One of our resident sleep experts, Tanya Greene from Sleep Right Sleep Tight shares her sleep tips for twins, triplets or more.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a baby sleep consultant?
I have been working with children for 15 years now, and personally am a Mum to 4 gorgeous children. I worked in Childcare before having my own family, and then gained my qualifications to help other sleep deprived families get a great night sleep. My passion is helping each individual family get through those sleepless nights and bedtime struggles.
I made the decision to help other families through their sleep struggles after having problems with our daughters sleep. She was 15 months at the time and waking approx. 5 times a night. Where we were living at the time there was no help, so I turned to an online program. We had amazing success! From this, I knew my path was to help families in similar situations as ours.
Why is it important to help your twins or triplets learn to settle on their own?
A baby’s sleep patterns are affected by what is happening throughout their bedtime. They generally look for whatever is happening at this point to be repeated throughout their night when they wake. If your twins or triplet are reliant on outside aids, dummy’s, feeds etc. in order to fall asleep, you will find that waking throughout their night, they need these to come back to get themselves back to sleep. They are what we call sleep associations.
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