Best Double Snap-In Stroller Frame for Twins: Joovy TwinRoo+
When your twin babes are little, moms of multiples swear by a lightweight snap-in stroller frame that allows you keep your tinnies in their car seats and move them seamlessly from the car to the stroller. To help get you out and about with your twins, we love the Joovy TwinRoo+. This frame is slightly more expensive and a few pounds heavier than another popular snap-in frame, but here's why we love it: Because the car seat are positioned side-by-side, the TwinRoo+ isn't as long as other double frames making it easier to maneuver and fit in your car. Plus, with babies positioned side-by-side, it makes it easy to feed and entertain both babies at a park or restaurant. The frame includes a large parent tray and 4-spot cup holder that is positioned lower than the car seat to avoid a risk of spills while still being convenient for mom to reach. A large storage basket, front wheel suspension, and a convenient, one-hand fold makes this a must-have for twin moms. Note: Car seat adapters are required and sold separately. BUY: Amazon
Best Full-Sized Stroller for Twins: Baby Jogger City Select
If you're ready to invest in a full-sized stroller for your duo, you'll want to find a double stroller that can take two car seats (not all do). One of our favorites is the Baby Jogger City Select. Yes, technically, it is a single stroller, but this adaptable stroller can convert into a whopping 16 different configurations making it suitable for twins and able to grow with your family as your kids grow. It can even hold up to three kids with the add on glider board! It's also one of our top picks for the stroller's easy fold, telescoping handlebar, and ability to work with nearly all the major car seat brands including Graco, Peg Perego, Nuna, Cybex, UPPAbaby, Britax, BOB and more. BUY: Amazon (car seat adapters sold separately)
[We also love the UPPAbaby VISTA which is compatible with select dual UPPAbaby, Chicco and Maxi-Cosi infant car seats. Adapters needed.]
Best Nursing Pillow for Twins: My Brest Friend Twins Plus Nursing Pillow
Nursing twins can be daunting and physically taxing so having a nursing pillow with adequate support is key. The Twin Plus Nursing Pillow from My Breast Friend gives moms of multiples two supported sides to feed babies simultaneously, an adjustable belt to ensure the pillow stays in place, adjustable back support, and a convenient pocket to keep essential for baby and mom close at hand. BUY: Amazon
Best Multi-Tasking Pillow for Twins: Twin Z
We were first introduced to the Twin Z pillow on a special "Made In The USA" episode of season 6 of the hit show Shark Tank. And there's a good reason it had the investors fighting to be involved - moms of twins will LOVE this versatile pillow! The Twin Z pillow offers six features in one pillow - breastfeeding, bottle feeding, tummy time, sitting support, infant reflex support and toddler time. The Twin Z is also a great options for moms who have had a C-section since the design does not put any weight on the front of your body. BUY: Amazon
Best Carrier for Twins: TwinGo
We won't go as far as to say that carrying twins is easy, but with the TwinGo, it's definitely easier. Here's why we love it: With the TwinGo, one parent can carry both twins (one on front, one on back) OR two parents can each carry one child each with either a front or back carry - with the same one carrier. How genius is that! This patent-pending twin baby carrier is fully adjustable to fit both men and women and is suitable for babies 10 to 40 pounds. TwinGo also sells a bunch of carrier accessories to help you customize your experience like an infant insert for babies from 7 lbs up, teething pad, panel extender and Mei Tai straps. BUY: Amazon
Best Carrier for Preemie Twins: WeeGo TWIN
While only 3% of women get pregnant with multiples, these pregnancies are six times more likely to arrive pre-term - a baby born before 37 weeks. These itty bitty beans are less likely to fit in a traditional carrier, so for transporting preemie twins, we like the WeeGo TWIN which is designed to carry babies as little as 3 lbs.! The double pouch design keeps baby close to you and each other, while an internal harness supports your preemies' bodies and heads as they grow. Depending on the size of your twins, it can be used until babies are 5-6 months old. The one downside: the carrier doesn't win many style points and is only available in one color. BUY: WeeGo
