Twins Trust

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Hi my 10 year old twins have been in the same class since reception. They go into year 6 in September. They have been separated so won’t be together this time. I feel a bit emotional about it. They both seem ok with it. Has anyone experienced this ?
Anyone watching Extraordinary Twins on ITV?
Looking for advice and help on my twins sleeping together when they are born in December

Is a tutti bambini safe for twins to sleep together? 🥰
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PLEASE SUPPORT NEONATAL DEPARTMENT AT NHS QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S HOSPITAL. THANK YOU.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/zakyforqcch
We are parents of twins who share a long relationship with Queen Charlotte's hospital, London, UK. We recently contacted them to see if there was any current fundraising requirements and were told that the Neonatal Department is in current need of some weighted hands called Zaky HUG aka Zaky HAND, here is the link: https://thezaky.com/products/the-zaky-hug. The Zaky HUG is used to help position the babies and also to give the babies a sense of security that they are being held when their parents are unable to hold them. This item takes on the smell of the parents too, which really can help aid a baby's recovery. The Department's current stock is getting depleted and urgently needs replacing.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic their budget is restricted to emergency items only. We thought we could just order these online and get the job done, however surprisingly there is no UK stockist. So, they have to be shipped from the manufacturer in the USA, who are "TheZaky.com". The Zaky Cares Program has offered to donate the shipping fees (shipping, customs, VAT and insurance) on behalf of Zachary if we meet our target.
We humbly request any donation, no matter how small, towards meeting this target. Please share. Thank you so very much!
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me or point me in the right direction of someone who can.

My survivor warrior TTTS twin will be 7 next month. Over the past year or so she obviously has questions about her twin and can find it hard to understand what happened.

Our girls were born at 28 weeks after a battle with TTTS at 22 weeks pregnant. Our gorgeous girl grew her angel wings at 4 days old.

Our amazing survivor is aware of all that happened however she has so many questions about twins, what she would be like, how identical she would be. She looks completely different to our other daughters (they look similar and have blonde hair, she has dark brown hair and is petite) and just now she is struggling a little with her identity. I feel she is a little confused about all of this and I'm not sure how to help.

I would love to chat to another parent who has a survivor twin and other siblings. Someone who has maybe been through similar? Recommend a book to read. Anything at all would be welcome and gratefully received.

Thanks x
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New Collection 2021 has landed!!

Hummingbird by Victoria has just launched their brand new collection for Spring/Summer 2021 and it's a good one!! We specialise in clothing for twins and multiples. Whether you like your multiples to be dressed the same or coordinating, we have something for you!!

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The question is which items will you choose? Plus if you sign up to our newsletter you will save money on your first purchase 😉
***HELP REQUIRED***

Parents with a lived experience of twin pregnancy, Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurses, Midwives and Obstetric Nurses, we need your help!

My name is Nicky and I am an Academic Midwife from the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We are in the process of developing a list of outcomes that future studies in Twin Pregnancy will report on and we would like your help in deciding which outcomes should go into the list (also known as a Core Outcome Set). It is important that different groups of people complete the survey e.g. parents with a lived experience of twin pregnancy/ Obstetricians/ Neonatal Nurses etc, as some outcomes will be more important parents and some outcome will be more important to Doctors or Nurses, so we want to make sure the final list is inclusive and has outcomes important to all.

All you will need to do is complete three online surveys over a 2-3 month period. During each survey you will be asked to rate a number of different outcomes that are related to twin pregnancy, as ‘important’ or ‘not important’. Those that are deemed not important will be removed from the list and those that are deemed important will form the list and be reported on, in all future studies in twin pregnancy.

To register for the survey please follow the link

https://delphimanager.liv.ac.uk/COSTWIN/

Or

If you would like more information please email [email protected].
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Is this something the Trust can get behind?

We're paying £1000 a month for part time childcare and it's crippling. We don't qualify for the free childcare at 3 until our twins are not too far off 3.5, because of their birthday falling in May and the next term being September.
One twin offered a secondary school place, other twin put on waiting list 😱😡😡

Twins Trust is a charity set up to help all families with twins, triplets and more to share the same opportunities as other families and enjoy their unique experiences.

