Just Between Friends: Greater Pittsburgh Sale

This spring, I am partnering with Just Between Friends to bring you information on their seasonal children’s and maternity consignment sale events. All opinions are my own. (Enter disclaimer text)

Jed & Kelly Robie, parents of four and owners of Just Between Friends Pittsburgh, know what it’s like to raise a family of four kids (like us). It can be expensive, but they say it doesn’t have to be. Their seasonal consignment sales across the area bring ways for families to shop with confidence, at a good price, and even make money by consigning outgrown kid gear and clothing.

This spring, the team will be bringing two events to our area. The first is the Greater Pittsburgh sale from March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (in downtown Pittsburgh). All the details are available online, but here’s a quick summary of things you need to know before you shop (from me, a shop veteran and mom of four!).

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Photo: @JBFPitt Facebook

Shopping the Just Between Friends Sale

Schedule your time to shop. There are a few options:

  • Are you a first-time parent or the one who always has to see things first? You might want to opt for the PRIME TIME PreSale on Thursday, March 30 from 12-9 PM. It will cost $10 paid in advance through their Eventbrite listing. You can’t show up with a ten and get in the door, sorry! I have shopped this shop when looking for a jogging stroller and I have to say it is worth it. While JBF makes sure all items are up to their standards, shopping early gets you the best of the best. You’ll pay a little more than you would later in the sale, but if you have to have it,  I say buy your tickets now or enter my giveaway! 
  • Browsing and have a list but you don’t want to spend the extra to be first in the door? There are going to be plenty of amazing deals the whole weekend, but you can shop for FREE starting Friday, March 31 from 9am-7pm and Saturday, April 1 from 9am-4pm. Consignors will be dropping off even more inventory on Friday night, so you just might find something Saturday that wasn’t there the day before. Maybe bring Grandma or Auntie with you and nudge them to get something baby must have? *wink* I’ve double shopped before! See something at the pre-sale but not quite sure you need it…then you go home and you really did want it. Bonus, shopping free is more money for you to spend on new-to-you items! 
  • Love a deal? Sunday, April 2 from 9am-1pm is your day. Admission is free and any items without a star are 50% off. This is how we scored on our double stroller with carseats and four bases the year we found out about the twins.

Bring a bag and extra hands. 

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Source: Greater Pittsburgh JBF

I recommend, if possible, leaving baby at home. Bring a stroller, wagon, or your biggest Thirty-One bag (hint, hint) and be ready to fill up on great deals. Bring a friend or your spouse and tag-team the areas. Keep your eyes open – you never know what you might find (and this goes for all weekend). This year, I’ll be on the hunt for coordinating 2T outfits for the twins.

Think ahead. 

If you have storage space, think ahead to outfits you’ll need the rest of the season. There will be other sales in the fall, but you won’t want shopper’s remorse for leaving a summer outfit on the rack. I promise spring and summer are just around the Allegheny river bend.

Shopping for twins? Here’s a handy list of twin items that includes our must-haves!

Selling at the Spring Sale

Consignors still have time to prepare their items to include in this event!!!

You get 60% of the sale price (less a $10 consignor fee). If you volunteer at the sale, you get 70%. There is an event on March 27 to teach you how to tag (I just might see you there…the twins are growing quickly and our space is dwindling!) or a valet tagging option (they tag for you, you’ll make less but have more time on your hands).

Just Between Friends Cosignor
Photo: @JBFPitt Facebook

Unsure if your baby equipment meets the standards to sell? There are guidelines and when you check-in your items, there is a station that checks everything over to be sure there are no recalls.

Bonus I read about on their Facebook page: If you cosign in this sale + pick up your items at the end of the sale, you can keep them tagged for the next sale, which isn’t that far off! (Don’t want to pick up? You can have any unsold items donated at the end of the sale.)

 

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Join in with thousands of families who save 50-90% off retail prices and shop at this year’s Just Between Friends Greater Pittsburgh consignment sale March 31-April 1. Watch the blog for details on the next show in a few weeks!

Want to win tickets to the March 30 pre-sale and $25 in JBF bucks to spend at the sale? Enter my giveaway which runs through March 27 at 11:59 PM. Please share with all of your friends, too!

