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Join our Multiples list at
MULTIPLES!
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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)
$ - Safety 1st onBoard 35 LTEconomy Pick$99x20-12 MonthsInexpensive and lightweight; good for travel.
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$ - Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360$154 x2[ALL]Another inexpensive and lightweight seat that's good for preemies, but also not widely compatible with twin strollers.
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$$ - Chicco KeyFit 30Highly Recommended$199 x2Top Pick #1 for Twins: compatible with most strollers, comes with infant insert and rated "Best Overall Infant Car Seat" by CR.
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$$ - Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite$219x2Lots 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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$$ - Britax B-Safe 35orBritax B-Safe Ultra$229/$249 x2Excellent safety features for the money -- compatible with Britax and BOB strollers and some others
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These are all seats that ACTUALLY fit preemies
$$$ - Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30Highly Recommended$249x2A great option for twins. Can customize colors; like the Keyfit, compability with LOTS of upscale twin strollers such as Bumbleride.
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due to low weight and shoulder harness positions.
$$$ - UPPAbaby Mesa$299x2A great car seat for twins -- very easy to install, compatible with UPPAbaby Vista, but not many others.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Nuna PIPA$299x2A 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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$$$ - Peg Perego Prima Viaggio 4-35$299x2Lots of safety features, but not compatible with many fave twin strollers -- more stroller options in Europe.
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Infant Car Seat BaseSame as car seat brand$35-$100+ (x2)0-12 MonthsEach infant seat comes with 1 base. Get an extra base per baby for 2nd vehicle, if needed.
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Car Seat Accessories$ - Car Sun Shades$12 2pkIf your car doesn't have any, cling on so they don't fall off with every door slam.
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One per baby.$ - Sassy Go Go Bugs$11 x20+Great for car seat bar or velcro on wrist while out so toy doesn't drop
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$ - Lamaze Freddy the Firefly$12 x2Great for toys on the go can clip on to a car seat, stroller, highchair, etc,
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$ - Mamas and Papas Activity Spiral $24x2Many different types, works on any "bar"
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Twin Frame Stroller$ - Baby Trend Double Snap N GoFave #2$82 0-12 MonthsLightest of these frames strollers at 18 lbs. Easy to fold, but takes up more space in trunk.
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[to hold infant car seats only] $$ - 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.
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Full-Size Strollers
$ - Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lighweight Double
Economy Pick$159 A budget stroller that isn't skimpy on features; good for travel.
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*Read more here.$ - 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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$$ - Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double
Fave for all-around use$539 [ALL]Can take 2 infant prams (but not 2 car seats) - great lightweight(ish), all-terrain for for those in urban environments. Quick fold.
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$$$ - Valco Baby Neo TwinFave for car trips, travel$599
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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$$$ - Peg Perego Book for Two
Narrow, lightweight & luxury features
$649
Can serve as double travel system using two Peg Perego car seats, up to 45 lbs per child; luxury features, only 29" wide (narrow), easy fold and self-standing.
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$$$ - Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X
Add Toddler Seat for twins & toddler
$689
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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$$$ - Baby Jogger City Select
Fave for spaciousness, flat terrain
$699
Takes 2 infant seats, LOTS of seating configs, very spacious for kids; but longer and harder to maneuver (in hills, etc), must remove 2nd seat to fold.
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$$$ - Mountain Buggy Duet V3Fave for urban and all-terrain$699 Heavy-duty, all-terrain capabilities. Takes 2 car seats at the same time. Extremely narrow. Very versatile.
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$$$ - Bumbleride Indie TwinFave for all-terrain$799 Luxurious, all-terrain twin stroller. Will take 2 car seats, not too heavy, GREAT features. This + Maxi-Cosi car seats is a fave twin combo.
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$$$$ - Nuna Demi Grow
Compact, convertible luxury stroller
$799
Luxurious, compact convertible stroller; Takes 2 car seats (Maxi Cosi and Nuna Pipa) and bassinets simultaneously. Drives like a single and maneuvers well.
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$$$$ - UPPAbaby VistaFave for urban places$969 Takes 2 car seats or 2 bassinets. Wonderful features and ride. This, with UB Mesa car seats is another twin fave combo.
