Newborn Twins! Top 5 Products I Wish I Had When I Arrived Home
The first few weeks home with our newborn twins were some of the longest, hardest weeks of my life! I spent the first few weeks experimenting with several products, trying to find what worked best for our babies. These FIVE items were life savors for us and most of these products could be helpful even if you are only having one baby. I will include links below so you can see the exact products I am writing about.
#1 Rock and Plays
Our twins slept best sleeping in an upright position. Reflux is very common with a lot of newborn babies. I was always worried that they would spit up and choke when I would lay them in their bassinets. So after a couple sleepless nights due to reflux, we were out purchasing Rock and Plays at the nearest store. I would recommend getting one that rocks itself. Totally worth the upgrade, it was hard rocking them both at the same time.
#2 Spectra s1 Breast Pump
This pump was amazing! It was portable, light weight, quiet, and super comfortable. I pumped in every room of my house literally! I was able to get one for free with my husband’s health insurance. Before buying one out of pocket, call your insurance company to see if they will offer you this one.
# 3 My Brest Friend Twin Plus Nursing Pillow
This was a firm and comfortable pillow for both the babies and me. I felt like it was much more sturdy than all of the other pillows I tried. There is an indentation in the pillow that keeps the babies from slipping over the edge of the pillow. Sometimes, I would detach the back part of the pillow and just use the front part. I loved having the flexibility to do that.
#4 Como Tomo Bottles
These bottles were the best ones for us. We tried several brands of bottles. The twins were breastfed, but also drank pumped milk and formula from a bottle. They were always hungry! This bottle was great because it was made of silicone. The entire bottle is soft and is supposed to mimic a breast. The twins had less reflux after drinking out of these bottles because there are two anti-colic vents that prevent the gassy symptoms that babies get.
# 5 Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Pacifiers
These were the only pacifiers that they would keep in their cute little mouths. We tried every brand that exists! These pacifiers come in really cute styles too. Once we figured out the brand they liked we bought a ton of them and also bought pacifier clips.
Hopefully, these items will help you when you arrive home with your little ones or little one from the hospital.