Sleeping Issues With 6 Month Old Twins
by Elizabeth R
Trying CIO with twins. They are 6 months and have not slept through the night consistently for 4-6 weeks. Baby M I know has gotten used to the bottle and will only drink 2-3 ounces (with me queuing her) and will go right back to sleep.
So, last night she went to bed at 7pm and was crying @11:30 so I checked on her the 3-5-5 minutes but she was just getting more and more upset. Well, what if she really is hungry? So, I gave in and fed her 2 ounces and she took it all. She was not completely out but I laid her back in her crib anyway. She did fuss for a while but did fall asleep. Thinking she would be out for the night...no no no. She woke again @4am and cried till aroung 5am. It was hard. I did check on her but that only seemed to make it worse. Should I have given in? Do I do the same tonight?
And, with Baby L, she was a trooper. She also went to bed @7pm woke up @around 3am. Let her cry for 5 min, but she usually eats 6 ounces so did get her up and fed her 4 ounces. She was not happy with 4 and was fussy when I laid her back in her crib, but she did go back to sleep after 15-20 min. So, do I do the same with her? What if she gets up twice tonight, do I feed her 4 ounces twice? please help!!