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As a mom of three, including twins, we’ve been through our fair share of nursery gear. Of course, with our first, we were prepared for anything and everything. You definitely need like twenty different baby bath towels, right? That would probably be necessary if you bathe your children more than once or twice a week, but let’s just say we could have survived with maybe two or three. 😉
Needless to say, by the time the twins were born, we were definitely a little more familiar with what we actually needed, yet at the same time, we knew it was going to be a completely different experience having two babies. I thought I would share the items that I found to be essential for our twins’ nursery, some that we still use at even two-years-old.
I know a lot of parents go with a traditional audio monitor and that’s totally great if it works for you. I’m admittedly super paranoid and really need to be able to see what my kids are doing at all times.
As infants, it was more about staring intently at the monitor to see if they were breathing and perfectly positioned in their cribs. The wide view monitors are great because you have a view of the entire crib versus a tiny little sliver. However, I honestly believe this is a product that becomes more useful the older they get.
Now that the twins are two, it literally sounds like a wild party is happening in their crib…pun intended. It’s so nice to turn on the monitor and at least know they are safe in their beds, even if they are kicking the walls, throwing all their toys and blankets onto the floor and screaming at each other like wild banshees.
Seriously, best investment ever.
It’s likely this product needs no introduction since it’s quickly become the holy grail of baby seats/swings. I seriously kicked myself for not getting two of these and for not having one with my first child. It was literally like magic. We would put the kids in the mamaRoo and they would be out within a minute or two.
If you aren’t familiar, the mamaRoo has different motions from simulating a car ride to rocking to swinging. You can adjust the speed, it’s Bluetooth enabled to play music and is basically like having a baby whisperer in your home.
We went through the dreaded “witching hour” with both Lincoln and Reagan and would literally have to put at least one of them in it to fall asleep at night and then transfer him or her to the crib later on.
Seriously, just add this to your baby registry right now.
I know many moms swear by the Diaper Genie but Ubbi is the only diaper pail I have experience with and I absolutely love it. While the Ubbi is a little spendier to start, it does not require special bags, so, in my opinion, it saves you a lot in the long-run…especially with twins.
We literally went through at least one garbage bag of diapers per day, so being able to use our regular kitchen garbage bags, that we buy in bulk, saved us a ton. You can also buy the Ubbi in several cute colors and patterns; who says a diaper pail can’t be decor too?
I absolutely LOVE this product. I did not have one of these with my first child, but I don’t think they existed at the time. I was so paranoid with Macie, constantly checking to see if she was breathing and basically lived in fear the first few months of her life. They say you’re supposed to be more easy-going the second time around…nope, I’m pretty sure I was worse.
Maybe it was the idea of now having two tiny little lives to care for, but I seriously could not have survived those early months without these. I debated on these through my entire pregnancy and literally ordered them from my hospital bed on the day the twins were born. I was so thankful that I did because the twins caught a nasty cold at two weeks old and knowing their oxygen and heart rate levels at night gave me so much more peace of mind.
They wore these until about eight months old, so while the price is a little steep for two, it was so worth it for me and I feel we got our money out of them.
We’ve been using this same humidifier since Macie was born and it definitely sees a lot of mileage in the winter months. This humidifier is super quiet and easy to clean.
If you ever meet a humidifier that never grows mold, please tell me! But, the Crane humidifier is made of anti-microbial material so it reduces mold and bacteria growth by up to 99.96%.
I know what you’re thinking, your nursery needs cribs? Ha! The reason I included this obvious product is for quality and price point.
When shopping for Macie, it was top of the line anything and everything. With two babies, yes, I still wanted high quality but yeah…two babies. So, I searched high and low for cribs that were functional and affordable but still looked nice. At $105 each, these cribs are a great option. They’re sturdy and convert to both a toddler bed and full-size bed so hopefully something we won’t have to worry about for a while.
Here’s a little peek at our original nursery…
Obviously, these are just a few of the items we purchased but definitely some of my favorites. None of these products are just for multiples, so whether you’re having one or more, I hope you found this helpful! Also, if you liked this post, you might also like A Review Of Must-Have Products For Twins and Ten Realities of Having Twins.
I’d love to know, what are some of your essential products for your nursery?