Please Bear With Us: Blog Moving Soon!

Please Bear With Us: Blog Moving Soon!

You may have seen from our Foxfairy Twins Instagram that we will soon be moving our blog over to a new domain! We are very excited about this new adventure. Thank you for all of your love and support during this time.

As soon as it’s ready we will let you know! Thank you for your patience x

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Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

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We’ve Moved to www.thefoxfairies.com!

The day is finally here! Our sparkly new blog can now be found at: www.thefoxfairies.com.

Expect new topics and themes within a brand spanking new website. Honestly I didn’t even know how to put a blog post together a mere few months ago, fast forward three months and I have now gone self hosted and it really is the best feeling! The amount of pride I have for this new blog I think may beam out of my face. I have worked so hard on putting it all together, I just really hope you enjoy it as much as I have had making it.

Thank you for your patience during this time of construction. Please feel free to message to let me know your thoughts on our new blog! I am so energised to start writing for this new platform. Look forward to seeing you there!

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See you all soon! Love, The Foxfairies x

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Snapshot Sunday: One Month Old Twins

Snapshot Sunday: One Month Old Twins

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Here are our baby twins when they were one month old. I can’t believe how squishy they were! Francis didn’t open his eyes for ages and Beatrice wanted to know what was going on from day 1. That is still very true for today!

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Our one month old baby twins. I love how squishy newborn babies are.

Your One Month Old Babies

What were your one month old babies like?

 

 

Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

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Baby Wearing

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Baby Haemangioma

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Baby Organisation

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Parent Hacks: Survive With A Newborn

My Pregnancy Story

Snapshot Sunday: One Day Old Twins

Snapshot Sunday: One Day Old Twins

Welcome to Snapshot Sunday! The blog post where I share a fabulous photo that captures our experiences of raising twins.

Seeing our babies for the first time will be something that I never forget. It actually took us a while to start taking photographs as we just wanted to look at them (read our Twins Hold Hands For The First Time to see one of our first photographs of our babies).

Here are the babies, one day old, sharing their hospital cot. Absolutely delightful.

Baby twins one day old sleeping in their hospital cot.

Our beautiful baby twins one day old, sleeping in their hospital cot.

Your Special Photos?

What photos do you treasure the most?

 

 

Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

You may also be interested in:

Guest Bloggers Needed | My Blogging SecretBaby Haemangioma | My Birth StoryA Day In The Life Of… | Nursery Organisation | Travel Organisation | Feeding | Guest Posts | Tips For Mums-To-Be | Parent Hacks: Survive With A Newborn | My Pregnancy Story | How To Bathe Twins | What I Miss From My Child-Free Life | Twin Night Time Feeding | Parent Anxiety21 Activities for Babies | Monday Musings | Work It Out Wednesday | Quick Fix Friday | Snapshot Sunday

 

Quick Fix Friday: How To Treat Cradle Cap

Quick Fix Friday: How To Get Rid Of Cradle Cap

Welcome to Quick Fix Friday! The blog post of the week where I share a tiny tip that has helped me survive with my baby twins. Sometimes, in the delirious, sleep-deprived haze, it’s the little things that stop you from snot crying over spilled breast milk (do you REALISE how long it takes to express that stuff?? Anyway…).

Here is my tiny tip of the week:

How To Treat Cradle Cap

As a parent, strange things come up all of the time that you’re having to deal with…runny poo, gunky eyes, teething rash…the list goes on. One thing we had to deal with was cradle cap. For anyone who hasn’t heard of this before, cradle cap is greasy, yellow scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalps of young babies (you can find out more information about cradle cap on the NHS website).

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How to treat cradle cap. We found that rubbing coconut oil into our baby’s scalp twice a day helped to get rid of it.

Although not contagious or uncomfortable for babies, it’s not the nicest of things to have on the top of your baby’s head. If you follow me on our Foxfairy Twins Instagram Page you’ll know I tried a few things to help get rid of the cradle cap. And the best product that helped us was…

Coconut oil!

This stuff is magical. I would gently rub it into my baby’s scalp twice a day. It only took a couple of weeks for the cradle cap to completely disappear! It also makes them smell delightful too.

Do You Have Any Tricks?

Do you have any little tricks that have helped you with your little one?

 

Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

 

You may also be interested in:

Guest Bloggers Needed | My Blogging SecretBaby Haemangioma | My Birth StoryA Day In The Life Of… | Nursery Organisation | Travel Organisation | Feeding | Guest Posts | Tips For Mums-To-Be | Parent Hacks: Survive With A Newborn | My Pregnancy Story | How To Bathe Twins | What I Miss From My Child-Free Life | Twin Night Time Feeding | Parent Anxiety21 Activities for Babies | Monday Musings | Work It Out Wednesday | Quick Fix Friday | Snapshot Sunday

 

How To Make A Sensory Den For Babies

How To Make A Sensory Den For Babies

Hi parents. Do you find, day after day, at home with your little babies, you are sometimes grasping at things to keep your babies entertained? I definitely overthink how to provide stimulation for our babies…and then mum guilt creeps in… Am I doing enough with my babies? Am I reading them enough stories? Talking to them enough? Do we have enough cuddles? The worries are endless.

However, finding myself stuck indoors for the day (our walk had to be abandoned as Francis was unwell) I suddenly had a light bulb moment. Why not just adapt what resources I could find around our flat for the babies?

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How to make a sensory den. Babies love to be in small spaces so I put this den together in less than 5 minutes! All you need are a few items that you can find around the house.

