Multiples Manual: Preparing and Caring for Twins or Triplets

Multiples Manual: Preparing and Caring for Twins or Triplets

by Lynn Lorenz

Paperback

$16.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972467605
Publisher: Just Multiples.Com
Publication date: 12/08/2003
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Forewordxv
About the Authorxiii
Growing Up With a Sidekick1
Parenting Principles5
Expectations and Preparation7
Your Plural Pregnancy10
Imperfect Strangers16
Gaining Support18
Doctors and Hospitals21
The Name Game24
Things You'd Rather Avoid But Can't27
Working Out Work-Related Issues29
Time for Bedrest?33
In-Activities36
Things That Don't Cost Anything40
Registering: Pre and Post Planning42
Things to Consider, Things to Avoid46
Nursery Necessities54
Parents Preferences57
Handy Things60
Not-so-Handy Things65
The Poop on Diapers69
Car Seat Safety and Tips72
The Low Down on Highchairs75
Things That Stroll78
Minivans and Other Minutiae84
Organizing and Creating Space89
Parenting Pets92
Relation-Ships That Pass in the Night94
The Multiple Birth95
The Pediatrician104
Multiple Medications108
Simple Things That Simplify110
Volunteered Help114
Hiring and Firing Paid Help117
Pacifiers: The Love/Hate Relationship124
Infants126
A Briefing about Breastfeeding128
Not-so-Basic Bottle-Feeding Basics134
Formula and Other Fluids138
Hints for Burping and Relieving Gas142
Assembling Your Assembly Line: Feeding Techniques144
Continuous Crying148
Could it be...Colic?152
Feeling Blue155
Bouts of Relaxation158
Showering: The Logistical Nightmare161
Bathing Your Beauties164
Bedtime Basics167
Sleeping: Children and Parents170
Secrets To Keep from Your Spouse176
Cribs and Beds178
Tips to Digest: Solid Foods181
The Infamous "Schedule"184
Teething Pains188
One-on-One Time190
Comparisons192
Creative Grocery Shopping194
Shopping: Saving Money and Your Sanity196
Dine and Dash199
The Laundry List202
The Dirt on Messes204
Working Vacations206
Dentist Visits209
Taking Away Bottles and Pacifiers211
Smiles for the Camera!213
Safety Issues216
Children Proofing219
When Your Zoo is Two222
Time and Time Again Time-Outs225
Toilet Training Twins or Triplets228
Preschool: Getting Waitlisted234
Saving for Colleges and More237
Reassurance and Positive Thoughts240
Tips That Will Last a Lifetime242
Things Mothers of Multiples Will Only Admit to Other Mothers of Multiples244
Why Multiples are Easier Than Singletons247
Tip # 1,002250
Index253

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