About 4 and a half years ago, my husband and I found out we were having twins. We were freaking out especially since we were told about 3 weeks prior that we were only having 1 baby. As one of the first of my friends to be pregnant, I didn’t have any one to turn to for advice on having twins. Now my best friend has twins too! When we found out we were having twins, I felt extremely overwhelmed and didn’t know what I would need to register for and what was unnecessary. I hope you find this Twin Baby Registry Guide helpful for you or for someone you know that is having multiples.
Infant Car Seats
Since twins tend to be smaller, it is very important that you get an infant car seat that can safely hold small babies as small as 4 lbs. My twins (for your reference) were 6 lbs 5 oz and 5 lbs 8 oz which is a pretty good size for twins. I love the infant car seats because if the babies fall asleep, you can easily transport them around and not wake them up. I loved using this infant car seat. Since I live in New York, I love the sleeping bag-like cover to keep my babies warm while they were outside.
Double Frame Stroller
I also loved using this double frame stroller! It folds up so easily, it’s light, and it has an extra-large storage basket underneath to hold a diaper bag, blankets, and toys. I also like the tray at the top to hold cups or bottles. It is compatible with most infant car seats which makes life so easy!
Full Size Double Stroller
You have to decide if you want a side by side or front to back stroller. Side by side strollers do fit through doorways even though they look like they don’t. Make sure you know that your stroller will fit in your car. I use the Bugaboo Donkey which you can use for one or both kids but my best friend loves the Uppababy Vista with the attachments for two children. FYI: Most full size strollers require extra attachments for twins and infants.
Bouncers and Swings
Our lives revolved around our bouncy seats. The babies sat in them most of the day, napped in them, and I fed them while they sat in their seats. Since my daughter had acid reflux, she needed to sleep semi-upright so we placed the seat in her crib for her to sleep. I loved that they vibrate and play music and I will never forget one of the songs that it plays. Since my twins are now 3, we gave them to our neighbor across the street that has twins and she said they are a lifesaver! We also loved this swing which our son frequently fell asleep in. A swing does take up a lot of room but we found we only needed one.
You’re in luck! You only need one of these! We used to give a baby a bath in the sink using this tub while we put the other baby in the bouncy seat to watch.
Swaddles are fantastic! They help comfort your baby to calm them down and help them fall asleep. My kids would always bust out of the velcro ones so I loved the pods. You can easily zipper them up and down for diaper changes.
I love this 2 camera monitor and best of all, it expands to up to 4 cameras in case you have more children or you want to place additional cameras in other rooms. You can choose to watch one camera or scan between all cameras. It also allows you to play music and talk back to your baby.
As I mentioned, my daughter had acid reflux so it was tough for her to fall asleep and stay asleep. We used this adorable sound machine to help both twins fall asleep by playing the rain, ocean, or heartbeat sounds. It also helped to keep my son asleep if my daughter woke up in the middle of the night.
Of course there are MANY other items that you will need for a new baby but I feel that these were the most helpful items to make our lives easier as parents to newborn twins. You can shop these items below: