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Twin Pregnancy - Gestational Age 2 Weeks Apart? 
I am 8 weeks pregnant and just had an early scan which showed 2 sacs and 2 heart beats. Nurse said it is a viable twin pregnancy but one fetus is growing …

Help! 12 Month Old Twins With Another Set Of Twins On The Way... 
OMG I have 12 month old fraternal twins and am 3 months along with fraternal twins AGAIN! I can't believe this happened I totally thought it would be …

How to Keep Twins Happy When Trying to Clean 
I have 18 month old twins and when I try to straighten up or do the dishes, they are constantly all over trying to get into things making more of mess …

Should I Be Worried About 2 Year Old Identical Twin Boys Not Talking Yet?  
Hi all , Just wondering when your twins started talking? My boys were born 7 weeks early. They do listen to instructions some of the time , if they're …

Clingy Twin at 18 Months 
I have twin boys 18 months old. One twin is very outgoing wants to walk everywhere, the other twin is very clingy wont walk outside, screams if I attempt …

How Many Do I Need With Twins? 
I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first set of twins. I do have two other children as well, one 9 and the other 2. We just moved away from all family and …

Stroller Options for 3 Year Old Plus Twins 
I have a 2 1/2 year old who will be about 3 when my twins are born next year. I know I at least need a double stroller, but should I get a triple one …

Helping One Twin Cope With Separation From the Other 
My twins are almost 3, and suddenly my little girl has developed separation anxiety when leaving her twin brother. Even when it's her decision not to stay …

Twin Baby Carriers - Suggestions? 
Hello! I have 4 month old twins and am looking for an alternative way to carry my babies besides the double stroller. I would like any suggestions on …

Waking One Twin To Feed At The Same Time As The Other 
I have 1 month old twin girls and have been trying to feed them at the same time especially for night feedings. The problem is if one twin wakes to eat …

Coping With the News of Having Twins - Advice needed! 
My wife and I just found out that we are having twins. It is still very early, as she is only 7 weeks pregnant. We have had two ultrasounds and we heard …

Terrible Two's Early and Expecting Twins  
I have a VERY rowdy 14 month boy and I am 31 weeks pregnant with twins. Is it possible for a baby his age to be going through terrible twos? He is throwing …

Is it hard having twins when you already have a toddler? 
I am 10 weeks pregnant with twins. I have a two year old who is as sweet as can be but is used to being the center of attention. He is the first grandbaby …

Mini Cribs vs. Full Size Cribs? 
I am 13 weeks pregnant with twins and the room we have to use is quite small. I have been looking into mini cribs but I am worried that the babies will …

Should I invest in a Stroller ? If so, Inline , Side by Side, or Snap & Go Strollers ? 
I'm thinking Inline because they're not as wide and I wouldn't have to "try" and hold 2 doors open @ once to get in a building. I just noticed they have …

Twin Strollers and Carrycots - Which to Choose? 
We are looking to invest in a stroller that will be our main mode of kid transportation (as we don't have a car), and therefore don't need something car …

Infant Carriers For Twins? 
What infant carrier to buy? We have a two year old and expecting twins in May. I have tried putting our current Graco Infant carrier next to our Daughters …

Need Double Stroller Advice! 
I Have a 19 month old, and twin boys due in 8 weeks. Any suggestions on a double stroller with a sit or stand option for my toddler?? thanks! Please …

Twins Co-Sleeping? 
I havn't found alot of literature on twins co-sleeping in the same crib. Just wondering if any Mom's out there have any advice, or how did it go? And how …

What kind of stroller would you suggest for twins? Front and back, or side by side? 
We always thought front and back would be better and easier to get around in but so many parens of twins have said side by side all the way!

Did anyone's twins make numbers 4 & 5 for them? SCARED! 
Ok so I found out not to long after delivering my daughter that I was having twins. I about passed out from shock lol. My husband and I already have 3 …

Best Double Jogging Stroller? 
Wondering if anyone had an opinion on the best double jogging stroller for the best price. Twins are due in October and was looking for one that would …

Advice Please! 
I'm 19 weeks pregnant with fraternal twins and I'm just wondering for future reference if any Moms have advice on what they do when their doing night feeds, …

Learning The Twins' Gender 
I just found out I'm pregnant with fraternal twins. My husband is determined NOT to learn the babies' genders. I'm ok with this (if it were up to me I'd …

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Twins - One Crib or Two?  
Hi. I am due in January, a boy and a girl! Just trying to plan ahead. I hear most couples try to keep the babies in the same crib for the first few months, …

What Are My Odds Of Conceiving Twins? 
Okay, so I was just wondering what my odds of conceiving twins would be. Here's my family history: My Dad: His mother (My grandmother) had a set of …

Twins Napping Without Pacifiers 
I am trying to get my 7 month old twisn to nap without their pacifiers. Does anyone have any tips? Any advice on twin naps would be great.

Twins Not Walking Yet? 
I have 11 month old boy/girl twins and I'm concerned about when they will start walking. I know they are behind because they were a month and a half premie, …

Identical or Fraternal? Confused... 
Since I found I was having twins they always ask identical or fraternal. I have two sacs two separate placentas but was told that they still could be identical …

Twin Ultrasound To Determine Gender 
My wife and I went in a had our 18 1/2 week ultrasound. We have 1 girl for sure, but the other baby we could not tell, but we were told it was another …

Too Much of a Good Thing? 
My husband and I moved 10 hours away from family due to a job change for him. We have a 2 year old son and twins on the way. Ever since we found out that …

Elimination Communication For Twins? 
Is anyone out there trying this technique with twins? I'm interested and have a friend with a single baby that is doing it with great success- no diapers …

How Was Your First Day Home With Your Twins? 
How did they act? Was it frustrating? Did they sleep alot? Your overall experince...

