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Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:21pm

Author: Duffymoon

Safety catches for kitchen cupboard doors with frames

Thanks for the replies. Only taken me 3 weeks to reply Jens - I think the elastic band might work, or maybe string that's un-'pingable' - the twins tend to try things together and four hands are stronger than two! Sadly we only have one cupboard which has handles close enough... Since writing this post, they're still only opening the *safe* cupboards but I still want to sort it. Scarletty I shall check out the magnet things but gotta feeling they won't work for ours. PP I shall look at your sugg...

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:04pm

Author: Duffymoon

Stretch Marks

Hi Hayley I carried over a stone of twins to nearly 39 weeks but only have one teeny stretch mark below my belly button. I already had a couple on both hips from when I lost weight in my late teens so didn't think i would avoid them. So I used bio oil twice a day from pretty much day one of pregnancy and can only assume that it made a difference. Bio oil is the way to go I reckon ! x

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:00pm

Author: Duffymoon

Safety catches for kitchen cupboard doors with frames

Hi Does anyone have safety catches for kitchen cupboards/drawers which are set within a frame? I bought a batch of safety catches but because of the frames they aren't suitable. I think we could attach a piece of wood first but there must be some on the market for this style of kitchen cupboards? Does anyone know/use/have any (preferably ones which aren't on show). The children are actually very good at only opening the one cupboard i let them empty (all plastic stuff!) but i'm thinking that at ...

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:48pm

Author: Duffymoon

Fighting non stop about everything

Hi Ros Hugs honey....screaming little ones eh.......the smilie is just not enough is it!!! Mine aren't that bad but maybe that's because they're boy/girl twins but that's not to say they never fight over toys or my attention. There are always tears from whoeveri leave behind in the cots after nap times; whoever gets second choice to get put in the high chair....the list goes on..... Unless you grow an extra pair of hands or a second body you will have to be shared and i'm sure they will grow to ...

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 2:25pm

Author: Duffymoon

Not standing up!

Quoted from "Sa-Leanne" do you have anything like that?? Hi there, yeah I've got the jumperoo which is the same sort of thing, but as I said, T especially flips her feet over so I don't really use it unless I'm there to keep resetting her feet! They're too big for door bouncers now. I'm sure they will do it in their own time but I would like to encourage them, it's just back breaking lifting them under their arms and only getting jelly legged responses! x

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 1:47pm

Author: Duffymoon

Not standing up!

Hello folks On the basis that my twins seem to be taking their time in reaching milestones, which isn't a necessarily a bad thing....I'm not that surprised that the idea of them walking is completely alien to me. However, by now (aged 13 1/2 months), I would have imagined them able to stand holding on to furniture/legs etc. Little T kneels very happily, especially in the bath when she sometimes even raises a knee as if going to stand up but doesn't. J doesn't even kneel but he didn't even know w...

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 1:31pm

Author: Duffymoon

Documentary "Meet the multiples" on tonight @ 9pm BBC3

Meet the multiples on BBC3, 26 April @ 9pm Quoted Bringing up one baby is a great experience for many parents, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. There's the through-the-night feeds, nappy changing, tantrums, not to mention the cost. One baby can set mum and dad back an average of 10,000 pounds in the first year. Now imagine that multiplied when you're bringing up twins, triplets, quadruplets and more. It's happening more and more in Britain, with a large increase in the number of mu...

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 8:57am

Author: Duffymoon

High chairs for breakfast bars??

Hi Thanks for the responses A friend of mine has the Bloom one, but regrets buying it. It's never really appealled to me as it sticks out like a sore thumb and I don't have a particularly space age type house! Plus the price........ But yes, it would work for a breakfast bar so thanks for the suggestion. Quoted from "JENSQUI" have you seen the little helper funpods I did see this when i was browsing on amanzon but didn't click on the description as couldn't work out what a hollow piece of wood w...

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 10:21am

Author: Duffymoon

How long did you stay in hospital?

Hi EB Babies born at 5pm friday night, home by 4pm Sunday. My experience was not a good one; if you can possibly plan these things, don't have twins at a weekend! they were horribly understaffed and I'd been put in a side room on my own....out of sight and all that! it took me to ring DH at 3am and him to ring the hospital for them to come to me even though i'd been using my buzzer! My advice is stay visible, stay with other people and stay as long as you can! I would have liked to have stayed l...

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 10:13am

Author: Duffymoon

High chairs for breakfast bars??

