Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Twins

Healthy Sleep Habits  Happy Twins Author Marc Weissbluth
ISBN-10 9781409034124
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 192
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Good sleep is essential for your children's health, growth and development. But establishing a successful sleep schedule is not easy, and training twins and multiples offers an even greater challenge for parents. Leading paediatrician and renowned sleep expert Dr Marc Weissbluth combines specialised advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-tested sleep-training methods to show exhausted parents how to get their babies to sleep on thier own, stay asleep and sleep reguarly. This practical, step-by-step guide: - Explains how fraternal and identical twins may sleep train differently - and what to do about it - Addresses specific problems that can arise from training more than one baby at the same time - Describes ways to get your babies to synchronise their internal clocks and fall asleep at the same time - naturally - Reveals the common mistakes parents of twins make to get their children to sleep Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins is an invaluable guide based on proven techniques that will not only get your babies to sleep through the night, but help you stay healthy and rested too.



Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits  Happy Child Author Marc Weissbluth
ISBN-10 9781409003267
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 528
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In this completely revised and expanded edition, Dr Marc Weissbluth - a leading paediatrician - updates his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing children's sleep problems, from infancy through to adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for parents for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of their child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook outlines the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment; reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep; helps stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares and bedwetting and provides new material on: - how to handle 'nap-resistant' kids and when to start sleep training - help for working mums and children with sleep issues - the father's role in comforting children - the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed And much more. Rest is vital to children's health, growth and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.



How to Sleep Train Twins

How to Sleep Train Twins Author Nina Garcia
ISBN-10 1530752302
Release 2016-03-26
Pages 56
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You're sleep-deprived, in ways you never imagined. Putting one baby to sleep is hard enough, but now you have two to contend with. Two babies who wake up at random times throughout the night. Two babies whose pacifiers fall out and need to be put back in a million times. Two babies you need to rock, nurse, or hold to get them to fall back asleep several times every night. No wonder you're tired. And I can relate: my twins kept my husband and me up at nights, disrupting everyone's sleep. Rocking or nursing to sleep was exhausting. I knew this wasn't a sustainable pattern to continue, and I looked forward to the day when I could finally help them fall asleep on their own. I had an older son whom I sleep trained when he was a baby, but I needed a system that worked specifically with twins. I was dealing with two babies with different patterns and sleeping aids. And so I modified the sleep training method I had used for my singleton to accommodate twins. After just a week, both boys were sleeping 12 hours straight (from 7pm to 7am) without waking up once. I wrote a blog post about the process, to the delight of many twin parents. Several responded with success stories after using my methods. Others had more questions. After answering many of them, I knew I had more to say than what could fit in a single blog post. I wrote and wrote until I answered their questions and addressed different scenarios... and then compiled it all into this guide. I don't know about you, but I had some serious doubts about sleep training twins. I didn't know if it would work, especially since my twins had gotten so used to rocking and nursing. They also woke up several times a night to nurse. I couldn't imagine how they'd sleep through the night without waking up once. And they were supposed to share a room not just with each other, but with their big brother as well. Sleep training seemed all but impossible. Thankfully it all worked out. I wrote How to Sleep Train Twins so your twins can sleep through the night. No fluff, no extra stuff, just the exact steps and information you need. My goal is to help you truly enjoy parenthood. It's pretty hard to do that when you're sleep deprived. What you'll learn: The step-by-step process of sleep training twins: Confused with all the sleep training books you've read? How to Sleep Train Twins guides you through the exact process, even with twins in the same room. How to wean from night feedings: Learn how to gradually reduce and drop night feedings. Your twins will learn to consume their calories during the day and sleep through the night. Sleep training for naps: Learn the techniques to sleep train your twins for naps. You'll get the when, where, and how of doing it successfully. The tools you'll need: Successful sleep training relies on preparation. I'll show you the items you'll need to make sure sleep training goes smoothly. You'll also get a printable sleep tracker to record your progress. An invitation to a private Facebook group all about twins: You're not alone! You can ask me and other twin parents questions about sleep training or life with twins in general."