How Do You Go Shopping With Twins? 
I have been reading on here how some moms take their twin babies grocery shopping with them. I have 7 month old twin boys and I can't take them shopping …

4 Kids Under 2, Please Help! 
Well, to start I have an amazing, soon-to-be 2 years old, boy and a very mouthy 7 month old girl. Yesterday at our 5 month ultrasound we found out that …

Need Advice On Suitable Twin Pram 
I'm 20 weeks pregnant with twins and we are looking for a suitable pram for the twins and our 1 yr old son as he is not walking yet any suggestions?

Strollers For Two? 
I have a question, that after talking to retail stores, I believe only mothers of twins will be able to answer... Is there a stroller that I can use …

I Need Help With Twins Fighting 
I have a set of 8 year old twin boys. They seem to switch personailities on me once in a while. For example, Timmy is well behaved one day and Tommy …

Twin Strollers...What Is The Best? 
Hi! I am 33 weeks prego with twins and am so frustrated by the fact that you can't find a stroller to accomodate two infant carriers. I know about the …

Twins Napping Once Out Of Their Cribs 
My two year old twins climbed out of their cribs really early. We transitioned to small beds as opposed to the crib tent because they soothe eachother …

Is It Difficult Raising Twins? 
I'm having twins soon and I'm so excited! I'm confident that I will be a good parent, but I just want to know how difficult it is. I know I will have to …

Preemie Twins and Feeding Rice Cereal? 
I have 11 week old preemie twins (born at 33 weeks) and am wondering if anyone has fed their babies rice with the formula in the bottle and how that worked …

Video Monitor Suggestion? 
I'm expecting twins and would love a video baby monitor - any suggestion on which brand or specific monitors that are a good fit for twins?

Where To Sleep Newborn Twins? 
Where is the best place to sleep newborn twins? Is a pack n' play ok? Does it make a difference that I am breastfeeding?

How Many Diapers Will I Need For Newborn Twins? 
I'm stocking up on Diapers and was wondering.. anyone that already had your twins if you could tell me how many newborn diapers to stock up on? Also Stage …

Double Bassinet Or Two Single Bassinets? 
My wife and are trying to figure out what would be the best thing to do. Either buy the twin bassinet where they are side by side with a devider or by …

Did Anyone Have A Twin With Torticollis? 
My one son was diagnosed at 2 months with Torticollis and we are taking him to therapy weekly to do stretching exercises. I was wondering if anyone else …

Napping Issues With Twins At 21 Months 
We are having the hardest time getting our boy girl 21 month old twins to nap....they just jump around in their cribs for 1-2 hours. Or, if we let them …

How Do You Potty Train Twins? 
I'm wondering how to even go about potty training twins. I have g/b twins almost 2 1/2 yrs old and feeling sort of lost.

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To Keep the Dog or Not to Keep the Dog? 
I'm a mom to be of twins and I'm hoping someone who is more experienced can give me some insight. My family is pushing for me to rehome my 3 year old lab. …

3 Kids Under the Age of Two...Help! 
We just found out today that we are expecting twins. Even though I'm excited I am fearful because we currently have a 13 Month old son. He is the center …

Does This Double Stroller Exist? 
Is there a side-by-side double stroller out there that can hold 2 infant seats? More specifically, 2 Chicco infant seats?

Need Help With Transition From Crib to Toddler Bed 
Hi can anyone please help me, my twins share a room and we are on our second night of them being in a toddler bed. My husband opted out for the crib tent …

Co-Sleeping In The Same Crib 
Has anyone had any luck with letting twins sleep together in the same crib or bassinet? My twins are due in July and I'm trying to decide if I should …

Sleeping Issues With 6 Month Old Twins 
Trying CIO with twins. They are 6 months and have not slept through the night consistently for 4-6 weeks. Baby M I know has gotten used to the bottle …

Starting Preschool 
When did you start your twins in preschool? My twin boys are 3 1/2 years old and I don't know if they're ready. They're still kind of behind in their …

Vanishing Twin 
We just found out that we are pregnant with Twins. We are in week 10 and so excited. This will be our 2nd and 3rd child. After hearing this news, we decided …

Having Trouble Sharing! 
Hi, I'm having trouble with one of my twins refusing to share with his brother. One is totally easy going and never has a problem giving up a toy. But …

How To Get Twins To Sleep Through The Night In Same Room?? 
I have 8 month old twin girls. They co-slept for the first 3 months until the younger twin started sleeping through the night. We quickly realized that …

Help! Stubborn and Strong Willed Twin 
I am having a hard time teaching/disciplining my one year old son. He is a very stubborn and strong willed boy. His twin sister is more calm and mellow. …

3 Year Old Twins Demanding All the Time 
I have 3 year old twin girls who are very demanding, all they want is me and I have to do everything for them (ie bum changes, getting them this and getting …

Identical Versus Fraternal 
I have 2.5 week old twin girls, born at 35.6 weeks and amazingly healthy and big! My question is, when I was pregnant there was some debate as to whether …

Twins + 1 Sibling Car Seat Advice 
I have a 2 1/2 year old. She is very capable but unsure she can buckle herself. She is also very tall and healthy so she is in a carseat for those who …

Twin Development 
Hi, I have 6 month old twin boys, born at 38 weeks. One was 5lb 11oz and came home straight away. The other 3lb 6oz and stayed in scbu for 2 weeks before …

Potty Training With Two Sets of Twins? 
Okay, so I have 2 sets of twins and we are working on potty training the older boys, age 3. They have completely different personalities. One is doing …

Pediatrician For Twins? 
What do you look for in a pediatrician for twins?

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