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Under Ones

Parenting twins or more in their first year

If your babies have left hospital, you’ll be experiencing the challenges of feeding and caring for newborn twins, triplets or more in your own home. If a hospital stay is in order, you may be in and out of neonatal care while one or more gets some extra help. Follow the links below to find out more about coping in neonatal care, bringing your babies home, finding a routine that works for you, feeding more than one baby, bonding, sleep and how to manage common concerns such as crying and colic. We also have a few tips on how to keep your relationship in good shape amidst the pressures of parenting.

Development

What is special about the way twins, triplets and more develop, and what can you do to help?

Development 

Sleep 0-12 months

When your babies arrive you may wonder what their sleep patterns will be like and have questions about safe sleeping

Sleeping 0-12 months

Bonding

Is it harder to bond with more than one baby? Enjoy getting to know your babies and nurturing their individual qualities with the help of our Tamba tips

Bonding 

Concerns

How do you cope when two or more are poorly, colicky or just plain crying? A rough guide to coping, being a ‘good enough’ parent, and maintaining your relationship in trying times.

Concerns

Movement for Multiples

A movement for multiples programme has been developed that is practical and fun

Movement for Multiples

Feeding

How do you feed more than one baby at the same time? Parents of multiples tend to be more pragmatic and imaginative than most. Read on for a guide to your options

Feeding 

Sleep 1+ years

Having more than one child can make getting into a routine and developing good sleep patterns more challenging.

Sleep 1+ Years

Postnatal Depression

We have a selction of factsheets if you or someone you know is suffering with mental health challanges or postnatal depression and has mutliple birth babies/children.

PND

Winter Illnesses

How to reduce the chance of your twins, triplets or more getting ill in the colder months. Includes information on how to deal with illnesses and symptoms including coughs and colds, high temperatures, bronchiolitis and bacterial meningitis. 

Winter Illnesses 

 

 

 

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