Social guideline: twinstrust.org/who-we-are/about-us/about-twins-trust/policies.html Twins Trust is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. It is the only UK wide organisation that directly helps tens of thousands of parents of twins, triplets and more and professionals to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face. Tamba

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14/09/2021

Take a look at a snapshot of our wonderful discounters who have renewed their offers for Twins Trust members.
Become a member today to receive over 100 ways to save with rewards, discounts and special offers.

www.twinstrust.org/a-z-discounts

1. Koala Slings - Koala Slings are the UK’s baby carrying experts, and they specialise in carrying twins and multiples. They have a range of popular, safety tested baby carriers, including the TwinGo Carrier and their own brand the KahuBaby. Save 10% as a Twins Trust member.

2. Baa Baby - Baa Baby are known for their award winning sheepskin pram liners, rugs and cot liners which are perfect all year round, keeping your baby warm in the winter whilst helping to cool them down in the summer. Twins Trust members save 10%.

3. Muddy Puddles - Muddy Puddles are children’s outerwear experts! They believe that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong kit. Save 20% on waterproof jackets and suits, wellies and ski-wear in ages 0 – 12.

4. Charles Clinkard - Charles Clinkard has been providing high quality footwear for over 95 years. Save 10% as a Twins Trust member.

5. Coombe Mill Holidays - The team at Court Farm love having families to stay. They pride themselves on their toddler and child-friendly properties and facilities. There’s just so much to do! Twins Trust members get a discount of 5% on purchases of holidays or short breaks with a minimum stay of 3 nights.

6. Hippychick - Hippychick strives to bring innovative and exciting products to family homes at the same time as providing exceptional customer service. Twins Trust members can receive 20% off all full price items.

Take a look at a snapshot of our wonderful discounters who have renewed their offers for Twins Trust members.
Become a member today to receive over 100 ways to save with rewards, discounts and special offers.

www.twinstrust.org/a-z-discounts

1. Koala Slings - Koala Slings are the UK’s baby carrying experts, and they specialise in carrying twins and multiples. They have a range of popular, safety tested baby carriers, including the TwinGo Carrier and their own brand the KahuBaby. Save 10% as a Twins Trust member.

2. Baa Baby - Baa Baby are known for their award winning sheepskin pram liners, rugs and cot liners which are perfect all year round, keeping your baby warm in the winter whilst helping to cool them down in the summer. Twins Trust members save 10%.

3. Muddy Puddles - Muddy Puddles are children’s outerwear experts! They believe that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong kit. Save 20% on waterproof jackets and suits, wellies and ski-wear in ages 0 – 12.

4. Charles Clinkard - Charles Clinkard has been providing high quality footwear for over 95 years. Save 10% as a Twins Trust member.

5. Coombe Mill Holidays - The team at Court Farm love having families to stay. They pride themselves on their toddler and child-friendly properties and facilities. There’s just so much to do! Twins Trust members get a discount of 5% on purchases of holidays or short breaks with a minimum stay of 3 nights.

6. Hippychick - Hippychick strives to bring innovative and exciting products to family homes at the same time as providing exceptional customer service. Twins Trust members can receive 20% off all full price items.

Three sets of twins start Kinloss Nursery together 14/09/2021

Three sets of twins start Kinloss Nursery together

Three sets of twins make up half of their class!

How many sets of multiples are there in your twins, triplets or more year at school?

Three sets of twins start Kinloss Nursery together THE twins started the nursery together in August.

Northern Ireland Antenatal Online Course 13/09/2021

Northern Ireland Antenatal Online Course

Are you based in Northern Ireland?

Join us on Saturday 18th September for our next online NI antenatal course which has information on labour, delivery, coming home and more.

Click to book your free place thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund NI.

https://twinstrust.org/let-us-help/courses/_event/northern-ireland-antenatal-online-course.html

Northern Ireland Antenatal Online Course Twins Trust offer a variety of courses for those who are expecting twins, triplets and more. We also offer parenting courses and webinars.

Crazy school run with four-year-old quadruplets who are about to start reception 13/09/2021

Crazy school run with four-year-old quadruplets who are about to start reception

It's been a busy time for this quad family!

How's the start of school been for your twin, triplets or more this year?

