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Going to be a mum to 2 babies...!
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Littlemeandmine · 11/03/2021 07:17

Hello all,

So we've just found out we are going to be parents again (our baby is 5 months old! We are super excited and genuinely thrilled.

The dates work out that our next baby will be born 2 weeks after our first turns 1.

It's all quite a minefield though in terms of products/ Prams / tips ect.

Please could people recommend the best double pram? Also any tips you may have and other product ideas for mums with two babies.

Thank you so much x Lou x

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troppibambini6 · 12/03/2021 21:20

Hi congratulations Thanks
I had exactly the same gap with 3rd and 4th babies.
I had the bugaboo donkey but to be honest it was a bit of a pain because I was in and out of the car a lot doing school and nursery runs and it had to be taken apart and rebuilt every time. It might be better if you walk a lot and don't need to take it up and down all the time.
The best thing I did when they were babies was to get them on the same nap schedule so every day I had two hours to spend with my preschooler in the afternoon or a rest if she was at nursery.
They are 6 and 7 and they are so so close now.

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Spottysausagedogs · 13/03/2021 12:35

Hi, slightly different but mum of twins here. Congtatulations you will have loads of fun and great times ahead. You might find it helpful to join some twin parenting forums and have a good read of some of the tips on there for mums of newborn twins with an older child. I would maybe just lurk and not post though as I'm not sure but they might get sniffy and start a debate over twins versus 2 similar in age and thats just not helpful! 🤦🏼‍♀️
But I'd say its all about lowering your expectations and standards, trying to let yourself off the hook as much as possible and letting go of the details as it can quickly become overwhelming to try to do everything and be superwoman.
Always always choose function over form for anything you buy. Dont bother about how something looks, you just want things to work properly and quickly and make your life easier.
I discovered baby led weaning after taking all the time with making purees from scratch and sitting spoon feeding my eldest. I just didn't have time for that with the twins! BLW consisted of me just throwing the baby friendly bits of our family meals onto their high chair trays and letting them do as they pleased, it was the only way it was doable really.
As for the pram situation, I think I would try babywearing initially with the newborn and carry on with your current single for the older one. Double prams are so huge and unwieldy it would be better to try and never actually use one at all 😅 but having said that mountain buggy do a fairly slim compact one if you decide to go that way... I'll try and find the product name they came out with a new one in the last couple of years that looked lovely

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Spottysausagedogs · 13/03/2021 12:39

Its the mountain buggy nano duo. I never had one but wished I had, it looked a lot more lightweight and easier to handle. I had the duet which you can get newborn bassinet for but wow it just wasn't worth the hassle getting it in and out of the car all the time. Good luck! Life with little ones same age gets easier over time, mine are 4 now and best friends, my eldest is only 3 years older and all same gender so activities are always easy to arrange

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Orchidflower1 · 22/03/2021 16:11

You may well want to invest in a sling/ carrier if you haven’t already. I found it really helpful putting the smaller one in that if I was busy doing things like nappy changes, playing a game, bathing the bigger one.

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