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>Made for Multiples: Pampers Pocket Bibsters

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Pampers Pocket Bibsters, Sesame Street, Large, 32-Count Box (Pack of 4) (128 Disposable Bibs)
Have you had a chance to try, Pampers Bibsters? Being that I have two babies and a two year old in the house, these disposable bibs have saved the day more than once. I used to pack what felt like a million bibs in my diaper bag, and I’ve always hated having to separate the dirty ones in a plastic bag. I was randomly searching for baby needs on Amazon.com, when I came across these disposable bibs from Pampers. At first, I was a little skeptical about the bibs because I know how messy my little ones can get. I couldn’t help but wonder how they would hold up to my two year and her infamous spaghetti disasters.




When I received my order, I was anxious to start using the bibs on the children. I fed the twins their usual dinner of Gerber Green Beans and Bananas, only to be surprised at the easy clean up that followed. Once I saw that Bibsters were strong enough to stand up to my two year old, I knew that I would be purchasing them again. 


Bibsters Features:

  • A large pocket to catch any falling food.
  • A cloth like top sheet
  • An absorbent mid layer
  • A leak proof barrier underneath



Until my daughter decides to spill some juice on herself, I won’t know how well the leak barrier works. I’m sure I’ll find out in due time. For more information on Pampers Bibsters, check out our sponsors at Amazon.com.


>Random Twin and Toddler Pics

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Here’s a few random pics of the twins, and my two year old toddler (who thinks she’s a photographer already). The last two pics of her at the bottom, were taken by her. She even yells out cheese, before she takes her own snap shots. These pics show how much the kids have grown, over the past two months. As much as I love playing, singing, and dancing with the three of them, I can’t help but feel like they are growing way too fast!

>Skinny Jeans for Tots

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First it was denim diapers. Now, providing your baby is watching his or her carbs, can toddle around in skinny jeans.
Luckily, these trendy tot pants are stretchy enough to accommodate a diaper.
The jeans are turning up in stores like American Eagle and J. Crew’s Crewcuts, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Gap, denim maker True Religion Apparel Inc and Levis are also embracing the trend by stocking skinny jeans for the tiniest fashionistas.
Gap is reporting that skinny jeans now comprise 40 percent of its jeans  for infant and toddler girls. For children’s apparel makers, kids’clothing sales are a positive sign in an otherwise dismal retail period. While parents have reduced the amount they spend on their own wardrobe in the recession, they’re still shelling out for cute outfits for their kids.



“People tend to put their kids first,” GapKids and Baby Gap’s executive vice president Mark Breitbard told the Wall Street Journal. “They’ll pass on something for themselves to make sure their kids are still looked after.” 



Why skinny jeans rather than rompers? 
“It’s more fun,” Ava Lane, a mom who snagged four pairs of skinny jeans for her two year old, told the Journal.

The skinny jeans for babies are designed a little bit differently than the ones for grownups, though they do feature pocket details and criss-cross stitching like the adult version. Skinny jeans for babies may have an elastic on the back of the waistband, though they don’t have inseam snaps for diaper changing that most baby outfits do.
Prices for skinny jeans range from $19.50 to $39.50 at babyGap and GapKids. They come in sizes as small as zero to 3 months.
To get ideas, Old Navy sent teams to playgrounds to watch consumers, Old Navy senior vice president Michelle DeMartini told the Journal.”“We talked for a long time about how much stretch, what should that feel like?” she said. “Adults might want to forgo comfort for fashion, but children will not.”
Gap took note of the tremendous popularity of adult-styled kids clothes after the chain debuted a kids and baby collaboration last fall with Stella McCartney. The line was so well received that a second one debuted in March.
“People love trend take-downs,” Breitbard told the Journal. “Fashion-right clothes are really adorable the smaller they get.” 



So what’s up next? 
The latest mini fashionista item to hit the GapKids stores is a hybrid of jeans and leggings. The name: Jeggings for babies.






Will you be purchasing skinny jeans for your tots and bubs, or do you think skinny jeans are a bit much for tiny tots?




>Product Recalls: Baby Monitors and Wooden Rattles

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Wooden Toy Rattles
P. Graham Dunn of Dalton, Ohio, is recalling about 500 wooden toy rattles because the wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to young children.
The firm is aware of four incidents of the metal rattle becoming exposed. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves a wooden toy rattle with light brown stain, eight wooden dowels and a gold-colored metal rattle inside. The toy rattle is circular in shape, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 inches.
They were made in China and sold at gift stores and book retailers nationwide from June through July 2010 for about $6.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact P. Graham Dunn to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact P. Graham Dunn at (800) 828-5260 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.




