This question comes to us from Anthony. He says, “My wife and I are not going to get a minivan when the twins come. What SUV do you recommend that would be the best fit for a family plus anyone else who’s helping like Grandma or other helpers?”
SUV with Third Row Seat
I don’t have a recommendation for one particular SUV because those models change every year. However, I have a couple of principles that you need to keep in mind when you’re looking for transportation for your twins in a SUV. You definitely want to look for something that has a third row seat. This will give you room to expand your family or to accommodate Grandma or someone who wants to help with the twins.
Twins Seating Arrangements
Now, you especially need the third seat, of course, if you have more than just the twins, if you have children already. We put our twins in the middle row, so that my wife and I, or whoever is in the front row seats, could reach back and easily tend to them if necessary. With the twins in the middle seat, they were also easier to get in and out because they were right by the door.
We put our other boys in the very back seat because they were relatively more self-sufficient. They can jump out of their car seat once we reach back and unbuckle them from their harnesses.
Think through how you’re going to situate your twins, ideally being in the middle row so it’s easier to reach from the front. But then you also have room in the back in the third row seat for any additional family members that are going to be helping you with your twins.
This question was originally addressed on the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast episode 16: Twin Gender Surprise, Bottle Confusion, and Sleep Tips.
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