A Contented House with Twins

A Contented House with Twins Author Alice Beer
ISBN-10 9781448147410
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 240
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A Contented House with Twins unites the UK's leading baby expert, Gina Ford, and the highly regarded television presenter Alice Beer, a mother of twin girls. Discovering you are pregnant with twins is both an exciting and a thoroughly terrifying prospect. Within weeks of the arrival of her beautiful daughters, Alice found that she was 'screaming out for a routine' and craving the knowledge of mothers who had been through it with two. This book is the result of those cries. Alice's front-line experience of coping with twins is combined with Gina's highly successful parenting advice and, for the first time, her groundbreaking routines, specially adapted for twins. Together, they tackle the practical and emotional aspects of parenting two babies, including: - what you can expect in a multiple pregnancy - how to feed two at once - what to do when they each want a different story or both want a hug - how to cope with everyday practicalities: shopping, bathtime, and much more. Alice's humorous insights and Gina's essential advice, tips, support and successful routines will guarantee that parents enjoy their twins and get their lives back.



Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy

Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy Author Gila Leiter
ISBN-10 9780307834034
Release 2013-07-31
Pages 352
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Twins...triplets...quads...finally! The book that answers all your questions about multiple birth--written by a doctor who is a mother of twins herself Over ten years ago when Dr. Gila Leiter, herself an OB/GYN,was pregnant with twins, the book she desperately needed wasn'tavailable. Now it is: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy. Taking you step-by-step through the processes of pregnancy and birth, Dr. Leiter shares her professional and personal expertise, providing answers to all your questions, plus practical know-how, psychological support, and extensive resources for this most joyous--and overwhelming--experience, whether you're having two babies...or four! Learn: The latest in fertility treatments and reproductive technology,and the probable outcome What to expect, trimester by trimester Concrete suggestions for working through your hopes, fears, and fantasies Who should seek genetic counseling How to avoid preterm labor and premature delivery--and what to do if it's unavoidable Recommended vitamins and minerals--plus do's and don'ts All about medications: what you can take, can't take, must take What you should know if you're going to have a C-section Specific ideas for nurturing yourself and reducing stress The birthing process and what to expect in the delivery room Twelve questions to ask the doctor you're considering choosing for your pediatrician What it's like to bring babies home--and what you'll needto manage your new family And much more



Your Fussy Baby

Your Fussy Baby Author Marc Weissbluth, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780307493576
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 272
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If your new baby cries inconsolably for many hours a day, take heart. The soothing help you need is here. Renowned pediatrician Dr. Marc Weissbluth knows firsthand how stressful life can be for a sensitive, fussy newborn—not to mention the child’s frantic, exhausted parents. His own firstborn, like more than a fifth of all babies, was a colicky child, causing him and his wife to suffer many sleepless nights. Your Fussy Baby is Dr. Weissbluth’s gift to other sorely tired mothers and fathers, written to help them comfort their newborns without disrupting their own lives. Even extreme fussiness, he says, is not dangerous and usually stops when the child is about four months old. In the meanwhile, however, life can be tough for the whole family. But whether your baby cries for as long as eight hours a day, suffers from gas, refuses to sleep, or all of the above, Your Fussy Baby will gently guide your little one—and you—through this mysterious phase of infant growth. Inside you will discover • Why your baby cries so much: The most up-to-date research, including some fascinating possibilities that researchers are just beginning to explore. • Dangerous myths about fussiness: Facts and fiction about diet, mothering, proper medications, and much more that even your pediatrician may not know. • The emotional effects: Avoiding the guilt, anxiety, and frustration that having a fussy baby so often stirs up. • What to do when your baby fusses: Specific recommendations for what parents can do to minimize the distress that prolonged crying causes the whole family. • Expert, step-by-step advice on establishing healthy sleep habits for your baby. With this reassuring, down-to-earth guidance, you can help your fretful, fussy newborn to become the sweet, happy baby he or she was meant to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.



What to Do When You re Having Two

What to Do When You re Having Two Author Natalie Diaz
ISBN-10 9781101631607
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 288
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The creator of Twiniversity delivers the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches. What to Do When You’re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more. Accessible and informative, What to Do When You’re Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins.



