I have twin girls who were 14 weeks premature, they would have now been 5 weeks corrected age.
they sleep most of the day only waking for bottles every 3 1/2 - 4 hrs then they stay awake for about 15 mins then back to sleep. During the day they sleep either in the bouncer or swinging chair.
At night I give them a bath around 7 and then bottle and bed for 8 ish, both girls go straight to sleep but after 10-15 mins get really fussy start crying and it's really difficult to settle them they usually finally sleep around 11 before waking about an hr later for a feed again it takes ages to settle. I've tried putting them in the cot during the day but they cry, I've tried to leave them to settle on there own but they get louder and it's harder to settle them. one of my girls wakes for her dummy at night every few mins. Any suggestions on what I can do?
Should I wake them more during the day?
leave them to cry at night?
Not worry so much about a routine?
I realise 5 weeks is to early for a routine but because they were prem they already kinda in one with eating every 4 hrs, when they are awake they look around notice colours and voices etc.
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