Our best advice for raising “twins”

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    While we’ve never actually had twins – either biologically or through foster care – we’ve had two babies for most of the past year and a half, so we figured we’d share some of our best advice and tips about twins or caring for twins in this week’s podcast episode.

    The most important thing we have learned is that it takes time (our experience is 4-6 weeks) to establish a comfortable rhythm and routine. So be patient and give yourself (and those around you) a lot of grace.

    We also recommend finding creative ways to keep track of things. It can be really helpful to set up different stations in your house (e.g. a feeding station and a diaper changing station) and use an app to keep track of when each baby is being fed, sleeping, changing diapers, getting their medication, etc. if you are sleep deprived and are caring for multiple babies, especially if one is medically vulnerable or has special needs.

    In a somewhat related context, we also share the lessons we learned from a recent trip to Colorado Springs and how we encountered some unexpected obstacles in having two young children, so yes, even traveling by plane will be different be twins if you did it! Having two babies at the same time can feel overwhelming at first, but we promise you that will get into a comfortable groove! It gets so much easier in time, and even you will take it for granted.

    Have you had twins or two babies of almost the same age? If so, I’d love to hear your best tips and strategies!

    In this episode:

    [2:39] – We just got back from a short trip to Colorado Springs!

    [4:00] – Find out why we couldn’t sit together on the plane.

    [5:35] – Jesse shares what he learned from our last trip.

    [10:04] – We both share what we read plus some funny emails / messages from listeners!

    [16:13] – We answer a question from a listener about why we don’t book Airbnbs when traveling.

    [19:26] – Now let’s talk about our best advice for raising twins …

    [21:03] – Expect it to take at least a month to find a comfortable rhythm.

    [23:11] – It was helpful for us to set up different stations around the house.

    [24:56] – I recommend keeping a log of when each baby eats, sleeps, has changed their diapers, has been given medication, and so on.

    [27:25] – Give yourself and others grace!

    [30:18] – They will get into a groove at some point.

    [31:04] – The most important thing for us is to rely on God and see that he is so faithful!

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