I have been spending quite some time with an old friend of mine, who had given birth to twins a couple of months ago. It was quite stressful at first, and then something changed. I could not figure out what it was, but during our last meeting, I had an “aha” moment and I realized that this is something I would like to share here, on my website.
The thing is that my friend has always been very communicative and active. However, after giving birth it turned out that she could do nothing similar. Having a baby is not an easy task to deal with, but having two is overwhelming. She spent the first month being completely stuck in her bedroom. She was either holding one baby at a time or trying to balance having the two of them in her hands simultaneously.
At some point her husband got tired of it and gave her the best present anyone could come up with in such a situation. After reading some playard reviews at www.best-pack-n-play.com he bought a pack and play playard. She hesitated at first, but she fell in love with it and became fully dependent on it very soon. We can have lunch together again, while her two babies are watching a toybar or listening to melodies in their playard. When they get upset or tired, she turns the vibration mode on to calm them down. Afternoon sleep is so easy now!
I think she got the best pack and play playard there is, because it has everything – a changing table, a bassinet, an organizer for baby stuff. Whenever one of the babies needs a diaper change, there is no need to rush to the bedroom. It is so convenient! And, we even work out together in her backyard again. The folding system is easy and the playard itself is very light, so we move it outside and do a couple of exercises together like we used to in the old days.
To be honest, I used to be terrified of having children in general, and twins, in particular, after seeing her struggle so much. However, I realize now that it is crucially important to get ready for this period of your life and buy the necessities, such as a playard.