Twin Talks

Twin Talks

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.... Show More

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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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August 13, 2019 41 min

Needing a full night of quality sleep? This is literally a dream come true for many twin parents. But how do you make it happen? You may have read or heard about sleep training. What exactly is it? What are your options? And does it really work for twins and triplets, or just singletons? Parents of multiples share what works best for them!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Many new parents of twins and higher-order multiples are consumed with the cost of childcare.  Au pairs provide quality care and flexibility at an affordable rate, all while introducing your family to new and exciting cultures.  So, what exactly is an au pair, and how can they help simplify your life? We’re chatting with two host moms from Au Pair in America, the nation’s first accredited au pair program, to learn how the... Read more

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July 30, 2019 40 min

Most twin parents agree that getting your twosome on a regular sleep schedule is one of the biggest challenges for new parents of twins. What are some of the main issues when it comes to getting twins to sleep as opposed to singletons? What are sleep patterns and what can you expect from your newborns within those first few months? Plus, tips for getting your little ones on a consistent sleep schedule so you can get some shut-eye t... Read more

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It's one of the biggest questions on the minds of NICU parents, "When can my babies go home?" And, once you get the green light, you may also be wondering how you're going to care for your babies at home. What kind of training or instructions can you expect from your NICU? How should you set up your home? And what about your babies' schedules? You'll hear from NICU parents about their personal experience with their twins and triple... Read more

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Having two babies in diapers can be quite a challenge, but how do you know if your twins are ready for potty training? What happens if one twin is ready and other needs more time? Are there any differences in potty training fraternal versus identical twins? We'll also break down the basics of potty training so first-time parents know what to expect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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We've heard about postpartum depression and perhaps we have friends affected by it. But what about twin mamas? If you are carrying multiple babies, are you more prone to experiencing postpartum depression? What can you expect? And is there anything you can do to avoid it or perhaps minimize the risks?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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As twin parents, when we watch our kids grow and develop, we see our twins’ unique relationship manifested through cycles of sibling rivalry and interdependence. These cycles can last days, hours, or minutes but always seem to hinge on the element of sameness. So, how can we help nudge our twins towards alternatives? How can we help them embrace their twindom while still standing out in a crowd?Learn more about your ad choices. Vis... Read more

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Are you planning on returning to work after having twins? If so, how can you find flexibility in your existing job or in a new job that allows to you be the hands-on parent that you desire and still be a breadwinner? Our twin moms share their personal experience!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 18, 2019 34 min

You're shocked to learn you're pregnant with twins! Just as the news settles in, your doctor tells you he can no longer find a heartbeat on one of your babies. This is known as vanishing twin syndrome. What actually causes the loss of an embryo and when does it typically happen? And what could this mean for your surviving twin?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 11, 2019 34 min

As parents of twins, we know they are special, but you may not know everything about the unique circumstances surrounding the pregnancy and birth of your babies. Are short women or tall women more likely to conceive twins? Why do identical twins have different fingerprints? Did you know twins can have different fathers? We searched high and low to find some of the most fascinating facts about twins you may have never heard before.L... Read more

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June 4, 2019 41 min

Ready to name your twins or triplets? Where do you even start? Today we're looking at the current trends when it comes to naming your new little bundles of joy! Should you be "matchy matchy" with your names? What are some cool ways to showcase their uniqueness without overdoing it? Plus, discover what Marvel and Game of Thrones character names are really popular right now!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic... Read more

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May 28, 2019 35 min

Trying to determine if cloth diapers are the right choice for your growing family? What are some of the main reasons twin parents choose cloth diapers instead of disposable ones? What type of cloth diapers are available to you? Plus, tips on doing laundry and keeping your diapers as clean as possible.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 21, 2019 36 min

Ever wonder if your same-sex fraternal twins are truly fraternal? Perhaps you've even considered DNA testing to determine if they are actually identical? So, what's involved in the testing process? How accurate are the tests? And how can the results impact the relationship between your twins?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 14, 2019 42 min

When you're caring for two, you become a master at multitasking. Wearing your babies not only makes them feel more safe and secure, but it gives you more options and can allow you to be a more productive parent. But is it really possible to babywear twins? Whether you plan to wear one baby at a time, or both at once, we'll explore the different options available to you.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Losing that extra bulge around your belly can seem impossible when you're a mom of twins. But the issue may actually be a result of a condition known as Diastasis Recti. What is happening within the body and why does this commonly impact moms of twins? How can you check to see if you have it? And what type of treatment options are available?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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If you have mo-di twins, you may have already heard by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It's a complication that can happen during any twin pregnancy in which the babies share a placenta. How are pregnancies diagnosed with this condition? How can it impact your twins? And what options do you have to hopefully remedy the situation and keep your babies in utero for as long as possible?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho... Read more

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April 23, 2019 38 min

How do you know if your twins are ready to start preschool? What special considerations should parents of twins consider? Plus, tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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April 16, 2019 38 min

If you recently learned you are carrying twins, you may be a bit anxious about your pregnancy. Are many twins/triplets not discovered until the third trimester? Are you still able to have a vaginal birth if you're pregnant with twins? Is it really rare to be pregnant the full 40 weeks? And is bedrest pretty much unavoidable? Today we're debunking some of the common myths associated with a twin pregnancy.Learn more about your ad cho... Read more

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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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