Babywearing is essential to growing happy babies in general, and twin babies are no different. The logistics of wearing two babies at once can feel daunting and tricky, but there are ways to babywear twins from infancy through toddlerhood.
When the boys were around 6 months old, I got a wrap carrier. Though it was a beautiful wrap, by that time, it wasn’t ideal for wearing both at the same time. It did work out well, however, for short walks or errands to wear one baby and hip carry the other baby. The wrap may have worked well to wear both when the boys were newborns, but it still would’ve been pretty challenging for me.
Fortunately, early on in the boys’ lives, I discovered the Weego Twin Carrier.
This carrier is awesome, and makes getting out with two babies much more practical than when trying to wear two in dual slings or pouches or the often challenging to tie on wrap. It is easy, safe, and comfortable to wear. The babies fit securely into little pouches where they are in a supportive seat. They are not hanging like in the Bjorn-like other twin carrier I found.
Under that blanket I’m wearing in this photo are my boys at 4 months old. They were asleep, warm and happy, while I attended my cousin’s wedding.
Finn woke up during the reception. He was a bit upset by the noise level. It’s a good thing he was so close to me. I can’t imagine how upset he might have been if he’d woken up in a stroller somewhere.
I wore my boys in the Weego Twin Carrier until they reached the maximum weight (around 15lbs each), and my body was telling me it was time to move one baby to a back carry. The boys were about 7 months old when we made the next carrier transition.
(Weego Twin Carriers can be purchased at the website: http://www.weego.com/en/produkte/weego_twin.php).
Starting around 7.5-8 months old (15lbs each), I began wearing the boys in two Beco Butterfly 2 baby carriers, one front, one back.
These carriers are great for wearing older babies and young toddlers (they do come with infant inserts to wear younger babes, too). They are easy to put on, safe for the little ones, secure, and supportive. They’re also really well-made and come in beautiful patterns. I wore my boys as shown in the photo (alternating who was on front/back every time to keep things fresh and “fair”) until just last week when I transitioned to two Boba Toddler Carriers, which have longer torsos for longer/taller babes. My boys are currently 15 m0nths old and 20 and 25lbs, and they still love being worn.
Wearing my twins these ways has worked so well for me and my boys!
The babes are able to remain close, sleep while we’re out, see what I see, and be carried, which they both really love. I am able to pop them on and off easily (much more easily than getting out a stroller, putting it together, getting the boys in and buckled up, etc), keep them close, which is important to me considering the attention they are often given, and feel balanced while wearing them. My arms are free to shop, hold hands with Rowan or my husband, do chores or errands. Plus, and this is essential, my back doesn’t get tired!
While I do use a stroller more and more often now that my boys enjoy getting out and running around, I highly recommend wearing twin babies as long as they are happy being worn. I plan to continue wearing my babes until they tell me they’re “all done”.