I'm just wondering, with the baby bonus it is paid per child right? Is the parenting payment per child too? I've looked at the online calculator but it doesn't seem to give you the option to choose multiples. I'm trying to work out my maternity leave (how long I want to take vs. how much we can afford me to take) and with twins obviously the costs will be doubled (including childcare when I want to go back to work).
we've got 2 older children who will both be in school by the time the twins come along so we'll fortunately not be paying childcare for them anymore, but we need to upgrade to a bigger car and will be looking at moving to a bigger house too.
I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment because we gave away all of our baby gear about 6 months ago (the only thing we still have is a change table and 1 cot mattress) and am trying to figure out how we will afford baby expenses (nappies, clothes, furniture and everything else) AND buying a bigger house and car.
Any advice you can give me is much appreciated. TIA