24 Tips For Raising Twin Babies
Those first six months of raising twin babies were certainly a blur. But I wouldn’t change it for anything. I learned a lot about myself, my spouse and my kids. Raising twin babies is a lot different than raising a singleton, for obvious reasons. With that being said, I am sharing my 24 tips for raising twin babies. Enjoy!
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1. Set a routine as soon as you are home from the hospital.
2. Buy a Baby Shusher for your babies to help them sleep.
3. Keep your babies in the same bedroom. They will feel comforted by this.
4. During those first few days and weeks, you need to take naps when your babies nap!
5. Don’t compare yourself to other parents. You have twins. Your routine will be much different.
6. Buy the Step2 Choo Choo Wagon. Thank me later.
7. Buy the Double BOB stroller. Thank me later.
8. You will become a pro at navigating a Choo Choo wagon through a department store. Be proud of it.
9. Always have an extra pack of wipes on hand. Just in case.
10. Flood your phone with photos and videos at every stage. It goes by way too fast and you will want to look back on every one of their little milestones and funny moments.
11. ALWAYS pack a change of clothes for each baby in your diaper bag. A blowout is bound to happen at the most inconvenient time.
12. Get ready to change diapers in the most unexpected of places. My wife and I had to make an emergency pit stop in a fancy hotel parking lot in Philadelphia to change our babies diaper that flooded into the car seat.
13. Raising twin babies has its messy moments. Don’t panic. You always pack wipes for those occasions. (See #9)
14. These Munchkin Snack Catchers will become your friend anytime you leave the house.
15. The Boppy Nursing Pillow will save you on many occasions if you have to bottle feed both babies at the same time. Trust me.
16. Feeding both babies at the same time definitely saves you time. But it takes practice and the right technique.
17. If you need help, ask for help.
18. It’s okay to cry when your babies are crying.
19. Get the WubbaNub pacifiers. A pacifier and a stuffed animal all in one. Genius.
20. Have replacement pacifiers on hand at all times. Our babies would drop them on a dirty floor in public. Gross. Keep extras in your diaper bag just in case!
21. Divide and conquer bath time and bed time with your spouse. It will save you both a lot of headache.
22. Baby snack puffs will be your friend. Keep them packed with you at all times.
23. Keep these straps in your diaper bag at all times. We used this to secure our babies WubbaNub so they could use it in the stroller or wagon and wouldn’t drop or lose it.
24. Don’t rush potty training. You will hear many parents tell you when you should start potty training. You have two babies at one time. Your scenario is different. When they’re ready, you will know.