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Month: May 2017

Sleep with Newborn Twins – The Baby Draft

Sleep with Newborn Twins – The Baby Draft

How do you handle nighttime care for newborn twins? Each family will handle this differently, but I wanted to share what we did to give you some ideas. We did not have a plan for night care before the twins arrived, I think because we just didn’t know what to expect. What ended up happening is what my husband coined “The Baby Draft”. This meant each night we would choose a baby to be in charge of. As you may…

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Ticks and Toddlers

Ticks and Toddlers

Since it’s that time of year, I thought I would write about an unfortunate experience a few weeks ago, when we found a tick engorged on S, one of our 2 year old twins. ┬áNo one in our family had ever had a tick before that we knew of, even the dog, so it was a learning experience that I thought would be helpful to share here. I was washing S’s hair at bath time and felt something at the…

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Potty Training Twins Using the 3 Day Potty Training Method

Potty Training Twins Using the 3 Day Potty Training Method

It’s been 10 days since we started potty training our twin girls. They are 2 years and 10 months old. During a visit with our friends,they told us they used the 3 day potty training method for their daughter when she was the same age and it worked! This was awesome news, you can potty train in 3 days??? I wanted to know more, so I googled “3 day potty training” and read up on it. These are the articles…

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Twin Pregnancy Vs Singleton Pregnancy

Twin Pregnancy Vs Singleton Pregnancy

What are the biggest differences between a twin pregnancy and a singleton pregnancy? Here are the Top 5 based on my personal experience: Ultrasounds – With the twins I would have an ultrasound every month and then every two weeks near the end of the pregnancy. I had at least 10 ultrasounds, maybe even┬ámore. My singleton pregnancy I had 2 ultrasounds. Third Trimester – Not a big surprise, but getting around with twins was much harder during the third trimester….

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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  

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 4

Breastfeeding Twins – Part 4

Top 7 Breastfeeding Tips from Have Twins First (or second or third): General: Accept as much help as you can get around the house (caring for older children, cooking, cleaning, etc). This will allow you to concentrate on nursing/pumping. Take advantage of help from a lactation consultant. Nursing: Make sure you understand what a good latch is. Expect engorged breasts about 1 week after the start of nursing. The engorgement will be painful, but hang in there, it will subside…

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