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When I first brought home twins. I was very overwhelmed with the fact that I needed to keep both babies on a schedule.
Because I know how hard it is to begin a routine with twin babies. I decided to create a free PDF newborn twin schedule printable.
Who doesn’t love a good old schedule? My hope is to make your new life with twins easier.
Sample schedule for newborn twins
This twin schedule chart is not meant for you to use as a law but more of a guideline.
Because newborn twins are freaking hard. I hope these printables will simplify your life.
Twin schedule template- Blank
Below is a newborn twin template that is blank for you to be able to customize your own routine with your babies.
In the end, I can give you all the tips in the world but only you know what’s best for your babies.
I want you to have the flexibility to create a schedule that suits the needs of your babies and yours the best.
Newborn twin schedule sample
Below is a schedule for twin babies 0-1 month of life. One for feeding every 2 hours and the other is for feeding every 3 hours.
So use it to help you but dont think that is the only way.
4 week old twins schedule Tips
At 4 weeks twins are still feeding on demand and you’re still following feeding cues. At this time it might be hard to start a rigid schedule. So be flexible.
If for some reason your babies have started to fall into a pattern then they might be eating every 2-3 hours.
If this is not the case then don’t worry just keep doing what you need to survive.
2-3 month old twins daily routine
These are some samples of a 2-3-month-old twin schedule. You can follow it as directed but my goal is for you to use it as a guideline, not a law.
Remember to be flexible. The more flexible you’ll be the less disappointing you will be when your babies are not doing as exactly.
They are tiny humans, not robots so not everything will go as plan.
Trust me I was there. And I think I struggled so much with my first child because I had very unrealistic expectations of what “my baby” needed to be doing.
Once I let go of my unrealistic expectations life got so much easier.
Tips for a 2 month old twin babies routine
At this point, babies might have fallen into a pattern, and creating a flexible schedule might be easier.
- Feed every 2- 3 hours. Still focus on twins feeding cues
- At this point, they might be able to stay awake longer than an hour But definitely no more than 2
- Good time to start a bedtime routine so they can begin to associate night time
Remember usual wake-up windows for this age are no longer than 2 hours.
Meaning if your baby has been up for more than 2 hours it might be time for a nap.
Another thing to keep in mind is how long are the naps lasting.
If your twins are napping longer than 2 hours…
Consider waking them up that way they don’t go more than 4 hours without feeding during the day.
PRO TIP: You want to make sure that your twins are getting enough nutrition throughout the day. This can impact their night sleep.
This is why I recommend parents to continue feeding their babies every 2-3 hours during the day regardless of their age…
Doing this assures that they are getting enough food during the day.
Tips for a 3 month old twin schedule
At this point, predictability has gotten much easier. Having a flexible schedule should also be much easier.
- Start with wake time. It can be the same as 2 months
- Feeding every 2-3 hours. Follow baby feeding cues
- Can begin a bedtime routine
- Start an early bedtime. shoot for 7-8 PM
- At this point, babies are approaching the 4 months in which their sleep cycles will change to become like ours.
- Having an early bedtime can start preparing your twins for the new sleep cycles.
Last words for newborn twin schedule printable
Twins are busy and creating a routine can be overwhelming. I hope that these templates will ease your life and guide you in the right direction.
In the end, you know your twins better than anyone. So follow your gut feeling. If you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me. As well as don’t forget that there is a community of twin moms out there ready to help you.
I would love to hear in the comments what you thought of the twin schedule samples. And any tips that you have to help you keep your twins on a routine.
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