When we found out we were having twins our minds immediately went to how much more expensive it was going to be than one! Two of EVERYTHING- car seats, cribs, carriers, bouncers, floor sets, etc. etc. One of my friends even said to me at one point that our baby registry gave her anxiety because of how much we needed of everything! We were so stocked on things before the babies were born that our house literally looked liked a Babies R Us! We quickly realized that was not what we wanted. Don’t get me wrong- we were psyched about having kids and starting a family but we still wanted an adult friendly house also! We love to entertain and wanted to keep some aspects of our house feeling like it did when it was just the two of us. And not only that, but we also quickly realized that we really didn’t NEED 2 of everything. So many people bought us two of everything- mostly when it came to clothes, but also stuffed animals, toys, really thing that we could have gotten away with only having one of and quickly learning a nice lesson on SHARING! 🙂
The last time I was shopping with my mom (being the fabulous grandma she is) she wanted to buy them some things, and she gets how we feel about “stuff” and not wanting to have to much of it cluttering our lives, but still wanted to buy them anything we needed. We really wanted to get them in a walker because they are already moving so much and have the interest in walking, just not the skills yet! And she suggested buying two. I told her how we have this theory that they don’t always need to be doing the same thing at the same time and it was perfectly fine to only buy one and have them take turns. It’s actually good for them to be able to do that and hopefully grow up with a little patience and understanding about “waiting your turn!” A concept that seems to be lost in a lot of kids these days!
So, that is just how we feel about the whole two of everything concept when it comes to twins, it isn’t necessarily for everyone, but it does also help with cutting costs on everything. Lets face it, some things are just going to be expensive with twins, like double the diapers, wipes, formula, etc. So why not save a little in places that are flexible?!
Here are some great tips for saving money when buying multiple items..
~Babies/Toys R Us offer a twin discount- all you have to do is buy two of the exact same item and tell them at the register that it is for twins and you save 10%, unless it’s over $100, then one is half off!
~Payless Shoes offer a BOGO deal for shoes for twins, forever!
~Check out the Multiple Birth Discounts on the Twiniversity Website: https://www.twiniversity.com/twiniversity-multiple-birth-discounts/
~call 1-800-726-7377 to request a free package from the Pampers Multiples Birth program
~call 1-888-665-3257 for a free package on the Luvs Multiples Birth Program
~and Beech Nut and Gerber also have similar programs and send coupons upon calling and requesting.
There is quite a bit of help out there for anyone who needs it that is expecting twins or has already had them for a couple of years. It’s always worth it to check out ways to save a dollar here and there!
**I hope this post was helpful! I have gotten a few requests to review some items I could and could not live without as a mom of twins so stay tuned for some of those!! This is just the beginning of all of the money saving aspects from a couple of teachers with twins 🙂