We have twins irls that just turned 2 years in May. They had been in 2 sperate cribs until they were about 19 months. We had to ditch those because they were climbing out of them and not just that, but also pushing them around the room to use as ladders to climb on the bureau and reach the shelves around the room. So, they are just on their toddler mattresses on the floor. Our big issue is that they will not stay on their beds.
We made the room as bare as possible and would attempt to let them be. Sometimes they would fall asleep or sometimes they would be awake for more than an hour and climb up their bureau and do other destructive things. After a week of that not working for us, we began to lie down with them, something we have never done before. EAch time they got out of bed we would put them back into bed with minimal interaction stating things like, "lie down, time to go to sleep." Now at 2 months of doing this, I am going crazy. Also, the one that stayed in bed most of the time now requires one of us to be there or there is drastic crazy screaming and crying. Its like she now needs us there to fall asleep. Like I said, this was never an issue, ever. Hope I'm not coming off as some heartless mom, but they, in cribs were super good good sleepers who would fall asleep with minimal to no crying and after 5-30 min of chatter.
It takes one of us about 30 min to an hour of being in their room to get them settled in their beds (after the bedtime routine is done) and asleep each night and it is not working for me. It is worth it to note that we are expecting another set of twins in the fall and I am well aware that there is no way this routine is going to work with two infants to care for as well. We've got at least (fingers crossed for all healthy things) the summer to get this worked out. Please help! Any advice or stories of what you have done would be appreciated.
I'm ready to buy some gigantic metal dog crates to have them sleep in.