With two buns in the oven, you might be a bit overwhelmed getting your life organized and your home ready to welcome two little babies. At the top of your to-do list: brainstorm twin nursery ideas. To help you out, we’ve listed 10 twin nursery ideas, tips, and tricks to set up your space so that it’s safe, cute, and practical. It’s never too early to start planning and outfitting your nursery, especially if you’re pregnant with not one, but two babies.
Don’t wait until your third trimester to do the bulk of your nursery prep work. Get it taken care of ahead of time so you won’t have as much to worry about when you’re extra tired, bursting at the seams, and preparing for delivery.
Another reason it’s a good idea to start early is that twins are usually pretty eager to get out of your tummy. It’s common to deliver twins a couple of weeks earlier than the full 40-week term. Before you go out and buy double of all the cute things in sight, make a list of the baby essentials. The crib is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your nursery, and you’ll need one for each of your precious bundles of joy!
You’ll spend a lot of time keeping your twins safe and out of trouble during their waking hours. For Newton Baby’s sleep safety tips, read our full article here.
Separating the cribs also helps minimize distractions and noise during naptime and nighttime. Putting a noisemaker on while your babies slumber can help them sleep peacefully through the night without waking each other up. Install two cameras in the nursery (one for each crib) and keep an eye on both babies via one monitor.
As you probably already know, you’ll need a good amount of storage space in your nursery. With two babes, you’ll need twice as many diapers, bibs, socks, burp cloths, onesies… well, you get the idea. But you may not need as much storage space as you think — especially if you make a point of going through things frequently to get rid of what they’ve outgrown.
Put their initials or name on the wall above their crib or hang a picture or print that’s special for each one. The biggest challenge of setting up a nursery for twins is figuring out what you need and where you’re going to fit it all! Decorate with black and white and choose an accent color for each twin. Choose from gray, white, pink, and blue mattress covers to fit your color scheme! If you and your partner love to travel, work your favorite trips into your nursery decorations using photos, maps, globes, and even airplanes or hot air balloons. To add a special touch for each little one, hang different photos or prints of places you’ve been by each crib.
If you want to personalize the decorations for each twin, consider choosing one theme but make each crib area different by decking it out with a specific animal. And, finally, choose a color scheme and decorations that show your family’s personality.
Enjoy the ride, keep our tips and tricks in mind, and have fun dreaming up twin nursery ideas.