1. Set up the twins’ cribs safely.
2. Bathe both babies at the same time.
3. Feed them together.
4. Tell babies apart by their belly buttons.
5. If their belly buttons are too similar, tell them apart with a bold onesie set.
There are so many onesie sets for twin babies — they’ll help you to tell them apart and keep track of who is who, but a warning: they may make your babies Instagram famous.
6. Fashion a quick bottle stand for independent feeding.
If you need a quick hands-free feeding moment (or 10), roll up a swaddle blanket and secure with a hair tie to create a “bottle stand” for babies who are eating in a swing or rocker. The bottle gets propped, and as long as they’re not too fidgety, it should stay in place.
7. Feed them hands-free in their car seats.
If you have no choice but to get into the car with hungry twins, these bottle slings ($37) are a perfect mealtime hack for car seats. The bottle won’t fall out of their hands, the babies can pause to chat to each other and go right back to eating, and you don’t have to worry about dangerously scraping the back seat floor to look for a lost bottle while a baby screams behind you.
8. Make tummy time and relaxation easy for both babies and mama.
The Twin Z Pillow makes putting even the smallest of babies down to relax a breeze — it also acts as a double nursing pillow, a body pillow for mama, a secure surface for some tummy time, and more!
9. Take both babies shopping with ease.
To take both kiddos out to the grocery store without having to wheel around a huge two-kid cart, invest in a Buggy Bench that attaches to the inside of the cart and can be used once your tots are sitting up.
10. Feed both babies at once no matter where they are.
Whether they’re in their high chairs, cribs, swings, or car seats or hanging out on a play mat, the Podee ($11) allows them to eat on their own and gives you a bit of “me time” to do whatever your mama heart desires.
11. Push both babies in a swing at once.
12. Attach strollers to make afternoon walks manageable.