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necessitiesfor pregnancy through the first year with babies

Baby Gear Guide

2013

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Siblings

in blue and aqua

splashes a shimmering watery light effect on ceilings amp walls and plays two soothing sounds

Tranquil Turtlereg

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Mamarsquos got a brand new bag Tips for packing the perfect diaper bag

Must-have products for Health amp Safety

Must-have products for On the Go

Tips for finding the perfect double stroller

Must-have products for Relaxing amp Resting

Planning a dream nursery for twins

Must-have products for Fun amp Games

Must-have products for Feeding Time

Must-have products Just for Mom

Cheat Sheet for registering when expecting twins

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on must-haves for you and babies

cover cutiesThis issuersquos cover features 20 month

olds Ellie and Jack Elliersquos first phrase should have been ldquoI

do itrdquo since she thinks she can do everything on her own Jack is never

without a smile His nickname is LBJ

(Laid Back Jack) because nothing ever makes him

upset They both love running climbing and dancing Jack is a

music enthusiast and Ellie is a little artist photos courtesy of Firewife Photography

Multiplicity is published as a digital magazine four times per calendar year with additional supplements as desired Multiplicity cannot assume responsibility of statements made by advertisers In addition though hand-picked and carefully reviewed Multiplicity cannot guarantee the accuracy of editorial pieces No portion in whole or in part of this publication may be reproduced without express written consent from the publisher Questions Email editormultiplicitymagcom

PublisherNatalie Diaz

Executive Editor Creative DirectorTalitha A McGuinness

PhotographersFirewife PhotographyJane Goodrich Photography

Contributing WritersJulie McCaffreyAnnalisa ThomasNatalie DiazTalitha A McGuinnessThe MOM Squad

Social Media MgrJill Marcum

Contact us141 Mulberry StreetApt C-1 New York NY 10013917-442-2020infomultiplicitymagcomwwwmultiplicitymagcom

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mamarsquos got a brand new bag

now what to put in itby talitha a mcguinness

o yoursquore a new mom And not just any new mom but a first-time mom to twins no less You realize that at

some point once you get past the sleepless nights the every-2-hour-feedings and the juggling of all the gear necessary to make a trip out of the house you will be go-ing out What will you need for those trips you might ask Most importantly a dependable diaper bag There are so many great bags on the market so it will essentially de-pend on the style that fits you best the capabilities of the bag itself and of course your price point We at Multiplic-ity have experience with a few and we even asked many of our readers to chime Hopefully one of our suggested bags will make your life and going out much easier

1 The Coop Carry-All by 2 Red HensWhat we love about it There is ample space for all the extra ldquostuffrdquo we moms have to tote around From a change of clothes (times two) enough diapers to cover an army of babies bottles and our necessities this bag has pockets galore It also comes in 5 vintage-inspired patterns Best of all itrsquos water-resistant and can be used as an overnight bag when the babies no longer need use of it

2 Zebra Tote by Amy MichelleWhat we love about it It is stylish and beautiful has an antimicrobial lining to keep things nice and clean and comes with stroller straps and an easy to find key ring and pacifier holder Did we mention how beautiful this bag is No one will ever believe itrsquos a diaper bag when you pull out your twinsrsquo diapers and bottles --- contd pg 9

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

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3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

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All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

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worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

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Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

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off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

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Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

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Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

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Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 2: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

cloudbcom

Siblings

in blue and aqua

splashes a shimmering watery light effect on ceilings amp walls and plays two soothing sounds

Tranquil Turtlereg

Cloud B TRT Siblings Multiplicity May FPindd 2 42313 137 PM

Mamarsquos got a brand new bag Tips for packing the perfect diaper bag

Must-have products for Health amp Safety

Must-have products for On the Go

Tips for finding the perfect double stroller

Must-have products for Relaxing amp Resting

Planning a dream nursery for twins

Must-have products for Fun amp Games

Must-have products for Feeding Time

Must-have products Just for Mom

Cheat Sheet for registering when expecting twins

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on must-haves for you and babies

cover cutiesThis issuersquos cover features 20 month

olds Ellie and Jack Elliersquos first phrase should have been ldquoI

do itrdquo since she thinks she can do everything on her own Jack is never

without a smile His nickname is LBJ

(Laid Back Jack) because nothing ever makes him

upset They both love running climbing and dancing Jack is a

music enthusiast and Ellie is a little artist photos courtesy of Firewife Photography

Multiplicity is published as a digital magazine four times per calendar year with additional supplements as desired Multiplicity cannot assume responsibility of statements made by advertisers In addition though hand-picked and carefully reviewed Multiplicity cannot guarantee the accuracy of editorial pieces No portion in whole or in part of this publication may be reproduced without express written consent from the publisher Questions Email editormultiplicitymagcom

PublisherNatalie Diaz

Executive Editor Creative DirectorTalitha A McGuinness

PhotographersFirewife PhotographyJane Goodrich Photography

Contributing WritersJulie McCaffreyAnnalisa ThomasNatalie DiazTalitha A McGuinnessThe MOM Squad

Social Media MgrJill Marcum

Contact us141 Mulberry StreetApt C-1 New York NY 10013917-442-2020infomultiplicitymagcomwwwmultiplicitymagcom

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mamarsquos got a brand new bag

now what to put in itby talitha a mcguinness

o yoursquore a new mom And not just any new mom but a first-time mom to twins no less You realize that at

some point once you get past the sleepless nights the every-2-hour-feedings and the juggling of all the gear necessary to make a trip out of the house you will be go-ing out What will you need for those trips you might ask Most importantly a dependable diaper bag There are so many great bags on the market so it will essentially de-pend on the style that fits you best the capabilities of the bag itself and of course your price point We at Multiplic-ity have experience with a few and we even asked many of our readers to chime Hopefully one of our suggested bags will make your life and going out much easier

1 The Coop Carry-All by 2 Red HensWhat we love about it There is ample space for all the extra ldquostuffrdquo we moms have to tote around From a change of clothes (times two) enough diapers to cover an army of babies bottles and our necessities this bag has pockets galore It also comes in 5 vintage-inspired patterns Best of all itrsquos water-resistant and can be used as an overnight bag when the babies no longer need use of it

2 Zebra Tote by Amy MichelleWhat we love about it It is stylish and beautiful has an antimicrobial lining to keep things nice and clean and comes with stroller straps and an easy to find key ring and pacifier holder Did we mention how beautiful this bag is No one will ever believe itrsquos a diaper bag when you pull out your twinsrsquo diapers and bottles --- contd pg 9

1

s

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

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All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

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Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

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Do you know a truly Super MOM

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Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

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Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

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ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 3: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

