Babywearing twins can be a an invaluable resource to help you multitask while simultaneously snuggling two babies at once. Tandem babywearing is a group effort, which means all three of you have to be on board with the idea. If you experience a fussy baby your first time or first few times attempting to use your TwinGo Carrier, it doesn't necessarily mean it's a deal breaker. It just means you need to first assess if 1) it's a comfort issue and/or 2) if it's an emotional issue. Use these four tips to assess fit to ensure everyone is physically comfortable in your carrier. After reviewing the following tips, we suggest you execute these soothing tips to address your baby's emotional state and help him adapt to your new form of snuggling.
To start off, babywearing with two will be easier to manage than tandem babywearing with three. We suggest you first master the Front Carry Position with one baby so you understand how your TwinGo Carrier works and how it should feel. Start with your calmer twin first. Check out the three videos for Front Carry Position on the instruction page. Once you have worked out the fit of your carrier and what is comfortable for you and one baby, then try the Front Carry Position with your fussier twin. When you know what a comfortable fit feels like, you can then feel confident executing soothing techniques for your fussier baby to help him adapt.
You can refer to this article for the three developmental criteria for back carry: Is My Baby Ready for Back Carry in the TwinGo Carrier? Note that sitting unaided is a more conservative milestone that some people recommended but it is not a hard-and-fast rule for Back Carry in all baby carriers. Sitting is one of many milestones that are highly influenced by your child’s personality and desire (i.e. just like crawling, walking, potty training, etc.). Your child might be developmentally ready to sit but may simply choose not to at this time. The main concerns with Back Carry are that you know the safety concerns of babywearing, know the developmental criteria that meets the safety concerns, how to safely maneuver your baby to your back and how to properly position your baby in your TwinGo Carrier.
Sometimes babies fuss if they are not positioned correctly in the carrier. For example, you may have the child sitting off-centered, overtightened the carrier or wearing it too low. and here is a video for small babies. Check out this article and assess if your positioning is correct for your twins: Proper Positioning for twins in the TwinGo Carrier.
If you feel any tension on your shoulder and/or your back baby is too low on your back, follow the tips in this video:
If the panel of the carrier is too low or too high for your baby, follow the tip for adjusting your child's position in this video:
For fussy babies, you have to look and feel confident while putting a baby on your back (and taking him off) for to help him remain calm. To build your confidence, follow the tips in this article: 6 Tips to Master Back Carry. If one of your twins is calmer than the other, place the more calm baby on back while you practice the moves. Grab another adult to assist you to build your confidence. The more confidence you can demonstrate, the more secure your babies will be with the learning process. It is important to also note that confidence is also important in your partner or spotter. If that person is not helping you remain calm and is exhibiting a stressed voice, tone or movements, it’s not helpful to the cause either! Read more about soothing techniques and why confidence is so important!
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