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21st September 2018

How to avoid teeth brushing battles
You asked.... we answered. Here’s some top tips for parents of multiples to try and avoid those bathroom brushing battles.
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19th September 2018

Top tips for Potty Training
Potty Training can seem like a challenge so we've come up with some tips to help you get through it.
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14th September 2018

Fascinating twin and triplet facts
Check out these fascinating twin and triplet facts taken from the Twin Research and Human Genetics Journal. 
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12th September 2018

Norland Nanny Throws Herself in the Deep End
Emily Hamilton swam the English Channel in August braving jellyfish and choppy water and has raised almost £1,700.
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8th September 2018

I wish I'd known these things about potty training
Potty training - it's messy, it's frustrating, but we're all in this together! 
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7th September 2018

Questions to ask at your antenatal check up
When you find out it's multiples it can seem a bit of a blur so we’ve come up with a list of questions you may want to ask at your next checkup.
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2nd September 2018

6 Ideas to Help Mark the First Day of School
Whether it’s back to school or the very first day of primary, here are some brilliant ways to mark this special occasion.
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24th August 2018

Signs you're expecting more than one
Finding out you’re going to be a parent is a memory you never forget. But what about that niggling feeling that there might be more than one?
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17th August 2018

How were you told?
Some parents have a sneaky suspicion that they’re expecting more than one but for many, it can come as a total shock! So how were you told? 
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15th August 2018

Embrace the mess and get stuck into weaning
Are you approaching weaning your babies and wondering how you’ll wean more than one baby?
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10th August 2018

Gemma's Trek 
Gemma Howley was so devastated for her good friends Katy and Andy when they lost their baby twins that she wanted to do something in their memory
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5th August 2018

It's ok to not enjoy these things 
When you found out you were pregnant you dreamt up amazing adventures, but in reality, they don't always go to plan...
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1st August 2018

A Mum's Top Tips for Parents of Multiples 
Our Northern Ireland Coordinator and mum of twins, Kelly, shares her top tips for parents here...
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28th July 2018

Jenny's Story
A Winchester grandmother of one set of triplets and two sets of twins (plus 3 other grandchildren) has raised almost £2,000 for Tamba
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27th July 2018

8 fun ways to keep cool this summer 
This heatwave does not seem to be going anywhere so we've come up with some fun solutions to keep you all cool
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25th July 2018

Max's Story
“We were incredibly lucky and both were born naturally and healthy" Read Max's story here...
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20th July 2018

How to Survive the Summer Holidays
We’ve got some parent survival tips to make the holidays fun for you AND the kids!
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17th July 2018

6 Bedtime Excuses all Parents Have Heard
Bedtime is probably one of the trickiest time of the day – they’re tired, you’re tired and yet it’s the time when you need the most patience. tragic loss.
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16th July 2018

Sam's Story
Sam sadly lost her twin boys Jack and Harley in November 2017 and chose to support Tamba after we reached out to her following her tragic loss.
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14th July 2018

Twins work together for a good cause
Environmentally passionate 8-year-old twins Miranda and William Herrington-Young got to meet their hero Sir David Attenborough recently.
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13th July 2018

Mastering teeth cleaning in 20 (simple?) steps
Being a parent of multiples means you learn A LOT, and you learn it quickly but some things are hard to master… like brushing your toddler’s teeth.
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7th July 2018

Sarah's Helping Hands Experience
Read our chat with Sarah who helps us support families and tells us about the difference it can make to them.
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5th July 2018

A day in the life of...
Have you ever wondered what the day to day role is like for our Support Practitioner? Find out here...
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3rd July 2018

Jemma's Health Visitor Story
During Twins’ Triplets and More Week, we chat with Tamba advocate Jemma who is a health visitor that has referred families to our service.
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22nd June 2018

7 things parents aren't afraid to admit (to other parents)
When that non-parent friends laughs and says it can’t be that hard, just smile and remember they’ve got it all to come… 
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17th June 2018

Every dad does these 6 things
Father’s Day. A day to give an extra big shout out to the person that provides for us, looks after us and inspires up. 
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17th June 2018

10 things all dads-to-be need to know (plus a bonus one!)
Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered! Here’s 10 things we think all dads-to-be need to know
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16th June 2018

10 ways to get outdoors with the kids this summer
Coaxing the kids away from the latest video game can be a struggle so we’ve come up with 10 ideas for you.
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15th June 2018

Report highlights drop in twin stillbirths
National Report highlights the most rapid drop in twin stillbirths and neonatal deaths, since records began.
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9th June 2018

You know you're tired when...
We're not surprised parents spend all day yawning, here are the signs to spot your COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED!
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4th June 2018

6 ways your holidays change after having kids
Packing the night before turns into packing for days if not weeks before!
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3rd June 2018

Parting Ways
All adolescents have to separate from their parents but multiples have to separate from each other too…
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30th May 2018

Graham and Vanessa's Story
"And then, we realised we knew nothing about having twins and raising twins and so the research and reading started."
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28th May 2018

Tamba develops new tool to improve maternity care
Expectant Multiple Birth Mums across England are set to benefit from Tamba’s new tool that helps maternity units across England.
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27th May 2018

