I'm looking for a useful item to gift to a friend who had twins.
She lives overseas and in my country things are just not made for 'large families' her family would be considered large as she has a 3yr old already. She's not coping very well, the twins were born early and were in nicu for a while then they sent them home before time and she's been struggling ever since. She has no milk so they're bottle fed.
I was thinking something to help her with feeding or wearing them. It would have to be something that I can sen via post.
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01-11-2013 09:50 #1
Gift for mother of twins ideas
05-11-2013 16:54 #2Senior Member
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A baby carrier if she doesn't have one. Very helpful
Just ask her to send you a wish list. I got asked heaps what I would like, so in the end wrote a wish list (stuff I'd probably not bother with buying myself, as not totally essential, but would be nice to have if someone bought if for me).
A voucher to a local place to her could also work.
05-11-2013 19:19 #3Member
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Have a look on the think twins website - they have a double cuddle feeding pillow for bottle feeding twins that I am planning on buying for my twins (as I plan to bottle feed)! Might be some other good ideas on that site too
05-11-2013 19:52 #4
Hire a cleaner - even if its just a once off
Similarly a food service so for night she doesn't have to think about dinner
A nice bottle of her fab wine- since she is bottle feeding she can indulge a bit and feel a bit "human".
If you know her fav perfume go for that. Or shade of lipstick etc
A voucher to a beauty salon or a massage place
They're all things I would have liked for me after my boys were born. Things to make her life easier with twins:
A play gym big enough for both to fit and play
A carrier- like an ergo but depends on price. I've just bought a wompat which is cheapish at $150 but not widely available. Or you can buy a pretty wrap
Clothes for a years time from now. You always get given newborn clothes- I had an abundance. Once my boys hit one it was all on me and buying for two at once is expensive.
Maybe a sleep aide like the dolls designed to take on the mums scent and that in turns helps baby sleep? Or a good wrap like the love to dream swaddled- would have LOVED those when my boys were little.
Nappies are always good- they go so fast!
10-11-2013 10:35 #5
Nomsie - they are fantastic ideas! I might keep a few of these in mind for future use
I think a baby carrier is essential. My twin girls tag team, so when one sleeps and the other is cranky, I pop one in my sleepy wrap and they can snooze in there. (Also means I can deal with my 21month old son).
The cleaner is a fabulous idea. I have family coming through daily to help with the everyday washing and sweep the floors. I can't even imagine having to try and keep I top of all that too.
10-11-2013 11:23 #6Senior Member
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Twin feeding pillow- you can get an angled foam wedge thing that both babies sit in and you can hold the bottles
- self feeding bottles- its a teat attached to a straw that goes into a bottle- the twins in my mg used them
- voucher for a cleaner or nanny
- help buying a triple or decent double pram- we are expecting 4 under 3.5 and getting a decent multiple pram is tricky
- a decent playpen or baby proof system for the house cause once those kids are moving she'll be run ragged.
Also does where she live have a multiple organisation- I'm a twin and my mum still keeps in contact with the other mums she met thru twins club- apparently the option to chat to other mums with twins or multiples was such a relief as nothing compares to multiple babies.
16-11-2013 12:52 #7Senior Member
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I'll 2nd the self feeding bottles that are a teat on a straw. They make it so much easier with 2 of them.
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