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posted 01-21-2004 09:20 AM      Profile for jcm   Email jcm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Help! I have five month old twin girls. (They were preemies so their corrected age is 3mos.) They are currently sleeping in the same room in separate cribs. One is a light sleeper and wakes to eat every 4 hrs. The other is a good sleeper and usually sleeps 6-7hrs. The problem is that the light sleeper has been waking up her sister for the last 3 weeks and we end up feeding both of them.

Should I put them in separate bedrooms? I know that sometimes they can experience stress when separated. Does anyone have any research on this or experience with this issue? THANKS!!!!!

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posted 08-31-2004 10:34 AM      Profile for hms_starkey   Email hms_starkey   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have 5 month old b/g twins. For the first 2 months I had them in seperate cribs in the lounge near our bedroom they use to wake pretty much at the same time as each other for feeding every 4 hours. When they were 2 months I moved them into seperate nurseries and they have slept through the night for 10-12 hours since they were 8 1/2 weeks. Take my advise and seperate them I took advise from a girlfriend with twins and her 2 1/2 year old girls are in beds now and sleep together and dislike being seperated. Even though they are twins they are still individuals. Goodluck.
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posted 02-23-2005 10:47 PM      Profile for Kmt     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My twins are 10 months old. At night I wouldn't separate them, but sometimes during the day I would, so they wouldn't wake eachother up. I've tried to keep them on the same schedule. Often that meant waking one up to keep them on the same schedule. A really good book to look at is " on becoming baby wise."
It might be good to keep your girls in the same room most of the time, but when needed have them sleep separate for naps. We have a playpen in our room for such occasions.

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