What to consider when buying a family car
So you’ve just found out you’re expecting more than one, you’ve done the calculations and it’s become very clear the small 2 seater car just isn’t going to work... What next?
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15th May 2018

21 Signs You're a new Mum of Multiples
Whether you laugh, cringe or do a mix of the two, we hope you like our signs you’re a new mum of multiples….
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13th May 2018

Test your knowledge with the Pocket Money Quiz!
Take the quiz to see how well you know the spending habits of children living in the UK.
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11th May 2018

Top 10 Cravings Women have when Expecting Multiples
When your babies were kicking around in the womb, what was the treat that you HAD to have on standby in the kitchen?
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4th May 2018

Do your Babies have "Retro" Names?
It seems some of the most popular baby names in the 1950s are still a top choice for parents today.
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2nd May 2018

5 things parents are allowed to say
Sometimes it’s a struggle, and that’s ok, because we’re all in this together.
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27th April 2018

Lisburn Multiples celebrate first year
Thanks to Tamba and some national funding, six new clubs for parents of twins, triplets and more have been set up in Northern Ireland.
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24th April 2018

Tamba's Volunteer Day 2018
On Saturday more than 90 volunteers travelled from around the country to talk “all things multiples.
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20th April 2018

7 Reasons Why Being a Grandparent of Multiples is the BEST Job
“It’s a bit like herding two drunk people home from the pub.”
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18th April 2018

Research answers "Together or Apart?" Question
A researcher has been looking into the impact of having the same or sperate classrooms for multiples. 
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16th April 2018

Which BBC presenter just announced they're having twins?
We love hearing exciting “expecting” news – but hearing it on national radio is something that doesn’t happen often.
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13th April 2018

8 Reasons why our POM friends are the BEST
We think our POM Friends are the best support network ever. And here are some reasons why…. 
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11th April 2018

Tamba's Neonatal Guide
Here at Tamba we’re proud to announce we’re launching an updated neonatal guide for parents of twins, triplets and more.
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6th April 2018

The World According to Toddlers
Big People just don’t understand us so we've made this list so you can see things from our perspective
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2nd April 2018

Thoughts on our twins antenatal course...
"It’s going to be a wild ride, but it will be undeniably special too."
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1st April 2018

Eggcellent Easter Bunny Picture is Twintastic
We can never manage to get TWO children to sit nicely for the camera, so this is impressive!
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28th March 2018

Twin dad Steven tackles Brighton Marathon
"I swore I’d never do another one. But I decided to make this my third and final one and do it for Tamba."
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23rd March 2018

13 Things That Aren't (but should be) in Parenting Books
You've read all the books, but here's what they don't tell you...
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15th March 2018

10 Reasons to book an antenatal course today
Antenatal classes with multiples in mind? Sign me up! 
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11th March 2018

10 Things Your Mum Never Told You
Being a mother is one of the most frustrating, but rewarding jobs to have.
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7th March 2018

A Blog by Me - Isabelle (aged 7)
My name is Isabelle and I’m a twin.  My twin sister is called Sophie.
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6th March 2018

Bereavement Group Meet Up
A very special event took place to remember babies and children who have died.
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4th March 2018

10 Reasons Why Having Multiples Changes Your Life Forever
Going to a supermarket for a few bits in the evening feels like a treat. It's a night out, whoo hoo!
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2nd March 2018

9 Parenting Gif(t)s Mums will Totally Love
Being a mum is gift in itself. But sometimes our little ones remind of us of the gifts they give us each day.
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19th February 2018

Do you speak 'Parent'?
“The park is closed today” and 14 other fibs (blatant lies) we tell our kids #sorrynotsorry
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13th February 2018

Questions to a mum whose twins have autism
They may have autism but autism does not define them...
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9th February 2018

14 Signs You're Better at This Parenting Thing Than You Think 
Okay, we’re not going to get it right all the time, but who decides what “right” is anyway?
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6th February 2018

Outdoor Activities
For the first time ever, national statistics have been released* about how children aged 8-15 spend their leisure time.
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1st February 2018

Full of love in February
Throughout February we’re encouraging our supporters to Love YOUR Tamba.
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31st January 2018

Tamba Award Winners
Volunteers who went "above and beyond" for multiple birth families have their dedication recognised.
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28th January 2018

How "average" is your spending?
How much do you spend on your weekly shop compared to the UK average?
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24th January 2018

Never Have I Ever: Parent Edition
If you've heard of the classic, you'll love this parent edition of the game.
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22nd January 2018

Campaign for Extended Parental Leave
Twin mum Linsey is campaigning for extended parental leave to parents of premature babies.
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19th January 2018

What "Parenting Phrase" do you have Stuck on Repeat?
Take two minutes 'me-time' and tick off which phrases you find yourself repeating.
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15th January 2018

Great news for Expectant Mums and Dads in Scotland
Find out what our exciting news is for parents-to-be in Scotland.
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14th January 2018

Things Parents would Probably Tweet
If you're scrolling through a parent's news feed, you may spot a few of these.
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11th January 2018

Five New Year's Resolutions We've Already Broken
Don't worry, we've come up with one that we can help you keep.
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5th January 2018

12 VERY real struggles for parents
We found 12 relatable gifs that’ll make you go “that’s me”
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