Co-sleeping with twins

I’m not sure if I should actually use the word co-sleeping in this post as ‘technically’ it’s not me doing the co-sleeping, but even so it’s the word I’ll use! I write a lot about the sleeping habits of my children mainly because I want other parents to know that they’re not alone, but also so that my children can read back on this one day and learn all about their younger selves! Our twins are three years old. Before they were born my husband and I hadn’t discussed co-sleeping. It didn’t enter our minds that it would be something… [Read More]

Bedtime routines at two years old

It’s been a long day. 6.30pm arrives. The girls are in their pyjamas, as am I! We make our way into the kitchen and grab a bottle of milk from the counter top. M is in daddy’s arms, whilst R is cradled in mine. We return to our front room. The blinds have been closed and the curtains drawn. We’ve said goodnight to the outside world and turned the lights off. The TV is on mute and I can’t wait for the girls to sleep so I can just sit and do nothing! At just over two years old, I… [Read More]

Co-sleeping

For quite some time, I was against the idea of co-sleeping. The thought of sharing our bed with a baby or two terrified me.  What if I accidentally rolled onto them? What if they fell out of the bed? What if they got too hot and overheated? These, along with many other questions went through my mind. However, I have to admit I now enjoy co-sleeping. I’ll be honest, some nights, it’s not so enjoyable, when all your baby does is wriggle and fidget and want their dummy putting back in every 5 minutes, but when they do sleep peacefully… [Read More]

A day in the life of a twin mum (3)

If you would like to read my last ‘ A day in the life of a twin mum post (2)’, please click here. 6am: M is in bed with me and usually wakes around this time. R is asleep on the sofa with twin daddy and wakes around now also. We let the girls play for a short while before breakfast 645/7am: Porridge followed by some toast. Then I bring the girls into the bathroom with me in their walkers whilst I shower and do my make up. Then we all go into the lounge and play  9am: Nap time… [Read More]

Sleeping Update

Things haven’t been great lately with regard to the girls night time sleep. Their daytime naps are fine. They still have a 30 minute nap at 9am, followed by a 90 minute nap after lunch, at 1230pm. Night time, however, has become harder. Both girls would wake more or less within an hour of us putting them in their cots and we would spend quite some time getting them back to sleep again by rocking them, only for them to wake half an hour later. Twin daddy still ends up on the sofa with R every night and I have… [Read More]