Twins by the Bay: Daytime New and Expectant Twin parent support group
Twins by the Bay is a non-profit support group for parents of multiples in Oakland, Berkeley and the surrounding area. Our mission is to educate, support and assist parents in the raising of multiple-birth children. We offer support meetings for all East Bay new & expectant parents of multiples, no club membership required!
These meetings happen the 2nd & 4th Friday mornings of every month from 10am-12pm & the 4th Tuesday evening of every month from 5:45pm-7:30pm at Bananas in Oakland (5232 Claremont AVE). The daytime group meets more frequently and tends to be larger (often 4-8 families). The evening group, designed for parents who work in the daytime, is more intimate. Both groups are facilitated by club volunteers, themselves parents of multiples. Pre-crawling infants are welcome.
At any given meeting, various issues regarding expecting and handling multiple infants might be discussed— How do parents with multiples manage to find sleep? What kind of help is available for new parents and how do you find leads? How do you breastfeed multiples? Do you need to pump to supplement? What about formula? How you will meet the emotional needs of both/all of your newborns? How do families make space for multiple babies? What equipment is essential? Cloth or paper? Side-by-side or front to back strollers? How do I meet other parents with same-age kids and start a playgroup? These are just a few of the many issues new and expectant parents face. Research shows that new parents with good support systems are better able to handle the challenges that come with parenting, especially when there is more than one new baby to love and nurture.
support [at] twinsbythebay.org