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Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

With the holidays approaching, there might be some traveling in your future. I thought this would be a good time to share what I learned about kids, traveling, and sleeping. This past summer we traveled with our 3-year-old twins on two week-long vacations. On these trips we faced the new obstacle of the girls no longer sleeping in Pack N Plays. They now sleep in regular beds, which means they are able to get out of bed. This is a…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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Breastfeeding Preterm Twins

Breastfeeding Preterm Twins

Breastfeeding one baby is A LOT of work! With twins, besides the obvious issue of having two newborns to feed, they are typically born earlier than singletons. On top of that, the recovery time for the mother after a twin birth is longer. There are a lot of extra factors to overcome in order to successfully breastfeed twins, especially if you want to exclusively breastfeed them. I think it is important to tell my two very different breastfeeding experiences in…

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