Having twins does not mean you will never sleep again. I promise.
Getting your twins to sleep can be done, and it is something that should be done. Your rest as a mother matters. Do not feel bad for wanting to do everything you can to help your twins sleep.
Here are some posts to help your twins rest so your whole family can rest.
Twin Sleep Tips
The first thing to decide is where your twins should sleep. Do you start with two cribs right away? Are your twins going to share a room long term? There are a lot of options.
Safety is, of course, the number one factor in deciding where your twins sleep. Practicality is number two. Here is how to determine where your twins should sleep.
Nighttime Sleep Tips
Getting your twins to sleep at night so you can sleep is huge. It is important for the health of the whole family to help your twins sleep at night so everyone can sleep at night.
Get tips that help your twins sleep longer at night right from the start.
A great way to help you get more sleep as a mom is to line your twins’ long sleep chunk line up with your sleep. How do you do that? The dream feed. Here is how to make it happen.
Sleep begets sleep, so getting your twins to nap will help overnight sleep.
It can be tough to get one baby on a good nap schedule and you have to do it with two babies. But it is so worth the work to help your twins nap. My twins nap at the same time every day (and napped at the same time as their older brother!). I am so happy I put the effort in early to make naps happen.
Sadly, twins are not immune to this common issue. Short naps are so annoying! But there are steps you can take to help your twins work through the short nap problems.
Sleep Training Twins
Sleep training can have a bad reputation. Training means to teach, meaning you are teaching your babies to sleep. It does not automatically mean you are letting your babies cry for hours. You can teach your twins to sleep.
My twins share a room. A lot of twins do. That doesn’t mean you can’t teach them to sleep at night. And it doesn’t mean you have to resort to crying it out. Here is how you can sleep train your twins in the same room.
It is possible to sleep train without cry it out! Having to use cry it out with twins was just not in the cards for our family. It would be too loud, to say the least! But there are things you can do to help your twins sleep, without cry it out.
How To Get Twins on a Schedule
A big part of helping your twins sleep is getting them on a solid schedule. The same schedule at that. It can seem overwhelming, but I have broken it down step by step. This is how we got our twins on a schedule. I was also able to get that schedule lined up with Ben’s. Win!