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21 useful (and adorable!) gifts for parents expecting multiples

I'm currently expecting twins so I've done a lot of research (more hours than I want to admit to anyone) on the best products for twin babies and toddlers. This gift guide will give you options on what to get parents of multiples, whether a mama is currently pregnant or their littles are infants—and beyond. And remember, having multiple babies does not mean that parents need duplicates of *everything.* Most families likely already have the basics (car seat and bassinets) taken care of so these are all the cute extras they'll love to have.

Here are the best products for multiple babies:

Lalo high chair 

I chose this chair over the other gazillion ones available because once your children outgrow the high chair mode, this turns into a toddler play chair, which gives your investment a way longer life than other feeding chairs. It's also super stylish and modern without compromising any of the safety needs for little ones.

$195

TwinGo carrier

I love baby wearing because it's so beneficial for everyone involved, however one parent cannot carry two babies in regular carriers. Enter: TwinGo, the one carrier in the market that allows you to wear two babies at the same time. It's ideal for parents who will be solo with two kids, and after some practice, it's as easy to use as any other carrier.

$215

Table for two seat

This ingenious seat for two is key for one parent to be able to bottle-feed two infants at the same time. It's also safe to strap babies in there while the bottles are being prepared. The cover comes in different colors and it's water-resistant for easy cleaning. Plus, there's a bottle holder on each side so parents won't need to worry about mixing the bottles up. Genius!

$279

Uppababy Vista stroller 

The Vista is the only UPPAbaby stroller that allows you to configure it to push up to three kids at the same time. You can have two bassinets, two car seats or two rumble seats (depending at what stage your kids are). Pro tip: Add a kickboard for an older child to stand on. Babies will be positioned vertically instead of next to each other, which make the Vista a great stroller for city parents as it easily goes through doors and entrances.

$1109

4moms mamaRoo swing

Both parents of singletons and multiples recommend having one baby swing or rocker to put down baby safely to be able to do something else. The mamaRoo has been a favorite in the parenting world because of the soothing settings it has. Keep in mind, this is not a sleep device so do not use overnight or leave your baby unattended in it. Pro tip: You can add a newborn insert and toys to keep your little one entertained and calm for hours.

$249

Humble Bee diaper bag 

This is hands down my favorite diaper bag out there and it's great for all parents, whether you have one or three. Some of our favorite features? It's super spacious, water-resistant, has an insulated pocket to prevent milk spoiling, clips easily into any stroller and the changing pad is next level—store diapers and wipes together so you don't need to carry the entire bag for a changing.

$59.95

Baby Brezza formula mixer 

If you know you are going to formula or combo feed the Baby Brezza is a must-have. This contraption makes bottles in less than 30 seconds (which in the middle of the night with screaming babies can be a lifesaver). You can set the amount of water, the type of formula and let the machine do its thing. I personally love that I never have to worry about having clots in the bottle—it's always the perfect consistency.

$203.61

Comotomo bottle set 

Speaking of bottle feeding, this Comotomo bottle set is fabulous for parents of multiple newborns. You can get it in two different colors (pink and green) to help differentiate between which baby gets what bottle (which I think is a great idea for identical twins) and the wide nipple resembles a breast, helping babies switch easily from bottle to boob if you choose.

$59.99

Lively Mesh Trim Maternity Bralette

There are so many breastfeeding bras out there, but trust me when I say this is my absolute favorite. The second I put it on, I felt three million times better. The material is softer so it doesn't make nipples itch. The cute is flattering and sexy, and does not make your boobs look like a shapeless blob. Plus, I love the details like the mesh around the cups and the overlap in fabric that covers your full breast.

$35

My Breast Friend nursing pillow

Breastfeeding pillows are great because they help mom distribute the weight of baby. This pillow is designed specifically for twins, allowing mom to put one baby at each breast. If you're looking for just one, we're obsessed with this one that we created with all mamas in mind.

$64.99

Wireless Elvie double pump 

This double pump is hands-free and super quiet. You place it inside your bra, allowing you to move around and do other things while pumping. Each bottle holds up to 5-ounces and are dishwasher-safe. As someone who pumped for 6 months and felt very limited while being attached to one for 30-40 minutes at a time, this is glorious.

