While you’re probably feeling excited and overwhelmed at the same time, one thing’s for sure – you’re a seasoned pro in this parenting game.
You know what babies need; after all, you’ve been through it once. And yes, every baby is different! But you have a pretty good idea of what to expect now.
But with all that experience, there are a few must haves for second baby that’ll make your life easier. After all, transitioning from one child to two is a whole new ballgame. Having everything ready and organized can make the process smoother for everyone.
So whether you’ve saved all the stuff from your first baby or you’re starting from scratch, this quick guide will have you getting ready for baby in no time!
Because you have an older child now, you'll definitely be more active with your second baby. Having an infant sling or carrier will allow you to continue doing all the things you enjoy with your older child while still having your baby closeby.
They're the perfect gift to add to your second baby registry checklist, too!
This infant sling is a top pick for moms. It has 4.4 stars out of 5 from over 1,500 people. It's made of cotton and spandex, giving it just the right amount of stretch to be comfy.
If you prefer baby carriers, I used and loved this sturdy baby carrier. It adjusts easily between parents of different sizes and grows with your child so you won't have to buy another carrier when they get heavy.
As a second time mom, you probably already have a diaper bag. But is it big enough to fit everything you'll need for both kids?
Having two kids comes with many new challenges, and lugging around diaper bag essentials is just one of them! Your first changing bag may have been small and compact, but now you'll need to upgrade to a larger size that can fit everything your newborn and older child needs.
This diaper bag has tons of space, can be carried as a backpack or diaper bag, has so many awesome organizational compartments and comes in 7 colors.
If you want a more dad-friendly option, this gender neutral diaper bag gets great reviews and has plenty of space for everything you need.
If you're lucky enough to have your older child potty trained, you will need to buy diapers and wipes. It doesn't matter if you go for disposable or cloth diapers; just choose what works best for your family.
Remember that bigger babies sometimes don't even fit into infant sized diapers. I always like to have one infant sized diaper set and one size 1 diaper set at home before baby arrives.
These diapers are my favorite for infants. If you're looking for the best gift to add to your second registry, you really can't go wrong with bulk packs of diapers. It's a game changer!