Multiples CribSheet - Winter 2018
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Join our Multiples list at
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www.lucieslist.com
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*Twins-specific items are denoted by bold-face type
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Recommended Places to Register:
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-- BabyList
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-- Amazon
For more details, please reference the
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-- TargetMultiples Registry Narrative!!
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ItemRecommended Brand(s)PriceTerm of UseNotes
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1. Car Seats and Strollers
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Infant Car Seat -- you'll need 2 (obviously)
$ - Cosco Light 'N Comfy$80 x20-12 MonthsInexpensive and lightweight; good for travel.
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$ - Safety 1st onBoard 35or Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360$130/$169 x2[ALL]Another inexpensive and lightweight seat that's good for preemies, but also not widely compatible with twin strollers.
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$$ - Britax B-Safe 35orBritax B-Safe Ultra$169/$202 x2Excellent safety features for the money -- compatible with Britax and BOB strollers and some others
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$$ - Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite$153 x2Lots of features that will make life easy for MOMs, such as a no re-thread harness; hit or miss stroller compatibility.
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These are all seats that ACTUALLY fit preemies
$$ - Chicco KeyFit 30Highly Recommended$199 x2Top Pick #1 for Twins: compatible with most strollers, comes with infant insert and rated "Best Overall Infant Car Seat" by CR.
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due to low weight and shoulder harness positions.
$$$ - Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30Highly Recommended$250 x2A great option for twins. Can customize colors; like the Keyfit, compability with LOTS of upscale twin strollers such as Bumbleride.
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*Read more here.$$$ - UPPAbaby Mesa$300 x2A great car seat for twins -- very easy to install, compatible with UPPAbaby Vista, but not many others.
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$$$ - Nuna PIPA$300 x2A Euro seat, great for twins with loads of safety features, incl'd load leg. Should fit most Maxi-Cosi stroller adapters.
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$$$ - Peg Perego Prima Viaggio 4-35$300 x2Lots of safety features, but not compatible with many fave twin strollers -- more stroller options in Europe.
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$$$ - Cybex Aton QLuxe Pick$300 x2
Takes extra measures when it comes to safety, including Linear Side-Impact Protection (LSP) system; great for use in taxis and Ubers using European Belt Path.
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Infant Car Seat BaseSame as car seat brand$35-$100+ (x2)0-12 MonthsEach infant seat comes with 1 base. Get an extra base per baby for 2nd vehicle, if needed.
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Car Seat Accessories$ - Car Sun Shades$11 2pkIf your car doesn't have any, cling on so they don't fall off with every door slam.
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One per baby.$ - Mamas and Papas Activity Spiral $14 x2Many different types, works on any "bar"
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$ - Sassy Go Go Bugs$15 x20+Great for car seat bar or velcro on wrist while out so toy doesn't drop
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$ - Lamaze Freddy the Firefly$15 x2Great for toys on the go can clip on to a car seat, stroller, highchair, etc,
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Twin Frame Stroller$ - Baby Trend Double Snap N GoFave #2$90 0-12 MonthsLightest of these frames strollers at 18 lbs. Easy to fold, but takes up more space in trunk.
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[to hold infant car seats only]$$ - Joovy Twin Roo PlusFave #1$129 Our favorite twin frame stroller: good maneuverability, shorter length (vs. Baby Trend), fits better in small trunks.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Maxi Cosi Dana For 2$399 0-4+Only double umbrella stroller that can take two car seats, but must be Maxi-Cosi brand. Can be used from birth (as travel system).
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Full-Size Strollers
$ - Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lighweight Double
Economy Pick$199 A budget stroller that isn't skimpy on features; good for travel.
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*Read more here.$ - Contours Options EliteEconomy Pick$339 0-4+ YearsTakes 2 infant car seats at the same time. 7 seating configurations. Folds with both seats attached. Inexpensive but VERY heavy!!
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$$ - Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double
Fave for all-around use$580 [ALL]Can take 2 infant prams (but not 2 car seats) - great lightweight(ish), all-terrain for for those in urban environments. Quick fold.
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$$$ - Valco Baby Neo TwinFave for car trips, travel$649
Only takes 1 car seat, but seats recline flat so works for babies from day one; we love it because it's SOOOOO lightweight and easy to get in and out of trunk!
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$$$ - Baby Jogger City Select
Fave for spaciousness, flat terrain
$699
Takes 2 infant seats, LOTS of seating configs, very spacious for kids; but longer and harder to maneuver (in hills, etc), must remove 2nd seat to fold.
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$$$ - Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X
Add Toddler Seat for twins & toddler
$699
Seats recline to a flat position so babies can ride from day one; also takes one car seat. Toddler seat (sold separately) can be added for an older child.
