The list author says: "I did a lot of research during my pregnancy to find which baby items would be helpful and budget-friendly, for newborns in general and twins in particular. This list is the result of that research plus my own "field research" as my husband and I have road-tested these items with our twins!"
"This book is the bible for multiple pregnancies. Dr. Luke is an expert in the field and her guidelines have been proven effective at reducing many of the risks common to multiple pregnancies. She answers all the questions you'll find yourself wondering after reading generic pregnancy books which focus on singleton pregnancies."
"Great option for newborn twins. Has all the same uses as a Pack n Play (bassinet, playard or travel bed) plus can attach to the parents' bed as a safe co-sleeper, AND goes up to 40 lbs! (PnP bassinets only go up to 15 lbs!)"
"We have two of these (older version). Cheap and simple, yet our boys both love them. We've used them SO much! (Especially since with twins, you often use bouncy seats for feeding two at once.) They bounce well and the boys love the vibrate feature."
"If you're trying to stock up on diapers before the babies arrive, Pampers Swaddlers are a great choice. Different diapers work for different babies, yet Swaddlers get more rave reviews than any other diaper I know of!"
"This is a product MANY twin moms agree on! Very convenient for the early months with twins. It steers well, has a very generous storage basket, two parent cupholders and a parent storage tray. It also has pretty decent resale value so it's worth the investment!"
"This is a great, comfortable baby carrier that will allow you to go hands-free with one of your babies. This versatile carrier is ergonomically designed for both adult and baby, and can be used for several years."
"Great baby carrier for the early months. Some moms successfully wear newborn twins in the Moby's twin carry (not for everyone ;)). A good, comfortable, versatile option, especially for newborns. Tip for grocery shopping alone with infant twins: Wear one baby in your carrier, put the other in their infant seat in the cart!"
"Albee Baby has a great deal on this Pack n Play, which is unfortunately out of stock on Amazon as of this writing. We got it on Albee Baby for only $69.99 plus $5 shipping. All the features of far more expensive models, plus the diaper changer goes up to 25 lbs rather than the standard 15 lbs!"
"These are a great swaddle blanket for newborns. Ours learned how to break out of the SwaddleMes by about 2 months, so we had to switch to Miracle Blankets. We are also using them now as a loose swaddle to help with weaning from swaddling."
"Get one Boppy per baby; they'll get used LOTS in the early months! Great for feeding multiples as well to prop the baby after feeding, for tummy time and later to practice sitting up. Also helpful if you do feed one at a time."
"This solidly research-based book is a very valuable resource for helping your multiples develop good sleep habits! We've had great results following Weissbluth's guidelines. This book can be a little confusing to read, but overall it's still very helpful. Has a short section on multiples."
"Overpriced for what it is-- basically a supplement to the original Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. If you are short on time, skip the original and just read this book. Or see if you can buy it used or borrow it. It does have good information, but it's short."
"This is a great value for a convertible carseat! (Especially important when you need 2!) Baby Bargains gives it an "A"--has all the comfort and safety features of a Britax, yet less bulky AND much cheaper!"