twins?? what a handfull!!!! I have 17week old son who is now bottle fed. our routine statrs at 6am.
6am: 200mls of formula then bed.
9am: 200mls of formula, play with mum/or dad for 30mins, left alone for another 3o min for own play, then bed around 10.30
12pm: 200mls of formula with rice cereal, then same routine as above
3pm: 200mls of formula, then same routine as above.
6pm: 200mls of formula with rice cereal, bath, book then bed.
He uslually sleeps for 10-12hrs. But the last week he has been up at 2.30 am( I think it was a combination of his needles and teething). Now he is back to his normal night sleep of 10-12hrs.
I'm not sure if this helps, but this routine has worked for benjamin and myself. Demand feeding did not suit my son as he slept up 7-8hrs at a time during the day and only have a about 2-3 feeds /day. The he would play catch up with his feeds at night for hours. No-one had any sleep. The midwives in hospital told me not to wake a sleeping baby... he will wake when he is hungry... I rang trecillian and they adviced me to wake benjamin every 3 hrs for a feed during the day, he wakes himself around the designated times.I'm not sure if this an appropriate feeding routine, but I am going to try at stretch his feeds now to 4 hours...
I truely believe bubs need a routine for feeds and play time. But , it also gives my husband and I some quality time together!!
karlie. 15month old two foot terror!!