's quick bottle and straight to bed, it's nice to have the evenings to myself although with dh being away it's a bit lonely!!! xx

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Monday, February 18th 2008, 8:25pm

their sleep during the day depends, today for instance they slept in the car going to their nans then we fed them at 11.30 we had a little play for about an hour and then the had a sleep for hr or two and then I fed them again at 2.30 before I left for home at 4 and then we fed again at 5.30 and they went down one at 7 one at 7.30. Somedays they may sleep longer others they will sleep like today.
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Monday, February 18th 2008, 9:19pm

Melanie,

Yours are still newborn & ickle!
Mine at yours girls ages slept nearly all day, then when they were around 4-5 months would sleep every 2-3 hours. Time just flies by so quickly!

Lulu - strange isn't it! whenever my twins friends chat we always say one of ours is the social/hyper one & one is the quiet one!!
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Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 10:02pm

Hi

My twins both get up at least once during the night. I've tried reducing the feed at night by 30 ml in the hope that I could cut it out gradually and increase the day time feeeds instead but they seemed really hungry. I'm doing both BF and FF. If I drop the night feed and try water, Do I offer them the same amount of water ie. 4oz or just a little for them to sip? Also, should I increase their feed in the day time to compensate?

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Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 10:07pm

Hi Anu

I wouldn't be reducing feeds just yet, they are still little to be going though all night with no feed...they will drop the feeds naturally in the coming weeks by themselves, and chances are if you start to give water it will just confuse them, My two slept through from 14 weeks, dropping first the 10pm feed and then the 2am one - it will come!

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Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 10:22pm

Hi Anu

Just to echo Rosie - mine were both around 12 weeks. They have lots of growth spurts and get a bit hungrier for a while and then drift to normal again.
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Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 8:32pm

Hi Guys

God its been ages since i posted on here, i wonder why???? Ha ha.. Looks like i need to update my ticker!!!

My two are now 14 weeks and we are feeding them at 10:30pm and last night they went till 4:30am before a feed... I thought that was quite good...Just been reading back through he thread and worrying that mine should now be sleeping through the night, the problem is there is such a big weight difference betwen mine and the smaller one needs that feed. I suppose we should just go with the flow, they will manage it when they can...

I also think a routine is whats best, mine are in a good night time routine and are in bed asleep by 7pm so i cant complain...

We have to wake them at 10:30 pm for a feed should we drop that now do you think??? Worried then that they will wake up lots later on in the night

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Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 9:05pm

hi Lizzy

You will know what is best to do for yours, but despite all the books, I never woke mine at 10.30pm - maybe try one night and see what happens? You might be pleasantly surprised!

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Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 10:44pm

Thanks ladies. Will post on here when they actually manage to skip a feed.
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Saturday, March 15th 2008, 7:32pm

Hi

Guess what Z and H slept till half six this morning after being fed at ten thirty....I could'nt believe it !!! It was probably a fluke and i doubt it will happen tonight

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Saturday, March 15th 2008, 9:30pm

And maybe it will Lizzy. All the best. Mine have now dropped the 10.30 feed and go through to around 2.00 and then wake up at 6.30. Just like you said. Thanks

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Monday, March 17th 2008, 9:01pm

Yep it was a fluke

The last two nights they have woken at 4:30 and 5:30 which i supppose is not too bad as they go back to sleep straight away

Hope everyone else are having some good nights

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Monday, March 17th 2008, 10:41pm

Hi Lizzy,

Mine are now going from 8 til 4.30am.
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Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 3:39pm

Hi Melanie

Thats really good
Im going to skip the 10:30 feed tonight i think as they dont drink much of it anyway. Fingers crossed i hope it works out ok

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Thursday, March 20th 2008, 8:25pm

Hi
It's really interesting to see what everyone's twins are doing. My girl sleeps anything from 6 - 8 hours overnight and my boy wakes every 3 - 4 hours for a feed. They are only 6 weeks so I'm hoping that bodes well for the future. Does everyone wake them both to feed at the same time - at the moent I just let the babies wake me up overnight when they are hungry. I have no routine or specific times when I feed them day or night and am worryied that maybe I should - what does everyone else do? I find myself getting in a real pickle when I start to feed one and then 10 minutes in the other one starts to cry...
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Thursday, March 20th 2008, 9:36pm

Hi CookieJo,

I feed mine at the same time, I put them sideways and place their head on each lap and feed them like that, if the other wakes up I wake the other up to feed at the same time, as you will be up and down all day and night. My friend who I met at Twins antenatel fed them when each woke up and found it hard work, it was only when we went to see her and that she saw me feeding them at the same time, that she decided to give it a go, and she says that she was glad I came round and saw me feed like that as her life is so much easier now, she has a boy and a girl who are 17wks now and they are going to 7 in the morning now. My girls are 13wks and last night went to 6.30am. I also never let them go over 4hrs without a feed, I let them go 6hrs during the day once and boy did I suffer in the night. An example of a feed is.

4.30am
8.00am
12.00pm
3.30pm
7.00pm last feed

As yours are only 6weeks my next feed would of been at 10.30pm but mine dropped that feed about 3weeks ago. Hope this has been some help to you.
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Thursday, March 20th 2008, 10:13pm

Hi Cookie Jo,
I always fed both at same time, even waking one for night feeds. Much easier then having to get up 2/3/4 times a night.
Our routine was
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 8:42am

Yeah a routime is definately the way to go

I feed every 4 hours now. I did miss the 10:30 feed and found they woke at 2am so i am back with the 10:30 feed now and they have been sleeping till 6am for two nights on the trot.
I always worry about how much tofeed them??? H is on 5oz a feed and Z is on 6oz a feed... They drink it all but as the time goes on they sick most of it back up in dribs and drabs.. Anyone else have that problem??

