Achieving a delayed start for twins in a Richmond-upon-Thames by Josephine Wyatt

I started looking into the possibility of ‘delaying’ my twin girls last autumn when the deadline for school applications was looming. Being summer born, they would be expected to start at just 4 years and 3 weeks which to me seemed ridiculously young.

After having a very stressful and long drawn out ‘settling in ‘

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Deferring Reception Places by Cara Gant

As parents to August born girl/boy twins we have always been conscious that they would be the youngest in their school year. However it wasn’t really until they spent mornings in the school nursery that we realised that our son didn’t have the same social skills as our daughter. He wouldn’t interact with other children

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Our experience with sight issues

By Caroline Maloney

As there is a genetic trait for lazy eyes in my family (I had a squint as a child and have virtually no sight in one eye), I was looking

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Twin to twin transfer syndrome (TTS)

By Georgina Sainsbury

At 14 weeks pregnant with identical twins, I was told I might be developing signs of TTTS. At first we weren’t too worried as the shock of finding out we were expecting twins when we

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Top tips from the Tooth Fairy

By Sarah Alltree EDH

1. Visiting the dentist: It is recommended that you take your children to the dentist as early as possible, even if it is to accompany you, so they can become familiar with the environment.

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An alternative approach to dealing with eczema - Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique

By Fiona Cain

When one of my twin boys, Joshua, was approximately 4 months old, he developed eczema, primarily on his face. This clearly irritated him as he would often rub and scratch at his face, particularly in bed,

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Eczema – finally we are winning the battle

By Tracey Nichols

Both Gavin and I have a truckload of allergies between us and with eczema often being hereditary I think we were fighting an uphill battle from the start. In fact research suggests that a baby has a 30% chance of developing

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Plagiocephaly with my twins

Editor: In the first Twickenham Twins Club newsletter this year Caroline Maloney and myself wrote about our experiences with Plagiocephaly. Another of our members got in contact with us to share their story. (Names changed to protect identity)

William and Anna where born with perfectly shaped heads but their heads started to become flat very

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Irregular head shape and helmets for babies

by Caroline Maloney

I am writing this in case anyone is worrying as much as I did about a twin with an irregular head shape (probably brought on by being squashed by their sibling in the womb!).

My daughter was born with a stiff neck (torticollis) which meant that she very determinedly lay with her

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