First I should just state that my twin girls have entered a whole different stage! They are 7 months and about 2 weeks ago began to cry and scream almost all the time. One of my girls is a really loud and high pitched screamer which I have posted about here before. So anyway, we have a family bed. One twin sleeps next to me and the other in a co-sleeper next to my hubby. The one in the co-sleeper is now refusing to sleep for any longer then 20 minutes at a time at any point in the day or night. She wakes up doing her high pitched scream that makes our ears ring. We are at our end with patience and ideas on that one!
This problem only came up a few weeks ago, until then they would sleep for 3-4 hours at a time only waking to eat from about 7pm to 7am. It was a sudden and unpleasant change.
I have been reading some ideas on the Internet today and picked out some I feel that I can live with. Unless someone proposes a better idea the plan tonight is to move the co-sleeper to the end of our bed with both girls in it and take turns with baby duty through the night. We plan to put them to bed when drowsy but not asleep, swaddle blanket them, turn on noise machine and turn off the lights then go downstairs and come back in to soothe them ever so often until they fall asleep.