Yesterday my little girl screamed and cried so hard that she gave herself a nose bleed...Little madam...There was nothing i could do to console her so i had to just let her cry it out... It was awful
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Friday, March 21st 2008, 1:37pm

Lizzy, that must have been so hard. Both of mine wwere also screaming loads last night - was it a full moon?

I decided to put both of them to bed at 8pm after a feed and Emily slept right through till 7am - only up twice with Ethan. Not sure if I am suffering today as Emily seems to be really hungry....

I do feed them both at the same time, but I find I also give in when they want a feed on their own, it's hard to be too rigid and only feed them every few hours!!
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Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 9:57pm

Cookie when mine have gone to 6am I feed them at 6,9,12 and then the last 2 feeds they go 4hrs.
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Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 2:02pm

Help!!! My little men are 18 weeks old and although one has slept from 7 - 7 from 14 weeks, the other shows no signs of ever going through and I am shattered!

Until last night they were in the same cot in our room but I finally bit the bullet and seperated them as little man 1 woke little man two for two nights running!

After hearing other twin mums say 'my two slept right through from the day they were put in their own cot' I stupidly had high hopes for last night but it was crazy with LM 2 (the good sleeper) waking 3 times and LM 1 waking twice.

I am totally exhausted today and feel like crying! I hate to be moaning as they are my world I just don't know how much longer I can cope with broken sleep!

They are in a routine of sorts, are breast fed every 4 hours and both go down like a dream at 7pm. They have a dream feed at 10.30/11.00 but LM1 will wake any time between 1.30am and 3.30am -any suggestions?


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Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 8:54pm

Hi IndieChick

Hang on in there. You can see the light I promise. When we moved ours into the nursery (at about 3 months as Hannah was turning 180degrees and kicking Harry in the head!) we put them in the same cot for the first couple of nights before spliting them up. This worked for us and we split them a couple of days later as they didn't seem to notice. Hannah worked her way into the corner and clung to the railings for two nights but was fine after that.

Hannah sleeps through without fail but Harry sometimes woke about 4.30am - not to eat as he didn't finish his 7.00am bottle. I think he just naturally wakes with the birds and starts talking. When it first started, I went into their room and just put a hand on his chest to settle him. It took a couple of minutes and he went back to sleep. I've cut back his dream feed at 11pm and he now finishes his 7.00am bottle. A big factor for Harry is the heat. He wakes in the night and can't settle himself if he gets too hot. He gets agitated and slams his feet on the mattress.

Perhaps you could try just trying to settle him withoutfeeding him straight away. Maybe it's just habit for him to wake. Could you give him an extra feed during the day? What time do they wake in the morning? Does he take as much as usual? My Harry was bottle fed so it was easy to see what he was eating.

Let us know how you get on!

Sue

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Thursday, August 20th 2009, 9:04pm

Hi Sueshe

Nice to hear that Harry and Hannah are gettiing on well, seems like only yesterday that I was checking your diary every hour to see if they had arrived!

Last night was marginally better with Little man 2 waking twice and little man 1 once! They have been having all their naps in their own room since day one and always went in there at 7pm until I moved them at 10pm to our room, so they are used to the room.

I tried rubbing LM1 last night to no avail and then I tried to give him water, he drank a far bit and then went crazy and so I ended up feeding him twice. He is quite a hungry boy and although in general they feed 4 hourly he often gets an extra 1 or 2 feeds in and so on average has 6 or 7 feeds in the day and 1 or 2 during the night. In the morning he will guzzle like crazy and for much longer than his brother. Maybe he is just that hungry! He weighs a pound and a half more than his brother and so you'd think he would go through the night 1st . . . confusing!

I just went in to check on them and they are facing each other with arms outstreached through the bars to each other . . . my heart almost broke with joy, they are soooooo cute!

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Friday, August 21st 2009, 8:44am

Hi Indi
Im sorry I dont get time to Chat these days - just wanted to say M&J were the same M slept fab J up every hour and thats not an exageration!!!
It was really hard at the time so I do feel for you.
You can only do the night for so long before it start to grate on you.
Unfortunatly J didnt start to improve till he was weaned but what did help is Me getting a good sleep one night every , like a night off.
Can you express a bit so DH can feed them one night??

They sound so very cute cant quite belive they are 4mths already x x
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Monday, August 24th 2009, 2:47pm

Hi Indie,
Just to add, like J, my little man didn't stop waking for a middle of the night feed until he was weaned and on 3 meals a day (about 7 months), probably not what you needed to hear but at least you know you're not alone :innocent: I know its difficult to imagine but you will get some decent sleep again soon(ish) :D
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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:01am

Hi Indie

How are you doing hun???

My girls are in seperate cots form day one, they one share a cot at daycare but still wake once for a feed at night, the one at midnight and the other one at around 3. I have heard that it gets better when they are on 3 meals a day.

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Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 11:41am

Hey ladies

thank you so much for all of your support, it's so nice to know you're not alone!!!!

we have had huge improvements over the bank hols! I decided that perhaps the problem was that due to living in a terrace house I always jump up to deal with them straight away in the night, particularly as their room joins on to where both sets of neighbours sleep and I'd hate for the boys to be waking them up on work nights. So with the bank hols approaching I pre warned the neighbours that when they woke I was going to be leaving them to cry for 10 mins before I did anything (only if it was general moaning and not full on screaming.) the first night Little man 1 (Pip) was up twice and little man 2 (Squeak) three times both of them settled themselves with 10 mins and so I didn't go in and didn't feed either and every night since it has been better and better! Neither has had a night feed since thurs and last night Pip woke once but settled himself with in 3 mins and Squeak slept through . . . . let's just hope it continues!
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