Knowing I was going to be having more babies, I saved all my baby gear and a bunch of baby clothes through the last two moves. I have a baby tub and a swing and a Boppy pillow and an infant car seat. Etc.
However, I did not know that I was going to be having twins. And so I have been thinking about what I need for two babies. Luckily, there's not that much I really need, at least that I can think of right now. Which is good, because for all the fun I have had picking out beautiful high-end items on Amazon, the fact is in our current situation we will be making do, borrowing, or buying used. And that's fine: babies don't care. They just throw up on everything anyway.
Here is my wish list so far:
- Twin nursing pillow-- everyone says this is essential for feeding two babies at the same time. A regular Boppy pillow just isn't going to be big enough, they all say. I am thinking I want one like this and it will be one of the few things I actually buy for these kiddos.
- 2nd car seat-- this is kind of a must. This one looks an awful lot like the one I already have, which would be nice.
- 2nd wrap carrier (Moby wrap or similar brand) I think when they are teeny tiny I can put both of them in one wrap, but when they get a bit bigger and we go places if we have two wraps I can wear one baby and have the Badger or Bean wear the other baby
- 2nd soothing/containment apparatus: either another swing or another bouncy seat for when they're tiny and either another exersaucer or Bumbo seat when they're a bit bigger. I know some people I can probably borrow these things from, so this shouldn't be a big deal.
- Double stroller-- I love my Joovy Caboose, but it's designed for a baby and an older child. I will need something that can handle two infants. Honestly, I could probably get by without it by having two single strollers since I have so many helpers that love to push strollers. In any case, I won't need it until next spring at the soonest.
- Some clothes-- I have a bunch saved, but it probably won't be enough for two babies. Luckily, hand-me-down baby clothes are usually pretty easy to come by.
- Newborn photography session-- okay, this is not a need, but it would mean a lot to me to get some professional photos of my twins when they are tiny. I wasn't sure how this was going to work before we moved, but happily I have a friend here in Utah that does newborn portraits and I am getting things set up with her. I even have another friend that is going to make me some cute elf hats for them to wear in the photos. I am very grateful!
- And last but far from least, we are going to need a bigger vehicle to fit our entire family into. But that's a subject for another post.