My Toddler Twins Must Haves

I thought it was well past time to do another must haves list. I’ve looked back on my newborn list for twins to reminisce & have shared it with multi-momma-to-be friends too. Here’s my favorites for Zach & Lucy from the past couple of months.

Feeding

If you’re still nursing like I continue to do {yay you & us!}, some of the newborn list still applies like a good pump for working moms, nursing pads & the twin version of the mybrest friend pillow. I continue to use the Gerber 9oz bottles to pump into & couldn’t go without mini packit coolers for storing my pumped milk while at & on my way home from work.

Around 11-12 months, Zach & Lucy said goodbye to our beloved bottles. We had a mix of 9oz tommee tippee, 5 oz Medela, & 5 & 9 oz Gerber bottles. I discovered 5 oz bottles will hold almost 6 oz filled so that’s what we used for almost a year. I’d heard to buy a few of multiple kinds of sippy cups because it can be a tough transition & kiddos can be picky. {Aside: we’d tried water or water/apple juice in starter sippys beginning around 8 months with little success.} Zach likes ones with handles.

Nuby Sippy

His favorite are these Nuby ones. Lucy isn’t as picky, so we have a mix of non-handled ones in her daycare milk rotation too.

When they started really eating solids, I purchased some waterproof big bibs online & from Target & Walmart. The bumkins ones have held up better than the others.

Munchin snack cups are toddler stand bys.

Nana, Lucy & Zach & their snack cup

Snack took precedence with Lucy & Zach over Nana Sunday afternoon.

We agree. I have 4 & at least 2 are in the dish washer at any one time.

We love our Fisher Price space saver high chairs. They fit securely in our regular dining room chairs & Lucy & Zach eat at the table with us.
Lucy & Zach in their high chairs

Clearly they’re fans too.

Clothing

We tend to return again & again to Carter’s {from their outlet, Target & Costco}, Target’s Circo line & the Children’s Place for our daycare & play staples. I love the quality of Gymboree & GAP Kids when they’re having sales & those are brands I look for first while consignment shopping.

For pjs, I’m a bit of a mixed bag, & I’d say our must haves would include both cotton zippered & snap long-sleeve {mostly} footed pajamas as well as Old Navy two-piece ones. Zippers are quick & snaps work well for getting-to-the-diaper-while-keeping-toddler-dressed for cooler nights, & we like the two piece short sleeve {& some shorts} for mix & match as well as heavy drooling/vomit nights.

I’d be remiss if I left Halo sleep sacks off this list. We love them in both cotton & fleece. Lucy & Zach are about to outgrown the size mediums & we’ve added the larges into rotation while I’m stocking up on XLs for this fall & winter.

Leaving The Nest

We received a Baby Jogger City Mini for Christmas. It stays in the van because we use it that often: for fitness walks & strolls, shopping trips, at the beach.

I also keep one of our Ergo carriers in the van. It continues to work great for grocery or Target shopping with a sleeping toddler.

When Lucy & Zach aren’t in either of the above, we put them in shopping carts with one of our cart covers.
Zach & Lucy in shopping cart/restaurant cover

The covers we received at showers are adaptable for restaurant high chairs too.

Toys

There are so many toy options for toddlers. These are a few of my duo’s favorites. {All links unaffiliated from Amazon.}

Standing toys

Zach & Lucy with standing toy

From their birthday, playing with their ball table before school.

When they first began to pull up, we bought them the Bright Stars ball table. At the time, their hands were too small to palm the balls. Now they’re clanging the balls together & fetching them across the room.¬†Lucy & Zach also have the Fisher Price laugh & learn kitchen. We don’t travel without either of these two.

Push toys

Lucy & Zach with push toys

We have three different types of push toys & Lucy & Zach rotate their current obsession between the Fisher Price Little People ride on car, Playskool walk n ride {Lucy loves pushing it now!}, & Fisher Price beginnings activity walker. Our walker, Zach, also loves the corn popper.

Books

Pawpaw reading Lucy Goodnight Owl

Pawpaw reading to Lucy last Sunday morning.

We have future books nerds on our hands. This could not make my momma heart any happier. This week, we’ve read Owl Babies, Little Blue Truck, Goodnight Owl, Five Little Monkeys, Good Night, Little Bear & Pookie a thousand times. I’d recommend board books for toddlers. We know mine are getting a new tooth when they start choosing on a book & ones without flaps have survived the best.

Teething

Sophie the giraffe is one of the few items we have 2 of & for good reason! They are beloved. Lucy also favors our Green Sprouts cornstarch teether. And we keep basic rings on hand too.

That’s it off the top of my head for now. Let me know if you think my list misses something your toddler loves. I’d also love to hear what we might want/need for our next stage.

6 comments

  1. seussgirl says:

    I loved the Baby Bjorn plastic catcher bibs: so much easier to keep clean than the plastic/fabric waterproof ones. Maybe they’re better now, but ours would always get a stench that wouldn’t come out.
    When you transition to straw cups, Dr. Brown brushes are a lifesaver for keeping them clean.
    Enjoy this stage!

    • Suz says:

      Those baby bjorn bibs have been on my wish list for a long time. I need to finally hit buy on amazon because you’re right, the fabric/plastic ones are getting kinda gross! Thanks!

  2. Your babies are just adorable and I love their names!! My b/g twins turn 6 months tomorrow, so this list is right up our alley. :) Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jess @HungryHarps recently posted..#GetHimFed Fridays #4

    • Suz says:

      Thanks Jess! Hope this list helps! Happy 6 months to your littles. I’m looking forward to trying some of those recipes from your blog ~ I have my eye on your peanut butter dip!

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  4. The Funster says:

    Suz,
    your babies are so cute! I have two girls and your list has been very helpful especially teething! Thanks for the information and great post!
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