Twins & Multiples

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I have 3 month old twins. We are planning on driving down to Florida in April (about an 18hour drive BEFORE kids haha.) They will be almost 5 months old then and I was wondering if anyone has any tips about taking long road trips with infants!

  • Victoria
    5h ago

    We traveled a lot while my son was an infant. It was a breeze. He’s 2 now and it’s hectic lol we are taking a 7 hour drive on spring break and I’m dreading it

  • Miranda
    5h ago

    Plan on stopping a lot and the trip taking a looooong time. Try to schedule it around their naps so they’ll sleep in the car. I second having a little bit of an idea of what stops are where and honestly, be prepared to hear a little bit of crying because sometimes you just can’t stop.

Found out we are having twins this summer. What are some must haves for two babies? Already planning to get the weego twin carrier and resigned to having a twin car seat stroller frame (we never kept first born in car seat, she hated it and I couldn’t lug it around).

  • Christina
    Jan 25

    Ali, I just went to a perinatal appointment and the dr said that even though they are in separate sacks with heir own placentas they can still be identical! Not sure their genders yet, but I’m hoping it’s one of each. It took our ultrasound tech about half a second to drop the twin bomb on us, we thought she was joking. Really hoping for a vaginal delivery, but also got a little freaked out... More

  • Rose
    Friday

    I have two sets of twins that is just 17 months apart. It is totally a crazy world for me, but everything is worth it every time I looked at them. And FYI I have a singleton which is 5yo. I just gave birth with my last set of twins January 1st of this year. I would suggest, keep everything organized. Stay on top of everything, literally the whole house; routine schedule for everyone. Look fo... More

Happy Mom moment. One of my twins just slept through the night for the first time! I’d feel well rested except for her partner in crime was up every two hours lol 😂

  • Rochelle
    Jan 10

    How did the other one not wake the other?

  • Ali
    Jan 10

    Well. Long story short. I have a broken arm they fixed with surgery so I currently have my mother here in the evenings. She had the stinker in the other room and I was getting up to help her

Breast feeding question. I broke my arm and needed surgery(6 screws) and pain pills.. so clearly I wasn’t breastfeeding. We had switched to formula for the time being. I have been pumping and dumping but day by day my milk supply has been diminishing. I plan on taking my pain meds anymore and once i hit my 20 hours of not taking them, introducing my breast again. Here is the problem.... I have twins and my diminished supply won’t keep up with them. I’m looking for a miracle. A quick fix to have plenty of milk again. Supplements, lactation recipes whatever it may be. Something to help m... More

  • Tara
    Jan 14

    Yes, thanks, drinking plenty!

  • Ali
    Jan 14

    Awe thank you, you as well.

Momming newborn twins with a newly broken arm might be difficult

  • kirby
    Dec 28

    Goodness! What doesn't kill you and all lololol. You will get through it but what a tuff thing! Can't imagine

  • Emily
    Dec 29

    Oh my god! I’m can’t even imagine. Im so sorry! Good luck!!

My twins are 4 months and I have been having issues with producing enough breast milk for both since day one but now all of a sudden I'm pretty much spending all day producing just 1 ounce so now I feel defeated and kind of upset. I am drinking crazy amounts of water I upped my calories and drinking mother's milk tea and I am STILL having problems what do u do? Do I just stop with the breast milk? Is that okay? I'm a first time mom and I am confused, worried and starting to get a little over it honestly...

How can you help a baby learn to self sooth? I have 6 week old twins. And it seems the only thing that can calm them is me... especially my boob. Which I’m trying to break and only use as a last resort. We made the mistake of sleeping in the living room for the first 6 weeks in bouncy chairs. Now that dads back to work we are trying to transition to the bassinets in the master bedroom.... So two part question. How do you help them learn to self soothe so they stop waking each other. And Am I wasting my time with the bassinets in my room.... should we just go straight to the cribs ... More

  • Alyssa
    Dec 23

    I disagree about not being able to self soothe until 4+ months. Not all babies can but it is possible that young. Our baby girl started self soothing within a couple days of being born! She sucks her fist and pulls her hair. It’s the cutest thing. At first the pediatrician was like nah it’s probably just a reflex. But then as she continued to do it she said it definitely sounds like self soothi... More

  • Christina
    Dec 23

    I would have them share a sleeping space. Not self sooth at this age. They are going through a major transition with being “on the outside” and a growth spurt happens around this age. Pacifiers are helpful if they will take them. My daughter needed the sucking to help herself go to sleep. In your room or theirs is up to you and if you want to go to them for night feedings.

Anyone here with one year old twins as well?

  • Kirsten
    Dec 19

    I've got twin boys, 4 months. SUCH A HANDFUL but I love them lol

  • Fan
    Jan 18

    2 year old twins. Challenging but fun ;)

Proud mama moment!! My twins had their one month check up yesterday! Their pediatrician referred to my milk as “super milk” when they were born. My son was 5lbs 14 oz and my daughter was 4lbs 14 oz. As of yesterday my son now weighs 10 lbs 8 oz and my daughter is 8 lbs 15 oz. They have both about doubled their weight in a month!

