Establishing sleep routines for triplets

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice shares advice for new parents of triplets on how and when to establish sleep routines for their newborns
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Establishing sleep routines for triplets

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The best sleep routine for triplets is to have all three of them sleep through the night at three months. But you may not have three good sleepers. So you do the best you can. The woman that I interviewed to lead off the sleep-training chapter said, “It’s not about training. It’s not about a time schedule. It’s about a routine.” She had had three older kids, so she was an experienced mom, and she said, “They wake up, you play with them ‘till they’re tired, you feed them, you give them a bath, you put them to sleep. They wake up again. You do it all over again. The key is when you put them all down, you don’t do a lot of fussing, you don’t rock them, you don’t bounce them. You put them down, they know that’s sleep time. And they learn to self-soothe themselves.” 47% of the parents that I polled said they established some type of sleep routine for their kids. And one of my parting questions was, “Do you have any regrets?” And a very strong answer was for some of them that didn’t sleep during, “I wish we would have established a better sleep routine for our kids.” Because if you don’t establish it early on, they may be in your bed ‘till they’re four or five.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice shares advice for new parents of triplets on how and when to establish sleep routines for their newborns

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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