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it was as good a time as any to venture into the world of babywearing and figure out how to make it part of my life with twins. In the beginning, it was VERY confusing. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I first began was not knowing where to even begin! I literally cried the first few times I peaked into the babywearing world, and eventually slammed my laptop shut. I was so intimidated by all of the lingo, different types of carriers/wraps, and the (what felt like a million) different ways to wrap. Tandem wearing is seriously a whole different ballgame, and the fact that there isn’t too much information out there about wearing twins didn’t help. But soon enough I figured it out, and it literally changed my world. Even with the twins now 14 months old, babywearing continues to save my sanity!

than babies who are not. Babywearing gives your baby a safe place to be and a sense of security, while promoting strong attachment. And forget about the myth that wearing your baby will cause them to be too dependent on you --research actually shows earlier independence, advanced social development, and significantly reduced crying* when infants are worn. (*when babies are worn for three hours a day) Babywearing has become increasingly popular among new mothers. While it may take you a while to get comfortable with the wrap itself or the idea of wearing two, it is not impossible to babywear twins. In fact, it’s really double the fun!

There is also a lot more information and insight, from one twin mommy to another, about “all the things that make our twin life go ‘round” on our site, Facebook, Pinterest, and more! WEAR ALL THE BABIES!

For more information on babywearing, head over to the official Babywearing International Organization’s website.

For a list of babywearing resources that are local to you, check out Wrap Your Baby. For more about babywearing safety, different types of carriers and tips and tricks, and to meet other babywearers, The Baby Wearer Forum is the place for you!

Not only is babywearing super convenient, but it also has a ton of benefits for both the wearer and the baby. According to Laura Simeon, MA MLIS, of The Natural Child, “When a baby rides in a sling attached to his mother, he is in tune with the rhythm of her breathing, the sound of her heartbeat, and the movements his mother makes – walking, bending, and reaching. This stimulation helps him to regulate his own physical responses, and exercises his vestibular system, which controls balance.” Further research has shown that premature babies who are touched and held gain weight faster and are healthier

my goal is to provide a place for all of the information I had such a hard time finding. On our site, you can find resources on how to get started wearing your babies, instructional videos, tips and tricks we learned along the way, and budget friendly DIY wraps. (Wraps can get pricey, and I’m already ballin’ on a twin budget. Plus, I feel more invested in something I made myself!)

LOOK! it is possible!

Tandem babywearing has been such an important part of what inspired me to start, where multiplicity

Payal is the proud mother of baby twin girls. She holds a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and is a total nerd at heart. She created TwinMommy101, where she is dedicated to sharing her own experience with raising twins, her love of babywearing, gently parenting, healthy living, and so much more, all while creating a supportive community for moms of multiples to connect.

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