$499.99

Thule jogging double stroller 

This running stroller is ideal for adventurous parents as it performs well in all terrains. The canopies are separate so you can keep one baby shaded while the other takes in the view. The seats can also recline independently, allowing you to customize for your littles. Bonus: It folds super easily and it's great to maneuver around the city or the country!

$699.95

Tossits bags

If you ask me, every parent should have these in their car. It's so easy for cars to get messy and stinky with children and Tossits comes to the rescue. You attach the bags to the back of the passenger's seat and once your children are done with their snack, you (or them) can toss the garbage in a bag. Once the bag is full or the trip is over, simply rip the full bag and throw it in the trash at destination.

$15.99

TwinZ pillow 

This pillow is perfect to have your littles lounge next to each other, letting you be more hands-free. Once they are ready, they can also do tummy time together. Or you can put it on your lap and have both babies snuggle with you at the same time. Remember, this is not safe for sleep so do not leave a baby snoozing unattended.

$139.99

Boob breastfeeding shirt

This boob design shirt allows for easy access to the breasts for pumping or breastfeeding. Their garments are well-designed for moms to be able to feed their children without having to hassle and fight with their clothes. I chose this one in particular for twin moms because it has a secret message when you look at yourself in the mirror.😉

$69

Ever Eden lifting + firming lotion 

All birthing bodies deserve a little pampering, but especially bodies of those carrying multiples—after all, bringing a human (or two) into this world is just magical. This evereden lotion is soft, soothing and makes your skin feel incredibly refreshed.

$42

DockATot lounger

This is great to safely put babies down while you're relaxing on the couch or pumping. You can also purchase a toy arc for it to turn into a play mat as they get a little older. It's not meant for co-sleeping or safe sleeping so don't leave babies unattended in these.

$195

Twins On Board car sign

Driving around with little ones can be stressful, so adding this sign to your car will allow others to know that there are two little babies with you.

$6.84

Baby Monitor + two cameras

When I was a first-time mom, I thought I could get away with just an audio monitor, which we did while baby was an infant, but as soon as he could sit or stand up, it was clear we needed a camera monitor. So I recommend starting from the beginning with one that will last you forever.

$116.99

Shopping cart hammock

If one of the parents needs to do a shopping run solo with the twins, these shopping cart hammocks are absolutely the best. You can have both babies visible, while still having full access to toss groceries into the cart. Note: They are only good until babies start to sit up by themselves.

$49.95

Bath Time book for twins

This is just a cute book to have around to read to your kids about every day tasks, like bath time. 🛁

$6.99

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If you're already feeling a bit of cabin fever, it's time to get outside for some fresh air, mama. Whether you've planned your days around homeschooling activities or have decided on taking a more laid-back approach, there's always one thing that everyone in the family can agree on: playing outside!

From playhouses to tree swings, we've found 12 of the best outdoor toys to keep your little ones busy in the backyard during the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Gardening tools

kids gardening tools

Even the smallest of gardeners need the right tools to get the job done! These wooden + metal gardening tools look (and work) just like the real thing, and are crafted from natural materials and without toxic paints or finishes. Your little one will love getting their hands dirty while also developing their motor skills.

$27.99

2. Sidewalk chalk

kids washable chalk bucket

Get the kids outside to create sidewalk drawings (and positive messages for neighbors!). This giant bucket is filled with 50 washable chalk sticks, providing hours of outdoor fun.

$11.92

3. Water beads

kids water beads

Simply put, water beads are just so much fun! These smooth, squishy beads create an awesome tactile experience and are prefect for sensory play in a water table or any type of small container. You can even use them to practice color recognition, sorting, counting and so much more.

$10.99

4. Picnic + sensory table

picnic and sensory kids table

Sensory tables are a staple in any preschool classroom—and can be in your own home, too. They're perfect for stimulating your little one's senses and facilitating play, creativity and exploration. This beautiful table has a built-in sandpit that can hold up to 50 lbs of play sand or nearly 3 gallons of water. Plus, it doubles as a place to paint, color or draw.

$116.99

5. Web swing

kids outdoor web swing

This swing will take you back to simpler times and long, warm summer days spent swinging outside. With more than 1,000 great reviews, this is a bestseller for a reason. It holds up to 600 lbs so multiple kids can hop on (even parents can join in!), and the tree straps are built to be durable.

