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Twin Talks is an audio podcast encouraging parents who are expecting twins as well as experienced moms and dads of multiples. Together, we explore the unique challenges new parents face when raising two or more children of the same age. Join us as we embrace the joys of parenting when you’ve got double the duty.

Recent Episodes

Decorating Bedrooms for Boy and Girl Twins

Pink and Blue. That’s what we usually think of for girls and boys. But what if you have one of each? Do you have to decorate your twins' room in pink and blue?  What other options are there? And how...

What Is Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)?

If you have mo-di twins, you may have already heard by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It's a complication that can happen during any twin pregnancy in which the babies share a placenta. How are pregnancies diagnosed with this condition? How can...

Flexible Work Options for Twin Parents

Working with twins? Is it really possible? Not everyone can afford full-time childcare, so what other options do you have if the traditional model of full-time work isn't an option? Where should you look for jobs that are a little...

Teaching Your Kids to Respond to Twin Questions

You’ve heard all the standard comments about twins:  “Are they twins? Are they identical? Are they natural? Who was born first?”  And you’ve come up with answers to those questions. But what about your kids? How do they respond?  Have...

Twin Pregnancy and Iron Deficiency Anemia

Carrying more than one baby creates a higher demand on an expecting mother’s body during pregnancy. This often includes tapping into her iron supply which can result in iron-poor blood for mama and babies. If you’re pregnant with twins, should...

Sleep Training for Your Twins

Needing a full night of quality sleep? This is literally a dream come true for many twin parents. But how do you make it happen? You may have read or heard about sleep training. What exactly is it? What are...

Keeping Clothes on Your Toddler Twins

No matter how hard you try, sometimes your twins just want to be naked. These little escape artists will strip down to nothing (including no diapers) at a moment's notice. Sometime they don't even care if they're out in public....

Where Should My Twins Sleep?

Cribs, Co-sleepers, Bassinets, and Bunkbeds. With twins, there’s a lot of equipment and transitions ahead. Should you put newborns together? Keep them in your room or put in the nursery? And when they’re older, when should you separate them? Do...

DNA Zygosity Testing for Twins

Ever wonder if your same sex fraternal twins are truly fraternal? Perhaps you've even considered DNA testing to determine if they are actually identical? So, what's involved in the testing process? How accurate are the tests? And how can the...

Twin Transitions: Kindergarten Readiness

You're getting ready to send your twins to kindergarten, but are they really ready? How do you know? What if one child is ready and the other isn't, do you still send them both? Do you put them in the...

Twin Baby Names: Dos and Don’ts

Having trouble finding the perfect baby names for your twins? That's because there's double the pressure to get it right! What's trending right now with baby names? And what should you consider when making this big decision? 

Tips for Feeding Your Messy Toddler Twins

Twice the fun and twice the mess (usually)! If you're a parent of toddler twins, it's hard to imagine meal time where the majority of the food actually ends up in mouths rather than lying on the floor. So, how...

Fairness and Equality For Your Twins

When your babies are born within minutes of each other, it's sometimes difficult to treat them differently. After all, they did share a womb for several months. However, the pressure to treat your twins the same often leads to intense...

Breastfeeding Twins at Night

Breastfeeding twins is possible, but there are definitely some challenges including how to feed two babies throughout the night. What happens when your babies both wake up crying at the same time? Should you tandem feed or try feeding just...

Dental Problems in Twins

When your twins start teething, you may not automatically think about taking them to the dentist. But, you don't want to wait too long! What are some common dental problems with twins and what can you do to help prevent...

Common Pelvic Floor Problems After Twins

You've had your babies, but your body doesn't seem to be healing itself and getting better. This could be a result of common pelvic floor problems that impact moms with multiples. So, what are the most common symptoms and how...

Inside the NICU: Transitioning Twins to Home

It's one of the biggest questions on the minds of NICU parents, "When can my babies go home?" And, once you get the green light, you may also be wondering how your going to care for you're babies at home....

Chances of Twinning: Genetics and Fertility Treatments

Do twins run in your family? As a twin parent, you’ve probably heard this question a million times. So, what are your chances of twinning, whether it’s through genetics or through the use of fertility treatments? Why are fraternal twins...

Twin Baby Gear Essentials: Baby Carriers

You've made the decision to babywear your twins. There's a lot of different types of baby carriers, so how do you pick the best ones for you and your babies? What features should you be looking for? What kind of...

Twin Transitions: Crib to Toddler Bed

Are you planning to transition your twins from a crib to toddler bed? How do you know if they're developmentally ready? What are some of the challenges you can expect? And once your kids are in bed, how do you...

Au Pairs: Affordable Childcare for Your Twins

Many new parents of twins and higher order multiples are consumed with the cost of childcare.  Au pairs provide quality care and flexibility at an affordable rate, all while introducing your family to new and exciting cultures.  So, what exactly...

Potty Training Twins: Gear and Logistics

Potty training two or more kids at once requires a bit of planning and preparation. And sometimes, the gear you use can make all the difference in the world. So, what are the essential items you'll need as you embark...

Photographing Your Twins

You've probably seen tons of adorable photos of twins and thought "how did they do that"? Are the photos done professionally? Can you get similar results on your own? What kind of camera and lighting did they use? And how...

Identifying Preterm Labor with Twins

If you're pregnant with twins or higher order multiples, then your medical care provider has probably already told you about the risk of preterm labor. What does "preterm" actually mean for multiples? What are some of the signs of preterm...