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$$$ - Mountain Buggy Duet V3Fave for urban and all-terrain$729 Heavy-duty, all-terrain capabilities. Takes 2 car seats at the same time. Extremely narrow. Very versatile.
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$$$ - Bumbleride Indie TwinFave for all-terrain$769 Luxurious, all-terrain twin stroller. Will take 2 car seats, not too heavy, GREAT features. This + Maxi-Cosi car seats is a fave twin combo.
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$$$$ - UPPAbaby VistaFave for urban places$1,109 Takes 2 car seats or 2 bassinets. Wonderful features and ride. This, with UB Mesa car seats is another twin fave combo.
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$$$$ - Bugaboo Donkey$1,804 Comes as a complete "twin" package. Can take 2 car seats or 2 bassinets. Double rear-facing; can reduce to a single width stroller.
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2. Baby Carriers
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Newborn Carriers (Qty 1 or 2)$ - Boba Wrap$40 8-35 lbsCan wear newborn twins in one wrap until 15lbs each -- intricate tying involved, takes practice.
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Possible to tandem wear as newborns$$ - Baby K'tan$50 8-35 lbsCan wear newborn twins together until 15 lbs each, but NO intricate tying involved.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Nesting Days$98 8-18 lbsCan wear with newborn twins until combined weight of 18 lbs.
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Tandem Carriers (Qty 1)$$$ - Twingaroo$160 10-35 lbsBetter for tandem carrying. Cannot be used as two separate carriers -- best for 2:1 situation.
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$$$ - Weego$169 3 lbs +Made for preemies, wear both babies in front with no tying neccesary. Short lifespan - until approx. 5-6 months.
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*Read more here.$$$$ - TwinGoHighly Recommended$214 10- 40 lbsOur favorite; versatile options - great for passionate babywearers, can be used as a single or double.
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3. Bouncers and Swings
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Bouncers (Qty 1 or 2)$ - Fisher Price Baby Bouncer$31 x20-6 MonthsOur budget-friendly pick - Space saving, and easy to move.
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*Read more here.$$ - Tiny Love Travel Bouncer$79 x20-6 MonthsBasic no fuss bouncer/seat. Perfect for small spaces or for travel
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$$ - Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker/NapperHighly Recommended$79 x20-6 MonthsMultitasker! Rocker/bouncer, feeder, and bassinet
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"Fancy" Bouncers$$$ - BabyBjorn Balance$199 x20-2 YearsLooks great, baby learns how to make the bouncer rock w/ her own movements, can be used as a seat up to 2 yrs.
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are all great looking.$$$$ - Bloom Coco Lounger$200 x20-5 MonthsVery modern design -- many to choose from. The "Go" organic lunger collapses for easy travel.
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$$$$ - Nuna Leaf Curv$229 x20-3 YearsAlso great looking, organic cotton; the motion continues for two minutes with one push; can be used as toddler/child seat.
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Swings & Hybrids$ - Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play$89 0-6 MonthsA MUST-HAVE for every new parent. It's like a bouncer/bassinet that's off the ground -- and so easy to move around.
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*Register for one per baby only open one until
$$ - Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker$114 0-6 MonthsSwing & rocker in one -- takes up a little more space than others listed here.
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you know you will need both.$$$ - Graco Gliding Swing$129 0-6 MonthsBouncer and Swing in one with soothing vibration -- very well-liked, takes up much less floor space.
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$$$ - Fisher-Price Cradle 'n Swing$159 0-6 MonthsThe go-to infant swing, can buy this used on Craigslist and such.
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*Read more here.$$$$ - 4moms mamaRoo$219 0-6 Months
Moves in 3D just like mom's arms. Space Saver 1/2 size of traditional swings. Rockaroo cheaper version and even smaller (1/4 the size of traditional swings).
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4. Bath Time
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Infant Tub - bathe one baby at a time
$ - First Year's "blue tub"$19 0-12 MonthsFor newborns (0-5 months), you can also get the Tummy Tub or the Puj Tub.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Boon Naked Collapsible Tub$60 0-12 MonthsA stylish, collapsible tub.
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Hooded Towels (2+ each)Any0+ Months
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*Read more here.
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Wash Cloths (3+ each)Any0+ MonthsGet lots for daily wipe downs
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Soap/Shampoo$ - Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash$5 0+ MonthsFor "off" days - no rinse needed.
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*Read more here.$ - Johnson's Baby Shampoo$5 The classic stuff.
