Sunday 28 May 2017

All change for proud parents as 10,500 nappies are donated to quadruplets

Quadruplets Max, Alex, Ashley and Kayla Downey, with parents Wayne Downey and Lisa Fenton, and family dog Cody, Ros Mor. Photo: Gareth Williams
Quadruplets Max, Alex, Ashley and Kayla Downey, with parents Wayne Downey and Lisa Fenton, and family dog Cody, Ros Mor. Photo: Gareth Williams

Donal O'Regan

Spare a thought for the parents of Limerick quadruplets who have to change more than 1,000 nappies a month.

Lisa Fenton and Wayne Downey are proud parents to four-month-old Alex, Ashley, Max and Kayla.

The foursome, who were all 3lbs when they were born, are now thriving and sleeping for around five-and-a-half hours every night.

Their parents change their nappies around 40 times a day - coming to an average of 1,120 a month. But a supermarket has made a big difference to their parents' pockets by donating more than 10,500 nappies to the family.

Lidl has delivered 188 packs of the Toujours range, with 56 nappies per pack, to their Ballyneety home, saving the couple €1,032.

"We are absolutely delighted," said Lisa.

"When the courier dropped them off, he kept on going out to the van and coming back with more and more."

The fab four made history as the first set of quads born in Limerick in 50 years.

Irish Independent

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