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    Default Twin gift/book recommendations

    I have a family member who Is three weeks off having her twins just wanting to buy her a great book on raising twins or something along those lines?
    Also for those with twins what gift did you find was most valuable or even unexpected that came in handy?

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    The best book I had was called Twins - a practical guide to parenting by Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan. It was Australian so the info was more relevant than the American/UK ones.

    As for a practical gift - the best thing I had was probably the girls bath seats. They were just from Target I think, and it meant that you could bath them without having to hang onto a squirming wriggly baby/ies. Other practical things like lots of socks and singlets were fantastic, although a little boring , but I never realised how many I would actually go through especially with 2 chucky babies. Nappies were another thing we recieved heaps of. We also were given an extra big playmat/play gym which meant they could lay under it together. Another thing that will come in handy is a big basket made up of lots of food - cans of soup, museli bars, nice biscuits etc. Shopping with twins is hard - everyone wants to look and ask questions so I would of love something that kept me well fed while I was a bit housebound with the bubs at the start.

    There is a good website called Think Twins with lots of ideas for twinnies

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    To be honest the best thing I had when the twins were born was someone who came and cleaned my house a couple of hours once a week - I was lucky as my council offered this service at a reduced rate usually for 6 weeks, but as 1 of my twins has a health issue (nothing major) they extended it for 6 mths.

    It was just someone to do the vacuuming, mopping the floors, clean my bathroom and kitchen.

    I got heaps of presents for the babies but having a house cleaner even for a little while was a godsend. I would have also loved soemone to make meals for the family so I didn't have to think about cooking when the twins where small and I was still trying to get into a routine.

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    Just subbing to this thread as I have a friend that is pregnant with twins and I would like to know what to get her once she has them

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    I'd go with some meals for the freezer and a cleaner for a few weeks.

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    essentials I use every day

    Flanelette nappies (the soft cotton ones) these are great inside the bunny rugs for swaddling, and are fantastic for folding and putting under babies head - so when the dribble r vomit I dont have to keep stripping basinette sheets


    As an extra I ad white face washers under their little heads (on top of the flanelette nappies) and I can remove them without too much disturbance

    Wet wipes - I received 100's and after a few weeks at home the supply is rapidly dwindiling

    I got really sucked into buying "pretty" blankets with no wamth in them, I only relalized this once I go thome, so if you know an Aunty who can croche' - that would be an amazing gift and keepsake. DH's aunty sent us two croched woolen blankets and they are amazing, the weight and wamth in them is just beautiful, I would be lost without them, and I use them every day

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    One more thing : I found it easier to watch a DVD of a book as it didnt take as much time :-)


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