Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: Beyoncé Announces She’s Expecting Twins with Jay-ZCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: Beyoncé Announces She’s Expecting Twins with Jay-Z

By Whitney Johnson

Blue Ivy Carter is going to be a big sister! On Wednesday, February 1st, Beyoncé shared some major celebrity baby news when she announced that she and Jay-Z were expecting again — twins! As reported by, the singer shared a beautiful photo of herself holding her baby bump on Instagram with the caption: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.” Beyoncé made this celebrity baby announcement ahead of her February 12th performance at the Grammy Awards, where she leads the nominations with nine nods for her album Lemonade.

This celebrity baby news is the talk of the town! What are some ways to prepare for twins versus an individual child?

Cupid’s Advice:

You have to prepare before welcoming a baby into your family — and with twins, double the babies means double the preparation. You need two cribs, two sets of clothing, twice as many diapers…the list goes on! Below, Cupid shares three ways to prep for twins versus an individual child:

1. Find a good stroller: It’s important to pick out the best double stroller for your family — side-by-side, tandem, or jogger — before your babies arrive. It’ll make challenging tasks like taking them to the grocery store or even on a walk around the neighborhood that much easier. Plus, it may be your saving grace if they have trouble sleeping in those first few weeks!

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2. Set-up a nursery: Will your twins share a crib? Will they share a room with two cribs? Or will they each have their own room? Be smart as you decorate their room(s) and buy the essentials. You’ll have to buy two of some items (like highchairs), but other things (like a changing table), they can share.

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3. Arrange for help: Even with one newborn, help is essential. With two babies, you’ll need all hands on deck! Make plans for your mom or mother-in-law to come stay with you soon after they’re born. During that time, interview trustworthy babysitters or nannies so that you have back-up whenever you need it.

Cupid wants to know: What’s your best tip for preparing for twins versus an individual child?