Are you expecting twins? How exciting, and congratulations! We are beyond thrilled for you!
Expecting and preparing for twins can be overwhelming, and exciting.
Embracing the chaos of having two precious newborn twins is a big deal! I often hear people commenting to twin mamas with unsolicited sympathy, “Your hands are full,” or “Whoops, that was an accident!” or something to that effect; but we root you on!
Twins and babies are a blessing, despite the hard work that accompanies them.
Now that you’re expecting twins, you’re probably even more worried about things like being able to afford two car seats, finding a double stroller, or finding the best baby carriers for twins.
Having twins makes it even more important to get the amazing benefits of babywearing – for both Momma and the babies!
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best baby carriers we could find, as well as some other options, with reviews. That way, you’ll have a full list of choices to choose from to decide what will be best for your family.
Best baby carriers for twins
When shopping for a baby carrier for twins, you may want to think through a few things: do you want a double baby carrier, a double baby backpack, a front baby carrier and a back baby carrier, ring slings or wraps, etcetera.
When you first welcome your newborn twins into your family, you may start with somethings softer with less of a framed backpack-y feel and more of snuggly, cuddly feel. As they grow older and bigger, you may find that the backpack carriers with more of a frame and buckles suit you well.
SOFT WRAPS FOR TWINS
You can even make ring slings very quickly! Once your littles grow a bit, you can use a soft carrier made for twins, but using two ring slings works fantastic for infants. There are a variety of ring sling options, but we love the Tula.
Boba, Moby, Solly, K’Tan, and more. We recommend the Boba wrap. Why? Because it is super affordable and is made with amazingly stretchy fabric, allowing twin newborns to fit perfectly together up against your chest.
We recommend the Boba wrap. Why? Because it is super affordable and is made with amazingly stretchy fabric, allowing twin newborns to fit perfectly together up against your chest.
There are plenty of youtube videos available to learn how to wrap all of that fabric around you and your newborn twins to keep everyone safe.
However, the K’Tan for twins is a simple two-pocket design to get on as there is no wrapping like many of the other wraps. You can only wear the K’Tan with twins until they are up to 10 pounds.
SOFT STRUCTURED CARRIERS FOR TWINS
This soft but structured baby carrier was designed for twins from birth until about 6 months when your littles will outgrow it. You can easily slip each baby into their pouch and have them snuggled up against you.
This baby carrier was made to work with preemies, 3 pounds and up, which is unique. It is more expensive than the soft baby carriers and wraps, but it is simple with very little to no learning curve.
STRUCTURED CARRIERS FOR TWINS
MAXIMOM TWIN CARRIER
“This twin baby carrier arrived on the scene in 2011 and now has an original version as well as the “TwinTrexx 2″. It was invented by a mother of twins and offers some suitable configurations for babies from 7 to 25 pounds. It can be used the front to back, side to side or as a single carrier for each parent or caregiver.
It’s cushioned in all the right places for maximum comfort, and the external pockets offer easy storage. The TwinTrexx is easy to put on and take off. It is currently available in a unisex burgundy color (the Original) and black (TwinTrexx 2) that will work well for any combination of twins.” (source).
Ergo does not make a twin carrier, but you can still make it work if you are hooked on Ergo! You can purchase two of their carriers, wearing a baby on your front and on your back (once they are sitting unassisted and have good head control).
The straps will be bulky sitting on one another, but it works! You can also wear a ring sling for your front or hip baby and the Ergo for a baby on your back!
It is not designed specifically for twins, and there is not an easy way to connect two of them, BUT parents love the Tula SO MUCH that parents of twins make it work to use two of them. The straps sit on top of each other and it is very bulky, but parents who choose this route say it is still comfortable enough.
The Tula is not only known for its incredible comfort and function but has some of the cutest designs available!
The Twingo carrier is a double baby backpack. It is on the more expensive side, but if you were to purchase two different Ergos or Tulas, you would be spending more than if you just bought a Twingo. This is our favorite baby carrier!
It has a back baby carrier and a front baby carrier, connected together by sturdy buckles. You can separate them very easily, which we often do and love. Each backpack carrier has a zipper pocket to throw things into.
This carrier is designed to hold up to 70 pounds! Which is insane. My boys currently weigh 47 pounds combined, and I cannot imagine having 20+ more, BUT I am thankful for the option. When broken apart, each carrier can hold 45 lbs. You can also purchase an infant attachment if you want to use this before they are 10 lbs.
Be sure to watch how to put it on.
This double baby backpack carrier is quite amazing! If you purchase the conversion kit, it can separate into two different carriers. The backpack part of the carrier has a built in diaper bag, which is amazing, but you should know that it ‘s hard to access while you’re wearing it. Still kind of cool, though.
“The carrier includes two insulated bottle holders and 2 compartments for diapers. You don’t have to worry about hauling around a diaper bag as you can carry the essentials with you.” This double baby carrier is made for babies between 10-35 pounds per child or up to 70 pounds total.
Be sure to watch how to put it on
Let us know your thoughts on the best baby carriers for twins, and which on you picked, in the comments!which baby wrap or carrier you decide on for your twins and how you like them!
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