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    Default how do you control your 1yo twins?

    hi everyone

    was hoping to get some tips or advice from other mums of twins.

    I have 1 year old twins (boy and girl)...and they are very very active. They like to climb everything, crawl everywhere and anything they can pick up goes straight into their mouths.

    I also have an under 3 year old toddler who's a bit clingy.

    I was wondering, how did you other mums manage to control 3 kids under 3 (or 2 under 3) when you are out and about? The other day i was at the beach. DH was in charge of the toddler and i was left with the twins. They were crawling and clambering everywhere!! totally exhausting 30mins! I didnt really want to keep them strapped in the pram though...any suggestions? what did you guys do?

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    Drink a lot of coffee.

    My girls are 2 now. But between the ages of 9months-15mnths I really struggled. I couldn't be in enough places at one.

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    I didn't go anywhere much on my own with my twins. DD1 came in handy when she wasn't at school (started school when they were 2mths old and she was 4.5yrs old) and would help chase after one for me. If I went to a park then I made sure it was a fenced one. Otherwise it was pretty much guaranteed that they would run in opposite directions. And they learnt to run very early! (cruising furniture at 9mths) Beaches etc I always went with DH or my mum.

    I also ended up removing all the dining chairs and coffee tables from our lounge/dining room and had gates on the doors as they were huge climbers and I needed a break LOL. And they seemed to do that in a tag team thing. So, you would grab one only to turn around and see the other one climbing on something. They even tried moving things to try and open the balconey door which I kept locked with a key. I still remember ringing DH at work one day asking him to think very seriously about removing our lounge for a while and just sit on the floor LOL.

    I survived in the end though. Funnily enough DD2 who was the worst when it came to climbing and running off etc and is now very much into gymnastics.

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    My twin girls are 13 months, we don't leave the house much it is just too exhausting

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    The only way I could go out successfully was having a roster of friends and family to help. I was lucky though, as most of my friends children were at school so they didn't mind. One advantage to being an older mum.


 

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