Hi I'm having a bit of a re-think about feeding time at the zoo and have been wondering about getting the babies to sit in the kitchen at the breakfast bar. It's a more practical surface to clean and means I could potter around the kitchen/clean/cook while they munch away. I've had a google about adjustable high chairs but have yet to find any tall ones. Maybe it's because they're unsafe? I'm not interested in the clip on ones but if any of you have high chairs that you can adjust the height, ca...

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:58am

Author: Duffymoon

Any advice on a sunshade for a double nipper 360 ?

Hi Kirstin Quoted from "kirstin" I was told you can buy a black mesh Yep a friend of mine has one of these but says it makes the Nipper look like Darth Vader! I just use a small blanket/muslin and a couple of pegs when walking directly into the sun though have recently purchased some baby banz sunglasses which they love! x

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:34pm

Author: Duffymoon

pushchair wars!

Quoted from "JENSQUI" funnily enough I was looking at the Hippychick hipseat in tescos the other day as they are on offer Hi Jen, can't really help you with the pushchair quezzy, mine are still happy-ish in theirs but as they can't walk there's little else I can do! however, i do have a hippychick hip seat which I got off ebay just this week. Someone told me Tescos had them on offer for £25 - I got mine (listed as barely used and does look brand new to me) for £16. They are always on ebay and I...

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 9:50pm

Author: Duffymoon

A question for all twin mums considering trying again

I say go for it Ros, i doubt there's ever a right time. I've had the question of "how do you cope with twins" asked of me a dozen or more times. You don't "cope".....it's all you know. If you're lucky enough to have anothe rbaby, be it in 9 months or in 3 years, you will face logistical issues either way but you WILL cope!!! Hope your appt goes well and you get the thumbs up. xxxx

Monday, February 28th 2011, 7:53pm

Author: Duffymoon

scans: how often in late twin pregnancy?

Hi Cathy Every mum-to-be carrying twins will have had different experiences in regards to consultant care. My own experience was visits monthly up until 34 weeks (christmas messed it up a bit) and at that appointment my induction was booked in. I was in again at 36 weeks for a scan/seeing the consultant and the induction date was re-confirmed. It does strike me as slightly odd that at 35 weeks you 've been left in limbo for three weeks, especially as you say you have medical condition and the t...

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:46am

Author: Duffymoon

Cow's milk -v- Growing up milk and bottle to beaker questions!

Thanks for the advice chaps. I won't beat myself up about them being one and still having a bottle though I know I will quietly get frustrated!! DD has been difficult of late and last night would not settle at 1am. So much so I made up some formula and she downed 200ml without taking a breath!! Not related to the thread title but making me think I won't ditch the formula just now either!! I wonder if there is a growth spurt at 12 months She's a teeny thing though. No idea where it all goes! x

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:42am

Author: Duffymoon

AF after pregnancy

Hi Natural Horse After my first AF, the second and subsequent ones were regular but as Mrs J said last year, your body has had major hormonal changes since getting pregnant so perhaps having a shorter cycle this time isn't particularly unusual. if you're worried then do go and see your GP. x

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:35am

Author: Duffymoon

Stokke Tripp Trapp - I'm confused!

Quoted from "Blue" I'll let you know! ...and the verdict is? Hope you like

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:29am

Author: Duffymoon

Anyone induced with their twins?

Hi Mea and other twin mamas to be! I was induced at 38+4. Both twins were head down. In short it didn't work. I had the gel and reacted badly to it. Just swelled up basically! Absolute agony but pretty unusual i think. They did try a second dose but were not very hopeful. It's all a bit vague now but I think DS's head was not helping them being able to reach my cervix to administer it properly so it wasn't able to do the job it was supposed to. They were only ever going to give me two lots of ge...

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:08am

Author: Duffymoon

snuffly baby!!

Aww poor Cerys...it can be miserable for them Raising of the moses basket/cot is what I would suggest as well. Newborn babies are more often than not lying on their backs and all the gubbins up their noses just has nowhere to go. Perhaps when she's awake just hold her upright as much as possible, maybe cuddle her on your shoulder to see if gravity helps things to move! I've also got a vaporisor in the nursery which makes the room less dry especially in winter when the central heating is on. I te...

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 1:34pm

Author: Duffymoon

Stokke Tripp Trapp - I'm confused!

Hi Blue We have two TTs, plus the babysets and the cushions. I've used them from the start of weaning. I didn't bother with the harnesses as they were biggish babies so for smaller babies (at 6 months) it probably is advisable. There's no way mine could sit safely without the babysets. Maybe just the harnesses would be an option but we certainly find the babysets keep them nice and secure. I do use the back cushions for both and just put them on a rinse cycle once a week. My DD has the seat cush...




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