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  1. Hello Holley !! Welcome to the site!! Oooh wow ...I remember the early days, so hard but so rewarding !! Being a twin mum is like nothing I've ever had to do, and you are right no one prepares you!! Mine are now 2 and although it's starting to show signs of getting a bit easier , the challenges are different! What are your boys called? Issy xx
  2. Hi all, just wondering if anyone has had experience with one of their twins having a speech delay.. My daughter (twin 2) is 22 months and is being her sister with her speech! The health v has referred for a hearing test to rule out any hearing issues. That is next month. She makes alot of different noises and sounds, but she also kind of "talks" Internally. That's the only way I can describe it. It's odd. She has been a little more vocal the last week or two but some words she has said she now doesn't say any more. She has always been the "smaller" twin and I just wonder if it's just .. she's a bit slower because of this ? Any advise welcome ! Thanks πŸ‘
  3. We'll all be having a massive party for sure !! Something to look forward to too! Xx
  4. Keeping yourself busy is a great distraction! Sounds like you are acing twin life πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Where in Hampshire are you? We're in Dorset! I have an older girl too of 5 so it's been challenging, trying to get school done, nightmare! And on top of it all.. We are packing to move house next week πŸ™ˆ choas! Xx
  5. You are doing so well, don't give up!! Your daily plan looks pretty good ! I think maybe if you were to bring the mid morning bottle to say 10.30 and make it couple ounces smaller , then they might be hungrier for lunch and the same with afternoon bottle , drop to 5 ounces and see. Mine I think , feels like a while ago now... We dropped the bedtime bottle around 10 months but they were eating a better dinner so I wouldn't suggest that yet! I think alot of it could be that they just aren't hungry enough In between all the milk :)) and maybe try either some thicker or thinner purees, maybe texture is a factor. Also are they teething ? Because mine aren't good eaters around bad teething times!! what sort of food do they like? Xx
  6. Good morning 🌞 And welcome to Twinclub πŸ‘‹ Congratulations on surviving 8 months with twins πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ How have you found it all??' Im really sorry to hear that about Jesse that must have been such an awful time for you - he will be and is always part of your family story ❀️ Lockdown is pretty infuriating isn't it ! What have you been doing to keep yourself busy ? xx
  7. Ooh great question πŸ™‚ anything sensory is great - we love filling up lots of "containers" with water and just get stuck in with water play - pouring on everything and everything! do you have a garden? - other outside activities that are fun - bug hunting , painting fences/concrete with water (🀣) Getting a pot and freezing some toys in there (like a giant ice cube with ice inside) good for a hot day , watching ice melt and revealing toys! Making dens inside Having a teddy bear picnic (also eating real food!) creating an obstacle course (in or out) Indoor treasure(food) hunt - that's a winner ! If I think of anymore I'll post !! 🀣 Xx
  8. Bless you😒 I have been there, and it is really distressing when they cry so long, it's mentally horrendous.(I used to hate it so much tooπŸ˜–πŸ˜–) I think you know deep down that the cry it out is prob the answer but, I think that at the moment we are all in such a weird time, no certainty and lots of anxiety and worry and my advice would be don't worry about it short term and pick your battles day to day ! They are still so little too. And it may be that they are having a leap or big growth change and this can really make them cry alot and be so clingy!! Xx
  9. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ It's hard. Totally sympathise! Does she stop crying if she is distracted by toys or anything that doesn't involve being picked up ? X
  10. Have you tried laying her on something that smells like you so she feels more like you are near ? Xx
  11. Oooh no πŸ˜– that's a tricky one! Maybe it's more of a comfort thing that shes feeling more secure being on you and the fact your feeding her is a double win in a babies head 🀣 I can't remember when but mine deffinately got way more clingy at around that age and so I can sympathise with the whole frustration of her screaming when she's put down! Does she ever fall asleep in your partner's arms (not feeding obviously haha) or is it always on you ? xx
  12. Oh I absolutely agree! Being locked in is difficult with the little ones ! The sooner this is over the better πŸ˜‰ Xx
  13. Kids are sometimes the best distraction! Bless you darling ! You'll be okay just keep busy with those kiddos ❀️ keep smiling x
  14. Exactly this ! We just let them cry - it's awful at the time but only took and few days for them to learn that milk wasn't coming ! Mine never wake eachother up when crying .. it's odd, but thank god ! I would deff also try making the evening meal more bulky for the time being , more thick puree untill they are reliably getting enough food by finger food - this will help them go Ionger through ! Xx
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