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Excerpted from The Baby Bump, Twins and Triplets Edition

Is Crying Contagious Among Multiples?

I feel like the crying is contagious. Is it possible for one baby to cry when he hears the other(s)?

It’s possible — after all, laughter can also be contagious, for babies and adults. Or it could just be that one baby is annoyed that his sibling is keeping him up or disturbing his peace.

It can help to put together a support team of friends and family to deal with crying babies and the like, especially when you’re feeling sleep deprived and stressed out. You may also want to establish a distress code to signal your partner or another caregiver when you’re at your breaking point and need to step away from all the crying.

Plus more from The Bump:

Should twins or triplets sleep in the same room?

Getting twins on the same schedule?

Breastfeeding twins at the same time?


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