We obviously already have a crib that Gracie actually currently sleeps in, as it is converted into a toddler bed for the time being. We found this crib today that matches our set and it was on clearance! It is not the same exact crib, Gracie's is big and fancy, but we don't really have the room for that so we went with the matching smaller crib. Like I said, it was on clearance, plus we got 15% off, plus it came with a free Simmons mattress! So we ended up getting them both for around $280! At our mulitples class the other night, parents of twins came to talk to us and most of them had the babies sleeping in thier own cribs by 4 months so we thought we would get it now and be prepared!
I know I already have a car seat from Gracie but I thought it would be cute to have matching car seats for the twins. I know it sounds high-maintance but it sounds cute right? Well, they don't make mine anymore of course. So again, found these awesome Graco car seats, again on clearance. We got 15% of each on top of that and then because we bought 2, we got an additional 10% multiple discount too! Each car seat came to about $90! You can't ask for a better deal than that! Graco is a trusted brand and these got good reviews. The pattern is nice too because it is gender friendly since we don't know what we are having.
I did A LOT of research on double strollers and so did my mom. I looked everywhere I went and searched Craig's List and yard sales websites. I really didn't find much I liked. After test drving some and reading reviews, I decided that this was probably our best bet. This is just a stroller frame, but the car seats snap into it. The frame itself is lightweight and folds up pretty compact. It will be easy to put in the car. It manuevers ok too. The other strollers were either way too heavy or didn't fold up very well and would not fit in the car. We figured that this would last us until they are a year, because they are usually in the infant carriers until then. Next summer we will then buy a double umbrella stroller. We have already been eyeing those up too! Grandma and Grandpa were very generous and purchased this for us with thier 10% off coupon! Thanks guys!
Wouldn't you know it but our pack and play got recalled last year. And because you had to cut some parts out of it to send back, it wasn't worth keeping so we threw it out. So now we need another one. I also must say that we have way cuter designs now than they did before too. Gracie's was cute but they don't make that one anymore. I found this one today at my new favorite store called Buy Buy Baby. It is brown and orange so again, gender friendly and it has little giraffes all ove it. Why do I like this one? Well of all the play yards out there, this is one of the only ones that has a high changing pad area. This way 2 babies can fit in there and we can still change their diaper. We can keep this downstairs so we don't always have to put them to sleep or change thier diapers upstairs you know, because our house is so huge! I have actually not purchased this yet but made up my mind today, and so did Chuck that we will get this one next week.
I don't know if we really need another swing but this one is just so darn cute. It is not a full-size swing like our other one. This one can go with us if we go to other people's house too. I love the colors and the little critters on it, especially the owl. I have a thing for owls. It wasn't expensive. My sister got it with her discount and I had gift cards saved up too. I think it will be practical.
And again, don't know if we need another bouncy seat, we do have 2, but I figure you can never have too many places to put one of the babies. Plus our house has 3 different levels so we can disperse them around on them. This obvisously matches the swing and again is way cute. It vibrates. Amy got this for me with her discount too. It doesn't play music which made it cheaper than others.
So there you go. Some new baby gear we have purchased. We are going to have one crowded house I tell you! I feel better though knowing that we have begun to get things ready because you never know when then these little wonders will want to make thier appearance!