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The first three months with twins have gone by SO terribly fast.
Not only have the months gone by fast, but so much has also happened in our lives in that short amount of time. I was living in the hospital, then our babies were in the NICU. Next we all came home and began adjusting to our new life. Then dad was laid off and we were scared. Luckily dad found a job within a week and we were able to get back on our feet.
Writing it out, it actually doesn’t seem like that much. But when I sit back and think about everything that went into those specific events, I can’t believe we made it here.
Our twins are now beaming with personality and starting to hold their heads high. Kendall, the biggest at birth, is now the smaller of the two. And so far I have been lucky enough to stay home with them and watch them grow.
While I have been able to spend the bulk of my time and days with them over the past three months, I have found a lot of things I LOVE and others that I could do without. Keep in mind that every baby is different, though. So what has worked for my babies is only a suggestion for you! I am by no means a baby expert!
What I Have Loved & Haven’t Loved During the First Three Months with Twins
Items I couldn’t live without-
My twins have LIVED in their sleepers for the past three months. I hate getting them dressed unless I really have to. I know I never have to, but I want to at least look a little put together when we go to appointments or family dinners. Since it is winter time right now, I prefer the fleece sleepers for the twins. I love that they keep my babies warm and easy to change both night and day!
I honestly have NO IDEA what I would do without our rock and play’s. The twins live in them almost as their sleepers! They make for easy sleeping and they are great for quickly packing up and taking over to family members homes.
The rock and play’s are also great for prop feeding (yes I shouldn’t prop feed, but sometimes the easy route is the only route with twins). The twins nap in them during the day, and “sleep” in them at night. I also bring them upstairs, into the bathroom to calm baby while I shower!
Another thing we could not live without in our home- the amazing space saver swing. We have an older model that we purchased from a second hand store, however it is the same idea as the one linked above.
Our little Kendall has had some nasty colic from about 7 weeks on and her swing is our savior. Some days, it is the only thing that will calm her down and KEEP her calmed down. After hours of crying at night, she will sleep the best rocking in her swing. And somehow it doesn’t use a ton of battery power because we have been using it for almost two months now, for long periods at a time, and it still hasn’t died.
My twins love love LOVE their z pillow!! My aunt made the one that we have, but you can easily purchase one with the link above if you aren’t that crafty (like me).
My twins love using it to sit up and look around. In the mornings, I can sit them both in there and get some coffee going and do the dishes while they keep themselves entertained. I also use it as a prop to hold up the twins to feed them at the same time.
I also mention the pillow in my twin necessities post.
This cart is a lot like the ikea cart you’ve probably seen all over Pinterest, but its’s available on Amazon with 2 day shipping! I use it next to my changing station. I fill the top with a stack of diapers, rash creams, wipes, lotions and all of the little samples I have gotten. Then I use the other two sections for storage of open diaper packs and wipe packs. I love the convenience of this cart!
Side note- The shelves are big enough to hold an entire Costco sized box of Huggies wipes between the bottom two selves!
Didn’t think I would forget MY goods, did you? Since I go through so much of the stuff, I stopped buying anything fancy and just get plain jane Folgers. I reheat the same cup about four times before I actually get to drink it, but I do manage to work my way through a pot by about noon most days!
Another life saver over the past three months has been the linked thermometer. The twins are so stinkin squirmy and we couldn’t get a good read with normal thermometers. This temporal one is super fast and easy to use! All you have to do is press the button and rub the sensor across their forehead and it’ll beep to let you know it’s done!
And apparently, a temporal thermometer is much more accurate than a standard thermometer.
The last thing that I couldn’t have lived without over the first three months is the linked baby bath tub. After we figured out that our twins do MUCH better with daytime baths, as opposed to night time baths, this tub has been a lifesaver.
The tub makes it super easy for myself to bathe the twins when I am alone during the week. I feel much safer by myself using the small baby tub, rather than the entire bath tub! And the net that holds the baby in is washer safe. So after I was the twins I throw the hammock in the wash and we’re good to go!
Items I could live without-
Millions of onesies
I really wish I would have kept the tags on all the onesies we got at our baby shower. Between newborn and size 3- we had over 50 onesies PER BABY!! And most of them short sleeved! Being that it is cold outside, I just sold the bulk of the short sleeve onesies. They never wear them. Today is actually the first time I have put short sleeve onesies on them, and that is because I put sweaters and warm pants on top!
I only used about five onesies each in the newborn size. I could have easily taken all of the others back and got store credit for diapers or bigger sized clothes for later on. But instead I am selling three garbage bags worth of newborn-3 month clothes on the Facebook Marketplace just to get them out of my house!
We have tried and tried over and over to get the babies to like the bouncers that we have for them. But nope. Neither one likes the bouncers. Over the past three months, I think we have successfully used one bouncer once while Caeden was in a really good mood and I was changing sissy. Other than that- they have been a big fat thumbs down. Our babies prefer the rocking/swinging motion.
Pack and Play
This is a tough one. We did use our awesome baby trend pack and play for the first couple weeks at home. But then I switched to the rock and plays because they were just easier on me. But since then, we haven’t even used the pack and play for anything other than storage.
Now, I don’t regret buying it. I know we will get SO much use out of it in the coming months and probably next two years, but we didn’t really need it at first. So if you want to wait on buying a pack and play, I say it is a good idea. Spend the money on other things right now, like a really nice swing!
Again, just like the pack and play, our babies don’t need a crib yet. Maybe if I had one baby getting them into bed at night and doing that whole routine would require a crib. However, that is not the case. I have two babies to pack around and I live in a two story house. I sleep on the couch next to my babies in their rock and plays. Sometimes I will bring them upstairs and sleep in bed, but the morning after is just a hassle and I end up going right back to the couch.
If you are short on space, I would recommend not worrying so much about a crib for the first couple months. Mine haven’t actually used it for anything other than a safe place to lay while I change the other one so far, and the same will probably hold true with you!
There we have it. What I couldn’t live without during the first three months with twins, and what I could live without.
What are your must haves during the first couple months with twins? And what did you regret buying? Go ahead and share in the comments! And don’t forget to subscribe for the latest T&C updates!