Welcome to all the new twin mummies! 25 weeks here. The weeks just fly! We're doing heaps of renos to expand the house to accommodate twins and our 22 month ds. We have enough bedrooms, just needed to knock out a wall to make the lounge bigger, putting in a pool, front fence and double carport, new car. ..it's all happening. It's been so crap living amongst a work zone , especially with a very active ds, but I've just kept thinking about the end result and it's gonna be brilliant. We live within 4 minute walking distance of a shopping Centre and big park, plus all my mummy friends, so when we couldn't find a new house that fit the bill we decided to renovate.
The twin gear I'm looking at buying is
Baby jogger city mini GT DOUBLE. I have the single for ds and you honestly don't need any other pram or stroller. Friends have been thru 3 prams to get lighter, smaller or suit different needs, but the city mini gt is light, compact, one arm fold, steer with one hand. I could go on. Brilliant. So even after researching doubles at length I've still come back to the mini GT double.
I also want to get a bf pillow. The Twin z pillow (seen on shark tank) and/or the My Brestfriend twin pillow. Not sure if I'll need it but twin mums say you need a couple of boppy pillows too. Invaluable to put a twin in while you're working with the other.
I also want a Moby carrier for the early days when they're newborn to 3months and then a twingo carrier for later. Baby wearing saved my *** so many times with ds. It's a great comfort thing for them and they always fall asleep easily. Instant sleepy dust!
Imo all mummies also need an electric swing for bubs. WE COULD NOT have survived without that blessed piece of equipment. So I've borrowed another one from a friend so each twin has one.
I think that's it as far as equipment goes. I plan to maybe mix feed with bf and formula, but hopefully mostly bf. See how my supply is! Whatever makes them full is the way to go! !!
@Summakh ...any tips on having a toddler around at the same time. I'm pretty scared of the sleep deprivation in the first year. Ds is really active. Dunno how I'll go with him while trying to feed etc 😯 he's been sleeping thru for 1.5yrs now. I'm hoping everyone will b asleep at lunchtime so i can get a nap too! !!