When you have twins, you eventually realize that raising two babies is very different than raising one so you toss books that praise the Ferber method and endless bonding with newborn and depend on hacks from other parents of multiples!
My favorite book about twins parenthood is "The Art of Parenting Twins" by Patricia Maxwell Malmstrom and Janet Poland. There is this whole chapter called "Debunking myths about twins – the truth behind the fiction." The book also offers very practical tips and advice. My all-time favorite tips to parents of twins are:
- Put colored nail polish on one of the baby's toenails and his own medication to keep track of who is who and whose is whose.
- Put a safety pin on your bra and transfer it from one strap to the other so that you can remember which baby you nursed on which breast last.
- What I also did was dress one of my sons with clothes with stripes only. Now, 4 years later I am able to tell who is who on the pictures!