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

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ISBN-10: 0071613447

ISBN-13: 9780071613446

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Christina Baglivi Tinglof, Christina Tinglof

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List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 5/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Christina Baglivi Tinglofis a contributing writer forTwins!magazine and the motherof school-age twins.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
So You're Having Twins
Just the Stats, Ma'am
Why the Increase?
Fertility Drugs
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Age
Birth Control Pills
Inherited Trait
Women Who Already Have Had Children
Women Who Already Have Had Fraternal Twins
Race
Body Type
Diet, Environment, and Other Factors
Twin Types
Fraternal
Identical
Semi-Identical
Determining Twin Type
Myths or Miracles?
Now It's Your Turn
Fifty Pounds and Still Gaining-Thriving in a Multiple Pregnancy
Prenatal Care
Choosing a Doctor
But I Don't Feel High Risk
Prenatal Tests
Possible Maternal Complications
Possible Fetal Complications
Preterm Labor
Interventions to Help Prolong Pregnancy
If Your Babies Are Born Prematurely
Pregnancy Lifestyle Changes
How We Feel
Getting Plenty of Rest
Exercising Sensibly
Is It OK to Have Sex?
When to Leave Work
Staying Comfortable
Traveling
Diet
Tips for Increasing Chances of a Healthy Pregnancy
One Final Thought
It's All in the Planning
Nursery Essentials
Crib
Bouncer Seats
Car Seats
Strollers
Swing
Clothing
Blankets
Toys
Diapers
Baby Monitor
Snugly Sack
Playpen/Port-a-Crib/Pack-n-Play
Don't Waste Your Money
Future Nursery Items
Two for the Price of One? Money Matters
Reevaluate Your Budget
Double-Duty Items
Breastfeeding
Do It Yourself
Freebies, Coupons, and Discounts
Secondhand Rose
One More Thing...
Getting the Family Ready for Twins
The Birth Experience
Select a Pediatrician
Cook Ahead
S.O.S.-Getting Help
Preparing Older Children
Taking Care of Business
How Are You Feeling, Honey?
Choosing Names
It's Almost Time
The First Month: Dirty Little Secrets Parents Won't Tell You
Developmental Milestones
Keeping Your Head Above Water-First Month Survival Tips
Keep Notes
Take Care of Yourself
Sleep When You Can
Don't Answer the Phone
Prioritize Chores
Learn to Tell Your Twins Apart
Create Baby Stations
Recognize Postpartum Depression
Feeding Your Babies
Breastfeeding
Bottle Feeding
Nighttime Feedings
Bathing and Dressing
Of Special Concern-Bathing and Dressing Preemies
The Fussy Hour-Will You Live Through It?
Fighting the Fussy Fest
Playtime
Bonding with Twins: The Truth Versus the Myths
Techniques to Promote Bonding
Four Weeks and Counting
Months 2 Through 6
Developmental Milestones
Home Alone
Troubleshooting
Putting Babies on a Schedule
Support Groups and Play Groups
Traveling Overnight with the Twins
Traveling by Car
Traveling by Plane
Europe and Beyond
Getting Out Without the Twins
Finding a Babysitter
Is Three a Crowd? Nurturing Sibling Relationships
Tips for Nurturing the Parent-Child Relationship
The Postpartum Body
Applause
Months 7 Through 12
Developmental Milestones
The Exploring Twins
Babyproofing Your Home
Safety on the Go
Treating Twins as Individuals
Should You Separate Twins for a Day?
To Dress Alike or Not to Dress Alike?
Life After Infancy
Keeping the Marriage on Track
Dad's Changing Role
Introducing Solid Foods
Feeding Your Twins
Eating on Their Own
What a Year It's Been!
The Toddler Years
Developmental Milestones
As Toddlers Grow-Singing the Naptime Blues
From Two Naps to One
Exploring the Twin Bond
The Beginning Bond
Nature Versus Nurture Theory
Speech Development
How Language Begins
The First Words
Speech Difficulties in Twins
Is There a Secret Twin Language?
Are Your Twins on Target?
The Terrible Twos-Are They So Terrible?
Banding Together for Mischief
A Question of Discipline
Fighting Between Twins
Toilet Training
In Sickness and in Health
One More Pair?
School Days
Developmental Milestones
The Great Debate: Should You Put Your Twins in the Same Classroom?
Advantages of Placing Both in the Same Class
Advantages of Placing Both in Separate Classes
What the Research Tells Us
How to Choose What's Best for Your Kids
Twins and Friends
Tips to Encourage Outside Relationships
Twins Asserting Their Independence
The Need to Compare and Contrast Twins
The Pitfalls of Labeling
Playing Favorites
Twins as Adolescents and Adults
The Last Word
This Too Shall Pass
The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence
Go with Your Gut
Appendix
Suggested Reading and Bibliography
Twin Resources and Websites
National Twins Clubs
Free Samples of Baby Products and Coupons
DNA Test Kits and DNA Labs
Index