Getting ready for a set of twins can be twice as tough as nails especially if you have no prior experience. As long as you remember that no parent gets all the support they need when they need it, shopping for twins might be relatively more comfortable.
These few pointers to what you should consider when shopping will make things go more smoothly, both at home and when you’re out and about.
There’s no doubt that each baby must have his or her car seat – because they would weigh more than a single baby would. You may want to consider the safest options for the tots.
Luckily, you will only need one stroller but it has to be a double stroller, and those have a reputation for being unwieldy, overpriced, or both. This stroller with car seat adapter for twins shows you don’t have to spend as much as you are expected to.
All you need is one spacious diaper bag that will permit you to pack what you need and remain organized. Look out for bags whose outer fabric can easily be spot-cleaned while the lining prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. The removable straps should also be adjustable whether you want to carry it over the shoulder or hang on a stroller.
If you plan to go out regularly with the twins in tow, you might want to invest in a twin carrier which matches your personal preference. The carrier will come in handy if you’re going to leave the double stroller at home. Look out for a twin carrier which can be adjusted to hold one or both kids and even includes a built-in diaper bag with bottle holders.
Keep your babies away from germs and touchy people with the help of a light, breathable canopy for each infant seat. This canopy can also keep the baby undisturbed during naptime.
Even if it’s not entirely necessary, having two highchairs will make feeding time much more manageable. There are some that come with a 4-in-1 system which can accommodate two children at the same time to make mealtimes easier. These seats usually convert into four chair options: highchair, infant feeding booster, a toddler booster, and youth chair.
Getting your twins on the same feeding and napping schedule is essential. To achieve this, you might need to try out a few things to see what works for both – for naps, you can try pushing them in a stroller, wearing one in a baby carrier and putting one in a swing, etc.
Learn how to properly use your double stroller as you will need them on most days. So getting used to folding/unfolding.
Swapping when you hold and place the twins on the floor is also important. In other words, sit on the floor near a play area where you can set one twin down on a blanket, infant seat, or mat while you hold the other one.