Baby Basics: What Will You Need For Twins?

So has it sunk in that you are having multiples? Now are you trying to figure out all you will need for twins? Well, for us the first thing on our “to-do” list was to find a bigger place to live. We lived in a tiny apartment, not expecting to start a family so soon. We had a new place by the end of the month to move in and prepare for our bundles of joy. While a new home may not be on your list of things to do before the twins come, there are a lot of other things you will need to do, purchase and borrow. Here is a list of things to consider.

 

Basics

  • Diapers (cloth system or disposable – make sure to buy smaller packages of preemie and/or newborn sizes and buy Size 1 and up in bulk!)
  • Wipes (buy in bulk after you have made sure that your baby doesn’t have a reaction to a certain brand)
  • Diaper Bag – get a backpack style to free up your hands
  • Receiving blankets
  • Swaddling blankets / Sleep Sacks
  • Humidifier (You will want this the first time your babies get a cold, believe me!)
  • Pacifiers (optional)

Clothing

need for twins

Bath Time

Babies’ Room

need for twins

On The Road

Feeding

need for twins

Playtime

Safety

Keepsakes (optional)

  • Baby Books
  • Disposable Cameras (make sure you have this in your hospital bag just in case you forget to grab the camera as you leave for the hospital)
  • Newspaper from Birth Day

Items to Skip

  • Wipes Warmer (many moms say skip this, but others love them.)
  • Crib bedding / flat sheets / pillows / bumpers (unless they are breathable bumpers!) These are suffocation hazards for babies. The only things in the crib should be a mattress that fits snuggly to the crib (no gaps) and a firmly fitted crib sheet.
  • Mobiles
  • Bottle Warmer – just fill a large cup of hot tap water and set the bottles in them for a couple minutes
  • Glider – It’s just not big enough to hold both babies in. Personally, I used a full sized recliner, the 3 of us still snuggle in it while reading stories. Another option is a chair and half rocker/glider.
  • Baby gloves (these are to help prevent babies from scratching themselves, but you can just use baby socks!)

What would you add to our list of things you need for twins? Have you found a helpful baby product you used with your multiples that you would suggest?

Check out the other articles in our Baby Basics Series below:

Baby Basics: Diapering Twins

Baby Basics: Burping Twins

Baby Basics: Breastfeeding Twins

Baby Basics: Bottle Feeding Twins

Also…

Preparing a Small Nursery for Twins

Top 10 Tips to Get Ready for Twins

Twin Dad Survival Guide

 need for twins

Expecting twins? START HERE! Check out our ultimate list of the most important articles for expecting twins and managing your newborns!


need for twinsAre you a new twin parent? Check out Natalie Diaz’s new book “What To Do When You’re Having Two: The Twin Survival Guide From Pregnancy Through the First Year”, available in stores now!

The rate of twin births has risen 79 percent over the last three decades, and continues to increase. A mom of fraternal twins and a national guru on having two, Natalie Diaz launched Twiniversity, a supportive website with advice from the twin-trenches.

What to Do When You’re Having Two is the definitive how-to guide to parenting twins, covering how to make a Birth Plan checklist, sticking to one sleep schedule, managing double-duty breastfeeding, stocking up on all the necessary gear, building one-on-one relationships with each child, and more.

Accessible and informative, What to Do When You’re Having Two is the must-have manual for all parents of twins.

need for twinsClick here for info on our expecting and new twin parent classes in New York City, Chicago, and online! 

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This
X