Mothers of twins, we salute you! Life with multiples is double the love, but also double the…well, double the baby. So in turn, making sure you have gear that is functional for two is critical. Of course, much of the ‘normal’ baby paraphernalia will work perfectly well for twins, but there is also gear specifically designed for multiples that will make your life a little easier. When feeding two hungry infants and toting around two littles is on the agenda, having some of these products in addition to traditional baby gear can potentially save your sanity.
Below we have compiled top baby registry essentials for twins, all of which have been recommended from mothers of twins, who are straight out of the trenches.
NURSERY ESSENTIALS FOR TWINS
If your nursery has the room for it, this chair-and-a-half will give you a place to relax and cuddle up with your babies! The extra-wide 26” seat provides plenty of space to nurse one or both of your babies and for all three of you to cuddle up for a bedtime story. BUY HERE.
HATCH BABY REST SOUND MACHINE ($59.99)
White noise machines can be lifesavers, especially if one babe is peacefully sleeping and the other is not quite there yet! Parents love the Rest because it’s not just a noise machine but also a nightlight, and the hues, brightness, and sounds are fully customizable. It can be controlled and programmed using a smartphone, which means no disrupting your babies when you need to turn it on or off or change the volume. And once your babies grow into toddlers, the Rest can be used as an OK-to-wake alarm clock. BUY HERE.
HATCH BABY GROW ($129.99)
The Grow is a bit of a splurge compared to your average changing pad, but it has a few extra features that make it worth the extra cash. It has a built-in wireless smart scale so you can easily track your babies’ health metrics, including their weight, between doctor visits (yes, the app can be used for two babies). This can be especially helpful if your babies are born prematurely. Plus, it doesn’t require a cover and can be wiped clean, which means no extra laundry for you! BUY HERE.
SKIP HOP LIGHT-UP DIAPER CADDY ($39.99)
Let’s face it, there are going to be a lot of diaper changes. Keeping the nursery and, in particular, the changing area free of clutter makes moving two babies through that space more manageable. This diaper caddy will keep all the essentials organized in the nursery and is easy to grab for diaper changes in any other room. Plus, with the touch sensitive light on the handle, you can change those babies in the middle of the night without having to turn on any overhead lights. BUY HERE.
This highly-rated baby monitor is an excellent option for twins! The best feature is the camera can be controlled with the handheld monitor – you can pan, zoom, and tilt to see all around your babies’ nursery. You can even buy a wide-angle lens that will provide a panoramic view of the room! The video from the camera is streamed real-time to the handheld monitor providing a crystal clear image, and it has infrared night vision so you can keep an eye on your babies at night without disturbing them. Other features include a room temperature sensor and talk-back function. (If your babies are in two rooms, you’ll need to buy an add-on camera.) BUY HERE.
SLEEPING ESSENTIALS FOR TWINS
BABY TREND TWINS NURSERY CENTER ($249.99)
If you’re looking for an all-in-one care center for your babies, look no further than the Twins Nursery Center. It has two removable rock-a-bye bassinets each with a canopy and a handle, mesh sides, and two toys. It also has a removable full-size bassinet, a flip away changing table, a deluxe parent organizer, and two sound machines. Use it at home, or take it on the road with the included storage bag. BUY HERE.
HALO BASSINEST TWIN SLEEPER ($469.99)
For those first few, and perhaps many, months that the babies are sleeping in the room with you, this bassinet is perfect. It is specifically designed to keep them safe, while also providing the closeness and togetherness twins crave. Plus, this bassinet rotates a full 360 degrees allowing you access to either twin without having to leave your bed, a huge bonus! BUY HERE.
HALO SLEEPSACK WEARABLE BLANKET ($22.99)
The Halo Sleepsack is a top mom pick because it is much faster than swaddling your baby with a loose blanket. It is a 3-way adjustable swaddle that accommodates a wide range of sleeping styles including arms in, hands-to-face, or even one or both arms out, thus ensuring best sleep for those twins. This sleepsack also has an inverted zipper which makes diaper changes much quicker. BUY HERE.
LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP ($34.95)
The Love to Dream Swaddle UP is a bit pricier than the HALO SleepSack, but parents give it rave reviews! It allows baby to have their arms up which is a more natural position because they can access their hands to self-soothe. The dual zipper design allows you to change baby’s diaper while keeping them swaddled. BUY HERE.
FEEDING ESSENTIALS FOR TWINS
For mamas of twins, the logistics of breastfeeding can be extra challenging. After all, you’ve got two babies that need to learn to nurse! The journey may be a little easier if you’ve got the right supplies. The My Brest Friend Twins Pillow was specifically designed for mothers of multiples and can be used for tandem nursing. It wraps securely around your body to ensure proper positioning for babies while encouraging better posture for mom. It also has a convenient pocket to keep your nursing supplies there with you. BUY HERE.
