Caring for twin babies
Anyone is excited when they find out they are expecting a new bundle of joy, but how do you handle finding out it is two new bundles. Twins! Well do not stress out about it, there are many ways to can handle dealing with two babies at one time. There are many supports you can turn to for help with handling all the stress of two babies at one time. Read on to find out all you need to know about twins.
Meet other families when you have twins
Meeting other parents who have already been through having multiple children, will help you go a long way. You can first connect with your doctor to find support groups in your area that are just for parents with multiple children. The internet is another place you can check, just be watchful on what type of information you give out and who you meet. It is crucial that you find some type of support help, even if it is family members or neighbors. Having twins will leave you feeling lost, tired and stressed to the max on most days. You will need someone you can turn to for help, even if it is just to watch the babies while you take a walk.
Take advantage of nap time when you have twins
Now this does not mean to give into the urge to clean the house, even though that is what many of us do. You will need to sleep when the babies do. That is the only way you will be able to deal with everything that may be going on. So take a nap every time the babies do, let someone else do the dishes or through the clothes in the washer. Do not ever feel like you are letting everyone else down by not keeping things spotless, you are handling two babies at one time and not many people can do that.
Make a chart when you have twins
Look not even the most perfect parent in the world can keep everything straight. By the way there is no such thing as a perfect parent, everyone will make mistakes and all parents have bad days. So make you a chart to keep up with which baby did what at which time. This will help to keep the feedings straight and will come in handy if any of the babies are on medicine. And yes we are their parents, but that does not mean you will have the art of being able to tell which one is which right away, so if you get confused a small dot of non-toxic fingernail polish on one toe will help. That way you know which one is which and can keep things straight.
Keep things simple when you have twins
Look, you just added new additions to your family and more then just the one you probably planned for. Take it easy, do not try and keep up the same pace you did before the babies got here. Make dinner time more simple and easy by creating one pot meals or small thirty minute meals. Let someone else do the dishes and help you clean house, especially if you have bigger kids. Give them some chores to do around the house to help out.
Take some me time when you have twins
All new parents have the urge to do everything themselves, but you can not. Especially if you have twins, let someone else care for them just for a little bit. Take a nice bubble bath or just sit and read a book, what ever it is that helps relax you. You will need to keep this schedule every week, do not miss the me time. Your stress level will need to be contained and this could be your only way to staying sane.
Children are a big responsibility, especially when you have multiples. Keeping things in order may not be as easy as you thought, but do not be afraid to ask for help. This is a good way to not only keep your head on your shoulders, but also to let your family be involved in the new ones life. Take advantage of every bit of help you can get now, because there will come a time when you do not have any help.
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