If you are expecting your second child than you probably know the drill! However, it may behoove you to triple check everything is up to date and ready for your next little bundle of joy.
Below we have compiled a list of baby no. 2 must haves from moms, for moms!
10. Contigo Luxe Stainless Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw
“Large no spill straw cup for mom by Contigo,” one mother posted to Reddit. “Whether breastfeeding or exclusively pumping or formula feeding, it is easy for a mom to forget to properly hydrate.”
9. Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier
“There’s literally nothing we need but I have bought a few things,” another mama posted to Reddit. “The most [notable] being an ergo 360 because I loved the ergo so much with my first two and I really want to try the 360.”
8. Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
“We wound up getting a Joovy ultralight Caboose Graphite ($210ish) Which has a seat for the toddler to sit in, or you can take it out and toddler can sit on a platform or stand,” another mama shared to Reddit. “And the front seat is compatible with a lot of baby carrier bucket[s] for when the new baby is still in the carrier. It seemed to be the best for us between reviews and our budget. I can’t say how it will be with two kids actually in it but it hasn’t been bad trying it out with my toddler on it. It’s cumbersome just since it is a double but not unmanageable!”‘
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7. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Specialty Feeding Set
“The items we either use daily or almost daily now at 11 weeks,” one mom shared to Reddit.
6. The Hatch Rest
“The Hatch Rest made my list of second baby must-haves for a few reasons: First, I do highly recommend a sound machine. Babies like white noise (they’re used to hearing it while inside you!) and it drowns out background noise. Plus, if you’re traveling or elsewhere it provides a consistent sound they are used to,” mom Marlene shares.
“I love the Hatch Rest in particular because it also turns into a toddler OK to Wake alarm clock! So it’s not just any old sound machine, it’s meant to last through the toddler years, too. It has a few fancy things, like tons of color and sound options and the ability to control it from your iPhone, but the reason I really love this is it’s compact, cute and will be great when we need it as an OK to Wake alarm clock.”
5. FREDI Baby Monitor 1080P Wireless Security Camera
“It depends on how old your older child is, but there have been times in our parenting careers that we’ve needed a monitor in two different rooms at the same time,” a mom of three, Val, shares “I love monitors with apps so you can watch from your phones – this one is under $50!”
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4. Calpak Luka Duffel
“I know what you’re thinking: I already have a diaper bag,” one mom said. “But, trust me, this carryall from Calpak is the perfect addition for your growing family. Available in eight trendy colors, this oversized duffel will transition from hospital bag to diaper bag big enough for all of your kids’ essentials (bottles, diapers, and snacks galore) to a gym or travel go-to for you. It’s got nine pockets, is scratch-resistant and easy to clean, and will stay with you long after your little ones are, well, little.”
3. Disposable Diapers
“I have been using cloth diapers with both my daughters, but not until they were about 4 to 6 weeks old, Monica from Conquering Motherhood shared. “I use disposables for the first few weeks after birth since they fit so much better. Don’t buy too many newborn diapers in advance though. I always recommend only buying about 50 to 100 newborn diapers and then see how big your baby is at birth before buying more.”
Mom Elizabeth revealed that one of her second baby essentials was the mamaRoo which she said was “a nice place to put baby while I tended to other kids. A swing or easy place to set [the] baby down that they like is essential when you need to chase your oldest around. My second baby basically lived in her swing and would even put herself to sleep sometimes.”
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1. Inglesina Fast Table Chair
“This ‘table chair’ from Inglesina (that comes in colors beyond black) latches on to the edge of a dining table,” says Kelsey who has two toddlers. ” It’s also highly portable; it comes with a carrier bag, so you can take it out to restaurants (when that’s a thing we can all do again). A tip before you buy: Make sure your table isn’t too thick, otherwise the table chair’s twisting-attachment mechanisms won’t fit.”
Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you’re looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.
- 1 10. Contigo Luxe Stainless Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw
- 2 9. Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier
- 3 8. Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
- 4 7. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Specialty Feeding Set
- 5 6. The Hatch Rest
- 6 5. FREDI Baby Monitor 1080P Wireless Security Camera
- 7 4. Calpak Luka Duffel
- 8 3. Disposable Diapers
- 9 2. mamaRoo
- 10 1. Inglesina Fast Table Chair
Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.