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Babywearing Still Works

The girls were snoring as the clock turned to 6:45. I stopped working on the (constant) project of reorganizing my office space and decided we should probably get dinner started, even though today had been a late lunch. Isla popped right up when I turned on the living room lights while Ava rubbed her eyes and pouted at me.

Arianna helped me get the girls set up with their “appetizers”, but Isla wasn’t having anything we offered her. She just weeped and weeped. As Arianna shrugged her shoulders at her littlest sister, I fought to get Ava’s legs out from under her bottom and into the high chair seat. This wasn’t going to work, middle sister just wanted to cling to her mama.

Not sure what else to do, I put my brown-eyed-girl on my hip and pulled chicken nuggets out of the freezer. We peeked into the dining room to confirm that Isla was good with chicky and that’s when things went further south than I’d expected.

The stuff hit the fan for all the kids when the tears started for Evan.

“I can’t draw my W’s, they look like N’s”, he said, throwing his blue marker across the table. Looking at the page in his 2015 summer journal, I saw no evidence of an N or a W. Just a blue circle with scribbles through it.

A nervous laugh might just have slipped from my lips.

It was at that moment that the ‘lil boy I thought was so innocent slipped a curse word in reaction to my mothering slip. I passed Ava to Arianna, pushing the bawling that commenced out of ears, and went right to Evan’s eye-level, confirming what my ears heard. While he claimed he didn’t say anything, he dug his face into the table.

“Six minutes. Upstairs. Go. No questions.” I tried to keep my cool because Isla was flinging cheese curls at my back trying to make everyone laugh. Turning around, I caught Ava’s eyes and realized I was going to be the only thing that would keep her calm.

Arianna went to get the ring sling and a smile came over Ava’s face. I slipped the nuggets in the microwave and the baby in the pocket of her comfy place. The tears came to a stop from the oldest twin while they started back up by the younger one, weeping as she begged for the chicken to be done.

As the timer for the nuggets singled both the meat and the timeout were over, I breathed a sigh of relief. The last ten minutes might have been some of the tougher ones in this motherhood journey, but they showed me just how much those four ‘lil ones need (and want) their mama.

Thank goodness babywearing still works.

Potty Training with Potette

(Enter disclaimer text) It’s almost that time – getting the twins to own their big girl status. In the coming weeks, we’ll be potty training with Potette, a 2-in-1 travel potty system. We’re bracing ourselves, but at the same time looking forward to the independence they’ll gain.

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What is the Potette?

The Potette Plus is both a travel potty and a trainer seat – giving your ‘lil one a safe, sanitary potty experience. It folds away and makes potty training easy and convenient – especially for moms of multiples!

For travel, you can fold up the seat and put it in the backpack so you can use it in public restrooms or (like we’ve had to) at an emergency pull-off. The legs fold in and it comes with liners and sanitary bags to dispose of the waste.

At home, you can use it with the legs (like a standard potty training seat) or using it as a seat to make your home toilet not so big and scary. Check out this how-to video from the Potette website to see what I’m talking about:

Why It Works

For us, potty training with Potette makes a lot of sense. With two to train, we need something easy and convenient, something we can carry with us and not worry about accidents on the go. The backpack ensures our normal diaper bag won’t get yucky and it even fits on the girls’ back!

potette_backpack

The girls enjoy books, so the fact that it comes with “Quest for Cloud Kingdom: A Petey Potette Training Tale” makes our job 10x easier – they’ll be reading how to conquer the task of potty training with a friendly pal. The size is also perfect for our ‘lil ones – our previous potty is too high for them to climb on yet and doesn’t have the dual features of being a stand-alone seat and insert for the “big girl potty”.

Isla is the first of the twins giving us signs of wanting to potty. She was so excited to unwrap the Potette at Christmas, carrying it around for hours. While she has only gone successfully once, she knows when it’s time to go – just needs to do it! 

potette plus

Where to Buy

You can find the Potette Plus (including the backpack, liners, sanity bags, and even the Petey Potette story pack) online and in baby stores nationwide. I recommend picking one up on Amazon so it comes right to your doorstep. You can learn more about the Potette from Kalencolm here.

What’s Next?

Time to dedicate a weekend to pretzels, water, and the Potette Plus! What tips do you have for us?


