I was lucky enough to be sent a complimentary bottle of InfaCare Night-Time Baby Bath from the lovely folks @infacarebaby and it’s a winner with us!

It comes in a huge 750ml bottle which is perfect for me with my twins! The bottle is a squeezy one – again a winner with me who hates waiting to tip out the last dregs of the bubble bath when it’s nearing the end
The product itself smells absolutely gorgeous! I have quite a fussy nose so some bubble baths seem too extreme for me but this smells so good I could eat it!! (I won’t – obvs!!)
The bottle bubbles up really well giving longevity too as there’s nothing worse than after a couple of minutes they all evaporate. 
As for the girls – when they came out the bath again they smell good enough to eat but not overpoweringly so. I was pleasantly surprised that it left their skin feeling soft too. A mandatory (and inevitable) part of bath time when bathing twins together is splashing and I’m happy to report no sore stinging red eyes. 
I definitely think that we have had our heads turned and at £2.99 for a huge bottle why not?!
B xx
DISCLAIMER – whilst I was sent this complimentary bottle free of charge all views & words are my own and have been done specifically for my blog. Thank you. 

Ill be the first to admit I was absolutely as dreading weaning as it was a sign my girls are growing up far too fast. However as they are now 7 months we are underway – I am just loving it!!

I had a bit of a panic after doing the age old reading a parent book & saw that they were saying by 7 months babies should be having 3 meals a day – I panicked. Then took to Twitter where I was reassured by lots of lovely tweeps and picked up the mantra of “food is for fun, until they are one”
I also got lots of great tips & food advice so armed with that knowledge and confidence I started to relax & have really started to enjoy it. And for identical twins these girls are far from it!!
P2 seems to love the sweeter foods – fruit especially plums are her favourite. Whereas P1 when we started (and up until a few days ago) was really not enjoying it. You’d only put something NEAR her mouth and she would be recoiling in horror with a twisted face. However after Sunday’s roast dinner, we seemed to have had a mini breakthrough & she’s more accepting to try foods but she is definitely more of a savoury fan.
With my son, BLW was not one of the buzz words so he was fed via a spoon! I am veering more towards a wholly BLW approach however I still feed them certain things on a spoon.
The more Tangier fruits seem to be preferred over your apple & banana. Weetabix (dry and wet) were also a massive favourite. This morning we have had cheese & spinach omelettes with kiwi, mango & melon slices to try afterwards
If anyone has any tips / recipes please let me know. We are wanting to try lots of new things & having fun doing so!!
There are lots of pictures of the girls munching on Instagram – add me
B x

I woke up on Tuesday 11th December 2012 praying my little monkey in my belly was ok (not to mention feeling awful and so so poorly sick)

Dragged myself down to the hospital and lay across DH as we waited to be called into the scan room. When we were I apologised as I hadn’t got a full bladder as I could barely keep a sip of water down. They agreed to try to scan me so on the bed I hopped. 
Many people have asked if I knew I was having twins or any inkling – the truthful answer is NO. I thought in the back of my mind it was possibly a girl as the pregnancy was the total opposite to Charlie’s. 
Hearing the line “there’s baby. And there’s the other baby” will never ever ever ever seem real to me. That instant my heart grew bigger and my life changed in a way I never thought possible. Twins. TWINS!!
So I went to bed on Tuesday 11th December 2012 hugging my tummy knowing there were two monkeys in there. Two beautiful special little monkey chops who I still cannot believe are safe, well and MINE!! 
B x

The girls I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Mother & Baby magazine awards tester back in the summer. I was sworn to secrecy at the time so forgive me!

It was amazing each day to get parcels of goodies to try and was lucky enough to get to keep most of the items so want to say a massive thank you!!
Anyway as the awards have been announced & given out I thought I would share with you the ones I absolutely loved and it seems I wasn’t the only one!

This was one of 3 pumps I got to test and I am so so glad it won gold! The other two had so many gadgets and gizmos and whilst this isn’t the funkiest looking pump around it was so simple to use & more importantly put back together after washing!!

These wipes were fantastic!! They smell amazing and have the perfect consistency. Very gentle on dinky bums! My husband who never notices things like this even commented how good they were and they never dried out thanks to their little plastic sticker thingy. I wish they stocked them locally as I’d exclusively buy them but sadly my little town doesn’t :(((

When these boxes turned up I was so so excited! They are in the Tiffany colour with a big white ribbon so through my sleep deprived state I got a tad overexcited. However when I opened it and saw how cute the little personalised trainers are I melted!!! A super present for anyone expecting and definitely has the wow factor!!

Now, I didn’t get to test this but I had to do a big yay for

My wonderful sister got our girls a Ewan each and they both have slept with our girls every night since they were born. My husband and I both like the Ewan tune playing as we drift off to sleep. He is just the coolest sheep ever!!!

I got to test other products which I loved but sadly didn’t win awards. The two I would definitely recommend were the Love to Dream Swaddle Up

 

These helped our girls sleep in the early days when they really startled when sleeping. Their arms go above their head in the bag not only keeping them warm but as they were enclosed reduced startling induced wake ups – bonus!!
I also rated the Angel Care bath support
We bought a baby bath. Biggest mistake ever with twins! Not only is it a faff to fill by the time baby 2 is ready it’s freezing (yes the girls share a bath. We are on a water meter and my sister and I always shared so I don’t see how it’s any different!!)
I hated bathing Charlie – it massively stressed me out – slippery babies tend to do this!!. Anyhow, This allows the baby to lie in the water and happily kick their little legs around. The holes in the seat allow water to drain off them too so they aren’t sat in a puddle of cold water.
I would add though that now the girls can roll over I am rather reluctant to use it as they try to roll out the seat but very worthwhile for early bathing – definitely recommend more than a baby bath!
So there you have it. I’d just like up add I have not been asked to review these products and they are purely my views based on my two girls. Just a mom trying to help other moms!!
B x

 

 

 

So this week I turned 28. A pretty boring age if I’m honest. However I hit this milestone with 3 children – something that I didn’t think was possible when I hit 27!

It got me thinking though about the big 3-0. It seems like such a big deal to start a new decade and I admit the thought it a bit weird. I will suddenly sound really grown up when I say my age. I had Charlie when I was 23 so I’ve never had a wild hedonistic 20s and that doesn’t bother me one bit. 
My dream 30th was to always go to New York – however with a 7yo in school and two & half year old twins I don’t think that’ll be happening – maybe my 50th?!?
B x