The Table For Two is a unique feeding option for twins. Its patented design helps position your babies properly to bottle feed them both at the same time (and spoon-feed them once you’re to that stage). No need to struggle with two separate feedings anymore! The slight incline helps with reflux, and those cup holders will keep their bottles separate! BUY HERE.
BABY BREZZA FORMULA PRO ($199.99)
If automatic mixers are the name of your game, the Baby Brezza Formula Pro is a great option. This machine can make warm, formula-based bottles in seconds. It requires no measuring nor mixing yet still turns out perfect bottles without air bubbles. And sometimes that convenience is totally worth the price. BUY HERE.
DR. BROWN’S FORMULA MIXING PITCHER ($16.99)
Dr. Brown’s Mixing Pitcher is a great affordable option for quickly mixing multiple formula bottles for your twins. It’s unique design mixes formula quickly with no clumping and minimal air introduction. This pitcher up to four 8-ounce bottles at a time and all parts of dishwasher safe. BUY HERE.
ON THE GO ESSENTIALS FOR TWINS
TWINGO ORIGINAL BABY CARRIER ($214.95)
If you are anything like me, having the option to wear your baby is essential. But what’s a parent to do when they have not one, but two babies to care for? Well, one mama-of-twins designed a baby carrier just for them, and she thought of everything! The TwinGo Baby Carrier allows parents to wear both of their babies at the same time or, if there are two caregivers available, it can be split into two separate baby carriers. It can be used with babies from 7 pounds up to 45 pounds (70 pounds in the tandem position) lasting your whole babywearing journey. Plus it comes with a large pocket to hold your essentials for daily outings and a sleep hood to support and protect your baby’s head while sleeping. BUY HERE.
The Chicco KeyFit 30 is the best overall pick for an infant car seat for twins. It fits smaller babies well and comes with a full body insert for infants weighing 4-11 pounds. The install is straightforward, it weighs under 10 pounds, and it’s a reasonable price. Also, it’s compatible with most major stroller brands so even if it takes you a few months to settle on a stroller the likelihood is there will be an adapter that works with this car seat. BUY HERE.
JOOVY TWIN ROO+ CAR SEAT STROLLER ($129.99)
Baby transport can be overwhelming with one baby, let alone two. But the Joovy TwinRoo+ twin frame makes things a little easier. It is built to carry two infant car seats (adaptors sold separately) so getting everyone out of the car and moving requires much less effort. The TwinRoo+ has a one-hand fold, is compatible with most major car seat brands, and the large under seat basket provides tons of storage for all those baby needs. Bonus: if you are having a hard time making a decision on a long-term stroller, going this route will buy you some time. BUY HERE.
There are a variety of double strollers that would work great for families with twins, but the most versatile is the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller. It can be used as a single stroller, double stroller, or even as a triple if you add a glider board to the back. You can attach one or two infant car seats and use it as a travel system. In fact, there are over sixteen possible configurations including seats facing in, facing out, facing each other. BUY HERE.
BINXY BABY SHOPPING CART HAMMOCK ($49.95)
A quick trip to the grocery store can be a big challenge with twins! The Binxy Baby makes it a little easier by letting your babies lounge side-by-side and look out at the world while you fill your cart with groceries down below. The Binxy Baby securely attaches to most shopping carts and has a harness to keep your babies safe. BUY HERE.
PLAYTIME ESSENTIALS FOR TWINS
Floor gyms are just the best, and this one is double the fun with enough space for two babies to play together! Who knows, it might even keep them entertained long enough for you to take a moment to yourself. Plus, it comes complete with a voice recorder so you can deliver your own personalized message to your babies while they play! BUY HERE.
JOOVY ROOM2 PORTABLE PLAYARD ($119.99)
There are quite a few playard options on the market, but this Joovy Room2 is nearly 50% larger than most traditional options. This will allow you to use it longer and with two babies! It also has two wheels making it quite easy to move around the house, and the heavy duty padded mattress comfortably supports babies during play time. Joovy also offers a 2-year warranty which is twice as long as most of its competitors. BUY HERE.
BOPPY NEWBORN LOUNGER ($29.99)
The Boppy Lounger is a parent favorite and has become a go-to staple for moms. It gives parents a safe and comfortable place to place their baby when they need a free hand or want to interact with them face-to-face. And with two babies having one (or even two) of these is even more crucial. BUY HERE.
FISHER-PRICE SIT-ME-UP FLOOR SEAT ($39.99)
This Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up seat is great because it allows babies to be in an upright position. And if your little ones are anything like mine, they might be ready to be up and taking in all in before too long. And with its sturdy base, soft seat pad, and linkable toys, it is sure to provide at least a few minutes of baby entertainment, and I know you’ll take anything you can get! BUY HERE.