Newborn twins: how to remember the important bits (like feeding and changing!)

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Those first few months after the twins were born were wonderful. Our little miracles were here, both beautiful and both adorable.

Except that they didn’t sleep much. So, of course, neither did we.

Hubby and I thought we were prepared for the sleep deprivation. EVERYONE tells you that it’s going to be tough. So you know it will be. However…when you are getting up every few hours for months on end, it can take its toll. And it’s much harder than you imagine.

And so with two little bundles now in our life, remembering things like nappy changes and bottle feeds, and how much they drank became our main focus in life. And something that sounds so simple now was a really difficult task back then, when you are just so tired! So we started a diary – tracking feeds, nappy changes and sleep patterns. Which was confusing, and ended up having milk (and sick) spilt on it, and was often lost a few times too!

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If I was going through this experience again I would absolutely use an app. I’m always on my phone or iPad anyway, checking the news, social media, weather etc… and so to have an app that does all of the above for you, is such a great and practical idea.

I’ve found the BabyTime app which is twin friendly, and so easy to use. All you need to do is download it, put in your baby’s details and you’re away. Simple. And perfect for parents of newborn twins who can’t even remember what day it is!

It allows you to very quickly swipe between babies (if you have more than one), and you can run simultaneous timers across babies. Just perfect.

No need to worry about forgetting anything ever again!

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The iTunes app store has the app here ready to download, complete with further information.

Please note: this post was written in collaboration with BabyTime & all views are my own

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15 Comments

  1. January 12, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    I really could have done with this for mine! I will make sure to recommend it to my friends! x

    • Jess
      Author
      January 12, 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks Love! Looks great doesn’t it?! Jess x

  2. January 12, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Haha — back to the ‘lists’ things again!! In the very early days I wrote SO many lists on how much milk they’d taken.

    This app would have been so useful 🙂 xx

    • Jess
      Author
      January 12, 2015 / 4:03 pm

      I know. That book (which we kept for sentimental reasons!) got so confusing and totally ruined!! LOL 😉 Jess x

  3. January 12, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    This looks great. I only have one, but used to forget timings all the time. I got a little bracelet that you moved to certain times. I used to forget to move it though x

    • Jess
      Author
      January 13, 2015 / 8:15 am

      Oooh not heard of that before! Yes does look great doesn’t it, how easy! Jess x

  4. January 13, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    What a great idea i could of done with something like this when lottie was younger i always used to loose track of when she had last fed! x

    • Jess
      Author
      January 13, 2015 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks! Isn’t it just! Just what I needed too 🙂 Jess x

  5. January 13, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    We did use an app, it was fab, partic when hubby did one feed in the night and I did another. God that time was exhausting. I can’t believe I even remembered we used an app!

    • Jess
      Author
      January 14, 2015 / 8:00 am

      Good point about switching between each parent. The app is prefect for knowing who did what, when. I know – how much of a blur is it all now?! Jess x

  6. Steph
    January 13, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    This little app looks amazing!! I’m going to have to recommend it to my friends! And perhaps I’ll hint a bit at Zmr B to see if we can have a third!!! Xxx

    • Jess
      Author
      January 14, 2015 / 7:59 am

      When you have no.3 you can use it and let me know what you thought!!!!!! Eeeeeeeek! Babies! Jess x

  7. January 13, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    What a fab idea, I only had one and used to forget stuff, like how many oz wads the last feed etc. its all such a blur ha ha x

    • Jess
      Author
      January 14, 2015 / 7:57 am

      Yes snap. Couldn’t even remember what day it was let alone how much milk they BOTH drank each time! Jess x

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