That’s when I assembled a sensory den for my baby twins. Let me point our that it is not Pinterest perfect, but it does the job. I only used basic items that can be found around the home and it took less than 5 minutes to put together! I would highly recommend trying this out with your little ones. I know babies love to be enclosed in small spaces as it makes them feel safe and secure. It also gave them the opportunity for their senses to be stimulated. Here is what I did:

Instructions

Items You Will Need:

  • A sheet

  • Fairy lights

  • String

  • A play gym (optional) or two chairs

  • Optional extras e.g. metal spoons, lavender drops, orange peel, foil, different patterned socks

How To Make It:

  • Using a large sheet, drape it over a play gym or two chairs that are opposite to each other to create a den

  • Attach fairy lights to the play gym or hang lights over the sheet (making sure that they are out of grabbing distance!)

  • If you need to, use string to fasten cloth to stop it from moving

  • If you are feeling adventurous you could attach objects such as spoons, hessian, rattles, different patterned socks etc to string and also hang that from your play gym/chairs so that your baby has more interesting textures to explore and sounds to create

  • To make it extra special before bedtime, you could always turn the lights down really low so that the fairy lights are beautifully bright, play some lullaby music and add a drop of lavender nearby so that it helps them to transition into bedtime.

How easy is that?!

As the babies become stronger, further develop their grasping skills and are able to sit up on their own, I am planning on exploring sensory play in more depth. Watch this space!

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It’s great to change the items that you have in the den to keep it interesting for the babies. You could hang some rattles or cutlery from the top of the den so that the babies can make music, add a tiny lavender drop nearby to help bedtime preparations or shine different coloured lights through the top of the den.

 

Have A Go!

I would love to hear your ideas on what to add to make a den even more spectacular.

 

 

Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

You may also be interested in:

Guest Bloggers Needed | My Blogging SecretBaby Haemangioma | My Birth StoryA Day In The Life Of… | Nursery Organisation | Travel Organisation | Feeding | Guest Posts | Tips For Mums-To-Be | Parent Hacks: Survive With A Newborn | My Pregnancy Story | How To Bathe Twins | What I Miss From My Child-Free Life | Twin Night Time Feeding | Parent Anxiety21 Activities for Babies | Monday Musings | Work It Out Wednesday | Quick Fix Friday | Snapshot Sunday

Takeover Tuesday: How To Cope With Newborn Twins

Takeover Tuesday: How To Cope With Newborn Twins  by Two Little Misters

 I can hardly believe it, but in just a couple of months, my twins will be turning two! This second year has gone far faster than the first, but I still haven’t forgotten the early days. As much as I tried to prepare myself for having two babies, there was still a huge adjustment period when they were born, and the learning curve continues!

Caring for two babies’ needs and responding to their individual likes and dislikes is massively rewarding, but it’s also hard work! Here are a few pieces advice I would offer to anyone with newborn twins.

You can’t always do it all and you can’t feel bad about it.

 With the best will in the world, and even with all the bouncers/swings/rockers and your house looking like a creche, you just can’t. Sometimes one baby does have to cry for a little bit whilst you are doing something else.  There might even be times when both will cry and you can’t figure out what’s wrong. And yes, you probably will feel like a mean mummy, but you are doing your best! There are also some things that have to be non-negotiable, like a daily shower (even if it is only 2 minutes to feel human again). It may sound harsh to some but there is nothing more you can do than your best.

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Don’t feel too guilty about taking little shortcuts that make life easier.

 The newborn stage is not forever (though it might feel like it at 4am when you’re still up with one or two colicky babies). So, if you need to have the odd takeaway to give you time to work on that mountain of laundry, do it.

 

Plan ahead where possible.

 It really helps to get organised where you can with twins. Not only do you have to pack a changing bag for two and no doubt manoeuvre a huge pram in and out of the car and house, but all the places you used to frequent are a new experience with two babies along for the ride. If you are heading to a shopping centre, for example (and especially if you are going it alone), it will be ten times more manageable if you can snag a parent and child parking bay. And it’s handy to know where the best changing facilities are, should you need them.

 

Get out for fresh air every day.

 When you’re running low on sleep and it takes so long to get everyone ready and out the door, it may be the last thing you feel like doing. But it can make the world of difference. People find twins fascinating and will always stop to talk to you. You will probably hear the same old clichés over and over, but you’ll never tire of people telling you how beautiful your babies are and how well you’re doing for getting out of the house!

 

And finally –

 There are some things you just can’t do on your own – and you only find out through experience.

 I discovered this when the car needed refuelling for the first time after my husband returned to work. I didn’t want to leave my babies locked in the car whilst I dashed to pay. Nor did I feel it would be safe to traipse across the forecourt with them. I ended up telephoning all the local service stations to see if any of them offered a ‘pay at pump’ service. None of them did. (In the end, I went to a garage with no other customers. I parked at the pump nearest the pay point and was very quick, but since then I have only filled up when someone else is with me!)

 

It is difficult at times, and I never shy away from admitting that when asked. But the trials and tribulations are overshadowed when you experience the huge sense of pride that goes along with nourishing and nurturing not one, but two small babies!

 

 

Looking for more twin inspiration? Browse our other twin topic pages from the links below, or come and say hi on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We would love to hear from you!

You may also be interested in:

Guest Bloggers Needed | My Blogging SecretBaby Haemangioma | My Birth StoryA Day In The Life Of… | Nursery Organisation | Travel Organisation | Feeding | Guest Posts | Tips For Mums-To-Be | Parent Hacks: Survive With A Newborn | My Pregnancy Story | How To Bathe Twins | What I Miss From My Child-Free Life | Twin Night Time Feeding | Parent Anxiety21 Activities for Babies | Monday Musings | Work It Out Wednesday | Quick Fix Friday | Snapshot Sunday