When I first had the girls and was struggling to keep up with the laundry, cleaning, and other household chores as well as play and take care of the girls; Joel would tease and ask when do you think they can start helping. 🙂 He was only kidding at the time. The girls are now 4 months shy of turning 3 and the idea of appropriate chores has crossed my mind a few times. Not because I am lazy and do not want to clean my own house but because they like to help and they need to learn responsibility. So we have started giving the girls tasks to do around the house, while I am cleaning or cooking. It gives them something to do and they like that they are helping us. Here are a few things that my 2 1/2 year old twins do for “chores”:
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In the first year there are a few things that made life a little easier for me. Having a baby is not easy and having two is certainly not any easier. So having gadgets or items that make life easier through those tired beginning stages of parenthood, is certainly worth having. This post is based on the things I found most important during the first year of my girls’ lives. document.write(unescape(“%3Ca%20href%3D%22 http%3A//www.thecutestblogontheblock.com%22%20target%3D%22blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20 src%3D%22http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/find-joy-in-the-journey-now-free-blog-button.png%22%20border%3D%220%22%20/%3E%3C/a%3E”));
#9 Boppy Pillows
The twin nursing pillow is important for tandem nursing. It is large enough to hold both babies while the mother is nursing.
#8 Baby Carriers
#7 Extra Car Seat Bases
#6 Dual Camera Baby Monitor
#5 Twin Bassinet Pack-N-Play
#4 Breast Pump
The breast pump was something valuable during the first few months as a new mom. The girls were preemies and unable to nurse. Many moms use the breast pump to increase their production of breast milk. It also allows for you to store breast milk for later times. Medela was the top brand after I had the girls. I rented one from the hospital. It worked much better than the one I had purchased. Hospitals will rent the machines, you will have to purchase any pieces that touch you. But it is a less expensive way to use an expensive pump.
#3 Double Frame Stroller
This stroller made my life so much easier after I had the girls. I had registered for a double travel system which included a stroller. I received the stroller at one of my showers but it was too big for my car and too much for me to lift in and out when we went places. The double frame stroller is lightweight and collapses to a smaller, more car friendly, stroller. This may not seem like an important item but the stroller is something I used every time I left the house with the girls.
#2 Lifetime Cribs
#1 Table For Two – Feeding System
The Table For Two feeding system was something I found during my pregnancy. It was a must have that I recommend to moms having multiples. This table for two is designed so that you can bottle feed both baies at the same time. This was helpful when Joel fed the girls as well. The table for two is one of the more expensive items but worth every penny, in my opinion.
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I hope this can help any moms preparing to register for multiples. Good luck with your little ones!
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Book Two: THE COLOR OF DESTINY
Book Three: THE COLOR OF HOPE
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