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$$$$ - Bugaboo Donkey3 TwinSBS with rear-facing feature$ 1,179+Comes as a complete "twin" package. Can take 2 car seats or 2 bassinets. Double rear-facing; can reduce to a single width stroller.
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2. Baby Carriers
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Newborn Carriers (Qty 1 or 2)$ - Boba Wrap$39 8-35 lbsCan wear newborn twins in one wrap until 15lbs each -- intricate tying involved, takes practice.
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Possible to tandem wear as newborns$$ - Baby K'tan$49 8-35 lbsCan wear newborn twins together until 15 lbs each, but NO intricate tying involved.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Nesting Days$98 8-18 lbsCan wear with newborn twins until combined weight of 18 lbs.
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$$$ - Minimonkey TWIN$144 newborn-26 lbs
Babies are carried in M-Position with neck and back fully supported, comparable to the carrying way of a wrap. Waistband increases safety so babies don't fall out.
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Tandem Carriers (Qty 1)$$$ - Weego$169 3 lbs +Made for preemies, wear both babies in front with no tying neccesary. Short lifespan - until approx. 5-6 months.
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*Read more here.$$$$ - TwinGoHighly Recommended$214 10- 40 lbsOur favorite; versatile options - great for passionate babywearers, can be used as a single or double.
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3. Bouncers and Swings
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Bouncers (Qty 1 or 2)$ - Fisher Price Baby Bouncer$31 x20-6 MonthsOur budget-friendly pick - Space saving, and easy to move.
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*Read more here.$ - Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker$30 x20-toddler (40 lbs)Grows with your baby, can be used all the way through 40 lbs. Can be used as bouncer, "play" seat, and later a chair for a toddler.
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"Fancy" Bouncers$$$ - 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.$$$ - Bloom Coco Lounger$200 x20-5 MonthsVery modern design -- many to choose from. The "Go" organic lunger collapses for easy travel.
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$$$$ - Nuna Leaf Grow$289 x20-3 YearsAlso great looking, organic cotton; three recline positions: move up, down, and sway everywhere in between; can be used as toddler/child seat.
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"Hybrids"$$$ - Graco Duet Swing + Rocker$189 0-6 MonthsSwing & rocker in one -- takes up a little more space than others listed here.
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*Register for one per baby only open one until
$$$ - Graco Gliding Swing$129 0-6 MonthsBouncer and Swing in one with soothing vibration -- very well-liked, takes up much less floor space.
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you know you will need both.$$$ - 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.$$$$ - 4moms mamaRoo$219 0-6 Months
Moves in 3D just like mom's arms. Space Saver 1/2 size of traditional swings. Rockaroo cheaper version and even smaller (1/4 the size of traditional swings).
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4. Bath Time
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Infant Tub - bathe one baby at a time
$ - First Year's Newborn to Toddler Tub$19 0-12 MonthsFor newborns (0-5 months), you can also get the Tummy Tub or the Puj Tub.
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*Read more here.$$ - Munchkin Sit n Soak$30 0-12 MonthsNon slip, compact infant tub holds baby upright in a safe seated position
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Hooded Towels (2+ each)Any0+ Months
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*Read more here.
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Wash Cloths (3+ each)Any0+ MonthsGet lots for daily wipe downs
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Soap/Shampoo$ - Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash$5 0+ MonthsFor "off" days - no rinse needed.
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$ - Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo$5 Tear-free, paraben-free, organic. Smells nice.
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*Read more here.$ - Johnson's Baby Shampoo$9 The classic stuff.
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$$ - Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns
$13 Foamy, won't run into eyes, helps with cradle cap -- our favorite.
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$$$ - Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Baby Wash & Shampoo
$10 The hippie stuff.
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5. Sleeping
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Temporary Crib$$ - Graco Pack n Play On-the-Go$75 x20-6 MonthsMini pack 'n play; lightweight; easy to move around. Need two.
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$$ - Little Folks Twin EZ Fold Double Bassinet by Delta Children
$137 0-6 monthsDouble bassinet with mesh divider; on wheels to to roll from room to room or rotate at night. Lightweight and easy to fold; good for travel.
