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What did you buy for the second child?

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MortifiedAdams Sat 23-Mar-13 20:53:45

We are ttc #2 and dd is only 15mo so we have everything really. The only thing I can think of is another bath 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

redwellybluewelly Mon 25-Mar-13 15:09:13

Gap will be almost three years. Already have slings and hoping to avoid double buggy. Would like to trade our icandy for a mountain buggy though. Also had the bedside cot from dc1 as well.

Will buy
Proper bath support
Newborn sleepsuits (the ones we have are DDs)
New cuddly
New blanket
New baby towels and a cuddle me dry type towel.

Will borrow
2 moses baskets
Car seat (ours was rubbish)

BergholtStuttleyJohnson Tue 26-Mar-13 15:27:03

We ended up buying loads! There was a 21 month gap. DS1 wouldn't go in a bed before DS2 was born so we bought a cheap crib (which DS2 has NEVER slept in as he will only co-sleep), a sling, a double pushchair (great for a few months and had lie flat option for DS2, we sold it after 6 months and used single and a buggy board), car seat (DS1's was a cheapo one that had gone mouldy in storage). Later on we bought a new nice cot mattress to try and tempt DS2 into the cot (DS1 went into a bed about 3 months after DS2 was born), it didn't work, he still co-sleeps.
Most of the things we bought was because we were really really skint when we had DS1 (students), he was unplanned and we just had to get the cheapest of everything. When we had DS2 we replaced some of the cheapo stuff with "nicer" stuff. I still feel guilt over the fact that DS1 spent 2 years sleeping on a 20 quid mattress but he didn't seem to mind and slept beautifully!

MortifiedAdams Tue 26-Mar-13 15:36:48

The Caboo looks great singsong amd I do like the idea of the travel cot with the bassinette. With dd, she was in her moses basket til 4mo then the our room til 6mo.

Barbeasty Tue 26-Mar-13 16:16:28

The caboo dx has buckles instead of tying, but is otherwise the same, if you're really unsure.

We have a 30 month gap. We converted the pushchair to a double, which has been really useful. The sling was also new.

I had to replace most of the clothes, because first was a summer born girl and second was a winter born boy so even coats etc are completely the wrong size. Although if DD had her way, DS would be wearing dresses.

Got an insert for the carseat so baby is warm, and doesn't need a snowsuit, but can be unzipped as you go inside with it.

Also got a bed for DD so we can use the cotbed as a cot again.

Beatrixpotty Tue 26-Mar-13 20:10:07

Upgraded bouncy chair to a Babybjorn baby sitter having used a friends and loved it when DS1 was 6months.Actually bought 2,one for downstairs & 1 for upstairs,was invaluable when got DS2 out of the bath first etc.

babybythesea Tue 26-Mar-13 21:35:29

Useful thread - am awaiting the arrival of DC2 in 3 weeks!

DD is four so we won't need double buggies etc.
I saved all her clothes and toys so we don't need any of that (everything for the first few months was gender neutral as we didn't know what we were getting, so all the stuff, at least to start with, will be fine for a girl or a boy).

I have so far bought new:
Moses basket matress
bath cushion
first outfit
decor for nursery (not exactly necessary but I was living in rented accomodation last time and was not allowed to decorate it so have enjoyed putting together a proper baby room this time!) I haven't bought new furniture for it, we are using dd's old changing table and moses basket etc, but I bought paint for the walls and a new rug!

I am planning to invest in a new door bouncer as the one I was given last time proved not to be all that safe - dd managed to spin in it in such a way that she turned upside down, rather than round in a circle (no, I don't know how she managed it) so I want one that is a little more secure. But not yet, and I may ask for it from relatives who decide they want to buy something for the baby and don't know what to get.
May also get new bottles but I bf last time (until I went back to work - I tried to carry on and express but failed) but I don't plan on going back as early this time round so it may not be an issue. So I haven't got any bottles yet, in case I turn out not to need them.

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