When prepping the arrival of twins, you may be wondering just what products are actually most useful when you have not one but two newborns?! I surveyed twin Moms asking just which products they loved when their twins were small, but also, which products do they wish they had back then? Check out the list below for real tips from real twin Moms:
Top Tip: Ask for help!
Before we move on to the best products a new twin Mom can have, all of us twin Mamas first want to recommend the most important thing new twin parents need - HELP! Especially the first 4-8 weeks, the majority of twin Moms say that having someone to help you out is absolutely essential. Make sure to discuss your options for help before the babies arrive: Do you have family close-by who can help? Or friends? Or will you hire someone to help you? (If so, what's your budget and expectations - how often, how many hours, etc.)
I'll write an entire post on things to discuss with your partner before your twins arrive but this one had to also be on this list too! (No, seriously - find some help!) I've linked all of the recommendations below to Amazon.com (US) and some example products to items below which have multiple options or brands to choose from. Can't find comparable items in your country? Send me a message on Instagram and I can probably point you in the right direction. Happy shopping twin Mamas!
To wear for Mom:
Comfortable Nursing Bras & Nursing tops
Loose & comfy clothing for the first weeks (okay months) postpartum
To wear for babes:
How many of each item should I buy? Think in 3s for all items which need to be washed - one clean, one dirty and one in the wash!
A whole lot of burp cloths & bibs
Create safe spaces for babies around the house:
Travel Cot to move around the house as a safe spot to lay down babies
Baby Bjorn Bouncy Chair (TOP recommendation)
Two colors of bottles (one for each baby)
Baby Tracker App to log in all the things (feeding, sleeping, pumping)
Sound Machine or Sound App for phone or tablet
A tandem carrier is a must-have for twin Mamas!
Weego Carrier (tandem front - newborns up to 4-5 months)
Mini-Monkey Carrier (tandem front - newborn until 6 months)
Twingo Carrier (2 single newborn carriers & tandem front/back as of 5 months until 2+ years)
Bugaboo Donkey Twin
Mountain Buggy V3
Uppa Baby Vista
Baby Jogger Citi Mini GT Twin
Maclaren Double Umbrella Stroller (or similar to use when traveling)
Owlet monitor (can give peace of mind after NICU time)
Have other must-have product tips for new twin parents? Comment below and I'll add them to the list!