$69.99

6. Pool

mini inflatable pool

There's really not much to say here other than WE COULD NOT BE MORE OBSESSED WITH THIS POOL! Measuring 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall, it's big enough for you and the kiddos (ummm or just you?) to stay cool. And have we mentioned all the fun designs? Swoon. 😍

$45

7. Scooter

kids radio flyer scooter

Whether you're zipping through city streets or riding up and down your suburban driveway, a good scooter is a must have for outdoor fun. It's a great way for little ones to improve their balance and coordination while also having a blast!

$22.88

8. Sprinkler

kids giant sprinkler

Nothing says summer like a giant inflatable cactus sprinkler in your backyard 🤣 This playful sprinkler stands almost 6 feet high and is the perfect way for kids to cool off during those hot days. (Shh, we won't tell if you want to join in on the fun, too!)

$58.99

9. Jumper

kids junior jumper

If you're looking for a jumping toy but don't want a full trampoline, this jumper is the perfect solution. It's super bouncy, super safe and really fun! This one is sized perfectly for smaller jumpers, and can handle multiple kiddos at once.

$169.95

10. Wheelbarrow

Radio Flyer kids wheelbarrow

If your kids are going to play outside, they might as well pitch in with the yard work 🤷🏽♀️. This classic wheelbarrow looks just like the real thing—just a lot smaller! Little ones will love filling it up, pushing it around, dumping it out, and then doing it alllll over again and again.

$39.99

11. Oceanbound tide pool set

For the littlest ones, it's easy to keep it simple. Take their bath toys and use them in a new way outside. With this tide pool set, there are so many opportunities for fun sensory play, whether it's in a sandbox, a rice sensory bin or just good old fashioned dirt. We especially love that these toys are made from 100% recycled plastic and that they come in their own adorable storage bag that can also be used for play.

$19.99

12. Wooden playhouse

Kids playhouse

This one is spendy for sure, but a sturdy, beautiful playhouse is an investment that will pay off in years of imaginative play for everyone from young toddlers to school-aged kiddos. This one is large enough for several children yet compact enough to work in even tiny backyard spaces. It's made from 100% cedar wood and features several large built-in windows, flower boxes, a working door + doorbell, and even a chalkboard.

$289

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If you had to only choose one product to toss in your bag, what would it be? Our guess is you're looking for something that's easy-to-use, affordable, clean and multi-tasks for you—something that'll simplify your routine because you have other things to worry about than what beauty product to grab (like making that Zoom meeting in time while you're working from home).

Enter: Arrow Beauty—a clean beauty brand created by Birchbox with products designed to save you time.

I had the chance to try out the entire product line and, let's just say I've made sure to toss one everywhere—in my bag, on my desk, in the bathroom. And during this pandemic, it's made getting ready (okay, looking presentable for video calls) in the mornings so much simpler.

Each product is created to be something you grab and go when you're in a rush. Everything is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and mineral oil, vegan and cruelty-free so you can still give your littles all the snuggles and kisses without stressing about transferring any bad ingredients over. And, they're designed to travel well. Birchbox made sure Arrow Beauty featured leak-proof and carry-on friendly items. Did we mention everything is under $25?

Here's what is in their first launch:

Nourishing lip oil

birchbox arrow lip oil

This one might be my favorite from the collection. A lip oil that leaves a high-shine finish that isn't sticky (!!!) and keeps your lips moisturized for hours. It comes in clear, perfect to top off your favorite shade, or color enhancing pink that reacts to the pH level of your skin, making a unique shade for you.

$16

Radiant skin moisturizer

birchbox arrow skin moisturizer

Have no time in the morning? Massage this into your skin for the ultimate pick-me-up. It has a subtle sheen that illuminates and nourishing ingredients—hyaluronic acid and aloe—that hydrates and gives you a glow.

$24

Color enhancing lip balm

birchbox arrow lip balm

The Birchbox team listened to customer feedback to reformulate their OG tinted balm and it's *so* good. There are three shades—berry, coral and blush—that look incredible on all skin tones because it reacts to the pH in your skin to enhance your natural color. Even better? It's buildable!

$15

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on so many people's lives, and mamas everywhere are feeling it especially hard. The outbreak has been an especially scary time for pregnant women who worry about getting the support they need during this already challenging time.

At Motherly, nothing is more important to us than helping mamas everywhere feel supported and empowered from the very beginning of their motherhood journey. That's why we took two major steps toward helping pregnant women everywhere feel more confident right now:

First, we wrote the pregnancy + birth book you deserve.

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