A Gugu Guru registrant asks for help, and one of our registry consultants answers! When a mom of twins mentions on sign up, “I share a small room with my two babies and am interested in space-saving products for parents of twins” – our registry consultant, Abby, who is also a mom of twins, comes to the rescue. Here’s what she has to say:
I am so excited to send you this list of space-saving products for parents of twins that I think will *hopefully* help with some of your dilemmas. I even use some of these with my twins, so I can personally say they are ‘Twin-Mom Approved!’ I am sure you have solutions for sleeping and clothing storage so I tried to stay away from the basics.
- The best solution for a small space diaper station is the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station. With compartments for extra diapers, wipes, and diaper cream, this is a great go-to for floor changes.
- My other recommendation is the Keekaroo Changing Pad, which makes diaper changes on top of counters/dressers/even on the floor completely possible! Bonus: the changer is slip resistant, meaning your little ones won’t be able to move it.
Wall Shelves can be a great way to display items in a fun (and out of the way) way.
- The Babyletto Spruce Tree Bookcase can be used for books/toys/pictures/etc.
- These Floating Shelves can work for both your items and things for the kids.
- Lastly, these acrylic book shelves take up hardly any space and can be used in many areas of your house.
For the Kitchen
The first item that popped immediately into my head is a compact highchair. Here are a few options you may like (at different price points).
- Many twin moms prefer the Ikea Antilop high chair. At just $19.99 it is a steal. It is also easy to take apart for quick storage.
- The Joovy Nook highchair is the one I currently use for my boys. I love that it folds completely flat for easy storage when it’s not meal time.
- The Stokke Tripp Trapp is a favorite high chair of moms everywhere. It slides easily up to the table, or you can use purchase a separate tray. Also, I love this chair because it grows with your kiddos.
The hardest part of living in a small space is the amount of stuff the twins’ need for activity and stimulation. Finding small activity tables and toys that can be easily put away is a challenge, but possible! Also, utilize underneath bed/crib storage for items that aren’t being used.
- Finn + Emma has a ton of play gyms that aren’t connected to a mat, which makes them easy to set down anywhere! They are adorable and easy to store when not in use.
- My last suggestion is a little bit on the larger side, but it plays multiple roles! The Ruggish Play Rugs are great and stylish on one side, but turn into a play mat for the kiddos on the back. These are actually currently on my ‘To Buy’ list as my boys get a little bit bigger.
Interested in some other helpful posts for parents of multiples? Check these out:
- Mompreneur Spotlight: Heather Stoeckel Karpinsky of Baby A & Baby B
- Double Strollers: Side-By-Side or Tandem
- Celebration of Feeding: Feeding Twins with Twiniversity and BabyBjorn
- Best Budget Baby Registry
- Minimalist Baby Registry
Abby Ludwig is a Gugu Guru Registry Consultant and a mom of two adorable twin boys.