• In the beginning, things can be a little confusing, but if you strive for organization, everything can flow better. To do that, the first step is establishing set hours for main activities, such as bath time, feedings and sleep. To keep up the rhythm, these actions should all be done as a “team.” That way, both babies can nap at the same time in the afternoon, for example, and you can take the time to rest or take care of another task or chore.
  • Write down the times you do everything, separately for each baby. This helps you not having to rely on memorizing everything and getting confused later. You can also use a notebook, agenda or an app. Also take note on whether they’ve urinated or defecated and everything else you might feel is pertinent.
  • Ask for and accept help. You don’t need to nor should you try to take care of it all on your own. Aside from the task only mothers can complete – breastfeeding – anything else can be delegated.
  • Remember: there is no right or wrong, only what works and what doesn’t for your family. Listen to advice, but try other alternatives, seek solutions, and, at the end, adopt choices and practices that work for your household.
  • Even identical twins have their own temperaments, wants, tastes and needs – which can manifest at a very early age. Paying close attention allows you to identify, as early as the first month, if one is calmer than the other, which one is hungrier than the other, if both of them cry at the same time for any given reason…it’s important to know this analysis is a tool you can use to identify different needs, not to place labels.