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Christina Tinglof

Professional Twins Expert

Best Twin Baby Cribs & Best Twin Car Seats

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Moms expecting twins are always on the look out for anything that will make the first few years just a little bit calmer and more organized. After all, when you have two young infants, time is precious. From the latest in crib design and infant car seats to must-have nursing pillows and bottle holders, this list of Best of the Best Twin Essentials is sure to bring some peace and harmony to your nursery, allowing you a moment to take a deep breath and soak up the love. Now, if you could only get your babies on the same schedule, life would be sweet!

The Best of the Best:

Every mom expecting twins has a list of those essentials that she simply can’t live without. Cribs and car seats are two big ticket items that certainly top that list. Both need to be top rated for safety — that’s a given — and since the crib will undoubtedly be the focal point of the nursery, you’ll want it to be stylish, too. But it’s got to be smart on space since you’ll ultimately be needing two. A great car seat, on the other hand, needs to be light on its feet as you’ll be popping not one but two in and out of your car everyday. This list of the Best of the Best delivers on all accounts.

With advice on the best twin baby cribs and other best twin furniture and accessories, life may not be totally smooth but it will be a lot easier. Our experts suggest the best twin car seats, bassinets and other twin necessities.

Best Twin Essentials by Christina Tinglof

The Best You Can Get

  • Spindled Corner Crib by Baby Trilogy

    Christina says: Sure to be a show-stopper in any nursery, the stylish Spindled Corner Crib is actually pie-shaped, a design that does away with unneeded legroom. Place each wedge (sold separately) into a corner or push them together to form one semi-circle. Both options save on floor space over standard cribs. The only drawback? The cribs require pricey custom bedding (available from the manufacturer).

    • Solid hardwood construction
    • Two mattress adjustments
    • Variety of wood and paint finishes including unfinished to personally customize your nursery
    • Rolling casters for easy mobility
    • Available with or without canopy (un-canopied model folds up)
  • Annabelle Mini Crib by DaVinci

    Christina says: Smaller than most cribs on the market today (it’s only 42-inches wide), the Annabelle is another alternative for families wanting to save a bit of space in an already cramped nursery. As an added bonus, it converts to a toddler bed. And unlike other nursery cribs, your twins won’t quickly outgrow Annabelle’s sophisticated Mission-style design.

    • Four adjustable mattress heights to grow with your babies
    • Solid pine construction
    • Slimmer, space-saving design
    • Converts to twin-size toddler bed with optional kit
    • Mission-style design with several available finishes
  • Whitney Brothers Double Decker Crib

    Christina says: Think of this Double Decker crib as a bunk bed for your infant twins. With two sleeping compartments, one on top of the other, and only 38-inches wide, this crib is a must for the family tight on floor space (think urban apartment). Its clean, uncomplicated design will blend into nearly every nursery décor (although it does slightly resemble a train berth) and the optional crib drawer is great for storing extra gear and diapers.

    • Meets all Consumer Product Safety Commission crib safety requirements
    • High quality birch construction
    • Space-saving design
    • Ergonomically designed rails that slide easily up and down or lock in place
    • Optional crib drawer
  • Combi Connection LX Infant Car Seat

    Christina says: Never mind that this is one styling car seat, the Combi Connection LX is as light as a feather, a big plus in the eyes of any parent who has to tote around two at once! It’s ergonomically designed handle is easy on your arms, too. Another bonus is its narrow base, great for installing two into smaller cars. And with cool color choices like “mandarin,” “lemonade,” and “wasabi,” the Combi Connection LX has just made motherhood a bit hipper.

    • Five-point safety harness with buckle protector pad
    • “Mommy Lap” infant insert cradles and protects newborn’s head
    • Narrow base for easy auto installation
    • Adjustable canopy
    • Aircraft approved
  • Graco Snug Ride Car Seat

    Christina says: Top rated for ease of use and safety, no wonder the Graco Snug Ride is one of the most popular infant car seats on the market today. Great choice of colors and patterns as well as all the little extras like peek-a-boo canopy window and blanket flap raises the Snug Ride’s “wow” factor.

    • One of the top rated infant car seats by consumer magazines
    • Compatible with Graco snap n’ go stroller systems
    • Five-point safety harness with removable infant head and neck support
    • 180-degree adjustable canopy with peek-a-boo window
    • Removable all-weather boot for baby’s comfort and warmth

You will be happy with any of these

  • Graco Pack N’ Play with Twin Bassinet

    Christina says: I love this Pack N’ Play for its versatility — it’s two products in one. First, its extra large play area is roomy enough for two. But it’s the double bassinet inserts that makes this model stand out. It’s great for overnight visits to Grandma’s house as it eliminates the need to lug a second portable crib along. And what parent of twins wouldn’t like to downsize on equipment?

    • Wheeled bottom for easy mobility
    • Soft, quilted bumpers
    • Attachable dual canopies
    • Squeeze latch makes folding a breeze
    • Carrying bag included
  • VIVA! Breastfeeding Pillow

    Christina says: If you plan on breastfeeding your twins, the VIVA Breastfeeding Pillow holds the key to success — a roomy, elevated area so your twins have an easier time latching on (and staying put) and a back support pillow so you’ll be comfortable, too. And we all know that a happy mom means happy babies.

    • 2007 iParenting Best Product Award Winner
    • Inflatable (hand pump included) to customize support
    • Pinch-proof buckle
    • Machine washable fabric
    • Compact enough to fit in a diaper bag
  • Philips Avent iQ24 Sterilizer

    Christina says: When you have two mouths to feed simultaneously, it’s all about speed and volume. The Philips Avent iQ24 sterilizes up to six, nine-ounce bottles, the largest sterilizer on the market. It’s easy to use, too — always a welcome during a double three a.m. feeding.

    • Digital readout eliminates guesswork
    • Sterilizes bottles with steam in as little as six minutes
    • Two settings to keep bottles clean and sanitary for up to 24 hours
    • Also sterilizes pacifiers and breast pump equipment
    • Compact and lightweight
  • Sleepy Wrap Baby Carrier

    Christina says: At first glance, you might be skeptical that two infants could fit comfortably inside this baby carrier, but the Sleepy Wraps’ soft, high quality fabric stretches securely around both babies and never sags. Twins up to several months old will be blissfully lulled to sleep together while mom (finally) has her hands free. It’s far superior to those cumbersome twin carriers out there.

    • One size fits all
    • Safe for infants (even preemies)
    • No annoying buckles, belts or snaps
    • Machine washable
    • Stylish design and great choice of colors
  • Elephant Ears Baby Bottle Holder

    Christina says: If only the parent of twins had four hands. Perfect for when one parent is alone and both twins want to eat NOW! Just slip baby’s bottle into the Elephant Ears Baby Bottle Holder and rest on his chest. The holder stays in place and actually promotes self feeding.

    • Fits most manufacturers bottles
    • Holds bottle at correct angle so baby can drink safely and naturally
    • Hand washable

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You'll want the best twin baby cribs and other twin furniture when you're expecting two. We also suggest the best twin car seats and best twin bassinets to make life a bit calmer. These twin baby cribs, car seats and bassinets are designed to make life easier for you and for the comfort of your twins.