Twins come in many shapes and sizes. You can have boys, girls and if you’re lucky you split it down the middle and get one of each. There are many books out there about there about how to manage your twins and keep your sanity and I recommend getting ideas from all of them including hopefully our site here at the Jones Party of 5.
One of the first things I will suggest is getting them on the same schedule. More than anything this will help you to continue functioning in your regular life. That was one of my main focuses in the beginning is getting them on an eating and sleeping schedule so I could better predict when I would have time to spend with our oldest son and more importantly create some kind of free time. This is easily done once implemented by you must stick to your guns to get it right. Just pick the times that work best for you and go with it.
Setting up your nursery is also key to getting better sleep and the twins getting along. We bought two cribs and placed them on opposite sides of the room. This allowed them to hear each other but not reach each other. Another part of the nursery was giving them plenty of things to look at and comfort them while in their beds.
When shopping for twins be sure to always ask if they have twin discounts. Many places will give you a small discount, but every bit helps. Besides the answer is always no if you don’t ask.
If you have other children be sure your car accurately fits all the car seats safely. I just assumed three car seats would fit across the back seat of our vehicle and once we purchased them and tried to fit them in, sure enough, they didn’t. Glad we discovered that prior to taking them home from the hospital.
Last piece for this article. Don’t waste money on a poop receptacle like the Jeenie or whatever. They stink so fast and fill up even faster. We just purchased a regular size trash can and taped where it could smell. This way, it held more and only smelled as bad as any other receptacle. But with twins the other products just aren’t adequate.
I hope these have been a few good tips. There are so many out there. Find the ones that work for you and share those on with others.