Well it has been quite a while since I’ve posted on the blog. We have been so busy with the girls and not to mention I am just not coming out of hibernation from the first trimester morning sickness. uhhh I can already feel myself starting to get nauseas now just thinking about it. So on another note, I wanted to share with you guys what’s been happening!
The girls are doing well, nothing too new here… except, recently we’ve had major issues with Kinley holding her poop. I’m not sure how it even started, I guess just one day she probably had a really difficult bowel movement that scared her and since then she just decided she wouldn’t let that happen again (girlfriend is stubborn). I would say for the past 2-3 months we have really been struggling and racking our brains on what to do. There have even been moments where I see her holding her poop in and I literally have to run over, bend her legs and make her squat so that she will poop! I feel like I got a glimpse into how it will be when I’m in the delivery room with her when she gives birth to her first kid… “push, its okay, PUSH!”.
All that to say we’ve had to work really hard on her diet and ensuring that she isn’t getting constipated from what she’s been eating. As a busy mom, it can get so hectic and crazy that you just forget what you even have in the fridge. One thing that has helped and I’m sure you mamas know about is that probiotics are a MUST have item! Feeding those children probiotics like it’s candy is not only great for their gut but amazing at keeping them healthy! Here are just a few benefits from adding probiotics into their diets.
Can reduce and prevent the severity of diarrhea
Research shows that probiotics can help improve mental health disorders
They help keep your heart healthy
Can reduce the symptoms of bowel disorders
Help boost your immune system and protect against infections
There are so many benefits and lots of research out there on gut health and the important role foods and probiotics have especially on those cute little bellies you are feeding.
One brand of probiotics I love and the girls are obsessed with is Tiny Giants. This brand was started by a fellow mom who was looking to add probiotics into her children’s diets, but also in a way that they would love. Their yogurts are dairy free, GMO free and gluten free.
These are so great to have on hand and knowing that they are super healthy and filling makes this a go to item in our household. I have even been caught sneaking these yogurts from myself! THEY ARE AMAZING. The other thing I love is that they don’t have a lot of sugar.
That’s one thing that is super annoying to me when brands come out with new products and claim its healthy but then add so much sugar! Tiny Giants like I mentioned was co-founded by a Mom who knew what was out there on the market and wanted to give other Mom’s better options as well as the children who consume them.
For a list of locations where you can find Tiny Giants visit their webpage or click here. Be sure to check them out and grab a packet!