#PerfectNightIn with Mattress Online

A good night’s sleep is something that many parents long for. Thankfully, my husband and I have many a good nights sleep, but that hasn’t always been the case. With twin girls, we’ve had our fair share of sleepless nights! However, our twins are now six years old and thankfully for the most they’re pretty good sleepers.  Sometimes though, I find the business of life can be overwhelming and this has an effect on my sleep. This is why having a good bedtime routine can help you to drift off to sleep quickly, and help you to stay asleep for… [Read More]

Why having a bedtime routine for your child is important

Bedtime routines are really important for children. For as long as I can remember, we’ve always followed a set bedtime routine for our twins.  Of course, over the years we’ve had to make some small adjustments, but now that our girls are four years old, their bedtime room is very consistent and has been ever since they were babies.  We haven’t always read them a bedtime story. When they were babies it was easier to give them their milk, a cuddle and rock them gently to sleep. A bedtime story was quite often stimulation that they didn’t need before going… [Read More]

Daddy do it!

Has anyone else experienced their kids going through a phase of daddy doing everything? I’m not allowed to get them their drinks, pick them up or hold their hands! Don’t get me wrong, it can be great sometimes as it means I can sit back and just be an onlooker on the chaos that’s descending in front of my very eyes, but it would be nice to feel wanted sometimes! You know, just now and again would be nice! This happens mostly when we’re on holiday or when we go somewhere with daddy. We went to Menorca on our first… [Read More]

Return to the school gates: The good, the bad and the ugly!

It’s official – half term is well and truly over! Image courtesy of digitalart/freedigitalphotos.net Schools are back and with it some normality can (hopefully) be regained! But, what does the return to school mean for you and your family? For most it means forking out for new school uniforms, pencils, pens and that awful sticky stuff to cover school books with! I can never get it on without a few bubbles or wrinkled lines! Just me? Evenings are spent creating packed lunches that look like works of art. Posh ham sandwiches in the shape of a dinosaur anyone? Dicing cheese into… [Read More]

A Day in the Life of a Twin Mum

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last ‘A day in the life of a twin mum’ post. Nine months to be exact. I really enjoy writing these posts because I love looking back and seeing how things have changed. Our twins, R and M, are two and a half now. They’re both chatty, funny and playing together more and more. It’s great to see them chasing each other, tickling each other and talking to each other! They fight and argue over toys too, but most of the time they play nicely together. Not much has changed since… [Read More]

Bedtime routines at two years old

It’s been a long day. 6.30pm arrives. The girls are in their pyjamas, as am I! We make our way into the kitchen and grab a bottle of milk from the counter top. M is in daddy’s arms, whilst R is cradled in mine. We return to our front room. The blinds have been closed and the curtains drawn. We’ve said goodnight to the outside world and turned the lights off. The TV is on mute and I can’t wait for the girls to sleep so I can just sit and do nothing! At just over two years old, I… [Read More]

Making School Days as Stress Free as Possible

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, whether it’s the first day back after the half term break or it’s in the middle of term, school days can be full of hassle. Making it easy for yourself and the kids is essential if you want to keep things as stress free as possible, and also keep the grey hairs at bay, too! Whether you’ve been enjoying a casual, chilled out couple of days at the weekend, or you’ve gotten used to a week or two half term break, getting back into the swing of things can be hard…. [Read More]

A day in the life of a twin mum

R (left), M (right) It’s been quite some time since I first wrote my ‘A day in the life of a twin mum‘ post, so I thought it was about time I wrote another and shared with you what our day looks like. In my last post of this type our girls were 11 months old. They are now 19 months old so some things have changed a lot. The first most noteable thing is that we have had a bit of a change around. Back in January, M would spend the night in bed with me and R would spend the… [Read More]

Top 5 Ways To Get Your Child to Sleep

1. Choose a good mattress. Choosing the right mattress for your child can make the difference between a good nights sleep or a bad night’s sleep. Making sure your childs mattress provides enough comfort and support is important, therefore it is a good idea to have a look around and see what types are available. 2. Develop a bedtime routine and stick to it. Having a regular bedtime routine will help to make the transition from day to night easier for your child. A good bedtime routine should be calm and relaxing. You could start with a gentle massage followed by a… [Read More]

Can a routine be flexible?

I have blogged previously (click here to read post) about routine and whether you should live your life around your babies routine or whether your baby should just fit into your every day life. For the past few months Twin Daddy and I have definitely allowed the girls to dictate our lives. By that I mean we arrange our days and the times we go out to fit around nap times and when the girls eat. For example, when the girls were having two naps a day we would wait until after the second nap of the day to go… [Read More]