Need some suggestions for different types of carriers for twins. Thanks so much!
Mama to DS1 2001 and DS2 2006 and boy/girl twins 9/2014 . Raising our family with my wife in the mountains
I've seen different combos like 2 ergos, 1 ergo or similar on the back and a sling or wrap on the front, 2 wraps.... really it's about what's comfortable for you and which carriers you're drawn to. You might look for a babywearing meetup locally or find a crunchy mama group & see about trying different carriers so you know which ones to get for yourself.
When I was a nanny I worked for a family w/newborn twins and I was able to wear them both in 1 sling for a while. That's probably true for wraps too.
David Hayes is up in your area, he's a male homebirth midwife. I believe he and I spoke in length about baby wrapping twins. I have found that the old mamatoto site is no longer showing the videos, I will try and find some on you tube. Essentially, if you get a swatch of 100% cotton 18-24 inches wide and for me at 5'2" I needed 6 yards of material to tie properly, 7 might have been easier. As infants I liked a "traditional" front cross tie, but I had an infant on each hip instead of one infant between the breasts. As they got older I put one baby, then toddler as they grew, on my back, and the other up front. As infants I could nurse both at the same time this way, and by 4 months have hands free to work. When my friend adopted her sister's kids, we modified this for triplets: one on either hip, and one on the back. Takes help to tie it until they can stand on their own.
This video link is a good start, but we modified so my breasts were more available to each child. And like with all my kids, I went braless/shirtless until babes were old enough to want out of the wrap. Less laundry!!! Also, please make sure their faces are exposed to fresh air =D