First Year Must Haves

Here are some of the things that saved my life the first year with my twinsies:

Sleeping

  • Pack-n-Play. There are some really cool light travel ones out there (super pricey tho).  I had to get two so I went for the least expensive and they worked out perfectly. I also borrowed from friends when we traveled and found a new one on Facebook marketplace. Score!
  • White Noise Machines. The girls napped in separate rooms so this was a must. We had multiple ones.
  • Swaddles. So many to choose from but the Anna & Eve ones were our favorite.
  • Rock-n-Play. Life savers! We got these really stylish Jonathan Adler ones for our baby shower.
  • Baby Lounger. I wish I would have had two of The Snuggle Me Organic loungers.

Bathtime

  • PUJ foldable Bath Mat We didn’t have a round sink in the house but I put it in a big mixing bowl and it worked perfect. Made bath time so easy and smooth for me and babies.

Getting Out

  • Snap N GO. I had this stroller frame by Baby Trend for the first 5 months and it was fantastic. Super light, inexpensive and it allowed me to leave the house on my own.
  • Zoe Stroller (5+ months) It’s basically a hybrid between a regular stroller and an umbrella stroller. It’s super light weight but still has great storage and huge canopies.

Feeding

  • Table for TwoI only breastfed for 2-3 months, and even then I had to supplement with formula so this allowed me to tandem feed easily. They also sat in it while I did stuff around the house!
  • Twin Z PillowLiterally the best pillow!
  • Antilop High Chair from IKEA. Great price, easy to clean and if you get the support pillow you can use as early as 4-5 months. And it’s perfect to decorate for First Bday!
  • Baby Brezza Formula Pro DispenserDefinitely an investment piece but so worth it. It saved us so much time which is like gold when you’re sleep deprived.

Playtime

  • Play-mats. I needed ones big enough for two to be able to roll around and later crawl and walk.
  • Baby Gates. Once they got mobile, this was a huge must have. Keeping them confined gave me peace of mind.
  • Pop-n-playSuper lightweight, and no assembly required. The two fit in there with room to spare. I kept this in the trunk of my car and it came in handy for the park, grandma’s house, and pretty much anywhere that isn’t baby proof.
  • Skip Hop Explore. Love that it’s not obnoxiously big and it grows with them so you can use for a long time.

Here they are enjoying some of these…

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