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Filling In The Gaps For Baby Number 2

Baby/Parenting · Sponsored Post · September 4, 2019

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Thank you to  BABYBJÖRN for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own. 

In prepping for our second baby we knew there weren’t a TON of things we were going to need. We had most of the big stuff and felt pretty confident in the items we knew we loved using the first time around. However, there are a few things we wanted to make sure we had. I partnered with  BABYBJÖRN to fill in the gaps for baby number 2 if you will.

Filling In The Gaps For Baby Number 2

Carrier: I didn’t use a carrier with Liam because he didn’t like it and I really didn’t have a reason to argue with an infant. However, baby girl will just have to get on board. Wrangling a 2 year old in and out of school, play dates, etc will only be made possible with wearing little girl. I have always loved the design of the  BABYBJÖRN carriers and the baby carrier mini was perfect for our situation! I didn’t want anything too complicated. I love the dove blue color too! There are 10 colors to choose from and I really love them all! What’s great about the baby carrier mini is that it’s really the perfect first carrier for a newborn. So if like me you are a novice baby wearer this is a great option! It’s small, easy to use, and has their newest and softest material which is snuggly as your comfiest t-shirt. The smooth, flexible fabric gently hugs your newborn when you’re baby-wearing. Your little one can be facing in or out which is great as they get a little bigger. It’s also machine washable! THANK GAWD!

Bouncer: One of our FAVORITE baby items with Liam and one I always tell people to add to their registry is the BABYBJÖRN bouncer. We used ours for months and months and took it anytime we traveled too! It was my go to and how I got most everything done. If I needed to cook, shower, clean bottles, etc I just toted it around the house with Liam in it!  While we didn’t need a new bouncer since we had one, we did need a new fabric cover! I chose the “cotton” color which is a pink and also a new toy bar! I love how it looks in her nursery! There are 3 different positions which I know from experience we used. Having it be adjustable is a game changer. Plus it can be used from newborn to age 2!!! Who doesn’t love a product that can be used longterm! You simply turn the fabric seat around and use it as a comfy chair. Plus it folds up flat for storage/travel.

Dinner time: I honestly can’t wait until I can make this scene a reality! I can’t wait to see Liam and baby girl sitting together and eating a meal. I love their baby dinner set. We got one in powder pink and one in powder blue and I love the way they look! The sizes are perfect for little ones! Liam can of course use his now and we will save baby girl’s until she is ready!

One baby item I also wanted to mention is the  BABYBJÖRN travel crib. We have had this since Liam was an infant and used it on every trip from birth to nearly 2.5 when he was a little too big for it. I honestly think it’s the best travel crib out there and highly suggest it to anyone!

I love the quality of  BABYBJÖRN products and feel as though they really can’t be beat. Any product by BABYBJÖRN we’ve used has worked great and lasted, and I truly think their products are top of the line!

I would love to know an item you used with a second baby that you didn’t have for a first baby!


*all photos by Jenny Havens Photography

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  • 15 thoughts on “Filling In The Gaps For Baby Number 2

    1. Stephanie

      We were the same when I was pregnant with my second, just had to fill in a few gaps. It’s so funny you say you didn’t like to baby-wear your first, but plan to with the second because we had the exact same experience! It isn’t easy to care for a two-year-old and a newborn at the same time. I typically had my youngest in a carrier and my oldest in an umbrella stroller when we went out places.

    2. GiGi Eats

      My son wasn’t really isn’t the carrying thing either. I did it a few times and he was fine, but it was also just kind of uncomfortable for BOTH of us. I felt way better just bringing him into the store in his stroller. NOW, however, he is big enough (8 months) to actually sit in the cart (and strap him in REAL tight)… So that makes life a bit easier. GOOD LUCK on baby 2! I give you a lot of credit. I dont think I could do it! LOL!

    3. Joline

      This is so timely! My sister just gave birth (like literally last week) to baby girl number 2. They didn’t buy lots of stuff too (she will inherit a lot from her older sister) but I’m sure she’d get so many ideas from this.

    4. Norma

      It’s so exciting to get ready for baby number 2. The item that I added and that was the most useful was a baby sling. I wish I had it for my first baby because it keeps the baby happy and close to mom while you have your hands free to do whatever you need. Babies like slings a lot more than carriers.

    5. Eileen M Loya

      I wish my daughter would change her mind and go for another baby. I would love to have a granddaughter. As much as I spoil my grandson right now with toy trains and chocolate, I want a little girl I can spoil with lots of pretty hair bows and cute lace socks and dresses! If a granddaughter would arrive in the future, we’d have to get everything new for her. A bouncer would be at the top of the list – and it will be in the cutest shade of pink.

    6. Patricia Chamberlain

      My daughter was all about being worn and at almost three, she still loves it! I love how many different high quality products BABYBJÖRN offers. Wishing you the best as you get ready to welcome your new little one!

    7. Nichelle

      My son’s are 23 months apart. I agree with you that there is not much you will need from a tactical perspective. I did have to buy a few more things, but it’s so much easier when both kids are the same sex. Enjoy this new journey. Congrats.

    8. Christa

      My oldest hated when I carried him in the BABYBJÖRN. I’m glad I held onto it because my youngest absolutely loved it. Lol.

    9. Melanie williams

      Aw what an exciting time for you and your other half. always good to make sure baby has all that they need for sure xx


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