Surviving the first 3 months with a baby (or two) can be hard (or damn near impossible)! I remember feeling like I had ran a marathon by the end of the day trying to feed, change, entertain, and love two babies. I know all moms can relate to that feeling! The feeling of pure exhaustion and happiness as you stare at your new sleeping babes (wait, shouldn’t I be sleeping now too?) Here are some of our FAVORITE baby products that we used to help us make those first few months a little easier!
If you are wanting to breastfeed your baby I PROMISE you will want a breastfeeding pillow. Mine here, is the Twins Breastfriend Pillow, and it worked wonders for us! It made it so I could easily tandem feed my twins! Best part about it, it even has a pocket for water, snacks, and remote! Did I mention the back support? It supports your lower back well but I would add a pillow behind me so I wasn’t so hunched over. I promise breastfeeding is back breaking! This pillow is high tech you guys! I seriously had to “buckle” myself in. These will always be moments that I never EVER want to forget! Find a pillow that works for you and baby, obviously this tandem feeding pillow isn’t for everyone, BUT they same brand has a pillow for one baby! I HIGHLY recommend! It comes with the back support (it even looks better, WHAT!) and a pocket! I forgot to mention that this fabric is so forgiving with ANY of those pesky milk stains! Lets just do the math and say I used this thing 6 times a day, which I DID, for 3 months, which I DID that means I used this pillow AT LEAST 540 times. Worth every penny spent! Just kidding, it was a gift and like the BEST one ever! Sadly the twins are too big and wild for my pillow now. Luckily I have a recliner that does the trick!
Rock N Play
These things!!! Oh man, they are brilliant! My twins slept in them for almost 6 months! Up until the point I found them unsafe (picture below) because one of my girls would sit up in it! We decided we better make the transition to their crib! I would cart these things from my bedroom so they were close at night, to the living room during the day for naps, to the shade outside for fresh air, and everywhere else you can imagine! They are lightweight. They offer an elevated support which was so nice for when they would spit up in the night! I didn’t worry so much about them chocking. They didn’t take up too much space, had a soothing vibrate setting, and I didn’t even mention my greatest discovery with these things of ALL TIME! Moms of Multiples… I am talking to you! When you put one leg over the top of the other one, you can rock them both at the same time! Life changing! Whether you need one, two, three, or even four of these things (heaven help you) they are a must have in my book!
These are the ones I have used:
Here is a gender Neutral one I still have in the box!
Muslin Blankets and Swaddles
My girls weren’t the best swaddlers. I thinks because they would wiggle their way out and we just didn’t have the time or patience to keep two babies swaddled through out the night. I mean, I didn’t have the patience because Lord knows my husband wasn’t waking up! I would swaddle them up before nap time, or bed time but they would wiggle out their fingers and toes. If I had been sharing a bedroom meant for one with another person, I would probably want to stretch out a little bit too. So by the time they were 8 weeks old we didn’t really fight the swaddling anymore and then they grew to hate it! Which is fine because once they started rolling over, which was surprisingly early for one of my twins, I didn’t want to keep them swaddled anymore. We would still leave these draped over top of them because they are lightweight and breathable. They were perfect for tummy time or even to clean up projectile vomit (don’t judge). They clean up nicely and haven’t seemed to fade! We will probably still use them this spring and summer when the twins are over a year old. They are that good!
I may just have to buy these for Valentine’s!!
My girls loved this thing! They would both fit under there and play with anything dangling in sight, or just learn how to maneuver their arms and legs! It was so cute to see them both kicking and squealing in delight! I would let them play independently (well as independent as twins get) for as long as they would let me get something else done. Super lightweight, cleaned up nicely after a lot of spit ups, and helped make tummy time not such a chore!
Both of these are UNDER $20!!
Ours is VERY similar to this one, unicorn and all!
Same thing as before! Great for entertainment and learning about their arms and legs! I had one twin who LOVED this thing. She would get it bouncing so hard and fast it would squeak and she would squeal! Sometimes even rock herself to sleep! I would trade off between this and the mat. My swing didn’t rock them hard enough to make them fall asleep really, it was hand-me down and I had enough baby crap filling up my house so we survived without! So instead Molly has a great one that she uses!