• Baby Development,  Psychology

    Signs of Developmental Delays (0-3 years)

    I thought it might be a fun idea to share some psychology information here and there on my blog, as it relates to child development and my boys’ current developmental stages. Current life update For those who are new readers, I am a twin mom blogger who works part time and stays at home part-time. However, right now I am staying at home full time for the summer break and will be taking my school psychology praxis exam in August! With the exam prep in mind, it made me think alot about my boys’ growth and development and some possible signs to look for when making identifications for possible disabilities.…

  • Baby Development,  Psychology

    Transitioning from breastmilk or formula to whole milk

    In my previous post (introducing a sippy cup to a 6-12 month old), I shared about our experience for different cups! Now here’s another transition, when your baby hits 12 months, they no longer need the bottle for formula or breastmilk! Our pediatrician informed us that we should instead give 4 ounces of whole milk during meals and water throughout the day. No more formula! Transitioning to whole milk means that we don’t need formula anymore! That’s right, mamas of formula babes, no more formula purchases! I fed the twins formula since day 1! If you have been tracking with our blog, we fed the boys 2 bottles of formula…

  • Baby Development

    Introducing a sippy cup! (6 months to 12 months)

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Mamaesroh is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. When our boys turned 6 months, we not only introduced solids, but we also introduced a cup (or many different types of cups) to them! My disclaimer is always that I share what we do in our family and what works for us! Some families may approach the transition to sippy…

  • Baby Development,  Psychology

    How much screen time should I allow for my baby/toddler?

    This is one of the questions I asked starting infancy, and the answer from my doctor was something that I had to give my own two cents in. I wanted to share my perspective and application of what we do for the twins, in terms of screen time. However, I need to say that I don’t think there is necessarily a correct answer, despite what research might say, because as a tired parent, you do what YOU gotta do to survive. The answer to every baby question is ALWAYS ALWAYS up to the decision of the parent. I care deeply for not only the health of the babies, but also…

  • Baby Development

    Weaning Twins Off Breastfeeding

    After 11.5 months of breastfeeding the twins, I have officially weaned the boys off! Our breastfeeding story Every person’s feeding journey is so different. I have talked to several moms who have exclusively breastfed to those who only formula feed. For us, we were doing a combination. Because I went back to work, the boys were bottle fed 3 days a week. When I am home with the boys I would breastfeed all day for feedings with one formula bottle at night. When I am at work, the boys get bottle fed with pumped milk all day while I pump at work two times, and again, they are fed one…

  • Baby Development,  Organization

    Planning for the Twins’ First Birthday (Korean Dohl Planning)

    A baby’s first birthday, or Chut-Dohl (첫돌) or Dohl (돌), in Korean culture, is a huge deal. Actually, even a baby’s 100 day celebration is a big deal in Korean culture. Historically, many children would pass before they would turn 100 days, let alone 1 year. Poverty was really high in Korea, and many babies would not be able to survive sicknesses. So it was a big celebration to see children reach 1 year of age. People would gather to celebrate the child and wish a long and prosperous life. Of course, living conditions and medicine are now advanced, but it’s still a tradition that carries on within the Korean…

  • Baby Development

    Dental Care for Babies

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Mamaesroh is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. It is important to care for your baby’s dental health because even babies can get cavities! Yikes, no one wants that. This past weekend my boys had their first dental checkup! Well, my husband and I had our teeth cleaning and thought, “Why not get the boys checked as well?” Thankfully,…

  • Baby Development

    11 Month Twins: Developmental Milestones, Skills, and Updates

    We are 1 month shy away from the boys first birthday! I know at each month I say it’s so crazy how fast time flies and how fast the boys are growing but I say it again because it’s so true!!! Can’t believe it that they’re already 11 months old!! In this last month, I got to spend some more time with the boys because it was my spring break for work. We spent my spring break being pretty busy but also really nice to get out of the house and hang out with some friends. They even got to go on a little playdate with other kiddos while all…

  • Baby Development,  Food

    Introducing Solids to Twins

    Per doctor recommendation, we decided to introduce solids to the boys when they turned 6 months old! Like everything else I do for the twins, I did some research to figure out how to go about doing this thing. Everything we do is new to me since I am a first-time parent and I don’t have too many mama friends. I try to just figure this all out on my own with my own research. How to know when your baby is ready for solids! has interest for your foods. My boys began to have major staring issues when we would eat anything. They would also open their mouth if…

  • Baby Development

    Tips for Increasing Breastmilk Supply

    Breastfeeding has never been easy for us. With an inconsistent supply of milk, it was hard trying to produce enough breastmilk for 2 boys, whose intake is only increasing. I did so much research and followed all of these different things listed below to increase my milk supply! Consistently follow a pumping schedule. This was number 1. I would pump right after I breastfeed to empty out my breasts. My lactation consultant taught me that lactation will increase 2x once the breast is emptied. Pretty much you get a refill as long as it’s emptied. More stimulated your breasts are, the more milk it will produce. Even when my boys…