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|Originally posted by LunaMom
if she was nursing the twins on demand it would have been impossible. I can certainly see how scheduling of some sort would be necessary in her situation.
|Originally posted by lenswyf
Routine and schedule are synonyms in the dictionary, but they do mean different things. "Routine" is habit or custom. "Schedule" is agenda, timetable.
I think that all babies eventually settle into a routine by themselves that makes life reasonably predictablebut it's not a hard and fast schedule.
|Originally posted by laralou
My only concession to a schedule is that I try to keep the girls close to being on the same routine. Meaning when I feed one, I offer to the other. I don't refuse to feed one if the other isn't hungry, nor do I keep one up if the other isn't sleepy. They eat when hungry and sleep when sleepy, hopefully together but many times not.
I don't blame people who offer feedings at regular times. I do NOT approve of refusing to feed a baby that is hungry because it isn't the right time. I also do NOT approve of someone that deliberately lets her kids cry to force them to sleep at parent directed times or force them to stay in a playpen or playroom. Refusing to meet your babies needs is not necessary to raise twins. There is always another option like getting a mother's helper.
Sorry to rant but that "you can't raise twins without a schedule" thing is something I hear all the time and it is just not true.
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