Crazy school run with four-year-old quadruplets who are about to start reception Brothers Roman, Austin and Arlo and their sister Raeya are excited to take their next step in life together.

Do your Babies have "Retro" Names? 12/09/2021

Do your Babies have "Retro" Names?

Did you give your twins, triplets or more retro names?

It seems some of the most popular baby names in the 1950s are still a top choice for parents today.

Do your Babies have "Retro" Names? What have you called your twins, triplets or more? It seems some of the most popular baby names in the 1950s are still a top choice.

12/09/2021

A huge GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU to all 17 of our fabulous fundraisers who are taking part in the Great North Run today!

Don't forget to let us know how you get on!

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our other challenges: www.twinstrust.org/challenges

A huge GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU to all 17 of our fabulous fundraisers who are taking part in the Great North Run today!

Don't forget to let us know how you get on!

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our other challenges: www.twinstrust.org/challenges

Twinline 11/09/2021

Twinline

"We spoke to a great lady. She was calm, supportive and reassured us we were doing a great job with our twins. As she spoke from experience - we felt immediate relief. Our twins are now three and a half years old and thriving,"

Speak to one of our parent volunteers via Twinline: twinstrust.org/Twinline

Twinline Sometimes you just may need a listening ear from somebody who understands. Twinline is a free service and available to everyone.

11/09/2021

Drop you answer in the comments below :)

Drop you answer in the comments below :)

10/09/2021

With a brand new pair of shoes to get excited about, your twins , triplets or more will only need asking once (we hope!).

Clarks are offering Twins Trust members 20% of shoes during 24-27 Sept.

Save your membership card to your phone and show in-store to get your discount.

Full details here: twinstrust.org/membership/clarks.html

With a brand new pair of shoes to get excited about, your twins , triplets or more will only need asking once (we hope!).

Clarks are offering Twins Trust members 20% of shoes during 24-27 Sept.

Save your membership card to your phone and show in-store to get your discount.

Full details here: twinstrust.org/membership/clarks.html

Lottery 10/09/2021

Lottery

Have you entered the Twins Trust Unity Lottery yet?

You could be in with the chance of winning up to £25k! Tickets are just £1 a week and 50p from every £1 comes directly to Twins Trust to help us support more families like yours.

#twins #triplets #quadruplets

Lottery You could win up to £25,000 with Twins Trust’s Unity Lottery. That’s a lot of nappies! And there’ll still be enough to spare to get a treat for Mum or Dad.

Personal Experiences 09/09/2021

Personal Experiences

At Twins Trust, we are passionate about improving the care and lives of families with twins, triplets or more.

We want to save even more babies’ lives and support even more families with multiples but we need your support to do this.

Hear from our families who have shared their stories to support our fundraising and appeals.

Personal Experiences Hear from our families who have shared their stories to support our fundraising and appeals.

[09/09/21]   What was the time difference between your twins, triplets or more being born?

Formula Feeding 08/09/2021

Formula Feeding

Every baby is different and taking some time with them during feeding helps you get to know their individual needs and feeding patterns.

We have information about positions and tips for formula and bottle feeding your twins, triplet or more here.

Formula Feeding Feeding your babies is very much a personal choice and one option is to bottle feed with formula. Find out more about this method here.

08/09/2021

It's not just us right?!

#ParentLife

It's not just us right?!

#ParentLife

What to say to parents expecting twins, triplets or more 08/09/2021

What to say to parents expecting twins, triplets or more

When you’re first told you’re pregnant and expecting more than one it can feel a bit daunting. The last thing you need is ‘rather you than me’ or ‘wow, you’ll have your hands full’.

Here’s what we think all parents who are about to welcome twins, triplets or more should hear…

What to say to parents expecting twins, triplets or more When you’re first told you’re pregnant and expecting more than one it can feel a bit daunting. Here’s what we think all parents should hear…

Supporting new parents of multiples 07/09/2021

Supporting new parents of multiples

Do you know someone who is pregnant with twins, triplets or more?

Are you looking forward to providing a helping hand?

Our Supporting New Parents Course will help you to understand the particular challenges of parenting more than one baby at a time and how you can be supportive in this special experience.

