As design-minded expectant parents ready their homes for new babies, the question of seating is bound to come up. Here at Ohdeedoh we have questioned the necessity of a rocker or glider, but most standard options get blown out of the water when parents learn that they are expecting multiples.
When baby decides to bring a friend (or more) there is an automatic squeeze on space, and that extends to seating. There is no way to hold two infants comfortably in a standard issue glider or rocker, and moms who intend to nurse face even greater challenges. The ideal seating for breastfeeding multiples would have sufficient room to put down each baby along with arm and back support for mama.
My twins are due in two weeks and I have spent much of this pregnancy absolutely stymied by the seating question. There are a handful of double gliders, mostly overstuffed with big rolled arms and staggering price tags. I attended breastfeeding for twins class where the lactation consultant said that most parents of multiples end up on a couch or bed for feedings. We have a fair amount of space in the new nursery and will be using an IKEA Tromsö daybed that we already have, piled with cushions and bolsters for support. We also considered a loveseat or a chair and a half. What have other parents of multiples done for seating?
(Image of daybed seating option: Project Nursery)
- Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph