Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to Survive the First Year with your Twins

  The first year after having twins is very hectic. Of course it’s also a very special year, full of precious memories, but for most twin parents it is also a stressfull and exhausting period.During your pregnancy you have no … Continue reading

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IVF multiple births ‘coming down’

They call it ‘good news’, but I am not so sure. How about the chances of all those women trying hard to get pregnant by IVF-treatment? I have heard many twin parents say: we hoped for one healthy baby and … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Twins: How to get Started

Breastmilk is best for babies. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrients your baby needs and it also contains antibodies from you which help them fight infections. Especially for premature babies this can be a great help to survive the first weeks. … Continue reading

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Twins and Competition: How Twins can Stimulate each other during Potty Training

One of the great benefits of being twins, is the fact that twin children stimulate each other. And that can be very usefull for us twin parents. In this video I talk about competition between twins and how this can effect the … Continue reading

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Twins and school: information for teachers and parents

David hay, Pat Preedy, John Mascazine, Neilson Martin and Nancy Segal have done a lot of Twin Research for the last decade. They wrote many articles about Twins and School for parents and teachers. At their website Twins and Multiples you … Continue reading

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Twin Pregnancy: Gestational age and Birthweight

The mean gestational age for a twin pregnancy is 37 weeks, for triplets 34 weeks and for quadruplets 31 weeks. Compared to singletons the average birth weight for multiples is much lower: at birth the mean weight for twins is … Continue reading

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How Twins Learn to Talk: Autonomous Language

About 40% of all twins show signs of a private language, also called autonomous language. In this video I talk about what autonomous language is and what you can do to prevent your twins from getting isolated within a group … Continue reading

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Separate bedrooms: twins missing each other during the night

After sharing a bedroom for the first years of their lives, there will be a time for most twins to get their own bedroom. Maybe it’s the preference of the children, or maybe the parents feel like it’s the right … Continue reading

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Competition at the swimming pool

Today at the swimming pool I talked to twin mom Caroline. After practicing very hard, Gaia and Zoe were about to get their diploma. But will they get their diploma on the same day? This reminded me of the days … Continue reading

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Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing immediate and lifesaving educational, emotional and financial support to families, medical professionals and other caregivers before, during and after a diagnosis of twin to twin … Continue reading

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