As the pregnant and new moms meeting leader for eight years with the Manhattan Twins Club, Natalie Diaz has created a series of twins classes compiling families most-asked questions and most common discussions. She includes a variety of opinions in the class, including her own, but the goal is to have families leave each class knowing the choices they have so THEY can decide which one is best for them.
Twiniversity parenting classes are ideal for:
– New families who just found out they are expecting two or more. (The ideal time to take the 101 class is between 24-34 weeks pregnant).– Families who already have a child and are NOW expecting twins and want to know what the differences will be.– Families who have had their twins and need help with figuring out the fine-tuning of parenting your kids (sleep schedules, feeding issues, interacting with the twins).– Families who don’t have the time to register and prepare for the children (Twiniversity will register FOR you and help plan your nursery).
Twiniversity 101: Twins Prep
This class will cover everything you need to know BEFORE your bundles of joy arrive! During this three hour lecture, I will highlight all the important information you need to get you well on your way in preparing your home, yourself, and your relationship for the upcoming arrival of your twins including:
-What equipment you will need and when (full registry provided)
-What help do you really need and how to find it
-Cheat Sheets on: Eating for Three, Pediatrician Interview Questions, Nanny Interview Questions, Dealing with Bed Rest
-What to pack for the hospital
-Recovering from a C-section
-Breastfeeding/bottle feeding tips and tricks for multiples
-Introducing twins to siblings
-Preparing your pets for your new arrivals
-Dealing with a NICU stay
-What you should have in order BEFORE the twinnies arrive
-Getting your marriage baby ready
-And much more…
The Twins Prep 101 Class is taught at La Mela on Mulberry Street in Manhattan. Held the FIRST MONDAY of each month (with the exception of July and August), this class tends to sell out fast, so please book ahead of time when possible. Map to La Mela
The class is $160 per family. This covers two (2) adults typically spouse/partner/family member and mom. The fee also covers lecture, class materials, DINNER and a goody bag worth over $100!
Twiniversity 201: Newborns
This 3 hour class discusses all the ins and outs of your new life after the twinnies are born. Natalie will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to adjust after your world gets turned upside-down (in a good way). For new parents with twins 1 day to six months old. Topics in the 201 class include:
-Finding and interviewing a Nanny/Babysitter/Mother’s Helper
-Nanny vs. daycare vs. staying at home
-Mistakes new parents make
-Introduction to solids
-Getting things done with what little time you have
-Interacting with your new bundles of joy
-Bath time x 2
-How to deal with your new relationship (and I don’t mean the kids)
-Traveling with your circus around our city and globe (train, bus, car, air travel)
Classes are held typically held on the second Monday of each month. The class runs from 6:15-9:15pm and is held at La Mela.
The class is $160 per family (spouse/partner/family member and mom) includes lecture, class materials, dinner and a goody bag worth over $100.
For more information on these classes, visit http://www.twiniversity.com/classes/newyork