Emotionally Healthy Twins

Emotionally Healthy Twins Author Joan Friedman
ISBN-10 9780738212395
Release 2008-02-12
Pages 256
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Most parents try to treat their twins as individuals, but most unwittingly undermine their best intentions because they lack a practical set of guidelines for raising emotionally healthy multiples. Drawing on her unique experience as a twin, the mother of twins, and as a psychotherapist, Dr. Joan A. Friedman outlines the seven key concepts for helping twins develop into self-realized, unique individuals and offers parents specific strategies for each stage in their children's growth. From how to set up the nursery to handling playdates and extracurricular activities, from deciding on same or separate classroom education to encouraging grandparents and other family members to think beyond the pair to see individuals, Emotionally Healthy Twins will become the standard reference for parenting twins.



Juggling Twins

Juggling Twins Author Meghan Regan-Loomis
ISBN-10 9781402250644
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 336
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"Practical advice and a healthy dose of humor—this book has exactly what parents need to help them survive and thrive with multiples. Recommended reading for all mothers of twins." Deborah Platek, MD, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates The best twin-tested tips used by real moms The stresses that come with raising two babies are numerous - but they are predictable and manageable. From a mom who's been there, Juggling Twins is a funny, realistic, and reassuring guide for every new mom of twins who may be asking herself, "Can I really pull this off?" From pregnancy to health issues, to eating, sleeping, bathing, and leaving the house, Juggling Twins is packed with the detailed, authoritative information that parents of multiples crave. Author and mother of twin boys Meghan Regan-Loomis offers an indispensable toolkit of solutions and techniques, designed to create order out of the chaos and help you catch your breath during this daunting and exhilarating time. You'll learn how to: Nurse two babies at the same time, comfortably and efficiently Get exactly the help you need from family and friends in those first few weeks Safely transport two babies at once when it's just you and them Survive the nights by breaking them into shifts (that include you sleeping) Stockpile the right food and supplies in advance of their arrival Maintain your identity and your marriage through the madness Get prepared, stay calm, and count your blessings (two!)—raising twins can be a wonderful, intense challenge that draws on the best in you.



On Becoming Baby Wise

On Becoming Baby Wise Author Gary Ezzo
ISBN-10 0971453209
Release 2001
Pages 224
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"Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country." - Back cover.



Mothering Multiples

Mothering Multiples Author Karen Kerkhoff Gromada
ISBN-10 0976896931
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 429
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Guides parents through: pregnancy with twins, triplets or more; birth; breastfeeding; babies' care; family; older babies and toddler multiples.



Dad s Guide to Raising Twins

Dad s Guide to Raising Twins Author Joe Rawlinson
ISBN-10
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 273
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You survived the twin pregnancy and have brought the twins home. Now the real adventure begins. This guide will walk you though the challenging and exciting aspects of raising twins. You can thrive as a father of twins even during the crazy early years with twins. In this book, you’ll learn how to: * Keep balance in your personal life with twinsÏ * Juggle work and family life * Feed your twins and get them on a schedule * Get your twins to sleep through the night * Keep your twins healthy and deal with inevitable sick kids * Encourage individuality in your twins * Teach your twins to be self-sufficient * Keep your other kid(s) happy along the way * Escape diapers and potty train your twins * Travel with twins * Create and capture memories with your twins Joe's first book for fathers of twins, the "Dad's Guide to Twins," got you ready for your twins' arrival. This companion book continues the journey and helps you from the moment you get the twins home. It guides you through what to expect and how to handle those precious twins through the first couple of years. If you are expecting twins, have newborns, or are struggling through that first year (or more) with twins, this book is for you. You'll find tips and tricks to tackle each stage of your twins' development plus ideas to improve what you're already doing.



