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What did you buy for the second child?(31 Posts)
We are ttc #2 and dd is only 15mo so we have everything really. The only thing I can think of is another bath ramp.as the last one was used daily for six.months and was totally worn out.
What did you buy for #2? Was there anything that you didnt use with #1 that has been a great purchase for the second.one?
We have a similar age gap and bought a second sling so we could carry them both. We got DD1 a bed so DD2 could go in the cot. And I got some new sleepsuits. Oh, and my Mum gae ussome money and I bought a rocking chair (an Eames RAR, Mum was not impressed).
Did get a better sling. Had a baby bjorn first time so got a stretchy wrap which was invaluable. Baby was in it for a couple of hours a day every day for first 3-4 months. Left hands free to deal with the toddler.
I did like my Bjorn but I like the idea of a stretchy wrap. I suppose it.would be used much more this time as I dont want to.buy a double buggy.
A bath seat thing. I want a new pushchair though, but I have 2 already so it seems wasteful. I bought new mat clothes and nursing bras and bottles as our old ones were mouldy. I picked up a new inflatable ring for swimming as couldn't find the old one. I bought a new large handbag as I hated the changing bags. That's it, nothing else new. I've used everything we already had. The sling has been used much more this time round as its so easy to pop baby in and dash out for school run rather than mess with pushchair.
A stretchy wrap, love it and the baby bjorn I had with dd1 has been consigned to the car boot pile.
Bath seat so I could bath the girls together.
Quite a lot of babygros from eBay as dd1 was in 'proper' clothes by around 2 months so didn't have many bigger ones and this time round I've realised babygros are so much easier so dd2 is still in them all the time at 6 months.
A jumperoo. I know they're expensive but dd2 had a go in a friend's one and loved it so much I ebayed until I got one at a bargain
ish price. She still loves it so it was worth it.
Best of all is the bedside crib, wish I knew of these for dd1. Its saved me so many hours of nighttime re resettling and it's wonderful to have her right there next to me.
That's it, excepting the buggy. They are only 2 years apart so everything was still relatively close at hand and in good condition.
A better sling. The bjorn only lasted until 4-5 months. I got a better structured one (manduca) and a stretchy one for indoors.
I got a few nice sleep suits and a cuddly toy.
And an ikea Highchair.
Really? No double buggy? Braver than me. I had to buy snowsuit etc as my two were born at different times of the year. I also borrowed a Moses basket as I didn't bother first time. Quite handy for naps around the house.
DC2 on the way, DC1 will be 26 months. We've bought a double pram, a new bed for DC1, and a second tripp trapp chair with a newborn set, so DC2 can "sit" at the table with us.
Already had a Baby Björn and a stretchy wrap (must get back from friend who has borrowed it!).
That's about it, I think...
About the stretch wrap - are they all hand tied? I like the Bjorn for the clasps - made me feel a bit more secure.
Yep. no.double buggy for me. DDs pram.is a Maclaren XLR that lies totally flat so fine to use from three.months so can swap them round and at 15mo she already walls.along to the park, to the corner shop etc.
Bought new buggy cos the first was a bad buy. Too heavy and killed my back. Buggy board to hold Ds (2 and a half). some pink things to wear as all previous things were blue . moved ds into bed to use for new baby. but did buy new mattress.
I didn't want a hand tied sling as I had visions of it coming undone. I have the coorie, its just folded stretchy fleece fabric worn as a sash that baby slips into.
Hi Mortified. Have a look at the Close Caboo doing which is a soft, stretchy material wrap, but already tied, so you only need to adjust the fit rather than construct the whole thing IYSWIM. I used mine so much for DD2 [22 month age gap].
2nd baby 3 1/4 years apart I've bought:
1. New pram (old one rubbish and I'd given it to a charity shop before expecting a "surprise" second child!)
2. New changing mat as the old one was ripped in 2 places
3. New cot mattress for cotbed for safety reasons
4. New 'troll co-sleeping crib' as will have c section this time round and will need the extra help/convenience
5. New car seat (gave the old one away as wasn't expecting another pregnancy
6. Cute little cot cuddly toy as it was sooooooo soft!
BUT..... No new clothes or bedding as I am having a second boy and had stashed everything in the loft, meaning to give it all to my sister in law when she starts her family, but will just use it all again first!
A Moby wrap, it was great for the first few months. A breastfeeding pillow, a luxury I couldn't afford first time round. Muslins and face cloths to replace the well used ones we had for dc1. A new stroller, one that is actually stearable...
We got a manduca too for DH as he's come round to slings now and mine are too girly apparently. A swing seat as we borrowed one last time and some new vests. That's about it.
Loads of new stuff...
My excuse was that we had moved house, so to be fair the old cot (which was huge) didn't fit DC2's room very well. So we had a new smaller cot (which he slept in, ooh, 5 times), new buggy (old one too big/bulky), new high chair (well, a spare really as we needed to accommodate DN when she visited).
Then DC2 ended up being a different gender, so clothes too!
We got a double buggy when dd was about 3 months - before that I just used the sling for her (ds was 2.6 when she was born). Still use the buggy now 15 months later as its great for longer trips when ds gets tired.
New baby car seat
New cot (eldest still in her cot when #2 arrived)
Double buggy (eldest hadn't started walking yet)
Stretchy wrap sling
More muslins, we ended up needing SO MANY!!
That was about it really, everything else we still had.
Rocking chair. Cot bed as ds is still in his age 4. Moby and other stretchy sling, so managed without a double buggy.
Breast pads, sippy cup, chest of drawers - about it!
A couple of dresses, and some tights - they just never really suited ds
BackForGood I was just about to say"some pink babygros" for the same reason.
We got a multi-purpose portable bassinet/playpen/change table which we kept in the living area downstairs, it meant DD2 could nap there, get changed there - it also had great storage underneath the bassinet which we kept clothes/muslins/nappies - we only used it for the first 4 months - but it was perfect for that time. She only slept upstairs when we went to bed.
We have kept it to use as travel cot and playpen.
We also got a jumperoo this time which has been great, definitely needed that this time.
I got a stretchy wrap to use for the first few months so I had hands free to do things with DD1. I liked it but didn't use it very long.
We have also got an Ergo baby carrier this time which is way better than the Baby Bjorn we used first time. I carried DD2 in it for 3 hours at the weekend and she is 22 lbs now - did not hurt at all.
DS2 will be born when DS1 is approx 25mo. So far my shopping list consists of: a sling (had a BabyBjorn with DS1 but didn't love it). Reins for DS1.
Other than that.. nothing. We're going to wait till DS2 is born to see if we need a double buggy or a buggy board. Might not even need either though (we have a separate pram & a buggy). Depending on your sleeping arrangements you might need another cot? We're going to co-sleep so don't need one.
Oh and we got a new carseat for DS1 as he was growing out of it and we need it freed up for DS2. So yeah.. it seems most stuff is for DS1, not actually for the new baby
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