Is it just me but having twins and both babies crying doesn't bother me. There's always one baby crying. Yes, when they are screeching, it's definitely bothers me while I rush to get bottles or while I'm changing one.
I wonder if it's because I'm a twin mom and as long as it's a little bit of crying, they'll live until I get to them in a few minutes.
I feel like my brothers and sisters who had one kid at a time, feel bad when one of my babies is crying. It's kinda a way of life for us for one baby to be crying.
hostess / papaya / 10540 posts
It doesn't bother me. As long as I know they are safe and unhurt they will live.
eggplant / 11716 posts
It's the same when you have one and then you have a second kid, haha. It's kind of hilarious when DH comes home from work and I tell him I'm going to go to the bathroom by myself for a minute or something, and he needs to watch both kids alone. He'll be like, "But M needs to eat and A is crying!" I'm like....yeah, so? This happens all day long. Either hold the baby while you try to prepare Ms dinner one handed, or put the baby down and let her cry for 5 minutes while you make dinner, or hold the baby and let M cry for a few minutes because she's hungry. No one will die with 5 minutes of crying while I go to the bathroom by myself!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
@Boogs: @Anagram: I thought my brother who has 3 kids now wouldn't mind the crying but he had to pick up my son when he was crying. So there are some moms with 2 or more kids that aren't bothered by crying. I guess there are others who don't like babies crying.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Haha yeah I am that FTM with one kid that's like oh no, crying! As DD has grown, I'm less concern since I know why she's crying, and whether it's serious or not.
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
My second had to cry a lot because I couldn't always attend to him immediately. Didn't bother me!
honeydew / 7230 posts
I've always been pretty sensitive to my twins crying, even though you're right - it is totally a way of life. There were definitely many days when they were both crying and I just had to grit my teeth and keep making a bottle or changing one's diaper while the other cried. It always put me on edge/stressed to hear them both crying, but you just have to push through it, I guess? One thing that worked in my favor was tandem nursing. Often they'd cry because they were ready to eat and at least nursing I could pacify both of them at the same time! It still works now, too!