Here are the six products we absolutely can’t live without for our newborn twins:
Before the twins arrived, I spent countless hours setting up and decorating the nursery. I loved the look of my cribs and couldn’t wait for the babies to sleep in them. I also purchased the Arms Reach Co-Sleeper so we could have the babies in our bedroom. However, after a few weeks of spitting up every time they laid flat, we purchased the Rock n’ Play and boy was this the best decision we could’ve made. The twins have been sleeping in them for the past 8 weeks. We move them from the nursery to the bedroom and we even brought them to Aruba. They are by far the best things for our babies to sleep in and I highly recommend them!
A fellow twin mama told me about this one. My girls sit in the table for two most of the day. It’s also great for bottle feeding them at the same time with only one person. The patterns are super cute and although the price tag is a bit steep, it’s well worth it!
This is the #1 stroller for twin mamas. It’s inexpensive, light, easy to take in and out of the car and practical. It fits most car seats (just double check to make sure it works with yours). Be aware that some of the older models don’t fit all of the car seats. The stroller positions the twins front to back (as opposed to side-to-side). I bought a fancy stroller (the Bugaboo Donkey, which is side-to-side), which I haven’t used yet. The only criticism of the Snap n Go is that the wheels aren’t made for navigating sand or snow. But, it’s perfect for almost everything else!
These car seats are great! Plus, almost every other mom (both singleton and doubles) have these seats. They are priced mid range ($199), are light weight and safe. The bases are super easy to install and the seats just click in and out. In addition, you can use the seat without the base, say for example you are on vacation. They come in a variety of colors.
This is a must have for any nursing mother of multiples (and the single version for mothers of singletons). I’ve tried many other nursing pillows, including the Twin Z (more on this later) and this is the easiest to use. What I like about it is that it is easy to set up and position the babies. It can be used in bed, on a couch or on the ground. The only thing is that it is sometimes tricky in chairs, as there’s sometimes not enough space. No need for pillows underneath or beside, it works well on it’s own. The problem with the Twin Z is that my babies were too small and I would need props to properly position the babies. It’s also big and cumbersome and it just didn’t work for us. Perhaps if you have larger breasts it may work better.
Let’s talk bath time– the first two weeks we were nervous to bath our twins so we would do sponge baths on their changing table. Next we tried showering them; my husband would stand in the shower and I would hand him one baby at a time. It was a bit scary as the babies would be slippery (we would use a towel which helped). We wanted a solution where we could bathe both babies at the same time and feel more safe. Plus, they loved the warm water so we wanted them to be able to enjoy it for longer. Introducing the Boon bath… our girls love it. It feels safe, it’s easy to fill and the girls sit and play at the same time. I highly recommend getting two so that they can bathe at the same time.