Pregnant With Twins

Registry Checklist For Multiples

Baby stores have huge lists of things to buy — and none of them even address twins (or triplets or more!). Here’s what you really need for your multiples.

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Baby stores have huge lists of things to buy — and none of them even address twins (or triplets or more!). Here’s what you really need for your multiples.

Furniture/bedding
[ ] 
Cribs (your babies may be able to share in the beginning, but they start wriggling around pretty quickly, so 1 per baby)
[ ] Crib mattresses (1 per baby) and covers
[ ] 2–3 fitted crib sheets (per crib)
[ ] Dresser (depending on how many babies you have, you may be able to fit all of their stuff in 1 large dresser)
[ ] Changing table

Gear
[ ]
 High chairs (1 per baby)
[ ] Swing (buy 1 and see if you need more down the line)
[ ] Bouncer seat or rocker (you may be able to get away with having just 1 here, too)
[ ] Car seats (1 per baby/no skimping here!)
[ ] Car window shade
[ ] Stroller (choose one that can accommodate all of your babies)
[ ] Umbrella stroller (You only really need one stroller, but it’s good to also have an umbrella stroller for travel.)
[ ] Baby slings or carriers
[ ] Diaper bag
[ ] Changing mat (just get 1 of these)
[ ] Diaper pail and liner
[ ] Activity mat (get a big one that can accommodate all of your babies)

Safety/health
[ ]
 Baby monitor
[ ] Pacifiers
[ ] Thermometer
[ ] Nasal aspirator
[ ] Baby nail clippers
[ ] First-aid kit
[ ] Infant bathtub
[ ] 2 hooded bath towels per baby
[ ] 4 washcloths per baby
[ ] Baby shampoo and wash
[ ] Brush and comb set
[ ] Diaper rash cream
[ ] Diapers (start with at least 2 cases of newborn size)

Clothing
[ ]
 4–6 undershirts per baby
[ ] 4–6 receiving blankets per baby
[ ] 4–6 long-sleeved onesies per baby
[ ] 4 sleep sacks per baby
[ ] Caps/mittens

Feeding 
[ ] 
Breast pump
[ ] Multiples nursing pillow
[ ] 4–8 bibs per baby
[ ] Burp cloths
[ ] 10–16 bottles per baby (Seem like a lot? Babies go through these very quickly. You’ll be happy when you aren’t spending your days washing out plastic bottles.)
[ ] Insulated bottle tote
[ ] Bottle brush
[ ] Bottle sterilizer
[ ] Bottle warmers
[ ] Dishwasher caddy

Plus, more from The Bump:

The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Registry 101

By Excerpted from The Baby Bump, Twins and Triplets Edition