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Must haves for #2?

For those on second (or beyond) babies, what items are you getting this time around?

I'm getting newborn sized cloth diapers(I had delusions the first time my baby would be a nine pounder and in one size dipes quickly- nope my DD was under six!)
A milkies milk catcher (sil has one of these, and they are brilliant)
Some more glass bottles to store milk instead of storage bags
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Not sure what else! I feel like there are things I wanted last time around, and did without, and now of course I don't remember what they were.

My friends want to throw me a shower, so I want to take advantage of the chance to update my registry, but I'm totally blanking.

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so cool, I just watched a video on the milkies milk saver. What a fabulous idea! I always felt like the leakage was a horrible waste.
The milkies website has a really neat product... the milky freeze, that stores up to 60 oz. of breastmilk (in bags though), in a very neat organized manner. It is $30, but so cool. But if you don't like to use the plastic bags it isn't what you are looking for. Worth taking a peak though!

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Yeah, isn't the milkies cool? I'm a major leaker ( I had to wear breast pads for at least the first six months) so it's perfect for me.

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I'm on #5 , and getting a few receiving blankets and a warm snuggley blanket or 2. I think I'm going to get one of those hammock things mamabear posted a link to in a different thread. The cozy car seat cover. Probably one of those grooming kits (I have no clue where the little tiny comb and brush are.. And my babies always have a headful of hair)
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So far just clothes (different sex) and trying to thimk of a sleep solution. I coslept with DD. At the time it was great because DH was a long haul truck driver and only slept in the bed once or twice a week. Now he is home every night and our bed isn't big enough for all of us. We will probably sidecar the crib...but still aren't sure.
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@marilyn612 since cosleeping isn't an option in my household (hubby takes up 2/3 of a king sized bed because of how much he tosses and turns), I have a cradle to put next to the bed. We still have a crib in the nursery as well. Maybe you could look into that as an option?

Before anyone asks- DH's sleep issue can't be fixed without major surgery that would put him out of business. His shoulder needs hefty surgery, and he's a contractor. So he is trying to survive as long as he can before forcing himself into early retirement from what he loves to do.

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Hi badwolf. I am considering a cradle. The issue that led to cosleeping last time was me falling asleep while nursing and waking up a few times almost falling out of the chair with baby or basically folded over baby. We started the cosleeping so i could lie down and nurse at night....sorry I should have said that earlier! I am in ontario where you don't seem to be able to by sidecar cosleepers. I think we will end up sidecaring the crib...not 100% sold on the idea.

P.s. We don't have a spare room (or nursery!) to set up a second bed and aski g dh to sleep on couch is not an option
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I have friends who used a mini pack n play instead of an actual co sleeper and it worked great for them- good of your bedroom isn't big enough for a crib too.

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I'm a major leaker also! I am definitely going to purchase a milkies milk saver and I think I'm going to get that freezer storage container they have also. I am an organizing freak so it is right up my alley.
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I'm on #5 , and getting a few receiving blankets and a warm snuggley blanket or 2. I think I'm going to get one of those hammock things mamabear posted a link to in a different thread. The cozy car seat cover. Probably one of those grooming kits (I have no clue where the little tiny comb and brush are.. And my babies always have a headful of hair)


3lilchunklins, I received my baby hammock in the mail and it is beautiful! I can definitely say that it is sewn so well; seems extremely strong and durable and the inside of the hammock is made with a fleece material so it is very soft and cozy. I am very happy with my purchase! I am going to buy a few more heavy duty eye hooks to put around the house so baby can be where I am.

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Hi badwolf. I am considering a cradle. The issue that led to cosleeping last time was me falling asleep while nursing and waking up a few times almost falling out of the chair with baby or basically folded over baby. We started the cosleeping so i could lie down and nurse at night....sorry I should have said that earlier! I am in ontario where you don't seem to be able to by sidecar cosleepers. I think we will end up sidecaring the crib...not 100% sold on the idea.

P.s. We don't have a spare room (or nursery!) to set up a second bed and aski g dh to sleep on couch is not an option
I've totally tried asking DH to sleep on the couch. Doesn't ever work, lol.

It's quite alright that you left out the detail. We all do sometimes. Have you thought of ordering off of amazon.com and getting the sidecar one that way? Though the pack n play idea is a brilliant one!

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I will have to look into it further but I think they are actually illegal now in Canafa (any Canadian Moms know for sure?)

I will have to look into a mini pack and play. Not actually sure what it is!
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3lilchunklins, I received my baby hammock in the mail and it is beautiful! I can definitely say that it is sewn so well; seems extremely strong and durable and the inside of the hammock is made with a fleece material so it is very soft and cozy. I am very happy with my purchase! I am going to buy a few more heavy duty eye hooks to put around the house so baby can be where I am.
Thank you for letting me know. I'm sold on the hammock idea, I just can't decide on which one I like lol How long did it take for you to receive yours?
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It only took about 2-3 days! I was shocked by how quickly it arrived. I know it is so hard to decide which one to pick they are all so beautiful. They will also custom make one for you. If you email Patricia (the owner) she will tell you about a local fabric store that you can shop online and have the fabric shipped to her. They are $80 if you custom order the fabric.

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I will have to look into it further but I think they are actually illegal now in Canafa (any Canadian Moms know for sure?)

I will have to look into a mini pack and play. Not actually sure what it is!
Here's the link to the one we are getting. I would use the one from my first, but I gave it to a family member and who knows what they did with it..

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family

They come in different styles and varieties and prices, and I'm partial to Graco. If you can go into a store and see how comfortable you feel with them, that's what I'd recommend.

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Here's the link to the one we are getting. I would use the one from my first, but I gave it to a family member and who knows what they did with it..

