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Twin Talks

Twin Talks

Author: Parents On Demand Network | Pregnancy Magazine

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We encourage parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.

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The social and emotional development of twins is a bit different when compared to singletons. Their innate ability to communicate with one another may appear more advanced, but what happens when you look at each twin individually? As a parent, how do you encourage proper development for each child? And what type of advantages and disadvantages do twins commonly have socially and emotionally when compared to singletons?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
So, your twins are ready for baby food. Should you buy pre-packaged baby food or make your own? What are the benefits of making your own baby food? What is the process for making and preparing your own food? And how can you help your babies adopt new flavors and textures? Today our parent panelists share what worked for them and their family.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you prepared to pay for two sets of college tuition at the same time or pay for major life events like weddings or house down payments? The thought of just one of these is overwhelming, much less paying for two at a time! What can you do to plan ahead and save money for the future of twin parenting?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you planning to transition your twins from a crib to a toddler bed? How do you know if they're developmentally ready? What are some of the challenges you can expect? And once your kids are in bed, how do you encourage them to stay there throughout the night? Our twin parents tell us what worked best for them. Plus, we're reviewing a super fun sleep time app- especially if your kids like dinosaurs!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bringing home twins is a big change for any family. Even experienced parents learn a whole new set of challenges. What are the key things to remember during the first week? What type of environment is best for recovery of mom and the babies? How can extended friends and family help? And what can you expect to happen during your daily routine?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Birthing Your Twins at Home

Birthing Your Twins at Home

2019-09-1001:06:35

We’re hearing more and more about the choices that women have in giving birth. There are hospital birthing suites, birthing centers, and even home births, But do all these choices go out the window when you’re having multiple babies? If we want something other than a hospital birth for our twins, how do we determine what is possible? Today we're learning what may be possible for twin births, including giving birth at home.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Listen to Bandtastic on Himalaya, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.himalaya.com/s/kABandtastic is a sci-fi musical adventure about the most popular band in the universe. Assembled by a super-intelligent spaceship, D.E.B.R.A. and not so intelligent robot sidekick R.A.N.D.Y., the intergalactic musicians travel to new worlds with one goal - to solve all of their problems through their incredible songs (byah byah byah!).The band consists of Seabass, a twelve-year-old boy from Earth who has the ability to make anything an instrument, Synthia, a synthetic singer with a glitch giving her the ability to feel emotions, DJ Yeah!, a dinosaur DJ with a one-word vocabulary, and Threesa, a three-headed sage with mind-blowing harmonies.Each episode presents a new challenge for the band. Whether it's teaching joy to a planet full of haterz and trollz or bringing music to a space station full of aliens who don’t have ears, they always find that if they work together, they can solve any problem out there. (Plus their Super AI tour manager is so smart that it can just about see the future, which helps.)Voices by Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra), singer Esthero, Mike Phirman (SiriusXM’s “Kids Place Live”) and Drennon Davis (NBC's Bring The Funny)Created by Drennon Davis and Mike Phirman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breastfeeding twins is possible, but there are definitely some challenges including how to feed two babies throughout the night. What happens when your babies both wake up crying at the same time? Should you tandem feed or try feeding just one baby at a time? And how can your partner help simplify the process and make it more enjoyable for you?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do twins run in your family? As a twin parent, you’ve probably heard this question a million times. So, what are your chances of twinning, whether it’s through genetics or through the use of fertility treatments? Why are fraternal twins more common in families who have a history of twins? The conception of identical twins is supposed to be random, so how do we explain families with multiple sets? Today we’re breaking down your chances of twinning, and (for some parents) twinning again.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Having a tough time telling your identical twins apart? You're not alone. Or perhaps you're looking for ways to allow other people to tell your twins apart more easily. Moms of identical twins share what strategies worked for them as well as their own insecurities of making the mistake themselves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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