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Thursday 19 October 2017

Quads home and happy in their nappies

The Slattery quads
The Slattery quads

IRELAND'S newest quads came home safely from hospital yesterday and among the baby gifts for the Limerick newborns was a 6,400 nappies - a year's supply in varying sizes to keep the babies dry for the next 12 months.

Babies Amelia Helen, Mollie Rose, Lucas James and Lily Grace May are just seven-weeks old and get through dozens of nappies a week. Parents James and Grace Slattery change up to 20 nappies a day.

The four, who were born at the Rotunda on May 26, travelled home to Caherconlish in County Limerick.

Dubliner James and his wife Grace have been overwhelmed by support from friends and family.

"All my neighbours have been inside my house, decorating," says the new Quad Dad.

Yesterday Pampers came on board too with the year's supply of nappies.

Overwhelmed

"We are overwhelmed by the generosity and very grateful to the kind people at Pampers who were the first company in Ireland to reach out to us and offer their support," adds James.

The quads were born within minutes of each other at the Dublin hospital. Amelia Helen weighed in at 4lbs 3oz, Lucas James at 3lbs 10oz, Lily Grace May at 3lbs 4oz and little Mollie Rose at 2lbs 15oz.

James arrived on time to see them born at 3.45am with the help of a Garda escort from Limerick.

csheehy@herald.ie

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