Preparing for our Second Baby

I cannot believe how quickly this pregnancy is going by. I am officially in my third trimester now! We are all so excited to welcome this baby girl into our lives and while three months still seems like a lot of time, I know it will go by so quickly.

I feel like since this is our second baby, there is not a ton extra that we have to buy, but I have been loving to look around and pick out a few special things just for her. When we had my son, we purposefully chose gender-neutral baby gear in order to be able to use them for any future children we may have. And I feel like we did the same this time as well while throwing in a few really girly things. ;)

Now that things are beginning to get closer to meeting our sweet baby girl, I am feeling the pressure to begin rounding up all of our baby gear from our son and fill in the pieces with things that I feel are needed for this baby (and of course, I want to get her a few special things of her own as well.) Here are a few of the things I have gathered for her preparation.

*These items have been gifted in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinion are 100% my own.

DockATot Deluxe 

When I began thinking of the things that I wanted to get for our second baby, the first thing to come to my mind was a DockATot. We used a DockATot Grand (used for babies 9-36 months old) for my son when he was older and moving out of his crib and it was a lifesaver. I have constantly heard many good things about the DockATot Deluxe (used for babies 0-8 months old) and wanted to try it out since we had so much success with the larger one for our son. The DockATot is a multifunctional lounger that is made from 100% cotton and has been tested for breathability (something that is super important to consider when looking for a place for baby to sleep) I can’t wait to see her sleeping in her little DockATot!

Ollie Swaddle

The second thing that I wanted to try with her was the OllieSwaddle. My son loved to be swaddled and we found we had the best success in keeping him snug and cozy when we used a swaddle with Velcro to close it. One reason that I really wanted to try the Ollie Swaddle is because it has the ability to open the bottom for diaper changes without unswaddling baby (perfect for those middle of the night diaper changes!) It is also made from a moisture-wicking material to prevent baby from overheating (which is something that I was constantly checking on when I swaddled my son).

Binxy Baby Shopping Hammock

The other thing that I felt was a must for baby number 2 is the Binxy Baby Shopping Hammock! This little hammock creates a safe place for baby to lounge while you shop. I love that it can also hold the infant car seats up out of the basket so you can still go shopping and fit more than 3 things in your cart. It rolls up into a small size that you can easily fit into your shopping bag and stretches to fit most shopping cart sizes! That way you can have your toddler sitting in the front and your baby lounging over the basket and still have room for all of your groceries!

Milk Snob Cover

The next item is something that I wished I had with my son. Milk Snob Covers are a 5-in-1 nursing cover that can be used for nursing, covering the car seat, covering a shopping cart seat, covering a high chair in a restaurant, and covering an infant swing. I love all of their adorable designs they offer and that I was finally able to find a cute nursing cover (all of the ones I found when I was nursing my son were no where near as cute!) I know this cover will get a ton of use even if it is only used for a nursing cover and car seat cover!

KB Cute Knotted Gown

Moving on to things she can wear! Even before I became pregnant, I fell in love with the look and design of KB Cute Designs knotted gowns! And let me tell you, they do not disappoint! The material is so incredibly soft and the patterns and colors are absolutely gorgeous! And I love that I can simply untie the knot at the end for a quick diaper change. I can’t wait for her to wear this! It is absolutely stunning and so incredibly soft, I may have to get a few more and she may or may not live in these for a while, haha.

SweetNSwag Moxfords

The last thing I got in preparation of her arrival is an adorable pair of light pink Moxfords from SweetNSwag. I specifically went with this brand because I remember it being the first place I purchased my son a pair of gray Moccasins and I thought it would be so special to get her a pair from them as well! I absolutely love the color and am so excited to see them on her tiny feet.

While that is not all that I have done or purchased so far for her preparation, it is a few of my favorites. I have many other things that I plan to do in preparation for her and now that I am in my third trimester I am feeling the urgency much stronger than I did before. But I plan to not overwhelm myself with things that I feel “must” get done that may or may not necessarily “need” to be done. I simply want to enjoy our time as a family of three, especially my days at home with just my son and I, while preparing a few things for her arrival to make her feel loved and welcome and to make that transition of adding another family member easier on the family.

What is something that you did that you feel is absolutely necessary to prepare for another baby? Leave a comment and let me know!

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