BG Area Mothers of Multiples

a small glimpse in our unique journey…our real-life journey

Swinging into Picnic Mode! May 26, 2011

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…to get everyone in the picnic mood, here are a few pictures from last year’s get-together…

Looking forward to more great fun and fellowship (and some more yummy food…just sayin’…) this year!

 

Recap of May Meeting: Family First Aid May 17, 2011

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Thank you so much to Demara Goodrich, APRN soon to be FNP-BC, for leading a great discussion on family first aid.

We covered several basic areas of first aid that may be most useful to families with children, including cuts and scrapes; insect bites; burns; and injuries.

We discussed the way to respond to more minor injuries, and signs that you should seek medical attention.

Demara also provided us a list of basic first aid supplies to have on hand:

  • Alcohol or antiseptic wound wipes
  • Antiseptic / anesthetic spray (like Bactine)
  • Ace bandage
  • Adhesive tape (cloth) in 1” thickness
  • Antibiotic ointment for cuts and scrapes
  • Aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory pain reliever
  • Assorted non-stick adhesive bandages
  • Burn cream or aloe vera-based gel for minor burns
  • Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Eye wash kit
  • Instant cold pack
  • Insect bite / sting stick
  • Scissors
  • Smelling salts
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Tweezers

 

Added extras:

  • CPR instruction kit
  • Disposable latex gloves
  • EpiPen or similar epinepherine auto-injector for severe allergic (anaphylactic) reactions
  • First aid guide book
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes

 

Make sure you:

  • Check the expiration dates on all creams, ointments, and sprays
  • Throw away any product with an old expiration date or soon-to-expire date
  • Replenish supplies as they get low
  • Keep a card in the kit with all medicine allergies for each affected family member

We have extra copies of the information presented for anyone who is interested.  For me, this was definitely fantastic information to have top-of-mind, particularly entering the time of the year where we’re more likely to be out and about with the girls.

 

Organizing “Multiple” Amounts of Stuff May 3, 2011

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When I began my baby registry before the girls were born, I quickly learned that staying organized – especially with “multiple” amounts of stuff – is no easy task.

One of the best investments we made to that end was to have an organization system installed in the girls’ closet.  Even though their space is small, I have a lot of great shelves and bins to store their things, so I’m able to keep the clutter in their bedroom to a minimum.

I also started an envelope file to hold the paperwork that accompanies much of their “stuff”.  I’ve gotten an incredible amount of use from this little gem, such that I’ve created several additional files that I’ve given as part of baby shower gifts over the past couple of years.

 

I have six categories of information in my file:

–          Soft goods (like blankets and bibs)

–          Electronics and appliances (like the humidifier and bottle warmer)

–          Feeding (bottles)

–          Gear (like car seats and strollers and swings)

–          Toys

–          Furniture

This makes it really easy to keep all the girls’ paperwork in one spot.  It’s easy to reference what kind of batteries we need to buy for a certain toy…or to read the instructions on lowering the mattresses in their cribs…or to remind myself of the weight limit for their car seats.

And for the baby items that I’ve given away or sold at consignment, I’ve been able to include the user manual with them…which I think helps complete the “package”.

…now if I could only say the rest of my house were as organized!  [Hint: it doesn’t even come close…]

Mandy, mom to 28-month old fraternal twin girls