Twin Brothers Comfort Each Other Just Moment After Birth
Cailyn Finkel 11/8/2018
Bringing one baby into the world is stressful enough already. But imagine double the crying, double the diaper changes and double the sleepless nights. That's what these new parents had to wrap their heads around in the minutes following their twin sons' births.
But they couldn't have imagined their few-seconds-old boys would be able to comfort themselves without any help at all. The only thing they needed was each other..
Just as most babies do, the twins shrieked uncontrollably as soon as they were dragged from the comfort of Mom into the bright, cold world. They seemed to be inconsolable at first - but then something truly magical happened!
As soon as the shock of their birth went away, the twins reached out for each other. The skin on skin was the only thing they needed to stop sobbing and snooze. Mom and Dad watched in awe as their boys cuddled each other close, snoozing silently.
They could only hope the twins would do the same thing when back at home!
Even though some parents may be nervous to put their twin newborns in the same bed, the National Health Services site explains that it's totally safe as long as typical safety steps are implemented.
"You may put your twins to sleep in a single cot while they're small enough, either because they slept together in [the] hospital or because space is limited. This is called co-bedding and is perfectly safe. In fact, putting twins in the same cot can help them regulate their body temperatures and sleep cycles, and can soothe them and their twin.
If you put your twins in the same cot, follow the same safe sleeping advice as for a single baby. They should be placed on their backs with the tops of their heads facing one another and their feet at opposite ends of the cot, or side by side on their backs, with their feet at the foot of the cot."
That means Mom and Dad get plenty more sweet, cuddly moments like this one to "ooh" and "ahh" over in the future!