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15 hours ago, .Stuart. said:

Married my wife last August and we’re now expecting. Went for a our first scan a few weeks ago and found 2 heartbeats... took me a few seconds to figure out what that meant emoji23.png we’ve now had our gender scan and found out we’re having twin girls. Absolutely buzzing... not too hung up on the genders, as long as both are healthy then I don’t care.

Due date is 25th Nov but she will probably be taken in a couple of weeks early.

Only concern is the financial side of it, we both do alright for ourselves, have just moved into a new build and both have a car but me being self employed means I really can’t afford to take too much time off so I’m basically working 7 days a week right now to try and build up some savings.

Think I’ll really struggle with the lack of sleep, I could easily sleep 12 hours a night right now. emoji23.png

Don’t be taken in by all the gimmicks. You don’t need a £1500 buggy, baby wipe warmer or the plethora of shite that gets punted!

Also guntree and babybays are great for second hand stuff, often hardly used! And the ikea £11 high chairs are the best!

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Married my wife last August and we’re now expecting. Went for a our first scan a few weeks ago and found 2 heartbeats... took me a few seconds to figure out what that meant we’ve now had our gender scan and found out we’re having twin girls. Absolutely buzzing... not too hung up on the genders, as long as both are healthy then I don’t care.

Due date is 25th Nov but she will probably be taken in a couple of weeks early.

Only concern is the financial side of it, we both do alright for ourselves, have just moved into a new build and both have a car but me being self employed means I really can’t afford to take too much time off so I’m basically working 7 days a week right now to try and build up some savings.

Think I’ll really struggle with the lack of sleep, I could easily sleep 12 hours a night right now.
As Rowan said, don't be suckered in by the "you'll need this" pish. And don't go nuts with clothes just now either as you'll end up with more than you'll use after people buy it for you.

My one recommendation (and others on here have vouched for it as well) is getting the perfect prep. They're around £70 but worth every penny and if it's twins, you absolutely do need this

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^^^^ Bang on the money. Would be worth 700 notes, never mind 70


Are you pair for real? All that thing does is add a small bit of boiling water and then adds cold water to get the milk to a good temperature. It’s not an essential.

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Are you pair for real? All that thing does is add a small bit of boiling water and then adds cold water to get the milk to a good temperature. It’s not an essential.
^^^left the bottles to the Mrs.

Prepping a bottle the old school way with two screaming babies over a dozen times a day, for weeks/months..... Or spend 70 quid to have said bottles ready in seconds.

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Perfect prep 100% one of the best things we bought for sure. 

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Aye that machine is ace. Best 70 quid we ever spent.

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Are you pair for real? All that thing does is add a small bit of boiling water and then adds cold water to get the milk to a good temperature. It’s not an essential.
Think I'm in agreement with throbber here. Didnt take that long to boil a kettle and make bottles up. Didnt take long for said bottles to cool down.
We had a system and it worked.
Maybe be different with twins mind you but with 1 baby it was fine.
Even when having a 2 year old and a baby it was still fine.

Miss it a little bit as had a wee routine on the go and curtain times I'd do this in.

Now I've 9 n 7 year old boys who are either now playing with each other ( didnt think that ever happen with oldest son ) or they want nothing to do with each other.
It's going to be a long summer as just back from holidays.

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I’m not saying it’s not a decent purchase but all it does is fill the bottle up with 1-2 ml of boiling water and then the remaining volume is cold water so it gets the milk to the desired temperature. There’s no reason why you can’t just use a kettle and some cold water, if you have water in the fridge so it’s always at a consistent temperature you can have the ratio of hot/cold water down to a tee in no time. Would be easier using a kettle when you have twins as well rather than waiting for one milk to be ready before starting the second one. It’s crazy that people are saying it’s the best money they have ever spent when it’s just an over priced kettle!

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I had no bottle stuff bought in for first as I was adamant I was breast feeding. Not even a pump.

It was six weeks of utter hell and a baby who dropped weight no matter what. Breastfeeding ‘support’ groups are horrific places. Genuinely needed therapy to get over the whole experience.

