Don’t Panic! A Practical Guide to Twins, Triplets and More
Are you expecting twins or triplets?
Do you have newborn multiples?
Or do you know somebody who has just found out they’re expecting more than one baby?
…You’ve come to the right place.
“The most honest account of raising twins I’ve ever read” – Lisa, Southampton Twins & Supertwins Club
“This book changes the entire genre of multiple birth books! I wish this had been around when I was pregnant. Brilliant!” – Alexis, Mini Multiples, Twins, Triplets & More Group
“I just want to say that it is a superb insight into life as a twin parent and can see so many twin mums especially nodding along with everything you’ve written. It’s a book of joy, of fear, of excitement, and sheer panic. It is amazing and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone expecting twins, or who have just had them. Simply brilliant.” – Joanne Brady of www.joannebrady.co.uk and Kids Days Out Reviews
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About the Book
My new book, Don’t Panic! A Practical Guide to Twins, Triplets and More provides positive support to families like yours.
“You’ll have your hands full!” “Rather you than me!” “You’re never going to get any sleep again!” “I’d rather die than have twins!”
After getting bored of hearing these (honestly very real!) comments during my twin pregnancy, I decided it was time somebody compiled a book for parents of multiples, written by parents of multiples.
So I set up this blog and went on to collect contributions from over 100 parents of multiples to create the book I wished had been available when I was expecting. It has been a passion project that has taken a while but I’m so excited to be on the verge of sharing it with you!
If you’d like to read the background to the book and how I’ve pulled everything together, you can read this epic blog post.
When I found out I was expecting twins at our 12-week scan, I didn’t want to know about unattainable routines, or read about judgey parenting skills – especially not from an ‘expert’ who didn’t have any kids (let alone multiples!) I wanted practical advice and reassurance. How I was going to feed two babies? How would I get out of the house with multiples? Which buggy should I invest in (given that some twin prams cost more than a family car – it’s a pretty huge decision)? And much as I loved my friends and family for trying to give me advice, they had singletons so couldn’t really help with my questions.
With multiples, everything is different and a bit more complicated. But you know who can help you out? Other parents of multiples!
I read loads of books that told me about the medical side of carrying and delivering twins. What I couldn’t find was the real-life, nitty gritty stuff. How does it feel to see your babies in special care? How will I lift two babies up together (think about it – it isn’t easy!)? How will I get out and about with multiples? How will I manage night feeds when my husband goes back to work? I was bursting with questions but didn’t know anybody that could answer them.
Good old Google introduced me to the Fareham and Gosport Twin Club – my saviour. I went straight along to the group the next week (while pregnant) and met some awesome ladies that answered absolutely everything I wanted to know and much more.
The club was an immense support for me and I’m still great friends with many of the members, even though I now live on the other side of the world.
Don’t Panic! Just buy this book
If you’re looking for a book that tells you about twin types, pregnancy complications, what to eat and how to get your babies into a routine by the end of the first week – this definitely isn’t it. But if you’re looking for a supportive book, that packs all of the knowledge from a community twin club into its pages – a book that shows you the reality of family life with more than one baby – then this is it. You want to know what other families thought were must-buys and what stuff was a total waste of money, right? It’s all in here. Need to know how to maximise the space in your house without actually moving? Or how to pick a new family car to fit in all of your car seats? It’s all in here and it’s gold for an expectant multiple mum.
And that’s not all – I’ve created a special Twin & Triplet Toolkit for readers to download as a free bonus. This contains everything from question lists to take to your first consultant appointment, to feeding charts and hospital bag packing lists. Details of how to get your hands on this are in the book.
Want one more piece of advice? Invite your friends and family along for the ride too. Unless they have multiples, they have no idea what you’re going through. Get them to read that big stack of books on your bedside table. And no, I’m not peeking into your house – I just know that if you found my book and blog by Googling about twins, there’s a pretty good chance you already own half the books on the subject 🙂 Send them links to your favourite blogs or articles as you find them. They can only support you when they truly get what you’re going through so share it and help them to help you.
Oh yeah, one final thing: Welcome to the club! It’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime 🙂
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