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Twin Sense: A Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins -- from Pregnancy through the First Year

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Although everone experiences unexpected challenges with the arrival of a new baby, the parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. As the parent of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. Now, in TWIN SENSE, she offer real-world advice on dealing with the many issue that arise when caring for newborn twins.

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Scalise, a journalist and mother of twins, presents a guide for parents of twins, for pregnancy through the first year. Advice is organized by task rather than age, and gives details on such topics as preparing for birth, feeding, bathing, baby-proofing, creating the best sleeping environment, and traveling. The information is based on her experiences and that of other parents. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Although everyone experiences unexpected challenges with the arrival of a new baby, the parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. As the parent of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. Now, in Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins.

Concise and easy to follow, this book shows harried parents everything they need to know, including:

baby-proofing • stocking up on what they really need • preparing and involving previous children • breast-feeding two babies at once • making errands possible • getting through the night • bathing the babies • traveling with twins • keeping the peace • responding to probing questions about having twins • and much more!

Filled with lively anecdotes and practical advice, this is a true insider’s guide that will make raising twins a pleasure.

Synopsis:

Double the joy, double the challenges. An award-winning journalist and mother of twins prepares parents to welcome their new bundles of joy. As the parents of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. In Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins.

About the Author

Dagmara Scalise (Chicago, IL) is the author of The Everything Health Guide to PMS. She is an award-winning journalist, researcher, and former educator who has written many how-to guides for healthcare and business leaders.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction xxv

PART ONE: PREPARING FOR TWINS

1: How Different Can Having Twins Be? 3

Financial Considerations 5

During Pregnancy 6

In the Hospital 8

At Home Afterward 9

Special Challenges: C-Section Complications 10

Special Challenges: Caring for Preemies 11

2: Getting Information and Support for Your First Year with Twins 13

Where to Begin 14

What to Keep in Mind 15

Where to Go for Information 16

3: Responding to Dumb or Probing Questions About Having Twins 22

The Fine Art of the Witty Retort 27

Special Situations 30

4: Stocking Up on What You Really Need 31

Bedding and Clothes 35

Diaper-Changing Gear 39

Bathing 41

Feeding 42

Miscellaneous Extras 44

Questionable Items 46

5: Preparing and Involving Your Other Children 47

Preparing Your Child 48

Involving Your Older Child 50

Making Your Child Feel Special 52

Adjusting Your Expectations 55

6: Preparing and Involving the Father of the Babies 56

Breaking the News That You’re Pregnant 57

What He’s Most Worried About 58

During Pregnancy 60

Hands-On Training 62

After the Babies Are Born 63

PART TWO:MANAGING THE BASICS

7: Getting Through the Night 67

Preparing the Babies for Bed 68

Creating the Optimal Sleep Environment 70

Getting Everything All Ready 70

8: Breast-Feeding 74

Building Your Confidence 76

Having the Right Supplies 80

Adopting a Step-by-Step Process for Nursing 81

Important Things to Keep in Mind 83

If You Encounter Problems 84

9: Bottle-Feeding 86

General Considerations 87

Formula and Supplies 88

Preparing Formula 91

Feeding the Babies 93

10: Bathing 95

Before Starting 96

Bathing Strategies 97

When You Have an Older Child 98

When You’re Alone 99

Making Bath Time More Comfortable for You 100

Choosing Bath Aids 101

Managing the Toys 103

PART THREE: LEAVING THE HOUSE

11: Making Errands Possible 107

Strategies for Shopping with Twins 108

rategies for Shopping with Three or More Children 112

Preparing the Gear and Yourself 113

12: Preparing, Packing, and Bundling Your Twins for a Car Ride 116

Getting Your Babies in the Car 117

Arranging the Seats 120

Taking Long Trips with Twins 120

What to Bring 123

Good Distractions 124

13: Traveling by Plane 127

Before You Fly 128

At the Airport 131

On the Flight 133

When Traveling with Car Seats 135

Great Travel Gear 136

14: Vacationing with Your Children 138

Planning Your Vacation 139

Tips to Make Your Trip Smoother 143

If You Choose a Hotel 146

If You Choose a House 147

PART FOUR: LIFE AFTER BABYHOOD

15: Keeping the Peace 151

Laying the Groundwork 152

Making Sharing Easy 154

In the Heat of the Moment 157

Practicing How to Share and Take Turns 158

16: Baby-Proofing Your Home 161

The Fundamentals 163

The Kitchen 164

The Living or Family Room 166

The Bedrooms 167

The Bathroom 169

Your Home Office 170

The Area Around the Stairs 171

Outside Your Home 172

Additional Suggestions 173

17: The Best Life-with-Twins Tips Ever 176

Making Life Easier for Yourself 177

Making Life Easier for Your Twins 179

More Ways to Organize Your Life 180

Additional Tips for Making Your Life with Twins Easier 182

Appendix: Resources 187

Index 193

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814410660
Author:
SCALISE, Dagmara
Publisher:
AMACOM/American Management Association
Author:
Scalise, Dagmara
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Siblings
Subject:
Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/General
Subject:
Infants -- Care.
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Toddlers
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Infancy and Toddlerhood
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
18

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"Synopsis" by ,

Although everyone experiences unexpected challenges with the arrival of a new baby, the parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. As the parent of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. Now, in Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins.

Concise and easy to follow, this book shows harried parents everything they need to know, including:

baby-proofing • stocking up on what they really need • preparing and involving previous children • breast-feeding two babies at once • making errands possible • getting through the night • bathing the babies • traveling with twins • keeping the peace • responding to probing questions about having twins • and much more!

Filled with lively anecdotes and practical advice, this is a true insider’s guide that will make raising twins a pleasure.

"Synopsis" by , Double the joy, double the challenges. An award-winning journalist and mother of twins prepares parents to welcome their new bundles of joy. As the parents of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. In Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins.
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