Toddler Wish-List

Disclaimer: To bring you this Toddler Wish-List, I was provided with products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Can you believe that tomorrow the twins will be turning 23 months? I’m not alone, right? It is time to be in party planning mode, celebrating the official move into toddlerhood…or the terrible twos…or something like that.

Speaking of party planning, it probably makes sense to start thinking about what to get the girls who “have everything” because of being third in line of spoiled ‘lil Burghers. Fresh and new things are always fun, aren’t they? Thus, I put together a toddler wish-list full of fun items for those hard to buy for ‘lil divas and heroes in your life.

Toddler Wish-list

Toddler Wish-List

Musical Toys. The girls love to sing and dance, so what better than giving them toys to make their own music? This hedgehog accordion is unique and great to pair with these animal egg shakers.

hedgehog accordian

 

egg shakers

Lovies. I melted when I found this stuffed hedgehog (are you sensing the theme? The girls happen to have an affinity to them – big things come in small packages!). Doesn’t her hair remind you of Ava’s?

stuffed hedgehog

A really great blanket is always a win around here, too – and having a backup never hurts, just ask Evan and Ava.

Books. Babies, I mean toddlers, can never tire of books. Little Women is a pretty empowering one for the ‘lil ladies in your life while the ‘lil guys might enjoy The Jungle Book. Isn’t it great that these classics come in toddler friendly board book versions?

Little Women

Bath Toys. Bath time continues to be a struggle for us, so we’re hoping some fun bath toys just might do the trick to get the girls okay with the tub. Toys like Boon Pipes and Gears are a fun way to start getting your ‘lil engineers’ minds moving, too!

Puzzles. While standard puzzles can be fun, I think mix and match toys are also good ways to introduce puzzles and problem solving. Aren’t these Mix and Match Animals cute?

animal puzzle

Note: The girls will be getting these items for their birthday – I’ll be sure to share some photos of them as soon as they unwrap the goodies. Let’s not wish the next month away too soon, though! 

Bonus for Mom

Now that your babies are toddlers, you’re probably about ready to get rid of the diaper bag. But don’t go there just yet. Consider the Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack, an upgrade to your standard diaper bag. It offers versatile carrying configurations, organizational pockets, and a built-in charging station (doesn’t every mom need that?!). With fun prints, there’s something for every mom.

The Baby Cubby

The items above can all be found at The Baby Cubby, with a website (babycubby.com) and retail store (in Utah). Not only do they carry specially picked and tested toys and clothes for baby, functional baby gear, and products for mom; they provide a community for moms and make us feel special. Our role as parents is important, and they celebrate that. Follow their Cubby Community Blog to see what I mean – including twin tips and How to Dad!

The Baby Cubby

What would you add to this toddler wish-list? 

Baby Colic – Relief for Baby’s Fussiness

I received a free sample of Gerber® Good Start® Soothe infant formula and Gerber® Soothe probiotic colic drops from Gerber® as well as information on baby colic. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s the middle of the night and you can’t get baby calmed down. She’s been crying for hours and you need to get sleep yourself. This has been going on several times a week, for what you’re pretty sure is a month. Sounds like this may be a case of baby colic and you need some tips for colic relief.

Looking back at the patterns of my kids, I’m not sure if any of them officially had colic, but I do know we tried basically everything to calm down Isla’s tears. For awhile there, she was basically the baby I’ve described above, but instead of at night early in the morning when I’d just hit a good sleep pattern. That’s why I’m excited to have the opportunity to team up with Gerber® and Linqia to share some colic relief tips with you in case you’re going through the same thing I was almost a year ago (can you believe it?!?).

Throwback: One of Isla's tear sessions
Throwback: One of Isla’s tear sessions

Bringing a baby into this world is an awesome experience, but when they’re tear filled and you just can’t find the right “formula for happiness”, it can be stressful for a new mom and dad. Colicky babies (who cry excessively or seem to have a lot of fussiness) can be helped with at-home remedies, bringing back the joyful moments of parenthood.

Baby Colic Symptoms

First, it helps to understand the symptoms of colic. Gerber® has some infographics on baby colic and fussiness that really helped me understand it better. Legs drawn to chest, clenched fist, and crying for hours several times a week are some of the basic signs.

