Originally Posted by JanineRivera
We are expecting twin girls in Sept. and have lots of questions I am hoping you seasoned Mom's can answer. We also have a toddler so some of these questions are for Mom's with a toddler and twin babies.
Has anyone fit 3 car seats in the back of a Mazda station wagon?
Did you get a triple stroller? If so, what kind?
Did you need two swings and two bouncers or did you just rotate the babies between one of each?
Anyone use a sidecar co-sleeper? If so, what kind and for how long?
Anyone use a crib with the side down for co-sleeping?
That is all for now. I am sure I will come up with more. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. I am trying to figure some of these things early on so I can feel somewhat prepared:)
2 infant carriers and a booster might fit.
2 rear facing carseats and a full sized booster may not fit.
We have a BMW and with the 2 rear facing carseats I BARELY can fit
between them. It's better in DH's Silverado Extended Cab but it's still a
snug fit. The carseats were designed to sit in the "bucket" of the rear
seat so scooting them over makes them tip over a bit. We're a family
of 5 (2 adults, 1 teen, 2 newbies) and we usually end up taking 2 cars
or someone plays backseat driver with the twins. It sucks.
I have a double, side-by-side Euro stroller/pram that I have grown to
love. Most double strollers don't accommodate newborns or infants
that can't hold up their heads. I didn't think it would be an issue but
it has been, mainly because we have preemies.
I received every single thing on my baby registry at Target - no kidding!
And I received duplicates of everything else. I took a lot of stuff back
thinking I'll only need ONE of each. I was wrong. I had to go out and
buy another swing, changer, playpen and bassinet. They will share
a crib and a stroller.
I have the co-sleeper bassinet that up until Monday they were able
to share. I was also given a cocoon hammock but it's a single and
we have a problem with our cat jumping in there with one of the
twins so we don't use it much. My girls mostly sleep in their Moses
baskets right beside me. I try to put them back in their crib at nite
so they can get used to being in their room. The co-sleeper is great.
Mines has adjustable heights (we have a really high bed) but it doesn't
exactly sit flush with our mattress so we leave it against the wall.
Our twins don't show much interest in their bouncers right now.
They just discovered their mobiles and wall art. Mostly I sit them in
their boppy's to encourage the strengthening of their neck muscles.
I think my biggest challenge has been resuming work. I work from
home and found it nearly impossible to find time to get anything
done. I'm really behind so I put myself on p/t status and will only
work 2 dedicated days a week - the days my housekeeper comes
Feel free to ask away - the Moms here are pretty rad and very
frank in regards to what worked for them and helping you find a
viable solution to your twin problems of the day! Good luck! Take
it easy and rest up. :)