It's an exciting but scary prospect bringing home your triplets or more. Whether you bring all your babies home at the same time or have one or more left in hospital, our neonatal guide has some useful information to help prepare for this. In this section, we've put together information that might help you navigate the early days. It's important to accept help from family and friends and remember we're also here to support you at Twins Trust as well.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help and accept it. I was too proud initially and made it much harder than it needed to be.

 

Routines

Setting a feeding routine can be tricky especially with three or more babies to feed and change. With regards sleeping, it’s important to take your time, get to know your babies and find a schedule that meets all their needs.

Feeding more than 2 babies

It's likely that up to this point in your babies' lives, you may have gone through many ways of feeding including tube feeding, expressing, top-ups, bottle and breast. The most important thing to remember when you get home is not to put too much pressure on yourself.

Organisation tips

You and your family will come up with what works best for you, to try and cope with the sleep deprivation and constant stream of feeds and nappies. It's important to remember that this period is very short and it does come to an end.

Getting out and about

Firstly, don’t set expectations too high. It's hard caring for three or more babies so don’t think you'll be out walking around on your own with them as soon as you get home.  Take it in stages and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.

Practical tips

When you have three or more babies at once, even if they're not identical, it can be difficult to tell them apart in the early days especially when you're looking back at photos in years to come.

Individuality

All babies are individual and as the triplets and quads start to get older you will notice their own personalities coming through. You will also start to notice that they might need different amounts of attention at different times.