Twins & Multiples

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Jem posted in Flying Wednesday

Recs on flying with twins

Going to a family reunion in Hawaii first week of August. Any recommendations/tips on flying with 18mth old b/g twins. Also what kind of sunblock/swimwear should they use? Staying at hilton and aulani for a week. Thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous
    Thursday

    I love thinkbaby sunscreen. Smells yummy and works beautifully and safe for baby skin. For swimwear, I’d think about getting rash guard shirts for some extra sun protection. They make for both genders, but really you could get a few and mix and match. We tend to do shirts and shorts for my little girl. Less area to sunscreen and keeps some sand away.

  • Kelsei
    Thursday

    I have two girls and I put them in rash guards and swim bottoms. Sometimes even boys swim trucks. If the trunks are black then do a pink rash guard. I buy the sunscreen sticks for their face. (They look super pasty but better then burnt). We use the honest sunscreen for any area of skin that shows. Also floaties!!!! I’ll attach a picture. For the plane ride packed snacks, books, bought their fa... More

We have twin girls that turned 3 in May -- they are NOT taking to potty training - HELP!

We have tried everything from timers, going with nothing on, go straight underwear, pull-ups --- pretty much everything. And nothing is working. They don't seem to care that they sit in their own mess - so that hasn't worked like I thought either. Any suggestions? We are at our wits end!

  • Melisa
    Jul 06

    Bladder and bowel control is natural process that occur in children any time between 2.5 and 4.5 years old Toddlers do not need to be "trained " since it requires for them to reach certain cognitive, physical and emotional maturity. All they need is patience and communication. There is plenty articles in the web for naturally " potty train" http://www.janetlansbury.com/201... More

  • Melissa
    Jul 06

    We didn’t start potty training until she hit 3, but we did sticker charts with incentives attached. She was always motivated to fill her chart. Then as she got better at using it consistently, we upped the # of stickers to earn surprises

Constipated 2 year old twins!

I have battled constipation with my 2 year old identical boys for months. I have tried so many things and nothing is helping keep them regular. They drink plenty of water (and milk), are active throughout the day, eat a (mostly) balanced diet. I've tried all different kinds of fruits and fruit juice, probiotics, raisins/prunes, homeopathic constipation drops, yogurt with probiotics, and j... More

  • Jennifer
    Jun 14

    My daughter had this same problem. She would be constipated for 2-3 hours in misery. Her poops are gigantic. (TMI) my babysitter said it might be the cause of drinking too much milk so they change her diet and limit the intake of milk and made her eat more vegetables. Because before she would drink 5 bottles a day (8 oz each) After this diet change to only about 1-2 bottles/day, she now h... More

  • Meghan
    Jun 24

    I buy frozen spinach and cut into table spoons and add to a lot of his food (scrambled eggs, pasta sauce). And a fig newton a day.

Kandice posted in Behavior May 23

What to do about 16 month old twins fighting?

My identical twin daughters are fighting like crazy these days. They are fighting over the same toys (even if there are multiple books, they always want the one the other has - it isn't one particular book) They also seem to be very jealous of one another for mine or my husbands attention. They are biting, hitting, and standing on top of each other!!! I have been trying the technique of say... More

  • Simone
    May 23

    I want to say that this is a phase, but that doesn’t really provide a solution to the problem. Twins are hard because they’re so used to being together, they don’t understand the concept of separation. I have boy/girl twins who will be 4 in a few days but I’ve never seen this. Hope everything resolves.

  • JT
    May 24

    First of, I FEEL YOU! I have 2.5 yo girl twins. They still fight over the same darn thing occasionally. But it does get better.... At that age, 1 gave in more easily so we’d distract her with another toy. Now that they’re a bit older, I’ll emphasize “sharing” or “taking turns”. But honestly, on days when I just don’t have the energy, I just let them fight it out 🤷‍♀️

Hello! Question

I have two twin girls almost 11 months. They usually fall asleep with a bottle then I put them in their crib. Any suggestions on how to have them fall asleep without the bottle and in their crib🙈 I know I probably should have done this months ago but it was difficult and now I’m wondering if it’s too late! Thanks mommies and daddies for your help

  • Elle
    May 21

    Can you up their milk intake for their last feeding before bedtime? To get them to food-coma-pass-out.

  • Jennifer
    May 21

    Thank you everyone ! Elle I’m gonna try that again my husband and I did that about 3 months ago and it didn’t work 😩😭 I just don’t want them to rely on a bottle always

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding May 12

Illness after weaning off breastfeeding

I breastfed for 10 months, and weaned off of it about 6 weeks ago. Since then, it’s been nonstop colds, fevers, sniffles, even a round of bronchitis and sinus infection. (Babies are in daycare full time.) Did anyone else experience a “rebound” phase like this, of constant illness once the breastfeeding ended? How long will this last?

  • Katia
    May 14

    It’s probably just a coincidence. I honestly don’t know if there is or isn’t a correlation. Either way though it doesn’t matter at this point. Hope you and the kiddos feel healthy soon again.

