Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy through the School Years (2nd Edition)

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Not 10, but 20 fingers and 20 toes!

The classic guide to parenting twins-now completely updated and revised!

You're excited to hear your baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound. But what happens when you hear two heartbeats instead of one? Having a baby can cause any parent to feel overwhelmed, and with twins those concerns are multiplied by two. Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina ...

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Overview

Not 10, but 20 fingers and 20 toes!

The classic guide to parenting twins-now completely updated and revised!

You're excited to hear your baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound. But what happens when you hear two heartbeats instead of one? Having a baby can cause any parent to feel overwhelmed, and with twins those concerns are multiplied by two. Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina Tinglof brings you the fully updated essential guide to help you cope with any issue that can arise-from pregnancy through the school years. With multiple pregnancies becoming more common, the second edition of this timely book provides you with the much needed information, practical tips, and strategies for handling the everyday challenges of parenting twins. Double Duty includes:



  • Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of complications common to multiple pregnancies-plus dietary guidelines specific to a twin pregnancy
  • The latest must-have products that simplify day-to-day life
  • Survival tips and trouble-shooting techniques for the critical first month
  • Tips on how to breastfeed or bottle feed two infants at once
  • Money-saving advice for accommodating two new additions to the family
  • The pros and cons of placing twins in the same classroom
  • Advice on how to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalry

Includes the TOP FIVE:


  • Exercises for extremely pregnant women
  • Ways to bond with premature babies
  • Baby wardrobe essentials
  • Bedtime strategies
  • Ways to establish each child's individuality

Christina Baglivi Tinglof is the mother ofthree sons, including school-age twins. She is a contributing writer for Twins magazine, founder and editor of talk-about-twins.com, and a “twin expert” for ClubMom.com. She is asked to speak at twin clubs and conventions around the world and speaks regularly to twin groups nationwide and in Canada. She is the author of Double Duty, The Stay-at-Home Parent's Survival Guide, and Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071613446
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 213,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina Baglivi Tinglof is the mother of three sons, including school-age twins. She is a contributing writer for Twins magazine, founder and editor of talk-about-twins.com, and a “twin expert” for ClubMom.com. She is asked to speak at twin clubs and conventions around the world and speaks regularly to twin groups nationwide and in Canada. She is the author of Double Duty, The Stay-at-Home Parent's Survival Guide, and Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. So You’re Having Twins
Chapter 2. Fifty Pounds and Still Gaining—Coping with Pregnancy
Chapter 3. It’s All in the Planning
Chapter 4. The first Month: Dirty Little Secrets Parents Won’t Tell You
Chapter 5. Months 2 through 6
Chapter 6. Months 7 through 12
Chapter 7. The Toddler Years
Chapter 8. School Days
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