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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:50pm

Author: Moonshine

bedtime nappies?

I also find Pampers baby dry to be by far the best - my G wees a LOT and could saturate a huggies nappy in 2 hours - that's if she didn't leak out the side first! Moving up a size has really helped too. I always stay clear now of the thicker, stiffer and less flexible nappies (such as huggies and some own brands) as they tend to drift off to one side of the crotch seam with all their moving and leak.

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:05am

Author: Moonshine

Shopping for newborn twins & what to pack into the hospital bag?

Just ignore your antenatal advice regarding packing, they're focussing on single babies. You are going to need a lot! Of course, if you're going to be having daily visitors then you won't need to take loads of babygrows and stuff. My DH was still working the week I was in hospital and the snow was so thick on the ground that visitors (or staff!) couldn't get in - so I was quite grateful for all my stuff!! Get your BAG PACKED Mrs and keep it by your door, believe me you will be thankful for it wh...

Monday, January 16th 2012, 9:34pm

Author: Moonshine

Shopping for newborn twins & what to pack into the hospital bag?

Hi Sunnybee, I did have a nappy bin which (I had tommee tippee sangenic, but I presume they're much of a muchness!). I have to say I loved mine, but the only downfall is that the cartridges are sooo much more expensive than normal nappy bags. For me it was easier, as my nappy changing station was in the upstairs bathroom and I didn't want to have smelly nappies hanging around if I couldn't get to the bin. When we were broke, we used normal nappy bags and the whiff was terrible, even if the nappi...

Monday, January 9th 2012, 8:59pm

Author: Moonshine

Multiple Food Allergies and Possible Coeliac Disease :(

Thanks guys No, it's not easy Mr C! We finally get M's hip problems sorted and we're faced with another bout of hospital visits. We should rent a car parking space, it'd be far cheaper given the amount of time we spend there Thanks Flic, your thoughts are much appreciated! Gracie, thanks for your post too. I've suspected for a while that coeliac may be a possibility, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised in DH has it. If we are to face it, it wouldn't be a huge problem for us - just a case of organis...

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 12:22pm

Author: Moonshine

Multiple Food Allergies and Possible Coeliac Disease :(

We've been having a bit of a rough ride lately with our little G and health and many sleep problems that have been going on since September. After a number of blood tests she's been found to be allergic to peanuts, cow's milk, egg whites and soya. I suspected she had a simple wheat allergy, so on the advice of my GP, I cut out wheat from her diet and she showed a dramatic improvement within a few days. The wheat allergy tests was negative, so I now have to put her on a wheat and gluten diet agai...

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 10:59am

Author: Moonshine

Shopping for newborn twins & what to pack into the hospital bag?

Hi Sunny and Fuzzy Bees I had a pack of micro nappies just in case they came early - if you buy a couple of packs they won't be wasted as even if you have a couple of 7lb'ers they will fit. Size 1's will be fine though so don't overbuy tiny ones unless you need to. I have it on good authority that Aldi and Lidl's own brands are good. Also take advantage of the Boots parenting club as you get trple points on all baby items you buy and they rack up really quickly bulk buying nappies for twins. In ...

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 8:13pm

Author: Moonshine

Shopping for newborn twins & what to pack into the hospital bag?

Congratulations on expecting twins Sunnybee They are wonderful!! This is what I would recommend: For you I would be prepared for 5 days, this is how long I was in after my csection which was a long time, but we had a few minor complications: 3 nighties, thin dressing gown, slippers, thick maternity pads (night time Always will not do!), granny pants (vital after a csection to prevent elastic rubbing scar), maternity bras (if planning to breast feed) and breast pads (you will leak once your milk ...

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 11:17am

Author: Moonshine

Money Worries- Are we alone???

No, you're not alone!! We are just surviving at the moment on DH's salary, which covers our mortgage, bills, running 2 cars (although I can only have 1 tank of petrol a month, so trips with the girls need to be local), food and nappies. We have freeview, I shop around for everything, buy 2nd hand toys/clothes most of the time and I have a budget of £60 a week for groceries for the 4 of us and £40 a month for nappies. We've not had a holiday for 3 years and can't even stretch to a weekend away. W...

Friday, August 19th 2011, 11:04am

Author: Moonshine

Weaning 7month prem twins ... Aaargghh!!

