Driving away from the hospital with multiple newborn babies seems like the most amazing, yet scary thing that you will ever go through. That is until you try to leave the house for the first time with your multiples. Getting more than one baby fed, changed and dressed and getting yourself ready, all while packing a bag that prepares for anything that might come up while you are out would make even the most social of butterflies want to stay home! With these few tips each trip out can be a little bit easier!
pack right and pack often
Start with a slightly oversized diaper bag and just make sure it has a ton of pockets. For each baby, make sure you have any supplies you need to feed them for at least one feeding, an extra outfit for each of them, as well as all supplies to change their diapers including a changing pad, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream. Having two diapers for each baby for each hour you expect to be out seems like a lot, but that will make sure you are covered for any blow-outs. Make sure to include an extra swaddle blanket (they can be used for a cover-up, changing station or just a clean place to put one baby down) and an extra pacifier for each baby. Packing a wet bag or just a few storage bags is a must so you have a place to put wet or soiled clothes. You don’t want those mingling with your clean things, and especially not with their bottles and other items they may put in their mouth. When you return home from your outing, be sure to re-pack anything you used right away to ensure you aren’t missing anything on your next outing.
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