I usually post on Multiples and N14 but I am coming to you guys now for some schedule questions. I have twin girls born in October and I am trying to ascertain what kind of "schedule" other almost six month olds are on for now. One of my girls is a great napper and the other is not so I am going to show you the bad napper's schedule. Tell me what you think and if you have any suggestions.
4-5 am: wake. Nurse. Back to sleep for 1-3 hours
8:30: nurse. Get dressed. Play while I nurse other baby
10:30 or 10-45: nap
11:30 or before: wake up screaming.
Noon: nurse. Play while I nurse other baby
2:45 or before: wake up screaming
3:30: nurse. Play while I nurse other baby.
6:00: bath 2-3 times a week
6:30/6:45: nurse and bedtime around 7 or 7:15.
So does this seem normal to everyone else? I have a 3.5 year old but cannot remember anything anymore so I cannot remember if this is normal or not. Thanks!!
Re: 5 Month Schedule & Intro
Honestly? Babies have individual schedules & needs. This one size fits all thing is only serving to drive many an innocent mother into the ground.
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OP, it sounds like she is struggling to make it thru more than one sleep cycle at nap. The only way I could solve this was to leave my kids in their crib for a minimum of one hour regardless of when they wake. Sometimes, DS will wake after a sleep cycle (35-45 min), cry for 10 min and then go back to sleep for another hour. This involves some CIO so it isn't for everyone.
This. 100% agree.
Don't over think this OP. You will just get frustrated.