Having Twins? Here are 9 (Mostly) Surprising Things to Put on Your Registry
Yay, you’re pregnant…and according to the sonogram, you’ve been blessed with two babies instead of just one. (Cue the micro panic attack.) But don’t fret: A little advance planning—and shopping—will leave you feeling calm and prepared. Besides the obvious (double the car seats, cribs and high chairs), here are nine things every mom expecting twins should buy.
A Double Stroller
You’ll just need to decide if you want your babies to sit side by side or ride in tandem. We like the Bugaboo Donkey Twin, which converts from an infant stroller up to toddler age.
A Double Nursing Pillow
It’s exactly like the Boppy but designed for two. (Bless your heart.)
Twin Z Pillow ($100)
A Carrier for Twins
This one is ergonomic and engineered to grow as the babies grow (up to 33 pounds).
Color-Coded Snap-Up Sleepers
One baby gets blue, the other gets green so you never mix them up during a sleep-deprived 4 a.m. feeding.
A Convertible Pack ‘n Play
Built to accommodate two cozy (and removable) bassinets for naptime.
One Video Monitor…With Multiple Cameras
Yep, all you need is one—as long as it’s equipped with the option to add additional cameras for separate cribs or bedrooms down the line.
An Extra-Wide Baby Bathtub
Assembly line style is ideal, but this tub is wide enough for two newborns in a pinch.
A Label Maker
So you can at least attempt to keep their sippy cups straight.
A Book for the Basics
Recommended by children’s hospitals and pediatricians across the country, this book talks you through everything from tandem breastfeeding and getting twins dressed at the same time to the realities of premature birth and sleep deprivation.