First Year With Twins

The First Year with Twins Week 1 – Parenting Twins Article

Learn what to expect with your infant twins week 1, including tips, tricks, and advice from real twin parents who have been there. Your Twins Week 1 All content on this website, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the…

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Should Twins Share a Room? – Parenting Twins Article

Can your twins share a room or nursery?Absolutely.Our twin girls have shared a room since the day we brought them home from the hospital.In fact, our girls shared a crib for several months before moving their own cribs.  (Please note that the safest sleeping arrangement for your infant twins is for each twin to be in their own cribs.)Two CribsShould twins share a nursery? It worked for us!Remember, your twins have been together since those early days inside the womb.…

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Taking Care of Twins by Yourself – Parenting Twins Article

You won’t always have your partner with you when you are caring for your twins. So how do you take care of twins by yourself?First, remember that it is possible! It won’t necessarily be easy, but it is possible.One parent will very much feel overwhelmed caring for both twins alone so you’ll need to be strategic about how you handle the twins.If you aren’t able to recruit family or friends to help with your infant twins, keep the following tricks…

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How to Select and Afford Day Care for Twins – Parenting Twins Article

One of the most frequent questions I receive is “how do we afford childcare for twins?”By its very nature, childcare is expensive. When you have twins (or twins and other children) these expenses can be unbearable.Let’s walk through some options, potential costs, and how you can navigate through the financial burdens of affording daycare for twins.Trusting Someone ElseBeyond the financial and logistic issues of childcare for your twins, one nagging concern lingers. How do you get over the hurdle of…

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Sleep Training Twins – Parenting Twins Article

David called in with a question about his twins’ sleeping habits and wondered if I “had any tips about sleep training twins, specifically the cry it out method, and how you can avoid making that any worse than it already is going to be. Should we put the girl in the other room while we sleep train the boy? Or should we just give it another month or two? Or should we put them both in the room and do…

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Having More Kids After Twins – Parenting Twins Article

So now that you’ve had twins, are you done? Or will your family still grow? Getting pregnant after twins will bring some new challenges but things will generally be easier than with twins.Let’s look at what to expect when you’re having a singleton after twins.Why more kids after twins?Your personal decision to have more kids after twins is exactly that: a personal decision. Ignore what other people say like, “weren’t you done with twins?”Perhaps you feel that your family just…

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Having More Kids After Twins – Parenting Twins Article

So now that you’ve had twins, are you done? Or will your family still grow? Getting pregnant after twins will bring some new challenges but things will generally be easier than with twins.Let’s look at what to expect when you’re having a singleton after twins.Why more kids after twins?Your personal decision to have more kids after twins is exactly that: a personal decision. Ignore what other people say like, “weren’t you done with twins?”Perhaps you feel that your family just…

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Travel Crib for Twins (Pros and Cons of 3 Popular Cribs) – Parenting Twins Article

Hitting the road with your twins? Whether you are flying with twins or taking an epic road trip, you’ll need a place for the twins to sleep at your destination. A travel crib for twins is a great option for sleeping your kids when you’re away from home. When your twins are very young, they are used to sleeping in their own cribs and room. However, when you are traveling with twins, you would be well served with a portable…

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Twins Aren’t Talking Yet? Here’s what to do… – Parenting Twins Article

I recently heard from some twin parents worried about the speech of their 18 month old twins. What should you do when your twins aren’t talking yet? Should you worry? Is it natural? Here’s what to consider: Key Speech Milestones As your children grow, look for key speech development milestones. These vary by age but will show steady progress in their ability to understand and attempt communicating with you and each other. When they are less than a year old,…

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