Today I would like to continue tips and tricks suggestions from my series on What To Expect When Expecting Multiples.
As you recall, we were discussing the questions that arise when you’re pregnant with triplets and thinking about what to do once you bring the triplets home.
Such questions as:
- Where will they sleep? Cribs or bassinets in the living room? Should they sleep together?
- How do I feed three babies at the same time?
- How do I get them to sleep threw the night?
- How do I get them from place to place by myself?
- Will family/friends be able to help me and if so, how will that process work?
So lets discuss the question of where will the triplets sleep? Will they be together, at first, or separate?
Now I had a special situation.
All my quadruplets had reflux, at least for the first couple of months.
So my solution was to prop them up in their car seats and use the car seats as their “beds”.
Then I placed the car seats next to me on the couch.
This helped for two reasons: one, they were close by and thus it was easier than getting up and down all night to their cribs and second, it kept their reflux under control.
So what are some options for you?
There are just a few choices.
Co-bedding in a crib with each other . . .
- Individual bassinets
- In a twin pack n plays or . . .
- Maybe even in their car seats.
You may want to think of a couple of alternatives besides these while your pregnant with triplets.
You may not know if your babies will need special care (like to prevent reflux) until after they’re born but it is best to plan ahead as much as possible.
I know from experience that it is stressful to be pregnant with multiples and on extended bed rest.
Your mind can just go crazy worrying about all the issues the babies could face and how you’ll care for all these precious little babies.
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Work to become as relaxed as possible while pregnant with triplets, because the stress certainly does not go away after they are delivered. J
To Your Abundant Life with Multiples,
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