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Today is National Twins Day, and we are honoring all of those amazing parents of twins (or more!) with a round-up of some of our go-to resources! If you have multiples, it can feel overwhelming to think about all of the logistics involved, while also keeping your own sanity. Our speciality is bringing calm and peace to the parenthood transition, no matter what your family circumstance is!
Setting Up Your Home for Twins
- Twins & Multiples Birth Association (TAMBA) is full of resources and information on every topic relating to twins and multiples.
- Dad's Guide to Twins, and this article in particular about setting up a changing area! He also has a book you can keep on-hand for reference.
- Speaking of books, if you like having a reference guide on-hand, we also really like What to Do When You're Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year for an overview of all the important topics!
Getting Some Sleep
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins is a comprehensive sleep guide for parents who want to get their twins on a good sleep schedule.
One of our favorite videos talking about setting up your space for breastfeeding twins, as well as the logistics of latching is this one by DIY Breastfeeding.
You can also pick up Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! if you want a book you can read (and reference!)
Local Support Groups
- Multiples of America has a directory where you can search for Moms of Twins Clubs all over the United States, and there are chapters in both Cincinnati and Dayton. These two do annual sales with TONS of baby equipment, which is great whether you are expecting multiples or just one!
- La Leche League Cincinnati Mother's of Multiples is another resource if you are local to Cincinnati, and any local La Leche League chapter can help with breastfeeding support as well!
- Breastfeeding USA is another great resource with local chapters to help support those early weeks and months.
If the thought of bringing home twins (or more!) is overwhelming, it might be a good idea to call a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula. Our support for families is comprehensive, and can include:
- A Postpartum Plan consultation via phone, Skype, or in-person, to help you wade through your options and find what works for you.
- Support during a NICU stay.
- An easier transition home, including light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, sleep shaping, feeding support, whether that is breast, bottle, pumping, or a combination.
- Lactation support from an IBCLC, either in-home or in-office.
Did we miss a resource that you just could not live without? Let us know about it in the comments, and we'll add it to the list for other families to find!
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