One of the saddest things you will do as a dad is hold your babies down while they get a shot at the doctor’s office. Hopefully you are helping your wife out and going to the doctor with her and the twins for their well baby checkups. If so, you will be called upon to […]
First Year With Twins
Tips for surviving the first year with twins. If you can make it through this year, you can do anything!
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By the first birthday, your twins will be ready to make the switch from breast milk or formula to whole milk. How can you make this transition an easy and successful one? Chocolate. Call it a bribe. Call it cheating. I don’t care. The way to get your twins to make the move to whole […]
If you are reading this, it’s likely because your life has been altered dramatically by the news of twins headed your way. Once the shock has worn off (and it will probably be weeks to months before that happens), you will find yourself swimming in a sea of information. Some will be self-imposed (internet searching […]
Transporting your twins is a challenge worthy to be included on The Amazing Race. You’re leaving the house with twins? You’re awesome. Pat yourself on the back. However, gone are the days of up and deciding to go somewhere on the fly. Now you find yourself getting the babies (and anyone else) ready to leave […]
One of our twin daughters got sick with Roseola about 10 days ago. This was marked by several days of high fever, a fussy baby, and interrupted sleep for both her and her parents. During this bout with the illness, her sister was just fine. That, of course, changed this past week as the previously […]
When I first learned we were having twins, I was in shock. I stayed in that state of shock for at least several weeks. This shock was fueled by fears and questions of how I would successfully care for my family. One of my big concerns was how my new, bigger family would fit […]
Giving twins a bath is always an adventure. When our girls were newborns, we decided we would bathe one girl every other day. That idea worked on paper, but in reality, with life being unpredictable, we couldn’t keep that schedule. We needed to make sure we got the girls bathed whenever we could. Since our […]
If you choose to bottle feed your twin babies, you’ll face the challenge of making bottles in the middle of the night. The middle of the night feeds are generally heralded when one of your babies starts crying. This jars you from your slumber and pulls you out of your warm bed. You may even […]
If you aren’t familiar with Costco, then you are missing out. It is a large warehouse style retailer that sells food, household items, electronics, clothing, and a bunch more. If you don’t have a Costco in your town, perhaps you have a Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale. The bottom line is that you, as a […]
We’ve got identical girls and often rely on their mannerisms and personalities to tell them apart. If you rely on this too, or hope to, be careful: twins switch personality traits at will. For example, one of our girls will be shy one week while the other is a social butterfly. Just when you think […]
When our twins were newborns, I sometimes had trouble telling my twin girls apart. Sure, they are identical, so you can’t blame me, but I’ve come to realize an important thing: Twins may look alike but they are distinct and unique individuals. This becomes more apparent the older your twins get. As little twin babies, […]