The first of many exciting new initiatives to be rolled out by Tweddle and Westgate Multiple Birth Association (WMBA) took place during Multiple Birth Awareness Week (21-28 March); a facilitated multiples playgroup for WMBA parents, babies and toddlers.

    The Tweddle Pop Up Playgroup was the perfect event to mark the beginning of a much celebrated partnership between the local early parenting support organisation and the volunteer-run group supporting parents of multiples in Melbourne’s west.

    Tweddle CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien was excited about the prospect of working closely with WMBA families. She said, “Parents of multiples face additional barriers when accessing parenting support services and additional levels of adversity when compared with parents of single children.”

    “Barriers can include isolation, sleep and settling challenges, economic difficulties and bonding concerns. For a family with multiples, managing the early years means accessing trusted resources and family support services like Tweddle. We look forward to supporting and working with WMBA families.”

    WMBA Club President, Zoe Millar said that the partnership was important for families of multiples in Melbourne’s west. “Westgate MBA are thrilled to be partnering with Tweddle in the lead up to Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2021. Tweddle has a rich history supporting families in our community and we look forward to strengthening our shared vision and developing and sharing resources and information to better serve the needs of multiple birth families in Victoria.”

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