33 weeks and 2 days | Twitter, Twins, Teething and Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream

A whole week has managed to lapse and I haven’t managed to write anything. So much stuff has been going on and as per usual, I tend to live the moment, rather than to stop and record what’s happening. But I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a little bit of magic I’ve stumbled across.

Twitter & Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream

I used to think that Twitter was a waste of time. A nonentity that I shouldn’t bother myself with as, in the main,  I couldn’t understand how people could keep typing a running commentary on their lives, rather than just living it. Plus 140 characters doesn’t seem a lot if you’ve got something of any interest to say!

Still. Having been sold the virtues of Twitter, by a good friend, I now have a Twitter account and am enjoying meeting total strangers in a virtual world — other mothers, mainly — whose trials and tribulations match my own.

So instead of feeling pressurised into posting witty anecdotes every 10 minutes (Stephen Fry springs to mind), I now realise that Twitter doesn’t need to be used in that way. I can post the odd comment or question and there may — or may not — be someone at the other end to answer back. I can have a real-time conversation with another twin mum who hasn’t slept because her babies are teething (OK — so that may be me talking out-loud to myself!) or have a dialogue with a company about their products or services. NOW I get it :)

Which brings me on to something else I just got…

Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream
Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream — MAGIC in a tube!

Magic in a tube!

I hadn’t heard of Weleda before having the Twinkles, but when my babies arrived their auntie recommended Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream. She had been given a tube by my niece’s godmother and had only good things to say about it.

I went and had a look for them online and was delighted to see that they have a lovely, easy-to-navigate, website — chock-full of fantastic, holistic and natural skincare and pharmaceutical products — and have won many awards for their green and eco-friendly credentials.

Needless to say, we are now on our third tube of the nappy cream and I can safely say that it’s my very favourite product for using on the babies, bar none.

Going Against The Mainstream

Bertie had quite bad nappy rash in the first week he arrived home and the magic nappy cream sorted it within a couple of days. I’ve found that a lot of the mainstream nappy creams don’t seem to work as well. One — mentioning no names — just coats the skin in a thick, white coating. It doesn’t seem to dissolve in at all and it smells pretty vile too. The Weleda Calendula Nappy Cream, on-the-other-hand, smells divine and has a lovely, creamy — non-greasy — texture, that protects their delicate skin. It seemed to clear up the redness in hours and his skin looked perfect just days after using it.

Weleda have just launched a hair-care range so, earlier in the week, I Tweeted them to ask whether any of them were suitable for me and the babies to use. They Tweeted me back and said that the Calendula Shampoo and Bodywash was the best thing to use on the babies and I could use it too, combined with the matching conditioner. Happy days :)

I placed an order, online, and my box of treats arrived this morning. Along with yet another tube of the magic nappy cream! I’m looking forward to trying the new shampoo and conditioner and really hope that it works just as well as the nappy cream. Will keep you posted ;)

Weleda's Calendula Nappy Change Cream
An exciting package!

The First Tooth

Finally, can get around to writing about what I came on here to do! My second born — beautiful, long-lashed, dark-eyed Cosmo-Bear — has cut his first tooth!!!! He was building up to it all last week, as his little cheeks were red and he was drooling for Britain then, on the weekend, we had my sister’s family staying and Cosmo had a total meltdown cried every-time my brother-in-law even looked at him! Talk about giving someone a complex!?! The poor bloke only needed to glance in his direction and Cosmo would HOWL. A high pitched wail (he could break glass with, I swear) , followed by tears and chest-heaving sobs. Blimey. So glad I wasn’t on the receiving end of it! But it did make me think that something was amiss… The Cosmonaut is usually such a cheery chappie! Really strange for him to be acting that way — especially with someone he knows and generally has only smiles for. Then as the weekend progressed, his mood got even darker and stroking across his gum, I suddenly felt what can only be described as a shard of glass, poking up through his lower jaw. A tooth. A little tiny tooth!

My poor little boy!! No wonder he was at odds with the world; as I said before in a  previous post, I think teething is barbaric!! Anyway. Cue, not a great deal of sleep on the Sunday night as he yelled out in pain every hour. That, combined with the clocks going back, did not a great weekend make. Still. We only have another 19 teeth to go.

Or 39, if you count Bertie’s as well. Gulp.

It’s a shame Weleda don’t do a ‘magic teething cream’. I might have to Tweet them again and suggest it to them… ;)

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