Monday, May 21, 2012

For MoMs by MoMs

For Moms by Moms - Baby Gear
Today I am once again linking up with the series For MoMs by MoMs, which is being hosted at the Wilkerson Way Blog today! 
 *Above: Aiden Patrick*
*Above: Isabella Lynn*

This was one area I was so confused about. There are a lot of mom blogs out there, but I couldn't find any blogs that dealt directly with Multiples and how much of stuff to buy. I wasn't sure what I'd need two of and what I could just buy one of and rotate.

There were a lot of products we either had for the twins or for Connor and Cole that we never used. Burp cloths were one of those things. I know, I know. A lot of moms love them, but I don't think I ever used a single one. I did, however, use blankets - swaddling blankets and little throw blankets A LOT.

Here was the list I took to Babies-r-Us to register for the twins. I have bolded the items I bought/NEEDED two of.
(2) Cribs
(2) Crib Sheets/Mattress Pads
(1) Pack-n-Play/Bassinet
(2) Boppy Pillows
(1) Breastfeeding (for Twins) Pillow
(2) Bumbo Chairs
(50) Blankets, Swaddle Blankets
(1) Breast Pump & Backpack (I went back to work)
(20) Bottles/Nipples
(1) Baby Bath
(2) Baby Carriers
(1) Double Stroller
(2) High Chairs
(1) Swing (we switched babies in the swing)
(2) Walkers/Activity Tables (we have two different kinds - so we can switch them out. One of them will be in the walker, while the other is in the bouncer/activity table)
(2) Carseats (with a total of 4 bases)
(10) Bibs (I'll be honest, I don't use these a lot)
(1) Bottle Drying Rack

The things we either bought and never used or never bought and didn't need:
Burp Cloths
Bottle Sterilizer
Wipes Warmer

Some Tips for Moms of Multiples
(1) If you aren't sure that your babies will use it, wait! Some babies hate the swing. Others need it as a lifeline. Just wait to see.
(2) If you are buying two of something, Babies-r-us will give you a discount. It is 10%. We used this for our cribs and mattresses!
(3) We went with the Snap-N-Go Stroller for the infant one, because we had two different carseats for the twins and needed a stroller to accommodate both. We're going to transition to a toddler one soon. We're more than likely going to get a Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel Double Jogger.


Preemie Twins and Me said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never used the sterilzer either, but I do use the wipe warmer surprisingly.

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Preemie Twins and Me

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Tesha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love learning about your twins. Don't we all secretly want a set. Well I do;)

kristenly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we did not use bottle sterilizers, wipe warmers, or burp cloths either. For babies that have reflux and really need something for catching spit up the little burp cloths they sell are pretty worthless anyway.

agalandherdog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are my hero for having twins!

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