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$ - Babyganics Shampoo & Bodywash$9
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$$ - Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns
$12 Foamy, won't run into eyes, helps with cradle cap -- our favorite.
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$$$ - California Baby $21 The hippie stuff.
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5. Sleeping
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Temporary Crib$ - Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker/Napper$80 x20-6 MonthsMultitasker! Rocker/bouncer, feeder, and bassinet.
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- Qty 2, except items in bold
$ - Joovy Room2 Twin Nursery Center
$77 0-3 Years
Great basic bassinet with a moveable changing table for the first few months. Remove bassinet to have one large play pen. Perfect for your room or second floor.
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*Read more here.
$ - Graco Pack 'n Play w/ Twin Bassinet
$156 0-3 YearsPerfect for a twins bassinet for first few months, then converts to an extra large PNP; only con is sagging in the middle for heavier babies.
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$$ - Graco Travel Lite Crib$89 x20-3 Years
A smaller version of the PNP, so will take up less space than 2 full-sized. Great for travel or for higher order multiples. Stages that adjust from infant to toddler.
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For use in your bedroom until they
$$ - Arm's Reach Original Co-Sleeper Bassinet
$172 0-3 YearsBest bed sharing option, can also be used as a bassinet, and as a PNP.
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get older. You can mix and match the singles.
$$ - Baby Trend Twins Nursery Center
Highly Recommended$249 0-3 YearsComes with 2 indiviual removable bassinets (will not sag like the Graco), organizer and flip-away changing table, lots of bells and whistles.
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$$ - Romp & Roost Dividable Play Yard
$239 0-3 YearsBreathable, removable divider for seperate sleep spaces or one play space. Not raised up. Great grandparent or second floor option.
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$$$$ - Halo Bassinest$249 x20-6 MonthsA swiveling bassinet/sidecar co-sleeper; great for C-section moms. Need two (one at each side of the bed) - or can mix and match.
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$$$$ - Halo Twin Bassinet $449 0-6 MonthsA swiveling bassinet/sidecar co-sleeper that fits twins; great for C-section moms.
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Swaddles$ - Summer Infant SwaddleMe Pod$20 (2 pk)5-10 lbsStarts at 5lbs. Perfect for preemies, very snug, allows baby's arms to be up or down at sides.
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$ - Halo SleepSack Fleece - Preemie$20 0-4 MonthsComes in Preemie, Small & Medium; 3-way adjustable swaddle: arms in, arms near face, and arms out.
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Get at least 2 per baby.$$ - Miracle Blanket$24 x40-4 MonthsPut arms in holes, then roll baby up; very snug.
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$$ - Woombie Swaddler$29 x 45-13 lbsSnug, yet stretchy, zip-up suit; great for swaddle busters; snug around neck.
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*Read more here.
$$$ - Summer Infant SwaddleMe Original Swaddle
$39 (2 pk)0-4 MonthsHas velcro closers; can be worn with arms in or out. Comes in Preemie, Small & Medium.
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$$$$ - Little Lotus Swaddles$150 (2 pk)0-4 MonthsArms stay very snug and hips are free; easy to change diapers.
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Crib$ - Ikea Gulliver Crib$ 99 x20-3 YearsGreat price for getting multiples of. Simple, sturdy design. Converts to toddler bed.
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* Need 2 (in the long term) - Read more here.
$ - Union 4-in-1 Convertible Crib$ 109 x2Multiple colors (options, my friend), great price. Converts to toddler bed.
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Crib Mattresses$ - Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams$56 x20-3 YearsTop-rated budget mattress; nothing bad to say about this one.
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*See organic mattresses here.$$ - Sealy Baby Posturepedic$102 x2[ALL]High-quality, non-allergenic, made in the USA.
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Qty 2
$$$ - Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer
$197 x2One side is firm for infants; flip it over for softer "toddler" side.
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$$$$ - Newton Crib Mattress$300 x2Breathable, totally washable and recyclable.
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Waterproof Mattress Cover x2 ea$ - American Baby Organic$20 x2Our favorite organic, waterproof mattress cover.
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$ - Carter's Keep Me Dry Quilted Crib Pad
$21 x20-3 YearsSimple waterproof crib mattress pad holds up well over time.
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Crib Sheets (2 or 3 ea)QuickZip Crib Sheet Setor Any$35 0-3 YearsA must-have for quick, middle-of-the-night sheet changes.
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**Crib BumperBreathable Bumper$27 5-12 Months**Not needed until about 5 months; please see note on SIDS here.
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BlanketsSome Favorites:0+ Months
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hospital with several receiving blankets.$ - Hudson Baby Blanket$9 A cute, awesome, and affordable blanket.
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