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An interview with Dr. George Michalidis

Dr George Michailidis of Genesis clinic in Dubai is known to many multiples families. He managed the pregnancy and delivery of 40 sets of twins and two sets of triplets in 2017 and 2018 looks like it will be a similar number. He is one of the UAE’s top Obstetricians and specialists in fetal medicine and high risk births – so it’s no surprise that my first two interview appointments were cancelled as he had emergency deliveries! Dr George...

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Different Nursery and Pre-School Philosophies – Montessori

By Siog Moore , Registered Nurse, Early Years Development expert and co-owner and Manager of Little Land Nursery in Dubai. How Montessori promotes the individuality of twins and multiples Do you wonder if you should keep your twins together in nursery class or separate them? Do you worry that they will be expected to be able to do the same things as each other in school? Do you worry that the adults caring for them won’t understand that they are different...

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Top Tips for Approaching Nurseries With Multiples

Mummies, when we have more than one child to offer a nursery or school place, we represent something of a time saving for the school. Fewer parents to have to get to know, fewer emails to send - a reduced administrative burden for the institution. So it isn’t unreasonable to ask for a discount, either for twins or triplets or for additional siblings. I was surprised at the number of nurseries and schools that didn’t offer a discount, when...

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Looking After Yourself – Multi use beauty products!

When you’ve been lucky enough to have two full hours of sleep, you’re covered in milky stains and feeling drained of energy - beauty products are certainly not high on many multiple mums list of priorities. But for many mums, looking good can be rejuvenating in these less than glamorous years. As multiple mums we lead hectic lives and let's face it, who has time to use a multitude of makeup products after a sleepless night or before the...

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Looking After Yourself – A Yoghurt Tip!

Skincare? Eh?! Who has time to think about skincare with two or more babies/children/husband to parent (sorry dads, but we do feel like that sometimes…)??? Well here is a quick tip. Natural yoghurt is a great face mask. Yes, you did read that right. Icky and gloopy, yes - but it works. Take one tub of plain natural yoghurt. Clean your face. No - properly clean it. Soap and water will clean it properly but will dry your skin out - resort...

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Playing and Development – the Professional Recommends!

I’m Kamal - a twin mum, Senior Occupational Therapist, Vision Therapist and Behavior Therapist and I’ve been working in Dubai for the past 11 years with atypical children and those with particular needs. I grew up in Australia and worked both in China and Australia before moving to Dubai, providing Occupational Therapy services in homes, schools, clinics and nurseries. As parents we always want to learn how we can boost the development of our children and increase their strength so...

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Premature Multiples – A Perspective from Psychologist Dr. Fiona Desira

Fiona Desira of Child Early Intervention Medical Centre From the very beginning of your journey, being the parent of twins is amazing and challenging in equal measure, especially if your twins were premature. You’ve recovered from the (wonderful) shock of being told you are carrying twins, you’ve got through pregnancy, dealt with the trauma of your babies being born pre-term, and you’ve survived the anxiety of the NICU. You are home. Babies are home. And so life begins in earnest. Being a...

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