I’m mum to boy/girl twins who will be 2 in March. I also have a 5 year old son. Now I am not saying I’m an expert by any stretch but I would love to share with you some of my experiences since becoming a twin mummy and giving new twin parents my tips.
Finding out we were having twins came as a massive and I mean massive shock! Twins don’t even run in the family!
So here are my top tips –
1/ Expect questions. Lots and lots of questions. From every one. Especially strangers in the street. Also, expect absolutely ridiculous questions such as-
‘you have boy/girl twins, are they identical?’
‘why don’t they look alike?’
‘if you were to lose one, which would you rather it be?’
‘so they poo at the same time?’
Get my drift…..
2/ If you want to get out and about, get organised. It is possible to leave the house with several little ones. I’m not one of these mums that can be in the house all day with toddlers. I need to be with other mums, out and about, preferably with plenty of coffee haha.
My biggest tip would be to get organised. Plan your week in advance. Pack your change bag the night before. Put your kids clothes out and prepare any snacks before you go to bed. The less you have to do the morning, the easier it will be to leave the house.
3/ Find someone who ‘gets it’
I’m extremely lucky to have lots of lovely mum friends, but having a twin mum to chat too is a massive must from me!
Join some Facebook twin groups for online support and look out for local twin groups to meet fellow multiple mums. I couldnt have survived with my twins mummies!
I try to ignore the ‘double the trouble’ comments and bask in
‘double the love’. These last two years have flown by, gone in a blink of an eye and I have loved every single second of it.
Rachel. A proud twin mummy x