Post # 1
hi there! We are due with baby #2 this December so our kids will
be about a year and a half apart. We already bought a second crib, and plan to buy a second camera for monitor, but so far that’s it. What else did you feel you needed a second of to make life easy? Diaper pail, changing table, high chair….? Etc. Any and all insight welcomed! Thank you so much!!
Post # 2
Not much, depends a little on the kid. Somewhere to sleep and maybe a stroller. Once mine hit two, they didn’t want a highchair and refused to sit in the stroller.
I take that back, a nanny would be helpful and a lot of patience?
Post # 3
You need a maya wrap to hold one of them. It’s easy peasy and I couldn’t have survived my second without it!
Post # 4
This is the perfect reply lol! I am definitely hoping to find lots of zen and patience along this journey!! marriedbeeexpecting :
Post # 5
Soon2beMrsJennP : a second car seat and a stroller that can hold 2 babies (assuming your LO is ok with a stroller).
Post # 6
We have a 3.5 a 1.5 and a newborn. Agree with the nanny and patience comment. Additionally a baby carrier is helpful (moby, bijorn, etc), you can probably skip the second high chair- by the time your baby is old enough for it, your older child will (as mentioned) likely refuse to sit in it anyway. Our double stroller is essential (we have the city select which is heavy but really great for two) as were additional car seats so we could use our smaller “bucket” seat for our newborn and move our 1 year old to a convertible. Otherwise, you probably have all of the things you need. I have found that they’re in such different stages even though they’re close in age- aside from sharing wipes and a few other odds and ends, there isn’t a lot of overlap. Congratulations!
Post # 7
Do you have enough crib sheets, bath towels, etc? Our second is coming this Thursday and we will be two under two for just a little bit. We are not bothering with a second high chair, but my son really doesn’t use the high chair anymore. Double stroller is a bit of a must in my book. I want to be able to get out of the house for some exercise and I don’t see how else that is going to be accomplished after my husband returns to work.
We really didn’t buy much. We do like having multiple changing stations. We already had a downstairs and an upstairs one, but bought a third changing pad for while the baby is sleeping in our room. We didn’t bother with another diaper pail though – too much $ IMO.
Post # 8
How old will the older one be when the baby comes? Ours will be 2 years apart and with that age difference the older one will stil be in diapers.
For having a toddler and an infant I’d expect ot need a wrap to hold the newborn so I can chase after the toddler, an additional crib and possibly changing table, two sets of diapers, one set of wipes (just more of them). Another carseat, and possibly a double stroller when the baby can sit properly in one. Other than that, you could probably use all of the clothes from the previous baby and baby gear.
Post # 9
Something that hasn’t been mentioned is a bigger diaper bag. At least in my case, our first diaper bag was more for one kid…. so i got another one that was slightly more spacious and is convertible (backpack style, messenger bag) and easy to clean.
Post # 10
We have a 2.5 year old and a 1 week old and honestly, not much lol. A double stroller is a must for sure, ours converts from single to double fortunately. And seconding pp about a bigger diaper bag for sure, definitely back pack style lol. Baby carrier of some kind is great, we already owned a couple though so it wasn’t a new thing for this baby. With our first we skipped the bucket seat and went straight to convertible but for this baby we did get an infant seat.
Since it sounds like yours will be born in opposite seasons the new one will likely need at least some new clothes. Our newborn is definitely not wearing all the fleece sleepers that our February baby did lol.
We did buy a new pack and play, and a backup car seat for the toddler. My parents live in town so the car seat is for if they take the toddler for us (ie when I was in labour) and our original p&p lives at their house too for naps during visits/babysitting and for when he spent the night while I was in hospital with number two. Those wouldn’t be necessary if we didn’t have them in town though.
Everything else the toddler has grown out of so we’re replacing/upgrading if we want to but otherwise just re using most of our gear.