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post #21 of 25
Haven't gone out alone with my twins yet, but I wanted to add to the list of 9/26 twins--and it's my birthday, too!

Jack and Catherine, born at home 9/26/2006
post #22 of 25
I was a single mom of twins, so I started going out with them alone... immediately. I found that people were willing to jump through hoops to help with twins, if I needed it, twins being SUCH an anamoly

I took them all over. We went to the mall, we went to the grocery store, we went for walks, we visited family. It's just a matter of having a "can do" attitude, in my opinion. If they started to melt down, well, I'd either finish what I was doing and leave, or just go with it until I could leave.

I actually found it WAY easier to go out when they were little and non-mobile than when they got older. Oy, when they were about 18mos-2.5yo they were RUNNERS FOR THE STREET, and I barely took them out by myself for months. So please enjoy the infant time when you can take them anywhere, anytime.
post #23 of 25

out and about

hey there. I began taking my triplets out by mysef at 8 months. I waited until RSV season was over. for that reason, now probably isnty the best time...if the were premature at all. My kiddos LOVE getting out. best of luck to you.
post #24 of 25
I almost forgot ..we were building our home when the twins were born and from 2-9 mos. they basically lived in and out of the car, I nursed in there and everything. Dh and I went in and out of stores picking our plumbing, tiles, counter tops, paints etc. They got cranky once in a while, but good for the most part.
post #25 of 25
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I did it (sort of!)

So today I went on my first official alone outing where there wouldn't be anyone on the other end of the car ride to help with the babies. I took them to the library so I could get a membership. I got them in and out of the car fine (I had a little practice with this). We got into the library and they both got cranky and started crying right as I discovered that I didn't remember my wallet so I couldn't even get my library card!

But at least we tried. Hearing from you all was very inspiring.
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