I'm a mother of two ages 4,and1 years old . Now I'm Having twins, and I'm so lost. Twins run in the family but how do I care for four kids. This is all new to me,even though i have a niece,an nephew who are twins. Somebody Please helpme.I dont know the first thing to do.
Congratulations! The most important thing with twins is to keep them on the same schedule from day one. If one is eating, the other one needs to eat even if you have to wake them up. I have twin girls (19 month now) and I don't know how I would have done it otherwise. The only time they are not on the same schedule is when they are sick because one usually gets sicker than the other so their needs are a little different then. Also your 4 yr old may be a big help with them. I know my niece/nephew twins are 4 1/2 yrs now and they loved to help me when my twins came along (they were just 3 at the time). They were a tremendous help, they would get diapers for me, or even helped to keep one occupied by playing with her while I was busy with the other one. Good luck!
O goodness, you're in almost the same boat as me. I have a 5 year old girl, and a 4 year old boy and just had twin girls about 2 months ago. LOL, the best advice I can offer, is to start having your older child help out with little stuff immediatly (with supervision of course) we started our 5 year old with little stuff, like wiping their mouths when they spit up, and now after only 2 months, she's great at helping with them, and seems completly comfortable with it. It's been a huge help! Other than that....good luck!!! And definitely follow the advice of getting them on at least a similiar schedule, it's been a lifesaver!
Congratulations!! I'm the mother of 3 boys...(hence my screenname) I have a 4 year old, and 4 month old twins...my best piece of advice is get them on a schedule!! I feed my twins about 20 minutes apart...I tried feeding both at the same time, and it was more of a hassle for me...I feed one, then he goes into his swing, or massage chair and then I feed the other....my 4 year old helps occasionally too, by getting me a diaper, a spit up rag, etc...but he's usually too busy playing to help out his brothers! It's not really that bad...I thought how am I going to do this...and what am I in for...but most of the time, it's pretty easy!! Good luck and keep us posted!!
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I don't personally have twins, but a friend of mine does, with two older children. The first thing she did, while she was pregnant was make sure the other two were on similar schedules. Then as soon as the twins came home, she modified their schedule to be 30 minutes before the older children. (i.e. twins would wake up to be fed at 7:30 and older children up for breakfast at 8...twins bed time was 8 pm...older children 8:30 and 9.)
My sister just had twin boys and found a couple of tips about scheduling and planning activities on www.duosandtrios.com. One of her boys doesn't sleep. He wants to sleep in bed with her and her husband. Her other son can sleep through anything. They are as cute as can be. By-the-way, please don't introduce them to the idea of sleeping with you. My 4 year old is still in our bed.
You are going to be forced to become the Queen of scheduling and organization. It sounds scary- but it really isn't. I think the twins were the best thing for me. It brought out my ability to organize and schedule my life. Get Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth and Ready or Not... Here We Come! By Elizabeth Lyons... there is a sequel- Ready or Not... There We Go! For toddlers. Buy that one in advance- but don't read it. It scared me- and I have twin toddlers! But you will need the information and advice. Your life will become very regimented- but that is a good thing with young kids and twins. You'll be just fine. You'll even be amazed at what you can handle.... we all have the ability to do it. It's just hard to know until it comes along!
I agree with Littleape, the most important thing is to keep them on the same schedule or you will go crazy. I made sure my twins who are now 5 ate at the same time and slept at the same time even if it meant waking one of them up. My other advice would be to keep them in the same crib for a while. One of my girls screamed and cried all the time, then when they where just two days old I put her in the same bed with her sister and she stopped being so fussy, from then on I kept them together until they where a few months old.