Following on from the hospital bag post, you can get a free copy of my Ultimate Birth Bag List for Twins here.  I have also put together a few things that are helpful to do before your babies arrive.
When you are expecting twins, or more, it is advisable to visit the special care baby unit in the hospital you will be delivering your babies in. Approximately 40% of twins in the UK spend some time in the special care baby unit (SCBU). It is unlikely Mum will be able to go and visit the babies immediately after birth, especially if she has had a c-section so it can be helpful to have an idea of where they are.
Do a Paediatric First Aid course – many parents don’t get around to doing this before they have their babies but I would strongly recommend booking on one and getting it done. It is scary talking about things that could go wrong with your babies but on the off chance that you might need the skills you learn it’s completely worth that discomfort. If your babies do end up needed care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) you will have these skills refreshed before you are discharged.
If you know your twins are going to be coming early the charity Bliss  have lots of fantastic information to help you understand and cope.
If you are having ID twins you may not be able to tell them apart right away, don’t worry this is quite common. Although they will have ID tags on their ankles when they are all wrapped up you can’t see them so different coloured/patterned hats can be a quick and easy reference guide in the early days, helpful for any visitors too.

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