10 Ways Parents Of Triplets Have It Way Harder Than You

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A mother in Montana has given birth to incredibly rare identical triplets. Congratulations to her family- I can only imagine what is in store for her, both amazing and terrifying. Any time I hear of parents having high order multiples, my head starts to spin. These parents are obviously #blessed but also, not in the most enviable of positions, at least for the next two or three years. Sure, all is cozy and adorable when the babies are new and everyone is helping out but fast-forward to a year later when the extra help has gone back to their regular lives and the parents are the ones doing it all. This list is basically everything that is hard to do with one baby, let alone several. Parents of triplets (or more), I stand in amazement.

1. Potty-Training



Cleaning piss droplets off the floor and turd nuggets from the little potty seat for one kid was hellacious enough. Triple the kids, triple the turds.

2. Sleep-Training



I can’t even imagine how this would go down. One kid crying and waking the other two. One kid falls asleep and the other two are stubborn hold outs. I’m breaking out in hives just thinking about it.

3. Feeding

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Well, if you nurse, you only ever have two boobs. If you bottle feed, you only have two hands. Someone will have to wait or you have to get creative and the very thought makes me panicky. I bow down, moms of high order multiples.

4. Becoming Mobile



When my first child started crawling, I was a flipping out wreck trying to predict what she would try to kill herself with next. Picturing three of them heading in separate directions makes my hands clammy.

5. Nap-time



Trying to get one baby to sleep for at least 40 minutes so I could eat a Lean Cuisine and watch half an episode of CSI: Miami was hard enough. Getting three babies to take a nap at once is the Holy Grail. It must feel like a game of Whack-A-Mole where one just keeps popping back up. Not that you whack them. You know what I mean.

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