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Tips for Raising Twins

Raising twins is a daunting task as twins bring out double challenges. Raising two children at the same time seems like a challenge for new parents. Find out everything you need to know about caring for twins right here. Read on tips for parenting twins. 

Parenting twins is rewarding as well as challenging. You have lot of fun and simultaneously a little bit of stress too because you have to raise two children at the same time. Well, you need to take some additional resources and assistance so that you help your twins grow in a healthy environment. 

Help your twins grow up with their individuality and identity. For this you should avoid calling them as twins and do not dress them alike. By doing this you can encourage the sense of self in your children which will be extremely helpful in their personality development in future.

Top 10 Tips for Parenting Twins 

Have a quick look at the tips for parenting and raising twins

  1. Learn From Real Parents of Twins

    Being a parent of twins you need to learn a lot. It is good to ask for advises from real parents who have gone through this experience. They will give you useful advice to help apply to your situation. 
  1. Read Books

    As soon as you come to know that you are going to be a mother of twins, start reading good books written on caring for twins. Read about the precautions and measures that you need to take till they grow up and understand everything. 
  1. Join Clubs

    There are clubs of parents with twins or likewise. You can join one of them so that you are helped out perfectly from such situation. These clubs help during twin pregnancies and also help in raising them in a good environment. 
  1. Breastfeeding

    If you have decided to breastfeed your babies, you need to learn a few things and breastfeeding twins will be less difficult than you presume. 
  1. Treat as Individuals

    Give one to one attention as far as possible. Children prefer having complete attention of their parents and in the case of twins it becomes difficult for the parents. However, if you take care, you will find some time to spend with both of your children. 
  1. Reward or Punish them Individually

    It is very important that you punish or reward the child who is responsible for any particular act. Although it is far better to love and explain things to them, if one of the children is punished because of his twin brother or sister, it leaves a bad impression till he grows older. 
  1. Do not Compare

    As a parent of twins you should always remember that both are your children with different capabilities and weaknesses. Hence, do not compare one with the other. They both are different personalities with different strengths, needs and weak points. 
  1. Preserve Individual Memories

    It is practically difficult to get photos of both the children separately, but you can try to preserve some of them. Also, there should be books, toys and possessions that each of your children can have of his own. Respecting individual property and privacy will get developed in both the children from the very beginning. 
  1. Learn the Art of Sleep

    Find out ways in which you can make your twins sleep quickly. This will save you much time and effort and will also help reduce stress levels remarkably. 
  1. Enjoy Parenting Twins

    While dealing with small details of daily chores; do not forget to enjoy the amazing and unique experience of bringing up twins.  

The best thing about parenting twins is that you should not always think about them and stay stressed. There are few things that are out of your control and you need to understand that. Besides, you have lots of advantages of having twins that you can cherish.   

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Payal.3 years ago
Phew! I have twins and sometimes my hands are too full. Also, I have to be very mindful of doing the exact same thing for both of them.Parenting twins is a tough task! Extremely challenging. The article has some really good tips. I think I will try the treat them as individuals thing. I am already trying to do that but this article stresses the importance of it beautifully. Great read! Would love to share this in my kids' school as well - there are 2 more parents of twins there :)
.4 years ago
Hi, check out this blog on how to manage twins in India, its really good
Alex.6 years ago
i had such a rough time with my twins at first. my oldest (by 2 mins) was in the nicu for 2 months and my smallest, for one. my advice to new twin parents is to be very careful with them once they're home cause you don't want to have them rehospiitalized with something like rsv.
Kehkashan.6 years ago
have 2 year old twin girls, who are identical and they are a trip. they both talk plenty of trash, but the youngest twin talks the most. they are a joy and a handful. good luck to all new mothers who are just starting out.
sulthananachiya.7 years ago
i am mom of 15 mnths old twins of them s allergic to meat products and s havin asthma problm.he dislikes vegetables and fruits what kind of recipes can be given to other son s not allergic and not in lumps how do i make him eat?can junior horlicks b given to them?
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