Dayna Childress is a who has captivated the hearts of many on social media with her story of raising fiʋe ren, including two-year-old quadruplets. At just 29 years old, her hands are full with the responsibilities of and for her five . Dayna’s journey began with her second pregnancy, which took a course than she could have ever imagined.
Dayna Childress started her family at a young age with her high school sweetheart, whom she later married. In 2015, they welcomed their first child, a boy named Lincoln. Nine months after becoming a mother, they decided to have their second child to ensure that the age difference between the two would not be too big. Unfortunately, they lost three pregnancies in a row for reasons that remain unknown to this day.
After a year of ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, Dayna finally received the good news that she was pregnant with quadruplets. Her first child, Lincoln, now has three younger brothers (Simon, Willis, Otto) and a sister (Willow), all of whom were born prematurely at almost 29 weeks and weighed between 1.3-1.4 kg. Dayna has gained global fame by sharing beautiful clips on TikTok and Instagram that capture the chaos of raising so many toddlers.
Dayna’s daily life as a stay-at-home mom of quadruplets and a five-year-old is documented in her social media posts, providing a glimpse into the exhausting routine. In a candid post, she describes her typical day, starting with her husband making coffee in the morning while she prepares breakfast for the children in advance. Dayna then wakes up her five-year-old who assists in waking up the quadruplets, as her husband has already left for work.
After waking up the kids, Dayna and her children start their day by changing nappies, having breakfast, and playing together. However, it’s not without its challenges. Dayna often finds herself reheating her cold coffee and dealing with tantrums. By this point in the day, the house is typically in a state of chaos. And yet, they still have the second half of the day to get through.
After a busy morning, it’s time for the quadruplets to nap, and Dayna finally gets a brief moment of “me time” before preparing lunch. “Once they wake up, it’s diaper changes and lunchtime,” she explains. “After they eat, we play some more and then go outside for a while. Then it’s time for another snack, but usually, someone has a tantrum by this point.”
Dayna treats herself to a well-deserved shortcut for dinner by ordering takeout. And then, it’s time for bed, before she starts all over again the next day.
The TikTok post received an enormous response with approximately 830,000 likes and over 10,000 comments. Many viewers expressed their disbelief in taking care of multiple toddlers, and showed admiration and respect for the busy mom. One viewer commented, “You make it look so easy!!! You’re doing great, mom!”
As the children grew up, the family started going out more often in their new and more spacious car. They enjoyed a full day at the beach for the first time, and it was an adventure for them from the moment they left the house until they returned.