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- Qty 2, except items in bold$$$ - Joovy New Room2 Portable Playard +Joovy Room2 Twin Nursery Center$126 + $660-3 Years
Great basic bassinet with a moveable changing table for the first few months. Remove bassinet to have one large play pen. Perfect for your room or second floor.
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$$$ - Arm's Reach Mini Ezee 2-in-1 Co-Sleeper Bassinet
189 x20-3 YearsBest bed sharing option, can also be used as a bassinet, and as a PNP.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Graco Pack 'n Play w/ Twin Bassinet$239 0-3 YearsPerfect for a twins bassinet for first few months, then converts to an extra large PNP; only con is sagging in the middle for heavier babies.
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For use in your bedroom until they$$$$ - Baby Trend Twins Nursery CenterHighly Recommended$249 0-3 YearsComes with 2 indiviual removable bassinets (will not sag like the Graco), organizer and flip-away changing table, lots of bells and whistles.
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get older. You can mix and match the singles.
$$$$ - Romp & Roost Dividable Play Yard +Sheet & Divider$229 + $390-3 YearsBreathable, removable divider for seperate sleep spaces or one play space. Not raised up. Great grandparent or second floor option.
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$$$$ - Halo Bassinest$289 x20-6 MonthsA swiveling bassinet/sidecar co-sleeper; great for C-section moms. Need two (one at each side of the bed) - or can mix and match.
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$$$$ - Halo Twin Bassinest $484 0-6 MonthsA swiveling bassinet/sidecar co-sleeper that fits twins; great for C-section moms.
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Swaddles$ - Summer Infant SwaddleMe Pod$29 (2 pk)5-10 lbsStarts at 5lbs. Perfect for preemies, very snug, allows baby's arms to be up or down at sides.
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$ - Halo SleepSack Fleece - Preemie$21 0-4 MonthsComes in Preemie, Small & Medium; 3-way adjustable swaddle: arms in, arms near face, and arms out.
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Get at least 2 per baby.$$ - Miracle Blanket$21 x40-4 MonthsPut arms in holes, then roll baby up; very snug.
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$$ - Woombie Swaddler$29 x 45-13 lbsSnug, yet stretchy, zip-up suit; great for swaddle busters; snug around neck.
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*Read more here.$$$ - SwaddleMe Original Swaddle$23 (3 pk)0-4 MonthsHas velcro closers; can be worn with arms in or out. Comes in Preemie, Small & Medium.
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Crib$ - 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$ 119 x2Multiple colors (options, my friend), great price. Converts to toddler bed.
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Crib Mattresses$ - Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams$55 x20-3 YearsTop-rated budget mattress; nothing bad to say about this one.
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*See organic mattresses here.$$ - Milliard Dual Comfort Crib Mattress$79 x2[ALL]This is a neat mattress with two sides: a firm “infant” side for babes and a softer “toddler” side for a cozier night after the newborn weeks are past.
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Qty 2
$$ - Graco Premium Foam Crib & Toddler Mattress
$79 x2
You can use this mattress on the infant side and swap it to the toddler side later on, and it has a removable washable outer cover that’s also water-resistant.
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$$$ - Little Dreamer Crib Mattress from Moonlight Slumber
$196x2You can flip this crib mattress from infant (firm) mode to toddler (slightly less firm) mode in a jiffy when the time comes.
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$$$$ - Newton Crib Mattress$299 x2Breathable, totally washable and recyclable.
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Waterproof Mattress Cover x2 ea$ - American Baby Organic$29 x2Our favorite organic, waterproof mattress cover.
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$ - American Baby Company Waterproof Crib Cover
$16 x20-3 YearsSimple waterproof crib mattress pad holds up well over time.
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Crib Sheets (2 or 3 ea)QuickZip Crib Sheet Setor Any$45 0-3 YearsA must-have for quick, middle-of-the-night sheet changes.
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**Crib BumperBreathable Bumper$34 5-12 Months**Not needed until about 5 months; please see note on SIDS here.
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BlanketsSome Favorites:0+ Months
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hospital with several receiving blankets.$ - Hudson Baby Blanket$12 A cute, awesome, and affordable blanket.
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*Note: You will come home from the$$ - Aden+Anais muslin blankets$45 (3 pk)Soft, stretchy muslin blankets are perfect for swaddling and hot weather. A definite must-have.
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