Author: Irish Life

21 Things You’ll Only Know If You Have Twins

Read time: 2 Minutes Parents of twins – do you remember what life was like before you had those little bundles of joy? No, of course you don’t. When they arrive, your whole life is turned upside down and inside out. Everything as you knew it has transformed, you’re no longer you – you’re a parent of twins. Having twins is an incredible experience that you could never have imagined in a million years. There’ll be more joy in your life than you thought possible but, of course, having twins does come with its own unique set of challenges… People will say ‘oh any day now!’ when you’re only 26 weeks pregnant. You can not count the amount of times people have asked if they are twins. ‘No, they’re tiplets. Oh God, I must have lost one!’ People want to know everything – do twins run in your family? Were they conceived naturally? How long was your labour? How much weight did you gain? You finally realise why human women were made with two boobs …

Picky Little Eaters – How To Get Your Child To Eat More Foods

Read time: 4 Minutes Having a child who is a picky eater is incredibly frustrating. Maybe they’ll only eat the same handful of foods, maybe they’ll object to eating something they loved yesterday, maybe they’ll refuse to eat anything altogether. Try as you might, it feels like there’s nothing you can do to change the ways of your stubborn little one. Why do children become picky eaters? There are many reasons why children suddenly become picky eaters – and on most occasions, it is sudden and usually occurs between the ages of 18 months and four. Children have a more sensitive palate, so certain foods that seem tolerable or ‘bland’ to you, will be too strong for them, or the texture might put them off. The toddler years are also a time when your child is determined to show their independence. Refusing or controlling their food and meal times is a key way for them to do this. Children also love routine and consistency, so new foods might make them feel unsettled and they will …

8 Great Home Remedies For A Sore Throat

Read time: 2 Minutes With winter here, feeling a little bit under the weather is almost inevitable. For most of us a normal cold is easy to overcome with a few days of rest but during that time the symptoms can often drive you up the walls. When you have a sore throat, it’s hard to think about anything else. The coughing, the pain and scratchy feeling are intolerable, making it difficult to even eat or sleep. So if you’re struggling with a sore throat or trying to prevent the onset of one, here are some of the best home remedies around. Salt water Mix a quarter of a teaspoon of salt into a cup of hot water and gargle it to neutralise acids, kill germs and get rid of that horrible burning sensation. Just remember not to swallow it. Lemon and water Mix some lemon juice in water and gargle it or drink it. The acid in the lemon will help reduce the swollen tissue in your throat and kill the bacteria. Ginger, honey …

This Is How To Properly Care For Your Skin In Winter

Read time: 3 Minutes Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The harsh winds and dropping temperatures can deplete it of moisture making it feel dry, flaky, itchy and just not look its best. To top it all off, it’s the season of cold sores, chapping and eczema flaring up. If you suffer from a skin issue at the best of times, the winter months can be positively dreaded. So keep your epidermis in tip top condition, here are our top tips for protecting and caring for your skin during the cold times of the year. Of course, we’re all aware of the obvious advice like, drink plenty of water and eat good food. While these are the most important things you can do, our list includes some more subtle and unexpected tips that will make a difference. Wash your face in lukewarm water When you’re freezing cold, there’s nothing as desirable as a boiling hot bath or shower to heat you up. But when it comes to your precious face, wash it in …