The Challenge of Twins

The Callenges of Twins

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Being a parent is tough enough, so just imagine how hard it is if you have two - or 3 or even more - babies to deal with all at once!

Multiple births have a whole raft of challenges that the parents of a single baby don't have to contend with, from having to buy more of everything, having to divide your time between your babies and just trying to find the specialist information that anyone expecting twins or more neeeds to know.

I've only ever had one baby at a time, so I can only imagine what you have to cope with when you have a multiple birth.

However Delyth Raffell knows all about this, and having given birth to twins herself. She used her own experience to found the website Twins UK which has advice for parents of multiples as well as stocking those hard-to-track-down products that make life with twins or more that little bit easier.

She has very kindly written four guest posts here about how she coped with the many challenges of looking after twin babies and how to stay sane at the same time!

Twins in a stroller

Triple Trouble?

In this guest article by maternity nurse, parental advisor and baby care consultant Alison Scott-Wright, she explains how she got Triplets to Sleep Through The Night By 9 Weeks! Alison was the winner of Channel 4's "Who Knows Best", a programme all about successfully getting babies to sleep.

How to prepare for the birth of twins, how to cope with twins in the first few weeks, the practical issues of having twins and how to care for yourself as the mother of twins.

About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!

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