Health Tip: Parenting Twins

(HealthDay News) -- Taking care of a newborn baby is demanding and exhausting enough, but parenting twins is a double dose of work.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to make parenting twins a bit easier:

  • Find other parents of twins to talk with, or join a group for parents of twins.
  • Read books and magazines about taking care of twins.
  • Know that you will be tired. Take every opportunity to rest.
  • It's normal to feel that taking care of twins is too much to manage. But remind yourself that you'll eventually work it all out.
  • Spend time alone with each twin to help each establish a unique identity.
  • Speak and read regularly to each child. This may help prevent the delay in language development that sometimes affects twins.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...