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#1 EmilyM

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:11 AM


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 N.

No one knows your babies better than you do. Trust yourself, and trust your instincts. Mommies do normally know best!
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:05 AM

Nighttime routines will help with putting babies to sleep. A good one is bottle/breastfeeding, bath and bed.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:12 AM

Need help? Ask for it....don't try to be superwoman


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:24 AM

NEVER lose your temper

NIGHT TIME is great if there is sleep involved rotflmbo.gif


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:37 AM

Never search the internet for the symtoms that are ailing your babies. You will figure our that they have The West African Disease of the Beetles. Just call the Dr!!!
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:06 AM

Nothing is too silly to ask. Don't be afraid to call the pedi, not matter how stupid it sounds. That's what they are there for. A 5 minute phone call can end hours of worry.

Never leave movers unattended. You'll be amazed just how far they can get in just a few seconds.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

New moms of twins should remember to be patient! It does get easier!
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:44 PM

nap time: mothers savior. Napping allows you to breath, get stuff done, and possibly get a snooze in for yourself. We love nap times.
nipples: sterilize and keep them clean and make sure you are using the right stage nipple to avoid frustration or choking.
night time routines: keep them consistent or look out for a world of hurt when they get older (my moms advice lol)
nightgowns: (pj's) make sure that it isn't highly flammable, too restricting, too loose, or too warm. Also make sure it is not too big of a hassle to change the diapers... ie too many buttons.

Edited by twinreverb, 01 August 2008 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

Nap time does require a routine of it's own as well and be patient with naps (as hard as it is), somedays they'll do great and others not so!

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

Noggin is okay to turn on if you need a small break from the babies. It will entertain them.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:40 AM

QUOTE(moontwins @ Aug 1 2008, 09:26 PM) View Post
Noggin is okay to turn on if you need a small break from the babies. It will entertain them.


I second that... my kids love jack's big music show... so I let them watch that sometimes. I try not letting the tv be on because my son and daughter both have demonstrated addiction tendencies lol.... they just stare non-stop like it was the best invention in the world.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:49 PM

No Noise is rarely ever a good thing if you're not in the same room as your mobile babies when they are awake.

Never assume your baby can't roll over. There's a first time for everything and most milestones are averages which means someone's baby does it early. You could be that lucky somebody.

Edited by Flutterbymama, 03 August 2008 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

No, No, No...you will repeat these words very often.
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