MoDi Twins: Monochorionic Diamniotic Pregnancy

If you're carrying identical twins, they could be mo-di or monochorionic diamniotic. But what exactly does that mean for you and your babies? Does sharing the same placenta require additional monitoring? Should you expect additional care from your obst...

Twin Baby Gear Essentials: Baby Monitors

Keeping track of one baby is tough enough. But if you're trying to watch two or more babies, you may want to seriously consider getting a second pair of eyes and ears- also known as a baby monitor. Should you...

Twin Transitions: Introducing Solids

Transitioning to solid foods can be tricky, especially when feeding two babies at once. How do you know when your twins are ready? What are some of the best foods to help kick off this stage? Plus, some practical tips...

Twin Developmental Milestones: Social and Emotional

The social and emotional development of twins is a bit different when compared to singletons. Their innate ability to communicate with one another may appear more advanced, but what happens when you look at each twin individually? As a parent,...

MoMM: Mothers of Multiple Multiples

Have you ever wondered what it's like to parent more than one set of twins? It's rare that twin parents become twin parents again, but it certainly happens. Today we're chatting with three mamas who have given birth to at...

Twins and Talent Agencies

You've heard the phrase "Hollywood Loves Twins", but why? Are you twins really at an advantage in getting acting and modeling jobs when compared to singletons? How do you find the right talent agency and do you even need one?...

Twins and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome comes without warning and has no known causes. So, how does SIDS specifically impact twins? Why are twins typically considered to be at greater risk? You'll hear firsthand from a mother who lost one of her...

Inside the NICU: Follow-up and Outpatient Care

Having one or both of your twins in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be an overwhelming experience. You anticipate the day when you can finally bring them home with you. What determines when your babies are released from the...

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

You're shocked to learn you're pregnant with twins! Just as the news settles in, your doctor tells you he can no longer find a heartbeat on one of your babies. This is known as vanishing twin syndrome. What actually causes...

Twin Birthday Parties on a Budget

Twins are rarely two for the price of one, especially when it comes to their birthday parties. So, what are some smart ways to cut back on spending and still plan for a great event? Today we're partnering with our...

Twin Developmental Milestones: Movement and Physical Activity

As your twins grow, they may develop differently than one another. So, how do you know if they're still on track with the physical development? How do milestones for premature twins differ from full-term twins? And what basic movements and...

Fertility Treatments and Twin Pregnancy

Twin births are definitely on the rise, mainly as a result of the increased use of fertility treatments. How do common treatments such as Clomid, or in-vitro fertilization contribute to this rise in multiple births? What new medical advancement is...

Breastfeeding Twins: Weaning

Each child has his own breastfeeding style and needs, which can make weaning your twins more of a challenge. Who typically makes the decision and how? Is it possible to still breastfeed one twin and wean the other? Plus, does...

Breastfeeding Twins: 6-12 Months Old

As twins babies get older, positioning, timing and breastfeeding in general can become easier. How is breastfeeding older twins different than breastfeeding newborns? What are some practical positions for this age range? What about distractibility and ...

Breastfeeding Twins: Positions and Schedules

Breastfeeding twins can be overwhelming, but with a little planning and some great props, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. What are some great positions to try with your newborns and how can these positions evolve over time?...

Breastfeeding Twins: Late Preterm

Breastfeeding twins can be challenging, especially when the babies are late preterm. What are some of the ways these babies behave differently? What should you know before attempting to tandem nurse? Plus, some great advice for managing triple feedings...

Tips for Telling Your Identical Twins Apart

Having a tough time telling your identical twins apart? You're not alone. Or perhaps you're looking for ways to allow other people to tell your twins apart more easily. Moms of identical twins share what strategies worked for them as...

Smart Shopping Strategies for Twins

Shopping for two babies typically takes more effort than shopping for one baby, but do you really need twice the stuff? How can twin parents take advantage of good deals in their own community? What are some great online resources...

Starting Preschool with Your Twins

How do you know if your twins are ready to start preschool? What special considerations should parents of twins consider? Plus, tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.  

Cloth Diapering Your Twins

Trying to determine if cloth diapers are the right choice for your growing family? What are some of the main reasons twin parents choose cloth diapers instead of disposable ones? What type of cloth diapers are available to you? Plus,...

Homemade Baby Food For Twins

So, your twins are ready for baby food. Should you buy pre-packaged baby food or make your own? What are the benefits to making your own baby food? What is the process for making and preparing your own food? And...

Preparing Your Twin Nursery

Your twin nursery is a special place. Not only will you be spending a lot of time in there, but it will be the place many memories are made. What are some essentials every twin mom should have in her...

Diastasis Recti: Abdominal Separation After Twins

Losing that extra bulge around your belly can seem impossible when you're a mom of twins. But the issue may actually be a result of a condition known Diastasis Recti. What is happening within the body and why does this...

Preparing for Your Twin Cesarean Birth

Twin cesarean births are common. Some are planned and some, well, not so much. Even if you're planning a vaginal birth, it's important to know what to expect should you need more medical intervention. What are some reasons why twin...

Preparing for Your Twin Vaginal Birth

Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to give birth to your twins vaginally. So, what makes an expecting mother a good candidate for giving birth to twins vaginally? What are the pros and cons to both mom and...

An Introduction to Breastfeeding Multiples

The mechanics of breastfeeding multiples may seem overwhelming, but there are definitely some tricks to the trade. Is tandem nursing really possible? What equipment do mothers of multiples find helpful? Learn how to deal with the challenges of nursing more...

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