As we head into January and our second trimester, we’re starting to prepare for Baby #2. There’s something to be said for no longer being a first time mom. There’s that feeling of self assurance. You know you will survive, you did it before. You know what works for you, what doesn’t, and you know what items you need, and what you don’t need.
When we made our registry for our first baby I remember being in Buy Buy Baby, with a huge list in my hand, feeling so overwhelmed with all of the baby gear. We literally registered for everything. This time, being a more experienced mom, my motto is “efficiency”.
Here is a list of some of the “Must Haves” for your second baby.
Ask me before becoming a mom if I was planning to cosleep and the answer was “Hellz no.” But when it was the only way #1 would sleep, you do what you gotta do. When I learned I was pregnant with #2, Dockatot was super gracious and sent me one of their beautiful sleepers. What I love about Dockatot is that it is an easy, portable solution to make your little one feel snuggled while sleeping safely on their backs.
Baby Jogger city select
When we made our registry for our first baby, we registered for the Baby Jogger City Select because we knew we wanted at least two children and we wanted the option for a second seat. It’s very easy to steer and well built. However, it is on the heavier side.
Homemade burp cloths
One of the best gifts I received with our first baby was homemade burp cloths. They were made with cloth diapers – super absorbent and durable. Much better than anything you could buy in the store. Check out this super easy DIY to make your own from Chelsea at Life with my Littles.
Pack n Play with changing station and napper –
We got a pack and play with changing station and napper like this one. I stocked diapers, wipes, diaper cream and some onesies in a basket in the pack n play that way I could change babe’s diaper quick without having to go upstairs.
Halo sleep sacks –
These were a lifesaver with Maxwell. He was a little Houdini and could break out of the tightest swaddles, and I am a swaddling pro (that’s an L&D nurse for you). These kept him feeling snug as a bug.
Puj Tub –
I love sink baths! Not only is it super precious and magical, but it is way easier than having to lean over a tub to wash your babe. With our first baby we had a clunky, hard bathtub we would put in the bath for bathtime and then try to find somewhere to store it afterward. This time around, I’ve discovered the Puj tub (you can find it on Amazon here). It’s soft and foldable to cradle your baby, easy to clean and you can hang flat to dry.
What are some of your baby essentials?