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The First Year with Twins: A to Z


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#1 Guest_becky5

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:49 PM


Hi Everyone!

Every M, W, and F, we will post a new thread with a different letter of the alphabet. In those threads, please post your favorite tips/advice, beginning with that letter, pertaining to the FY with twins! No repeats please, and be creative! You may post as many replies as you like in each thread.

We will be archiving these threads in the Parenting Twins Information section of the Twin Wiki! The_First_Year_With_Twins:_A_to_Z

This is the thread for the letter E.

Every baby is different, even twins, so try not to compare!
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#2 Pamela Rose

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:08 PM

Exersaucers are a wonderful toy for babies to start using between 3-4 months.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:17 PM

EAT, EAT, EAT
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:18 PM

Eating is a must when you are a new mom.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:21 PM

Enjoy them they grow too quickly
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:25 PM

Extra help is always appreciated by friends, family or especially DH.
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#7 esaesa

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:34 PM

Expect the unexpected! Expect to be challenged, to laugh a lot, to discover great joy in small things.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:36 PM

Exercise! Get out and push the double stroller down the block.....walking and fresh air will be good for you and the babies!!

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

Emergency numbers...make sure your peds office, the local ER, or a nurse helpline numbers are somewhere anybody can fnd them. Mine are on the fridge in big letters!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:44 PM

Each day down is another day closer to consecutive hours of sleep!
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:48 PM

It does get Easier... wink.gif
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:57 PM

Every morning you get double the smiles, hugs, and kisses.


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#13 Kellytwinmom

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:54 PM

Everyone will have suggestions on what you should with your babies, but no one knows them like you do!
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:06 AM

Embrace motherhood. Babies grow up too fast, especially twins (because we're so busy)!!
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:44 AM

Everyone needs a break. Don't forget to give yourself a chance to be you as it's really easy to loose yourself in the daily craziness. The babies need a break as much as you do... so take time for you and give them time for them! wub.gif
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:46 PM

EZ-2 Nurse Pillow is a HUGE help when nursing twins!
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:51 AM

Explain things to your babies as you are doing things... "I'm going to put you in bed now" "I'm going to take you upstairs" "let me finish with your sister and then I will help you" eventually they will learn what you have been telling them and they will relax when they hear your instructions. Try to do some things the same so they get familiar with the routine. -- turn on this light then say this, then this happens, etc.....
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:41 AM

Experience new adventures! Don't lock yourself up just beacause you have twins! Grab your hubby or a friend if you're nervous, and visit the mall, play at the park, or start out with a long stroll around your neighborhood! The more you go out, the less frightnening it becomes smile.gif
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