Identical Twin Diaries: 18 Months Old

I started drafting this post back in December when Edie and Mabel had just turned 18 months… it seems only fitting that it’s taken me until now, the week before they turn 19 months to actually finish it! This generally happens with most things in my life right now. I haven’t wrote an update post since they were 11 and 1/2 months, so I figured it was about time for a catch up. Things I’ve learnt: I’ve probably covered this before but the happier I am, the happier they are. If I’ve managed to get some decent sleep and wake…

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The best twin pushchairs, prams and strollers according to me

The pre-baby me always had this vision that one day if I ever had a baby, that I’d wander round Durham city centre popping into  little boutique cafes to meet friends for coffee. I saw myself pushing a petite little pram over the cobbles, maybe getting take out and heading down the winding path to beside the river for a long walk while the baby cooed away… how wrong I was! Funnily enough whilst pregnant with the twins, I met my friend Katie one day for a cuppa at Flat White (a tiny little hidden away coffee shop on Elvet Bridge that…

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Sponsored | Weaning with Vital Baby

If I am brutally honest here, I have found the whole weaning / food process so flipping difficult. It wasn’t so difficult when Edie and Mabel first started with solids and would happily chomp away pulling funny faces but as they got older, there have been days where I would have happily ran away. I think in hindsight the problem was more to do with me than them, as they’ve grown so slowly and I’ve always been a little bit paranoid about this. I have friends who have three month old babies who weigh more than them and this always…

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Travel with Twins – Walt Disney World

The first time we flew abroad with the twins, they were only seven months old and I was really anxious. I worried about carrying milk through security and how many nappies I needed to take to see me through the week… it turned out I didn’t really need to worry at all. It was certainly different to holiday’s we’ve had pre-children but it wasn’t a bad experience. Since our week in the Canaries went so well, we took several stay-cations and road trips in the UK with the girls and my confidence traveling with them sky rocketed. So after a…

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My great car seat debate…

I had very little knowledge of car seats when I was pregnant and to be perfectly honest, I still don’t. I find the whole combination, stage 0, 1, 2, 3 thing really confusing and I ended up buying a pair of Maxi Cosi Pebble seats for when the twins first arrived. The reasons why I bought them; I knew that the Bugaboo I’d bought came with a Maxi Cosi adapter and there was a really good deal on at Mamas and Papas which included free rain covers and backseat mirrors. When the girls were here, I’d posted a picture of…

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