is there any subsidy
Rebekah - posted on 01/27/2011
Karen is right. Although we just sent Karicare a copy of their birth certificates, but I think the letter from your doctor would do the same thing. They get you to buy in bulk (12-18 tins a month) but it is definitely worth it and is a good saving. As for nappies, we never found out about them, just bought cheap ones for the day time and Huggies at night. Good luck! PS. We're in Australia
Kathleen - posted on 01/21/2011
Hi! I live in Kansas, USA and when I had my b/g twins 9 years ago my doctor told me to write to the formula companies. I was lucky and found a rep that brought samples to the hospitals and she had a quota of moms to "assist" - lucky for me she wasn't at her limit! She brought me cases of formula, for free, for their entire first year, plus some. I never bought it! I had heard of this for higher multiples - triplets or more - but never with twins. She only had two sets of triplets in her area, the rest were twins. So.. my advice (to all multiple moms): go online and find the companies phone numbers then find a local rep.. call and talk to them!! BEST wishes!! Kathy from Kansas and Sam and Annie
Angelina - posted on 01/21/2011
You should go to Even Flow, Enfamil, Similac, Pampers, Huggies, etc and apply for freebies. Many companies have multiples programs where they send you coupons for so many free cans of formula or diapers each month. Also check with your local Babies R' Us. That's what I did and I got tons of free stuff.
Andrea - posted on 01/21/2011
Most multiples clubs have arrangements with selected stores that give discount if you show you are a member of the club. If you are not part of a group you should investigate it, it is great for support, selling your baby stuff if they do consignment sales and you can also buy gently used items for very little cost. Again, it depends on the club. Most areas have a group for parents of multiples and more seasoned parents can answer a lot of your questions. If there isn't a group in your area you could start one.
Candi - posted on 01/21/2011
for formula, write the companies, and they'll usually send you at least one box of formula per kid. Also, this sounds silly, but we got our formula from eBay. We had to feed our guys neutramigen, which is EXPENSIVE! PHEW! It worked out really well. From your use of the word "nappies," I'm assuming you're not in the US? If you are, you can also apply for WIC.
Melissa - posted on 01/21/2011
Being in the US the only thing we have is regular welfare and WIC, but both are based on income level, and it is the same regardless of how many kids, even if they are twins. I would go to your local resource center, where you would file for public assistance and ask what sort of help you can get, even if they can't help you, they may be able to point you to an organization that will. There are also lots of places that give discounts here for twins, at least on big ticket items. I know most diaper companies will let you sign up for free coupons, and if you have twins some will give you a pack for free, other send double coupons. We found the best way to buy formula was to sign up with our local SAMs club (warehouse store), we could get a bigger container of formula for the same price as a smaller one in a typical retail store, the same with the diapers, we could get 150 diapers for the same price as an 80 pack in the regular store.
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