Mamarsquos got a brand new bag Tips for packing the perfect diaper bag

Must-have products for Health amp Safety

Must-have products for On the Go

Tips for finding the perfect double stroller

Must-have products for Relaxing amp Resting

Planning a dream nursery for twins

Must-have products for Fun amp Games

Must-have products for Feeding Time

Must-have products Just for Mom

Cheat Sheet for registering when expecting twins

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on must-haves for you and babies

cover cutiesThis issuersquos cover features 20 month

olds Ellie and Jack Elliersquos first phrase should have been ldquoI

do itrdquo since she thinks she can do everything on her own Jack is never

without a smile His nickname is LBJ

(Laid Back Jack) because nothing ever makes him

upset They both love running climbing and dancing Jack is a

music enthusiast and Ellie is a little artist photos courtesy of Firewife Photography

Multiplicity is published as a digital magazine four times per calendar year with additional supplements as desired Multiplicity cannot assume responsibility of statements made by advertisers In addition though hand-picked and carefully reviewed Multiplicity cannot guarantee the accuracy of editorial pieces No portion in whole or in part of this publication may be reproduced without express written consent from the publisher Questions Email editormultiplicitymagcom

PublisherNatalie Diaz

Executive Editor Creative DirectorTalitha A McGuinness

PhotographersFirewife PhotographyJane Goodrich Photography

Contributing WritersJulie McCaffreyAnnalisa ThomasNatalie DiazTalitha A McGuinnessThe MOM Squad

Social Media MgrJill Marcum

Contact us141 Mulberry StreetApt C-1 New York NY 10013917-442-2020infomultiplicitymagcomwwwmultiplicitymagcom

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mamarsquos got a brand new bag

now what to put in itby talitha a mcguinness

o yoursquore a new mom And not just any new mom but a first-time mom to twins no less You realize that at

some point once you get past the sleepless nights the every-2-hour-feedings and the juggling of all the gear necessary to make a trip out of the house you will be go-ing out What will you need for those trips you might ask Most importantly a dependable diaper bag There are so many great bags on the market so it will essentially de-pend on the style that fits you best the capabilities of the bag itself and of course your price point We at Multiplic-ity have experience with a few and we even asked many of our readers to chime Hopefully one of our suggested bags will make your life and going out much easier

1 The Coop Carry-All by 2 Red HensWhat we love about it There is ample space for all the extra ldquostuffrdquo we moms have to tote around From a change of clothes (times two) enough diapers to cover an army of babies bottles and our necessities this bag has pockets galore It also comes in 5 vintage-inspired patterns Best of all itrsquos water-resistant and can be used as an overnight bag when the babies no longer need use of it

2 Zebra Tote by Amy MichelleWhat we love about it It is stylish and beautiful has an antimicrobial lining to keep things nice and clean and comes with stroller straps and an easy to find key ring and pacifier holder Did we mention how beautiful this bag is No one will ever believe itrsquos a diaper bag when you pull out your twinsrsquo diapers and bottles --- contd pg 9

1

s

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples12

one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples16

relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

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Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 4: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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mamarsquos got a brand new bag

now what to put in itby talitha a mcguinness

o yoursquore a new mom And not just any new mom but a first-time mom to twins no less You realize that at

some point once you get past the sleepless nights the every-2-hour-feedings and the juggling of all the gear necessary to make a trip out of the house you will be go-ing out What will you need for those trips you might ask Most importantly a dependable diaper bag There are so many great bags on the market so it will essentially de-pend on the style that fits you best the capabilities of the bag itself and of course your price point We at Multiplic-ity have experience with a few and we even asked many of our readers to chime Hopefully one of our suggested bags will make your life and going out much easier

1 The Coop Carry-All by 2 Red HensWhat we love about it There is ample space for all the extra ldquostuffrdquo we moms have to tote around From a change of clothes (times two) enough diapers to cover an army of babies bottles and our necessities this bag has pockets galore It also comes in 5 vintage-inspired patterns Best of all itrsquos water-resistant and can be used as an overnight bag when the babies no longer need use of it

2 Zebra Tote by Amy MichelleWhat we love about it It is stylish and beautiful has an antimicrobial lining to keep things nice and clean and comes with stroller straps and an easy to find key ring and pacifier holder Did we mention how beautiful this bag is No one will ever believe itrsquos a diaper bag when you pull out your twinsrsquo diapers and bottles --- contd pg 9

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

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All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

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We are partnering with MAM to

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moms of multiples around the the

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Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

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Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 5: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

2

mamarsquos got a brand new bag

now what to put in itby talitha a mcguinness

o yoursquore a new mom And not just any new mom but a first-time mom to twins no less You realize that at

some point once you get past the sleepless nights the every-2-hour-feedings and the juggling of all the gear necessary to make a trip out of the house you will be go-ing out What will you need for those trips you might ask Most importantly a dependable diaper bag There are so many great bags on the market so it will essentially de-pend on the style that fits you best the capabilities of the bag itself and of course your price point We at Multiplic-ity have experience with a few and we even asked many of our readers to chime Hopefully one of our suggested bags will make your life and going out much easier

1 The Coop Carry-All by 2 Red HensWhat we love about it There is ample space for all the extra ldquostuffrdquo we moms have to tote around From a change of clothes (times two) enough diapers to cover an army of babies bottles and our necessities this bag has pockets galore It also comes in 5 vintage-inspired patterns Best of all itrsquos water-resistant and can be used as an overnight bag when the babies no longer need use of it

2 Zebra Tote by Amy MichelleWhat we love about it It is stylish and beautiful has an antimicrobial lining to keep things nice and clean and comes with stroller straps and an easy to find key ring and pacifier holder Did we mention how beautiful this bag is No one will ever believe itrsquos a diaper bag when you pull out your twinsrsquo diapers and bottles --- contd pg 9

1

s

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples12

one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples16

relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

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jackamp

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n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 6: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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health amp safety

dolphin organicsDolphin Organicstrade is a line of natural baby care products certified

by NSF and QAI The entire line is based in organic aloe and includes tear-free shampoobody wash hypoallergenic lotion

bubble bath and hair conditioner All are available in fragrance free and a variety of natural scents DO Naturalstrade also features

two mineral sunscreens that are perfect for the entire family Both Dolphin Organicstrade and DO Naturalstrade are PETA certified cruelty free amp vegan dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic gluten-free and free of all harsh chemicals including parabens and sulfates Bundles and

custom gift baskets are available making Dolphin Organicstrade the perfect present for anyone special in your life

retail $1149+Use code MULTIPLE for FREE SHIPPING Expires 123113

kushies baby basic diaper Cloth diapering has never been easier Easy to use quick to dry and

economy priced Combine with a Kushies diaper wrap for added protection against leaks Each diaper contains 2 layers of 100

cotton flannel There are no pins required as the diapers include a hook and loop closure system They are machine washable and

dryable and are available in pre-assorted boy girl and neutral prints Sizes range from Infant 10-22 lbs and Toddler 22-45 lbs

retail $949-$1049

mosquitno stickers amp bandsKeep bugs away naturally without the use of messy toxic sprays

