Monday, February 9, 2015

Twin Mom's Choice Awards

Some of the most frequent emails I receive are from soon-to-be twin moms asking what they must include on their registry  Registering is daunting no matter what, but throw twins into the mix and it becomes downright terrifying.  It's not simply "What should I get?" but also "How many should I get?"  220 twin moms completed a simple survey that asked them all about their favorite baby/toddler items.  The top answers are listed below and I hope this makes life a little easier for future twin moms!

Note: Most twin moms recommend only buying one of each big item for several reasons.  1.  One or both babies may not like the item.  2.  Saves space!  3. Sharing capabilities (one baby is in the swing while the other is in the bouncer, etc.)  If it becomes apparent both babies love a certain item, you can always buy another!

Twin Mom Favorite: Pampers Swaddlers (by a landslide)
Runners Up: Huggies Little Snugglers & Target Up and Up Brand
Note: Many twin moms mentioned they used Pampers for the first year and then switched to Target or Luvs once their twins turned one.

Infant Carseat
Twin Mom Favorite: Chicco Keyfit 30
Runners Up: Graco Snugride & Britax B-Safe

Swaddle Blanket
Twin Mom Favorite: Aden & Anais
Runners Up: Summer Infant SwaddleMe & Halo Sleep Sacks

Twin Mom Favorite: Fisher Price My Little Lamb Cradle & Swing
Runner Up: 4Moms mamaRoo
Note:  It was often mentioned to get one that plugs into the wall.

Pack n Play
Twin Mom Favorite: Graco
Runners Up: Graco w/ Twin Bassinet, Chicco, and 4moms Breeze
Note: Most twin moms commented on getting something basic without bells/whistles.

Twin Mom Favorite: Baby Jogger City Select & Baby Trend Snap N Go
Runner Ups: Bob Revolution Flex Duallie, Baby Jogger City Mini, Contours Options, Joovy Scooter
Note: The City Select has carseat adapters available so a Snap & Go isn't necessary.  A Snap & Go is perfect if you have a Bob, City Mini, etc.)

Twin Mom Favorite: Dr. Browns
Runners Up: Avent & Tommee Tippee

Baby Monitor
Twin Mom Favorites: Summer Infant Baby Touch & Motorola MBP
Runner Up: Foscam

Nursing Pillow
Twin Mom Favorite: My Brest Friend Twins Plus Pillow
Runners Up: Boppy & Twin Z

Breast Pump:
Twin Mom Favorite: Medela Pump in Style
Runner Up: Medela Symphony (rent from the hospital)

Twin Mom Favorite: Fisher Price Little Lamb
Runner Up: Fisher Price Rainforest

High Chair
Twin Mom Favorite: Fisher Price Space Saver
Runners Up: OxoTot Sprout, Ikea Antilop, Boon Flair

Sippy Cups
Twin Mom Favorite: Nuby
Runners Up: Tommy Tippee, Playtex, Zoli

Convertible Carseat
Twin Mom Favorite: Britax Marathon & Britax Boulevard
Runners Up: Diono Radian & Chicco Nextfit

The last question on the survey asked for three items a twin mom could not survive without.  Below were the most frequently listed items (not included in the list but worth noting due to popularity: spouse, coffee, and wine). :)

Items a twin mom could not survive without...Aden & Anais Burpy Bibs
Amazon Prime (Amazon Mom)
Baby Brezza Formula Pro
Boon Grass Bottle Rack
Burp Clothes
Diaper Genie
Ergo Carrier
Gas Drops
Lansinoh Breast Pads
Rock n Play
Solly Wrap
Sophie the Giraffe
Sound Machine
Twin Talk (awww)
Wubbanub Pacifiers
Zipper Sleepers

Good luck and happy registering, fellow twin moms!

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  1. A ton of the first picks were what we seriously couldn't live without! Wish this list was around before mine were born! Great post!!!!!

  2. I'm a singleton but a lot of these are my favorites as well (though I swear by the SwaddleMe wraps after Evie--wish they were around for Elle). Great survey!

  3. I'm pregnant with twins right now. As far as pack n' plays go, we wanted to use the bassinet part of the pack n' play to put the babies in at night for the first little bit and have that next to our bed. (that's what a lot of my friends who have babies have done) Unfortunately I was just reading that the weight limit for the bassinet is only 15 pounds, so it doesn't look like that will be an option with twins because they'll outgrow that weight limit pretty fast. I'm wondering what you twin mamas used to sleep your babies in for the first little bit if you kept them by your bed, and if any of you used the bassinet part of the pack n' play with twins.

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