What causes baby colic?

According to Gerber:

Research indicates that the type of bacteria in the infant’s digestive system may determine whether a child is colicky. This suggests a role for probiotics to help support a balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract of colicky infants. In particular, the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has been clinically shown in multiple studies to reducing crying time in colicky infants.

How can you relieve baby colic?

There are a few at-home remedies that I’ve tried and that were shared with me in this partnership – a formula for happiness!

  1. White noise. For both Arianna and Isla, hearing that things were still going on in the house was calming. White noise can be used to help soothe fussiness.
  2. Swaddling baby. We were big fans of the swaddles as they kept baby feeling like they were back in the womb, all cradled and warm.
  3. Rocking baby gently. This can help to relieve the pressure baby is feeling and (bonus) lower your stress level.
  4. Provide baby with comforting probiotics. They are a way to help improve the amount of good bacteria in baby’s digestive system. There are two products in the Gerber® Soothe™ line that you can use. If baby is formula fed, consider Gerber® Good Start® Soothe formula. If baby is breastfed, consider Gerber Soothe® probiotic colic drops. These products are routine and not intended to treat or cure any disease.

baby colic drops

The baby colic tips in this post should be reviewed with your pediatrician. You can also reach experts such as registered dietitians, certified lactation consultants, and certified baby sleep consultants through Gerber® at 1-800-203-4565

baby colic formula

Has your baby ever had colic? Share your #formulaforhappiness with us in the comments. If you are up and browsing the internet for colic relief, visit the new Gerber® Soothe web page to learn more about colic, excessive crying, and fussiness. You can find Gerber® Soothe™ products in a store near you.

Carbon Monoxide Detector (and our plan)

(Enter disclaimer text)  I was in a dead sleep, dreaming the night away, when Greg shook me and told me I had to get up. Our carbon monoxide detector was beeping. (Didn’t we have a plan?)

PRO TIP: Before you read further, think about your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Do you have them? Are they in working order? If not, stop reading and get yourself a carbon monoxide detector then come back over here and read what happened to us. 

(We didn’t have a plan.) Being the gen-x’ers-on-the-millenial-border we are, we Google’d the obvious. We needed to get out and call 911.

Thank goodness we have a Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

It took us an incredibly longer than I like to admit time for me to scoop up the babies and wake the big kids while Greg grabbed the dogs and car seats. I got the kids out, but didn’t know where Greg was, so I started to shake and cry, yelling into the back and front doors while my four kids sat on our porch in the middle of the night. Arianna finally spotted him, bringing our van to the front of the house (from our detached garage). Lesson 1? Have a plan and practice it. Time ourselves and get better at it. Have keys handy!

I got 911 on the phone (the 3rd time in my life to call) and somehow calmly explained / answered their questions. The fire whistle blew and the kids started to ask questions. Greg had them all buckled in and drove them out of the way of the trucks.

After what felt like forever (but was really only 4 minutes), two members of the fire department arrived. What irked me was that none of the houses on our street have really clearly marked house numbers. Greg was waving wildly and I was so glad it wasn’t a medical emergency. Lesson 2? Get bigger, bolder house numbers.

The fire truck arrived and after everyone geared up, they went in to detect the issue. It warranted enough of a check to call the gas company and for us to remain outside. I stayed in the van with the kids…running the van in the heat of the night. (Looking back, now I’m wondering if that’s what I really should have done, seeing that we were outside due to carbon monoxide and all…)

After almost three hours, the teams determined it was okay to go back in; however, they turned off the gas to our boiler and had us put in a service call for it. Turns out, the boiler is old (hello, so’s this house) and needs replaced before winter.

The good news is that we are safe, and none of us were impacted by the silent killer that is carbon monoxide. The bad news is that boilers are not current technologies and won’t be exactly covered under our home warranty (sigh). Again, the good news is that we are safe and that we’ve learned our lessons.

We need a plan, and so do you. Let this be your lesson to know what to do when the alarms go off in your house (or get yourself a carbon monoxide detector if you don’t have one – we suggest this (via our affiliate link) combination smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector with voice command). Most of all, have a plan on how you’ll get everyone out, stay out, and do it fast.