Mosquitnorsquos all-natural citronella-infused wristbands are the perfect way to keep your baby protected from biting bugs Mosquitno

wristbands are non-toxic DEET-free and provide effective protection for 6 days or 150 hours Store in resealable packaging to preserve

effectiveness when not in use Protects against mosquitoes flies gnats and no-see-ums Available in a variety of colors in adult

and kid sizes For use with infants try clipping on to the back of clothing car seats or strollers Also available in citronella-infused

Spotz stickers Products should be worn with adult supervision

retail $399Use code TWIN for 30 off total purchase

special offer

special offer

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

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All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

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Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

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Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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Page 7: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

health amp safety

hold-on handlesregAs moms of twins and triplets we know the most challenging times are when out and about with the kids and they want out of the stroller Hold-On Handles is the ideal tool to help during these ldquoout-handedrdquo situations Itrsquos not a child restraint or harness but rather a teaching tool to help keep 1-3 children within armrsquos reach With a quick click of the unique oversized carabiner it can transform from stroller accessory to a reinvented walking rope that can be worn comfortably on your wrist or through a belt loop Your kids will love to hold their favorite handles freeing up your hands for everything else With Hold-On Handles you will feel more confident and your children can be safer more active and happily independent ndash a far better option than a leash or harness

retail $1999 - $2799

boon naked collapsible bathtubSleek smart and made to support your growing babies in numerous ways Boonrsquos Naked is a bathtub like no other You can count on it from newborn to toddler Recline it expand it drain it collapse it and hang it up to dry It provides two support positions for stages newborn to toddler and its simple one piece design makes transitioning between stages easy without losing parts It has a slim profile for easy storage and is BpA-free Phthalate-free and PVC-free

retail approx $6999

mam oral care rabbitDesigned to maintain babyrsquos oral hygiene before teeth arrive the MAM Oral Care Rabbit gently removes plaque and bacteria from babyrsquos mouth Momrsquos fingers tuck into the rabbitrsquos super soft ldquoearsrdquo like a glove allowing her to gently massage and clean babyrsquos gums Regular use of the MAM Oral Care Rabbit also helps prepare baby for a regular tooth brushing routine at an early age The Oral Care Rabbitrsquos soft microfiber material is gentle on babyrsquos tender and sensitive gums It is BPA-free and can be washed in the washing machine

retail $599

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

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3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

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sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

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All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

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Mom please complete the form

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Do you know a truly Super MOM

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Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

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Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 8: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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health amp safety

tortleCreated by a board-certified pediatrician Tortle is a simple

comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome plagiocephaly amp torticollis It is recommended that

all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning which supports healthy development Tortle works by gently deflecting your babyrsquos head when shersquos sitting or lying on the

back of her head to gently move her head from side to sideTortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device Itrsquos a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion without any of the

suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges Tortle is made from 95 cotton 5 spandex The support roll is made from a non-

toxic foam Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry

retail $1999

wonder bumpersWonder Bumpers also known as vertical crib guards are scientifically

proven to be safe They wrap around the individual crib rail which allows air to flow through the crib The heightened padding provides full protection to babiesrsquo heads and bodies creating a safe haven for

sleep Wonder Bumpers are not considered a traditional bumper and are exempt from all state and city bans Reversible Wonder bumpers are washable easy to use and flat or round rail 1rdquo 2rdquo or 3rdquo wide Zip

them together to cover corners or wider rails

retail $14900

dappleTwo moms created a line of products that are natural and safe for

babies but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists Dapple was

born Today Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children All Dapple products use natural-

based ingredients that are environmentally-safe biodegradable and free of parabens SLES and phthalates as well as synthetic dyes or

fragrances The full product line includes items like Dish Liquid Toy amp Surface Spray and Wipes and Fragrance-free Laundry Detergent

90 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend these products to another family of multiples making Dapple Twiniversity approved

retail $299+

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

3

4

5

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples14

on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

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jackamp

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n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 9: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

contd from --- bag

3 Skip Hop Duo DoubleWhat we love about it This bag is one of few actually made for a side-by-side stroller and has 16 pocketsyes 16 It can be worn as a messenger bag or carried as a tote and it also has magnetic closures throughout which is terrific considering moms of multiples rarely have two hands to do anything

4 JuJuBe Be PreparedWhat we love about it This bag is so roomy it touts being able to fit the kitchen sink Itrsquos teflon treated making it easy to clean and has a unique fold-down front flap with smart pockets for a cell phone keys photos etc It even has its own place for magazines for mom (for when we get those rare moments alone)

5 Go-Go Babyz Sidekick DeluxeWhat we love about it This diaper bag is quite the multi-tasker as you can use it to carry your twinsrsquo belongings and a twin as well Itrsquos versatilewear it over your shoulder around your waist or across your shoulder (max weight 35lbs)

And if none of these options will suit your needs many moms of multiples opt for nothing more than a backpack It may not be the most stylish option but it has plenty of room for everything and will help you stay hands-free when out and about (because yoursquore going to need both of your hands for those precious little ones now)

Now that you have your bag purchased what do you need in it It all depends on where yoursquore headed and for how long but we offer what we consider absolute necessities (and with three sets of twins and several singletons we have more than enough experience in this department)

bibsplastic bags for soiled itemschanging paddiapers and wipes (min 3 diapersbaby)diaper rash creamextra pacifiersany medications (ie gas drops etc)snacks (for babies and mom)bottles amp formula (if bottle feeding)insulated bottle holdersburp clothsnursing cover (if nursing)breast shields

sunscreenbody lotiontissuehand sanitizertravel stain remover pen (ie Dreft etc)small pouch for mom (for cell phone pen keys lip gloss etc)extra change of clothes for each babyspare socksstroller strap accessorysmall toys (especially teething toys)small books

pack it in

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples12

one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples16

relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

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jackamp

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Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

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Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

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Page 10: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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on the go

baby jogger city selectThe innovative and versatile City Select is a fully customizable stroller system that starts as a single stroller but expands to a

double using conversion kits (sold separately) so parents can build their City Select to suit their familyrsquos needs With over 16 unique

combinations from double-tiered car seats to a stroller seat and bassinet option this award-winning stroller features a full-sized

second seat kit (sold separately) and is ideal for parents with twins

retail for single $49999retail for second seat kit $16995

liacutelleacutebabyreg completetradeThe future in babywearing is here Compare the liacutelleacutebabyreg

