This post, featuring essential gear and baby items for twins, along with a printable newborn daily tracker, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBias
Having twins was a huge blessing, but I also remember crying in the middle of the baby store as I was completely overwhelmed by what to get for two. I was fortunate to have had my son a couple years before, so the process wasn’t completely foreign to me. Still, I was nervous about what to buy to prepare. From diapers, to clothing and baby gear – it can be hard to tell what you absolutely need and what can wait.
In this post, I decided to lay out some of the essentials. The absolute must-haves, from my perspective and experience. This is not a complete list of everything you’ll need but rather the essentials you need for twins. The best piece of advice I can give for preparing for twins is to not over buy. Have essentials in place but don’t rush to buy two of everything. If something works, you can always buy another.
Diapers, diapers…and then some more diapers.
Buy diapers in bulk to avoid running out to the store all the time. Before the babies are born, purchase 2 boxes of newborn size diapers. You’ll want to see how fast they grow before you purchase more than this. The Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn Pack is a great value and you can only find it at Costco. Going on now, you can get $5 off until 9/25 with free shipping from Costco, making it easy to stock up before baby comes
Huggies Little Snugglers are designed to keep baby’s skin clean and healthy. The GentleAbsor linere, made up of tiny, soft pillows that provide a cushion layer of protection between diaper and skin. In addition, the wetness indicator is a must – changing color when wet, alerting you when it’s time to change the diaper. It’s perfect for newborns with the umbilical cord cu-out, to protect those healing belly buttons (preemie and newborn sizes).
The Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn Pack is great for stocking up or gift giving at a shower! (See below for a gift wrap idea for Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn Pack!)
I didn’t think I’d need something like this at first. And then I started forgetting who got fed what, when and changing diapers became a blur. You can purchase twin trackers but what worked even better for me was using this printable (or one just like it) and putting up to clipboards in my kitchen. Each twin has a clipboard and their own chart. It made it easy to grab-and-go or have a central location for people who will be helping you with your twins.
Double Nursing Pillow
If you are nursing, a double nursing pillow will allow you to more easily do tandem nursing.
Double Car Seat Stroller
You will eventually need a big fancy double stroller – but for the first 6 months, get a car seat snap-in style stroller. It makes life so much easier to go from carrier to car and then to click right into the
Car Seat/Carrier Canopies
You will draw A LOT of attention with twins. I suggest a car seat canopy to go over the babies while they are in a store or even the park. I’m not a paranoid, germ-phobic type, but I didn’t always love the extra attention and sometimes touching the baby got. When the canopies were up, I simply could say “yes, they’re twins. They’re sleeping.”
Swing and Baby Seat
I had two swings ready for my twins – and one ended up hating the swing and preferring the stationary chair. Find what works for your babies and then buy two if needed.
Whichever you prefer have at leaset 4-5 per baby. You’ll thank me when it’s the middle of the night and the baby spits up on their swaddle or sleepsack
Early days 6-10 onesies (long and short sleeve) per baby.
If you’re reading this for yourself, you can get Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn Packs on Costco.com!
For those that may know someone having twins, this box is a great shower gift, especially with the Huggies wipes and clutch.
I am giving these to a mamma expecting twins and I found a cute way to wrap it to symbolize her boy/girl twins. You can do this for any gift – it’s a lot of fun. I simply used a heart shape cutter to punch out hearts in an ombre of colors from leftover paint samples I had.
I then wrapped the Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn Pack in brown paper so that I could personalize it.
The result was perfect for a boy/girl twin shower gift. Pretty hearts that pop off the gift.
Easy and done – a pretty gift containing the biggest essential for any new mamma-to-be!