From cribs to car seats, and swaddles to strollers, finding the best products for your babies can be quite overwhelming. To simplify the process, and make your leap into twin motherhood as gentle as possible, we asked our community of twin moms for their recommendations. Below are their top picks.
Crib: HALO Bassinest Twin Sleeper
The HALO Bassinest Twin Sleeper was the most popular option by far. Moms commonly noted that having their babies so close to them at night was a huge bonus – especially for those recovering from a c-section. The 360 degree rotation makes it super easy to tend to both twins, and the side pockets are perfect for storing necessities like extra diapers and burp cloths. You can purchase the bassinet on Amazon.
Stroller: Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller
The Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller is a popular choice among twin moms. Many mentioned that it feels solid, but not too bulky, and can easily fit through doors. You can adjust the chairs into 16 different positions; they can be fully reclined for nap time and you can even have them facing each other. There’s also a huge amount of storage which is especially useful when you have to pack for two. The stroller is available from $489.99 on Amazon.
Breastfeeding: Twin Z Nursing Pillow
The Twin Z Nursing Pillow is what (a twin mom’s) dreams are made of.
It takes the hassle out of tandem feeding, helps to prevent nursing back pain and even works for bottle feeds! Worth every penny.
Order yours on Amazon.
Baby Monitor: Infant Optics DXR-8
The remote-controlled camera makes checking on both babies so easy. The picture and sound quality are excellent – there’s even a ‘zoom’ option. Unlike other baby monitors, it can function without connecting to WiFi, making it a convenient item to travel with. The Infant Optics DXR-8 sells for $165.99.
White Noise Machine: Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
Moms emphasized that although the Hatch Baby is a little pricier, it is 100% worth the money. Many had previously purchased cheaper options which turned out to be glitchy, hard to use and ineffective. Hatch Baby provides a light adjustment feature that works perfectly for nighttime feeds and diaper changes with newborns, and the ‘OK to wake’ feature is a game-changer for toddlers who run laps around the house at 3am. A definite must-have! You can buy the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine for $59.99.
Swaddle: Halo Sleep Sack
The Halo Sleep Sack is a must for a good night’s sleep – especially from 0-5 months old. It can be adjusted 3 ways and is labelled ‘hip healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. You have a choice of over 20 adorable styles on Amazon.
Baby carrier: TwinGo Lite
The TwinGo Lite carrier gives you the freedom to get stuff done without having to lug around a double stroller. It’s easy to assemble, sturdy and comfortable for the little ones. Twin moms recommended paying more for a quality carrier to avoid damaging your babies’ hips.
Buy now on Amazon.
High Chairs: IKEA
A twin mom favorite is IKEA’s ANTILOP high chair. It’s inexpensive, lightweight and incredibly easy to clean.
Diaper bag: Skip Hop Diaper Backpack
The Skip Hop Diaper Backpack is labelled the perfect bag for a mom of multiples. It easily attaches to strollers and shopping carts to take the weight off your shoulders, has a number of pockets and compartments for all the extras, plus, it’s so stylish! Buy on Amazon for only $57.