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  1. I agree with every tip. I have always fed my two together & put them down for naps at the same time. It’s meant that I’ve had periods on the day for me & to get tea prepped, do the housework etc. For me, preparation is key & anything that makes life easier. Now, if only there was a proven way to stop the ‘double trouble’, ‘that must be hard work’ comments, I’d be sorted x

    • Haha, yes I am just beginning to realise quite how many people say that to us! Although I did have a lovely older gentleman stop me and say how lucky I was to have three beautiful boys so comments like that make up for it πŸ™‚ I swear by keeping them in the same routine, like you said you would really have no time otherwise! x

  2. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy)

    It sounds like you’re doing a great job, thanks for sharing your experience and advice.

  3. You are doing such an amazing job lovely, and oh my goodness your boys are absolutely beautiful. That photo is one of the cutest I have ever seen. I have no doubt it must be so hard having twins, it’s hard enough with one, but sounds like you and your little family of boys are doing really well. xx

    • Thank you, I feel like we are starting to get there now. The fog is lifting a little bit πŸ™‚ I just love this photo too, amazed that I got them both to smile at the same time xx

  4. Oh my goodness aren’t they just so gorgeous! I love their outfits too. I would also give new mothers the advice of routine! Not that I stuck to one all that much – hence why I would give it as advice haha! I think you’ve done amazingly from what we know on here, so well done! xx

  5. What a great post Hayley. It is great advice for all parents. I hate it when people say things like double trouble. Every child s a blessing no matter how may you have. I’d love twins πŸ™‚

  6. Kristen

    I just want to thank you for this post. I am twenty weeks pregnant with twin boys and most of what I read is negative in some way. It is disheartening! But this post gives me faith that I’ll be able to handle everything and actually enjoy it as well. Thank you!!!

    • Congratulations on having twins! It is amazing and I’m glad you have found this post helpful. Just before I was about to give birth I met the most negative twin mum and it really spooked me, I realised that was just the way she was about most things. If you can go in with a ‘can do’ attitude it will help, there are so many things to be thankful for with twins. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly, they will be here before you know it xx

      • Mandy

        My twin boys were born August 3. I had an amazing pregnancy and have had such a great time with them these past 3 months. Don’t be scared. It’s all is your attitude. These tips are so spot on!!! Of course there will be sleepless nights and some “hard” times, but it gets easier. Enjoy every minute of it as it flies by so so quickly. Congrats Kristen. welcome to the twin club!

  7. Andrea

    In the department of staying organized; ALWAYS have your bottles prepped and ready at least 3 feedings ahead of time. If your breastfeeding – have a backup plan if you’ve just pumped. When they are hungry – they are hungry NOW and every second counts towards maintaining your sanity and quickly satisfying 2 screaming babies @ the same time!

  8. Such a blessing. This took me back. I miss he newborn stages sometimes but I adore all stages. But when they smell all new and yummy. We are so blessed to have twins hey? Organisation is key at all time hey? And keeping on top of things. Great advice gorgeous lady. I linked your blog from my twin advice as you offer such beautiful words of wisdom and your boys are just adorable. You are super mum. Xxxx

    • Aww thank you Kat, I am honoured! It’s is so weird to read this back again but I do agree with it all still, I wish I was still as organised as I was then, lol! We are so, so lucky to have twins, I just love it xxx

  9. Charlotte Williams

    Hello I just read this and felt so relaxed afterwards. I have an almost 3 year old daughter and my twin boys will be 5 months soon! Routine for us is key to getting things done and I completely agree that having my first before the twins helped us out. I feel so much more relaxed with my boys after worrying so much we wouldn’t cope with how hard it would be raising 3 under 3. This was beautifully written! Nice to read something you can relate to πŸ™‚

    • Hi Charlotte, thank you so much that is lovely to hear. I was still well in the baby haze when I wrote this but it is still all true! Routine will help you so much as they get older, all three of mine are still in a great routine, although it is much more relaxed now. It means as they get older we get more time to ourselves too. Enjoy it all but it is lovely now they are a bit older πŸ™‚

  10. Sarah

    I have two sets of twins. 7 year old twin girls and now 16 month old boy girl twins. My advice would be it’s great to have a routine but be flexible enough and don’t get stressed when it doesn’t work out. If one sleeps and the other is awake enjoy the one on one time. Remember tomorrow is a new day and maybe the routine will work. I remember being so much more stressed with my first two if they didn’t eat right or nap as I wanted them too so definitely take things one moment at a time.

    • Two sets of twins, that is amazing! I think you are right, being flexible is good, I think I learnt that with my first even though it wasn’t twins and was luckily much more relaxed by the time the twins came along! Be prepared for anything πŸ™‚

  11. Michelle

    Thanks for sharing your tips they sound really practical and uplifting, great to know all these things as I prepare for the arrival of my own twins. Cheers πŸ™‚

  12. Michelle G

    Thanks for all the tips. Our twins are due at the end of June. As a first time older mum I need all the tips I can get.
    It’s nice to read positive things.
    It’s been a hard pregnancy so far with a lot of sickness but I’m slowly sorting things out.

    • Thanks for commenting Michelle and congratulations. Hope the sickness passes for you soon, a twin pregnancy is always tough. I’ve heard a lot of twin mums say that when the twins are their first children it’s not so bad as they don’t know any different! I definitely had moments of panic and you know it’s going to be tough but you will cope, just don’t expect too much in those first few months. Good luck and if you have any questions please let me know πŸ™‚

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