- Unexpected bonuses – twins
Mine have just turned 9, can’t believe how great having twins is!
Join Tamba (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) they give you lots of help.
What car do you drive, will it fit a double buggy in the boot plus a weekly shop?
Always ask for discount, you’d be amazed how often you get 10% or 20%.
Make sure you go to multiple birth antenatal classes (otherwise your wife will only get help with lessons on breastfeeding single children). That sounds daft but it is a genuine issue
Feel free to drop me a pm for any other pearls of wisdomPosted 2 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
Yep, one of each here. Both seriously competitive and despite being at each others’ throats at times, the bond they share is amazing to watch. It can be hard work at times early on, and you need to learn a bit of organisational logistics to get through the day ( I worked shifts so I had the privilege of more than my fair share of parenting and loved it.)
One of my colleagues also had boy girl twins, born either side of midnight, so they have different birthdays. How cool is that!Posted 2 years agojohndohMember
8 yr old twins here – it is what it is and when they were young we were continually asked how on earth we managed but you just do.
One tip – keep a feed & change diary because in the first few months you will struggle to remember who was fed/changed last and when they need checking again. It is also great to have it to look back on when you come out of the other side… 10pm – feed, 11pm – change, 11.45pm, change, 1am, feed, 2.15am, feed….
Good luck – it isn’t going to be the hell parents of singletons will tell you it will be.
I think Jondoh has twins but he never mentions them.
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Can’t help being proud of my two little treasures. Twin 2 came 3rd in the inter-school cross country competition on Saturday and I nearly burst with pride. 😀big_scot_nannySubscriber
I was on a call a year or so ago with a colleague in Milan who let us know that she was pregnant again, however already having 2 kids of 3 and 1.5 yrs old, she was somewhat upset to be having triplets 😯
I have not spoken to her since she went on mat leave, must follow up to learn of the fun!
congrats tomd, as a dad of three kids (but no multiples), its all good fun (as you know).
But, yes, the thought of bedtime with 2 babies at the same age at the same time does somewhat give me the heebie jeebies 🙂Posted 2 years agodjgloverMember
Mine twin girls are just coming up to 9. I wont kid you the early years are tough. However there are major benefits and efficiencies of having same sex twins and no other kids. How does this manifest itself, well they generally do the same activities at the weekend and after school so, for example they both go to art club Saturday at 10:00am, my wife takes them, so I get to ride bikes and drink coffee with the lads every single Saturday. Others I know spend their weekends in an endless cycle of taxi driving!
We didnt join Tamba, or go to multiple birth antenatal classes, the former felt a bit like a twins cult. We just read a few books and cracked on, its not actually that difficult to feed and change 2 babies, its just tiring and relentless! It is useful to have some sort of family support close by though.Posted 2 years agojohndohMember
We didnt join Tamba,
It is worth it if only for the discounts having a TAMBA card give you (Mothercare, Clarks, Jojo etc). We are still members (mainly to support the charity now as we don’t need the card often) – it’s only £33.60 a year. You could save way more than that with a few shops at Mothercare….Posted 2 years agostumpy01Member
We were looking at the impending pandemonium of twins, but one stopped developing at some point – can’t remember the exact time frame of events.
It was disappointing, but we were happy that there was still one on the way!!
She’s gonna be 2 in just over a fortnight!
Looking back at the last two years, I wonder how we would have coped with 2 littlun’s as one seems hard enough! It would have been great for her to have had a little bro/sis to grow up with, but sadly was not meant to be.
I am a twin myself & my parents coped OK with me & my sister!Posted 2 years ago
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