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I am a first time mom with twin boys who are three months old. They are just hitting that age where they are awake more of the day and wanting to be active. I am looking for a routine - play time, sleep time, feeding time, etc.
Does anyone have any suggestions on daily routines that have worked well with either twins or even a singleton? Thanks!
Hi....I also am a first time mom of twins....boy/girl.... They are 7 months old now and crawling. Here is the schedule I have used for the past 4 months or so and it really worked for me.
7:30 Wake up, have a 6 ounce bottle and a fruit and cereal for breakfast
8:30 Play in living room in their exersaucer so I can get household work done
9:30 we all play on the floor together....Sometime we have a snack or some juice in a sippy cup
10:30 or 11:00 Morning naptime usually lasts between 1/2 hour to 1 hour
12:00 Lunchtime........a 6 pounce bottle and either a friut or vegtable or sometimes yogurt with fresh pureed fruit.Sometimes we have some juice in a sippy cup
12:30 or 1:00 Have playtime in our johnny jumpers for about a 1/2 hour or so...Just while I clean up from lunch
1:00 or 1:30 We all play together on the floor, read some books, or watch the Your Baby Can Read Video
2:00 or 2:30 Down for our afternoon nap that last for about 2 to 3 hours.
4:00 or 4:30 Dinner time.......A 6 ounce bottle and a combination dinner also a fruit for dessert if still hungry. I give them some water in a sippy cup...my rule is no juice after dinner.
5:00 Dinner done and now Daddy is home....They play with him while I make dinner and all.
7:00 They have their last bottle of the day usually about 8 ounces.
Then after that it is quite time we all relax on the couch and the babies are usually asleep in their own cribs by 8 pm.
This has worked for me feeding them their bottles and their food all in one sitting. Some of the toys I couldn't use right away, but there are plenty of things to do with them for playtime. I hope this helps you.
I have 3 older kids too, but I also have 3 month old twins! We try to stick to a routine of eating, playing, changing, napping. Mine were born early and still nap for a little bit after every feeding. For play time they lay under their gymni (play mat with things hanging down), their bouncy chairs, and I try putting them on their tummys for a little bit, but they don't like it. I also got out our saucer and a jumper and they play in those for a little while sometimes. I don't do all of these every time, just one or two. Then they usually start getting tired and so I change them and swaddle them and put them in their swings to nap until their next feeding. It is harder with your first because you don't really have a routine. I remember how confusing it was with my first singleton. Good luck and congratulations on your twins!
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