What does a mommy really need? I'll tell you my thoughts on this have changed over the past year. Having triplets means keeping it as simple as possible at all times (or close to all the time). I find myself thinking, "If I only had one then I could do _______." Fill in the blank w/ just about anything.
Let's talk clothing. I take care of the trips by myself all day long & love doing it but I don't see the need to get them all dolled up 1st thing in the morning. Hell, we don't even change them in to PJs at night. They just sleep in their onesies. During the winter (Can you call it that here in TX???), the kids get footed PJs but otherwise we live in onesies. No shorts, no bows, no extras. Period. Now, when we go out, I do put shorts on them & shoes. Oddly enough, although I do not dress the girls identically, I do coordinate them & normally put matching bottoms (shorts, jeans) on them.
Why? Because it makes my life easier. Not having to change the kids from PJs to clothes every morning saves time & the struggle. You know what I mean. The kids are at that age that dressing them is quite challenging. So, the rule of thumb around here is less is best.
Bibs, ah...nasty ol' bibs. I have the perfect solution to them. These are made by Kiddopotamus. Link below to the actual product. Honestly, these are the coolest bibs, by far better than any other bib I have had the pleasure to come across. Why? Because I don't have to wash them in the washer. I can clean them after every feeding by simply rinsing them in the sink & letting them air dry. They are ready by the next feeding. I could go on & on about these bibs. They are the only ones we will use (except for the really cute ones Grandma Donna & Sheila got them for when we go out).
I am very thankful that someone was innovative enough to figure out these bibs. LOVE THEM! Can't say enough good things about them. When I was using regular bibs, I was going through close to 12 a day, one per meal b/c they would just get so nasty that I couldn't justify using them again. That means I would have a load of bibs every other day. Totally sucked. Now I don't have to worry about disgusting bibs b/c these are made of rubber.
**Disclaimer: I suppose this is a product endorsement although I'm not getting paid. I just wanted to let everyone know that these bibs are bad ass!**