The Top 9 Things Twin Moms Need

The first year of being a twin mom is rough! The lack of sleep is perhaps the biggest hurdle. However, there are things twin moms need to have to help make their life easier and help them survive that first year.

The First Year

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I remember my first year as a blur of cuteness, snuggles, breastfeeding and pumping, and a complete lack of sleep. My husband and I were so in love with our twin baby boys and their older brothers were just as in love. It was a time full of laughter and tears as we found our balance as a family of six.

Looking back, I miss the tiny bundles of joy we brought home from the hospital what seems like forever ago and I am so thankful for all the help, advice, and support we received that first year from friends and family members.

Twin Boys
Twin Boys

I laugh as once we were sitting at my middle son’s soccer game, the twins at six months or so laying on a blanket at my feet, well away from the action of the game. A fellow soccer dad looked over and asked, “twins?” I smiled and said yes, he gestured to the field and indicated he had twin boys as well. Then he turned back to me and said, “Dark times, the first year, dark times.” This is perhaps one of the most insightful conversations I had with another twin parent as he put it so accurately. The first year is definitely the roughest.

However, it is still a year I wouldn’t change and I miss it terribly as you never get it back and it goes so fast! Perhaps I miss it more now as my oldest son graduates from high school this year and my twins were my last babies.

Top Things Twin Moms Need

Twin Z The Pillow
A double pillow is fantastic for feeding twins! I don't know how I could have lived without this. I pumped and bottle-fed as I never quite mastered the double breastfeeding technique! It was great for supporting both babies while dad or brothers fed them at the same time.
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Ubbi Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail
This diaper pail is hands down the best diaper pail I've ever had! It doesn't require special bags so no extra expense there and I promise you it really does eliminate the smell even with the mass amount of diapers required for twins!
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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Double Stroller
I loved my Citi Mini double-wide stroller! This thing went everywhere and had enough space underneath for all the extra items I needed. It fit through most doors, and drove well even over rough terrain! We did a lot of hiking and this thing handled it all!
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Ingenuity Keep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Vibrating Baby Bouncer Seat & Infant to Toddler Rocker
I had two of these and they actually were the only reason I got to take a shower in peace! I would put the twins in them on the floor of the bathroom just outside the shower!
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Moby Wrap Baby Carrier
I loved my Moby wrap. It takes a bit of practice to get good at putting it on but I promise it's worth the effort. I would use this to carry one, while grocery shopping as our carts only fit one infant carrier safely. It was also nice around the house if one was fussy and needed to be held but mommy needed to get things done.
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Baby Bibs 8 Pack Soft and Absorbent for Boys & Girls
If you have a drooler as I did, you absolutely have to have these bibs! They catch all the drool!
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Toddleroo by North States Superyard Indoor/Outdoor 8-Panel Play Baby Yard
Once they get mobile you will need a way to contain them. This was the ultimate solution. Foldable and portable it was great indoors and out!
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Ingenuity Infant-to-Toddler SmartClean ChairMate High Chair Booster Seat
I went with a high chair (or two) that I could attach to chairs so the twins could sit with us at the table at any age. These chairs also go with them until their toddlers.
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Momcozy Muslin Swaddle Blankets
I bought regular swaddle blankets that were breathable as we lived in Nevada when the twins were born and it was HOT! These are breathable, lightweight and perfect for swaddling!
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Twin Moms Need Conclusion

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