This post originally appeared on Chronicles of a Babywise Mom in April, 2017.
I hear all the time how lucky I am that all my children nap at the same time. I am blessed with decent sleepers, but that is just part of it. If we are being totally honest here I had to put a lot of work and deliberate planning into getting my children to nap at the same time. Twins are not born on the same schedule. Fraternal twins are ‘regular’ siblings that happen to be born at the same time. Identical twins might share DNA, but they do not share personalities. This means you have two distinct little people who might have different napping tendencies. You can let them nap on their own, but that could mean someone is always napping. That also means someone is always awake. I love my kids, but I need my time during the day to get things done! I needed to get my twins on the same schedule for our whole family to function well.