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Twin carrier

post #1 of 14
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I just saw this and thought of all you mommas having twins...

 

http://www.stuff4multiples.com/TwinTrexx-Twin-Baby-Carrier_p_22.html

post #2 of 14
Cool idea. It looks crazy uncomfortable though, and its a crotch dangler.

A friend of mine used to wear one ergo on the front and one on the back but the babies obviously have to be big enough to back carry. Doesn't moby have twin wrap instructions?

http://www.peppermint.com/moby-twin-cradle-hold.html yep you can do a twin cradle hold with one moby!
post #3 of 14

I've got to agree. That looks horrible ergonomically for both babies and mama. I've seen people wrap twins in a moby or woven, or two crossed ring slings when they are little. You can safely put a very young baby on your back too with a woven wrap, and of course once they are bigger SSCs or MeiTeis become an option. I've never worn twins, but I have tandem worn a few times, and while it's not easy it's very doable with a little practice to come up with something that's safe, comfortable, and works for both babies and mom! (If anyone is interested, I can happily point you to some good information on wearing twins.)

post #4 of 14

Carlin - You said you have tandem worn. So have you worn two kids of different ages? If so, how did you do that?

I wore my son ALL THE TIME when he was little and it was great, with my belly in the way it got uncomfortable to wear him and he likes the stroller now anyway. I did want the option of wearing both boys in case DS has a baby relapse and wants to be worn like his lil bro, but the only things I can find on wearing two is twins, so I wasn't sure if it was possible to wear two babies of different ages... I have a ring sling and another "sash" style sling that isn't adjustable so it's not a ring sling but it is the same style. I was thinking about maybe those two together would work but Idk... Anyway if you have any thoughts on tandem wearing I would be super interested!

post #5 of 14

Yep, I've worn 2, although not often, and I'm not an expert.

 

I think by far the easiest way is too put one on your front, one on you back. While the new baby is still tiny, I think I'd consider investing in a woven wrap, buckle  (like an Ergo, Boba, or any one of the many out there) or mei tei and wear your older boy on your back in that with your little one on your front in the ring sling. Generally from what I've seen, it's easiest to put the ring sling on first, sort of partially adjusted, then put the bigger kid on your back, then put baby in the ring sling and do your final adjustments.

 

Depending on your kids you could definitely wear them in the pouch and ring sling too, with the new baby basically on your chest and your older boy in a hip carry. I don't think it would be super comfortable for very long, but if all you need is a quick up and down to assage any jealousy, it should work just fine. 

 

If you're willing to go down the babywearing rabbit hole that is The Baby Wearer Forum, they actually have a whole forum on wearing more than one. It's not particularly active, but there's a lot of information there if you go back through the archives. http://www.thebabywearer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?59-Wearing-More-Than-One

 

If you want to actually see how it's done, just go to youtube and search tandem babywearing. There are a bunch of videos demonstrating different options for wearing two. Obviously, as with anything else baby related, just use your own judgement and if something doesn't look safe or comfortable to you, trust your instincts!

post #6 of 14
When dd2 was a wee one I was able to wrap her in a moby first, front carry. Then I could put dd1 on my back in an ergo. Never actually wore them out like that though... I get migraines triggered by neck and back stress.
post #7 of 14

Thanks!

post #8 of 14

I just wanted to add that although I loved the Moby with my daughter, I read that Moby is no longer considered safe for twins. I am about to be a twin mama and I have been looking for any alternative to the twin trexx but it is one of the few approved carriers for twins. Not that it has to be "approved" but it does make me feel a little anxious to use wraps incorrectly, but I am admittedly paranoid. Plus moby has taken down all the twin stuff from their official website though you can still find it other places. The other carrier I found was the weego, it is expensive and out of Europe and only for when the twins are smaller, but it does seem practical. I really loved the Ergo and when they are older I will try the one on the front one on the back thing but I need a better option for when they are small.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama626 View Post

I just wanted to add that although I loved the Moby with my daughter, I read that Moby is no longer considered safe for twins. I am about to be a twin mama and I have been looking for any alternative to the twin trexx but it is one of the few approved carriers for twins. Not that it has to be "approved" but it does make me feel a little anxious to use wraps incorrectly, but I am admittedly paranoid. Plus moby has taken down all the twin stuff from their official website though you can still find it other places. The other carrier I found was the weego, it is expensive and out of Europe and only for when the twins are smaller, but it does seem practical. I really loved the Ergo and when they are older I will try the one on the front one on the back thing but I need a better option for when they are small.

interesting- did not know that.
who approves carriers for twins?
post #10 of 14

I think the issue with the moby, is that used improperly it could allow a very small baby to end up in a chin to chest position which can compromise their airway, particularly in a cradle hold. Used properly, I would be far more comfortable with a moby than with that thing, which puts babies and mom in really terrible positions. In general cradle holds aren't recommended for anyone, as it's too easy for the baby to end up poorly positioned. Tummy to tummy (or more accurately tummy to chest) is much safer and generally more comfortable for everyone involved.

 

ColoradoMama, I'd highly recommend checking out thebabywearer.com. There's an amazing amount of information on there, and it tends to have a strong emphasis on safety.

post #11 of 14

I just wanted to chime in that I've seen the twintrexx posted elsewhere and never seen good reviews about it. 

 

Personally, I could never get the hang of two at once in the moby, but I was also new to baby wearing...I plan to try it again this time.  It only works when they are very small.  I've tried two ring slings but find it very bulky and somehow always puts me off balance.  If it was a situation of needing to move everyone quickly from one place to another I would put one in a ring sling and just carry the other on the other hip.  The best tandem carry I found was one in front and one in back.  It felt a lot more balanced and was doable for a longer period of time.  I have seen some awesome carries with woven wraps but have never tried them.

post #12 of 14

found this: http://www.babyinasling.com/reviews/make-it-a-double-baby-carriers-for-twins.php

 

and this: http://www.twin-pregnancy-and-beyond.com/twin-baby-carriers.html

 

I dont have twins but unless you count irish twins. Im not sure how im going to get around with both of them, but I thinks its more of a wait and figure it out kinda thing. My son is almost sturdy enough to sit in the grocery cart while I front carry the new baby (when she gets here)

post #13 of 14

 I think things are approved by theConsumer Product Safety Commission and The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has certified some baby carriers. Certified soft baby carriers are deemed by JPMA to comply with voluntary guidelines set by ASTM International. But I am no expert by any means. I know lots of happy momma's who make their own slings and it works great so I am not trying to imply things need to go through all this buerocracy but for me it is reassuring to know when products have been tested and have been seen as safe. But I totally agree with Carlin, those whole issue is really with craddle holds and the airway concern and you just have to be mindful. We all just care about loving our sweet babies and keeping them close!

 

Carlin thanks for link.

post #14 of 14
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found this: http://www.babyinasling.com/reviews/make-it-a-double-baby-carriers-for-twins.php

 

and this: http://www.twin-pregnancy-and-beyond.com/twin-baby-carriers.html

 

I dont have twins but unless you count irish twins. Im not sure how im going to get around with both of them, but I thinks its more of a wait and figure it out kinda thing. My son is almost sturdy enough to sit in the grocery cart while I front carry the new baby (when she gets here)


That's basically what I plan on doing too.. My son loves the stroller so I plan on wearing new baby and having Jesse in the stroller or grocery cart. I have been trying to figure out a good way to wear them both in case Jesse gets jealous. The thing I am worried about tandem carrying is with Irish twins their weights will be sooo different. I think you are right about the wait and figure it out... I'm such a planner though so it's killing me to wait and see!

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