Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy through the School Years (2nd Edition)

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Date

May 25, 2009

Format

Paperback, 224 pages

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ISBN

0071613447 / 9780071613446

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16.95



Overview


Main description

Not 10, but 20 fingers and 20 toes!
The classic guide to parenting twins-now completely updated and revised!

You're excited to hear your baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound. But what happens when you hear two heartbeats instead of one? Having a baby can cause any parent to feel overwhelmed, and with twins those concerns are multiplied by two. Having twins is a unique experience, and expert Christina Tinglof brings you the fully updated essential guide to help you cope with any issue that can arise-from pregnancy through the school years. With multiple pregnancies becoming more common, the second edition of this timely book provides you with the much needed information, practical tips, and strategies for handling the everyday challenges of parenting twins. Double Duty includes:

  • Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of complications common to multiple pregnancies-plus dietary guidelines specific to a twin pregnancy
  • The latest must-have products that simplify day-to-day life
  • Survival tips and trouble-shooting techniques for the critical first month
  • Tips on how to breastfeed or bottle feed two infants at once
  • Money-saving advice for accommodating two new additions to the family
  • The pros and cons of placing twins in the same classroom
  • Advice on how to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalry

Includes the TOP FIVE:

  • Exercises for extremely pregnant women
  • Ways to bond with premature babies
  • Baby wardrobe essentials
  • Bedtime strategies
  • Ways to establish each child's individuality
VEndorsements for Double Duty 2nd Edition (ISBN: 0071613447) by Christina Baglivi Tinglof

“Double Duty 2nd Edition is singularly successful in combining practical advice with reassurance and encouragement from seasoned parents of twins. It neither sugar coats nor overstates the challenges, but presents a straightforward picture of what parents can expect from their twins at every stage, from pregnancy through the teen years.

Tinglof mingles thorough research with personal anecdotes to present a comprehensive resource for parents of twins. With updated information about the medical issues of multiple pregnancy and new insights about the psychology of the twin relationship, the new edition is recommended reading for all prospective parents of twins”
-Pamela Fierro, Guide to Twins & Multiples at About.com


Table of contents

Chapter 1. So You’re Having Twins
Chapter 2. Fifty Pounds and Still Gaining—Coping with Pregnancy
Chapter 3. It’s All in the Planning
Chapter 4. The first Month: Dirty Little Secrets Parents Won’t Tell You
Chapter 5. Months 2 through 6
Chapter 6. Months 7 through 12
Chapter 7. The Toddler Years
Chapter 8. School Days


Author comments

Christina Baglivi Tinglof is the mother of three sons, including school-age twins. She is a contributing writer for Twins magazine, founder and editor of talk-about-twins.com, and a “twin expert” for ClubMom.com. She is asked to speak at twin clubs and conventions around the world and speaks regularly to twin groups nationwide and in Canada. She is the author of Double Duty, The Stay-at-Home Parent's Survival Guide, and Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples.




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