COMPLETEtrade with any baby carrier and you will see why it deserves its name COMPLETEtrade in function comfort and style this carrier

grows with your family It includes every carrying position and ensures your baby is positioned ergonomically correct in every setting Itrsquos all about options - itrsquos COMPLETEtrade Complete age range is newborn ndash 45lbs (no insert needed) and it is all-in-one

carrying (front hip or back baby face in out or in fetal position)

retail $11000+Use code TWINS20 for 20 off your purchase Expires 63013

toy nanny by 2 red hensThis accessory is the most ingenious creation to hit the baby world since disposable diapers This cozy floor blanket quickly and easily cinches up into a smart toy tote for on-the-go moms Transporting all those toys (x 2 for your twinnies) from grandmarsquos to play dates

to the back yard has never been easier The Toy Nanny includes eight mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place and a soft velour

interior that becomes the play surface It is water resistant and machine washable Cleanup is a snap by just pulling straps to

convert into a tote The Toy Nanny is available in 5 custom vintage-inspired patterns

retail $5000

special offer

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

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We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

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Do you know a truly Super MOM

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Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

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Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 11: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

on the go

car-go system by hey sugarsnapThe sugarSNAP Car-Go includes a beautifully constructed storage bin and a set of six File bags It fits perfectly in the trunk of your car or SUV eliminating the clutter and chaos that come with having extra supplies on hand at all times Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top that makes it easy to pack and store all of your baby and toddler gear in a well-organized and intuitive system The Car-Go set comes with a storage bin and the following organizing Files Toys + Trinkets Snacks + Supplies Lotions + Potions Dipes + Wipes Shirts + Socks and a Blank Parentrsquos Choice tab which can be perfect for personal items pet accessories etc Therersquos even a comprehensive mom-tested and mom-approved packing list What mom of twins couldnrsquot use a little more help making organizing as easy as possible

retail $5200Use code multiples2013 at checkout for 15 off Expires 60113

baby jogger city mini gt doubleThe Double is the next generation of the award-winning City Mini that offers all-terrain capacities and luxurious standard features in a chic compact package made for two The City Mini GT folds flat in one step using Baby Joggerrsquos patented Quick-Fold Technology and the full recline large sun canopies plush padded seats and adjustable handlebar are a must-have for active parents on the go

retail $57999

cloudb twinkles to goTwinkles to Go is a compact twilight solution that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep Twinkles To Go Octo is the compact travel solution for soothing sleep no matter where bedtime lands The 45-minute auto shut-off ensures complete darkness during your childrsquos deepest sleep which is recommended by pediatricians The Octo projects in 2 soothing color options blue and red It is available in pink salmon and blue ocean and projects stars and fish with bubbles The Twinkles to Go Octo is a great on the go companion for any child

retail $1995

special offer

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples12

one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

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sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Send us your submission today

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

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Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

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Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

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We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 12: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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one are the days when choosing a stroller for twins meant you were limited to only a few

options There are now several choices for double strollers within each category (ie frames combos travel everyday all terrain jogging etc) that will ensure you get all the features you want and need Choosing the right stroller for your family can take a lot of research and a few test drives but it can make a big difference in your daily life Here are ten tips to help as you start your shopping

1 First and most importantly donrsquot just get the double stroller that another MOM recommended as you need to ensure it is going to fit your lifestyle with twins Ask questions Do you have older children or a dog and need to be able to push the stroller one-handed Do you live a very active lifestyle and need a stroller that can go all terrain Are you in an urban or suburban environment Will you mostly walk out of the house with the stroller or does it need to easily fold and fit in your car a taxi or on the train

2 Next you need to decide if you want a double

keys to finding the perfect double strollerby julie mccaffrey

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples16

relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

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sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

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Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

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A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

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Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

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Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

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Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 13: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

stroller that is side-by-side or tandem (in-line) Side-by-side is nice to keep everyone happy because no one ever has to be in the back and both children share an equal view However many side-by-side strollers are difficult to maneuver in stores restaurants or other crowded places Look for one that will fit through a standard exterior doorway (32rdquo wide) If you are a city dweller beware that a tandem stroller can be harder to maneuver over curbs and other uneven surfaces

3 At first you will want a stroller that holds two infant car seats Going with a double frame is an easy alternative to get started as they fit most infant car seat brands are easy to fold and light to carry Several brands offer durable everyday strollers that give you this option but if you are worried about your budget these can be a pricey way to start

4 You are never going to have both hands free so ensure that whatever stroller you choose you can fold one-handed When you do your shopping ensure that you are able to fold the stroller yourself Also make sure you are able to easily unfold the stroller and understand if you need to remove the seats first Make sure that the stroller you choose will lock in the folded position Trying to lift a double stroller that isnrsquot locked when folded can spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

5 This may seem obvious but be sure to measure your trunk or storage space There are many vehicles that canrsquot accommodate the length of a double frame but most will be able to handle a folded tandem stroller Also be sure to check the weight of any stroller you are thinking about The suspension systems that make some strollers roll with ease can also add weight over other models

6 If you are thinking about investing in a double jogging stroller ask yourself if you will be a serious runner after your twins arrive While you can use these strollers every day many pediatricians recommend waiting at least 6 months before running with babies in tow Make sure to get a model with a front wheel that can go from fixed to swivel Off roading Consider an all terrain stroller that comes standard with larger tires to handle various surfaces and a swivel wheel

7 Look for a stroller that not only has a sizeable storage basket but an accessible one There is

nothing worse than having to kneel down on the wet ground to try to dig something out of a diaper bag that is buried under your stroller If you love everything about a stroller but think the storage basket is too small find out if they offer additional storage baskets Beware of using stroller organizing bags that were not made by the stroller manufacturer as they can cause even the heaviest double stroller to tip over

8 Many double strollers come standard with accessories such as a cup holder rain shield or car seat adaptors If these donrsquot come standard on the stroller you are considering research the cost of each of the accessories you want as it may be more affordable to go with another brand where they may be included For example on some models the car seat adaptors will cost you as much $50 each

9 Small things can also make a big difference Test out the seats to ensure there is a one-handed recline that folds flat so it is acceptable for the babies from birth Pull the sun canopies all the way out to test their coverage and in warmer climates look for ones that offer UV protection

10 One way to ensure you get the most bang for your buck is to choose a double stroller that can convert back to a single stroller for times you have an outing with one child or if you plan on having another baby after twins This may be more of an investment up front but will give more longevity to your stroller

Julie McCaffrey is a mommy to 3 kids including one set of twins Julie owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents She is a

modern baby gear expert and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to preparing for multiples to getting back to work and getting the whole family on a routine You can also follow her on Facebook

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Still want to see more Check out Twiniversityrsquos video comparison of a side-by-side and tandem double stroller to see which will work best for you and your twins

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

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sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

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Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

