What Do You Need For Twins? Twins Registry Basics

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Wondering what do you need for twins? We’ve put a list together of the baby basics you will need to get ready to welcome home your newborn twins!

So has it sunk in that you are having twins? Now, are you trying to figure out all you will need for twins?

What do you 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.

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Basics for twins

  • 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 for twins

  • Homecoming Outfits (newborn or preemie size; 1 per baby)
  • Night Gowns (6)
  • Bodysuits/Onesies (10-14)
  • Pajamas (6-8 pair per baby – zips or magnet closures are ideal)
  • Socks (4-6 pair per baby) need for twins
  • Bibs (16-20) The more absorbent the better. This will save you from a lot of outfit changes!
  • Coat/Fleece Jacket (optional depending on time of year your babies are born)
  • Sun Hat (optional depending on the time of year your babies are born)

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Bath Time for Twins

Nursery Items for Twins

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Car Seats for Twins

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Breastfeeding Items for Twins

Bottle Feeding Items for Twins

  • Baby Bottles (16-20 bottles for twins) need for twins
  • Bottle Brush
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Infant Formula (buy one can to start, to make sure the babies take to it; even if you plan to breastfeed, have one can in the house for emergencies)
  • Formula maker (if you’re exclusively bottle feeding, this will be a lifesaver)
  • 2 bouncy seats if you’ll be feeding both twins alone

Baby Food Items for Twins

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Playtime Items for Twins

Safety Items for Twins

What do you need for twins: Keepsakes (optional)

Items to Skip When you Have Twins

  • Wipes Warmer (many moms say skip this, but others love them.)
  • Anything extra in the crib, including bedding, flat sheets, pillows, bumpers (unless they are breathable bumpers), soft toys, baby positioners (such as the DockATot) or wedges. 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. Pacifiers are also OK!
  • Mobiles need for twins
  • Bottle Warmer – just fill a large cup of hot tap water and set the bottles in them for a couple minutes
  • Glider or Rocker – 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


Preparing a Small Nursery for Twins

Top 10 Tips to Get Ready for Twins

Twin Dad Survival Guide

Do You Really Need Two Of Everything For Twins?

Creating a Baby Registry for Multiples? Meet Gugu Guru

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Baby Basics: What You Will Need For Twins

Baby Basics: What You Will Need For Twins
Baby Basics: What You Will Need For Twins

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