Registering for Twins

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Registering for Twins by DoyleDispatch.comAs soon as we found out we would be having twins, my head started swimming. All of those things that we want to have for ONE baby will now have to be DOUBLED! Eek! Then, I started researching. It turns out that thanks to the world of blogs and MOM (Moms of Multiples) blogs, I could use their resources and advice to come up with our list. So, without further ado, here is our registry list.

*Please note: I made this list before giving birth to my twins. This is going off of the recommendations of other MOMs and thinking about what we would want in our situation.*

As we were going through Babies R Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and shopping online, we realized that our registry list was HUGE, due to the fact that we did end up needing multiples of some big ticket items. We therefore decided to only register for the most critical items, and we saved some things for later. I put the “on hold” items in italics.

Disposable Items

  • Diapers: lots and lots of them in all sizes (We will wait until they are born to get most of these in the sizes we need)
  • Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent: Dreft or All Free and Clear
  • Vaseline
  • Aquaphor (healing ointment)
  • Shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Powder
  • Baby lotion
  • Diaper cream (“Butt paste”)
  • Tylenol Infant Drops
  • Gas relief drops (“Mylicon – non staining”)
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Saline spray
  • Disposable changing pads

Bath and Safety

  • Thermometer
  • Brush/comb
  • Nasal bulb syringe
  • Washcloths x8-12
  • Bath tub
  • Nail clipper
  • Car mirrors x2
  • Hooded towels x2-4
  • Bath seat for adults
  • Suds and sun visor

Feeding Time

  • Bibs
  • Bottles x6-12: “Medela Calma 5 oz”
  • Double nursing pillow: “Twin Z”
  • Nursing pillow cover x2
  • Burping pads x12-24
  • Bottle brush and sanitizing kit
  • Hospital-grade breast pump (Our insurance will cover the rental of this for us for 10 months, so we will use that instead of registering for it.)
  • Nursing cover with boning
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Dishwasher basket for feeding accessories x2
  • Double-feeding seat: “Table for Two”

Nursery

  • Crib Sheets x4-6
  • Diaper caddy (and other baskets for stations throughout the house)
  • Video baby monitor
  • Crib mattress x2
  • 2 crib skirts (I ended up making this)
  • Changing pad
  • Changing pad covers x2 (We need to finalize nursery colors before we register for this.)
  • Diaper pail: “Ubbi”

Large Items

  • Cribs x2
  • Carseats x2: Maxi Cosi Mico AP
  • Carseat bases (carseats came with two bases, and we registered for 2 additional bases)
  • Double stroller: Baby Jogger City Select
  • Bouncy seats x2
  • Swings/Jumper/Exersaucer x2 (Not a necessity at first, so we are waiting.)
  • Highchairs x2 (Not a necessity at first, so we are waiting.)
  • Pack N Play (We registered for one, but we will probably get a second one that is used after the babies are born.)

Other

  • Rectangle Receiving Blankets x12
  • Diaper Bag: Ju Ju Be BFF
  • Pacifiers x4
  • Soothers/Teething rings x2 (We will get these when needed)
  • Play mat x2
  • Bumbo seat with tray x2
  • Sleep sacks : “Woombies” or other brands
  • Wrap (Moby or Didymos)
  • Front-end carrier (We decided to just stick to the Moby Wrap since we can make this work with twin newborns, and we will invest in this later, if needed.)
  • Car seat protection x4
  • “Mommy Hook:” to attach to the stroller for carrying extra bags
  • Play toys for carseat

 

And here are where we registered:

Babies R Us

We tried to get as many items from Babies R Us from here as possible, since they are so prevalent throughout the country (and our friends/family live ALL over the country). This has the majority of the items from our registry at a range of prices.

Pottery Barn Kids

I love, love, LOVE Pottery Barn bedding, so the majority of our bedding is from here. I went a little bedding crazy when registering, but I narrowed it down once I found out that we were having a boy and a girl. 

Babylist

This is for all of the miscellaneous items that we found online from various vendors, but we didn’t feel like starting registries with each of them. This site includes our stroller, car seats, and other necessary odds and ends.

Babylist is an innovative registry site where you can put items from all over the internet in one place. It is easy for us to add things to the list. You can add quirky things as well, such as frozen meals or petsitting gift cards. You know, things that aren’t for the baby, but will sure make having that baby a little easier on Mom and Dad. To buy something from the registry, the gift-giver needs to do the following:

1. Pick which item you want to purchase.

2. Click “Reserve” by that item.

3. Enter your name and email (not for spam, but to receive a confirmation email).

4. Go to the website and purchase the item. You can even purchase it from another website, if you find a better price or option.

5. If you change your mind, click the “Unreserve Item” link in the confirmation email.

Cool how it works, right?

 

*Part of this post originally appeared on Dory’s blog “Doyle Dispatch.” To read more posts about Dory’s pregnancy and nursery decorating on her blog, you can see the list here.*

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Dory is a teacher-turned-SAHM to her fraternal twins Audrey and David. She also writes for her blog Doyle Dispatch, is an editor with The Wise Baby, and is a Young Living Essential Oil distributor and educator with her Healthier Oil the Thyme team.

2 thoughts on “Registering for Twins”

  1. In hindsight, I registered for / bought too many sheets and towels. I basically doubled the number that was “recommended”, thinking two babies would require twice as much.

    My advice now — to my friends expecting singletons or multiples — is to try to think about how often they will do laundry. We only bathed the girls every 2-3 days when they were infants, and I did laundry at least that often. I definitely didn’t need more than two sets of towels, for example.

    What I never had enough of were bibs and washcloths. I’m still buying washcloths…and my girls are almost 5!

    As for bigger ticket items, we started with one of many things…pack-n-plays, swings, bouncy seats. For some items, we eventually bought a second one, as needed. We never needed a second bouncy seat, for example, but we did buy another swing. Our first pack-n-play was super nice, but the second one we bought was very inexpensive, since we used it only occasionally, when we traveled.

    I remember being very overwhelmed at all the baby STUFF I felt like I was “supposed” to buy. It’s a big task! But I try to counsel my expecting friends to enjoy the “frenzy”, too…it’s such a fun time. :) :)

    Best to you, Dory!!!

  2. Finally one post with all the information on registering for twins one can think of. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this with us. It’s such a time saver! This is worth passing along to expecting parents!

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