So, what’s your plan?

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(My plan the next day was to enjoy a late, fruity breakfast. I vague posted about it on Instagram, now here is the whole story!)

Bzz! If you need tips on what to do to create your plan, check out these room-by-room tips on SafeBee.com (from UL – the safety people!).

Three Rules of Mommy’s Van

Tonight, while riding in the van, Evan demanded three things. He wanted to drink his iced tea, wanted just the right songs to play, and wanted it not to smell like the tropics. That’s when I told him that there are three rules of Mommy’s Van.

three rules of mommy's van

Three Rules of Mommy’s Van

Rule 1: Mommy is the only one who should be sipping on anything while driving and it is likely going to be coffee. Preferably from a coffee shop, but we’ve got swim lessons to be paid for and bellies that love chicken nuggets and fries. Some mornings, Mommy has to earn her stars or redeem her perks and treat herself as she did in the picture above (taken during a quiet moment in the parking lot before heading to work, mind you).

Rule 2: Mommy is going to be in control of the radio 98% of the time. Unless you want to sing Wildest Dreams to me and make me smile. Then you can demand that song. I much prefer my beloved “Let it Go” to that kiddo version, mind you.

Rule 3: Mommy misses the beach, so this van is going to smell like the tropics like it or not. That’s far better than smelly baby feet (which we can’t figure out other than genetics), soccer cleats, and boy farts. Coconut and pineapple will take me away, and that’s a good thing for you, ‘lil Burghers. Now mind you, if it’s winter you might get a change of pace and smell some red velvet or peppermint, but it’s springtime so in with the warm breeze.

If you can live by these three rules of Mommy’s van, then you can do anything else you want (within the law)…until I expand my rules because you’re making me drink too much coffee! *wink*

What rules do you have in your vehicle that your kiddos can’t stand? 

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Happy Birthday, Twins!

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Yup. That’s pretty much how I feel.

Today is the twins’ birthday. It’s been the fastest year ever. Wasn’t I just pregnant with them? I thought so.

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Photo: laurierphotography.com

Both of the girls continue to amaze me every day. We celebrate them today, and look forward to many more milestones.

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Photo: laurierphotography.com

Girls, Mama loves you. xoxo xoxo

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Photo: laurierphotography.com

Wrapy Baby Carrier

[Review Disclaimer] Today’s post is provided courtesy of the Wrapy Baby Carrier.

As a baby wearing family, we’ve run through many different types of baby carriers, all working differently for each of our kids, our adventures, and our budgets. I’m really not tied to one particular type or brand, though I will say that those with straps and buckles seem to help me feel safer when I’m also chasing the older two around. The Wrapy Baby Carrier is one of the carriers that we’ve given a try.

The Wrapy Baby Carrier

wrapy baby carrier

I’ll start by saying that we tried a similar carrier when Evan was a babe and again when the twins were fresh newborns. It worked, but I couldn’t get the hang of wrapping by myself (which is really the winning point of baby carrying in my book). The Wrapy was no different, unfortunately. With 9 feet of extra wide material, I would struggle to figure out how to get it wrapped just right without Greg’s help. Bummer! Double bummer? I would drag it on the floor when putting it on and because we have dogs, dog hair all over the cotton/spandex blend. Sigh.

That being said, a few positives about the Wrapy Baby Carrier:

  • The Wrapy is one size fits all. Although I’m somewhere (weirdly) between a 14 and a 20 (I know), it was long enough to wrap around my body and also to hold baby (mine are about 16 pounds). It’s the same length as the one I wore when I was a size 26, so I’d lean toward saying the one size fits all is pretty legit.
  • Baby is held close to the heart. This carrier is for front carries only. You’re able to see and kiss baby’s head because they are right there and safe against you.
  • Baby wearing is sleepy dust. I wore Isla when she was sick and it made a world of difference.
  • Breastfeeding is possible if your baby is in the seated position. Personally, I do not like the forward face in a carrier like this, so I only tried seated against me and Isla was able to eat while she hung out.

wrapy baby carrier

Would I wear the Wrapy in the summer? Maybe! It’s a lot of fabric, so I’m weary about sweat and me feeling uncomfortable, but it’s possible.

