Second Baby Must-Haves
This post is sponsored by DockATot. Free product was provided in exchange for this review, but as always opinions are always my own. Thanks for your support!
When it comes to baby gear, the options are endless and overwhelming. During the registry process for my first-born, I was so overwhelmed that I actually cried in the baby aisle of Target. I just couldn’t even begin to grasp what we might need when we didn’t even know him yet!
When sitting down to consider what I really need for our sweet baby number two, one thing kept popping into my mind: “work smarter, not harder”. After figuring things out on the fly with my eldest, I am ready and prepared to only purchase/pull out of storage products that I know will benefit our family as we attempt to navigate a newborn and a toddler who will be two years apart.
If you’re a parent on social media, there’s no way you’ve escaped the infamous DockATot. This multi-functional gem can be used for safe co-sleeping or just as a comfy, cozy, easy-to-transport lounger for naps, lounging, and playtime. It comes in two sizes – I have the Deluxe+ for babies 0-8 months, and there’s also the Grand for 9-36 month kiddos; moms love it for its ease of use and 100% natural cotton material. They have so many fun prints to choose from but this mama loves white so I chose the Pristine White cover.
And when I saw DockATot recently came out with toy arches that can be attached directly to the lounger, I knew I had to have it! Multi-purpose is the way to go and how cute are those little crinkly animals? I can’t wait for Emerson to see them.
2. Dual Baby Monitor
Most monitors that allow for multiple cameras don’t allow for multiple views on the monitor. Switching back and forth is a pain in the booty, to say the least. This Summer Infant one gives you a split screen to let you watch both kiddos at the same time. We have been using it for about 4 months with our oldest and it has been great so far!
3. Baby Carrier
I was a big time baby wearer the first time around with Barrett. I loved having the ability to be hands free but still keep him close to me. I know this is going to be even more helpful once Emerson arrives because lets face it, I am going to need all the hands I can get chasing a toddler around with a newborn. I used our Solly wrap most of the time but recently invested in a Wild Bird ring sling that I can’t wait to try out!
4. Double Stroller
We had the Baby Jogger City Mini with Barrett these first two years and absolutely loved it! We decided to stick with the same company but upgrade to the City Select which can be used as a single or double stroller and has so many different seat variations. So far we are loving it with the single seat and are so anxious to try it with both!
5. GOOD Burp Cloths
This one may seem silly and a little odd to have on this list but one of my first thoughts after finding out we were adding another baby to the family is “I really need to stock up on more burp cloths” HAHA! Barrett was a drool and spit-up king and they came in handy for so many other things whether on the go our during a feeding session. I found that cloth diapers make the absolute best burp cloths. Granted they aren’t all that cute but they sure are efficient!