Your toddler twins will put on a show that can only be described as “twinadoes.” Imagine the Tazmanian Devil from the Looney Tunes cartoons. He spins like crazy, leaving a wake of destruction in his path. Then, he takes a quick break, looks around and starts spinning again. Now imagine your twins’ smiling faces in […]
Toddler twins can be a big challenge. Here are some tips for raising, handling, and parenting your toddler twins.
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There have been some aspects of raising twins that are par for the course and pretty similar to our experience in raising our singletons. However, there have been some surprising things about twins, as well. I have been surprised: By how many diapers we’d go through. It seems that they get used up as fast […]
One of the big expenses with raising twins is diapers. From the day they are born until they master potty training and keeping their pants dry overnight, you’ll need to buy diapers. Twin Diaper Usage Newborns average about 10 diapers a day per baby. So your newborn twins will need about 10 diapers X 30 […]
Sometimes when you are burdened with the responsibilities of your twins and your mind is foggy, you may start to feel like you are going crazy. There is an easy way for some self-therapy. You need to write. Don’t worry, you don’t need to start a blog and publish your thoughts publicly if you don’t […]
You’ll probably hear incredulous comments from non-twin parents like, “How do you do it?” Well, as with anything in life, I find a way. That way contains the secret to doing anything with twins. The secret? One at a time. Need to change a poopy diaper on both twins? Change one at a time. Are […]
The new year is upon us and as is tradition, it is time to set some goals. Your goals this year could include being a better dad to your twins. If you need some ideas of how to do this, I did the hard work and brainstormed for all of us. This is what I […]
It may come as no surprise that twins will typically cost you twice as much as a singleton baby. Even though I know this (boy, do I know this!), I always feel a pinch of pain when I have to take both girls to the doctor and pay two insurance copays. You’ll feel this financial […]
Your twins will trade food and drinks during meals and snack times. So how do you know how much each child has eaten or had to drink? We’ve sat our twins in booster chairs next to each other since they started eating solid foods. Due to their proximity to each other, they tend to swap […]
With twins, you feel like you are always busy, always have your hands full, and never seem to get a break. If you have other children in addition to twins, you’ll be busy from the time the kids wake up until they go to bed. I discovered recently the secret formula that indicates how many […]
One of my regrets about our twins’ first year was that I didn’t get more pictures with both my girls. You may have a similar problem. If you don’t actively make the effort to get pictures with both of your twins, it just won’t happen. It may seem a little silly to plan for pictures, […]
You don’t want both of your twins to start walking at the same time. Why? Simple: attention, time, and back pain. When your little ones start moving towards walking, odds are they will start pulling themselves up on the couch, bookcases, or anything else they can reach. The next phase is where you hold their […]
Although I had sworn to never take my kids to Disneyland until everyone was potty trained and they were all tall enough to ride all the rides, we somehow found our family at Disneyland with our four kids, ages 4 and under. When we went to Disneyland, our twins were 10 months old. We had […]
Babies are messy eaters. Twins combine each other’s messiness to create a perfect storm of mess that seems to be larger than the sum of each individual baby’s mess. Once your babies are eating solids and feeding themselves, your twins will make a mess with every single meal that they eat. This means that there […]
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 […]