Any twin parents on here? I have boy/girl twins that are 19 days old today! Any tips, suggestions, fun facts? Everyone said get them on the same feeding schedule it will make life easier. But so far it seems harder. Especially at night. I don’t make dad stay up with us because they’re exclusively breast fed. No sense in us both being dead tired. I guess I was cocky when I was pregnant saying I wasn’t scared for the infant stage... I was scared for when they were toddlers and into everything. lol welllll boy was I wrong. This is a whole new level...

  • Maya
    Nov 21

    I have girl/ boy twins (6yearsold now)and I wish I could’ve had them on the same feeding schedule. Mine are like night and day still to this day. My daughter is the older by 1 min and acts as if she is older. My son is more independent though. I too would let dad sleep during week nights and weekends were my turn to sleep. Yes, I was dead tired also, it was like being on a carousel that never stopped.

  • Natalie
    Nov 21

    I am a twin myself and my mom said that she would put us in football position and feed us both at the same time lol I still don’t understand how she did that.

  • Alisha
    Nov 21

    I do that as well, but it’s hard to get into that position and then burp them as well.... My girl is the quiet reserved one. My boy is LOUD! constantly making sim squeaking noise.

  • Christina
    Nov 21

    So yeah the feeding schedule doesn’t always work for boy/girl twins. Boys and girls develop differently. You CAN start them on a schedule but be prepared for it to change around 5 months. This is usually when boy/girls diet change. I was warned about this in advance and it was also true for me boy/girl twin mom. I was lucky enough to have a very knowledgeable pediatrician and BFing specialist. It gets easier though. Mine are now 7 months and we have worked it out.

  • Alisha
    Nov 21

    I’m so glad I decided to breast feed. I had no intentions and I had never done it before.... but at the moment, shortly after delivering them it just felt right. And it’s doing something right... they’ve both gained two pounds in two weeks!!! The doctor was even impressed!

  • Alisha
    Nov 21

    Christina, did you have your twins naturally? I had mine naturally. Baby b was a Breech extraction and now needs a hip ultrasound just to make sure

  • Alisha
    Nov 21

    Maya how about yours?

  • Katie
    Nov 21

    I have 3 yr old b/g twins and we had them on the same schedule as much as possible with everything. I also let my hubby sleep since he was going to sleep. I know this seems crazy to some people but it really worked for me: I would literally wake mine up every 3 hours. Change the first one to wake him up a little bit, breast feed, put back to sleep, wake up second baby to change and feed, put to sleep and then set the timer for 3 hours from when first one was fed. I found that this let me have the slightest bit of control by not waiting until they cried from hunger. Of course everyone is different but I think if you’re consistent, you’ll find them get to the same schedule. Good luck!

  • Maya
    Nov 21

    I wanted to but my blood pressure was extremely high during my last stress test so I had an emergency c-sec

  • Maya
    Nov 21

    Katie ppl thought I was crazy too. I would wake mine up every 3 hours as well to feed and change. They would say to let them sleep but I didn’t wanna have them crying at the same time.

  • Katie
    Nov 21

    Yes, Maya! Haha-the people that say that don’t have twin schedules to worry about. Hahaha. My kiddos were also in the NICU for a week so the nurses were already waking them up to feed. Which looking back was probably helpful! 😜

  • Leah
    Nov 21

    I have 14 month old twin girls. The first 4 months were the hardest. After that they started to put themselves on a routine, same schedule (we’re very lucky, we don’t know exactly how that happened). I will say it gets easier. Just take it a day at a time. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m more than happy to talk to you without filling up a whole board.

  • Desiree Baird, Sleep Coach
    Nov 21

    I have 9 year old twins. The first 6 months were the hardest for me because I was on my own a lot. But I am so happy I had twins. Love love love them. Boy/girl as well and they still sleep together :)

  • Amanda
    Nov 21

    B/G twin mom to nearly 3YO - mine were never on the same schedule! I got the same advice as well, and they not once (even to this day) did/do the same things at the same time. I tried to put them on the same schedule, but it felt like it was impossible to make a baby eat that didn’t want to eat yet. It was the lesser of two evils to feed when each wanted to feed. We let dad sleep also; he was worse dealing with at midnight than two newborns 😂 The nights were just plain hard. Period. But it does get better and you will miss it! Cliche, but true :)

  • H
    Nov 21

    I have 20mo b/g twins. The best advice we got is to get a night nurse for the first week if you can afford it. I give all the credit to her for getting my twins on the same schedule from the beginning. We also fed them on a very set schedule before they would cry so they would get fed together and then put down for naps together.

  • Megan Lou Jin
    Nov 21

    Two twin boys and they are TROUBLE. The best thing to do is keep going. Keep them on the same feeding schedule.

  • JT
    Nov 21

    We have 21 mo old twin girls but weren’t able to breastfeed. We were able to keep them on same schedule, but it was easier with bottle feeding. Still, it was rough since they took forEVEr to finish their bottle in the early weeks. Good luck and try to enjoy every moment cuz time will fly by!

  • Christina
    Nov 21

    Aisha yes I did. They were very early. Even though my husband is a physician and I’m in the medical field I had no idea I was in labor. I almost had them in the parking lot (thank God for physician parking right outside the ER door). One delivered without a doc or nurse and the other came right as my doctor arrived and he wasn’t gowned or anything. Thank God everything worked out. They were in the NICU, but healthy and those amazing nurses helped me so much. They are my 3 and 4 th so i wasn’t a novice, but I think we are never really ready when it comes to twins. The first few months are the hardest so far for me. I’m alone most of He time and have no family near by. My husband was literally in surgery (back to work) 10 hours after they came so it was sink or swim for me. He gave me a “well this isn’t your first rodeo you got this” speech and off I went. 🤣🤣

  • Keshana
    Nov 22

    Every once in a while let your husband feed then so your not too burnt out. I made the mistake of always doing the feedings and it was bad I got to the point of crying because I was so tired. He just took over at that point and made me stay in bed.

  • Vanessa
    Dec 06

    I have 11 month twins, and a recently turned 4 year old as well. I’ve been able to breastfed all of the kids, but was on a strict feeding schedule from my lactation consultant to build up a big supply. For the first 2 months I would pump every three hours around the clock, essentially tricking my body that I had three babies. I would bottle feed both while pumping by propping up bottles and babies with pillows in front of me on the couch, and then put them to sleep by nursing them after I’d pumped and they had finished their bottle. VERY little sleep, but you get used to it after awhile... we just sleep trained them too, which I’d suggest doing earlier like 6 months. This is also slightly staggered, just enough to get one fully asleep before putting the next one down. GOOD LUCK!!