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Baby Gifts and Registry For Those Expecting Twins
You're Expecting Twins!
I remember this day so clearly when I rec'd a call from my doctor telling me that my ultra sound showed that I was carrying twins. My initial reaction was .... uh oh! This was my first pregnancy and I'd just gotten used to the fact that I was about to bring a baby into the world. Finding out there were two was a bit overwhelming but only for a short time. By the time I called my husband to give him the good news I was happy and excited.
My twin boys are now 25 years old and have grown into men that I'm so proud of.
Today I'd like to share with you what I feel would make great gifts for parents expecting multiples
Photos: ©2013 Susan Zutautas
Twin Strollers & Infant Car Seats
Twenty five years ago I wish that you could have bought this travel system. I think that this is a brilliant idea!
Before mom and babies leave the hospital they will definitely need infant car seats when traveling home from the hospital in a vehicle.
My mother in law and her best friend had a baby shower for me. They bought me a twin stroller, and thinking back it was one of the best gifts that I received.
If you would like to give this as a gift to someone you know and find it a bit expensive, maybe get together with a group of people to purchase it.
The Infant car seats pictured here will hold a baby that is 5-25 pounds, and up to 29'. Graco Ready2Grow Duo Stroller has Over 12 riding options from infancy to youth.
Twins and Multiples
Are you expecting twins, a parent of twins, or know someone that is having twins?
Bassinet and Playpen All In One
Double bassinets that can be used in the playpen, or removed from the playpen. When the baby outgrows the bassinet they can easily nap in the playpen. All items easy fold into a carrying bag for easy travel or storage.
The bassinets are quilted and have domes to shield the babies from bright light. Playpen is quite room as you can see in the picture below.
Playpen or Napping
My Twin BoysClick thumbnail to view full-size
Cribs for Twins
When I had my twins we had two separate cribs for them. If you don't have a large enough room to hold two cribs you may want to consider a crib built for two.
When Allan and Matthew were just over a year old we would often go into their room first thing in the morning and find them soundly asleep in the same crib. The first time we saw this we were quite surprised as we always put them to bed in their own cribs.
More Gift Ideas
High Chairs are always a welcomed gift.
A large diaper bag.
Clothing that will fit them when they are first born and clothing that they'll grow into.
Mobiles to entertain them while they fall asleep.
A basket filled with bath needs such as; facecloths, towels, baby shampoo, baby soap, diaper rash cream, diapers, rubber duckies, and a baby thermometer.
Crib pads, bedding, and blankets.
An offer to babysit.