At 7 weeks old, girls are technically not newborns anymore and I can’t believe how quickly it has gone! It seems like I was just gigantically pregnant and now we have two 9-10 pound babies! I’m hoping the worst nights are behind us as they’ve started sleeping much better (lately waking just once, sometimes twice, between 9/10 p.m. – 7/9 a.m. usually by some miracle, though as soon as I publish this they’ll probably start waking up every 2 hours because that’s the way it works right?).
I’ve been asked several times what some of my “newborn twin must haves” are so I wanted to get a quick post out now before I forget all about these early days. If you’re pregnant with twins or in the early days with twins, I hope you’ll find this list useful! (This post contains affiliate links.)
My Favorite Products For Newborn Twins
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow For Twins. If you are nursing, tandem is very convenient and a pillow is pretty much necessary. Somehow I nursed the twins without it right after they were born but I can’t even imagine doing it now! This pillow is a MUST have.
Dairy Fairy Hands-Free Pumping Bra. This is ESSENTIAL. 99% of twin moms who want to breastfeed will be pumping regularly, at least in those early days to get their supply up or if their babies are premature. I love this bra because it’s cute and you can actually wear it around the clock. Many pumping bras are stiff and only meant to be worn while pumping. I wear this all day long under my clothes (you will need to wear nursing pads, I recommend these Bamboobies ones because they aren’t bulky) and it makes it super convenient to pump. It’s not a nursing bra too, but I just pull it down to nurse.
Boppy Newborn Lounger I love having this lounger available on the couch next to me for one twin when I’m holding or feeding the other baby. Since I am supplementing, I’ll sometimes finish feeding one baby and give the other baby their bottle while they sit in the boppy. It’s also nice to have a place to put one baby when you are getting in and out of tandem nursing position (which takes practice). There’s also the Twin Z Pillow which seems like it would be super useful but I do not own.
Pack n’ Play With Changing Table . We keep this our Pack n’ Play in the small office we have off of our living room so that we don’t have to go up and down the stairs for every diaper change. Twins go through about 20 diapers a day and no one wants to climb stairs that much!
Twin Carrier. I personally purchased the Weego (I bought it used on Facebook marketplace) but there is also the TwinGo carrier. Either way, you will likely want to be able to hold both babies at once, especially if you have older children. The Weego is nice because it’s made for babies who are very small, even premature, but the downside is that you can’t use it once the babies are over 30 pounds total (but maybe you wouldn’t want to carry more than that much weight anyway!). The TwinGo only works with babies 7 pounds or heavier.
Twin Milestone Blanket. I got this adorable custom milestone blanket on Etsy. It was one of the only things I personally purchased for the twins (besides the mini-van and all those medical bills…) and was worth every cent!
Other Newborn Product Favorites (Not Necessarily for Twins)
Comfy and Loose Nursing Dress. This is one of my only nursing clothing items and I love it. It’s flattering and comfortable and nice enough to wear in public without being expensive, as much nursing clothing is.
Car Seat Cover. This key for protecting babies from the wind and sun while out on walks and from strangers getting their germs near your babies when in public! I got this LulaBaby Cover and this LulaBaby Cover.
For those formula feeding or supplementing, we use Plum Organics, the only formula made in the USA without corn syrup.
I hope this helps any current or future twin moms (or moms in general!)! Feel free to comment or reach out with any questions! If you’re pregnant, you may want to also check out my essentials for a healthy and fit twin pregnancy.
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