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Meet the Multiples

Documentary about couples bringing up multiples, including new parents with triplets as they bring their babies home, plus 21-month quadruplets and 5-year-old triplets and twins.

Bringing up one baby is a great experience for many parents, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. There's the through-the-night feeds, nappy changing, tantrums, not to mention the cost. One baby can set mum and dad back an average of 10,000 pounds in the first year. Now imagine that multiplied when you're bringing up twins, triplets, quadruplets and more. It's happening more and more in Britain, with a large increase in the number of multiples born in the last ten years.

In this eye opening programme, we are on the frontline of parenthood and meet the parents bringing up multiples. We meet young parents to triplets and see their first few weeks as they bring their babies home. We then fast forward to meet other parents further down the line - nine-months triplets, 21-month quadruplets and 5-year-old triplets and twins - to find out what it's really like to raise a big brood. Strict regimes, choruses of tantrums - this is parenting at its most extreme.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 23 Mar 2013 03:00


Role Contributor
Narrator Tim Delap
Producer Liz Allen
Director Liz Allen
Executive Producer Robi Dutta