What are some must haves for baby number 2?

What are some must-haves for baby #2? We will be having our second boy, and I’m wondering what I can keep from baby #1 and what I need to get new of. Or what your favorite thing was for your 2nd.


I would use everything you have from the first child. Unless the car seat is expired


I would use what I have maybe some new clothes but would still use a lot of the clothes I had that wasn’t stained up


The only things I bought new for my second was a car seat a few little things like a baby bath that I didn’t still have from my first. Other than that I tried to use all the stuff from my previous child. Clothing was another thing I had to get a few things of just because they were born in different seasons but I used what I could

Other than a new bring home outfit. I used everything for all my kids. You buy little things here and there but why get new. I used the same crib, swing, bassinet etc for all 4 of my kids.


We have two boys, so we were able to reuse basically everything from our first. Their birth months are close too, so seasonal clothes have worked well so far! For our second we only bought things we wanted… a cute outfit, new nursery decor, better swaddles etc. we didn’t need much, but we knew what we needed more of or better (aka more zip pjs, ditch the snaps mama!)

We got more swaddles for our second boy. The ones we had were too small for him and the Velcro was worn

A baby carrier, so much easier to get out with two kids if the babies in a carrier!

I kept everything fir my first 3 all were boys then the 4th was a girl got all now stuff then 5th was an oops and another boy so had to get all new stuff

Literally everything. Invest in a moby wrap too they r lifesavers

I had a girl in winter and am due with baby #2 (girl) in middle of summer time so I only need new clothing. Since baby in winder wore long sleeves and pants, not much short sleeves.
I would say things that were super important when having first baby. New coming home outfit. A few new clothing items. Nursery decor, maybe a new blanket just for them.
Oblivious if you arent gonna exclusively BF new bottles and if you do pacifiers.
Other wise almost everything else can be reused.

I kept everything eccpet we got new car seats. My boys are 18 months apart

I had 2 girls first and bought some new clothes so everything wasn’t hand me downs and bought a new diaper pail.

I kept everything from my oldest son to use for my second son. Nothing was new everything right down to the carseat was used… I didnt want anything brand new bc to me having something used means more then something brand new

Carrier! I absolutely wear babe 2 more then I expected! And way more then my first baby!

We used everything from our first with our second. The only things that I bought new was a crib,highchair and swing and thats only because I didn’t have the ones from my first yes I did buy some new clothes but not many

Valium …for you , kidding!!! Just try to reuse as much as you can from the first one , and definitely a baby carrier, my daughter was always strapped to me , it help a lot when you need 2 hands especially with a toddler that doesn’t stop moving :grin: Best of luck momma !!!


Honestly, whatever you need! I am pregnant with my second and needed everything for his nursery decorations and some furniture like a crib (my first is still in her crib) and I got a new swing because the last one broke with my daughter and I needed boy clothes and hats and swaddles and stuff lol. I kept things that were gender neutral, but not much was. I also got a new pack of bottles because many have been thrown away after I had my daughter. Whatever you need, I’d make a registry for! Oh and postpartum products for you!

Having baby boy #2 in 2 weeks! We kept, baby bath, bouncer, swing, walker, bassinet, crib, baby carrier and clothes…we basically saved everything just got new bottles, burp clothes, diapers, formula, going home outfit…

Everything from your first is fine as long as it is still up to code. I would invest in something so you can baby wear. I had a jelly bean sling that I loved and it made it easier to get things done around the house, chase my first born, and nurse.