Baby monitors
About 800 Levana wireless video baby monitors are being recalled because the wiring can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard.
Distributor Circus World Displays Limited of Ontario, Canada has received two reports of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Levana wireless baby monitors with model number LV-TW300. The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word “Levana.” It is 7 inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, about 5 inches tall and is attached to a 3 1/2 inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel. The camera and receiver each have their own A/C adapter.
The monitors were made in China and sold at BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February and May 2010 for about $200.
Consumers should immediately stop using and return the baby monitor directly to CWD for a refund or replacement with a different model. For additional information, contact Circus World Displays at (866) 946-7828, by e-mail or on the firm’swebsite.





>Made for Multiples: Diapers.com Brand Diapers

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If your a mom of multiples like me, your probably looking for ways to save a buck on the things your family needs. One of the ways that I found to save some cash, is by ordering diapers in bulk. When Diapers.com introduced their own premium brand of diapers, I was reluctant to buy them  at first because I was a loyal Pampers customer. Huggies was always my second choice in diaper brands, and off brands were completely off of my radar. What intrigued me about the Diapers.com brand, was the number diapers offered for $40.99. A box of size 3 diapers comes with 200 diapers in the box, and the size 5 box comes with 156 diapers in it. I had to try the diapers out because if the diapers were good, my monthly diaper budget would be cut in half. 


After completing my first order, I was nervous about how good or bad the diapers would be. I was worried about sacrificing quality for quantity. The package arrived pretty quick, I ordered on a Saturday, and my diapers arrived by Monday evening. The first thing I did was open the package, and feel the texture of the diapers. The pampers felt like the quality would be okay, but there was only one true way to test them out. I had to starting using them on my children to see how the diapers would hold up, especially during the night. 

The first few diaper changes went well, with no complaints. As I continued to use the diapers on a daily and weekly basis, I had no doubts about buying these pampers again. My twins are almost nine months old, and I still order the same Diapers.com brand Premium Diapers for my all 3 of my children. When I went on the website to re-order a few weeks ago, I noticed that the major diapers brands are offering extra larger boxes of diapers as well. Of course their extra large boxes are a few dollars more expensive than the Diapers.com brand, so I know who I’ll be sticking with. 

>Malcolm & Marcus, The First Weeks

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>I would like to introduce our twin sons Malcolm Valentino and Marcus Raymond to the world. These two little guys were born on 11/24/09, exactly 10 minutes apart at 12:16 and 12:26pm. Malcolm weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, and Marcus weighed 4 lbs. and 7 oz. at birth. My full birth story and hospital pics will be posted soon. In the meantime, here are some random pics from their first few weeks at home.

Malcolm and Marcus 1st & 2nd Week


Marcus and Malcolm 3-4 Weeks





Marcus and Malcolm 4-6 Weeks





>Twins and More Twins!

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I hate aging myself, so I’ll use estimates within this post when it comes to years. My bestie and I have been friends for a super long time. We have been through so many stages in life together, and we’ve always been supportive of each other. I remember how shocked she was, when she found out that she would be having twins. I never thought that I would experience the same shock myself some years later. My bestie delivered two beautiful twin girls, and I delivered two adorable (if I must say so myself) twin boys. 



During my pregnancy, it was nice to have someone so close that had prior experience with twins. Even though we live in different states, her advice helped me to prepare for labor and those first few months at home. I remember calling her several times, feeling like I couldn’t get a grip on new motherhood. Yes, I had prior experience and plenty of it with my four daughters, but no single birth can prepare you for a multiple birth. The basics of what to expect goes right out the window, when it’s more than one newborn coming. A support system is necessary just to keep your sanity.



My bestie was a huge part of my support system, along with my doctors and nurses from the hospital. It was very tough to have twins, while having a young toddler without any family living in our neighborhood. I eventually got the hang of it, and it no longer takes me two days to get everyone ready to leave the house. My days of calling the bestie in tears are gone as well. Every now and then, I still have the “I can’t believe that there’s two of them” thought. I guess that’s all part of the transition. Now, the boys are at an age where I can have lots of fun with all three of them. One of the best part of being a mom of multiples, is having something so special in common with my bestie. It gives us plenty of chances for cool photo ops like the ones in this post. We both never thought that we would share twins in common. I guess that’s an example of how funny life can be.