From the time they were about six weeks old I was venturing out and about with my twin boys SOLO. I didn't want to hold back from outings and social events simply because I was outnumbered now! I attribute the ease of my outings (if having twins is ever easy) to having the best gear. Without some of this stuff to help me, I probably wouldv'e been rocking back and forth in a corner repeating, "help me" the first year of life.
The Uppababy Vista stroller. The stroller is super lightweight and grows with your babies so you can have it for YEARS! What I loved about it in infancy is the carseats snap into place in the frame and can face forward or reverse, which made it easy to switch from strolls in the city to nap time away from the sun to facing each other. No breakdown, one hand fold and super chic design. Its costly, but totally worth it for the sake of freedom. Trust. Me. Theres NOTHING like it for the twin mom.
The Snuggle Nests! These were what the boys slept in from the moment I brought them home from the hospital to the age for four months or so. I lined them top to bottom down the center of the bed. If my mom was here to help me she slept on one side of them and I slept on the other side with them down the middle so overnight feedings were a breeze! Then, whenever I was visiting a friend, attending an event, or even dining out I'd have these lightweight, portable beds with my to pop open and lay a baby down. They're mesh and breathable too, which reduces risk of SIDS and helped this mama sleep with ease.
The Binxy Baby shopping cart hammocks. Imagine going to the store with twon newborns. Either youre wearing one with one in a carseat IN the cart, or your pusing the stroller and trying to cram a weeks worth of groceries in the under carriage. I can't tell you how many emotional breakdowns I'd have in the grocery store before discovering the Binxy Baby hammocks. Snap them into place and lay the babies side by side in the cart. Groceries get dropped into the cart in between the hammocks. Then, wear one baby on you or hold it while you check out. Its a breeeze! Again, you're welcome.
Other must have items wehen youre expecting twins include:
And, its a bit of a splurge but every mom, twin mom or singleton mom, must get a 4Moms Mamaroo! This is best when you start wishing your Fairy Godmother would visit and turn you into an actual octopus. Get it through Amazon prime via the image below.
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