Monthly Archives: September 2012

Feeding and moving twins around the home

When you’re on your own with non-mobile twin babies, and once they get too big to carry two at once, you’re faced with a dilemma – who do you move first? Will one scream while waiting and mummy is out of sight? Will mummy worry that one little baby is left momentarily unattended? (In my probably over-cautious case, yes.)
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Sleep training – live reports 19 and 20

I’ve let two days elapse in this sleep training log as the plan is now to move BabyBoy’s bedtime earlier and we moved it back only five minutes on night 19 (unintentionally, life got in the way) and then 10 minutes last night.
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The Importance of Monitors

I was a bit iffy about baby monitors for the first few weeks after BabyBoy and BabyGirl were born. In fact, for around 6-8 weeks I didn’t use one at all. At night they slept in our room, during the ‘day’ (ie until we went to bed, often after 10pm due to feeds) they slept in moses baskets in the living room.

The trouble was, in my hyper-aware-control-freak state every snuffle was a cause for peeking into the baskets to see what was happening.
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Dropping Feeds

Now I don’t pretend to be an expert on dropping feeds (BabyBoy and BabyGirl are still on four milk feeds a day) but I just wanted to share with any new or expectant mummies out there just how great it feels when you can finally drop those late feeds.
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Sleep training – live report 18

Where we decide to incorporate a new strategy into our sleep training.

This was Multidaddy’s report from last night:

‘BabyBoy slept through until 5.30am. He was then on and off until 6.30am, when I went in and started the day.’

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Sleep training – live report 17

Another Multidaddy-in-charge-of-monitor-in-another-room report…

‘BabyBoy called out a couple of times, but it was literally one noise each time and then he went back to sleep. He didn’t actually cry until 6.40am’
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