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yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 14: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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on the go

baby bella maya car seat coverBaby Bella Maya offers an affordable line of infant car seat covers

designed for moms who want a stylish and easy way to change the look of their current car seats Eliminating the need for tedious clean-

ups the covers are easy to use and washing machine friendly They can be removed washed and securely placed back on the seat in a

matter of minutes without having to disturb the integrity and safety of the installed car seat They are designed to fit the Graco Snugride Peg Perego and other similar infant car seat carriers The covers are

available in fun appealing colors with names to match including ldquoLollipop Leapardrdquo ldquoZoe Zebrardquo ldquoMid-Summer Dreamrdquo to name a few

retail $7495+

stroll-air my duoStroll-Airrsquos My Duo offers a lightweight aluminum chassis with two

independent reversible seats and two separate hoods with sun protection extensions With front and back suspension the My Duo offers fully reclining multi-position seats with adjustable footrests

The stroller offers a large shopping basket with 3 pockets adjustable handle height and quick release wheels It also comes with 360

degree rotating front wheels with locking mechanism and a 5-point adjustable safety harness for the seats Included with the stroller

are the chassis and wheels 2 stroller seats 2 hoods 2 foot covers a diaper bag 2 front bars 2 mosquito nets 2 rain covers and a

shopping basket Available in red black and green

retail $79999

britax b-safe car seatThe B-Safe has an energy-absorbing foam liner that absorbs and

distributes crash forces with four harness heights and two buckle positions for your growing child Its stroller compatible design

integrated CLICK amp GO adapter system works with BRITAX B-Series strollers The B-Safe is lightweight and travel-friendly for vehicle and

stroller compatibility and its adjustable base has five positions for proper seat angle and positioning It has a 30-pound weight capacity

for safety and comfort through the first years

100 of the Twiniversity review team would recommend the B-Safe to another family of multiples making it Twiniversity approved

retail $17999

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

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Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 15: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

Innovative one-step fold16 Unique seating combinationsIdeal for twins or children close in age

Visit wwwbabyjoggercom to learn more

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

retail $1299+multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 17

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

w

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 16: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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relax amp rest

dr brownrsquosreg preventreg pacifiers Developed by a pediatric dentist the PreVent pacifier was designed to help minimize the pressures inside babys mouth These pressures

can sometimes create dental issues such as cross bites The thin stem is designed to be minimally invasive on babyrsquos mouth further

promoting oral health Palatal pressure is lessened by creating an air channel that reduces suction and spreads apart when baby is

sucking This Patented Suction-Free Air Channel opens up as baby sucks for low pressure comfort PreVent Orthodontic Pacifiers

are available in a variety of designs in three sizes catering to oral development Stage 1 (0-6 month) Stage 2 (6-18 months) and Stage

3 (18+ months)

retail $599 (2 pack)

cloudb sleep sheep on the goSleep Sheep On the Go a compact version of the award-winning

original Sleep Sheep is the perfect cuddly travel companion made with ultra-soft plush material It brings comforting sleep time

sounds while away from home Children are less fussy with their travel companion easing the stress of travel and running errands

for parents It includes a Velcro tab for easy attachment to car seats and strollers There are four soothing sound options gentle stream

ocean waves whale songs and spring showers with two sleep-timer options 23 and 45 minutes

retail $2595

mam cooler teetherThe BPA-free MAM Cooler provides cooling relief to babyrsquos molars thanks to its unique three-pronged shape Varied surface textures

give baby a choice of soothing solutions for painful gums Once refrigerated provides cool relief to the molars due to the water-filled parts Its ergonomic handle is designed for small hands and stays at a temperature comfortable for baby to hold It can be attached with a clip to babyrsquos clothes to keep teether clean safe and within reach

Recommended for babies age 4+ months

retail $699

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

retail $1299+multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 17

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

w

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

35

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 17: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

relax amp rest

cloudb tranquil turtleTranquil Turtle is the first Cloudb product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft soothing character A recent 2013 InfantToddler Toy of the Year it includes calming sights and sounds to help children sleep and the magical underwater light effect projects underwater effect with a gentle wave motion It plays 2 soothing sounds Tranquil Melody and Ocean Waves and offers a light timer and controls 23 minute timer ensures complete darkness and silence during childrsquos deepest sleep recommended by pediatricians The Tranquil Turtle also offers adjustable settings for brightness and movement to create a fully controllable experience for various environments It is available in Aqua and Ocean Blue

retail $4795

mam personalized pacifiersMAM Pacifiers and MAM Personalized Pacifiers feature a symmetrical nipple ideal for babyrsquos jaw and tooth development MAM offers a variety of pacifier sizes that suit a range of developmental stages to create a perfect fit for babyrsquos oral cavity while providing the greatest amount of safety and comfort Each nipple individually adapts to babyrsquos mouth so it is always in the right position MAM Pacifiers are available in three sizes 0+ 0-6 months and 6+ months

retail $1995 (2 pack)

snug amp tug swaddle blanketThe Snug amp Tug is a swaddle blanket with style and strength This award-winning blanket has some really amazing features that truly sets it apart including the full body pouch that lets baby kick all night long without escaping The triangular design of the Snug amp Tug is the ideal shape for swaddling It can be used anywhere anytime - and doesnrsquot require a lot of space for swaddling your baby Snug amp Tug blankets are made to grow with your baby but three sizes are offered because one size blankets donrsquot always ldquofit allrdquo And you can tell it was created by moms---the velcro wonrsquot snag your other items in the laundry as therersquos a safety spot to fold your velcro tabs

retail $1299+multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 17

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

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fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Twins_Adai 1 121411 116 PM

From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 18: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples18

dream nurseryhow to make

it happen when planning

for twins

by the mom squad amp annalisa thomas

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

w

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 19

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples20

fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples22

contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

35

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 23

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples24

feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

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Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 19: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

hen moms learn theyrsquore expecting twins the excitement of their journey ahead

begins From purchasing two of nearly everything to figuring out how to feed and take care of two at a time the questions and wealth of information available can feel never-ending

For some moms of multiples planning the nursery of their dreams becomes another source of anxiety as it seems daunting to decorate and plan a space for two babies This becomes even more challenging when the gender is unknown or you have a boy and a girl sharing the same space Do you need one crib or two Do you opt for neutral colors or can you be more gender specific Are there certain things on which to splurge or will you need to be more budget-conscious on everything To help you out we got the scoop from Oilo Studio co-owner and also a mom Annalisa Thomas who shares some great tips to remember when beginning the process

Q How do you begin nursery design for twins Should parents consider color(s) style etc especially given that sometimes itrsquos not always planning for two girls or two boysA Start by picking a color palette the same way you would for one baby If the twins are not the same gender then consider a gender-neutral color or two colors that complement each other Many of our moms pick a neutral color for the boy and a more feminine color for the girl For example taupe and pink or stone and spring green Taupes and greys are easy base colors that will match most feminine colors

