The Calgary Twins and Triplet’s club was a big part of the successful start I got when I had my twins prematurely at 34 weeks. The support and resources the group provides was essential to my family and many others in the city.
I contributed an article (ttmac article) on Breastfeeding and the use of a Breastpump so that other moms could see the range of options available.
I never imagined that 11 years after my twins birth, I would be sharing my experience and knowledge with moms of expectant multiples through my business, One Tiny Suitcase. It has been a journey and continues to take me places I didn’t expect!
I was picking up my 4 year old Twins from preschool yesterday afternoon and wondered why I was sweating trying to get coats, boots and hats on both of them. I looked around and realized that every other mom there was picking up just one child- and I was picking up two. I think sometimes I forget that with Twins there is two of everything and often twice as many things to remember (like running shoes for BOTH of them each day of preschool).
Travelling with twins often reminds me that we our family is a bit ‘different’ or at least has some different needs. I couldn’t fly with the twins by myself until they were two. My husband and I couldn’t sit in the same row on the place with them when they were babies. You can’t wear two Baby Bjorn carriers at the same time (although I serisously considered getting one of those double soft carriers for multiples).
In our travels we have found some neat products that have helped us get around more efficiently. One of our first investments was a stroller connector for our lightweight strollers http://www.princelionheart.com/site/t_str_6550.html. They were pretty easy to attach when one of us needed to push both kids and detach when we each wanted to take a single stroller.
I saw an awesome video yesterday that made me think things are looking up for traveling with twins. Check out gogobaby’z latest product http://www.gogobabyz.com/product-i14475-c23-Infant_Cruizer_Twins_Adapter_.aspx.
Their infant cruisers allow you to clip your infant car seat onto a base and wheel it wherever you want to go. Go two infant car seats- they now sell an adapter so you can attach the two infant cruisers together and drive them as one!