Being pregnant with twins is no joke. You are growing two new humans, it is going to be hard! But there are several things you can do to make twin pregnancy easier. Here are my big tips to survive twin pregnancy.
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.
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.
Once your twins are born, people are going to want to come to see them. That is wonderful. We all need a supportive community to be the best parent we can be. But it can be hard to host guests and take care of your newborn twins. Here are the tips you need to make those first visits successful.
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.
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.
Twins are often born prematurely. This impacts not only birth but the timeline for development throughout the baby years. To combat this, we use adjusted ages. Learn what adjusted ages are, how to calculate them, and how to use them with your twins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Babywise can get a bad rep for being too structured, too rigid, and just too hard. But the thing is, it is perfect for twins. Get the answers to all your questions so you can decide if Babywise is right for you.
Even More Baby Twin Help
Here are a few more posts that will help you out in that first year with your twins.