Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Angie Lyngso says

    My twin boys are 4 months on 8/24 but gestational age 3 (born 3 weeks early).

    They are doing great at night – give us anywhere between 7-10 hour stretches and do 2 small naps in the AM, 3 hour nap in the PM, cat nap before bed and then down around 8 or so.

    However this past week I’ve noticed extra napping with wake time being shorter. They are happy when up, still play, are getting in like 24 ounces a day, but ready for a nap within 1 hour (usually 1.5-2).

    Could this be a growth spurt? Is it ok if they sleep extra? Their normal feeding intake this week has been lower but not by any extreme.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Angie – Thanks for writing to us about your twins! Growth spurts can definitely affect sleep, and that may be the cause of the need to sleep a little more! A little extra sleep is not typically a problem, so you may want to let it continue for now! Check out this article which may also help shed some light on this, if you’re worried about them sleeping more than usual:
      Good luck Angie, and thanks for visiting!

  2. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Trudy – oh no! So sorry to hear your daughter is going through this. She must be exhausted. 🙁 Night wakings should be rare after 12 months (for illness, teething, etc.); the fact that they’re regular, nightly occurrences in your daughter’s house indicates that her little guys probably just need some help in learning how to fall asleep on their own and stay asleep.

    Feel free to direct her to this site for help. We have several free guides she can utilize to get started:

    5 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep Through the Night (for Connor):

    Toddler Sleep Secrets (for Josh):

    We have lots of services available, too, if your daughter feels too overwhelmed (and/or too tired) to tackle this on her own.

    Thanks for reaching out, Trudy! So nice of you to be concerned for your daughter, and for your grandsons.

  3. Trudy Henning says

    I have 2 grandchildren that do not sleep through the night.
    Josh is 3yrs and 10mths and still wakes up 3 or 4 time s a night. Connor is 1yr 1 month and has also now started waking up through the night. As a result my daughter gets no sleep and has a rather taxing job to face the next day.