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 Bottle Feed Infant Twins (Even When You’re By Yourself) – Parenting Twins Article

If you’ve decided to bottle feed your infant twins (with either formula or breast milk), you’ll need to figure out how to conquer the logistics of bottle feeding two babies and often, how to bottle feed twins by yourself.As a parent, you won’t always have a pair of helping hands around to assist with feeding time.After unsuccessfully trying to breastfeed our newborn twins, we quickly moved to bottle feeding. At first, my wife pumped and we filled bottles with breast…

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Keeping the Twins’ Gender a Surprise – Parenting Twins Article

Expectant twin mom Claudia asks, “We’re not sure if we’re having boys or girls but we want it to be a surprise. How will this affect our preparations for twins?”In our family’s case, my wife and I found out as soon as we could what our twins were so we could make appropriate preparations.The reality is that if you want to keep the gender of your twins a surprise, it is totally possible. A lot of the preparations that you…

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What Do You Need Two of For Twins (Hint: Not Everything) – Parenting Twins Article

One of the most frequent questions by those expecting twins is: do I need two of everything?Just because you are having twins doesn’t mean you need two of everything. The trick is to know when you need double and when you can survive with just one of that particular item.Getting two of something really comes down to:do both twins need this at the same exact time for safety reasons?do both twins prefer to have the same thing?The question of getting…

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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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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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