How a Minimalist Approach will Save You Money with Twins

Joe Rawlinson by Joe Rawlinson - January 9, 2020

The manufacturers of baby products are very effective in creating specific tools for your babies.

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If you are to financially survive twins, you don’t need to buy a lot of these baby products.

Often times, you can get away with just buying one product and sharing it between your twins.

On a recent trip to the baby store, we saw a “tummy time mat” for sale. This product was colorfully decorated and had some built-in activities.

When faced with the decision to purchase a very specialized baby product, ask yourself this question:

What would I do for my baby if I didn’t have this product?

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In the tummy time example, you don’t need a specialized mat. Try a blanket on the floor. Problem solved.

Save the money. Think minimal.

This might even mean you DIY some solutions for your twins.

Trust me, you’ll need the money for diapers (something you can’t skimp on) and doctor visits.

Picture by Nate Davis

Further Reading

Dad's Guide to Raising Twins book
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the definitive guide to raising twins. "Dad's Guide to Raising Twins" was written for fathers of twins to help guide you through the first several years with twins. Click here to learn more about the book and get your copy.

4 thoughts on “How a Minimalist Approach will Save You Money with Twins”

  1. So glad to find this blog! My wife just had twin identical boys (our first kids), which we just recently brought home from the NICU (where they spent 2 weeks). We are surviving so far, but it looks like this blog will be a great help!

  2. I’m glad I found this blog. After looking at all the different subjects I feel more assured that my wife and I can make having twins work. You see, my wife is due in October with twin girls. We are trying are hardest to get everything in order before our girls come. Thanks for all the great tips!!


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