The Littlest Funk blog

Friday, November 30, 2018

Keeping my Twins Healthy with Baby Probiotics

This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Since the moment I found out we were expecting twins, they have changed everything that I know about pregnancy and motherhood.  If you've kept up with my blog, then you know I had a fairly easy pregnancy considering I was carrying two.  However, it was nothing compared to my first two pregnancies.  They were a piece of cake.

I never had any sickness, I stayed active and I didn't have any swelling until the last week.  I even worked until my due date with my first.  The twins, on the other hand, were exhausting.  I gained double the weight (as expected) and swelled like you wouldn't believe.  I had back pain, heartburn, you name it.  I was definitely making up for my prior easy pregnancies.

Giving birth to them was another experience that was completely different and resulted in me learning more about how important it is to make sure they are getting all the right nutrients from me, including probiotics.  I am still working on my birth story, but spoiler alert, I gave birth naturally to Molly and two hours later ended up having a C-section with Kathryn.



Did you know that as result of Kathryn being born via c-section that she is likely missing the good bacteria B. infantis, allowing many harmful bacteria to thrive. 

These bad bacteria are linked to higher risk of colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity.  This basically means you or your baby did not come in direct contact with mom’s beneficial gut bacteria. This good bacteria helps develop a healthy gut microbiome in your baby and could have long-term health benefits.  This is critical for the the first 6 months of baby's life for immune and metabolic development. 

Since three of my four babies were born naturally, I had no idea about this and how important it is for me to do something about it for my twins. 

That's why I've made the decision to use Evivo.  It is the first and only clinically-proven probiotic for babies.  Evivo contains no artificial colors, dyes, flavors, or preservatives; is free of additives, and is gluten-free.  It is also clinically proven to restore B. infantis to baby’s gut and reduce bad bacteria that is linked to a higher risk of health issues, now and later in life.  How amazing is that?!



How do you know if baby’s gut is healthy? Thankfully, there’s now a simple 3 question Baby Gut Check you can take that will reveal if baby is one of 9 out of 10 infants missing B. infantis: 
Question 1: Were you OR your baby born via C-section?
Question 2: Were you OR your baby given antibiotics pre-delivery or post pregnancy?
Question 3: Does your baby have diaper rash OR 5+ watery poops per day? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions your baby’s gut may be in jeopardy.
Click here to learn more about the benefits and kits Evivo has to offer. And right now you can get $10 off a 4 week starter kit using BLOG10181 OR $20 off an 8 week or greater starter kit using BLOG10182 to start using the benefits that Evivo has to offer your baby's gut health!

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Twins First Bath and Why We are Choosing JOHNSON'S baby

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle #CollectiveBias

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Our twins finally got their first baths at home and they loved it!  Kathryn was hesitant at first, but warmed up to it.

I've been a mom for four years now and for the last four years I have trusted and relied on JOHNSON'S® baby products for my girls.  Bringing newborn twins home, I knew things wouldn't be any different this time around.  It's a brand that I trust, especially on their delicate newborn skin.  I mean, it's easy to trust a brand that even the hospital provides for your newborn's first bath and I know that I'm choosing a product that's gentle and more naturally derived.




Giving the twins their first bath at home was so special and something we were looking forward to.  Bath time for my older girls has always been a great way to end the day and I was excited to start a bedtime routine with Molly and Kathryn.  

Did you know that JOHNSON'S® baby products have been reformulated to be more gentle, with new packaging and with more easy-to-use pumps?  That definitely makes life easier for me now that I have two newborns to bathe along with two toddlers.  I love that I can continue to use this for all of my kids and that it's free of parabens, phthalates and is hypoallergenic.


JOHNSON’S® never stops raising the bar when it comes to what’s best for baby – their unwavering commitment to safety and innovation is the foundation for everything they do.  We all want what's best for our babies, so why not choose the best products?

Kathryn





Molly

We always finish with JOHNSON'S® bedtime lotion!  It smells just as amazing as the wash and helps continue to soothe the twins and help them transition to bed for the night.  It's the perfect way to end our nightly bath time routine.  What does your bedtime/bathtime routine look like?




You can pick up JOHNSON'S Bedtime moisture wash, shampoo and lotion at your nearest Target and right now, you can also receive a sample by clicking here.


Friday, October 19, 2018

Introducing Molly and Kathryn!



Introducing Molly James and Kathryn Julia!  Our precious rainbow babies made their debut on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 38 weeks.  Molly joined us at 9:32am weighing 5lbs even and 18 1/2 inches long.  Kathryn joined us at 11:38am weighing 5lbs 14 oz and 19 1/4 inches long.  We couldn't be happier to have them complete our family.  






Birth Story (and soooo many more photos) coming soon!