Parents with one child is challenging enough, but when the scan comes back showing there are twins or possibly triplets on the way then it is time to get serious and start planning. Planning is an understatement and with there being twice as much to do with half as much time there is now no time like the present to start preparing. There are loads of equipment and gadgets to help make things easier with feeding and with a little finger pointing and some mothering tips you’ll be sure to get a good head-start at those precious early stages of your baby’s life.
There are great places to find baby toys, accessories and gear from, but there are also others that are terrible. Spending a little extra time to sort through the good from the bad will benefit all concerned in the long run. Here is a good place to visit:
There are loads of different choices out there and you obviously want to give your children the best of the bunch like this dirt bike for your kid. I recommend getting everything you need written down and get visual, so that means being organized with baby bottles, diapers all the way to changing mats. The more time spent on getting things prepared with checklists the less stress on you and ultimately the twins.
Stress is an awful thing and it can ever dry breast feeding moms up, so really lessen the stress as much as possible and get things bought for ease and peace of mind.
So, twins as you know means having a lot of diaper changing and with the increase in numbers you better buy in bulk. This will help you save money and get things settled for the first couple weeks, so it gives you close to a month without getting panicking when you are down to the last pack. I have heard of some nightmare situations when it’s winter in Boston and the car has broken down and my friends diaper supplies have run out. The towels ended up getting used and as you can image it got messy!
The average newborn baby goes through around anywhere from 6-12 diapers a day, so multiply that by 2 and you are going through diapers at a rate that is almost as if like the conveyor belt seen on a production line.
Baby bottles are important and some moms find certain babies suckle better than others. This might not be an issue for some, but for others formula might be needed and therefore make sure to have a few different types of teats to insure they find one they like.
Buying feeding equipment is confusing to say the least especially for first time round moms, there is everything from teats, different types of bottles with different shapes and materials. Questions like – is plastic safe of my child? Are a usual first question and this causes worry for many. My advice is to read a good blog about parenting and start early in the pregnancy to find out what is important to you and what is a priority. Some key questions for example are:
- How to prepare the baby bottles
- How to baby feed using a bottle
- How to keep the teat full
- Winding the baby
- Formula and how to balance between 2 twins
- Knowing when enough is enough or when there is too little flow when feeding
- Keeping close contact
These are a good basis of thought provoking questions related to bottles feeding to help start you on your quest to being prepared with the twins.
Make sure to seek advice from the professional and the care system offer loads of professional guidance for those still seeking more insight into the intricacies that some seek.