I'm going to be pretty fortunate. When my twins are old enough to run around a playground my older kids will be 6 and 4. I'm sure they'll help me contain them.
He grew out of it.
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At least I know that I'm not alone in this. I thought things were looking up now that they are more mobile and play well on their own but, as with everything with the twins, some things get better but new challenges arise!
I have had this problem with my b/b twins for a long time. It was incredibly frustrating and a little embarrassing. It made it really hard to go to many places without a helper or my husband. It has gotten a lot better though at 3.5 years old. I hope it continues to get better but I am still having this issue a little.
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sounds like you have your answer, but I just wanted to second the notion of having a helper. at this young age, an extra set of hands is necessary. even if one didn't run off, there are still circumstances that arise where you will need the help. bummer, but it will get better as they get older.
I just go. I don't want to stay in all the time, so we pack up and we do it. I have one runner and one that will stay relatively close (or is at least slower). Worst comes to worst, I grab the slower one and chase after the runner. Usually, it's much better than I expected. I'm not going to always wait to have another adult with me to take them on a little outing. The more you do it the more adept you get. You will learn tricks to keep them contained.