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Survive the twin pregnancy and thrive as a father of twins

Survive the twin pregnancy and thrive as a father of twins
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Survive the twin pregnancy and thrive as a father of twins

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Having Twins as an Expat Far from Home with Naveed Ahamed – Podcast 205

12/4/2019
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Episode 205 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Today we continue our father of twins interview series with Naveed Ahamed, father of twin boys. Listen as we explore his twin parenting journey, including: Dealing with Mom’s low blood pressure during the pregnancy When Mom went on bed rest Helping Mom through the […]

Duration:00:23:35

Two Sets of Twins in Two Years with Matt Barnes – Podcast 204

11/13/2019
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Episode 204 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Today we continue our father of twins interview series with Matt Barnes, father of two sets of twins. Listen as we explore his twin parenting journey, including: Having two sets of twins in less than two years Going full term with twins Almost losing […]

Duration:00:34:21

How to Select and Afford Day Care for Twins

10/30/2019
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One of the most frequent questions I receive is “how do we afford childcare for twins?” By its very nature, childcare is expensive. When you have twins (or twins and other children) these expenses can be unbearable. Let’s walk through some options, potential costs, and how you can navigate through the financial burdens of affording […]

Duration:00:09:52

Getting Twins to Stay in Bed (and finally go to sleep!)

10/16/2019
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Once you move your twins from cribs to regular beds, a new challenge arises: How do you keep your twins in bed so they fall asleep? What if your twins won’t go to bed? Our first two boys (both singletons) had a very smooth transition from crib to bed. They didn’t climb out of their […]

Duration:00:07:04

Twin Pregnancy vs. Singleton Pregnancy – Differences and Challenges

9/30/2019
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I got a comment the other day from a fellow father expecting twins to join his family shortly. He said, “Most of the world does not know how different a twin pregnancy is. People don’t understand when I respond to the question of ‘How’s your wife?’ by saying, ‘She doesn’t get out much.'” His comment […]

Duration:00:09:09

Raising Twins When You Travel Frequently for Work with Phil M. Jones – Podcast 201

9/25/2019
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Episode 201 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Today we continue our father of twins interview series with Phil M. Jones, father of identical twin girls. Listen as we explore his twin parenting journey, including: Overcoming preeclampsia during the twin pregnancy Taking time off before the twins are born Supporting Mom in […]

Duration:00:27:51

Sleep Training Twins (Cry It Out vs Intervention)

9/16/2019
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David called in with a question about his twins’ sleeping habits and wondered if I “had any tips about sleep training twins, specifically the cry it out method, and how you can avoid making that any worse than it already is going to be. Should we put the girl in the other room while we […]

Duration:00:08:28

What It Is Like Being An Identical Twin – Podcast 200

9/11/2019
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Episode 200 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Today I celebrate the 200th episode of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast by chatting with my identical twin daughters about what it is like being a twin, including answers to these questions: How do you feel about being a twin? Have you ever […]

Duration:00:09:59

Having Twins as a First-Time Parent with Mike Ciccotello – Podcast 199

8/28/2019
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Episode 199 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Today we continue our father of twins interview series with Mike Ciccotello, father of fraternal twin boys. Listen as we explore his twin parenting journey, including: Surprise of twins after IVF Dealing with bed rest at the end of the twin pregnancy When Mom’s […]

Duration:00:32:36

Listener’s Twin Parenting Questions (First Week Chaos, Potties, Finances, Naps, and more) – Podcast 198

8/14/2019
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Episode 198 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes In this episode I answer several of your twin parenting questions, including: How can I manage the chaos of the first week home with twins? Do you need two potties or one when potty training twins? How do we pay for everything with twins? […]

Duration:00:11:45

Good Twin, Bad Twin – Myth or Reality?

7/31/2019
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Occasionally I’ve been asked, “Which twin is the bad twin?” I never know quite how to handle this question. It is as if you must always have a good twin and a bad twin. Which is the Bad Twin? What does “good” or “bad” even mean here? Well behaved, as opposed to always mischievous? In […]

Duration:00:04:10

Being the Best Father You Can Be with Robbie Armstrong – Podcast 196

7/17/2019
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Episode 196 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes In this episode, I chat with Robbie Armstrong, father of fraternal twin boys. We dive into Robbie’s twin journey, including: Separate birthday parties for twins When one twin is more vocal than the other Encouraging individuality Failure is part of the process of twin […]

Duration:00:35:40

Having More Kids After Twins

7/3/2019
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So now that you’ve had twins, are you done? Or will your family still grow? Getting pregnant after twins will bring some new challenges but things will generally be easier than with twins. Let’s look at what to expect when you’re having a singleton after twins. Why more kids after twins? Your personal decision to […]

Duration:00:08:38

Car Seat Safety Tips with Jake Morris – Podcast 194

6/19/2019
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Episode 194 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes In this episode, I chat with Jake Morris, father of identical twin girls + one. We dive into Jake’s twin journey, including: Getting news of expecting twins after the misdiagnosed first ultrasound When your brother and his wife are expecting twins about a month […]

Duration:00:32:44

Travel Crib for Twins (Pros and Cons of 3 Popular Cribs)

6/5/2019
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Hitting the road with your twins? Whether you are flying with twins or taking an epic road trip, you’ll need a place for the twins to sleep at your destination. A travel crib for twins is a great option for sleeping your kids when you’re away from home. When your twins are very young, they […]

Duration:00:04:30

Twins Aren’t Talking Yet? Here’s what to do…

5/22/2019
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I recently heard from some twin parents worried about the speech of their 18 month old twins. What should you do when your twins aren’t talking yet? Should you worry? Is it natural? Here’s what to consider: Key Speech Milestones As your children grow, look for key speech development milestones. These vary by age but […]

Duration:00:08:10

Which twin is older? (and should you tell them)

5/20/2019
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As a parent of twins, I’m pretty sure that you know the answer to the question “which twin is older?” It is, of course, the child that was born first. Should you tell your twins which twin is the oldest? One of your twins is older than the other. But should you tell them who […]

Duration:00:05:20

How to Potty Train Twins (Proven Steps for Twin Parents)

5/15/2019
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Tired of changing double the diapers with your twins? Now could be the time to potty train. Here are proven tips on how to potty train twins (without losing your sanity). When to Potty Train Twins About the time that our girls turned 2 years old my wife and I had the conversation that went […]

Duration:00:08:10

How Long Can Mom Work While Pregnant With Twins?

5/8/2019
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Twin pregnancies are a huge physical burden on Mom. If she is working while pregnant with twins, this complicates matters even more. If Mom is working, just how long can she work while pregnant with twins? The answer depends on a handful of factors. Let’s review each of these. Twins Come Early Unlike singleton babies […]

Duration:00:05:18

Twins + Toddlers, Getting Them to Listen, and more – Podcast 190

4/25/2019
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Episode 190 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes In this episode, I answer several of your twin parenting questions, including: Handling twins and toddlers Getting the twins to listen to you Giving individual attention to each twin Transcript Hi there and welcome to the 190th episode of the Dad’s Guide to Twins […]

Duration:00:11:09