[box_dark]With double pleasure comes double trouble![/box_dark]
The bliss of parenthood just gets doubled when there are two little kids instead of just one entering the life of new parents because more is always the merrier. However, raising twins also comes with an added level of difficulty as taking care of two little newborns requires a lot more effort and patience. Parents often find themselves at their wit’s end when they have to feed, bathe, clothe and put to sleep two babies which is why it is important to follow a few useful tips along the way so that one can enjoy the joys of parenting the little ones without getting overwhelmed with tiredness.
[box_dark]Syncing the newborns is a great idea![/box_dark]
- Syncing the newborn babies means trying to make them follow the same schedule so that the parents do not have to take care of each of the babies individually. It is especially essential to put the babies to sleep at the same time so that the mothers can have a little rest when the babies are asleep. Parents of twins are always advised to place their little ones in the same crib as co-bedding has wonderful effects on the twin’s growth and helps them sleep better.
- Making the babies take their bath and clothing them together might be tiresome but it saves the parents a lot of time. One of the babies can be put into the bath chair while the other one gets washed.
- Feeding the twins at the same time is a little tricky but it is certainly achievable. The mother can breast-feed one while the father can feed the other baby on bottled breast milk. However it is important that both the babies get their fair share of breast-feeding so that they get equal chances at bonding with their mothers.
[box_dark]Team work is the key![/box_dark]
It takes two to raise twins so both parents must co-ordinate together to take care of their babies. The parents must sit together and decide upon the schedule of the babies and divide jobs among themselves so that no added pressure falls on either of them.
[box_dark]Raising twins can be exhausting:[/box_dark]
Even after syncing the twins, the whole job of raising two little babies can get really daunting at times so it is better to be prepared for worst case scenarios where the parents might feel completely exhausted and tired. During such times it is a good idea to call upon relatives or close friends for help so that the parents can catch a breath or two.
Taking care of two new members of the family is indeed a lot of work but things start getting better once the twins begin to grow up!