If one baby is a beautiful blessing, then two or three must be double or triple the blessing! But babies and small children also come with their share of struggles, and those families who have multiple births will also find that their difficulties may be doubled, tripled or even more.
Now is the perfect time to show twice – or even three or four times – the love when it comes to celebrating Twins, Triplets and More Week!
History of Twins, Triplets and More Week
Taking place during the first week in July, the celebration of Twins, Triplets and More Week offers a delightful opportunity to show appreciation for the unique and interesting lives that families with multiples have!
Dating back to at least 2018, this event was founded as a time to not only celebrate families with multiple births but also to highlight and provide a greater understanding for the special circumstances they often face. This event is supported by the Twins Trust of the United Kingdom. In addition, the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) of the UK uses the week to promote their crisis service, which is a charity arm that offers practical help and guidance in the home for families with twins, triplets or higher multiples.
Twins, Triples and More Week is meant to give a big cheer for those families who are managing the care of multiples, while raising awareness about ways that additional support and assistance may be needed.
How to Celebrate Twins, Triplets and More Week
Have double the fun by celebrating and engaging with Twins, Triplets and Multiples Week and getting involved with some of these ideas:
Read Experiences of Families of Multiples
Twins are more than just doubly cute! They are lots of work too. Those who want to learn a bit more about the life experiences of parents of multiples can read unique stories and testimonials that are given right from the real world. Access these stories online, specifically through the Twins Trust UK website or through the Twins Club.
Show Some Care
In honor of Twins, Triplets and More week, don’t forget to show friends or family members who have multiples some extra care. Offer to babysit, provide a small gift (such as diapers), or surprise them with dinner. Even the smallest of gestures can help to provide a little boost of energy for parents of little ones of any age and size, especially with twins, triples and more.
Watch Some Movies About Twins
Sure, not all stories on the silver screen are based in truth, but these comedy adventures about twins can certainly keep folks laughing in celebration of Twins, Triplets and More Week!
- The Parent Trap (1961 and 1998). With Hayley Mills or Lindsay Lohan.
- Twins (1988). Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
- It Takes Two (1995). Featuring real-life twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, plus Kirstie Alley.
- The Skeleton Twins (2014). With Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.