Updated: Jun 8
As exciting as it is to hear that you're expecting twins, unfortunately, it's not uncommon to also hear negative comments from others. Some people just can't help themselves from expressing their opinions, even if it's not helpful or kind.
Here are some negative comments you may hear when you're expecting twins and how to handle them:
"I don't envy you. Twins are so much work!"
Yes, twins require more work than a single baby, but that doesn't mean it's impossible or that you won't enjoy it. Remember that every parent has their own unique challenges and you will find a way to make it work for your family.
"Good luck getting any sleep with two babies!"
It's true that sleep can be a challenge with twins, but it's not impossible. There are strategies and routines that you can implement to help your babies sleep through the night. You can also look into hiring a night nurse or enlisting the help of family and friends to give you a break.
"Wow, you're going to have your hands full!"
This comment can come across as negative, even though it's not always intended that way. Try to take it in stride and respond with a positive attitude. Remember two babies is twice the cuddles and twice the love!
"Are they natural?"
This is a very personal and invasive question that you may not want to answer. Remember that it's nobody's business how your babies were conceived, and it's okay to politely decline to answer. We used to tell people one was half robot and then laugh and move on!
"Are you sure you want two babies at once?"
This question can make you doubt yourself and your ability to handle twins, but it's important to remember that you are capable of raising two babies at once. Don't let others' negative comments bring you down or make you second-guess your decisions.
It's important to remember that negative comments from others are not a reflection of your abilities as a parent. Twins are a blessing, and with the right mindset and support, you can handle anything that comes your way. Surround yourself with positive people and resources, and focus on the joy and excitement of welcoming two beautiful babies into your family.