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Expecting Twins? Tips for Parents

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The news that you’re having twins can be thrilling and frightening at the same time! With these mixed emotions, you need to prepare for the challenges and joys that lie ahead.

The most important thing to do is to accept your babies. As soon as they are here, they need your love and strength. Here are 6 big tips for parents expecting twins, from newborn care specialists.

Accept

The first milestone in your journey as the parents of twins is to accept that you’re having twins. This may make you think of double the work but don’t forget that it also means double the joy. Embrace the gift. It may need some more preparation since your family is growing faster than you imagined. Your mindset will be the most important factor for your preparedness.

Prepare

Gather information about life as parents of twins. Read articles, take a parenting class, or join a twin-parent support group. This is the time you may also want to share the news with your family, because their love and support is precious.

Once the twins are here, you may have to hit the ground running. When you feel exhausted, remind yourself of the joy and the fact that you’ll keep growing every day with your babies.

Don’t See Double

Twins are double the love, giggles, and joy. At the same time, they are also double the bottles, laundry, and care. Don’t forget that each baby is unique and will develop at their own pace. No two babies, not even twins, are the same. Do not compare them in negative ways.

Develop Patience

Parents of twins must learn to be patient. Of course, it isn’t easy, especially when you’re poorly rested or sleep deprived. It is best to hire a newborn care specialist to help out with baby care. They can take turns with you, create a newborn life schedule, and keep the babies in sync whenever possible. It is ideal for the twins to nap, feed, and play together. Babies often mimic their environment, and the newborn care specialist or baby nurse can help you create a calm space that will help them thrive.

Have questions about hiring a newborn care specialist or night nurse for your newborn twins, call (833) 446-0399 or write to help@withgracecarespecialists.com. We can help you with our personal selection process to connect you with just the right newborn care specialist, nurse or nanny in the greater New York City Area, Westchester and Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and the Hamptons.