How to handle twin babies

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  1. sheel

    sheel Bronze IL'ite

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    hi..

    I am expecting twins soon..I am now worried about handling 2 kids ..I am staying at my MIL place and away from DH due to his work..I want to handle them independently soon so that I can shift with my hubby..Please suggest me some tips to handle ..

    I know there will be many mothers who had TWINS and can guide me through their experience..
     
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  2. krithbala21

    krithbala21 New IL'ite

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    Hi Sheel,

    Congrats on the good news! I maybe of some help here. My father-in-law is a twin. He is no more, but his twin brother is and have many stories to share. Also, my mom-in-law tells me a lot of stories. So here goes:

    1. The main issue which may arrive would be nursing them. Try and buy the twin nursing pillow. It not only helps feeding both kids at one time, but also you can just rest them on the pillow and not wait for help from another person.
    2. I ve watched several shows where the parents write a list of things to do for each kid separately. This helps when initially you are a little confused. If u take kid A at 8am for a bath, make sure u tick it off in the sheet and move to kid B. May look cumbersome but m sure u'l get used to it :)
    3. Since you are going to have double the work, you cannot ignore your household chores. If your MIL is someone who supports you then you should not have an issue, else you have to hire a nanny or a helper for work regarding home.
    4. Mentally and emotionally, since half your thoughts are engaged with kids, do not ignore the fact that you have something called a personal life. Take time out, stay healthy and also stay in constant touch with your husband.

    There are several websites which have doctors giving expert advice on the same. Make sure you check them out :) Here are a few I saw:

    Can't handle newborn twins alone? - Got Twins? - BabyCenter
    Newborn Twins And How To Care For Them
    Newborn twins - getting to know your brand new twin babies.
     
  3. RamyaSridhar1978

    RamyaSridhar1978 Gold IL'ite

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    Congrats on having twin.. Well I am a mother of twin but I have had help in sm form. . Hats of to those mothers who manage alone.
    Acc to me the initials stages are not too tough since the first few months baby is just sleeping.... Things will get tougher once they start moving ... You can't afford to leave them alone.
    In my opinion you def need someone to do the household chores so that u can devote time for the baby . A lot depends on the gender and temperament of your baby too.
    If freezing food is your way out may be you can find time out then.
    The most important thing which mothers of twins have to manage and follow is sync the time oif both the babies . Don't ever think of feeding one and making tHe other sleep.. Or else it will be a endless job..... Both have to
    If xyz child sleeps at 8 make the other child sleep at least by 8 10 . Both get up at the same time irrespective of the other child's time. This way you will have both of your kids doing the things Apprx the same time.
    Best of luck
     
  4. JGVR

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    usually moms with twins adjust timings for each child.like if child A takes food at 8 Am then child B will take at 8:30 AM or 9 AM.This way you could adjust timing
     
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    sheel Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks all for the info..
     

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