Multiples Manual: Preparing and Caring for Twins or Triplets

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The Multiples Manual is a perfect "need-to-know" resource written with the expectant mother of multiples in mind. It includes 1002 tips that are guaranteed to simplify your life, save you time, and even save you money. A must have for those expecting twins or triplets.

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Overview

The Multiples Manual is a perfect "need-to-know" resource written with the expectant mother of multiples in mind. It includes 1002 tips that are guaranteed to simplify your life, save you time, and even save you money. A must have for those expecting twins or triplets.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780972467605
  • Publisher: Just Multiples.Com
  • Publication date: 12/8/2003
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Foreword xv
About the Author xiii
Growing Up With a Sidekick 1
Parenting Principles 5
Expectations and Preparation 7
Your Plural Pregnancy 10
Imperfect Strangers 16
Gaining Support 18
Doctors and Hospitals 21
The Name Game 24
Things You'd Rather Avoid But Can't 27
Working Out Work-Related Issues 29
Time for Bedrest? 33
In-Activities 36
Things That Don't Cost Anything 40
Registering: Pre and Post Planning 42
Things to Consider, Things to Avoid 46
Nursery Necessities 54
Parents Preferences 57
Handy Things 60
Not-so-Handy Things 65
The Poop on Diapers 69
Car Seat Safety and Tips 72
The Low Down on Highchairs 75
Things That Stroll 78
Minivans and Other Minutiae 84
Organizing and Creating Space 89
Parenting Pets 92
Relation-Ships That Pass in the Night 94
The Multiple Birth 95
The Pediatrician 104
Multiple Medications 108
Simple Things That Simplify 110
Volunteered Help 114
Hiring and Firing Paid Help 117
Pacifiers: The Love/Hate Relationship 124
Infants 126
A Briefing about Breastfeeding 128
Not-so-Basic Bottle-Feeding Basics 134
Formula and Other Fluids 138
Hints for Burping and Relieving Gas 142
Assembling Your Assembly Line: Feeding Techniques 144
Continuous Crying 148
Could it be...Colic? 152
Feeling Blue 155
Bouts of Relaxation 158
Showering: The Logistical Nightmare 161
Bathing Your Beauties 164
Bedtime Basics 167
Sleeping: Children and Parents 170
Secrets To Keep from Your Spouse 176
Cribs and Beds 178
Tips to Digest: Solid Foods 181
The Infamous "Schedule" 184
Teething Pains 188
One-on-One Time 190
Comparisons 192
Creative Grocery Shopping 194
Shopping: Saving Money and Your Sanity 196
Dine and Dash 199
The Laundry List 202
The Dirt on Messes 204
Working Vacations 206
Dentist Visits 209
Taking Away Bottles and Pacifiers 211
Smiles for the Camera! 213
Safety Issues 216
Children Proofing 219
When Your Zoo is Two 222
Time and Time Again Time-Outs 225
Toilet Training Twins or Triplets 228
Preschool: Getting Waitlisted 234
Saving for Colleges and More 237
Reassurance and Positive Thoughts 240
Tips That Will Last a Lifetime 242
Things Mothers of Multiples Will Only Admit to Other Mothers of Multiples 244
Why Multiples are Easier Than Singletons 247
Tip # 1,002 250
Index 253
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