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16 Things You Are Likely to Hear When You Have Twins


Twins get a lot of attention, there is no doubt about it. Sometimes you’ll love it and get a huge sense of pride. However, other times you will be sick of hearing the same things over and over again.

These are some of the most common (well-meaning!?!) responses you are likely to get if you have two (or more) …


You’ve got your hands full!

  • Two for the price of one!

  • You’ve got your hands full (especially if you have another child)

  • Are they natural? No they are made out of plastic!?  


  • Buy one, get one free! (yes, indeed BOGOF) 

  • Just wait until they’re both walking – Why what’s going to happen? 

  • Double trouble! Sometimes followed up with, “but double the joy”


  • I bet they keep you busy – you wouldn’t believe. Let me tell you about it…  

  • Just wait until they’re both teenagers

  • Do you feed them yourself?


Getting ready for a feed. Yes, I did feed them myself…

  • Just wait until they’re both (insert any milestone you wish)

  • Double the work, but double the joy

  • Are they good?  – no they tag team so that they compound my sleep deprivation


  • Ooo, I don’t know how you manage – you just have to! 

  • Multiple mums are special (!?)

  • I always wanted twins – It is amazing just how many people say this. Always amusing to ask if they’d like one 

  • Are they identical? What these twins that look nothing alike? These twins where one is a boy and the other is a girl? Are they identical!?

I would love to hear of any of your top ones. Please comment below.

More reading on multiples

Should twins be separated at school? 

Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins & Triplets

14 top tips for parents expecting multiples

Having twins after baby number one 



About Author

I’m Fran: wife, mother-of-three and freelance publicist. My love for communicating and writing mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. I love good food & wine, Italian culture and football and have a keen interest in personal finance. I also blog over on Epsom & Ewell Families and Habyts, and write sporadically for a number of other sites.


  1. A good Mum at that. Yes they do keep you busy, yes they can be a handful, yes they are a lot of work but how rewarding when they put their arms around you, how rewarding to see them growing up together as close sisters and how rewarding to say how proud you will be when they are adults and spending time back home talking about, hopefully, their families and who knows maybe twins again!!!

    • People used to ask me “are they twins?” 2tiny babies in one pram who look alike what did they think they were!!

      • I came to the conclusion many years ago that a lot of people just don’t think before they speak. When Maria and Gabby were about a year old they were both in dresses sat in the supermarket trolley and a man said to me: “They’re jolly little fellas aren’t they?”

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