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60 nappies, 40 bottles and 20 outfit changes a DAY: Couple reveal what it's REALLY like raising quintuplets

60 nappies, 40 bottles and 20 outfit changes a DAY: Couple reveal what it's REALLY like raising quintuplets

A mum of quintuplets has lifted the lid on the hectic lifestyle raising five babies brings to her home as her tots turn one.

Briana Turner and husband Jordan spent two years trying to fall pregnant until they found out they were expecting not one but FIVE new arrivals .

Jordan, 27, said he “almost passed out” when he first heard the news following their fertility treatment.

Now, almost a year after their birth, the family have opened up about what life is really like with five newborns.

The tots – born in May last year – each go through around four outfits a day which means total of 20 changes and at least three loads of washing.

They also go through around 60 nappies a day and a feed happens every 30 minutes – something Briana describes as an “assembly line”.

At one stage the babies were getting through around 40 bottles of milk a day.

Jordan only took a week off work before heading back to the day job working on a crane.

Since then Briana has been helped by her mum and a nanny with childcare for Zoey Hart, Dakota Faith, Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze and Gavin Lane.

The babies Zoey Hart, Dakota Faith, Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze, Gavin Lane recently turned one (Image: Caters News Agency)

She said doesn’t like to think about how much it has all cost them – but it’s certainly in the thousands.

Briana, 30, who lives with her family in Kentucky, said: “It’s absolutely crazy – there is certainly never a dull moment in the house.

“We are feeding every 30 minutes because as soon as the last baby is fed you are back to feeding the first one. The cycle starts again.

“It is a bit like an assembly line.

The babies have grandmother Ann to help out (Image: Caters News Agency)

“They get through numerous bottles a day. We have a nanny that stays with us. My mum is also here at 6am everyday to help out. We are so thankful for that.

“We haven’t really taken them out too much as their immune systems are weak but when we do we certainly attract attention!

“We usually take them out in twos or threes on different trips.

“We had to get a van as soon as they were born – obviously our standard car didn’t fit them. But even that’s a squeeze!

Leaving the house takes a lot of planning (Image: Caters News Agency)

“It is definitely a huge task taking them out and we attract a lot of attention. We can’t really go anywhere without that.

“Each of them has their own little personalities. It has been really cool watching them grow.

“We do have to stay to quite a tight schedule and we are adapting that as they grow.

“We are going to have to get a bigger house for sure.

“Sometimes it does not seem real – this past year has just been a bit of a blur.

The family's huge food shop (Image: Caters News Agency)

“They each go through around four outfits a day – that means at least three washes.

“We go through around 60 nappies a day.

“It’s certainly been a shock and a steep learning curve."

Asked if they will have anymore babies Briana replies: “Oh my goodness – we are done."

The family have a GoFundMe page and an Amazon wishlist.

 

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