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The Second Year with Twins 14 Months Old

The Second Year with Twins 14 Months Old

Last updated on February 28th, 2024 at 08:19 pm

Learn what to expect with your infant twins 14 months old, including tips, tricks, and advice from real twin parents who have been there.

All content on this website, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

Your Twins 14 Months Old

Welcome back returning twin parents! Hello and welcome to the new twin parents who are just finding us today!

You made it through your first 13 months as a twin parent and you’re now heading into your 14th month of twin parenthood. What a huge accomplishment! Little known secret: we knew you could do it!

Now what? Well, this is a good place to start. We have plenty of information and resources to help you navigate twin parenting with your twins 14 months old.

Our twin parenting tips come from our very own experienced twin parents from around the world! These parents have all been there, done that, and are ready to share their tips and tricks with you.

This second year is full of excitement, questions, and even some anxiety. Not to worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve laid out all our best tips, tricks, and advice for twins 14 months old.

Got preemies? Make sure to consider your premature twins’ corrected age when reviewing whether or not they are meeting their milestones at appropriate times. In the vast majority of cases, preemies catch up by school-age and go on to succeed at the same level as their peers. Learn more about preemie developmental milestones here

The Second Year with Twins 14 Months Old
Twins 14 months old

What to Expect with Twins 14 Months Old

  • Your toddlers might have about three to five words in their vocabulary.
  • Other typical behavior these days includes the urge to make messes and empty things from, well, just about anywhere: cupboards, wastebaskets, drawers, toy bins — any receptacle is fair game.
  • Dropping things is another favorite toddler pastime as your 14-month-old delights in experimentation and watching you pick up the pieces.
  • Your little one may also be able to follow a one-step verbal command (i.e. “Go get the ball”) and maybe even stack a couple of blocks.
  • Keep an eye out for these normal and temporary conditions: bowlegs, flat feet and toeing out (i.e. walking like a duck). All three should disappear as your tot’s legs and feet develop and balance improves. 
  • Playtime is crucial for building both motor skills and social ones, as well as self-esteem, so provide plenty of opportunity and space for fun, for both you and your toddler.
  • If you haven’t already, look into joining a local moms of multiples club (aka twin club). Read about local twin clubs here or join our Twiniversity monthly twin club on Zoom by signing up for a Twiniversity Membership.
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Common Concerns From the Moms Who Have Been There With Twins 14 Months Old

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Milestones & Developmental Leaps Parents Have Noticed With Twins 14 Months Old

What’s going on with development in twins 14 months old?

  • May be able to rise themself from the floor independently and take several steps forward without tripping.
  • Can walk forward and even sideways when they are held by one or both of their hands.
  • Will climb on to furniture with a little support under their feet, like your palm or a couple of cushions.
  • As their fine motor skills are better developed, they can pick up an object from the floor even while standing and put it away in a basket.
  • Their molars may be seen emerging from under their gums.
  • Your little ones will need only 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day.
  • Their naps during the day could come down to just one from two (or three).
  • Will get better at feeding themselves with their fingers.
  • With a little or no support, they can feed themselves from a spoon.
  • Can drink directly from a flow controlled cup.

Inform your doctor if your child:

  • Doesn’t crawl
  • Can’t stand when supportive
  • Doesn’t search for things you hide
  • Doesn’t point at things
  • Doesn’t learn gestures like waiting or shaking head
  • Loses skills they once had
  • Doesn’t say single words like “mama or “dada”

Challenges You Might Experience With Twins 14 Months Old

There are some challenges to look out for with twins 14 months old

Tips from Parents of Twins 14 Months Old

Take some tips from experienced twin parents!

  1. Reduce baby speech gradually and start using more real words 
  2. If you haven’t already, this is the right time to provide her a designated play area within your home for your little ones.
  3. Read books, tell stories, sing along with them and recite nursery rhymes.
  4. Prepare for them to fight. A lot.
  5. Don’t compare your twins to other mom’s singletons
  6. Take more pictures than you think you should. They will LOVE to look at them with you soon!
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Feeding and Nap Schedule for Twins 14 Months Old

You’re really going to want a schedule for your twins! Be adaptable, but try to be as consistent as you can. Here is a suggested feeding and nap schedule for twins 14 months old. You will notice that milk is primarily given in addition to a meal, not used as a meal itself now.

  • 7:00 – Wake up time! Breakfast and Milk
  • 8:00 – Free playtime
  • 9:00 – Snack
  • 10:00 – Nap (at least 1 hour)
  • 12:00 – Lunch and Milk
  • 12:00 – Free playtime
  • 2:00 – Nap (at least 1 hour)
  • 3:00 – Snack
  • 4:00 – Free playtime
  • 5:00 – Dinner and Milk
  • 5:30 – Bath time
  • 6:00 – Book time & Milk
  • 7:00 – Bedtime

Do the best you can every day to keep them on the same feeding and sleeping schedule. When you get off track try again for the next feeding or nap.

Do everything in your power to feed your twins together to make sure you get breaks. If they are on opposite feeding schedules, you will never get a break — and you deserve one!

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When to Call the Doctor

It’s better to overreact 100% of the time than to underreact once.

Natalie Diaz, Twiniversity Founder and Mom of Twins

All content on this website, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

When it comes to calling your doctor or seeking medical advice, you have to learn to trust yourself. If you feel something isn’t right, it probably isn’t when it comes to your twins. When in doubt, call. That’s why the offices have an answering service and staff on call at night or on the weekends.

That being said, there are a few guidelines to follow. There are a few circumstances under which you should call your doctor and get medical advice, or even call 911. When you call you should have a pen and paper handy and be prepared to give the following information over the phone:

  • Immunization records
  • Any medications, dosages, and times last taken (even over the counter drugs)
  • Medical history
  • Your baby’s temperature
  • Mention that the baby is a twin, in case of a contagious illness

Any time you see the following symptoms with your twins you should contact your pediatrician immediately.

  • Blood in vomit 
  • Blood in stool
  • Seizure
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Bleeding you cannot stop
  • Unable to move
  • Limpness
  • A rectal temperature of 100.4 or above
  • Sleeps more than usual or will not wake up
  • Yellow skin or eyes

Call your doctor as soon as possible if one or both of your twins experiences any of the following.

  • Refusal to eat for multiple feedings in a row
  • Diarrhea or vomiting 
  • A cold that will not resolve itself or gets worse
  • Unexplained rash
  • Signs of dehydration (no tears, no wet diapers, sunken eyes, sunken soft spot)
  • Ear drainage
  • Will not stop crying

When to Call 911

Please note that when you call 911, you and your baby will be taken to the nearest emergency room. This may or may not be located at your preferred hospital.

  • Your baby is turning blue or taking more than 60 breaths per minute
  • Your baby has a seizure which lasts more than 3 minutes or you cannot reach their doctor by phone immediately
  • Suffers from convulsions, unconsciousness, or irregular breathing following a fall or from bleeding
  • You think your baby may have a skull, neck, back, or pelvic fracture (DON’T move your baby)
  • Your baby suffers from a compound fracture where bone is sticking out from the skin (cover it with a clean cloth and do not touch it)
  • Your baby has bleeding you cannot stop after applying pressure for 10 minutes

Again, learn to trust your gut.  When in doubt, call and see what your doctor thinks.  Believe it or not, they’re happy to help.

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