If you’re expecting twins or have them at home, you know getting a good night’s sleep in the first 12 weeks can be a challenge. An extra pair of hands or a sleep consultant will support you with staying on track with your circadian rhythm. 

Nighttime sleep support provides guidance and care to help you feel confident and empowered in supporting the sleep needs of your twins; from night wakings to feeding issues. 

With tailored guidance, flexible sleep plans, and predictable bedtime rituals, you will establish healthy sleep habits and manage sleep associations and disruptions. 

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Parents with twins often experience unique challenges when it comes to sleep.

  • Twins may have different sleep schedules and soothing needs, which makes it challenging for you to establish a consistent sleep routine.
  • Additionally, twins may wake each other up during the night, leading to disrupted sleep for you and the babies.
  • These challenges may be exacerbated by factors such as colic, reflux, or other medical issues that are more common in premature or low birth weight twins.

To manage these challenges, nighttime sleep support offers:

  • Tailored guidance and support to help you establish healthy sleep habits for your twins.
  • A flexible sleep plan that takes into account the unique needs of each twin.
  • Creation of regular and predictable bedtime rituals.
  • Addresses any sleep associations or habits that may be contributing to disrupted sleep.
  • Strategies and guidance on how to manage night wakings and feedings.

Early intervention is essential for the sleep of twins, especially if you’re already struggling with sleep deprivation.

Without a sleep strategy, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the challenges of caring for two babies and managing their inconsistent sleep patterns. Starting sleep shaping within the first 6 weeks can often prevent the need for intensive sleep training in the future, while also promoting bonding with your twins.

Sleep shaping is a gradual and gentle approach to establishing healthy sleep habits for babies. It’s important to note that sleep shaping is not the same as sleep training. Sleep shaping involves a thoughtful and individualized approach to helping babies establish healthy sleep patterns, without relying on rigid or strict methods.

Emotional and psychological factors that may affect the sleep of families with multiples.

In the beginning, caring for two babies simultaneously may feel exhausting and overwhelming. The support of a nighttime sleep expert will offer you emotional support and reassurance, helping you feel confident and empowered in your ability to support your twins’ sleep needs. 

Due to variations in preferences and needs among parents, there is no one sleep solution that can be universally applied to all families.

It’s worth noting that while nighttime sleep support can be invaluable to your family, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.  Be open about your goals, preferences, and concerns, so you get the sleep plan that meets your family’s unique needs.

Would you like to establish healthy sleep habits for your twins and have a smoother nighttime parenting journey?

With the help of nighttime sleep support, including sleep shaping and customized support, you will establish healthy sleep habits and routines that promote your babies’ development and your family’s nighttime well-being; ultimately creating a foundation for a childhood of restful nights.

Don’t let sleep deprivation overwhelm you.

Contact me today, to get started on a plan that meets your family’s unique needs.