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#1 of 11 Old 12-12-2010, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone figure out a way to wear twins simultaneously? Thanks!

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Yep - only way to stay sane! When they were first born, I'd wear them both in a ring sling- both upright with legs in. I could also wear them both in a wrap but didn't use that as much. When they got older (3 months +), I'd wear one on the front in a wrap or mei tei and one on the back in a mei tei. Loved this way and carried them like this all the time until they were at least 2. I could also do 2 hip carries - with 2 pouches or 2 ring slings or one of each but didn't like it as much as I was so wide and didn't feel that I could really do anything!

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http://babywearingtwins.com/

Complete with how-to videos.

 

http://www.getyourhandsback.co.uk/babywearing-twins/

And another, with sweet pics!

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I think this lady  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UEyvt8RhWQ  did a pretty good job at demonstrating how to use a wrap with twins.  She is using a Dolcino in the video but I used the same technique with a Sleepy Wrap so it should be fine with any of them.


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I used a moby wrap to carry both of mine when they were younger and then moved on to a front/back combination using a wrap or mei tei on the front and mei tei or ergo on the back.  


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I also used a moby to carry both. Their Dad has been absolutely terrific about wearing one and I wear the other. However, I am going to try the moby/ergo combo when I am alone.

 

Best wishes to you,

Gabrielle

 

PS. I travel with my twins in their mobys (no problems in the airport) and it makes it so much easier! We just add car seat rentals on the other end!

 

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This is cool! I have been wondering what it would be like to wear twins. Does your back hurt after wearing them for too long, though?


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I used the moby when they were itty bitty, and an ergo/pouch sling combo later. It is the only way I got anything done!

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While tiny: both in the Moby:

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Now larger: in the Mommy Sandwich (This is a Beco butterfly on the back and Babyhawk on the front. I was just testing it out. I purchased and use 2 babyhawks now.)

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And yes, my shoulders get very tired! But it's worth it to keep them both happy for a while.

 

It makes me remember that I HATED wearing backpacks as a kid. Totally killed my shoulders and neck. But carrying the babies like this is simply a necessity. Hopefully I will get stronger / more used to it as time goes on!


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ShanaV - ooooooh!! Your boys are soooo cute! That first pic of them both in the wrap is incredibly adorable! HOW SWEET!! love.gif


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