So, our babies are 11 weeks old. On the weekends, when Dad is here, they nap fine, because we can each soothe one to sleep. The weekdays, when he is at work, is another story, and it is seriously affecting their (and my) quality of life.
I've read Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Twins. I try and put them down "drowsy but awake", and it usually works for their first morning nap. But after that it's all downhill, as they won't go down in their crib if they are awake, and even when they fall asleep on me, they now wake up *so* easily when I try and transfer them. I'd say I have maybe a 5% success rate moving them once they are asleep.
Before I just sort of let them sleep on me, but now they are not on the same schedule at all, (Baby girl has transitioned into the 3 naps a day, while baby boy still catnaps on and off all day) and when one's awake they don't want to just sit still - they get antsy, or hungry, and that wakes up baby #2.
How do you get both to sleep without letting one cry themselves into hysterics? This isn't really an option either - our house is tiny and they now won't calm down if they hear the other crying.
Things I have tried: mobiles in the crib (works for 10-15 minutes, does not put them to sleep)
wearing one down in a sling (has worked but inevitably the other one needs to be picked up or tended to in some way and in trying to extricate myself first baby wakes up pissed
rocking them both in the rocking chair (used to work, not anymore, and then I'm stuck there for the nap anyway)
Any advice would be *so* appreciated!! Now, but like 4pm they are *exhausted* and sooooo fussy on weekdays. Something has to change!!
DH and I are expecting twins July 15. Holy crap wish us luck.