The birth of twins come with a double effort of childcare and growth and with a little more weight and difficulty than you would expect. The simultaneous increase of two children of the same age is not as exhausting as it is believed. There are advantages and disadvantages related to the growth of twins.
Discover some things that you should know when you have twins!
The birth of twins has become increasingly “fashionable” among pregnant women. Getting pregnant tasks is done either on fertility treatments, on genetic inheritance or simply on luck. No matter how you get twins, it’s important to know what to look like, so you will not be taken unprepared!
Establishing an everyday sleep routine
When you have to grow two kids at once, you need as many tricks and methods as you can do everything you need in one day. Otherwise, you will be overwhelmed by the maximum, and your health will suffer. To ease your work in the care of twins, it is recommended that you try to create a common sleep routine. This means sleeping at the same time, no matter whether it is daytime or nighttime sleep.
Breastfeeding at the same time, saving time and relaxing for you
The same rule as sleep is also valid for breastfeeding or eating. Children should be fed at the same time to save time and energy. Also, breastfeeding is also recommended in the case of twins. Whether you feed them with a bottle or a breast, try to give them a poop once. Even if it’s going to be harder at first, because you need good coordination to sit on your breasts and patience, training and practice, you’ll succeed.
Prioritizing activities and organizing time is vital
The care and growth of twins require double washing and ironing clothes, multiple washing and cleaning dishes to make, and much shopping. In order not to cling to all the tasks and household chores you have to do when you have two children of the same age, it is recommended that you organize all your daily or weekly chores so that you do not get exhausted. Write down the things you have to do in a week and start organizing the daily schedule, according to your priorities.
Overlapping beds, saving money, space and effort
Even if specialists say that in the first few weeks of life, twins can sleep in the same bed, it is more economical and practical to buy from the very beginning two beds or a bunk bed so that everyone can sleep separately.
Monitoring of respiratory health, mandatory for twins
One of the most important things you need to know about twins’ health is that they are predisposed to frequent respiratory problems. For this reason, you should be alert to any signs that could potentially impair the respiratory system. Breathing problems are more common in twins because they are born sooner than other children, and their lungs are not fully developed.
Respect for the individuality of each child, a golden rule in the growth of twins
Maybe your little ones look the same (identical twins) and they were born from the same tummy at the same time, but they do not mean that they are two identical beings as personality and temperament. Many parents of twins make the mistake of treating both children the same, without respecting each’s individuality and characteristics. Besides dressing them the same and buying them the same things, they live with the impression they like the same games or food or have the same passions. Although they are physically similar, twins are very different. It is recommended that each child is allowed to grow at their own pace and form individual preferences.