Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings

Will and Anna were 7 and 4 respectively when we had Clara and Kate. I read quite a bit about preparing older kids for new siblings but there wasn’t much out there about preparing them for welcoming two (or more) to the family.  I should start off with the disclaimer that I am not a childContinue reading “Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings”

Mommy Review Monday: Happy Healthy Parent Waterproof Silicone Bib

With my first two kids, I used Bumkins bibs and they’re great but I decided to try some the Happy Healthy Parent waterproof silicone bibs for the twins.  Here’s what I like about them: They come in a 2- pack with free shipping through Amazon Prime.  The colors are cute: Clara’s is purple and Kate’s is pink. TheContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Happy Healthy Parent Waterproof Silicone Bib”

Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies

Clara and Kate are now 8 months old. It’s hard to believe…. Except for their nursing habits, which are much changed from the early days. Here’s what I’ve observed so far with nursing twins older than 6 months: They have more trouble focusing.  They still fit on the nursing pillow in the football hold forContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies”

Mommy Review Monday: Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair 

My cousin, who also has twins, introduced us to these Ciao! Baby portable high chairs. I’ll be honest, at first I was skeptical because they’re about $60 and I just didn’t think it was worth that much times two. But we had two BBQs this weekend and we knew it was going to be aContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair “

Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two

I’ve almost made it 8 months nursing Clara and Kate. I also work a 40+ hour work week so there have been many hours sitting hooked up to a pump.     Here are my tips and experiences with pumping, which work whether you’re pumping for one or two babies: Find out if you get aContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two”

Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags

I’ve used both Medela and Bonafide Baby’s Breastmilk storage bags for pumped milk.     Here what I think about both: What I like about Medela’s Breastmilk Storage Bags: They come with capability to attach to your Medela breastpump accessories  They are nice and thick They have a place to write the date easily When filled,Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags”

Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo 

Nursing twins for me by myself was a daunting thought.     I tandem nurse them because I didn’t want to deal with bottles and nursing. I’m an either/or kinda gal. I also didn’t want to spend all my time with a baby attached to me. I’m just not that mother and that’s ok.  But there cameContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo “

Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles

William was a colicky baby. For four months he cried. I hadn’t been around a lot of babies before having him. I didn’t know babies came like that. He’s lucky my siblings are my best friends or he would be an only child. I guess Anna, Clara, and Kate are lucky too,for that matter.  BackContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles”

What to Buy for Twins – Part 2: Infant Gear

I did a lot of research and talking to other mothers of multiples to find out what gear we needed for twins. There are a lot of articles out there but here’s my opinions: What you Need 2 of: Car seats High chairs  What is Nice to have 2 of: Cribs (our girls have always slept separately)Continue reading “What to Buy for Twins – Part 2: Infant Gear”

Mommy Review Monday: Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair

Our last big baby purchases were two high chairs. I did a little research and found that the Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair was the one that would work best for our house and budget.     What we like about them: They look good (we think). I think the turquoise and white is simpleContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair”