It's Twins! Twice as much stuff?
When you are preparing for twins you do not necessarily need twice as much gear. What is often most helpful is taking people up on their promises of assistance, especially during the first month. A swing or a bouncer also helps.
Preparing for Twins
As any mother of multiples will tell you, it's more than twice the work. Expectant mothers of multiples want to know whether it has to be more than twice the gear. The answer, from our very own Pregnancy.org mothers of multiples, is that it doesn't have to be. You don't really need two of everything, just enough of all the right things.
Here is a list of what our mothers of multiples say you need in order to be prepared for twins or more!
Lots of help for the first month. And support. Twins can be very overwhelming in the beginning and the best thing you can stock up on is promises of assistance. If you can, work out a schedule among friends, family, and neighbors so that you know when you can count on an extra pair of hands in those first early months!
Swing or bouncer. Be sure to have at least one. This will help you to keep one child entertained while you feed/change/interact with the other.
A twin breastfeeding pillow If you are breastfeeding, one can be very helpful! Talk to your lactation consultant about breastfeeding mulitples and be sure you let her know you'd like lots of help in the hospital.