The list author says: "Feeling frustrated buying baby gear for the twins, buying something that other parents love or that you were saving from an older child, only to find it didn't work for your twins?
Who to ask? Moms of Multiples (MoMs) from Twiniversity. A group of us got together to come up with a list of twin-friendly products that really work. Products that are affordable, that will not take up tons of room, and will stand use and abuse by twice the kids.
We'll be updating this list as votes from more MoMs come in!"
""The seat spins around a round table, and now that my twins are pulling themselves up to stand, we took the seat off, and it's a great activity table that they both can play at together." - Holly A, Ohio"
""Something that helped my very colicky boys: Sit on a yoga or excercise ball while holding the swaddled baby and gently bounce up and down while swishing in their ear. Seriously. Life saver for me, changed my life and also easier on your back." - Nancy"
"Just named Baby Gizmo's Top 5 twin stroller / Top Tandem. Reclines fully, ample canopies, huge storage basket, hand brake, adjustable footrests extend, canopies can be raised for taller kids. Narrow enough to go anywhere indoors or out, compact fold, 33 lbs."
"Roomier than a regular diaper bag, it doubles as a purse of briefcase for mom or dad. Zippered and mesh pockets throughout, insulated bottle holder, diaper pad and large wet pocket. Comes in 40+ colors with removable covers to suit your mood and style. Wide strap can be used with an Ergo. Great for everyday but not for travel."
"'We did not have room for 3 highchairs. These strapped to the dining room chairs, as infant recliners, then high chairs, then booster seats. We just gave them up at 3 1/2 and have been using them since birth' - Shari S, CT, mom of triplets"
"Expensive but worth every penny as it will keep baby happy and bouncing up to 29 lbs, way longer than other bouncers. Folds flat for storage & travel, machine washable, reversible covers and optional toy bar."
"Better than a pack and play, it's lighter, longer, and sets up and collapses in less than 30 seconds. Comfortable matress with no bars or sagging. Great for travel by car, a little too big for a carry on by air unfortunately."
""I special ordered the twin bassinet pack n play and it was fabulous! My girls slept in it, in the double basinet top, till they were 6 months old. I had it right in my bedroom. No need for two bassinets or one pack n play and a bassinet. I couldn't find it in any stores. I ordered it from Amazon.com" - Christine"
""our twins are only 2 weeks old but so far the Rock n Play Sleeper has been a godsend! My csection recovery is slooooow and I am able to slide both of these around and get the twins over to me on my own. They liked the pack n play in the day but when night came they were terrified of it. They have been sleeping sound since bringing the FP rock n play home" - Mattie"
"Add a two panel extension kit to this superyard and you've got a roomy 80" x 80" safe play area great for an adult and twins. Place foam squares inside and trim to size, cover with a large quilt, add toys, and you're ready to play. 'Even if one of your babies has a screwdriver in his diaper, he can't get it open :)' - Holly A"
"Music, recline, vibration, white noise, most anything you can think of - it has it. 'This swing has been a life saver. My twins are going on 11 months, and during the bad teething, my son still loves being in it, and I can turn him so he can't see me, especially if I am feeding his twin sister.' - Holly A, Ohio"
"When baby starts crawling, protect them from sharp edge and corners with this thick shield. Use a table cover from Home Improvements on top and you won't even see it. Measure table first, three sizes, two colors available."
"Highly rated sling, up to 20 lbs. 'I adore my Baby K'tan. I had a ring sling with my older son which I liked after trying all the backpack carriers and the crappy one-size-fits-all slings around at the time, and it was nice, but after trying the Baby K'tan, I wouldn't go back - Holly A'"
"Sanity saver for MoMs. Lets us go out with sleeping babies just by putting their infant seats into the frame. Lightweight and compact. We all mourn the transition to convertible car seats and strollers."
"Top rated if you love to be outdoors. Large roomy seats, good storage, huge canopies, suspension, easy to push. One of the lightest on the market with a somewhat compact fold. Not great for errands or indoors though."
"Twin approved by MoM testers at Twiniversity. Great everyday stroller. "They are running a great deal right now for a second seat for free! We bought ours on Amazon for $399" - Heather (4/10 - while supplies last)"