Mom-To-Be Of Twins; Here's What You Need To Know

Basics of twins

Expecting twins is quite a special experience. It can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. After all, you'll be dealing with two babies instead of one. You'll need to double up on everything - from diapers and baby clothes to cribs and strollers.

But before you go out and double your purchases, there are some important things you need to know. We've compiled a complete guide to preparing for twins.

Get Educated on the Basics of Twins

Preparing for twins can be a daunting task. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for multiple babies is important. Here are some basics you should be aware of before you bring home your little bundles of joy:

  • Twins tend to have an earlier arrival. While not always the case, most twin pregnancies result in preterm births, usually within the first 36 weeks of pregnancy. It's important to keep an eye on your health and contact your care provider immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms.

  • Twins often have different personalities. Be prepared for two distinct personalities when raising twins, even if they look identical. They may share similar external features, but they each have their unique thoughts and ideas too!

  • Nursing two babies at once is possible. Breastfeeding isn't always easy, but it is a viable option for new moms with twins! Consider learning more about tandem nursing and how you can ensure both babies are well-fed and get a good rest.

Make Room for Two

It may seem overwhelming to have twice the babies, but don't forget you'll also have twice the love! To ensure you're prepared, it's important to make enough room for both of them. Here are a few tips:

  • Consider purchasing two of everything: two cribs, two changing tables, and two car seats. Yes, this means you'll be doing double the shopping. But it's better to be safe than sorry you'll save time and money in the long run by preparing for both babies simultaneously.

  • If you have limited space or a small budget, consider buying a crib that converts into a toddler bed as your babies grow.

  • Setting aside one area of the home exclusively for their needs- a place to store all of their toys and accessories will help keep things sorted and organized!

  • And if possible, try to keep at least one room designated as yours. It can be hard juggling motherhood and your own needs for time and space.


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