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family

They come in different styles and varieties and prices, and I'm partial to Graco. If you can go into a store and see how comfortable you feel with them, that's what I'd recommend.
Can you repost the link for the baby hammock?
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Hey Usually Curious, if you are interested in baby hammocks, you should check out this website...
http://specialdeliverybabyhammock.com/main/index


the link badwolf had was for a pack and play; which looked really awesome, but not a hammock...


This is a small company out of Hawaii; the hammocks are designed by a physician/midwife/grandmother and her daughters. They are all beautifully handcrafted and the owner Patricia is wonderful. She responded to every email I sent within a few hours of sending them and answered all of my questions fully and thoroughly with so much kindness added in. I received my hammock a couple weeks ago and it is extremely well made, plus it only took three days to ship from Hawaii!

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I'm on baby #3 and I purchased a rock n play bc someone let me borrow one with my second baby and it worked great! I can just put it next to the bed and when baby starts to stir I can gently rock it. Plus I can take it anywhere and move it around the house! Baby's seem to sleep well in it bc it's in an incline.
Also I purchased a double stroller bc baby 2 and baby 3 will only be two years apart.
I had to get a new car seat bc mine was expired.
Also I got a new swing bc my babies have always loved napping in them and I sold mine in a mom to mom
Sale after baby 2 bc I just didn't have the room to store it.
I'll need more crib sheets once baby 3 moves to a crib bc then baby2 will move to a toddler bed which also takes crib sheets. I was thinking I need some more burp clothes and receiving blankets. Can you believe I still have the same burp clothes from baby 1 who is 5? Lol I can't believe they have survived through two babies.
Also I'm going to purchase a second changing pad to put on the dresser in the nursery. Then I will put the changing table in the living room. Baby2 and baby 3 will have there belongings in a shared room so having two changing tables will be nice and baby2 will still be in diapers too.
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Despite showing my husband all the reasons why car seats expire, he won't take those for answers! Our car seat expires when Maddy when (theoretically) be 2 months old. I put the stroller/car seat combo as a priority on our registry, and then a bunch of clothes we approve of as well as diapers, receiving blankets, bouncing seat, etc. Even if people don't purchase most of the items, anything we actually still want after the shower, we will have a coupon to get 25% off of. I understand why things expire, but getting it through his skull isn't easy.

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Despite showing my husband all the reasons why car seats expire, he won't take those for answers! Our car seat expires when Maddy when (theoretically) be 2 months old. I put the stroller/car seat combo as a priority on our registry, and then a bunch of clothes we approve of as well as diapers, receiving blankets, bouncing seat, etc. Even if people don't purchase most of the items, anything we actually still want after the shower, we will have a coupon to get 25% off of. I understand why things expire, but getting it through his skull isn't easy.
Show him videos of expired seats in crashes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvCRz7BRAM0
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Despite showing my husband all the reasons why car seats expire, he won't take those for answers! Our car seat expires when Maddy when (theoretically) be 2 months old. I put the stroller/car seat combo as a priority on our registry, and then a bunch of clothes we approve of as well as diapers, receiving blankets, bouncing seat, etc. Even if people don't purchase most of the items, anything we actually still want after the shower, we will have a coupon to get 25% off of. I understand why things expire, but getting it through his skull isn't easy.
Since yours has never been used I wouldn't worry as much. Part if the reason they expire is bc of wear and tear. My hubby is the sane way. He's all about getting rid of stuff though. So after baby two I threw my car seat away knowing with my next baby he would have no choice lol. If I had kept it he would have made me use it too. We fight about this stuff all the time. He has an old fashioned attitude, "what did they do when we were babies? we survived!" Omg I hate that line! It's called technology!
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Since yours has never been used I wouldn't worry as much. Part if the reason they expire is bc of wear and tear. My hubby is the sane way. He's all about getting rid of stuff though. So after baby two I threw my car seat away knowing with my next baby he would have no choice lol. If I had kept it he would have made me use it too. We fight about this stuff all the time. He has an old fashioned attitude, "what did they do when we were babies? we survived!" Omg I hate that line! It's called technology!
My hubby used that same line on me! Thankfully everyone invited to this Jack & Jill shower all have kids, so they know not to listen to his logic. And unfortunately because of bad storage, I wouldn't use this car seat of mine. My godfather (the one who just gave us the house) explained that even though his sons are 2-3 years apart, each one had their own car seat because of every little change that exists. And to not argue with the resting mommy to be. Arguing means the nesting mama will spend more money just to spite him. It's kind of true... lol. I was only suppose to buy the costume at Carter's last night, and went into Marshall's and spent another batch of money. (He was late picking me up, opps).

For any of you ladies having girls and have a Marshall's near you, they just did a TON of markdowns on their clothes and nursery accessories. I got 5 different packs of NB and 3MO socks for $2 each, and there's 3-5 pairs in a pack. Def something to check out.

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Since yours has never been used I wouldn't worry as much. Part if the reason they expire is bc of wear and tear. My hubby is the sane way. He's all about getting rid of stuff though. So after baby two I threw my car seat away knowing with my next baby he would have no choice lol. If I had kept it he would have made me use it too. We fight about this stuff all the time. He has an old fashioned attitude, "what did they do when we were babies? we survived!" Omg I hate that line! It's called technology!




LOL my hubby is the same way; and he's only 26! He's an extremely old soul in a young body.

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LOL my hubby is the same way; and he's only 26! He's an extremely old soul in a young body.
My DH is only 31 and he thinks he's old and his life is over. Really? I'm 30 and pregnant, he's 31. I tell him we aren't even middle aged!!!
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yeah, I consider 45 to be middle aged, but I plan on living till at least 95

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