Will we keep using the Wrapy? From time to time, yes. Just like all of our carriers, there is a time and a place for it. Greg would probably work better with it, but I won’t rule it out.

If your interest is sparked and you’d like to try one of your own, you can purchase on Amazon and find out more on their website: http://wrapy.net

 

Gift Ideas for Newborn Twins

This list of Gift Ideas for Newborn Twins is my attempt at sharing things that my family has found beneficial in the first year of the girls’ lives. By no means am I an expert, and there are probably a ton of other awesome things twins parents could use – if so, I’d love to hear about them, too! (This post contains affiliate links.)

gift ideas for newborn twins

After having two other kids, we thought we knew what to expect when preparing to welcome the twins home. In some ways, we were right…in other ways, we were way wrong! Luckily, I stumbled across a few great blog posts, Facebook sites, and was even gifted some of these things. After I’ve been asked a few times what beyond my thoughts on what you should add to a baby registry and what to give parents of newborns (TO HELP OUT!), I figured I’d collect my favorite twin products, too. Seriously, double the love does mean mom and dad are shelling out double the money, so some of these are going to be a bit costly – group gifts work, too! We can help a little along the way, right?

Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Twins Bassinet

double bassinet playpen

Hands down, this was my favorite gift that the group gave me at my sprinkle. We use it in the living room for quick naps and diaper changes. The shades made it awesome to pull the girls out on the porch to enjoy some sun, too. When they got too heavy for the bassinets (at about 9.5 months / 14 pounds or so), we took the bassinets down and let them loose in the playard. There’s ample space for two girls and a gazillion toys. This item is available from Graco and on Amazon.

Twin Baby Carrier

twin baby carrier
(And hello, Anne Geddes!)

I loved my Weego Twin Baby Carrier, but once the girls started gaining weight, it was nearly impossible to hold them for long. My back just wouldn’t take it. More often than not, you’d find us with two ring slings. One for each parent, or one parent wearing both (Greg was so much better at that). If I were to invest again, I’d like go for something like the Twingaroo because there’s so much it can do. I haven’t worn one, but from what I hear, it’s awesome. (You can wear both on the front when they are wee, like above; but take it apart and wear one on the front and one on the back. You know. For times when you don’t feel like using ALL your super powers and relying on ring slings to do the trick. Straps and buckles sometimes are a LIFESAVER for twin parents.)

Baby Trend Snap n’ Go Stroller System

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We’re still using this until we move to the convertible car seats (maybe stash away a Target or Amazon card now for this big purchase – we need four, so we’ve been saving any we get for this!). Literally, snap the carseats in and off you go. We bought ours second hand and the bottom netting is falling apart bad, but this stroller has been everywhere so we can’t complain. Check it out here: Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame

The Twin Z Pillow

twin z pillow

Whether or not mama is nursing, the TWIN Z Pillow will come in handy. Our girls LOVE to sit in it, but I love how helpful it is while nursing and Greg uses it for bottle feeds. Win, win.

Extra diapers

There are never enough size 2 and size 3 diapers given at baby showers. And pregnant mom has no desire to waddle into the store are return newborns to get a box of 3’s. Nope. Neither does the mom of 10 month olds. If the babies will be in cloth, grab some detergent (like our current favorite, Eco Sprout Laundry Detergent) for them. Heck, bonus points for giving some free and clear detergent for all of the babies’ new clothes everyone else is sure to give! (Clothes are AWESOME, but there are some staples we need, too!) 😉

Other Goodies

Small things that make a big difference include:

  • Bottles and a drying rack
  • Socks – we can never find four at a time
  • Swaddles (I can’t speak enough about muslin blankets like these ones from aden + anais)
  • Burp cloths
  • Dishwasher detergent and/or dish soap (consider ordering from our Norwex Rep!)
  • Grocery gift cards (then they can get diapers, formula, baby food pouches – them things are expensive but SO easy for feeding! – as they are needed later on down the road)
  • Babysitting service for a date night at 3 months, 6 months and just before the year (or more if you can really handle multiples!)

Ok, twin moms! What did I miss? What do you think about my list of gift ideas for newborn twins? Please share and tell me below. If I have tried it, I’ll add to this list. If I haven’t, I’d love to test new things out.