Supporting new parents of multiples Are you looking forward to providing a helping hand to your relative or friend with their twins or triplets?

07/09/2021

Don't be so hard on yourself ❤️❤️

We're here to support our families: twinstrust.org

Don't be so hard on yourself ❤️❤️

We're here to support our families: twinstrust.org

Twin specific growth charts 07/09/2021

Twin specific growth charts

Twin growth charts make it easier to identify twins who have genuine growth restriction and who are therefore at risk of stillbirth and may need intervention to keep them safe.

They will also prevent the false diagnosis (thinking that the babies are growth restricted but they are not) therefore potentially avoiding unnecessary intervention in the form of premature delivery.

Please speak to your healthcare professional if you’re unsure which growth charts your maternity unit are using.

Find out more about twin specific growth charts.

Twin specific growth charts Twin specific growth charts have been specially designed with twins in mind, so they can be used to accurately measure the babies’ growth.

07/09/2021

“Asma saved our babies’ lives, there’s no doubt about that,” says Nichola Luther whose twin boys were born on April 4 2020, at the start of the Covid pandemic.

Nichola and husband Pete were thrilled to discover they were having twins, two little brothers for their son Sebastian.

But at 18 weeks a scan picked up a 22% difference in the twins’ sizes and two weeks later a 29% difference.

Read Nichola's story: twinstrust.org/nicholas-story

“Asma saved our babies’ lives, there’s no doubt about that,” says Nichola Luther whose twin boys were born on April 4 2020, at the start of the Covid pandemic.

Nichola and husband Pete were thrilled to discover they were having twins, two little brothers for their son Sebastian.

But at 18 weeks a scan picked up a 22% difference in the twins’ sizes and two weeks later a 29% difference.

Read Nichola's story: twinstrust.org/nicholas-story

[09/06/21]   What gif best describes your pregnancy with twins, triplets or more?

Colchester Zoo Stampede Half Marathon 06/09/2021

Colchester Zoo Stampede Half Marathon

Fast as a cheetah? (we know parents of multiples have to be when their kids start running in opposite directions!)

Combine fun with fundraising and run through the zoo for 1k before heading out onto closed roads to loop back for a finish inside the top-rated wildlife attraction.

Colchester Zoo Stampede Half Marathon 10 October 2021Run through the zoo for 1k before heading out onto closed roads to loop back for a finish inside the top-rated wildlife attraction.

Feeding 05/09/2021

Feeding

Some parents find that developing a routine of some sort works well for them and their babies, while others find they prefer to 'go with the flow' - it's your choice.

Whatever feeding method you choose, we have information to help you feed your twins, triplets or more.

Feeding The options for feeding multiples are the same as feeding singleton babies these being, breastfeeding, mixed feeding, feeding expressed milk solely or formula (bottle) feeding.

Identical or non-identical? 05/09/2021

Identical or non-identical?

What type of multiple pregnancy did you have?

Find out more about the types of pregnancy how identical and non-identical babies are formed.

Identical or non-identical? Find out how identical and non-identical babies are formed, how common they are and what this means for your pregnancy and birth.

What is the ONE word that you would use to describe life with twins, triplets or more? 04/09/2021

What is the ONE word that you would use to describe life with twins, triplets or more?

Being a parent or carer to more than one can sometimes leave parents feeling lost for words so we just want one!

What word would you use to describe life with twins, triplets or more?

What is the ONE word that you would use to describe life with twins, triplets or more? Being a parent to more than one can leave parents feeling lost for words so we asked for just one...

Community Forum 04/09/2021

Community Forum

We understand how important it is to connect with other parents or carers of multiples. We want to make sure that our families have somewhere to connect and talk to each other.

Welcome to the Twins Trust community forum.

Take a look around and don't forget to say hello :)

Community Forum The community forum has been designed to offer a supportive environment for parents or carers of twins, triplets or more.

Get Involved 04/09/2021

Get Involved

There’s so many ways you can get involved and support Twins Trust.

Whether it’s taking on a challenge and fundraising for us, helping with research and campaigns or backing our latest appeal, we’d love you to get involved.

Get in touch with us; we'd can't wait to hear about your plans!

Get Involved Twins Trust offer a variety of courses for those who are expecting twins, triplets and more. We also offer parenting courses and webinars.

