Get advice from the Meet The Multiples mums
We asked two mums from Meet the Multiples why they got involved in the series, and how they found the time to take part.
Emily is mum to quads Kaylee, Jessie, Leo and Carrie. She was drawn to the series because she was keen to show the positive side of looking after quads. "I enjoy taking part in new adventures. And I also wanted people to see that having quads is fun and not all hard work". However, filming while looking after four babies did have its moments. "I got distracted at times and missed certain aspects to do with the tot's care that made the scenarios feel more stressful."
Meet The Multiples: Emily and Simon with their children
Megan is mum to triplets Isaac, Fergus and William. She saw the programme as a great way of remembering the early days. "We thought the series would be a snapshot of our lives to look back on and a source of great embarrassment for the children when they grow up!" Like Emily, she found filming could be problematic. "Apart from the babies constantly trying to destroy BBC equipment, they all seemed overly cheerful whenever the camera was on. The second the crew went home it was miserable faces all round. Everyone watching will think this triplet lark is a doddle!"
Things have moved on since with Fergus and Isaac now on the move. "I feel like I'm constantly breaking up tussles over toys," says Megan. "I've also had my first day back at work and I'm rediscovering the joy of a dedicated lunch break! Oh, and holding a conversation without simultaneously having to wipe a bottom."
Meet The Multiples: Megan and Mark with their children
"And lastly, feel really proud of yourself. Making one baby is special enough but growing more than one is a miracle of human engineering."
You can watch Emily and Megan in Meet the Multiples at 9pm Tuesday 26 April.
Meet The Multiples is part of the Bringing Up Britain season.
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