When it comes to having multiples, you might think shopping for your future family is a whole different ball game. But here at The Baby Cot Shop, we believe you don’t always have to buy double. So here are the most practical single buys that make having twins a little easier…
This generously sized 140 x 200cm rug is the perfect place for two babies (plus a few adults) to play, read and roll around on. What makes it even more practical for having twins is that it’s beautifully gender-neutral, so if you’re not finding out the genders or having a girl and a boy, the chic geometric design is the perfect middle ground. We have no doubt this will soon become the focal point in their nursery, quickly becoming their favourite playmat as they grow and develop. And we know having twins can be a little messy at times, which is why it’s completely washing machine-friendly – yay!
This rocking chair was practically made for twin parents. The beauty of it is that it’s designed for optimal comfort, however many little ones you have. The overstuffed cushioned material allows you to sink into the chair and feel instantly secure, whilst the armrests at just the right width to support tandem feeding mums or embracing twins on. Grab this before your twins arrive into the world – it’s hugely comforting for mums-to-be to sit on, improving pregnancy posture and back aches. You don’t have to have it in Royal Blue either – choose from 200 different fabric hues with piping in a contrasting colour to tailor your chair to your style.
Whilst we don’t want to wish the years away, it’s worth taking a peep at the most popular twin bed at The Baby Cot Shop. Once your twins become big kids, this bunk bed is what dreams are made of and it’s suitable from 6 years old. The perfect birthday or milestone present, twins will love sharing a room when this fun bunk bed is involved. But this is no ordinary bunk bed – nope, there’s an option to also buy a fitted canopy, side shelves and built-in storage boxes, so each bunk bed is personalised to them. The fun doesn’t stop there – once they’re ready for their own room, they can keep the bottom bed as a couch.
Little reading enthusiasts will love this brilliant bookshelf, perfectly built so that twins can enjoy exploring it together. Add this into their room for a simple storage solution that’s also fun for twin tots to discover books on. You could even dedicate each shelf to a twin, so you know where their favourite reads are. Twin parents love how low the shelf unit is, so everything you need is in easy reach for story time.
A genius piece of furniture for twins, this foldable playpen can be moved anywhere you need it at any time. This means you won’t struggle to get things done as you’ll have the perfect view of your twins playing together. Rest assured that your little ones will be safe and secure in their new play area and having lots of fun, especially when you throw in toys like the Jellycat Odell Octopus Soft Toy, Fairy Felicity and Amusable Cream Orchid by Jellycat. And when you don’t need it out, it can be folded away for simple storage. Now, that gets a lot of parent points from us!
This Savio Firmino nursery bag needs to be on your radar for keeping all your mum essentials in one place. A true twin mum essential, it features a handy folded changing mat, leather shoulder strap and a fastener to fit all pushchairs, so you can bring this along to play dates, days out and adventures. You’ll love how stylish it is, especially when you can also wear it as a normal handbag when you’re having some much-needed ‘you’ time.