Find a club 03/09/2021

Find a club

Going to a local club is a great place to meet other parents of twins, triplets or more and the perfect opportunity to for your babies and children to develop social skills with others.

We have a list of registered clubs on our website...

Find a club Joining a twins and multiples club can be a great source of support for parents of twins, triplets and multiples.

03/09/2021

Are you following us on Instagram?

As well as lots of great resources and information to help with the day to day life with twins, triplets or more, we also share your gorgeous photos in our #FridayFeature.

All you have to do is head over to our Instagram @TwinsTrust and tag us in your photos

Are you following us on Instagram?

As well as lots of great resources and information to help with the day to day life with twins, triplets or more, we also share your gorgeous photos in our #FridayFeature.

All you have to do is head over to our Instagram @TwinsTrust and tag us in your photos

Development & Milestones 03/09/2021

Development & Milestones

Try not to compare your babies with others – multiples can sometimes take longer to reach milestones, especially if they were premature.

We have information about development for twins, triplets or more.

Development & Milestones Most twins, triplets and more grow and develop along roughly the same lines as their singleton peers. Find out more about milestones for twins and triplets.

Resources and Groups 02/09/2021

Resources and Groups

We have lots of resources available to help support all members of the family when you are expecting twins, triplets or more.

Check out our resources and groups available.

Resources and Groups We have support and information for partners, grandparents, one parent families, same s*x parents and for parents of multiples with special needs as well as useful links to help.

Meet the quads who are real ward sisters! 02/09/2021

Meet the quads who are real ward sisters!

It was so lovely to read about the quads following in their mothers footsteps by working for the NHS.

Congratulations to them all for qualifying as nurses.

Meet the quads who are real ward sisters! Quadruplets Aneetta, Anjel and Aleena, 21, are now nurses at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. Their physiotherapist sister Aneesha, also 21, works at Kettering Hospital.

Secondary 02/09/2021

Secondary

It may only seem like yesterday since your twins or triplets started school, now they’re making the big move to secondary school.

We have support and information to help parents with twins, triplets or more in secondary school.

Secondary It may only seem like yesterday since your twins or triplets started school, now they’re making the big move to secondary school.

Membership benefits 01/09/2021

Membership benefits

Find out about all the benefits available to you when you become a Twins Trust member.

From discounts to resources, we have something for everyone.

Membership benefits Twins Trust members receive lots of benefits including discounts, exclusive resources and our Multiple Matters magazine.

01/09/2021

Good luck to everyone starting or going back to school this week and next.

And good luck to the parents getting used to the morning routines again!

Good luck to everyone starting or going back to school this week and next.

And good luck to the parents getting used to the morning routines again!

Twin mum raises awareness of life threatening condition 01/09/2021

Twin mum raises awareness of life threatening condition

At her 12-week scan, Caroline was flagged as high risk of developing TTTS when she found out she was expecting identical twins.

“At 24 weeks they found acute stage 4 TTTS. Unfortunately nothing was picked up a week earlier and I was falsely reassured when I phoned the hospital with concerns that I had symptoms of TTTS.

“The boys survived the laser surgery but Zack had a very severe brain bleed and had a dismal prognosis which is very unlikely to have happened if it had been caught the week (or even a few days) earlier.

...“We had been warned that Zack was extremely poorly and that we might lose him so Matt and I prepared our goodbyes,” said Caroline.

... “I passionately believe that if the doctors and nurses at my local hospital had been better educated in TTTS Zack’s life would be different now,” said Caroline.

I feel incredibly lucky to have my twins here at all given the severity of the TTTS and both Zack and Finn are amazing, but they’ve had such a difficult start to life.

Read Caroline's story in full...

https://twinstrust.org/blog/fundraising/raising-awareness-of-life-threatening-condition.html

Twin mum raises awareness of life threatening condition A twin mum whose son was born with disabilities following a late TTTS diagnosis is keen to raise awareness of the life-threatening condition.

Twins Trust

Just found out you’re expecting more than one? Or are you already a parent of twins, triplets or more? You’ve come to the right place! Twins Trust is the only UK-wide charity working to provide support and improve the lives of twins, triplets or more, and their families.

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