“You’ll have your hands full!” “Rather you than me!” “You’re never going to get any sleep again!” “I’d rather die than have twins!”
After getting bored of hearing comments like these during her twin pregnancy, Karen Bleakley decided it was time somebody compiled a book for parents of multiples that was actually written by parents of multiples.
Karen set up a blog and then went on to collect contributions from over 100 parents of multiples to create the book she wished had been available when she was expecting.
Instead of creating unattainable routines and judging parenting skills, this practical guide book is packed full of real-life stories and tips from families.
Don’t Panic! A Practical Guide to Twins, Triplets and More explores pregnancy, birth, the newborn stage and the first precious year.
Backed up by a stack of invaluable free bonus material online, every stage of this book has been shaped by an army of multiple mums and dads so that it packs in everything you need to know.
The book can also be given as a gift to family and friends of those expecting multiples to give them a flavour of what to expect from the new arrivals. If you don’t have multiples yourself, it’s impossible to understand the unique challenges. By inviting them into the experience they will be able to see how they can offer support.
"The most honest account of raising twins I’ve ever read" - Lisa, Southampton Twins & Supertwins Club
"This book changes the entire genre of multiple birth books! I wish this had been around when I was pregnant. If you've just found out you're expecting twins or more, this practical book is perfect.
It is not like any other multiple birth parenting book on the shelf (if you can find one!)....it answers all the questions you have buzzing around in your head, it gives you options and choices on all the practicalities of life with multiples...all from people who have been there and coped and survived! This book is an essential read for any multiple birth family it covers everything you're thinking about and even things you haven't, but should. Read it!” – Alexis, Mini Multiples, Twins, Triplets and More Group
"I just want to say that it is a superb insight into life as a twin parent and can see so many twin mums especially nodding along with everything you’ve written. It’s a book of joy, of fear, of excitement, and sheer panic. It is amazing and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone expecting twins, or who have just had them. Simply brilliant." – Joanne Brady of Kids Days Out Reviews