Note, the groups below normally meet regularly at the times shown, but we recommend joining our facebook group(s) to get the latest 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 £3 (without membership), to cover costs.
These are groups aimed at twins and multiples aged three or older and their parents or carers. Outings and activities will be geared towards children of pre-school age and older but younger siblings are very welcome. Please let us know if you would like to suggest an outing or activity.
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