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Old 08-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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I so need help - I am ready to tear my hair out. My twins are driving me batty - not on purpose I know but I don't know what to do!

They wake in the AM, I feed and change them, etc. Then they take a nap for about 15 minutes and both wake up screaming bloody murder. I can't do anything to calm them for a long while. Then they fall asleep again. They do this continuously throughout the day - fall asleep, wake up crying, I try to comfort them best I can, then they fall asleep, cry, etc. All day until bedtime. I have not changed anything in my diet or anything. Are they hungry? I don't think so because they really won't nurse when they are crying. Cannon will take a a paci sometimes but Ryder rarely ever will take one. Please help - I am so tired of them crying - I feel so bad for them and can't help

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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DD was very colicky for a while. She got over it at about 4 mos old. Have you talked to your doc?
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DD was very colicky for a while. She got over it at about 4 mos old. Have you talked to your doc?
i thought it might be colic but was hoping not since that doesn't sound fun but they are close to 4 mos so maybe it could go away soon.

and yes i talked to the doctor - she said "put cereal in their bottles - they are justhungry" first they won't take a bottle and 2nd they are 3.5 months old and were born 6 weeks early - i am NOT giving them solids yet!
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i thought it might be colic but was hoping not since that doesn't sound fun but they are close to 4 mos so maybe it could go away soon.

and yes i talked to the doctor - she said "put cereal in their bottles - they are justhungry" first they won't take a bottle and 2nd they are 3.5 months old and were born 6 weeks early - i am NOT giving them solids yet!
Oh wow! I wouldn't give them solids either. Colic may be in part due to digestive troubles with their little tummies. Solids seems like a very bad idea. I'm glad you rejected that suggestion.
I know that with twins it would be tough, but have you tried a baby carrier at all? Sometimes that was the only thing that would settle dd down.

It's tough but it does pass!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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How hungry are they at that feeding, are they lazy or really gulping? If they're nursing really fast thru that feeding I would try bouncing/burping a little longer than normal to see if maybe they are swallowing extra bubbles. what time of the morning is this? could some other outside source be bothering them? Dh starting the car, trash truck, school buses, dogs?
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Oh wow! I wouldn't give them solids either. Colic may be in part due to digestive troubles with their little tummies. Solids seems like a very bad idea. I'm glad you rejected that suggestion.
I know that with twins it would be tough, but have you tried a baby carrier at all? Sometimes that was the only thing that would settle dd down.

It's tough but it does pass!!
yeah i definitely thought solids would be a bad idea - i started solids too early with my ODD by suggestion of a doctor and she has all sorts of allergies so i am much more careful now.

they love to be in the mei tai...i usually put the fussier baby in there and try to continue to comfort the other till her falls asleep and then switch once one calms down...it is more work but it does work sometimes.
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How hungry are they at that feeding, are they lazy or really gulping? If they're nursing really fast thru that feeding I would try bouncing/burping a little longer than normal to see if maybe they are swallowing extra bubbles. what time of the morning is this? could some other outside source be bothering them? Dh starting the car, trash truck, school buses, dogs?
they are usually acting like they are really hungry when i feed them...they suck really fast and hard till milk lets down then they are gulping because i have a really fast let down...i know they can't keep up when milk lets down because they often unlatch and cough or burp while milk streams everywhere...then they relatch and do just fine. maybe i will try that extra burping...they usually let out some really big burps but they are also very gassy throughout the day (really stinky! ) so that may help...it can be hard lol when both are crying to eat and burp at the same time!

and they usually wake up about 8-9AM so no one is leaving or up...our neighborhood is pretty quiet. i thought about it the last week or so when we have had road construction outside our house but they have been doing this before that too.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #8
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This may be a "well-duh" but are they giving really good burps after eating? Maybe they've got some pent-up gas issues?
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I can empathize with you.

DS2 did then and still does, wake up screaming and crying....no matter what.
I felt the same way you do. I just am resigned to think it's just part of his personality and I'm hoping he'll grow out of it. Up to 3 months or so, he would scream bloody murder every time we changed his diaper, but he did finally stop that.

I am SO tired of DS2 crying as well....I carry him (have 3 diff carriers), and that doesn't seem to help if he's really fussy either. He cries if I put him down, he cries if I pick him up, he cries, he cries, he cries....

I actually just talked to DH on the phone & told him to be ready to come home to a super messy house today, b/c I had been out with the boys in the jogger and to the park pretty much all day as DS2 will not cry if he's "out & about", moving around, etc.

I wish I had a suggestion for you or could help.......
So I'll just send some

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Do you have one of those vibrating cloth seat things? My friends Ds was about the same age and she started putting him in that, OMG the gas that baby was holding onto was amazing, then he'd poop on of those enormous "wheres he been keeping all that" poops and drop off into a deep sleep.
We nicknamed it the poopy chair
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