Parenting, in itself, is quite a daunting task. Handling twins or multiples is twice (or the number of children multiplied by) the stress. You will need all the support that you can get from your friends and family members. You need not be modest, if you want to remain sane and not break down from facing all the brunt single-handedly (or with both your hands always full for that matter). People close to you understand your problem and often offer to baby sit for you too for sometime. However, most find babysitting twins or multiples so difficult that they are soon scared off. Thus, it is better to double up on sitters, so that you and your babysitter can handle one child at a time, which seems much easier.
However, you will find that it is easier for you to look after your
babies yourself and get help for daily chores instead. This seems
easier for both you and your helper. While a close friend or family
member can do other household work for your such as cleaning,
sweeping, cooking, washing utensils and clothes, and folding the
laundry, you will find feeding and looking after your twins or
multiples much easier. You will even get some time to nap or sleep.
The physical, emotional and moral support from the spouse is a must
for mom of twins or multiples. The simple errands like getting the two
babies for an evening outdoor becomes very difficult and need a lot of
It is a much better idea to entail the help from anyone and everyone
who is willing. You can sort out work that the particular person will
find easy to do and will do gladly. For example, friends will children
understand exactly what you will need for the baby from the nearby
store, how to cradle the baby when both the twins start crying at
once, babysitting for you while you take your shower or take a quick
nap, do grocery shopping for you or bring a carton of milk for you.
Other friends who still do not have children can help you with more
time-consuming jobs such as weeding the garden and doing the dishes or
even just folding laundry and take your clothes to get them ironed.
These little tasks when done will take a big load of pressure off your
mind and you will find time to enjoy with your kids.