Guest Post by twinstuff.com You’ve probably already read a lot of blogs and articles about twin pregnancies bringing challenges to moms all over the world. It is no longer a question of why but how you can make sure you survive this nine-month ordeal when expecting twins. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not solely about issues and challenges. Being pregnant with twins is wonderful and is definitely something to look forward to. For those expecting twins, especially for first-time expectant moms
Twins and Multiples
It’s that time of year when everyone sets goals for a brand spanking new year. If you are a newbie to the parenting rodeo, your goals probably include attempting to shower more regularly, climbing out from under a mountain of laundry that never seems to be done, and getting some SLEEP! Sleep makes the world go around. If you can get your little cherubs to get some shut-eye so that you can snag some rest yourself, you are much more likely to actually get to the business of achieving your own
While there is no hard and fast formula for getting your twins to catch some shuteye, there are a few key components to staying the course to the Land of Nod. To set your littles up for sleep success, you’ll want to create a cozy atmosphere that invites them to get some rest. Lighting and sound are probably the first things that come to mind when one thinks about sleep. But there’s another factor you may not have considered that can make a big difference and that is what they are wearing.
Sleep is probably one of the toughest things new parents deal with. Everyone wants it, but not everybody may get it. You may even feel as a parent of twins that teaching your multiples to sleep is an impossible task, but we are here to tell you there is hope! As part of the process of developing healthy sleep patterns, a key step is avoiding the overtired state. An overtired state can lead to sleep problems. If you have ever seen toddlers go into hyper maniac mode around bedtime then you
Sleep is huge for new parents of multiples. We all know the challenges of a new baby who is awake around the clock, but two at a time! Let’s just set the coffee pot on continuous brew, shall we? Although sleep can be difficult for new twin parents, good sleep in your house is possible. We all know that sleep is wonderful for healthy growth and development, but how do we get good sleep? Instead of looking at sleep (or lack thereof) as something that just happens to you, let’s try viewing it as
All babies have 3 basic needs: sleep, eat and touch. When babies don’t get those essential needs, they cry. If you have twins—like me—the crying is in surround sound and can be quite overwhelming! As a result all the efforts of a twin parent are usually focused on reacting to the crying as a means of survival. However, you can turn the tables from being reactive to being proactive by meeting your twin’s three basic needs before they have to demand it. Operating from a proactive state will help
Twins: double the fun, double the cuteness, double the cuddles! But also double the feedings. Double the rocking. Double the diaper changes. Basically, double the work! And for some parents of twins, double the exhaustion. If you think trying to get one baby to sleep well is difficult, imagine two. Imagine getting one baby to sleep, only to have the other cry and then wake up the baby you just put to bed. Imagine two babies up at midnight, each one needing YOU. It's challenging, to