Second baby must haves

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

A baby carrier (moby, bijorn, etc) was super helpful with our second. We had them from our first but we did more baby wearing with the second (so we could chase our toddler). Otherwise, some new swaddles and replacement stuff that looked a little worn was all we invested in (aside from double stroller, car seats, and sound machines which you mentioned).  Congratulations! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Not much so far lol. Baby 2 is two weeks old today.When we had our first we knew we wanted a 2 ish year age gap and bought a lot of our gear with that in mind so we haven’t had to buy much now because we already had it. Our video monitor came with 2 cameras and it’s great to have 1 for each kid. We didn’t get it until our 1st was 10 months old and it is so nice to have it now in the early days! We baby wore the first a lot so already owned a couple of carriers and are definitely using them! We didn’t have a bucket seat the first time but got one this time and really appreciate it. 

The biggest surprise is that we needed more clothes! Our first was born 8lbs 3 oz and was a winter baby, this one was a 6lb 14oz summer baby so we needed lighter clothing (our first wore a lot more fleece lol) but also smaller clothing!

If your older child is still in diapers or potty training you may want to evaluate if your diaper bag is big enough for both of their supplies or if you need a bigger one. We use a backpack style which is even more of a must now with 2 kids. 

If your older child is getting close to any milestones of any kind (fun or stressful lol) do any possible prep for them before baby comes. ie my toddler learned how to unlock and open  our front door two days before this baby was born and started trying to escape daily. I could tell he was close to getting it so thankfully I already had a child proofing lock that we quickly installed near the top of the door. It would have been way more stressful if we’d had to find time to go buy one! 

 

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