Twitter was one of the first places I turned to after scaring the crap out of myself googling twins. I wanted to find “real” twin moms who had been through it and could tell me it from the horses mouth. Not some biased company trying to flog you their product or some politically correct medical site. And twitter was excellent!
I found other expecting twin moms, newly twin moms and ones with toddling and school age twins. They gave me invaluable advice and pointed me in the direction of products that they saw as essential
I’ve only had my girls for 20 weeks so I don’t feel like any type of “expert” however these are a few pearls of wisdom I’ve discovered the last 5 months:
1) CAR SEAT BASES = LIFE SAVERS
I cannot thank anyone who recommended these enough. Yes they are expensive but if you’re going to be taking the babies out regularly – these are an absolute essential. I do not know how I could manage a school run faffing around with seatbelts in the rain with an impatient 4yo and one baby being strapped in and another screaming. Two clicks and you’re off. AMAZING!
2) CAR SEAT COMPATIBLE PUSHCHAIR/PRAM
Having had a silver cross with Charlie that you could clip the carseat onto the wheels I really wanted to be able to do the same with my twins. Again making short car trips so simple!
3) BATH SEAT
We bought a baby bath. Don’t. Complete waste of money as trying to bath two babies at any one time is hard. However using the fiddly plastic baths which after one has gone in the water is freezing causes much more havoc. We have a chair and usually Charlie sits in the bath with one baby at the other end whilst other on the changing mat then we swap. Water saving efficiency to the max plus Charlie loves playing in the bath with them!
Ill do another blog soon with things I was worried about before the girls came. If anyone has any questions or things that I could possibly help with – let me know. It’s a scary prospect having a baby let alone two!!