4.08.2010

On Becoming Babywise...

Today John and I started something new - trying to put the twins on more of a set schedule. We're following the principles of a book called "On Becoming Baby Wise." This puts them on a schedule of eating, playing, then sleeping. Although there are some great concepts in there, I personally am having some issues with it. Honestly, if John wasn't around, I would have scrapped this whole strict schedule thing already!

The biggest problem I have is letting my little angels cry it out. The book says that we need to let them fuss for 15-20 minutes. However, I don't think the writers take into account that my babies don't fuss, they all out wail! Luckily, they have learned to tune each other's cries out. I'm pretty sure that I've caught Austin smiling when Addie is crying. What a mean big brother!

The second problem I have is that the babies are supposed to only go to sleep in their cribs. This means no more snuggling with Austin and Addie until they fall asleep and definitely no more letting them sleep on our chests!

So this is day 1 and I don't feel any more "baby wise." But, apparently this is the way to get them sleeping through the night. Since I'm longing for the day of actually sleeping 5-7 hours in a row, I'll tough out listening to their cries and come out the other side a little more baby wise!