by Cheryl Maguire
Kids and babies require everything from clothes to car seats and much more. As a parent of multiples, you will have to buy two or more of everything, which can add up quickly. Most of these items are expensive and are only used for a short period of time. Here are some ways to find free or frugal kid or baby items. Click to read the rest of this entry
by Susan M. Heim
A 33-year-old woman in Southern California gave birth to six boys and two girls on January 26, 2009. They are only the world's second set of live-born octuplets. The babies weighed between 1.8 and 3.4 pounds and were in stable condition. The unidentified mother, who lives with her parents, already has six children between the ages of 2 and 7. Doctors were surprised to find octuplets during the Caesarean section as only seven babies had been detected.
In 1998, the first live-born octuplets were born in Houston, Texas. One child died a week later, but 5 girls and 2 boys survived and are now healthy ten-year-olds.
How to Plan a Baby Shower for Twins
By Caroline Miller
Planning a shower for a single baby can seem full of a million things to take care of; add another baby to the list, and you can add another million things that you have to take care of before the shower to make sure the party is a grand success. From baby gift baskets to baby shower favors, from the venue to the timings, everything has to be planned well in advance to reflect the theme of the shower. Click to read the rest of this entry
Ten Parenting Tips For New Twins
By P. Banas
A new baby in the house means a whole lot of fun. On the flipside, it also means a whole lot of work. In the case of twins, this means not just double the fun but also double the work.
Here are some tips especially meant for parents of twins:
• Work as a pair: Generally, one of the parents-typically the mom, but it could be the dad-takes over the majority of parenting chores. With twins however, it often becomes necessary for both parents to share duties more or less equally.
• Alternate between both: Do not go in for an arrangement where each spouse looks after chores related to only one of the twins. Alternate, so both parents get to handle both of the twins. Click to read the rest of this entry
by Susan M. Heim
In 2001, Alison Spooner of Britain gave birth to fraternal twin girls who were strikingly dissimilar. One daughter had fair skin, blue eyes and red hair like her mother, while the other daughter had dark skin and hair like her black father, Dean Durrant. This is an extremely rare phenomenon, but the couple did it twice! Alison recently gave birth to a second set of fraternal twin girls. Miya is dark like her father; Leah is fair like her mother. Scientists say there's no way to know the probability of this occurring as there are so few known cases.
By Lisa Cartolano
It is simply amazing! From the
moment you lay eyes on your newborn bundle(s) of joy, your life suddenly
changes. How could someone so tiny and helpless make such an incredible impact
so quickly? Babies have the unique ability to steal your heart, challenge your
abilities, and can turn your world upside down if you let them. Having a baby
(or two or three) is an absolutely wonderful change that will necessitate some
changes in your way of doing things. As many seasoned parents have probably
already informed you, your lifestyle will need quite a few modifications. Here
are some suggestions that will make your adjustment a little bit easier.
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by Susan M. Heim
If you’re on the social networking site, Twitter, and have twins, triplets or more, we’d like to invite you to join our Twitter Group: Parents of Twins and Multiples!
Just go to http://twittgroups.com/group/twins and click on Join Group.
Once you’re a member, be sure to Follow all the members of the group so you can all tweet about parenting twins and multiples.
Got Twins? How to Choose a Double Stroller
By Andrea Marchant
If you have twins you know that everything is more expensive for two. Not to mention more cumbersome, heavier, bulkier and generally more inconvenient. That is why it is so important to put in the time to research before buying a double stroller for your twins. The stroller you chose will either make life easier on you or all around more frustrating. There are many variables that you must consider when shopping for your stroller and there is a stroller to meet every persons needs. Click to read the rest of this entry
by Dan Brunkow
So you're expecting twins. Congratulations!
Are you still in shock? I sure was. The thought of bringing two babies into the world at one time scared the heck out of me, especially since I was already the father of two boys (ages five and three). I remembered how much work the first year was with both of them, with all of the diapers, the bottles, the sleepless nights, etc... I wondered how in the world we were going to do it with two babies? I immediately started stressing out about all of things that we were going to go through once the babies were born. Little did I know at the time that the most stressful part of having twins was already upon us...the pregnancy. Click to read the rest of this entry
by Susan M. Heim
If you're pregnant with or recently gave birth to twins or multiples, you know what kind of toll a twin pregnancy takes on your body. It's especially important to get plenty of good nutrition and stay hydrated. I've never been an enthusiastic water drinker, so I really wish they'd had this great product when I was pregnant with my twins. It's very healthy and it tastes good, especially when you make your own "mocktail" like the one below that was specially formulated by the Glow Mama creators for TwinsTalk readers!