Disclaimer: Although this post is written of my own volition, some of the products I have been sent for the purpose of testing them out for review. These products are highlighted by the use of an asterisk (*) beside them. All views and opinions are my own. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to get my girls twinning in any way I can, whether it's indirect twinning by putting them both in clothes such as dungarees, semi-twinning in items the same but different colours or full on twinning from head to toe, there is something endearing about having my girls matching!
As Squidgy is growing up, she is becoming more independent and harder to convince to do something that she doesn't want to. When it comes to getting my girls twinning I have to try and be a bit crafty about it, and make it her choice not mine.
The first time I managed to get them twinning was in the gorgeous BABA tees from MAMA by Rachael Kellett (which are unfortunately no longer available!) and getting a picture was like pulling teeth. Squidgy had no interest, even though I was also wearing my MAMA tee. Needless to say I left the twinning for a while.
I bought the beautiful matching Bluezoo dresses for the girls to wear on Squidgy's birthday from Debenhams while I was still pregnant. As she was in a good mood and enjoying being the centre of attention, Squidgy was a bit more accommodating when it came to getting a picture this time! In fact, she asked me to take a photo!
It was that moment within which I realised that the one thing I have working in my favour is the fact that Squidgy totally dotes on her baby sister, who, as luck would have it, only has eyes for her elder sister!
When I had the opportunity to dress my girls in the beautifully stitched matching items from Precious Little Stitches*, I surely couldn't resist.
Getting photos in the moments when she is preoccupied by spending time with Little L, or in some activity or other is so much easier. The advice Mandy from Mandy Charlton Photography about the best places for light, and the best way to get Squidgy to stay still long enough to capture a picture, really helped to get some great shots in the Precious Little Stitches matching tops.
Whether it is wanting to read books next to Little L and show her all the pictures and pages, or simply share toys (that are usually beyond her current capacity to play!) Squidgy loves to be around her baby sister and spends as much time as possible doing everything to involve her.
This means the key to getting my girls to twin is to dress Little L first, and subtly hint that there is a matching item nearby for her. Squidgy will more often than not bring it over and ask for me to put it on her. That's a parenting win right there!
If I hadn't known that the lovely lady behind the brand had made the items from scratch, with her new romper pattern in her latest fabric buy, I would never have guessed they were not made in a factory. The way they are put together is impeccable and the finish is nigh on perfect, I can't fault it.