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This is the stroller every mom with 2+ kids needs

Take my word for it, I'm a twin mom.

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When the ultrasound tech blurted out that we were having twins, my husband started laughing and I was in absolute shock. We had a toddler at home, we already lived in a tight apartment, and the idea of two more babies just overwhelmed me. Once we got past the milestone weeks, and my pregnancy progressed normally—with, in fact, two babies—I started freaking out about all the items we were going to need. So off I went to do some research.

Strollers were the only thing I didn't do any research on, and looking back now, I wish I had. When I was pregnant with our first, I took all the time to test strollers, read reviews and make a list of cons and pros. Eventually, I took my husband to test two brands, one of which we ended up buying. My biggest concern was a stroller that could grow with our family, allowing multiple children to ride in it (maybe I secretly knew I was going to end up with three under 3?). We bought it, used it a ton, and had everything ready for everyone to ride together in it when the twins came. Which they did for a little bit.


When the twins were about 4 months old, and waking up from the fourth trimester, we realized they didn't love riding on the stroller as much as their brother did when he was their age. Initially, I thought it was just one cranky baby, but it turned out that the stroller we had was the problem. We had one of those where one baby goes above the other one, which meant whoever was riding on the bottom seat complained because they couldn't see anything but the back of the top seat.

See, I should've researched because twin parents would've told me to get a side by side stroller so both babies can see you and then as they grow, be able to look at their surroundings.

Enter: the Bumbleride Indie Twin double stroller.

Bumbleride Indie Twin stroller

BUMBLERIDE  Indie Twin - Double Stroller

We went with the grey color, which is stylish and different to other strollers in the market. Ideal to get you and your kids outside doing what you all love.

$799

Mini board for toddlers

BUMBLERIDE  Mini Board Toddler Board

Attach this mini board to the back of your double stroller and off you go with babies and toddler on board. It extends the life of your stroller while keeping it fun for everyone.

$119


This highly-reviewed stroller is ideal for parents of more than one little one (and not necessarily twins) since the seats can be individually adjusted for each kid's needs. It's a stroller that grows with your kids since it can be used from birth with car seats or bassinets. Plus, you can add a toddler board for an older child to join the fun.

What I love about the Bumbleride Indie Twin are things I didn't even know I was looking for as a first-time mom buying our first stroller. For example, the canopy in this double stroller is so spacious and cover all of baby when you are out in the summer days. The break is easy to engage and even flip-flop friendly. The inflatable tires are truly all-terrain, making it an ideal stroller for travel since you can easily push it through sand, snow and trails. And it's so, so, so easy to drive! It comes with a strap for your wrist which I wear all the time because it's such a smooth ride I can push it with just one finger if I wanted. The stroller basket is big enough to carry all of our family's towels, toys and snacks when we head down to the nearest beach.

On top of the fact my babies love to ride in it, I'm most obsessed that this stroller is eco-friendly. The fabric is made from 100% recycled PET, and 25% of the plastic components are sourced from ocean plastics. It's not only a smooth ride for my babies, it's also good for the planet. Win-win.

But best of all? Walking with the twins is much easier since they both get to look around and marvel at the amazing world we live in.

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I felt lost as a new mother, but babywearing helped me find myself again

I wish someone had told me before how special wearing your baby can be, even when you have no idea how to do it.

My first baby and I were alone in our Brooklyn apartment during a particularly cold spring with yet another day of no plans. My husband was back at work after a mere three weeks of parental leave (what a joke!) and all my friends were busy with their childless lives—which kept them too busy to stop by or check in (making me, at times, feel jealous).

It was another day in which I would wait for baby to fall asleep for nap number one so I could shower and get ready to attempt to get out of the house together to do something, anything really, so I wouldn't feel the walls of the apartment close in on me by the time the second nap rolled around. I would pack all the diapers and toys and pacifiers and pump and bottles into a ginormous stroller that was already too heavy to push without a baby in it .

Then I would spend so much time figuring out where we could go with said stroller, because I wanted to avoid places with steps or narrow doors (I couldn't lift the stroller by myself and I was too embarrassed to ask strangers for help—also hi, New Yorkers, please help new moms when you see them huffing and puffing up the subway stairs, okay?). Then I would obsess about the weather, was it too cold to bring the baby out? And by the time I thought I had our adventure planned, the baby would wake up, I would still be in my PJs and it was time to pump yet again.

Slowly, but surely, and mostly thanks to sleep deprivation and isolation, I began to detest this whole new mom life. I've always been a social butterfly. I moved to New York because I craved that non-stop energy the city has and in the years before having my baby I amassed new friends I made through my daily adventures. I would never stop. I would walk everywhere just to take in the scenery and was always on the move.

Now I had this ball and chain attached to me, I thought, that didn't even allow me to make it out of the door to walk the dog. This sucks, I would think regularly, followed by maybe I'm not meant to be a mom after all.


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Time-saving formula tips our editors swear by

Less time making bottles, more time snuggling.

As a new parent, it can feel like feeding your baby is a full-time job—with a very demanding nightshift. Add in the additional steps it takes to prepare a bottle of formula and, well… we don't blame you if you're eager to save some time when you can. After all, that means more time for snuggling your baby or practicing your own well-deserved self-care.

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

1. Use room temperature water

The top suggestion that came up time and time again was to introduce bottles with room temperature water from the beginning. That way, you can make a bottle whenever you need it without worrying about warming up water—which is a total lifesaver when you have to make a bottle on the go or in the middle of the night.

2. Buy online to save shopping time

You'll need a lot of formula throughout the first year and beyond—so finding a brand like Comforts, which offers high-quality infant formula at lower prices, will help you save a substantial amount of money. Not to mention, you can order online or find the formula on shelves during your standard shopping trip—and that'll save you so much time and effort as well.

3. Pre-measure nighttime bottles

The middle of the night is the last time you'll want to spend precious minutes mixing up a bottle. Instead, our editors suggest measuring out the correct amount of powder formula into a bottle and putting the necessary portion of water on your bedside table. That way, all you have to do is roll over and combine the water and formula in the bottle before feeding your baby. Sounds so much better than hiking all the way to the kitchen and back at 3 am, right?

4. Divide serving sizes for outings

Before leaving the house with your baby, divvy up any portions of formula and water that you may need during your outing. Then, when your baby is hungry, just combine the pre-measured water and powder serving in the bottle. Our editors confirm this is much easier than trying to portion out the right amount of water or formula while riding in the car.

5. Memorize the mental math

Soon enough, you'll be able to prepare a bottle in your sleep. But, especially in the beginning or when increasing your baby's serving, the mental math can take a bit of time. If #mombrain makes it tough to commit the measurements to memory, write up a cheat sheet for yourself or anyone else who will prepare your baby's bottle.

6. Warm up chilled formula with water

If you're the savvy kind of mom who prepares and refrigerates bottles for the day in advance, you'll probably want to bring it up to room temperature before serving. Rather than purchase a bottle warmer, our editors say the old-fashioned method works incredibly well: Just plunge the sealed bottle in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes and—voila!—it's ready to serve.



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