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#1 of 7 Old 12-07-2006, 07:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm curious how you veteran MOMs stimulated/entertained your twins when they were very young. Obviously they still sleep a lot, but when they are awake I find myself at a loss for how to stimulate/entertain them. I have a Baby Einstein gym that they like a little bit and they hang out in their bouncy chair w/ activity bar while I shower but I don't want to rely on these devices too much. I don't want them to substitute for interactive time with mommy. I go for a daily walk with slings, too. It seems like interactive time with twins would be different than with singletons because I can't hold them both at the same time and do something "fun". What sorts of activities did you all do?
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All I remember from those early months is nursing, changing diapers, attempting to sleep/eat, then nursing some more.

I think at that age they just like being close to you, looking at you and listening to your voice. I really wouldn't work at stimulating them too much. Afterall, everything in the world is new to them. Just going about your business with them in a sling, or alternating them in a sling, is enough in my opinion.

I do remember starting a baby yoga class around 3 months, mostly as an attempt to meet some other moms. And we went on outside walks, as weather allowed.
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Baby massage (doesn't require any special skill, just stroke their little bodies) this doesn't require you to hold both of them.
And other than that just talk to them.
(I didn't have my twins yet but that's what I did with dd -- she didn't like being held too much, so I would just put her in the bouncy and while I was doing stuff talk to her the whole time, and come over and stroke her, tickle her, kiss her, she seemed to like stuff like that.)
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Dang mama, you're rockin! I barely remember 2 months! What I do recall was an endless cycle of nursing (they each nursed every hour on the hour for 45 minutes pretty nearly around the clock). All the photos of me from that time I have my eyes half closed, which is funny to me since I do not recall sleeping, ever, during those months.:

I got nuthin here, I just am floored, abso-friggin-lutely floored, that you are sufficiently compos mentis to think about stimulating your babes. You totally rock!

FWIW, at age 3, my girls are nutso running around the house, very verbal, climb on everything, and appear very well adjusted, so I think you really can't go wrong as long as you're responding to their needs - and as I say, if you're getting enough sleep and non-nursing time that you can even THINK about this stuff you're waaaaaaay ahead of where we were at that age.

Great job mama!
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Yes! Baby massage! I forgot about that It's fun for everyone . . . our local hospitals had classes, and there are instructional videos - or you can just make it up.
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I just took them with me where ever I happened to be and doing. If I was cooking, one was with me and one was on the floor or swing. If I was cleaning, I was cleaning around them.

They loved the little plamats and looking at books or watching their brother playing.

It sounds like you have pretty easy kids. Mine were too. Enjoy it, it doesn't always last!! (as I am trying to type with two monkeys helping!!)

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Thanks for all the tips!
Yes, I am blessed with two really wonderful boys who require lots of attention but only nurse every two hours (growth spurt times excluded) and sleep quite well at night in our bed. I do have to change them every hour, but that's OK. I just don't want them to get bored during their alert time

On an unrelated topic, wouldn't it be funny to make a twins version of the new breastfeeding symbol?
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