Things You Need To Prepare for Twin Babies

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preparing for twin babies
preparing for twin babies

Wanting to be a mother of two is very different. Knowing about giving birth to twins can be an overwhelming process. Planning and being prepared for twin pregnancy can help the journey be smoother. As a parent expecting twins, you are advised to seek professional help and medical support right from the moment you find out. Mothers expecting twins are generally treated as ‘high risk’ patients. 

Here are ways you can get prepared for twins

Affordability

Planning for a baby needs quite a lot of financial planning, and when it comes to twins your expenses also get doubled up. Trying saving up as much money as you can because even the care of the mother will be complex and costly. There will have to be regular check-ups and scan that the mother will have to go through. Prefer to approach a team of obstetrician/gynecologist, pediatrician and sonographers who have handled many cases of multiple pregnancies earlier

Premature labor

Twins are most often born earlier and prematurely, therefore they need more care than usual newborns. Consult your pediatrician about it and take extensive care. Do as much research as you can before the arrival of the babies.

Diet

Get healthy diet advice from your doctor, consume more proteins as it will help your baby with complete nutrition. Avoid food that contains sugar and fatty acid. Try to sustain on foods that burn longer and provide long-term nourishment such as whole-grain bread and lots and lots of vegetables. Prioritize intake of food rich in iron content, such as leafy vegetables and beetroots. 

Crib and Clothes

You don’t have to get everything that the twins will need, but you should get things that they will need immediately after born. Investing in two separate cribs is better as it will avoid them banging onto each other. Getting clothes that are similar or different is completely up to you. Just get enough that will be necessary right after birth.

Supplies

Get stocked up on plenty of warm clothes, napkins, and diapers they will be a lifesaver after the twins are born.

Breastfeeding

Nursing is not a piece of cake when it comes to twins, consult with your doctor about how the breastfeeding cycle should be like.

Development

What most people do not know is that twins down grow like normal babies, instead they divide the work, with one concentrating on motor skills while the other perfects social or communication abilities. It is a unique way of developing and should not be something to be concerned about.

Parenting

When parents give birth to twin they treat and raise them as one unit, which should not be the case. The twins should be raised like individuals. As similar, they may seem they have to be treated as individuals to grow up as happy and healthy individuals.

Balance

Raising twins is both mentally and physically exhausting for the parents, make sure to get enough rest. Get help from your partner to balance between your health and the baby’s health.

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