Caring for twins requires mental, physical and financial preparation, however, if you are able to prepare in advance before the birth then you can get used to it. One of them is when preparing baby equipment where you and your husband must be able to start a commitment in sharing tasks and preparing financially that is much bigger than having a single baby.
In caring for twins, most of you and your husband need help from a third party, for example from a baby sitter. Even though you have a baby sitter, it doesn’t mean that all tasks are left to the baby sitter, but you and your husband have a major role to care for her.
Here are some ways to treat twins:
One of the activities that often makes mothers difficult is when your baby is bathed, especially if your baby has to be bathed at the same time. At the age of your baby 0-6 months his body is still vulnerable, so you have to bathe him in turn. You can ask a third party by bathing your child one by one at least a third party can help hold your child. Furthermore, if your child is able to sit properly then you can bathe them together.
2. Changing clothes
Activities that cannot be separated from your child’s habits when your baby changes clothes and pants. Make sure before you bathe you are able to prepare your baby’s equipment starting from the baby’s cosmetics and clothes. Don’t forget to provide towels, equipment that is closer to you will make it easier for you, especially if your baby is often fussy. You need to remember that twins do not have to be identical in the same outfit.
Breastfeeding highly recommended, especially for exclusive infants up to 6 months of age. You have to use good lactation management to get good breast milk. If needed, you can prepare the breast milk that is given at any time. If possible, you can use a rocking chair with an arm to make it comfortable in the process of breastfeeding your baby. You can place 2 pillows to help support your baby’s two bodies, then you can adjust the comfortable position according to your needs.
4. Complementary feeding of breast milk
At the age of 6 months, you can provide complementary foods with breast milk for your child so that in this simultaneous feeding, you can prepare them on each plate so you can see your child’s eating portion. You can provide food alternately if you are troubled, you can ask for help from a third party to feed your child. The thing you have to remember is that try to provide food that is pleasing to them so that they can eat heartily.
Equipment that can help you care for twins, namely a stroller, so that you are not bothered by carrying your baby. With the help of a stroller, you can more easily carry your child wherever you go. When you are going to choose a stroller, you can use a tandem, which is a type of stroller that has seats parallel to the front and back or side by side, namely the opposite seat. The type of stroller should be tailored to the needs and comfort of the baby.
Thus, for those of you who are going to care for twins, you should be able to manage the time so that you don’t have to bother, especially for parents who have multiple roles outside the home so that mothers often feel tired and inconvenient in caring for your child. If you are able to adjust skillfully then you will get used to it.