Hi Geordie, My twins weren't prem, however G had laryngomalacia (floppy larynx and poor oesophageal muscle tone) and the M was in plaster from chest to ankles for a hip problem. At 6 months neither of them could sit unaided, M couldn't fit in a high chair and the only way I could feed them was in two bouncy chairs. Definitely not ideal as they couldn't sit up straight, M was a very refluxy baby so I really worried about weaning her. I wanted to do baby led weaning, but because of the seating iss...

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 9:34pm

Author: Moonshine

Are Twins always born via C-Section???

Hi Rii, My consultant gave me the choice of a natural birth or a c-section as long as twin one was head down. As it turned out, twin 1 was breech and twin 2 transverse so I was booked in for an elective c-section. To be honest, I was quite relieved as the thought of labour terrified me beyond belief. The up side was that it was quick, simple, pain-free and I felt confident it was the best thing for me and both babies. The downside was the recovery and I was in hospital for 4 nights -but once hom...

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 10:28am

Author: Moonshine

do i need breastpump when stopping breastfeeding?

Hi Rianon, It took me a couple of weeks to stop producing milk altogether - but my circumstances were a bit different. I was solely expressing milk from 10-17weeks old and on top of that formula feeding as well, so my supply had been naturally dwindling. The only thing I noticed about stopping was sometimes I felt full and a little uncomfortable, and on a couple of occasions needed to express just to relieve the feeling. Mrs Jaspers suggestion of hand expressing is a good one - but I couldn't ge...

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 9:49pm

Author: Moonshine

do i need breastpump when stopping breastfeeding?

Hi Rianon, it feels so sad doesn't it when you reach the end of breast feeding?! I mixed fed my twins and gradually reduced expressed milk feeds and replaced with more formula. My supply did dwindle naturally but even after I completely stopped I found that I needed to express a few times over the following couple of weeks. I think this is something where everyone is different so I would definitely hang on to your pump for about a month after and see how you go. x

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:51pm

Author: Moonshine

Toddler/Family recipe book

I usually cook one-pot dishes for the twins, which would be stuff that DH and I would eat too. Unfortunately neither of them are keen on red meat, so casseroles, spag bol and chilli's are off the menu for them! I too bought a toddler cook book, but haven't made anything as most of it would mean buying things I wouldn't normally - which would double our food bill! Their favourites are chicken and mushroom risotto, jambalaya, couscous with vegetables and fish or chicken (or just veg's in a poor or...

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 9:31pm

Author: Moonshine

Advice on night feeds!!!

Hi Sazzle, it sounds like you're doing an amazing job and the twins are in a fantastic pattern! (I'm jealous as our feeding was 2.5-3hrly during the day until 6 months, nightmare!) In desperation I tried a dream feed for a few weeks as mine would wake around 1.30am and then at 4am for the day. It didn't really work for us as I was forcing myself to stay awake until 10.30ish and they would still wake again anyway. They have always been early risers (sadly!) but eventually at around 9 months the 4...

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 7:32pm

Author: Moonshine

Am I being silly.....?

Hi Shelley, no you're definitely not being silly! I've been on the mini-pill Cyclogest ever since the twins came along and it suits me really well. We had mostly male factor issues too. There has been a lady at my twins group recently who was in the same situation and she fell pregnant naturally after having numerous attempts at ICSI and a set of twins. The twins were just 15 months old and her husband was horrified! They were told by the medical profession not to bother with contraception as it...

Monday, July 11th 2011, 9:15pm

Author: Moonshine

How much milk should a 10 month old have

Mine were still on 4 milk feed per day at 10 months of between 5-7oz as well as their solid food. I would say go with what your little one wants at this age, he still needs his milk and food is seen as experimentation until about 12 months, rather than their main source of fuel. I dropped their two middle of the day bottles fairly close together for two reasons. Firstly, they were drinking less at their 2pm feed (only 3oz or so) so that indicated to me that they didn't really want it. I replaced...

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 10:02pm

Author: Moonshine

Safety Catches

Thanks hon, that's a good idea!! I think I vaguely remember my mum doing that when I was little!

Friday, July 1st 2011, 8:08pm

Author: Moonshine

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Good luck Franky! I remember shaking like a leaf when all my meds arrived and I had to hide them in the garage until the day

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 10:07pm

Author: Moonshine

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Oh I agree - it's the longest two weeks in the World and there isn't a single emotion you don't encounter. So hard to keep yourself busy too, but it's the only way to prevent insanity!! Fingers crossed x




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