Note, the groups below normally meet regularly at the times shown, but you can also check the announcements page for news about changes and closures. Siblings of twins are always welcome at all our groups, every week, including those 'at bump stage' twins.
There are several Babies Bumps and Toddlers groups based around Edinburgh and the Lothians. If you are expecting multiples it is well worth popping along to your nearest group and chatting to the those who already have twins or more, all the groups are very happy to welcome new multiple families. It is also a chance to see which pushchairs are the easiest to handle!
Typically snacks and beverages are available, and toys for children. We ask for a small charge of charge £2 per family (with membership) and £2.40 (without membership), to cover costs.
These evening meet-ups aim to allow carers of multiples the opportunity to meet each other, discuss their problems in a non-judgemental environment and offer mutual support. As such, they aim to be inclusive: dads, grannies, aunts and uncles etc. are welcome to come with or without the children, who may be at any stage from bump onwards.
The first half hour will focus on a specific topic but then the session will open out aftwards to discuss other issues. We make sure there is always lots of time for questions and advice as we go along, and people can drop in or out at any time. Tea, coffee or soft drinks are provided.
Keep an eye on the Events page for details of upcoming topics.
For twins aged three or older and their parents/carers. Activities include: crafts, colouring, painting, puzzles, outdoor sports and more for the kids, with coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits and chat for the adults. All for £2 per family.
The course is not designed to take the place of other mainstream antenatal provision from either the NHS or NCT. We are hoping to provide a twins perspective -'how do I feed twins?', 'how do I carry twins?', 'what kind of routine should I have?', 'Can I get on a bus with twin buggies?' and so on - and so we are aiming to provide discussion, experience and advice for these and the gazillion other questions which start occurring to you as soon as you find out you have twins!
The course will specifically cover the following topics:
- Pregnancy and Birth (led by a midwife)
- Help and Support
- Practical Baby Care - including routines and sleep
The other main aim of the course is to put you in touch with others in the same boat, and at the same stage with a view to providing the opportunity for you to form a network of twin parents from whom you can get support on an ongoing basis.
Classes take place in January, March, May, July, September and November each year, and are being held at the rate of £30.00 which covers attendance at all three nights per family. Keep an eye on the Events page for details of upcoming classes.
There are (or have been) several other groups we know about, but which are not run by Edinburgh Twins Club. Details of those we believe are currently running follow. If you notice any mistakes, or know of any other groups for multiples, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org