What to Do When You're Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year

What to Do When You're Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year

by Natalie Diaz


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The creator of Twiniversity delivers an essential update to her must-have manual to having twins, now with expanded info on twin pregnancy and tandem breastfeeding, and advice on the best gear to help save your sanity.

With almost two times as many sets of twins today as there were forty years ago, What to Do When You're Having Two has quickly become the definitive resource for expectant and new parents of multiples.

A mom of fraternal twins and a world-renowned expert on parenting multiples, author Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, the world's leading global resource for twin parenting information and support online. Now, with her expanded edition of What to Do, she includes new information on breastfeeding, gear, sleep, and having two when you already have one, as well as:

  •creating your twin birth plan,
  •maintaining a realistic sleep schedule,
  •managing tandem breastfeeding,
  •stocking up on what you'll need (and knowing what high-tech products are now available and what's a waste of money), and
  •building a special bond with each of your twins.

Accessible, informative, and humorous, What to Do When You're Having Two is the must-have manual for every parent of twins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583335154
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 82,734
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Founder of the Twiniversity website and director of the Manhattan Twins Club, Natalie Diaz has been featured widely in the media. She lives in New York City with her husband and their seven-year-old fraternal twins.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Make Mine a Double 1

Chapter 2 The Double Pregnancy 25

Chapter 3 Make Room for Babies 48

Chapter 4 We're Gonna Be Broke! 61

Chapter 5 Carriages, Car Seats, and Cribs… Oh, My! 75

Chapter 6 Delivery Day and Your Hospital Stay 96

Chapter 7 A Whole New World 123

Chapter 8 Feed Me 154

Chapter 9 Schedule + Sleep = Sanity 178

Chapter 10 Somebody Please Help Me 197

Chapter 11 Traveling with the Circus 221

Chapter 12 Keeping the Foundation Strong, or "Batman and Chocolate Milk" 240

Conclusion 251

Acknowledgments 253

Appendix A Birth Plan Checklist 257

Appendix B Twins Daily Log 261

Resources 262

Index 265

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