Best baby shower gifts for twins
By Aimee Heckel
Twins are no longer rare. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that twin births surged 76 percent from 1980 to 2009-2011. For more than two decades the rate was increasing nearly 3 percentage points every year.
Today, 33 out of every 1,000 births are twins.
Heading to a baby shower for twins? Here are the best baby shower gifts for parents of multiples:
1. Two bottle holders, like this bottle holder on Amazon.com for $18.99. Because babies totally don’t take turns being hungry. Pair it with a double pack feeding system, $26.59. A hand’s free bottle option can help you juggle the dueling hungers.
2. Diapers, diapers and more diapers. If every guest at the baby shower brings a pack of diapers, it will be such a great relief. Sure, diapers don’t make you go, “Awwww!” But they are practical — and get especially expensive with twins. Check here for Diapers.com coupons.
4. A book with tips, like “Mothering Multiples,” a helpful La Leche League book with tips on breastfeeding and caring to multiples, $15.79 at Amazon.com.
5. Help. With your gift, provide gift certificates for babysitting or a specific period of time or recurring date every week or month that you will come help. For example, you could offer to come over and clean the bathrooms every Sunday morning for the first month. This may very well be the best gift at the shower.
Take advantage of the discounts for multiples. Huggies, Pampers and Luvs all offer families of multiples special coupons.
Also check baby stores, like Babies “R” Us, for great deals on diapers. Plus, get free shipping on orders of $49 or more, and an automatic 1 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. Read more articles about saving money at Babies “R” Us here.
Use the coupon code “multiples” at Baby Planet Boutique when you check out for 10 percent off purchases of multiples of the same product. Plus, get free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Check here for more coupons at Baby Planet Boutique.
Save more money on purchases for your babies and kids with these coupons.
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