Featured
Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. Have Twins First is a blog offering advice to parents with a focus on what it’s like raising twins versus a singleton. I started this blog to help parents by writing about my own experiences raising twin girls and a singleton boy. I hope you enjoy reading and find some helpful tips. Thanks, Jeanne  

The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

Now that I have had the opportunity to start solids with both twins and a singleton, I thought I would share my list of advantages for feeding twins versus just one baby. Let’s face it, twins require a lot of work. It’s nice to be reminded of some of the things that are easier with twins. Advantages Less likely to waste food – If one of the babies doesn’t like the food you are offering, maybe the other one will….

Read More Read More

Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids Just as you’ve got this whole feeding schedule down with your baby, it feels like you blinked and it’s time to start solids. Don’t get me wrong, starting new foods is one of my favorite steps in the first year. I’ve always found it fun to see my baby’s face as she tries out a new food. But, this new adventure means a change in routine, which is not always the easiest thing to navigate as parents. Like…

Read More Read More

A Bumblebee Themed First Birthday Party

A Bumblebee Themed First Birthday Party

We are back! After a wonderful summer doing some traveling and enjoying the outdoors it is time to get back in the swing of things. The twins started preschool last week, very exciting! To celebrate I thought it would be fun to look back on their first birthday party and share all the ideas I put together to create a bumblebee themed party. Idea Nothing in particular led me to the bumblebee idea besides that their birthday is in the…

Read More Read More

Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

I have been writing a lot of posts about babies and sleep lately. I decided to put together a list of the most important things to help your baby learn good sleeping habits. Unless otherwise specified, these tips are meant to be implemented starting at the 6 month mark or later. Put your baby in her crib when she starts to get sleepy Rather than holding her to fall asleep, put her down when she’s showing signs of being tired….

Read More Read More

Transitioning Your Baby to a Crib in his Own Room

Transitioning Your Baby to a Crib in his Own Room

  At some point most parents will need to transition their infant from his bassinet to his crib. For some this will be an easy and smooth transition while for others this will be a struggle. In our case, the twins took to their crib easily, while our singleton really did not like his crib, until recently. Rock N Play Sleeper All our children slept in our room until around the 12 week mark. During this time they slept next…

Read More Read More

Potty Training Twins – 45 Days Later

Potty Training Twins – 45 Days Later

As promised here is an update on the current status of potty training the twins. Check out the original potty training post when we were 10 days into this adventure: Potty Training Twins Using the 3-Day Potty Training Method The Good News: Overall both twins are more or less fully potty trained at this point. Are there still accidents here and there? Yes! As expected, these happen when the twins are very engrossed in an activity or when we are…

Read More Read More

Sleep Training Babies That Share a Room

Sleep Training Babies That Share a Room

If you have twins, there might come a time that you will want to sleep train them. If they share a room this can get pretty tricky. This is a bridge we crossed when J and S were about 10 months old. For whatever reason, S was a great sleeper from the time she was 6 months old and we never had to do much to intervene. J was not the same, she was an okay sleeper. She started a…

Read More Read More

Sleep for Babies at 3-6 Months

Sleep for Babies at 3-6 Months

My singleton, M, turned 7 months old yesterday. Over the last month his sleep schedule has become much more dependable. This was also the case with the twins at this age. I want all the parents with newborn babies out there to know, it will get easier and you will sleep again. If you google babies and sleep schedules you will get a whole lot of information. Most of what I found for 3-6 months was not what my babies…

Read More Read More