Although raising twins or triplets can be a joyful experience, you should consider the possible effects on your emotional and financial resources, which are often overlooked. These affect life with twins not just as babies but as they get older as well.
"The financial side of having triplets is crippling. I spend at least £50 per week on nappies, wet wipes and milk, not including food and clothing."
A mother of triplets, April 2008.
Although it may seem unimportant compared with the arrival of the longed-for children, the financial burden of a multiple birth can present serious problems. Child care costs and possibly the need for a bigger house and car, in addition to daily needs, should also be considered.
"Even with healthy twins, coping with the demands of two children simultaneously
can be overwhelming. Twins and triplets cannot be compared with closely spaced
siblings as some people assume. The greatest challenge is treating each child as
Jane Denton, Multiple Births Foundation
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