Preparing for Twins

Why It’s Important to Help New Parents

Welcoming twins into the world is wonderful and overwhelming at the same time, which is why it is important to offer help new parents and for parents to ask for help.

More often than not, you’ll have visitors either at the hospital or at your home within the first few days you bring those babies home.

Hormones play a big role in how you feel and adjust to your new life after those newborn babies arrive. Once your milk comes in, you might even feel a bit more emotional than usual. This is totally normal! Add that to the limited amount of sleep you are getting, and you’ve got a perfect combination for the occasional new parent meltdown.

It’s important to remember though, we are all human, and could use a little extra lovin’ every now and then. As hard as it may be for you to do so, it’s important to ask for help as a new parent.

Asking for help will alleviate the stress you feel when you have a long list of tedious chores that need to be done around the house. Having those extra helpful hands around will give you hot minute to breathe! Most importantly, additional help allows you to take care of yourself, which trust us, is easy to put on the back burner in those early days as a new parent.

Simple Ways to Help New Parents:

  1. Laundry help
  2. Grocery shopping
  3. Babysitting (even for an hour to get out of the house as a couple)
  4. Holding babies while you shower
  5. Walking dogs/caring for pets
  6. Time to exercise, meditate, or get fresh air
  7. Watch the babies while you have a date with your other children.
  8. Help with dishes
  9. Meal prep/cooking
  10. Restocking nursery necessities

When someone graciously offers to help out, let them. And on the flip side, if the offers to help aren’t there, don’t be afraid to as for it. Sometimes people don’t want to bombard you and are reluctant to continually offer help, even though it is needed and appreciated. There are plenty of things people can do for you that can meet your needs within your comfort level as you adjust to parenthood.

Remember, this time in life is short. The exhaustion and anxiety you feel as a new parent will pass. In the meantime, take people up on their willingness to help. You will look back at this season of life and be happy that you did!

What other creative ways did people pitch in after your twins were born? We’d love to hear from you so we can add your creative ideas to this post!