The Baby Sleep Solution

The Baby Sleep Solution Author Suzy Giordano
ISBN-10 1101118474
Release 2006-12-05
Pages 176
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Suzy Giordano, affectionately known as "The Baby Coach," shares her highly effective sleep-training method in this step-by-step guide to let both baby and parent enjoy long, peaceful nights. Full of common sense and specific tips, the Baby Coach's plan offers time- and family-tested techniques to help any baby up to the age of 18 months who has trouble sleeping through the night. Originally developed for newborn multiples, this sleep-training method worked so well with twins and triplets that families with singletons and older babies began asking Suzy to share her recipe for success, resulting in: regular feeding times; 12 hours' sleep at night; three hours' sleep during the day; peace of mind for parent and baby; and less strain on parents - and their marriage. This edition includes a new chapter on implementing the program with babies up to 18 months.



Twinspiration

Twinspiration Author Cheryl Lage
ISBN-10 9781630762346
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 384
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A hybrid of prescriptive "how-to" guidebook and intimate diary, Twinspiration recounts with unabashed personal detail the tribulations and triumphs of a twin pregnancy and first year of life with twins. Incorporating a conversational, humorous tone throughout, Cheryl Lage provides a double dose of user-friendly suggestions, real-life advice, and heartfelt empathy. This updated and revised edition includes Q&A segments with readers, musings on life with growing multiples, and reflections on life beyond the first year.



How Not to Kill Your Baby

How Not to Kill Your Baby Author Jacob Sager Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781449410391
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 144
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"This laugh-out-loud hilarious book is mandatory reading for parents, and should be taught in schools as the "cautionary tale" portion of Sex Ed. Run don't walk to buy it, and if you're a baby with lethal parents, crawl don't roll." --Rob Kutner (writer, The Daily Show, Conan, The Future According To Me) "Unlike babies themselves, copies of Jacob Sager Weinstein's book can be bought and sold on the open market. Buy two and bring joy and laughter to the lives of a copy-less couple." --Jose Arroyo (writer, Conan) "The "s-a-g-e" in Jacob's middle moniker indicates exactly that. He is a whimsically wise and hysterically funny fellow whom any child (or book buying adult) would be wise to listen to." --Dennis Miller "If you don't buy this book and then your baby dies, how are you going to feel? Pretty bad, I imagine." --Larry Doyle (writer, I Love You Beth Cooper; Go, Mutants!; The Simpsons) Have you ever read a parenting book that left you feeling inadequate and/or terrified? In other words, have you ever read any parenting book whatsoever? If so, you need How Not To Kill Your Baby, a hilarious parody of every fear-mongering, crazy-making pregnancy and parenting manual you've ever cringed over. Just consider the following advice: * "As you know if you have ever seen someone give birth in a movie or television show, all newborns emerge with adorable round faces, pudgy limbs, and twinkling eyes. If, by contrast, the nurse hands you a tiny, squawling creature with the face of an old man and skin covered in goo, hand it back immediately. There has clearly been some sort of mixup with a nearby ward for senile midgets." * "It's essential that you keep careful track of your baby's every bodily function. That way, when she is president of the United States and a paranoid-minded conspiracy movement springs up denying her eligibility for the position, you will have documentary proof that she did, in fact, poop on U.S. soil at 8:23AM on February 23." * "When choosing a nursery school, make sure to visit first, and ask the teachers about their educational philosophies. Then ask about their criminal records. If they insist they have none, you may need to keep asking, perhaps while shining a bright light in their face. Also, take their fingerprints, then follow them home from a discreet distance and go through their trash. Oh, and don't forget to thank them for their dedication to helping the young!" * "It is easy to adjust your parenting techniques as your children grow: simply do and say the exact same things, but raise your voice by one decibel for every year of your child's age." How Not To Kill Your Baby is printed on child-safe, 100% piranha-free paper, and bound without the use of exploding staples. You'll get no such promise from What To Expect When You're Expecting. How Not To Kill Your Baby is the book for you... unless you're some kind of baby-hating creep who wants to parent all wrong.



Raising Twins

Raising Twins Author Shelly Flais
ISBN-10 1581103441
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 208
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Several years into parenting her own twin boys, Dr. Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help you prepare for and parent your twins or multiples with confidence. --publisher.



Ready Or Not Here We Come

Ready Or Not   Here We Come Author Elizabeth Lyons
ISBN-10 0974699020
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 238
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You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”