How to Get Through Those First Few Months with Multiples

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Motherhood alone offers its share of challenges, joys, and freak-out moments. However, when motherhood throws a curve ball of multiples, “normal” gets thrown out the window. I understand the overwhelming excitement and overload that goes with parenting multiples -- I have survived five years of quadruplets and am thrilled to offer real-life advice gained along the journey. Consider this your cheat sheet on surviving multiples!

  • How to approach the gift registry, and which items you need in duplicate or more.
  • Getting through the NICU since multiples tend to be born prematurely.
  • Accepting help from everyone who offers.
  • How to feed multiple babies at once.
  • How to make sure you get enough sleep (as well as your multiples!).
  • Giving each child enough attention.
  • Getting through the obstacle course that is every outing in public.
  • Stop the comparison game between your multiples or your friends' children.

Read and print out our crib sheet on parenting multiples.

Photo Credit: Casey Mullins.

Jen Murray (aka QuatroMama) is a mom of quadruplet five-year-old boys. When she’s not cleaning up their messes, she offers glimpses into their unique lives through their blog, 4tunate.

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