The average newborn goes through 8-12 diapers a day. Multiple that times two plus wipes and extra outfits, pacfis and blankets....and momma's gonna need a bigger bag! The Skip Hop Duo Double is an affordable choice at $80 that can be worn as a tote or messenger bag or attached to a double stroller with clips. A total of 16 pockets ensure you can keep all your essentials organized while the canvas exterior is durable while still coming in three stylish prints. If you're willing to spend a bit more, opt for the Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared that comes in 11 bold, look-at-me prints. We love the front "mommy pocket" with spots for your phone, keys and sunnies, the built-in "crumb drains" for getting the inevitable crushed Cheerios out from the corner of your bag, and the color-coded tabs on the interior pockets to keep Jane and Joe's snacks separate. Plus the Be Prepared has a light-colored interior and a unique main section that zips wide open to help you find that baby spoon at the bottom of the bag. BUY: Skip Hop or Ju-Ju-Be
Best Space-Saving Crib for Twins: Babyletto Origami Mini Crib
While many parents of multiples have their twins sleep in the same crib - and oh man, the pictures are cute! - the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that twins sleep separately to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). If you're short on the space for two full-sized cribs, we love the Origami mini crib from Babyletto. Available in white, grey or lagoon (a light blue), the Origami crib has two mattress heights, folds in half for storage, and measures just 39" x 25" x 34". BUY: Amazon
Best Twin Pack N Play: Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Twins Bassinet
Looking for a space-saving sleep solution for your twins? We love the versatility of this Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Twins Bassinets. Use it as your main sleep stations next to your bed when your twins are little, as an alternate nap location in the living room, or as a travel bed for trips to Grandma's. You'll love the easy set up/take down, wheeled side for easy portability, domed light-blocking canopies and travel bag. Plus, when the twins are older, you can remove both bassinets and use the pack-n-play to keep the twins contained and entertained. BUY: Amazon
Best Twin Entertainer: 4moms Mamaroo (splurge) or Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper (affordable)
Wait, you only have two hands you say? With any baby and even more so with twins, having a safe place to put and entertain baby is key. Our favorite splurge baby entertainer is the 4moms Mamaroo that has music, five unique motions, an eye-catching mobile and is Bluetooth-enabled so you control it with your phone. For a more affordable option, we love the Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper that comes with 12 songs, 3 sounds effects and two hands-free rocking speeds. There is also a toy loop on the harness to attach your baby's favorite stroller toy. While we love the hands-free rocking option, if you're looking to go even more affordable, Fisher-Price makes a similar seat for just $45 that vibrates and rocks when you push it. BUY: 4moms Mamaroo or Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play
Best Twin Tracker: Total Baby app
While your goal may be to get your two tinies on the same schedule, littles often have a mind - and schedule! - of their own. So who did you feed when and which one woke up early from a nap? With the Total Baby app, you can track and time 14 different functions in one single app for your twins. From naps and diaper changes to baths, pumping and medicines, Total Baby helps you keep track of all of those essentials in an easy to use interface. While the app has already been heralded by Parents, The New York Times and Healthline, we love it because it makes life easier for new moms of twins. Is your sanity worth $5? We think so.
Other Favorite Finds for Twins
Bebe Bottle Slings - If you decide to bottle feed, you'll appreciate these Bebe Bottle Slings that attach to an infant car seat and will help you bottle feed both babies at once when they are old enough to have some hand-eye control, but not enough to hold the bottle on their own. Available as a two-pack.
Table for Two seat - I don't know that this is a necessity, but we love the functionality and cute design of this Table for Two seat which can be used for feeding time and playtime.
Buggy Bench - Wondering how you can grocery shop with twins? The ingenious Buggy Bench creates a second seat in your cart allowing you keep both kids in the cart while you shop. It fits in your diaper bag, easily attaches to your shopping cart and can hold up to 40 lbs!
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