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New Twins, any advice?

posted 7 years 6 months ago
Hi everyone! Me and my partner have been lucky enough to be blessed with little twin girls on Boxing Day and it's been fun since! First night at home was a bit of a nightmare but we doing shifts tonight and getting some sleep when the other is awake. I have a question for those more experienced parents among you. What is the best way to get the babies to wake during the day for their feeds. You hear some people say wake them to feed them and some say leave them to sleep and feed them when they wake? As they were born at 36/4 weeks at 6lb3 and 5lb15 they are decent weights for twins but still considered premature. Any advice much appreciated. Chris & Nic

posted 6 years 11 months ago
Hi Dear first of all congratulations to both of you ............. Smile
See they are very small and each and every one has their own opinion. Both of you have to be very careful because you recently enter in a parenthood and you are completely new but i just want to say one thing that let them sleep and feed as if you wake them and than feed so might be they are getting irritate ,
if you feed while they are sleeping they can't wake up and you guys also get some time with each other Tounge Out

posted 6 years 9 months ago
Hi, Chrisnicola.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Honestly, we had our share of incredible experience when our twins arrived in our life. My husband bought a spiral notebook to keep track of the twins eating and sleeping pattern. I think you can as well use our method because it worked for us. In the book, you record the names of the twins, then note down the time when feeding starts, the amount each one of them eats, and also if they pee or poop you need to note it down. After doing this for three days, a pattern will emerge, which will help you to establish their time for eating and the amount of food they consume. In case you have someone coming in to help you, it will be easier for them to refer to the journal and know what to do at a particular time. Always get them to eat together. If both of them are sleeping at the time when they should eat, just go over and wake them up. It will become a routine for them. During nightfall, let them sleep, and you can catch some rest too, and then begin the schedule again at 7:00 am next morning.

posted 6 years 5 months ago
Congratulations on your twins. Just don't be shy to ask help from your friends or family if you need it at night. Spend time with each twin separately. It takes a lot of patience having twins! When a friend offers to help, take them up on it. You will get through it all.

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