The birth of twins seems to come "in pack" with a double effort to care for and raise children and with a little more difficulty and difficulty than you would expect. In fact, the simultaneous raising of two children of the same age is not as exhausting as one thinks. There are advantages and disadvantages related to twinning. Discover some things you should know when you have twins!
Twin pregnancies, namely the birth of twins, have become increasingly "fashionable" among pregnant women. Obtaining twin pregnancies is either due to fertility treatments, to genetic inheritance or simply to luck. Regardless of how you get to give birth to twins, it is important to know what to expect, so you don't get caught unprepared!
Establishing a common sleep routine, essential in the economy of time
When you have to raise two children at the same time, you need as many tricks and methods as you can to get everything done in one day. Otherwise, you will be overburdened to the maximum and your health will suffer.
In order to ease your work in the care of twins, it is recommended that you try to create a common sleep routine. This means that you fall asleep at the same time, whether it's daytime or nighttime sleep.
Breastfeeding at the same time saves time and relaxation for you
The same rule that applies to sleep is also applicable to breastfeeding or eating. Children must be fed at the same time to save time and energy. In addition, breastfeeding at the same time is even recommended for twins. Whether you feed them with a bottle or breast, try to pop them in once.
Even if at first it will be harder for you, because you need a good coordination to put them in the breasts and a lot of patience, with training and practice, you will succeed.
Prioritizing activities and organizing time are vital
The care and growth of twins requires double clothes for washing and ironing, several dishes for washing and cleaning, but also multiple purchases. In order not to get overwhelmed with all the household chores and tasks you have to do when you have two children of the same age, it is recommended that you organize all your daily or weekly tasks so that you do not get tired.
Take a pen and paper, write down the things you have to do in a week and start organizing the daily program, according to your priorities.
Bunk beds, money saving, space and effort
Even if the specialists claim that, in the first weeks of life, twins can sleep in the same crib, it is more economical and practical to buy from the beginning two cribs or a bunk bed, so that each one sleeps separately. That way, you will not have to invest in another crib when they grow up and will need to get used to sleeping alone.
Respiratory health monitoring, mandatory in twins
One of the most important things you need to know about twin health is that they are prone to common respiratory problems. For this reason, you need to be careful about any signs that might be a cause of any respiratory system disorders. Respiratory problems are more common in twins because they are born earlier than other children, and their lungs are not fully developed.
Respecting the individuality of each child, a golden rule in twinning
Maybe your little ones look the same (identical twins) and were born from the same tummy at the same time, but it does not mean that they are two identical beings in personality and temperament. Many parents of twins make the mistake of treating both children equally, without respecting each individual's own characteristics.
Besides the fact that they dress the same and buy the same things, they live with the impression that they like the same games or food or they have identical passions. Although they are physically similar in many ways, twins are very different. It is recommended that each child be allowed to grow at their own pace and to form their own preferences.
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