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What Do You Do When Both Twin Babies Are Crying?

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We recently asked our community about how they manage two crying babies:

What do you do when both twin babies are crying?

Here’s what the TwinStuff Community had to say:

Cry too 😂
Really you get really good at picking them both up together. Or sit down hold one and hold the other in a boppy on your lap so you can bounce and calm them both.

- CL

Take one baby at a time, one thing at a time. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by them so I just take a deep breath and do what I need to do for them.

- SM

Cry. But honestly, I find a way to hold both of them. Or if I’m feeding one honestly there’s not much you can do, sometimes they just have to cry for a little while. We are superheroes but we can only do so much at one time.

- JW

Go to whoever needs you first… They will learn to calm themselves .. it’s okay ! They will be excellent toddlers and go to sleep on their own because of it.
Keep your chin up =}

- LW

Cry😂 I just pick them both up and hope for the best. If that doesn’t work then I deal with the one that seem less pissed off. It’s okay if one of them cries for a few minutes while you tend to the other. It’s also okay to put them somewhere safe and step away for 5 minutes if you get overwhelmed. Mine are 4 months and have recently decided that once dad leaves for work at 8pm they are going to both scream for an hour straight. I’m thoroughly convinced it’s a tiny people mutiny🤷🏼‍♀️

- JD

I use to rock one in my arms while I bounce the other one in a bouncy chair with my foot. I use to feed them both at the same time too just laying one on top of the other.

- MN

My first response was cry too! I see lots of moms had the same initial thoughts too. All the ideas above are great ones. And honestly, when I was by myself, one just had to cry for a bit. At the time, I felt like a horrible mom, but neither suffered any lasting damage! Mine just turned 12. This passes. It does get better!💖

- EC

Whatever you gotta do. One day recently they were teething really bad and I got them both on my lap and we watched Peppa Pig on my phone for half an hour. We don’t usually do screen time yet but hey it worked.

When they were smaller, I’d put one in a Rock and Play and rock it with my foot while feeding the other. Now they’ve outgrown it, but now I can feed them bottles at the same time if I have too. Not my fav but sometimes that’s how it is.

Oh yeah, and sometimes cry with them!

- AP

Join in! and learn different ways to tandem feed either breast or bottles. Some babies like swings some bouncers. I was able to roll my stroller right into the house which was great because I could get them both to sleep in there and let them sleep there. Taking three walks a day is a great way to lose pregnancy weight.

- MF

Breathe! Then try to figure out why. If one is hurt, go to them first. Otherwise just be there. I’ve had one on my shoulder, the other across my lap while sitting in the floor.

- KD

Depends on how old. Food solves most issues for infants. Or, scoop up one in each arm and bounce them. Older babies, distract, distract, distract. Puppets, songs, books, games, OUTSIDE, etc.

- JC

Ours are two now so depending on why they’re crying I’m either holding them or walking away. We do not negotiate with tiny usurpers. Can’t remember what we did when they were little.

- CH

I had a swing and I would put one in the swing and hold the other while sitting in a rocking chair.. then I would rock back and forth while pushing the swing.. and sometimes I would sing.

- MS

Put earplugs in. 😂 honestly, I can’t even remember. So the good news is in 7 years you won’t remember how awful it was. 🤷🏼‍♀️

- BE

I use to hold them both together 1 twin on each shoulder and walk around and bounce them. If not I would hold one on my shoulder and bounce ok me in my lap by shaking my leg back and forth.

- FK

We did swings. If it was nice out or actually bundled up went for a walk. Change of scenery calmed them down❤️

- BE

I normally go for the one that is crying harder and see if I can calm him down by singing and most of the time it calms the other one down too.

- DD

Hold them both…lay down with them or snuggle with them.

- DV

Hold one and rock the other. I often held them both at the same time and sang to them and that helped.

- RW

Pick up both and sit in rocking care with music on….worked wonderfully when they were little : )

- HF

I cried with mine while holding them both. Every time. Still do at almost 5 y/o if/when necessary.

- EK

Plop them in the stroller, give them a teething wafer each and go for a walk.

- MS

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  • Katelynn says:

    I cried too and had help at times

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