Bringing twins home…
Everything is going to change.
Part of becoming a mom means you’re constantly working on perfecting your multitasking skills.
Whether it’s trying to get house chores done, getting your daily workout in, working from home, or getting dinner ready, you’ll learn to appreciate the gadgets made to give you an “extra set of hands” when help isn’t around.
If there’s one thing all newborn moms can use, it’s some added assistance, and these 4 hands-free gadgets every mom of twins needs are made to do just that.
Although crossbody styles and shoulder styles may be popular, keep in mind that those limit your accessibility as far as movement goes.
If possible, choose a backpack style diaper bag, or at least has the versatility to switch to one.
Backpacks are easier to manage when you need both arms free to hold your baby without worrying about a bag sliding off your shoulder or smacking up against your leg every time you take a step.
Bottle feedings and diaper changes in public places are also easier because you’ll never have to set your bag down.
Baby Chest Carrier
Most newborns love being held by mom.
Some even prefer to fall asleep on her chest.
However, this can become somewhat of a disadvantage when you’ve got a deadline on a project due for work, have a dishwasher full of dishes to unload or have a workout you’re trying to sneak in.
For moments like these, a baby chest carrier is your savior.
There will often be a time when at least one of your twins wants to be held.
Your baby carrier should allow you the ability to essential swaddle your baby against your body. I
You can keep your baby snug and close to your chest without having actually holding them.
You can fold laundry or get dinner started without worrying about keeping an eye on your baby since they’re basically joined at your hip.
Baby carriers are versatile and convenient and can offer exceptional lower back support with wide wraparound waistband maximizes comfort especially post C-section.
Look for extra padded shoulder straps to help evenly distribute your babies’ weight.
There are a lot of fancy baby bathtubs on the market, and even though some may be tempted to purchase simply because of their impressive design, there’s only one thing you really need to give your babies a proper bath, and that’s a sling.
A sling is meant to keep your baby in an upright position to avoid getting water near their ears, nose, and mouth, without having to hold them the entire time.
With twins, the safer you can get your gadgets, the better.
With your hands-free, you’re able to pump the shampoo bottle and lather your baby’s hair while you wash every nook and cranny without worry.
If possible, invest in a bathtub that comes with a hammock and grows with your baby.
Breastfeeding is no easy task.
It becomes a full-time job that, at times, can overlap with other responsibilities, especially if your feeding twins.
Why pause in the middle of the task at hand to pump when you can keep going?
An electric, hands-free breast pump is the best way to produce more milk in less time since it pumps for you.
Better yet, some don’t require you to be near an outlet.
Of course, movement is limited, so it would be best to use while sitting as you balance that spreadsheet for work, fold laundry, or just tend to your baby.
The best thing about these items is that they are reusable.
If this is your first baby and plan to have more, or if you’d like to donate these items to another mother in need, they will have plenty of use left when you’re done with them.
With these four hands-free gadgets, every twin mom needs you’ll be ready to bring your twins home.
Enjoy being a twin mom. We are cheering for you!