Twins on a budget in an apartment!

A Listmania! list by J. Tilton "jjmeister" (jjmeister)
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The list author says: "This list is primarily for infants -- this gear helped us get through our first months with our older kids and twins in a tiny place on a very tight budget!"
Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base, Adventure (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
1.  Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base, Adventure (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Chicco
The list author says:
  "Highest safety-rated carseat under $200.  Carries tiny babies (from 5 lbs) safely up to 30 lbs."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller - Romantic
2.  Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller - Romantic by Chicco
The list author says:
  "It's my first double stroller and it feels like a bus, but for what it is, it's extremely easy to set up, break down, pop chicco seats in and out of, recline, etc.  Biggest downside are the wimpy sun shades (not an issue with infant carriers and carseat canopies).  Must-have if you have a toddler + twins.  I use a sling, a carseat, and put the toddler in the other seat."
Used & New from: $449.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Baby Trend Single Snap N Go Stroller Frame, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
3.  Baby Trend Single Snap N Go Stroller Frame, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Baby Trend
The list author says:
  "I prefer to have one baby in a car seat and the other in a sling or tummy pack.  So much easier to steer and navigate through crowds and aisles than the double."
$105.58   Used & New from: $68.88
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing and Seat, Luv U Zoo
4.  Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing and Seat, Luv U Zoo by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Must have for tiny spaces, or for babies who change their minds about bouncers / swings daily (ours!)."
$55.81
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Adorable Animals Open Top Take Along Swing
5.  Fisher-Price Adorable Animals Open Top Take Along Swing by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Perfect size swing for our tiny space.  Sets my mind at ease having a swing closer to the ground with older kids around."
Out of stock
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat, Green/Blue
6.  Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat, Green/Blue by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "This is the only high chair we've ever owned.  Love that it fits on our regular dining chairs.  We take it with us on outings, and it cleans up easy in the sink."
$26.99   Used & New from: $19.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (625 customer reviews)

Balboa Baby Dr. Sears Adjustable Sling, Signature Black
7.  Balboa Baby Dr. Sears Adjustable Sling, Signature Black by Balboa Baby
The list author says:
  "This isn't the cutest available, but it's definitely the fastest and easiest for me to use.  Love it.  Works with tiny babies too (under 8 lbs)."
$59.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

ERGObaby Original Collection Baby Carrier, Black/Camel (Older Version)
8.  ERGObaby Original Collection Baby Carrier, Black/Camel (Older Version) by ERGObaby
The list author says:
  "Best tummy / backpack available.  Twins will tax your shoulders and arms like nothing else.  I have overuse injuries and this carrier is much kinder to my muscles than the bjorn, chicco, or kelty I've used in the past.  Need the infant insert for babies under 15 lbs."
$117.30   Used & New from: $115.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (490 customer reviews)

Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Diaper Bag ,Deluxe Black
9.  Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Diaper Bag ,Deluxe Black by Skip Hop
The list author says:
  "Big enough without being ugly-huge.  I like the length of the carry straps and size and # of pockets."
$46.86   Used & New from: $45.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (532 customer reviews)

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Jungle Jam, 4 count
10.  aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket, Jungle Jam, 4 count by aden + anais
The list author says:
  "Wish I had two packs of these!  Perfect size for swaddling (they're huge!).  Muslin keeps babies from sweating while swaddled in warm weather, but nice and toasty in cool weather."
$34.94   Used & New from: $29.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,153 customer reviews)

MARPAC Dohm-DS Dual Speed Electro-Mechanical White Noise Machine / Sound Machine for Sleeping at Home & Travel
11.  MARPAC Dohm-DS Dual Speed Electro-Mechanical White Noise Machine / Sound Machine for Sleeping at Home & Travel by Marpac
The list author says:
  "Especially nice if your twins aren't your first and you have a few kids around w/out volume dials."
$54.95   Used & New from: $49.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)

GracoTravel Lite Crib With Stages, Notting Hill (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
12.  GracoTravel Lite Crib With Stages, Notting Hill (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Graco
The list author says:
  "Fantastic little play yard / bassinet.  Fits through doors and in small spaces like a walk-in closet.  Still big enough to sleep a 9-ish month old comfortably."
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.3 Gallon output per day
13.  Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.3 Gallon output per day by Crane
The list author says:
  "Nothing fancy -- easy to use and does the job."
$44.65   Used & New from: $34.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,396 customer reviews)

Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash, 8-Ounce
14.  Triple Paste Medicated Ointment for Diaper Rash, 8-Ounce by Triple Paste
The list author says:
  "Best ever diaper rash cream.  Spendy, but lasts forever and usually works in one use."
$18.04   Used & New from: $9.81
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Safety 1st Comfy Bath Cushion, Green
15.  Safety 1st Comfy Bath Cushion, Green by Safety 1st
The list author says:
  "Our favorite way to bathe babies -- doesn't take up the whole bathroom, soft and cozy, safe, etc."
$10.89   Used & New from: $7.29
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Bravado Designs Womens  Silk Seamless Nursing Bra - Ivory - Medium
16.  Bravado Designs Womens Silk Seamless Nursing Bra - Ivory - Medium by Bravado! Designs
The list author says:
  "Loved having this in late pregnancy and through the first year.  Great nursing bra.  I wish I had several."
$42.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,052 customer reviews)

The Essential Breastfeeding Log: A Feedings Tracker and Baby-Care Organizer for Nursing Moms
17.  The Essential Breastfeeding Log: A Feedings Tracker and Baby-Care Organizer for Nursing Moms by Suzanne Schlosberg
The list author says:
  "This wasn't a perfect log (it's not designed for twins), but it was a HUGE help to us in the first weeks.  I couldn't keep track of what day it was let alone when the babies ate last, on which side, etc.  Everything, medical, journal, etc. from their first 2 months is recorded in one spot -- this book!"
$11.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Apple iPod touch 8 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
18.  Apple iPod touch 8 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Apple
The list author says:
  ":)  Helped me feel like less of a hermit during the first 2 months at home, sitting in my nursing chair for many, many hours a day.  Email, news, weather, games, my shows...  I also googled my questions about the babes at least 20 times a day!"
$178.94   Used & New from: $46.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,259 customer reviews)

When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, 3rd Edition
19.  When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy, 3rd Edition by Barbara Luke
The list author says:
  "Best multiples pregnancy education book I've found.  I took some advice, not all, but I'm very glad I had it."
$15.97   Used & New from: $1.52
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Juggling Twins: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies from Pregnancy to the Toddler Years
20.  Juggling Twins: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies from Pregnancy to the Toddler Years by Meghan Regan-Loomis
The list author says:
  "The author doesn't entirely share my parenting style, but I learned a lot by reading.  I read once before babies, and once after -- the second time through I felt like I was reading a different book!  Got a lot more out of it after having the babies."
$17.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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