I've always thought that I'd be one of those strict parents that says no to swings, pacifiers and stuff that I think, although will help the baby stop crying for the meantime, in the long run will make life difficult for the parents. I've also always said that I'd choose the 'let-cry' method to ensure that my children don't grow up bossing me around.
(I mean, if you know me, you'd know the only person I'd let boss me around is....errrr..NOONE! I AM the supreme Miss BOSSY!)
But with twins. I've thrown all my previous parenting beliefs out the window. All I believe now is - If it helps you cope for the now, JUST DO IT. You can figure tomorrow out, tomorrow! Especially when one crying means that the other one would wake up and start crying too. I mean, who needs two crying babies at one time, I'm frazzled enough as it is.
So, to cope with 2, we've been rocking them in their car-seats and I even rented swings so that we can swing them to sleep and keep them sleeping so that we can go about doing other things.
Maybe it is just luck on my side, they now don't like being rocked to sleep in their car seat, or even sit in the swing for long. So the carseat is only used to keep them propped up, and carried along with me when I do household chores, and of course used in the car as it was intended. And the swing has been returned.
They nap sleeping on their tummies now and nap pretty well all on their own (their enjoying a nap right now!)
Labels: raising eveel twins