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RVA PARENTING: How do I get my babies to sleep longer?

Hey #RVA parents. As many of you know, I'm a new mom of twins! And I have an important question this week. My twins are...

Posted by NBC12 on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sleepless nights are nothing new for parents of newborns, so how do you get them to sleep through the night?

Our Rachel DePompa is a new mom and she has some answers to this week's RVA Parenting question. As a first time mom of -month-old twins she is struggling with the lack of sleep. 

We reached out on Facebook and got dozens of replies and plenty of stories from sympathetic parents. We also spoke with a pediatrician for expert advice.

"Working on sleep training in the day time, giving them a a little transitional object, a little lovie of some sort that they can use when they go to sleep for naptime in the day, can help them transition to the nighttime," said Dr. Anne Marie Tuohy, a pediatrician with Bon Secours.

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