Monday, September 28, 2015

Must Haves for Baby #2

I have been thinking about what things we need to get for baby #2 when he/she arrives. When we started shopping when we were pregnant with Kinley we knew we wanted to get all gender neutral big ticket items. The best idea ever! Just in case this one is a boy.  We I knew we would always have 2 so I didn't want to have to purchase a new car seat or stroller because we had one of each.

As of right now we have the car seat and bases, changing table, a rock n play, a swing, a bouncer and a stroller. I think that is basically all the big items. So now on to items we will need with baby #2.

1. New Crib
Initially we weren't going to buy another crib but I recently found out Kinley's crib transitions into a full bed so we are just going to buy another 4n1 crib for the baby. I knew her crib transitioned to a toddler bed but I didn't know it went to a full. Needless to say I was super excited!!

2. Double Stroller
I recently bought the graco ready to grow double stroller from someone who had only used it a handful of times. I think we will stick with that for a double stroller for now.

3. Solly Baby Wrap
I really really want a Solly wrap for this baby. I didn't use a wrap with Kinley. We used the Ergo and the newborn insert. I LOVE the Ergo but I didn't love it with a newborn. I have heard such amazing things about the Solly, so that is definitely on my list!

4. Aden and Anais Blankets
These blankets are the absolute best! They are light weight and breathable but provide enough warmth when need be. I have been trying to not buy Kinley more of these because really how many blankets does one kid need...BUT they are amazing! So I will be adding to our collection.

5. Breast Pump
This one I am torn about. I used the Medela Freestyle with Kinley and I still have it but I am wondering if I need to get a new one. I used that thing a LOT! Does anyone have any suggestions on that? Do I need a new one? I loved the convenience of the freestyle but my boobs didn't respond to it well. Maybe that is just because my boobs hated the pump. Could totally be! There was definitely a love/hate relationship with that thing!

6. Sophie
Sophie is a must! Kinley loved Sophie from the beginning! Hers was used a lot so I will definitely be getting the baby another one.

7. New Nursing Cover
I had a few of these with Kinley but I didn't love any of them. I am looking at the Milk Snob covers. They look wonderful and the reviews are great!

8. Halo Sleep Sacks
Kinley really loved being swaddled after we got through the initial fight. We will definitely be investing in some more of these because they get full of everything pretty fast! Everything to include poop, pee, coffee, lots of spit up and whatever else you can imagine.

9. New Clothes
Of course the baby will need new clothes! Kinley was a winter baby and this baby will be a spring baby. So the clothes will not be in the right season unfortunately. I am sure some of her clothes will get re-used but the majority will be new clothes. The new baby has to have something new, right :)

10. Humidifier
I didn't put a humidifier in Kinley's room for a few months after she was born and after I did I was very happy I did.  I always love having a humidifier in our room so I thought the kiddos would too. Though to be honest it is getting pretty nasty so I need to get a new one. Does anyone have any suggestions on humidifiers they love?

So besides the known diapers and wipes those are my 10 things we will definitely be getting for this next baby. If anyone has any other must haves please share!! I like to plan and start saving so all this doesn't drain our bank account at once :).

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! And of course one cute pic from the girl that wanted every peanut M&M pack at the grocery store yesterday. I know it is blurry and I am sorry but it is too funny!


  1. Your daughter is SO cute and I LOVE her name! She must really love M&M's. Hahaha. I hope you're able to get everything on your must haves in time! :)

    1. Thank you so much Autumn!! Funny thing is she has never had an M&M HAHA!!!

  2. Awesome that this time around you know from experience what you like/don't like, and use/don't use.
    Peanut M&Ms, huh? She has good taste.

  3. This is such a great post - I often seen posts on items for new moms but not for subsequent babies. Pinning for future use : )

    1. Thank you Lindsay. I am always wondering what to buy for baby #2 so I thought it would be helpful!

  4. Congrats on the new baby and happy shopping. There are so many great things for babies these days it's so hard to choose. Personally I love Sophie - she's the best toy!

    1. Thank you Krystal. It is very hard to choose. And they make you think you need so much more than you do LOL

  5. Awe. Such a cutie. Such a smart idea to get the big items in gender neutral colors. We had a front to back double stroller, and while you have an infant, definitely the way to go. As they are both older, you may want to get a side-by-side. I love our City Select. It's fits thru all the doors, and no one fights about who gets to be in front :)

    1. Thank you Shann. I have heard such great things about the City Select. I might have to look at it a little more.

  6. This is a great list, it's nice to see one about baby #2, rather than just baby #1! lol

  7. Congratulations on your growing family!! Great list, you're very prepared : )