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Being the parents (or expectant parents) of multiples can be an exciting, exhausting, challenging and thrilling journey. Our club is full of members who felt the excitement and sometimes trepidation, at the prospect of having more than one baby in their home.

Even the most caring well intentioned person may say they understand how you are feeling but having twins, triplets or more children the same age is a lot different to having a singleton and is uniquely different. Members of the Association have all had multiples and are best equipped to lend moral and practical support.

Meeting others in the same situation provides the reassurance that you are not alone in your experiences. Apart from the emotional benefits of communicating with other multiple birth families, the club offers practical support and the opportunities for the fathers, siblings and extended family to get involved.

SSMBA looks forward to providing information, support, experiences and friendship, and we wish you all the joy that multiples can bring.

Published in New South Wales

North West Sydney Multiple Birth Association (NWSMBA) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community association that provides members with support from other member families around the issues relating to raising multiple birth children. Our goals are to provide a means of communication for sharing information on the care and raising of multiple birth children and to provide regular social meetings and functions for our members.

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Published in New South Wales

Nepean Multiple Birth Association (NMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of multiple birth families. The organisation provides support, resources and education to multiple birth families. NMBA was formed in 1973 and is one of the 1st Multiple Birth Clubs to be formed in Australia. We are part of AMBA (Australian Multiple Birth Association) which comprises of clubs from across Australia. NMBA offer a supportive ear from “those who know”, however it is more than that: regular social interaction for those who feel isolated; whether it is home visits, a phone call, coffee mornings, playgroups, evenings out or weekends away; education at a local level such as expectant parent sessions or first-food introduction classes; breastfeeding support, equipment hire and, volunteer coordination and assistance. These services go a long way to help multiple birth families in raising their children born in very special circumstances. NMBA is coordinated by a volunteer committee who are all members and therefore parents of multiples with busy lives. We endeavour to support our members in any way we can. NMBA runs regular playgroups and many lifetime friendships have been formed from this. We also encourage child free meet ups where you can relax and share your journey with others who are travelling with you or have been where you are going. Geographically NMBA covers a large are from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains to Blacktown in Sydney’s outer west and from Wiseman’s Ferry in the north to Campbelltown in the south. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

Published in New South Wales

Designed by an AMBA member, the Twins Feeding Diary is an indispensable item for busy parents of infant twins. Presented in a simple and clear format, it is the perfect tool for recording your babies’ milk feeds, whether you are breast, bottle or combination feeding.

  • Use the diary pages to jot down feeding times and other key information such as breast side, bottle quantity and nappy movements for each baby.

  • Record your Babies’ Firsts in the inside of the front cover.

  • Use as a handy reference to take to Maternal Health Nurse appointments and to keep as a memento of your busy, early days with your babies.

  • The Twins Feeding Diary features 48 A5 sized diary pages plus cover. It is printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper.

This booklet was written by a mother of twins who has had many years experience working with families in toy libraries. She offers ideas for play with twins and higher order multiples and their siblings. The booklet also draws on the experiences of multiple birth families. There are suggestions for toys and playthings at the various stages of babies and toddlers.

Topics covered include:

  • What is play?
  • Should multiples be expected to share their toys?
  • Establishing individual identities
  • The role of the television
  • The relationship of the multiples with each other
  • The relationship of the multiples with their siblings