The moment you hear, ‘It’s twins!” everything changes.
You go from having a kid to having kids, and any parent can tell you that is a big difference. What kind of twins are you having? How will the birth go? Do you need double the baby gear?
And then how do you take care of two babies at once? Where should they sleep? What do you do if they both cry at the same time? How do you even begin to get them on a schedule?
This page will help. On it, you will find links to all these answers and more. Here are the baby twins tips you need.
Preparing for Twins
Twin pregnancy can come as a shock, but there is plenty you can do to get ready for your twins. These posts will help you through being pregnant with twins.
Identical vs Fraternal Twins: What Makes Twin Types Different?
Am I having identical twins or fraternal twins? This was my first question at just a few weeks pregnant. Learn how the main twin types are conceived and develop.
Identical Twin Pregnancy Risks: Why You Do Need All Those Appointments
Identical twin pregnancy is unique because it has extra risks. Learn why all those doctor appointments are important while expecting twins. (Listen to your medical team!)
"Well put one back!" Our twin story.
Want to know what it's like to learn you have a second baby in there? Read my story of finding out I was expecting twins.
Honey are you sitting down? We're having TWINS!
Finding out you are expecting twins can make your blood pressure rise. And what do you tell your spouse? Read what one twin mom says about sharing the news that it's twins.
Twin Gear- Essentials on a Budget
Part of being pregnant with twins is building your twin registry! But what do you need two of? What can you skip? Get the ultimate list of twin essentials on a budget.
Twin Z vs My Brest Friend Twin: Which Twin Breastfeeding Pillow Is Best?
Breastfeeding twins can be done, but which nursing pillow do you need? Here is the direct comparison between the two major twin nursing pillows available.
Ali and Sam's birth story
A vaginal birth with twins is possible! Read about a complication free vaginal delivery of identical twins. Natural birth is possible, though it usually needs to be in an operating room. Giving birth to twins might not go according to your birth plan, but it can have a great outcome.
The Truth About C-Sections with Twins (Plus Answers To Your Twin C-Section Questions)
A lot of twins are delivered by c-section, and that can be scary. Learn what it is really like to have a c-section with twins. There are also answers to the most frequently asked questions about twin c-sections.
Life with Baby Twins
What do you do with your baby twins once you are home? These are my big tips for twin parents. Twin sleep, feeding twins, what to do when your twins cry, and more.
What To Expect from Life with Newborn Twins
Nothing can really prepare you for becoming a parent and bringing home your first baby, and that is no different when you bring home a second baby too. But I can give you a few tips for what to expect in those first few weeks and months. And don't worry, you'll be great.
How To Tell Identical Twins Apart
I was so scared I wouldn't be able to tell my identical twins apart. Seriously, I thought I'd be the worst twin parent and not be able to identify my babies! Don't worry, you will know who is who. Here are some tips to help you feel more confident you know your twins.
The Hardest Part of Having Newborn Twins
What's the hardest part of having newborn twins? It isn't trying to make it to your due date or the pain of giving birth. It isn't the loss of sleep or trying to breastfeed. Here is what I found to be the hardest part of having twins.
How To Cope with Twins and a Toddler (And Live To Tell the Tale!)
We planned on avoiding two under two and ended up with three under three. Yep, twins were a shock. Here are tips to help you bring home twins to your toddler and suggestions to keep order in your life.
Wonder Weeks and Twins: What You Need to Know
The Wonder Weeks are a fascinating tool that help explain the mental developments babies make. But how do they work with twins? Do you still count from the due date? What if my twins hit leaps at different times? Learn how to use the Wonder Weeks with your twins.
How To Get Out Alone With Twins
One of my biggest twin tips? Get out of the house as soon as everyone's health is up for it. Don't worry, I know it is scary to take two babies out alone. But you can do it, especially with these simple tips.
How To Stay Mindful While Getting Twin Attention
When you have twins you become a sort of celebrity and attract a lot of attention. That can be fun, but it can also be frustrating. These tips on how to stay mindful will help you keep your cool when your just trying to get life done.
What To Do When Your Twin Babies Cry at the Same Time (And You're All Alone)
Your twins will cry at the same time. That's just a fact. But there is a lot you can do to soothe both babies at the same time, even if you are alone with them. Save this one, you will need these tips.
Twin Escalation Syndrome: Yes It's Real and How To Stop It
Does it ever feel like one twin starts crying, then the other starts, and everything just gets bigger and bigger and more out of control? That's twin escalation syndrome. It's real and here are concrete things you can do to stop it.
How To Survive the Witching Hour with Twins
The witching hour (or hours) stinks! You are just trying to wind down your day and your twins are just fussy. These tips will get your through this challenging time.
I am that twin mom: Why I dress my twins the same
Should you dress your twins the same or not? This can be a big debate in the twin community. I proudly dress my twins alike almost all the time. (Mainly because it is easier!) Learn why dressing twins the same rocks, how it isn't hurting individuality, and get times you should never have your twins match.
Why Baby Led Weaning is a Perfect Approach for Twins
Time for solids! But how do you spoon feed two babies at the same time? Simple, you don't. Baby Led Weaning(BLW) is made for twins. Trust me, you will want to learn more about how this method is perfect for twins so the whole family can eat together.
How To Grocery Shop with Twins
Getting out with baby twins is one thing, but can you actually run errands with them? Here are 3 ways to make grocery shopping with twins fun and effective.
Twin Schedule Tips
Get those twins on a schedule! You'll hear that a lot when you are raising twins. But how do you do that? These posts will walk you step by step through the process. From newborn twin schedules and up to the toddler years. You can get your twins on a schedule and help your family thrive.
Daily Wake Time with Twins: How To Get Your Twins on a Schedule
Want to start your twins on a schedule with just one simple thing? The daily wake time is all you need. Learn what this is and how it will help your twins naturally fall into a schedule.
Twin Wake Times and Bedtime Routines: How To Get Your Twins on a Schedule
Once you get that daily wake time going, what comes next? Figuring out the ideal wake times and creating a simple but effective bedtime routine. Don't worry, I walk you through it.
Anchor Naps: Setting Your Twin Nap Schedule
Getting one baby to nap can be a challenge and you are trying to get two to nap at the same time. No, you don't need to be in the car or get out the double stroller for every nap. Focus on the naps that stick, the anchor naps.
How To Get Twins on a Schedule
This is the step by step guide to getting twins on a schedule. It will lead you to the information you are looking for and get your twins on a schedule that helps the whole family.
What do I do now? Newborn Twin Schedules
Newborn twin life can be crazy! Someone is always awake, hungry, crying, or all three. These are the early schedules we used to help calm the storm and let everyone rest.
I love seeing sample schedules. It helps me get a feel for how our day is going and lets me find ways to improve. Here are all the schedules I used with my twins to help you out.
Even More Baby Twin Help
Here are a few more posts that will help you out in that first year with your twins.
10 Tips for Safe Swimming with Twins
Taking your baby swimming for the first time is a joyful milestone. But having to keep two babies safe can be overwhelming. These tips will help you keep your twins safe and have fun in the water.
11 Twin Mom Quotes Every Twin Parent Can Relate To
It is so helpful to hear from other moms who just get it. Who understand what having twins is like. These quotes will express those feelings and help you feel like you aren't alone.
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