We tried Huggies for my boy twin and Pampers form my girl twin. The Pampers worked great so we kept her in those until recently. We changed James to Luvs because they fit him really well. When they were 3 month old, I changed James to the Sam's Club diapers. He's a lot bigger than Erin, so he was wearing a bigger size diaper.
We kept Erin in the Pampers until they were both 6 months old, then she was big enough to wear the Sam's Club diapers that her brother wears.
About the bassinet, my twins hated theirs. They never slept well in them. I co-sleep with them now, but we're trying to transition them to their crib. I don't mind co-sleeping with Erin. She's slept with me since she was born, since she had colic and needed lots of attention. There's just no room to co-sleep with both of them. I think that mine hated their bassinets because they weren't soft enough.View Thread
My twins are 7 months old and Erin has a favorite blanket, but James doesn't yet. We have a blanky bear and a blanky owl, but the twins aren't attached to those yet.
The other night, I was moving Erin from my bed to the crib and I removed her blanket. She immediately woke up and started screaming. I had to give it back to her and put her back in my bed. I'm afraid to let her sleep with it by herself, but if she's co-sleeping, then I can keep an eye on her and just put the blanket around her bottom half.View Thread
My twins are on Alimentum formula, which can be constipating. My daughter has never had a problem with it, but my son was so constipated, he had to take a prescription laxative for a few months. Now that they are 6 months old, I have added yogurt with probiotics to their food. This has helped so much, my son now has a BM every day to every other day. I have stopped his prescription medicine.
The physician's assistant at the pediatrician's office also had some liquid probiotics, but I never had to use them. I'd call the doctor and see what they recommend.View Thread
I have the same problem, but with twins. My husband and I have to hold the babies in the living room and rock them until they go to sleep. Then, we put them in the crib, but one usually wakes up about an hour later. During the night, I alternate feeding one in bed with me, then letting him/her sleep with us. Then, when the other one wakes up, I swap them. At about 5:15 in the morning, about 15 minutes before my husband wakes up for work, the one in the crib wakes up and I get both of them into bed with us. They usually sleep until about 7:30-8:00.
I'd love for them to sleep in the crib, but this is the only way that I can get any rest, myself. If I only had one baby, I'd just say to heck with it and do straight co-sleeping. There's just not enough room for all of us to sleep in the bed together.
They are sleeping longer and longer periods as they get bigger and aren't waking as often, needing a bottle and diaper change. I hope that they'll outgrow needing to eat as often during the night.View Thread
Have any of you guys been having horrible migraines? My twins will be a month old in a few days and for the past few weeks, I've been having 4-5 migraines per week. My neurologist told me that they might be triggered by hormones and/or sleep deprivation. I'm about to lose my mind.
Tomorrow, I'm going to see my chiropractor and see if that helps. I can't keep taking my prescription medicine like this because my insurance only pays for 9 pills a month!View Thread
I swaddle my twins and use a swing when they're extra fussy. I also got some baby gas drops for when they just can't burp or pass the gas.
The Nutramagin formula (made by Enfamil) is doing a lot better than the regular formula that they were on. I still wish that I could produce more breast milk, but I've even tried prescription Reglan to help,but it hasn't so far.View Thread
One of my twins was 4'12 and the other was 7'2. They were delivered 3 weeks early by c-section and Erin (the small one) was discharged with me after 3 days, 2 of which she spent in the NICU. My son, however, had to spend 5 days there, even though he was a lot larger than she was.
Your sister's baby might be fine, even though he's going to be small. With my daughter, who is 2 weeks old, she sleeps a lot. I've read that when she reaches her "due date", she'll become more active. Your sister's son might sleep a lot, and she might have to wake him in the middle of the night to feed him. My daughter would have slept for 5-6 hours overnight if I had let her, but the nursing specialist told me to make sure she eats every 3 hours, at least and to feed her on demand.View Thread
Is her baby eating formula or breast milk? My twins have to eat both because I don't make enough milk and last week I got some formula that did not agree with either baby. My son spent 3 hours crying because the formula gave him some painful gas. Both he and my daughter were also spitting up quite a bit. I got the pediatrician to give us a prescription for a different brand and I'll be trying it out tomorrow as soon as I can go by the store and get some.View Thread