Q How can parents overcome challenges with a lack of space for two cribs etc in a twin nurseryA Trying to fit two cribs and furniture in a standard size bedroom can be very challenging If you donrsquot have room for a large --- contd pg 22

w

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 19

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples20

fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 21

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples22

contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

35

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 23

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples24

feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 20: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples20

fun amp games

kushies boa stacking ring with soundsWhat baby doesnrsquot love toys that make sounds Kushies offers a stack

amp squeeze toy to promote tactile and auditory development with four cuddly squeeze-activated rings each having a different sound amp

texture When stacking is complete its giggling head congratulates the child Allow your babies to tickle squish stack and build their own kooky boa and theyrsquoll love hearing the animals that make each sound

retail $4499

step2 sizzlinrsquo shapes kitchenCook up the fun in this shape-sorting kitchen Kitchen includes shape-sorting refrigerator doors drop-down sink for learning and sorting an

electronic burner with burning sounds faucet with water sounds and opening microwave door Also includes peek-a-boo window shutters

A 7-piece accessory set is included with a can frying pan egg cheese milk orange and apple 2 ldquoAAArdquo batteries required (not included)

Recommended for ages 1 and up

retail $3499

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 21

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

35

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 23

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples24

feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

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Page 21: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

fun amp games

b kids abc touch padLearn ABCs 123s and more the fun way with this super interactive light and sounds touch pad Multiple game modes keeps infants entertained with a host of fun and exciting features Teaches simple alphabet letters numbers colors and shapes Includes three modes learning game and music Recommended for ages 6 months and up B kids an innovator in the development of cutting-edge toys and juvenile products offers the touch pad as one of its newest additions to the B kids line of educational and quality driven products B kids products are developed in concert with a child development expert

retail $1499

step2 car seat buddiesDesigned for infant car seats this musical activity bar has spinning activities and lights Press dogrsquos nose for a fun tune The toy entertains baby with fun sounds bright colors and cheeks that light up It easily attaches to infant car seat bars The bar engages babyrsquos senses and helps develop hand-eye coordination with fun spinning fish with bouncy beads and a twirl-around mouse and cat It includes a button cell 3 battery Made in China Recommended for ages birth amp up

retail $1099

tiny love super matWith twins it is often hard to find play mats that can accommodate both babies at one time However this Super Mat has an extra-large developmental playground with an adjustable stand-alone mirror for extensive tummy-time play It is a proven long-lasting portable product with multiple indoor and outdoor uses Best for babies from 0-12 months it includes multiple textures and sounds a soothing teether and even a ring for attaching an extra toy The Super Mat encourages cognition fine motor skills and stimulates the senses

retail $4499

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

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Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

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jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

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just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

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superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

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amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

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registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

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From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 22: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

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contd from --- nurserydresser you can always try to maximize your closet space or buy a vertical dresser that wonrsquot use a lot of floor space Gliders can also take up space but if you pick a nice looking one you can put it anywhere in your house I personally love having one in my living room Plus the living room is a central area where everyone gathers so itrsquos nice to not feel like you are being excluded when you have to nurse or rock the babies

Q What are some key elements that you recommend for every nursery A Getting a good glider has been my best purchase yet When you are a first time mom you donrsquot realize how much time you will be spending in it My friends and I were just laughing about how 10 hours of each day are spent just feeding a newborn Itrsquos no wonder you donrsquot get anything done So get a comfy easy-to-clean glider like Oilorsquos and load yourself with books magazines lots of water (I never knew nursing could make you so thirsty) a snuggly blanket and a good nursing pillow because when that newborn arrives you will quickly realize the glider is your new home Then before you know it your newborn is not so tiny anymore and has become a busy busy toddler who wonrsquot sit still for more than two seconds except at night when they are exhausted from their toddler-exploring day Squeeze in a few more cuddles while rocking your child to sleep

Q With parents of multiples often being more budget-conscious can you recommend certain stores for quality furniture and accessoriesA I usually spend money on the pieces that I know will stay with me for many years and a few ldquocanrsquot live withoutrdquo items For my nursery I spent more money on a crib glider bedding dresser and lighting I picked up accessories at stores like HomeGoods Target and IKEA I love mixing more expensive items with lower priced items so that when you are ready for new accessories you donrsquot feel guilty about switching them out

Q Along the same lines how do you recommend decorating with pieces that wonrsquot be outgrown after the first year or twoA I like to put my money on items that are going live long past the baby stage I would recommend a good comfy glider which you will always love using whether you are snuggling with your toddler or using it later in your living room At Oilo we also recommend finding crib bedding that will work with toddler beds too Obviously you wonrsquot use a bumper for very long but we sell play blankets that can be used as a coverlet on toddler beds They are durable and match all of our crib bedding so you donrsquot have to buy new bedding or redecorate the whole room

Q What is the most crucial piece to pulling together any nurseryA I would definitely say the crib Babies really donrsquot need much but I donrsquot do well without

chic design with multiples in mind

full service e-design textiles blog

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

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feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Twins_Adai 1 121411 116 PM

From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 23: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

sleep so I try and get my babies on a good sleep schedule as soon as possible

Q How soon do you recommend planning and decorating a nursery A Definitely start sooner than later Most moms suffer from morning sickness or are too tired to do anything the first trimester but as soon as you get your burst of energy start planning your nursery Many first-time moms donrsquot realize that bigger items like cribs and gliders can take up to 10 weeks to arrive Also the longer you wait the bigger you get and it is harder to move around

For more tips on designing and decorating that nursery of your dreams check out Oilorsquos blog

Alpine UT-based Oilo LLC was founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team Annalisa Thomas and Dorte Anderson The Oilo Collection includes style-setting high quality designer inspired nursery deacutecor baby twin and fullqueen bedding lighting home furnishings wall art organic layette car seat canopies diaper change padscovers and play blankets Though not an actual

word Oilorsquos name is derived from a combination of Hawaiian words ldquoliordquo (small sprout) and ldquohorsquooilordquo (the cool rainy season) The Oilo name personifies the image of relaxing and enjoying the serenity of life For more information you can follow Oilo on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest

1 Cobblestone Crib Set (in taupe) 2 Sticks Crib Set (in pewter) 3 Penelope Glider and Pouf (in white with spring green piping) 4 White Double Cylinder Light (aqua) 5 Double Cylinder Light (citron)

1

24

35

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 23

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples24

feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Twins_Adai 1 121411 116 PM

From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 24: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples24

feeding time

baby jogger hychairTurn your City Selectrsquos stroller seat into a highchair with this must-

have accessory The HyChair securely fits to most tabletops Simply transfer the seat from your stroller to the HyChair for an easy-to-

use highchair on the go Folds compactly to fit in your under seat basket when not in use and comes with its own carrying case

retail $5995

ellarsquos kitchenEllarsquos Kitchen offers 100 organic food and snacks for babies 4

months old and up Aiming for their products to be as good as homemade you wonrsquot find additives or extra salt and sugars and

they use only fruit and vegetable purees Many of their items are also indicated as gluten and lactose free and vegetarian under the

