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Double Duty: The Parents' Guide to Raising Twins, from Pregnancy Through the School Years

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by McGraw-Hill Contemporary (first published April 1st 1998)
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Jon
Oct 08, 2013 Jon rated it it was ok
I'm going to review the 1998 1st edition, rather than the 2009 2nd edition because, well, that's what I got from the library. I assume the second edition is fairly similar, but with fewer references to VCRs.



At first this book intrigued me. Most books that we've been looking at focus on pregnancy and the first year. While this makes sense for us now, it seemed like it would be neat to "peek ahead" with a book that had a little less about pregnancy, a little more about the first year, and a coupl
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Tamara Taylor
I wasn't blown away by this book. For starters, the "pool" of knowledge came from the author's personal experience and 39 written surveys. This may be the scientist in me talking, but compiling stats in premature birth, NICU stays, birthweight etc based on the experience of 40 families is not much of a solid basis for making sweeping generalizations. It was a fairly quick read and not a lot of new or earth shattering info was revealed. I did appreciate the section detailing what you need and wha ...more
Stephanie
Oct 23, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I really enjoyed this book! It was full of helpful tips and I feel like I really learned a lot from it. I am not a parent of twins, however, I have recently taken a job as a nanny of 4.5 month old fraternal twin boys. I feel that this book was still extremely beneficial for me as a full time (40 hours/week) caregiver for twins.
Shelby | Double Up Books
This is a bestselling book and was recently updated in May 2009. In addition to Christina offering advice and practical strategies for coping with the challenges that with pregnant with and raising twins that parents of twins face, she has also include some wonderful tips from other couples with twins
Deborah
Aug 09, 2012 Deborah rated it really liked it
Shelves: twins
This is pretty helpful for information about pregnancy and after twins are born. I got the 1998 edition from the library and some information seemed out of date (like no information about Back to Sleep), so I would recommend only the 2nd edition published in 2009.
Gina
Mar 31, 2009 Gina rated it liked it
Some good advice, not a must read, though.
Janelle Revier
Mar 23, 2010 Janelle Revier rated it liked it
Recommends it for: mom of multiples
a practical what you need to know/ what to expect kinds book
Sarah
Sep 08, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A good overview of what to come.
Karin
Apr 14, 2008 Karin rated it liked it
Although the author endorses some parenting philosophies I don't agree with, over-all I found it helpful.
Kaye
Oct 17, 2010 Kaye rated it really liked it
This book contained great information about what you do and don't need with twins, and offered alternative viewpoints on how to handle future sticky situations with your multiples.
irfan
Sep 03, 2012 irfan rated it liked it
A good book for new parents of twins. Although written with an American perspective, some elements are universal in nature.
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As a freelance journalist for more than 20 years, Christina started her career as a travel writer. Her travel features have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald, and Westways magazine. Her first travel guide, Northern Italy: A Taste of Trattoria, now out of print, was the inspiration for her new travel series, Chow Italy.

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