If there’s one thing I’ve learned from raising twin babies, it’s how time consuming it is. Everything is double: Double the diapers, the baths, the feeding, the bottles, the spitting up, the carseats, etc.
Because of this, I’ve found what really works for me, and ditched what doesn’t. I wish I would have learned this all earlier, hence why I’m helping YOU out!
Without further ado, here’s a list of my favorite things:
- Ergobaby carrier x2
Ditch the solly, you won’t have enough time to wind/unwind it when the other twin is crying and you need to switch out the current baby you’re wearing.
2. Fisher Price Bouncer
Yes, I know it’s expensive… but my boys are obsessed with it, and yours will be too.
3. Simple, bright, contrast baby books
Babies don’t care about beautifully illustrated books. They care if the color catches their eye. Keep it to one sentence per page, since they lose interest pretty quickly at such a young age.
4. Fruit teethers x2
Perfect for fussy, teething babies, long walks, or as a distraction.
5. Fisher Price seat
Since my boys were held less than most babies (as is the case with most twins), they developed flat backs of their heads. This was really great for keeping their heads off the ground. Don’t bother with the head cushions- my boys rolled right off of them.
Save money on prepackaged baby food, and make your own.
7. Little Green Pouch
I try to not spoon feed since it’s very tedious and I want to teach my boys to be independent. They have been able to feed themselves with these reusable pouches since they were 6 months old. I blend up produce, put it in these, and either freeze or give it straight to them.
8. Baby mum mums
Again, a huge distraction for them. Although they’re obviously not nutritionally amazing, my boys devour them.
9. Gerber baby pouches
These are amazing for on the go! I try to get the boys the savory kind, so they don’t expect sugar in every meal.
10. Avent bottles
While Dr Brown’s bottles supposedly help with colic, I don’t like all of the inserts you have to wash. Avent are definitely my go-to bottle.
11. Snap & Go frame stroller
We still drive a compact car, and this is one of the only double strollers that fits in the trunk. It’s also very lightweight and easy for me to lift by myself.
11. Baby Gate
Most of my friends with one child don’t feel the need to have a baby gate. But for the mamas out there with more than one, this gate will be your best investment yet. Ty & I nicknamed it “the corral” and after much research, this is definitely the best of its kind!
I hope you all find this useful! As always, comment on my Instagram and let me know if you have any other questions on parenting hacks or products I use.