I'm having a parenting philosophy crisis, the more I face the reality of having twins in just a few months. My daughter spent most of her first six months in a sling or carrier. I put her down for short periods to play as she got more interested in playing, but by and large until she could sit up alone I held her all day. I fed her in the sling, she slept in the sling, and I had my hands free for other things. I don't really know any other way to take care of a young baby without a sling, but how in the world do I sling two babies? Is it inevitable that one twin will always have to be put down while the other is being held? What if they're both crying at once? How do I handle that-- I can't, just can't, let a newborn baby cry and not hold it, but everyone seems to be telling me that with twins you just have no choice besides compromising the "no-cry" philosophy. And with a toddler in the house, too, I cannot be sitting around all day nursing and holding babies-- I'll need to have my hands free sometimes, while still caring for my babies well.
Thoughts? Is it possible to wear two babies at once? How have other dedicated AP parents handled multiples?
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