Carrie On: Raising Twins in Small Spaces

Written by Carrie



Shortly after the initial celebratory days of finding out that my husband and I were having twins, the reality of planning to bring home two babies quickly set in. Planning is a part of my nature, as is being well-organized.

The news that we were having twins, while so exciting and literally the best news of my life, was also a bit of a wrench in our plan to start a family.

We did not expect two babies. This was most apparent where our living quarters were concerned.

My husband, Andy, and I had lived happily in our beloved first home together—a narrow, three-story, 1,200-square-foot townhouse. We knew we could make it work for one baby no problem. But two? Our tiny second and third bedrooms on the third floor literally were not large enough to hold two cribs and a changing table.

Unsure how all four of us were going to fit in our townhouse and looking at the worst real estate market in 50 or so years, we decided to think outside the box. The result? We decided the twins would take the master bedroom—the largest room in the house—and we would move up to the third floor, creating a bedroom and sitting area/study on that level.

The twins’ nursery ended up becoming not only our favorite room in the house but also a highly efficient place to raise two small babies.

Take a look:


If you are living in a small space and trying to figure out how to raise two babies inside it, here are a few helpful tips for small spaces:


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