I am working on a post about what to expect the first few weeks with a newborn/twins. That post still needs some work because it is turning into a book! So, I decided to save that one to drafts and talk about something that’s a no brainer for me…shopping. Below you’ll find some items that made our lives SO much easier.
Newborn Boppy Lounger
My first nominee into the Baby Gear Hall of Fame is the Boppy Newborn Lounger. Can I get this in an adult size? Our boys LOVED these. They are super cozy for baby and even washable. Let’s be real…you’re going to need to wash them. A lot of stuff comes out of babies. I’ve found it online at Target, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon for around 30 dollars.
Carter’s Zip-Up Sleep and Plays
The boys lived in these. When you have two babies, you need products that make your life easier. How much easier can it get than zipping up your little chubsters in their super cute outfits? The sleep and plays come with zippers or snaps, but honestly, ain’t nobody got time for snaps. Everything is 50% off at Carters right now! Go grab some.
We started using a mat pretty early on. It gives baby time to explore and figure out how his hands and fingers work, and gives mama/daddy time to drink a cup of coffee. There are TONS of these out there at a variety of price points. Look for something with some dangly toys and music and baby will love it.
Twin Pack N Play
This item is definitely worth the money for twin mamas. We put this in our bedroom for our boys to sleep in. Some say to let your twins sleep in the same bed until they start to roll. Our boys liked to snuggle and play during the day, but at night they slept better separately. This pack n play allows them to be right next to each other without actually being in the same bed. A few brands offer the twin version. We purchased the Graco, but I have heard great things about the Baby Trend version as well. I linked the one that we use below.
Ok, nursing twins is a whole new post. Breastfeeding in general is hard. Sometimes your body adjust and adapts quickly, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes babies take to nursing right away, and sometimes they don’t. Whether you choose to nurse, formula feed, or both, you have to do what is best for your baby and yourself. Ok, I’ll save the rest those thoughts for another time. Here are some products that have been sanity saving in my twin nursing journey:
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow
I lovingly call this my “dinner table”. This pillow allows you to tandem feed and still have a free hand or two. In the beginning, I contemplated wearing this wherever I went. I truly does become your “brest” friend.
Medela Tender Care
I mean…you’ll need it.
You know those random Amazon finds that end up working out really well? This is one of mine. These have been my favorite nursing bras so far. They are adjustable, and offer great support even without underwire.
Here’s a list of things every mama needs to help get through those first few weeks with a new baby or babies:
- Comfy clothes: Jammies have no time limit now. Welcome to the world of sweatpants.
- Healthy snacks: Nursing babies brings you to a level of hunger that can be equated to only that of a savage bear.
- Water: keep a jug within arms reach at all times.
- Netflix: You are going to be feeding/rocking/snuggling for hours at a time. Find something good to watch.
- Hair ties: you wear your hair up now…keeps the baby stuff out of it.
I hope this post has been helpful for you expectant mamas out there. As always, you are welcome to connect with me on Instagram at blwalker_528