Your first inclination when you find out that you are expecting twins might be to buy two of everything. However, if you are short on space or want to stick to a moderate baby gear budget, consider only buying the necessities in pairs. These are the newborn products* that you actually need to buy (or borrow) two of!
1. Bassinet on wheels - If you would like your baby to bunk in your room at first, these are a great option. They allow you to easily move babies around without waking them. I used to push these beds all around my house so my babies could rest while I did all the other things I needed to do.
2. Bouncer- As a pump and bottle feed momma, I wouldn't have been able to feed my twins alone without these. Once they were able, I sat each baby in a bouncer on the floor facing me. I was then able to hold a bottle in each hand and feed both babies simultaneously. Talk about a game changer! When it's not feeding time, these chairs are a great place to put one baby down while you tend to the other one.
3. Boppy- If you are breastfeeding, you might want a double pillow. But for bottle feeding, I prefer two separate pillows. These are also another great place to put a baby down, useful for tummy time, and can serve to support a baby learning to sit up.
4. Double Stroller- Let's be honest...you probably aren't going to get out much at first. But when you do, having a narrow stroller that is compatible with your infant car seat is a must. This stroller fits down the crowded store aisles and fits through any door without assistance.
*This is not an endorsement of a specific product, just sharing the things that worked for me.