Best Sleep Tools for Twins
Let’s talk twin sleep.
Those first newborn days with multiples can be tough. Having one baby makes sleep scarce, and you have twins.
There is a lot you can do to get your twins sleeping better, even at just a month or two old. Parents need sleep just as much as newborns, so it is important to help your little ones get the sleep they need.
There are tools you can use to help your babies and you rest. These are the best sleep tools for twins.
Best Sleep Tools for Twins
Sleep problems stink, but there really is no avoiding them completely. One month sleep will be awesome, the next you’ll think your twins are never going to sleep again.
The key to successful sleep throughout childhood, from newborn sleep to toddler sleep and beyond, is setting up consistent bedtime and sleep routines.
This means carefully considering your sleep tools. No, sleep tools are not the same as sleep props. Sleep props cause problems because they can’t be maintained. Tools are, well tools. They are useful.
These sleep tools work. They will help you through sleep regressions and sleep training (even without using cry it out). I used them with my twins and my singleton. And 8 of the best moms I know, who all value sleep highly, also agree these are the best tools there are.
Before you think you need personalized sleep consulting or sleep coaching from a sleep site, look at what you are already using to help your twins sleep.
The best expert sleep consultant for your twins is you. You are the expert in your twins. Having multiples can make moms feel like they have no idea what we are doing. But you know your twins best.
So give yourself a little bit of credit, you can solve your sleep problems. (Check out the ultimate guide to twin sleep for more help too.)
And strongly consider using some of these sleep tools for twins.
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White Noise Machine | Sleep Therapy | HoMedics
I think the sound machine is my all time favorite sleep tool. You turn it on and walk away. Baby doesn’t have to do anything to help it work, and it immediately signals sleep time. This small one has worked for us for over three years now. Love it.Continue Reading
NUK Translucent Pacifier, 0-6 Months, Neutral, 2 pk
I know not everyone is into pacifiers, but I swear by them. You do have to help reinsert them in the early months. But it is so quick to sneak in, pop the pacifier back in, and have everyone back to sleep. Worth it and before you know it baby can put it back in herself.Continue Reading
Tosnail Muslin Baby Swaddle Blankets, Super Soft Touch - 47" x 47" - Set of 3 (Triangle+Cross+Grid)
These blankets are amazing because you can use them to swaddle, but you can also them in other ways: as a regular blanket, as a car seat cover, as a nursing cover, and even as a burp cloth. (Hey, you use what you need to.)Continue Reading
Woombie Convertible Swaddle Blanket with Vent, Twilight/Heathered Gray, 14-19 Pound
Ben hated the swaddle, but Ali and Sammy adored it. Having a swaddle specific blanket may seem a bit redundant, but in the middle of the night having something that makes for easy re-swaddling in the middle of the night is worth it. Back to sleep quickly is the goal, and this helps.Continue Reading
Gerber Baby 3-Pack Organic Sleep 'N Play
It sounds obvious, but proper jammies will help with sleep! Ignore the fussy over the top ones. They are cute, but not always best for sleep. You want your babies to be super comfy, and you want to be able to get in and our quick for diaper changes.Continue Reading
Nursing Cover, Car Seat Canopy, Shopping Cart, High Chair, Stroller and Car Seat Cover for Boys and Girls - Best Stretchy Infinity Scarf and Shawl - Multi Use Breastfeeding Cover Up - Arrow Pattern
As great as it is to be home for naps, life just doesn’t always let you do that. This car seat canopy helps baby sleep on time on the go. This doubles as a nursing cover, but I think it only works if you nurse one twin at a time.Continue Reading
Mylicon Gas Relief Drops for Infants and Babies, Dye Free Formula, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
Burping babies is one of my least favorite parts of newborn life. Kind of strange, but I really get frustrated by it. But babies need to burp! Gas drops can help too.Continue Reading
Mommy's Bliss Constipation Ease + Prebiotics for Baby's Tummy Troubles Relief - No Harsh Laxatives Gentle Formula Herbal Supplement - 4 Fl Oz
I’ll be honest, I’m not 100% sure what gripe water does specifically. But I do know it helps out with stomach distress where the gas drops leave off. And I have friends who swear by them. Hey, when you need sleep it is worth a try.Continue Reading
MyBaby Soundspa On-the-Go - Portable White Noise Machine
If you travel a lot a travel sound machine is a worthwhile investment. The sound machine is always something I almost forget to pack up, so having a travel version means you still have your home sound machine ready to use. If you are on the go for naps (which happens when you have older kids too) this can work for naps on the move.Continue Reading
On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nightime Sleep - 25th Anniversary Edition
I can’t leave out the book that teaches all about sleep! And no, it does not tell you to just do cry it out. I didn’t do cry it out for any of my babies and they all still sleep well and did from an early age. Trust me, there is a ton of useful information available in this book, beyond even sleep tips. (And try not to pass judgement until you’ve read it. I did and I’m glad I took the time to actually read the book. No one book works for every family, but it is worthwhile to find out more.)Continue Reading
This list has helped many babies sleep, including several sets of twins. Good, quality sleep happens when you figure out what works best for your family.
Your twins will sleep. You will sleep. And your whole family will benefit from the rest.