An Updated Twin Registry

Now that we are two months into having our twins home, I wanted to take a look back at my registry list and revise it to help out MoMs. The items that are in bold are items that you should definitely have. The other items are good to have, but not necessary to start with. I would also highly suggest looking at my “New Mom’s Must-Have List” for the items that she needs to have when coming home from the hospital.

Updated Twin Registry - DoyleDispatch.com

Disposable Items

  • Diapers: preemie and newborn sizes (Keep in package, and you can return if the sizes are wrong.)
  • Wipes: any and a lot (We went with the Costco size box of them to start.)
  • Laundry detergent: Dreft or All Free and Clear
  • Vaseline (If you are having a boy that will be circumcised, this is required along with gauze.)
  • Aquaphor healing ointment
  • Shampoo/baby wash combo
  • Baby powder
  • Baby lotion (It’s good to have a regular one and a stronger one for those tough flakes)
  • Diaper cream: Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
  • Tylenol Infant Drops
  • Gas relief drops
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Saline spray
  • Disposable changing pads: blue pads from the pet store for pet training (We use these over our changing pad and changing pad cover. It’s so much easier to change this than the pretty changing pad cover!)
  • Nipple cream: Lanolin, Boob Ease, or Bella B Nipple Nurture Butter
  • Breast pads: disposable or (my favorite) Philips Avent washable nursing pads, Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads, and LilyPadz
  • Trash bags for diaper pail
  • Milk storage bags

Bath and Safety

  • Thermometer
  • Brush/comb (to stimulate the skin and help combat cradle cap)
  • Nasal bulb syringe (Just take the one from the hospital… it’s there for you anyway.)
  • Washcloths x8-12
  • Bath tub: 4Moms Infant Tub (not needed right away, as you won’t bathe your baby for a few weeks)
  • Nail clipper/emory board
  • Car mirrors x2
  • Hooded towels x2-4
  • Bath seat for adults
  • Suds and sun visor

Feeding Time

  • Bibs
  • Bottles x6 of small size: Avent Natural and Medela Calma (Only get one or two of each kind until you know what kind your babies like)
  • Double nursing pillow: “My Breast Friend” and “Twin Z Pillow”
  • Nursing pillow cover x2
  • Burping pads x24-30 (We probably have about 30-40 burp cloths, but we have also had a few days where every.single.one is dirty, even when we’ve done laundry every day. Babies are messy!)
  • Bottle brush and sanitizing kit (You can use dish soap and boiling water to start with.)
  • Hospital-grade breast pump: Medela Symphony (Insurance should cover this for most women)
  • Nursing cover with boning
  • Bottle drying rack: Boon Grass Drying Rack
  • Dishwasher basket for feeding accessories x2
  • Double-feeding seat: “Table for Two”

Nursery

  • Crib Sheets x4-6
  • Diaper caddy x2 (One is needed for the nursery, and at least one other diaper area with supplies.)
  • Video baby monitor: Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor with 3.5″ Color Screen and Wireless Camera with Pan, Tilt & Zoom and 2 cameras – MBP36
  • Crib mattress x2 (Just make sure it is something firm.)
  • 2 dust ruffles (You can see my DIY crib skirts here.)
  • Changing pad
  • Changing pad covers x2 (See my note from the Disposable section about the puppy training pads.)
  • Diaper pail: Ubbi (We LOVE this thing!)
  • Wipe warmer (We NEVER thought we would want this, but it was quite necessary.)
  • White noise machine: Homemedics SoundSpa Sound Machine (We have this thing constantly going when the babies are asleep.)

Large Items

  • Cribs x2
  • Car seats x2: Maxi Cosi Mico AP (Just make sure the car seats fit in your car so you can comfortably sit in the front. We didn’t check this, and it was a costly mistake… a new car costly mistake.)
  • Extra car seat bases x2
  • Double stroller: Baby Jogger City Select Double
  • Bouncy seat (We got a free one from a neighbor)
  • Swing/Jumper/Exersaucer: 4Moms Mamaroo
  • Highchairs x2
  • Pack N Play: S1 by Safety 1st Satellite Premier Play Yard in Kensington (We bought 2 of these- one for our room as a crib for the first couple of weeks after coming home from the hospital and one for the living room.) and Nuna Sena (for travel)

Other

  • Square Swaddle Blankets x12: Aden and Anais
  • Assorted blankets: flannel, jersey knit, gauze, cotton
  • Swaddle Sacks: Swaddle Me and Woombie
  • Diaper Bag: Ju Ju Be BFF
  • Pacifiers x4 (Just use the ones from the hospital at first. Make sure that they are completely rounded to avoid nipple confusion.)
  • Soothers/Teething rings x2
  • Play mat
  • Bumbo seat with tray x2
  • Babywearing wrap: Moby and sling
  • Car seat protection x4 (We wanted these for both of our cars.)
  • “Mommy Hook:” to attach to the stroller for carrying extra bags
  • Play toys for carseat handle
  • Button tunic shirts in size 0-3
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Comments

  1. Dory – love your list update, but I have to disagree with a couple items: Aquaphor (I swear this stuff is magical) and diaper rash cream were a must in our home from day one. Also, I must have had 100 bibs (handmade, absorbant and doubled as burpcloths) and washcloths (great for freshening up post spit-up neck funk and other quick clean-ups jobs) and utilized the heck out of them (I was unable to nurse, so it was bottles w/bibs from the beginning).
    Glad the white noise machine made your list of must-haves. My boys are four and a half and still use it.
    Love following along on your journey. It brings back so many memories of when my guys were newborns.

    • Hey Margie! Thanks so much for your thoughts as well! We have been lucky and haven’t had the need for Aquaphor or diaper rash cream. We do have them, but since we haven’t had to pull them out yet (knock on wood), I left them off of our list. I know that day will come, though!

      We have recently started using bibs more often, as we realized we were doing so many “costume changes” because of our messy eaters. We had just used lots and lots of burp cloths before now.

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