Having twins is one of the most fulfilling moments of your life. But the problem is that not only do you have twice the love, but more work to do! Sure, the beginning is a bit hectic, but as soon as you begin to wade the uncharted waters and find your way through the first few months, you'll be able to enjoy the bundles of joy. So how can you survive the first few months with your twins? Read on as I show you some helpful tips!
Having a Schedule
No one wants to have their twins with different schedules, as this will keep you awake all day long. So I recommend you to keep them on the same schedule, feeding them and putting them to sleep at similar times. This will avoid having to hear one crying throughout the day and the other crying throughout the night. The short breaks may be a bit uncomfortable, but it's better than sleepless nights.Getting Help
Yes, this is so much easier said than done, but reaching out and getting help will help you out and save you a ton of time and effort in the long run. If you can, create a budget to have a night nurse or babysitter to assist you in caring for your little ones while you have more wiggle room for other errands. You can also reach out and get support from fellow parents or relatives, being social and getting a helping hand by trusted family members.
Have Some Time for Yourself
You might be exhausted from caring for your little ones or errands you had to do at home, but a bit of alone time outside the house will do you a lot of good. You don't need to go all out and attend concerts or go clubbing. Even a simple manicure or spa day can help you feel normal and rejuvenated, ready for the next few days with the twins! For me, I love having a massage and catching up with friends.
Staying at home all day can put a lot of stress on you, so why not get a breather and prepare your twins for a walk outside? I recommend that you get the best stroller for twins before doing so to lessen the hassle, preferable a dual stroller only to have one cart to push.
If you don't know where to start stroller shopping, then you can check out Babylic for an in-depth guide on what to get your little ones.
Pumping a lot of breast milk can be a bit uncomfortable, especially for new moms. But that doesn't mean you can't find the enjoyment while doing so. Think of it as your alone or relaxation time, where you can feel free to watch your favorite show or enjoy the quiet time while doing so. This is best especially if you are also exclusively feeding your baby. Again, create a schedule and take short breaks between feeding and pumping to avoid straining your breasts.
Do you feel like you need a cookie or a glass of wine? Then grab it while you still can! Don't let those extra calories make you worry; you deserve it after a whole day of handling your twins and keeping them happy with all those feedings and playtimes. You can't survive caring for your babies without a bit of treat and rewards along the way. Find something that relaxes you and makes it your motivation to keep going.
Dual Diaper Bags
Besides investing in strollers for the twins, opt to have other equipment suitable for two babies, such as dual diaper bags. This is another imperative purchase to avoid lugging too many bags when you're out with the whole family. Pack the essentials, such as the diapers, extra clothes, wipes, blankets, as well as formula or snacks if they are feeling squeamish. Besides this, you should always pack one more diaper and set of clothes than expected for emergencies.
Wrapping It Up
I know how difficult it can be to care for twins. While it isn't a walk in the park, it's proven enjoyable and fulfilling as long as you do it right. Through proper planning and the support, you'll be able to survive and make it out alive, with your twins happy and healthy along the way.
I hope that these tips on surviving your first months with twins helped you out. So don't wait any longer and begin preparing for a whole new stage of your life with the babies now.
If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences when caring for twins, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.