Lactation recipes? I don’t use social media so having trouble finding advice .... I have twins and I just want to make sure the supply is keeping up with them. 20 days old and they’ve been exclusively breast fed and id like to keep it that way for at least 6 months.

  • Ali
    Nov 24

    My son is a heavy eater as well. It seems like my daughter doesn’t want to latch on very long so I’ve been feeding her out of a bottle what I pump and that breaks my heart.

  • Danielle
    Nov 24

    My son wouldn’t latch by himself for quite a few months. I used a nipple shield and t worked wonders, and now he’s still breastfeeding and doesn’t use it anymore. You could always look into trying one for her.

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...

  • 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 bab... More

My best friend just found out she is expecting QUADRUPLETS!!!! Anybody know how I can get companies to sponsor her or send her free products?? Even if it's for the first year; anything helps! Her & her husband are an amazing couple who have been trying for 7 years. They've been blessed x4!! :)

  • Christina
    Oct 24, 2017

    MOM here as well (twins) 4 kids 3 under 3. 😳. So this is what we did. There are so many useless items that are given with good intention at baby showers and luckily I was already an experienced mom by the time I had twins so I would have several baby showers (or one giant one). I had one by Family, one by friends, one at work etc. stress to everyone the need for GIFT CARDS!!! Buying bulk diaper... More

  • Casey
    Oct 24, 2017

    Wow.. congrats?? I think. Lol

Are there any remedies to increase chances of having twins?

  • Sara
    Oct 12, 2017

    Not really besides fertility treatments (e.g. IVF and implanting 2 embryos). Some fertility drugs also cause you to ovulate more than 1 egg.

  • Rachael
    Oct 16, 2017

    I have 7 month old twins. You sure about that? Lol. Whoa is this hard.

I recently have birth to twin girls, premature at 33 weeks. I'm having difficulty increasing milk supply. Any suggestions?

I know everyone has their ideas about siblings vs only children and what that means for parents and kids, but I often think it's strange we only have one offspring at a time... doesn't it make more sense to have twins, or small litters? And wouldn't it make a lot more sense if our babies matured quicker during gestation and on the outside?

  • Danielle
    Jul 08, 2017

    Because our children are more dependent on us, evolutionarily, it was more efficient to only have one baby at a time because that's what is easiest to care for. We're very similar to orangutans in that respect. They care for their young even longer than humans do (in terms of how long the baby is truly wholly dependent on their mother).

  • Anne
    Jul 08, 2017

    Yeah, I've read that if our babies were like those of other mammals they would be more like toddlers when they were born. Imagine that! Would be sooo much easier (maybe?)

New to the community!

  • Emily
    Jul 07, 2017

    Thank you! Yes triple blessings ❤️ full hands and a fuller heart ☺️

  • Teetee
    Jul 09, 2017

    Maybe you have some coping tips for me. I have a 2.5 and just had twins. They are a month old now. I hear everyone say it will get easier and I'm sure it will. But man it is sooo hard right now. Granted I have a little help right now, but all that help will all be going home soon. I will be alone with all 3 on certain days (still have my MIL on some days).

My twins are sleeping great during the day and horrible at night. I know they don't have the concept of night and day down yet. Is there something I can do to fix that or does that just adjusts itself as time goes by?

  • Jonnie
    Jul 01, 2017

    We created a nighttime routine that works for us. He gets a bath with J&J nighttime wash, a new diaper and swaddle, a bottle, and bed! He's 2 months old and he sleeps from 8/8:30 until 5/6:30!

  • Nikola
    Jul 01, 2017

    I agree with the above. Hearing the following from my pediatrician at Johns Hopkins was a great support to get through the early, busy nights: Young babies up to 5 months or so are not supposed to starve/go without food for long stretches (6+ hours), since the extreme change in blood sugar might trigger the activation of a gene associated with diabetes. That knowledge helped me during long nigh... More

Parents of twins What steps did you take until you were tandem feeding? Right now I'm pumping, bottle feeding and latching one twin on. Working on the other but very little progress. The twin latching on takes a bottle too but I'm thinking of just offering my boob. She's getting flustered bc the bottle is so easy. Thoughts? Feeding them separately is taking 2 hours and just killing me and my husband. I need to get them both on the breast!

  • Susannah Rivera
    Jul 01, 2017

    It took us about two hours in the beginning as well and it's rough! Especially since they eat every three hours. I would breastfeed one baby and then pass him to my husband to bottle-feed (supplement with formula and pumped breastmilk) and then breastfeed the second one and then supplement with formula and pumped milk . We would change them, swaddle them, and put them down and then I would ... More

  • Katie
    Jul 01, 2017

    ☝️same. In the beginning it took so long to feed them. If you're having problems with latching, make sure you are working with a lactation consultant. It does get easier as they become older and become better at eating.

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