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jumblejam Thu 24-Jan-13 16:57:57

We have 1yo ID twin boys. They're beginning to get around a bit but having seen some of the slightly older babies at play group I'm absolutely terrified of what's to come; climbing all over everything, into every drawer. tipping up all the boxes. You get where I coming from? How on earth do you cope when you have two of them going in different directions and causing all sorts of mayhem? Has anyone who has got through the the other side of having toddler twins (or more) got any tips please? I'm terrified!! Thanks x

ClairesTravellingCircus Wed 30-Jan-13 16:10:36

Simpleton? gringrin

rednellie Wed 30-Jan-13 23:10:50

D'oh! grin blush

steviegirl Fri 01-Feb-13 09:46:53

I have looked after my 3 year old twin grandsons 2 days a week since they were 6 months old. They are non ID and have developed at different stages. When one was crawling the other wanted to walk holding my hand. (All very well except I'm nudging 6 ft tall and the non walker was the heavier boy and the walker the shorter of the two! ) It's never easy, I would suggest putting anything of value away especially books, the pages tear oh so easily! Use a gate and try and confine them to one child friendly room. They're going to climb, and fall, and fight and drive you nuts but you know what, you'll get through each stage.

DeepRedBetty Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:57

Don't have time to read whole thread so apols if someone's already suggested this... when out and about I used harness, but instead of the standard reins I used clip-on dog leads, thus easily slipped over wrist while rooting for change etc. Got told off by a judgey old biddy over this once in the street, but was supported by another old biddy who weighed in out of the blue, saying she'd had twins a zillion years ago and if she'd thought of dog leads she'd have used them.

Otherwise, stairgates all over the place and put away anything you value until the little demons start school.

Twinkles14 Tue 28-May-13 22:45:04

I have just laughed so hard at this thread. I have twin boys at 2.5years. One a climber (I have metre high dog gates - which he now gets over as he could climb baby gate at 18 months. I have been seen pinning one between knees while trying to restrain other in high chair/pram. The pig run - I do regularly. Can't take them to mothers and toddlers or the park now on my own. So hoping they start behaving and walking nicely holding my hand (it happens rarely and i usually utter - this is what I dreamed of - then one usually decides to lie down, pull in opposite direction etc. lol!

ladythatlunches Wed 29-May-13 15:41:57

I love the scoop and run smile

Mine are 17 months and aren't walking yet. I think they feel my fear so avoiding walking smile

MultipleMama Fri 07-Jun-13 07:58:51

Mine are 9mo have been crawling about a month. Holy crackers it's knackering and dts2 has just learnt to stand on his own. I'm terrified of this stage too! Already babyproof as I have 2 other dc
I'm not ready for this stage! Haha.

sandyballs Fri 07-Jun-13 08:19:11

What a lovely thread. My twin girls are 12 now and this takes me back.

Both of mine were walking at 11 months and seemed to egg each other on into mischief. It seemed to be a whirlwind from dawn to dusk and very exhausting but also a lot of fun.

It def helped to get out to the park every day regardless of weather and run them ragged. At least then they would attempt a quieter activity at home, or a bit of tv, if they hadn't been out they'd be climbing up things, jumping off sofas, swinging off chairs, sitting on the dining table ......

Enjoy them, they grow up so quickly and I'm now struggling with moody nearly teens who are as tall as me!!

sandyballs Fri 07-Jun-13 08:20:13

Love the pig run grin

sandyballs Fri 07-Jun-13 08:20:44

And whenever I thought I was having a bad day I would think of my friend with triplets.

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