Help 😩

I really need some advice in regards to potty training my three year old twins. They were premature, born three months early, so they’ve been a bit behind. Which is expected. That being said, I feel like they are ready to learn; they tell me when they’re dirty or sometimes even ask to go potty, they just don’t want to continuously do it. I’ve been trying to potty train them, but it ends with th... More

  • Chaya
    May 13

    Sashi, definitely don’t force them. Just don’t give them an option. Because soon enough they just know it’s time for potty. So the past few days there has been no fussing once we said potty time!!! Phew. I’m hopeful we are at the end of our potty training time! So close!!!!! 😭😭😭

  • Sashi
    May 14

    Oh wow that’s awesome Chaya, good luck! I’m hoping I can have some good results too. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful advice.

Does anyone have twins and/or preemies and when did they start to sit on their own? My girls a 8.5m and they show no real desire to sit. My bigger girl is just over 17lbs and my little one is just over 15lbs. Is it just their size? I mean, we are super active with them.

  • Katelyn
    Apr 30

    My LO wasn't born too prematurely but had a difficult birth with some time in the NICU. She started sitting on her own around 6 months. If they aren't showing any motivation I would see if physical therapy could help. My LO has been going since birth and it really helps. Otherwise my only recommendation would be to encourage it by playing more in sitting positions and teaching them how... More

  • Ashley
    May 30

    I have twins born at 32 weeks. They started sitting for more than 1 min at a time around 7 months, 5 months adjusted. My daughter was better at it quicker than my son. They rarely go from laying to sitting on their own

Hi everyone, I know I asked a similar question a while ago but the closer I get to my trip the more anxious I am getting! This coming Monday we are driving to Florida with my 4.5month old twins. Does anyone have any tips or advice on changing/feeding/entertaining them in such close quarters?? I just don't want to experience an 18+hour nightmare :/ thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous
    Apr 04

    Leave after dinner and drive thru the night! More sleeping. Less eating. Less entertaining

  • Lena
    Apr 05

    Same advice....I learned really quick with my twins the only way to drive quietly was at night. Otherwise they were not happy driving .

Anonymous posted in Child's Health Mar 30

Im 29 weeks pregnant with twin boys. Around 20 weeks they originally found that left kidney to twin b had multiple cyst around it about 2 weeks later for a follow up appointment they then found another cyst in the same baby’s bladder. At the time this was all my high risk was looking until I went to get second opinion from another high risk. Around 26 weeks the new high risk discovered that not... More

Anonymous posted in Toys & Gifts Mar 21

Hi, I need some gift ideas for first birthday for twins (boys). Especially parents with twins and multiples what gifts did you find useful? TIA

  • Anonymous
    Mar 22

    Thank you, EzPz Mat looks really useful .

  • LRon
    May 01

    Books! You can find nice toddler books at Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.

Parents of twins, I need help! I already have a 22 month old and now am 10 weeks pregnant with identical twins. What do I actually need 2 of?! I always planned on just two kids total so this is a big adjustment but a blessing of course. I know I’ll need to get a minivan to fit all the car seats and assume I’ll need 2 cribs and things like that but curious what else, and what advice you’d give s... More

  • Brittany
    Mar 20

    Two cribs not needed if they shared a womb they can share a crib....better bonding 😁 two car seats, two high chairs, if you want them to eat at the same time..if not then one. Other then the small stuff you don’t need double everything......sharing is caring 😊

  • Lena
    Apr 05

    I would have 2 cribs....one of my girls was up crying half the night and would wake up her twin when we tried co sleeping. Never know how they will be and their personality will shine through

Any ideas for celebrating 1-year old twin girls birthday party?

  • Amber
    Mar 19

    Old MacDonald's Farm in Atascocita! I had my 8yo birthday there when she was 4 and it was so much fun.

  • Felicia
    Mar 27

    Thanks Amanda :)

Anonymous posted in Marriage & Partnership Mar 17

My husband is having a really hard time adjusting to my 4month old twins and its putting a strain on my marriage. He gets frustrated at the drop of a dime if they cry or fuss. He'll just yell and put them down and walk away if they don't settle after 2-3minutes of him trying to calm them down. It is making things really hard for me because it's already challenging having two babi... More

  • Lena
    Apr 05

    Talk to your husband about it and air ur concerns. I went through this with my husband thinking he would figure out a way to deal since I didn’t have time to deal with his issues since I had no help around. Caused a lot of strain and he just stopped trying to help and made himself more scarce. Save urself the headache and communicate

  • Teresa
    Apr 18

    Ask your husband if you can stop dealing with the babies too. I said that to my husband and that got him helping right away. They are OUR babies not just My babies.

Jacqui posted in Babies Feb 18

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!

  • Brittney
    Mar 17

    Patients, it’s going to take a long tine. And keep in mind they’re babies and they are bored and uncomfortable and they are restless. I’ve traveled a lot with all my kids at various stages and it just take patience and a cool head. Annnd SNACKS. Lots and lots of snacks, and ALL the bad snacks.

  • Brittney
    Mar 17

    Also, know that when you get home they will be very very very bad for about a week.

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).

  • Rose
    Feb 16

    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

  • Lara
    Apr 28

    I recommend the joovy stroller frame and the z pillow to feed them at the same time. Another stroller once they are older which is super light it the “Zoe”stroller- also buy the jumpers that can hang from a doorway - lifesaver! You can use the Huggapod on amazon as a filler if they are a bit small to fit

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 ... 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, 2017

    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, 2017

    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 b... More

  • Lena
    Apr 05

    I tried everything to produce and didn’t work. All you can do is ur best. It’s ok to switch to formula if you need to. Talk to ur pediatrician about choosing the right one

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