Special Diets section on their site Ellarsquos Kitchen also tailors their products to stimulate the senses by using color mixing various

fruits and veggies and offering them in a cool package that most babies 9 months old and up can squeeze themselves Purees come

in a multitude of colored disposable pouches with flavors like Mango Baby Brekkie Broccoli Pears and Peas and graduate to more mature meals like Chicken Casserole Beef Medley Nibbly

Fingers and even an array of Smoothies

retail $199+

table for twoFind it difficult to bottle feed and spend quality time with each

twin Table for Two makes it so much easier and more enjoyable to bottle and even spoon feed your twinsAT THE SAME TIME

Each twin has its own safety harness for buckling and the covers are made of water-resistant polyester so that cleaning is a cinch Individual bottle holders help keep the bottles separate so that

there is never a mix-up and a carrying handle makes it convenient to move around the house or when travelling When the twins are

too old to use it as a feeding aide let them enjoy it as a unique double recliner

retail $22900Enter coupon code MULTIPLICITY712 at checkout for 10 off

special offer

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Twins_Adai 1 121411 116 PM

From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 25: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

feeding time

dr brownrsquos bottlesDr Browns Natural Flowreg Standard Bottles feature a traditional narrow shape which many moms and dads prefer The silicone nipple has a standard profile Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Wide-Neck Bottles feature an ergonomic design thats easy to fill and hold The silicone nipple has a broader base which some breastfeeding moms prefer Dr Browns Natural Flowreg Glass Bottles offer moms the benefits of our vent system only in a glass bottle design All Standard and Wide-Neck bottles are known for reducing colic spit-up burping and gas and are closest to breastfeeding The patented Vent System and silicone nipple work together offering controlled flow so babies nurse at their own pace

retail $1399+

booginhead squeezrsquoemsSqueezrsquoEms are reusable food pouches for any pureed food They are easy to fill clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families SqueezrsquoEms reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages For the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunchbox SqueezrsquoEms reusable food puches will grow with your child SqueezrsquoEms Reusable Food Pouches are BPA PVC amp Phthalate free are all one piece to eliminate lost parts are freezer microwave and top rack dishwasher safe and are environmentally friendly and cost conscious

retail $799 (2-pack)

dr brownrsquosreg training cupsThese training cups are the perfect starters for baby They feature a Sip-Activated Valve which keeps the cup spill-proof while providing easy flow of liquid when baby drinks mdash only babyrsquos mouth activates the valve so therersquos no mess when baby is not drinking The Soft-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 6+ months of age and have a unique Soft-Spout that helps babies transition from bottle to cup Thin plastic handles make gripping easy for small hands Hard-Spout Training Cups are made for babies that are 9+ months of age They are ideal for teething babies Both Soft and Hard-Spout Cups are dishwasher safe (top rack only)

retail $599

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 25

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

michel le

Thanks to MAM for partnering with us and congrats

to our 1st Quarter winners

Cradle Your Bodyand relieve pain during pregnancy

ItsYouBabecom

Itrsquos You Babe Supports AreEnthusiastically Recommended

by Healthcare Professionals

877-661-9682copy2013 Itrsquos You Babe LLC

Itrsquos You Babe manufactures several styles of pregnancy support garments designed

to provide effective relief from manypregnancy related aches and painsChoose from ergonomic designs that

are perfect for Twins Triplets and QuadsFFrom back and tummy supports to the

compression of our V2 Supporter there is aproduct to fit the needs of every pregnant woman

Answers for todayHope for tomorrow

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life

and should be full of wonder and love

Being pregnant with multiples doesnrsquot have to be scary

even if an unheard of diagnosis is involved

Have questions

We can help

ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

photo courtesy of jane goodrich photography

Dr Joan A Friedman PhD

New book about adult

twinscoming

soon too

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

Basics Room for TWO On The RoadDiapers Cribs Infant Car SeatCarrier

Baby Wipes Crib Mattress (Foam) Infant Car Seat Cover FeedingWipes Warmer Crib Sheets (6-8) Head Support Breast Pump

BurpCloth Diapers (12-16) Sheet Savers Double Snap nrsquo Go Breast Pads

Humidifier Mattress Cover Single Snap nrsquo Go Breast Cream

Pacifiers Crib Bedding 2 Single Strollers Breast Milk Containers

Receiving Blankets (6-10) Twin Co-Sleeper Full Size Stroller Twin Nursing Pillow

Swaddling Blankets Portable Crib Cup Holder for Stroller Sterilizing Bags

Clothing Portable Crib Sheets Stroller Rain CoverNetting Boppy

Homecoming Outfits Changing Table Diaper Bag Formula

Bodysuits (10-14) Changing Table Pad Stroller Toys Baby Bottles (8oz)

Side Snap Shirts (8-10) Changing Table Pad Covers (6) Car Seats Bottle Drying Rack

Gowns (6) Dresser Car Seat Toys Bottle Brush

Socks (4-6 pairsbaby) GliderRocking Chair Travel Mirror Dishwasher Baskets

Hangers White Noise Machine Window Sunshade Bowls

CoatBunting Blankets (for later) Sunscreen Spoons

Pajamas Storage Baskets Stroller Travel Bag High Chairs

Bibs (16-20) Nursery Decoration PlayTime Booster Seat

Splish Splash Diaper Pail with Bags Full Size Swing Food Processor

Washcloths Safety First Bouncy Seats Baby Food Storage

Bath Toys Baby Monitor Stationary Entertainer HotCold Pack

Baby WashShampoo Cabinet and Door Latches Baby Carrier Bottle Warmer

Baby LotionOil Safety Gates Twin Infant Carrier KeepsakesBaby Bathtub Outlet Covers Crib Toys Twin Photo AlbumsFrames

Bathwater Thermometer Digital Thermometer Crib Light Baby Book

Cotton Swabs First Aid Kit Board Books Thank You NotesStationary

Diaper CreamOintment Smoke Alarm Baby GymPlay mat Disposable Camera

Petroleum Jelly MusicDVDrsquos Newspaper from Birthday

Stain Remover MUST HAVE CD PlayerDock for Music

Dye Free Detergent NICE TO HAVE Mobiles Need more info Baby Nail Clippers Borrow if you can Email us todayBrushComb Skip It

Multiple Necessities

wwwTwiniversitycom ClassesTwiniversitycommultiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 33

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples34

Bottle Choice MattersAll Dr Brownrsquostrade bottles feature our Patented Internal Vent System that reduces colic and helps preserve vitamins See our 2-Packs of Standard Wide-Neck and Glass bottles at BestBottlecom Like you we know that good things are even better when they come in pairs

