I have 16mo twin girls who wake up to nurse all night. Between the two of them, I am not getting more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night. If I could just easily nurse them back to sleep I wouldn't bother changing anything, but sometimes I can't even nurse them to sleep--they will just be up for hours, nursing and fidgeting. I am really at the end of my rope, and since nursing them whenever they want is not resulting in a good nights sleep, I'm ready to night wean. I did this with my older daughter at about the same age and it went like a dream. I used the Dr. Jay Gordon method (although I stretched it out to a week or two at each stage). I really was amazed how well it went. It didn't stop her waking up at night, but she would go right back to sleep with a little back rub. However, I'm at a bit of a loss on how to adapt this to use with twins. http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
We usually all sleep together on mattresses shoved together on the floor, but in preparation for weaning I have moved one dd into another room with dh, and one dd is in the big room with me and my other daughter. Right now I just go back and forth between the two rooms and nurse each one as she wakes up. If they both wake up I haul them into one bed or the other or out into the living room to tandem nurse. I am wondering how I will go through the cuddling/comforting process to get one back to sleep once the other baby wakes up. I don't think I can do it to both of them at once and my dh doesn't think he can comfort them (they go bananas at night to get to me).
Does anyone have any ideas? I think I will buy a couple of bottles to incorporate into the cuddling stage.
Has anyone used this method, or any other to successfully night wean their twins?
Thanks a lot for reading, and any suggestions you might have.