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    Jen, 15min is totally doable, I could do that.. but how did you keep them in their beds? Because I seriously think mine would just be whining at my legs to be picked up. But I am not past trying it yet. This week they have done a bit better with actually sleeping and less destruction. lol

    Krista, hope your babes are back to sleeping soon. I remember those ups and downs too!

    Mel, so true on the good and bad days for napping. I know sometimes its harder for me to settle to go to sleep too. lol

    and Kim, thanks for the info from the book, always things to consider!
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    As long as I sat on the floor they didn't get out of bed. I just sat there without saying anything and they eventually fell asleep. I guess they knew I meant business I work the night shift (7PM-7AM) two nights a week so that one hour catnap was a necessity for me. It was worth sitting there for 15 minutes if it meant I could get a small nap in before work.

    It was really hard for them to go to sleep as long as they shared a room. We only had the one bedroom for the two of them up until this October when we bought a house and split them into their own bedrooms. If it was a possibility I would have split them once we moved into toddler beds because it was like party central having your best friend in the same room LOL!!!! There were some nights it took forever for them to eventually fall asleep because they would just play together. Which was cute and endearing, but made for cranky babies the next day!!
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    I want to separate our girls. I just worry it will impact their relationship. Although, it would be a relief to stop the fighting at bedtime. Sarafina always convinces Keira to give her all of her blankets, toys, and her pacifier to her somehow. Keira sits in her crib and sobs and screams at her. We always have to go in and rescue her belongings. Sometimes, she does this more than once. I mean, how big is that learning curve? Do not give Sarafina your things and you will be happy! Is that such a hard concept to grasp? Plus, they are destructive too. The insist on sleeping with books. It is their "security blanket." I have tried to remove the books, but they scream and cry. It is so frustrating because they throw the books around and they completely demolished one of their board books. It was large and super sturdy too. I am betting it was the victim of a tug of war one night. Gah!
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    Jen, I have been sitting in their room at naptime the last 3 days. I reached my wits end. I was so tired of the destructiveness. It is working awesomely! The first day took about 40min, the next day 5, and today, about 7. Not bad at all, and definitely worth it. They are taking longer naps, and I think even sleeping better at night as well. Yehaw!!

    Mel, that is funny that Sarafina is so convincing. lol. Can you move their cribs further away from each other, at all? I thought since my boys always shared a crib that we would always find them sharing beds, but maybe only a few times since Christmas. When I ask them if they want to sleep together Wyatt always gives a quick "No!". Abram will shake his head. lol
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    I am glad sitting in their room has helped. I know that won't help us, but we are also still in cribs. I think we need to start putting our girls down for their nap later. We try to keep them on the daycare schedule, which is 12:30 for nap. However, I think they need to go down between 1:30 and 2. They fall asleep about that time at home.

    The girls share a small room. Their cribs are as far apart as we can get them. This week, they have not shared blankets and books at all. So, this is good. Keira has not wanted to go to bed and has seemed scared, which is new. However, she has settled down pretty easily. I think she is tired and does not want Sarafina to bother her. Last night, we did not hear them at all after we put them down. I think they went right to sleep.
    Last edited by melnzai; 03-02-2012 at 09:31 AM.
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