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Summer Solutions for Twins

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins

Yay! Summer is (almost) here! But unless you have an au pair to go with you everywhere (in which case I’m super jealous), navigating summer fun with multiples can be…difficult. Let’s make it a little easier on ourselves, shall we? From a double pool float, to a wagon for multiples (and much more), check out our recommendations for the best gear and summer toys for your toddler twins.

At the Pool

With multiples, pools can be tricky — especially if you’re flying solo.

But not to worry; once the kiddos are old enough to sit up on their own, you can get a really cool interconnected double pool float. These make swimming with twins so much easier—especially when it’s just one parent in the pool—because your tots have to stay together!

Poolmaster Learn-to-Swim Mommy & Us Pool Float ~ $34

This clever pool float can hold two little ones up to 40 lbs each (it’s recommended for babies ages 8-24 months). It has a little holder in the center for things like snacks, little toys, sippy cups, etc. Plus, it has a “half ring” opening for a caregiver to slide in and stay close to babies.

Twin Swim Float ~ $42

For parents with twins who are at least 6 months, check out the Twin Swim Float. This is a double pool float that comes with five balls and a splash/play area between the two kids to keep them entertained in the water.

Be aware that it’s best for twins who are able to sit up well. The leg holes are on the larger side and the seats sit closer to the top of the water, so if there’s a chance that your babies will get tired and try to lean back, this is NOT the double pool float for them.

Note: the Twin Swim Float is manufactured in and ships from Belgium; email them at [email protected] to inquire about shipping fees.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins
Twin Swim Float

Outdoor Fun

Now: onto the beach, park, soccer field, and of course, the campground. In all of these places, it will help you greatly if your babies are in the same safe spot.

Pop n’ Sit Portable Booster ~ $29

This travel-friendly booster is simple to fold, sets up easily, and sits lower to the ground making it great for picnics on blankets or watching an older sibling play soccer.

Pop ‘n Sit

The tray is BPA-free (of course) and removable, making this a versatile chair that can be used beyond just mealtime. The Pop n’ Sit can also be used as a booster seat; it comes with safety straps that can be secured onto any chair (see below).

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Using the Pop ‘n Sit as a booster

The Pop ‘n Sit is suitable for kiddos 6 mos and older (who can sit up unassisted), and/or who weigh up to 37 lbs. Many reviewers rave about this portable booster, but a common complaint is that because the seat straps are so low, they dig into children’s legs (ouch).

Photo courtesy of: Martine Boffi - twin stuff
Photo courtesy of: Martine Boffi

Kidco GoPods ~ $64

For a portable activity center, you can get two Kidco GoPods. They fold easily and compactly for car travel. Be sure to use it on solid, level ground, as some parents have had issues with it toppling over on uneven surfaces. *Follow height and weight guidelines to keep those babies safe.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins

Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair ~ $58

For camping or for avid picnickers (yes, it’s a real word), I like the Ciao! Baby portable high chair. This high chair simply folds like a camping chair, so it’s great for car travel. Each chair has a tray, cup holder and a seat strap. It can be used up to 3 years (in theory), but the leg holes are on the smaller side. If your baby has some cute, chunky thighs… it won’t last as long.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins
Ciao! Baby portable high chair

Summer Infant Pop ‘N Play Portable Playard ~ $80

My pick is the Summer Infant Pop ‘N Play Portable Playard. You can also get the Deluxe version which includes a canopy (~ $119), so you don’t have to worry about the evil, evil sun. The playard is big enough for your multiples to fit in together and still have room to play.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins


Radio Flyer Convertible Stroller Wagon with Canopy~ $179

The Radio Flyer Wagon can be used for your kiddos to sit or for you to lug beach gear around. It features a UV blocking canopy, cup-holders, and more! It also folds flat for easy storage, and we love that the wheels are big, making it easy to maneuver. You have the option to pull (perfect for the beach) or push (like a stroller). The handle bar is adjustable.

W4 Wonderfold Quad Wagon ~ $595

You may also want to check out the check out the Wonderfold Wagon (otherwise known as the W4 Stroller Wagon, pictured below), which can accommodate up to four passengers ages 6+ months to 66 lbs per set of seats (the W4 has two sets of seats). In total, the W4 can hold up to 300 lbs (that includes kiddos + whatever other gear you need to bring with you). This wagon — which is like a hybrid of the best parts of both a stroller and a wagon — has a ton of cool features, and can fold down to fit in your car trunk. Awesome! 

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins
Wonderfold Wagon

Bikes & Scooters

Globber Scooters ~ $75

If your twins are anything like mine, they may enjoy racing along on scooters (our driveway is scooter racing central!). We love the Globber scooters because they come in all sorts of fun colors and are easy to adjust (meaning they’ll last you for years to come). You’ll need two, of course.

Angeles MyRider Tandem Bike ~ $331

This adorable tandem trike is meant for kiddos ages 3+, and can hold up to 140 lbs. The child in the front pedals while the kiddo in the back gets a nice ride. Then… switch!

** Be sure to get helmets for the kiddos for any of these bike options. Read about our favorite toddler helmets here.

Water/Activity Tables

A popular summer toy is the ubiquitous water table (and by the way, you can fill it with so much more than water — in the winter, bring it inside and fill it with raw noodles, feathers, or any other fun sensory items!). What MOMs love about this table is the ability to entertain all your kiddos all at once (Seriously – my toddler twins and their school-aged big sis all love playing with it)! 

Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table ~ $46

All water tables get great reviews, though the Little Tikes wins out for the most popular. Around our neighborhood, every other house (including ours!) has one of these puppies – oh suburbia.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins

Step 2 Cascading Cove Water Table with Umbrella ~ $86

Step 2 has a cool Sand & Water table – one side for water, the other for sand. It also comes with toys, a lid to cover the table, and a large umbrella to protect kiddos from the sun.

Summer Toys for Toddler Twins

Little Tikes Flowin’ Fun Water Table ~ $59

The Little Tikes Flowin’ Fun Water Table is also a really cool, highly-rated water table that kiddos love. It’s unique in that it has 13 interchangeable pipes, fittings, faucets, a scoop, bucket and boat, plus it can connect to a standard garden hose to keep the water a flowin’!

Little Tikes Flowin’ Fun Water Table

These tables will last for years and provide endless entertainment for the kids. So just sit back, catch some rays (because no one cares about your skin, lol) and relax while the activity table does its job.

You’re welcome.

Happy summertime to all my Parents of Multiples out there!!

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