I made bottles fresh for each feed for each of mine. 

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Never bothered with a formula machine like that, we just filled a pyrex dish with cold water then put another dish inside that with the boiled water, it gets down to a decent temperature quickly.

One thing I think was very handy was a sleepyhead, they're expensive new but if you can find used ones they're very good at keeping wee one feeling secure when they're wee and figuring out sleep.

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Never bothered with a formula machine like that, we just filled a pyrex dish with cold water then put another dish inside that with the boiled water, it gets down to a decent temperature quickly.
One thing I think was very handy was a sleepyhead, they're expensive new but if you can find used ones they're very good at keeping wee one feeling secure when they're wee and figuring out sleep.
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My oldest one made serious use of the sleepyhead. Sleep positioners are in the process of being ostracised right enough

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13 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:
21 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:
Never bothered with a formula machine like that, we just filled a pyrex dish with cold water then put another dish inside that with the boiled water, it gets down to a decent temperature quickly.
One thing I think was very handy was a sleepyhead, they're expensive new but if you can find used ones they're very good at keeping wee one feeling secure when they're wee and figuring out sleep.

 

My oldest one made serious use of the sleepyhead. Sleep positioners are in the process of being ostracised right enough

Should make them cheaper used!

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On 06/07/2019 at 22:54, .Stuart. said:

Married my wife last August and we’re now expecting. Went for a our first scan a few weeks ago and found 2 heartbeats... took me a few seconds to figure out what that meant emoji23.png we’ve now had our gender scan and found out we’re having twin girls. Absolutely buzzing... not too hung up on the genders, as long as both are healthy then I don’t care.

Due date is 25th Nov but she will probably be taken in a couple of weeks early.

Only concern is the financial side of it, we both do alright for ourselves, have just moved into a new build and both have a car but me being self employed means I really can’t afford to take too much time off so I’m basically working 7 days a week right now to try and build up some savings.

Think I’ll really struggle with the lack of sleep, I could easily sleep 12 hours a night right now. emoji23.png

Did you just assume your kids' gender?

(Congratulations!)

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As Rowan said, don't be suckered in by the "you'll need this" pish. And don't go nuts with clothes just now either as you'll end up with more than you'll use after people buy it for you.

My one recommendation (and others on here have vouched for it as well) is getting the perfect prep. They're around £70 but worth every penny and if it's twins, you absolutely do need this

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Known as the god machine in the house. 6 mam microwave bottles (can be done individually) and this thing. Magic.
Did the old fashioned way when away and given this thing is faster than my Tassimo (yes they have been started at same time, usually at 6am) I would recommend it.

Oh and if you drive alot and don't fancy the megabuggy check out the doona system, was originally bought for going into town or short car trips, ended up getting rid of the travel system she bought practically unused

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2 hours ago, weirdcal said:

Oh and if you drive alot and don't fancy the megabuggy check out the doona system, was originally bought for going into town or short car trips, ended up getting rid of the travel system she bought practically unused

It's tremendous. My #1 recommendation to expectant parents.

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My boy was 4 months last week, great wee baby so far, sleeps pretty well and feeds like a champion. We are at the stage were we are trying to get him out of the habbit of waking up at 1am when he's not even hungry as he's up at 3am for his actual feed, apart from that he only really moans when he's hungry.

As with the above suggestions, the Tommy Tippee prep machine and the sleepyhead are absolute life savers, a must in my opinion! I would also highly recommend buying a few Swaddles, we found wrapping him up in that before his sleeps was a game changer, without that he would move in his sleep and his hands slapping his face would wake him up.

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Posted this in the wrong place at 2am this morning

My wife had a baby yesterday and i forgot how hard the first night is. Had about half an hours sleep thus far with not much more in sight.

Got a 2 year old who will be up in circa 4 hours and full of beans which will also be fun

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Congratulations on the new arrival!

Finally got our wee one in his own room after 9 months, my god I had forgotten what unbroken sleep was

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Congratulations on the new arrival!

Finally got our wee one in his own room after 9 months, my god I had forgotten what unbroken sleep was


You take it for granted. Enjoy it when it happens.

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