2-Pack 8 ozStandard Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozWide-Neck Bottles

2-Pack 4 ozGlass Bottlescopy2012 Handi-Craftreg Company

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Twins_Adai 1 121411 116 PM

From Delivery Room Divas to the Birds and the Bees we are seeking your stories Check out our guidelines and send us your ideas

tots to teens amp everything

next issue

sneak peek

in between

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples35

Page 26: 2013 Baby Gear Guide

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples26

Cultural Care Au Pair offers

live-in childcare for up to 2 yearsa weekly cost of just $355weekqualified amp carefully screened candidatespersonalized matching servicea cultural exchange experience for the whole family

Want more information Contact 7049420729 or

email RebeccaPeplinskirepculturalcarecom

Looking for an alternative to

daycare

discounts for families with multiples

All submissions entered will be consideredreviewed by the Twiniversity Mom Squad The chosen twinnies will be featured on Twiniversity and will receive a toy from our sponsor Step2

Send us your submission today

aiden

amp kiernan

kayla

amp lily

trevor

amp jona

h

jackamp

jameso

n

Thanks to Step2 for partnering with us and

congrats to our 1st Quarter winners

yoursquove got twins and wersquod love for them

to be our next

Designed GREEN for a new generation of eco-minded mothers and their babies

YOUR AD COULD BE HEREWersquore reaching parents of multiples all around the globe and wersquod love for you to

be a part Contact talithamultiplicitymagcom to learn about ad rates and securing your spot in a future issue

A Survival Guide from Pregnancy through the First Year with Twins

Natalie Diaz Twiniversity Founder

having two

What to DoWhen Yoursquore

coming soon

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 27

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples28

just for mom

best cradle by itrsquos you babeNeed help supporting your aching tummy The Best Cradle was

designed specifically for moms carrying multiples This amazingly soft super comfortable and adjustable pregnancy support garment provides safe and effective relief for multiple aches and pains often

felt during pregnancy Flannel backed elastics surround the entire tummy while gently lifting and supporting the babies as if cradling

with your own hands The Best Cradle is so effective and comfortable yoursquoll forget you have it on Enthusiastically recommended by

Healthcare Professionals for relief of back abdominal and hip pain often felt during pregnancy Made in the USA

retail $6900

kelo-cote scar gelKelo-cote is the only patented transparent self-drying 100 silicone

gel which improves the appearance of scars and prevents abnormal and excessive scar formation A favorite of doctors and patients

since 1998 Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to help reduce the redness hardness elevation itch and pain associated with scars

Kelo-cotersquos patented silicone scar gel dries within minutes forming a flexible breathable waterproof sheet over the affected area

More than 80 of Twiniversity review team would recommend Kelo-cote for scar therapy making it Twiniversity approved

retail $2199+

grandparent gift companyThe Grandparent Gift Company offers truly unique gift items perfect

for the new mother or grandmother From ultrasound gifts and handfootprint items to customized art for the nursery and home

greeting cards and sentiment plaques this company has something for anyone wishing to cherish those early years with baby All of the

poems and sentiments you find on our products were written by Teri Harrison They are one-of-a-kind copyrighted sentiments you will

not find anywhere else The Grandparent Gift Company also includes a special Twin section complete with brag books frames poems

greeting cards and plaques etc

retail $1299+

just for mom

belli skin carersquos elasticity belly oilBellirsquos Elasticity Belly Oil maintains the look of smooth healthy skin with a blend of scientifically researched ingredients that helps prepare skin for stretching during pregnancy It contains a luxurious blend of pure plant extracts to nourish and moisturize the skin The aromatherapy benefit of lavender soothes and calms the senses It contains Vitamin E and grapeseed oil both of which are rich in antioxidants The Belly Oil is allergy tested contains no artificial dyes and is phthalate free This product is also cruelty-free and not tested on animals

100 of Twiniversity testers would recommend this product to another mom making it Twiniversity approved

retail $3900

beacutebeacute au lait nursing coversLooking for a little extra privacy while nursing on-the-go Beacutebeacute au Lait Nursing Covers will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime anywhere and in any company Beacutebeacute au Lait has developed and patented the Rigiflextrade neckline system which features flexible material that holds the nursing cover away from mom and baby This allows airflow and all-important eye contact for focused bonding between mother and child But what makes Rigiflextrade necklines really unique is what you donrsquot see the technology used to create the neckline has important safety features built-in that prevent fabric wear and tear This means that wash after wash you can trust that your nursing cover meets impeccable safety and product quality standards Covers come in 20 styles

retail $3500

milkmakers lactation cookiesMilkmakers cookies and mixes include natural key ingredients to BOOST your breast milk supply The result a well-fed baby and a happy family It is hard to juggle work kids and everything else that life throws at you Milkmakers lactation cookies are an easy way to gain the nutrition you need for breastfeeding as well as a delicious healthy treat that you can share with your families Cookies come in flavors like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin can be purchased as a mix in individual bags or even by subscription

retail $1499+

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 29

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples30

superM O M

sponsored by

We are partnering with MAM to

recognize 12 of the most outstanding

moms of multiples around the the

worldTo nominate a

Mom please complete the form

online and tell us why she should

be one of our Super MOMs All submissions will be reviewed and

considered by the Twiniversity Mom

Squad The chosen Super MOM of the

month will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift

Card Even Super Woman needs a day

off every now and then

Do you know a truly Super MOM

Are you a Super MOM

Recognize her today

shannon

amy

natalie

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ldquoFor anyone expecting or raising multiples this book needs to be on their recommended reading listrdquo mdashMultipleBirthsFamiliescom

ldquoOffers advice to frazzled parentsrdquo mdashBrooklyn Daily Eagle

ldquoFull of information it is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twinsrdquo mdashTwin Research and Human Genetics

A must-read book

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multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples 31

multiplicity the must-have magazine for all moms of multiples32

registering for baby ieso the initial shock of the fact that there are indeed two or more tiny babies in your tummy has worn off (okay so it never really wears off) and yoursquore ready to start preparing for their arrival You arrive at the store to register but draw a blank Do you need two cribs Do you have room for two swings highchairs and other play equipment to get you through that first year If yoursquove been to any baby store itrsquos easy to become overwhelmed by the mass amount of products and accessories you could purchase However before losing anymore sleep over what you need and what you can do without we offer a cheat sheet of items in just about every possible baby category If the multiples are your first you may receive an abundance of gifts from showers but if not remember that you can save a ton of money by purchasing from consignment stores and consignment sales that many moms of multiples clubs offer in the spring and fall of each year

Herersquos to peace of mind when it comes to registering and welcoming your twins home

sby natalie diaz

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