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Supertwins 101: 101 of the most frequently asked questions about multiple births

Running a Multiple Birth Household
 

 

76. How do you budget for such a family with multiples?



77.
How do I manage chores with multiples?



78. How do cook for a family with multiples?



79. How do I make one on one time with each child and my spouse?



80. How do I keep up with all the laundry?



81. Will my multiples fight each other, and what can I do?



82. What should I do with sibling jealousy over accomplishments or achievements that one child has attained but his or her multiple birth siblings have not?

 

83. What limits should I put on extracurricular activities with multiples?

 

84. How do I manage birthday parties?

 

85. Is the empty nest experience different for parents of multiples?


Expecting Multiples

Multiples in the NICU

Infant Multiples

Breastfeeding Multiples

Questions from Friends, Family, and the Public

Toddler Multiples

School-age Multiples

Multiple Birth & Developmenta Delays

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FunFacts

About Multiples


Number of good night kisses in one year:

  • twins - 730
  • triplets - 1,095
  • quadruplets - 1,460
  • quintuplets - 1,825
  • sextuplets - 2,190
  • septuplets - 2,555
  • octuplets - 2,920

Number of feedings/bottles (breastmilk/formula) in one year:

  • twins - 4,420
  • triplets - 6,630
  • quadruplets - 8,840
  • quintuplets - 11,050
  • sextuplets - 13,260
  • septuplets - 15,470
  • octuplets - 17,680


Number of school lunches packed in one year:

  • twins - 510
  • triplets - 765
  • quadruplets - 1,020
  • quintuplets - 1,275
  • sextuplets - 1,530
  • septuplets - 1,785
  • octuplets - 2040


Number of diapers changed in the first year:

  • twins - 4,534
  • triplets - 6,801
  • quadruplets - 9,068
  • quintuplets - 11,335
  • sextuplets - 13,602
  • septuplets - 15,869
  • octuplets - 18,136

Number of diaper wipes used in the first year:

  • twins - 5,000
  • triplets - 7,500
  • quadruplets - 10,000
  • quintuplets - 12,500
  • sextuplets - 15,000
  • septuplets - 17,500
  • octuplets - 20,000


Number of tiny toes and fingernails to be clipped in one sitting:

  • twins - 40
  • triplets - 60
  • quadruplets - 80
  • quintuplets - 100
  • sextuplets - 120
  • septuplets - 140
  • octuplets - 160

By age 18, the average number of pizza slices consumed by

  • twins - 1472
  • triplet - 2,208
  • quadruplets - 2944
  • quintuplets - 3680
  • sextuplets - 4416
  • septuplets - 5152
  • octuplets - 5,888 (source: Domino's Pizza)


 
"Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind, don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot. And there aren't any real differences between triplets and an insurrection." ~Mark Twain
Updated 1/27/09
 
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