Is It Difficult Raising Twins?

by Tesha
(Phila, Pa)

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 wake up alot to attend my babies when I'm trying to sleep. But other than that, I would like for someone to tell me about their daily experience with their twins.

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Aug 11, 2012
by: Anonymous

Honestly when my twin girls were born it was so easy all they did was eat and sleep. I would always say to myself this is so boring because.all they did was sleep but after a month or so they became more activity and I had always kept them on the same routine sleep feedings and so forth they are now four and I think that raising twins as a single parent _has been the hardest thing I had ever done in my life but as they say you learn to accept them and feel rewarded when the turn out to be such great kids I also hava a sixteen ye old son who absolutely loves his sisters and that to makes you feel such pride in the way u have
succeeded in raising ur kids to be great kids and I tell you what my kids are great and I wouldn't trade them for anything this world could offer me

Oct 05, 2009
Raising Twins
by: Amy

I am a mother of four, the youngest of which are twins that are almost two. I won't lie, yes, it is difficult, but it is like anything else. Once you put your mind to it you can do it.
The hardest time is in the beginning. Lack of sleep makes anything more challenging. But that passes and you start to see the light. As with raising singletons, when you overcome one challenge another arrises and you conquer it.
What I have found is that other people are great at making it seem frightening or saying how hard it must be when they have no idea. As a mother of twins you figure out the best way to do things for your family and you do them but outsiders are quick to comment on how difficult it must be. Once you have been doing it for a while, it comes naturally. I can't imagine not having twins. I wouldn't want to.
Once when at the grocery store with the twins a woman stopped me and actually had the nerve to ask why I would do that to with my twins?!? After a brief jaw dropping moment I told her, A. Because we are out of food B. Because I love my children and like to have them with me and C. BECAUSE I CAN !
If you are expecting twins then you have a lot of struggles ahead just like other parents, but for every struggle there are a million other moments you would never trade. Enjoy it and try to stay positive. Don't let other people drag you down.

Sep 28, 2009
Twins coming in 2 days!!
by: J&B

I have a c section scheduled right away for my fraternal twins and I am VERY nervous about this change that is going to take place but the comments I have read have made me feel a lot better and I plan on joining the community as I find this site VERY helpful and resourceful!

Sep 24, 2009
Raising Twins
by: Kristina

I agree, its not as bad as it seems. There are definitely some tools out there that make it so much easier. For instance, I bought a "Milk Maid" for each of my twins on great baby This has been a life saver. I put both boys in a boppy and use the milk maid to prop the bottle and I sit in between them to keep an eye on them but this allows my hand to be free to burp one, while the other continues to eat. Great for when your by yourself or in the grocery store. It props up the bottle perfectly in the car seat etc. I also have my twins on the same schedule, eating the same times etc. This makes it much easier for me to get them both done at the same time, also allows for more sleep. Honestly the first two months, you do need to rest when they do. You will be tired, and thats the only time your going to get some rest! Everyone is amazed at how I can go shopping with two and get out and about, but I'm not the type of person to sit home on my bum all day! My therory is, you can do the same with two as you do with one, it just may take a little longer or more preparing! Good luck!

Sep 23, 2009
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Sep 23, 2009
Raising twins
by: Anonymous

I just recently gave birth to my b/g twins 3 weeks ago. Everyone is going to make it seem really hard and difficult. Well I'm not saying its easy but if you are determine to be a good parent and give your all its going to be easier than you think. I wake up alot jus to feed and change diapers. Thats all they need. As long you have patient and your mind you will be alright. The best thing I found so far if they needed to be fed at once if your alone is the round breastfeeding pillow. I have them both lay in their own and you can hold the two bottles at once...or be creative n get blankets to hold it up

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