My Top Five Must-Have Baby Items for the First Six Months with Twins

I’ve survived the first six months of being the mom of twin girls! Woohoo! My little ones have now tripled in weight and are full of personality. My heart is so full!

In the past six months I’ve used a variety of products that I absolutely loved and wanted to share my top five picks with any other moms that may be looking for registry or even gift ideas for a twin mom. I am providing these recommendations on my own and am not being compensated by any of the brands or products I mention. I have, however, included some affiliate links to products. If you click on those links and purchase the product, then I will receive a commission from the sale.

Okay, let’s get to it!

Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go Stroller ($84.49)

I can’t recommend this stroller frame enough! I really struggled with finding an easy-to-use stroller for twin newborns.

I read every review out there and eventually decided that this would be a great first stroller that would work as long as the girls were in their infant car seats. We have Graco Snugride carseats, but this stroller frame will work with just about anything. You just drop the infant car seats in the frame, strap them in, and you’re ready to go!

We get two babies in and out of the car in less than a minute with this thing. It’s also lightweight and doesn’t take up much space in the back of our car.

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock n’ Play Sleeper ($69.89)

I knew I wanted my babies to sleep in the room with me for the first few months. I read about all sorts of mini cribs, co-sleepers, and bassinets out on the market, but I kept seeing moms recommend the Rock n’ Play Sleeper. After reading through hundreds of great reviews, I decided to register for two of them.

I really loved the convenience of the sleepers. They were the perfect height for my bed and allowed me to easily reach in and soothe my babies. We never put the girls in the sleepers for naps or just for sitting, only for night sleeping. The incline was also really great for their short bouts of reflux and also when they were stuffy with their first colds.Once our girls started rolling over, we stopped using these and started putting them to sleep at night in their cribs. They had absolutely no problems transitioning to the crib, which was unexpected and great!

Boppy Pillow with Slipcover ($34.84)

Our Boppies went everywhere with us for the first few months. My girls were so tiny when they were born that we couldn’t really use the Boppy Pillow until they were about a month old, but once we started using it, we used it a lot.

The Boppy Pillow has a ton of uses including support during feedings, propping up your babies to reduce spitting up after feedings, support for tummy time, and as a safety cushion when they are learning to sit up. So useful! This is a definite must-have in my book.

Gerber Sleep N Play Zip Front Pajamas ($9.99)

I received a pair of these pajamas at my baby shower, but thought nothing more than, “Oh, cute!”

Flash forward to when my babies were about a month old. I came across these pajamas while going through their clothes and noticed the zippered front. Why had I been struggling with snaps (that I can never seem to line up the first time) in the middle of the night? I put these in the wash and used them that very night. Since then I have bought countless pairs of these!

Many other brands sell zippered pajamas, and that’s totally the way to go! You won’t see me buying anything with snaps. I’m zippers all the way. Target’s brand Circo also sells some great zippered pajamas that I love equally as much as the Gerber Sleep N Plays.

Fisher-Price Piano Gym ($39.99)

My girls started using this activity mat from an early age. We only bought one of them and at six months they can both still fit under it and play together.

It has brought us countless hours of giggles and happy babies. Our dog Sully really likes it too…

So, there you have it! Those are the top five things I could not have done without over the last six months. I have plenty of other product recommendations that make life easier and I’m sure I’ll tell you about them at some point. What are your top five baby items you can’t live without? Let me know in the comments!

DOC Band Update!

IMG_5991Sunshine got her DOC Band this week and has had no problems adjusting to it! She’s never fussed when putting it on or had any problems sleeping.

I’m one relieved mama!

I contacted a company suggested by Wrap Buddies to wrap her DOC Band, but unfortunately they said they aren’t wrapping them right now. I did order some cute stickers for her helmet, but they haven’t come in the mail yet. I know some parents have a hard time with the plain white helmets and think they look too clinical, but it hasn’t bothered me much, especially since she won’t be in it too long!

Happy Halloween!

When we found out we were having twins we nicknamed them Mario and Luigi. We jokingly said we’d name them that regardless of whether or not they were girls or boys.

So…this Halloween we happily present our girls: Mario and Luigi!