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This is probably the question that I get the most. I am talking something asked near every single day.
“How do you find time with twins???” followed by a kind of sad stare that makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable.
Well in short, I just make it happen. But ya’ll probably want a bit more than that.
I do have a few time saving tips for twin moms that I’d love to share with you guys.
Honestly, they’re helpful for any mom of more than one babe. But as a twin mom, the majoirty of my life revolves around twin focused topics so fellow twin mamas, HELLO!
When it comes to time saving tips for twin moms, I don’t want to beat around the bush. Just like with everything else I share, I like to keep it open, honest and REAL.
These are my real life time saving tips for twins.
Not fluffed up, pretty tips that you’ll find to be unachievable.
I want to help you succeed in this crazy twin life, so here are a few of my time saving tips for twin moms.
Time Saving Tips for Twin Moms
1. Keep them on the Same Schedule. ALWAYS.
It does not matter what is going on. If you want the time to do the laundry, make it to your appointment on time, or get in 30 minutes of TV by yourself? You have got to keep to the schedule.
One wakes up early? Guess you’re waking up the other one!
Changing diapers? Change both.
One is hungry? Now both are hungry.
Doing everything at the same time will help keep you out of the new twin mom rut. Ya know, where you feel like you’re constantly feeding, changing, pumping, ect all day long?
It’ll also save you tons of time. The diapers and wipes are already out. Might as well change them both! Making a bottle? Might as well make two!
2. Embrace baby wearing
Baby wearing is my SAVIOR and has been since Kendall was colicy. And don’t worry, I’m not talking tandem wearing!
Simply wearing one baby helps with so much. Especially on those days where one just will NOT sleep or calm down, yet you have a mile long list you wanted to tackle.
Baby wearing has a ton of amazing benefits, and is absolutely a game changer as a twin mom.
3. Take advantage of feeding/nap times
Ya’ll know my stance on nap times.
Nap time = go time. Espeically with twins!
But how does cranking out work during nap time and feedings save time?
Well, you aren’t constantly redirecting the tiny humans, stopping to break up a fight, or whatever else might happen if you chose to load the dishwasher with them awake and mobile.
I’ll even bust out a task during meal time because it is an easy chance to make things happen.
Think about it. How much longer is a trip to the store with the twins, compared to without? Same idea for getting things done at home!
I was totally a bottle propping mom prior to them being able to comfortably hold their bottles. And honestly, every single mom I’ve spent time with has done the same.
It is not the safest, so use to your own disgression. But I saw no harm in propping up their bottles while I cleaned up the living room, or now doing the dishes while they eat in their high chairs at the table.
It is all about the little hacks we can find to making MORE time in our crazy busy days!
4. Keep clothes minimal!
Being a twin mom is for sure driving me towards being a minimalist. Not going to lie.
But a big time savor when it comes to the twins? Having less STUFF.
Clothes. Toys. CRAP.
By cutting their wardrobes in half, I always know where something is. Can easily bust out a load of laundry in no time, and have less to take care of.
Plus, they grow out of clothes and get bored of toys so fast. Why keep so many around the house that you’re going to keep wasting time picking up and putting away?
5. Forget heating up bottles
I totally gave my twins room temp/sink temp bottles from the start. While they were in the NICU, I hated having to sit there and wait while both babies cried, wasting time, just to heat up their bottles.
So when we got home I tried out not heating their bottles and all went well. I have heard cold bottles can cause tummy aches, but the twins seemed to do just fine.
And the cold bottles helped keep them awake in the early days when we had to wake them to eat and help them stay awake during their feeds.
6. Buy premade foods
I know, I know. You want to be a Pinterest mom.
I tried too.
But premade foods can be just as good, and take way less time. Look into solid brands and BLW.
There are even delivery services like YUMI who deliver fresh and wonderful baby foods.
7. Get them both sick
Really? Really. We all know sick babies are hard. Sick twins are even harder. Especially if you deal with one being sick, just to have the other get sick the following week.
I swear. Twins are just never ending cycles.
So, I have the twins share everything. They swap sippy’s, share spit covered toys. All that.
Sharing germs generally gets the both of them sick at the same time, and I can save time by getting the crap over with!
8. Be THAT TV mom
I am not ashamed to say that I have been using Moana as my personal FREE babysitter since the twins were itty bitty. If you want more time- sometimes that’s just what it takes mama!
Espeically when it comes to twins. The TV will be your best friend. Find something your littles like (obviously ours is Moana) and use the time to get something done for yourself.
I used to turn the movie on and work on homework, this blog, or get dinner going. Twins take up SO much time. you have to do what you gotta do to find the little bits of extra time in your day!
9. Biggest tip- Always do everything at the same time
Coming back to my big time saving tip for twin moms.
Do absolutely everything you can at the SAME time.
Even swapping out clothes for the next size.
Save yourself the time and do it all at once.
Twins come with a whole crapload of things to do.
Save your sanity and TIME by getting a little intentional with how you make things happen.
I hope these few time saving tips for twin moms actually help you get a little more time in your day.
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