Parents of multiples need a lot of stuff to make it through the baby years and beyond. When looking for the best baby gifts for twins, triplets or quads remember it’s not just about doubling the baby gear; it has to be about convenience; these busy mamas and daddy’s need to do double the work in half the time, (or less.) The best baby gifts will help these sleep-deprived adults function more efficiently. Offering to help and following through will make a world of difference. Stepping in to do laundry, cleaning, yard work or running errands can make bring tears of joy to a parent of multiples.
Diapers. After physical help, diapers are the next best gift for multiples. The statistics are truly staggering; one tiny infant can go through up to ten diapers a day, multiply that by the number of babies, make room for errors such as changing the same child twice and you wind up with a whopping bill for a necessity. Consider purchasing a case of diapers, along with baby wipes, air freshener and trash bags as a practical gift. Since children grow at a rapid rate, perhaps by a size or two larger for the parents to stash away.
Bouncer Seats. Give parents a way to keep multiple children happy. There are double and triple bouncers available, but two or more single bouncers can be the best baby gift for parents of multiples. The babies can sit securely while mom attends to another child or brushes her own hair for a moment. Fisher Price offers a free standing baby bouncer complete with toys and vibrating motion for under $25.
Baby Monitor. There is a certain kind of stress that comes from having multiple babies. Carrying them for months in utero, delivery, possible complication and health concerns, all combined with lack of sleep can make for nervous parents. Make life easier by purchasing a baby gift that can help put their minds at ease. Baby monitors come in several price ranges. Look for a quality unit that will by pass household interference and random cell phone conversations. The option of having a light only when the babies cry, will allows the mom to carry on without having to listen in on every turn and snore.
Moby Wrap. This is one of the best baby gifts for parents of twins. These soft carriers are simple to figure out, have no snaps or buckles and they are comfortable wear. Twins are used to sharing space. Keep them happy by allowing them to snuggle securely next to mom or dad. Easy care, the Moby Wrap is machine washable, so consider purchasing two. One can serve as the back-up carrier or delegated to a family member who is helping out.
Dad Bag. Diaper bags have come a long way, baby. One of the best baby gifts for parents of multiples is a dad bag to help even the load. Available as a messenger bag, or as sturdy backpack with lots of handy features and manly colors these bags can help the new mom delegate the chore of lugging multiple gear around along with the multiple babies. The Camo Diaper Dude or the DadGear backpack are fine models.