9 Gifts to Get a Pal Who’s Having a Second Kid
Got a friend who’s preggo with her second? (Or maybe you’re preggo with your second?) You’re probably at a loss as to what to get the baby who’s inheriting, well, everything. Here, nine items all moms actually need the second time around.
Diapers and Wipes
Is it sexy? No. Is it incredibly useful? You bet. If you want your gift to feel a little more special than a package of size 1s, go for an eco-friendly set that comes in a pretty cloth chest (perfect for nursery storage) and includes diapers, wipes, diaper cream and hand sanitizer.
Squirty toys are a pain to clean. (Who has time to look up vinegar-based soaks with a crying infant and a rowdy toddler in tow?) Do everyone a favor and replace SpongeBob with this cute, mold-resistant and BPA-free submarine and rocket duo. (P.S. The rocket changes color if the water is above 98.6 degrees.)
Bibs and Burp Cloths
While mom might be tempted to reuse old (and only partially yam-stained) bibs, she certainly won’t turn down something pristine and not yet crusted in blueberry puree.
The easiest way to update the nursery without blowing one’s budget: new baby linens. We love this Nate Berkus for Target llama collection.
Because Mom will definitely need help remembering when Child #2 first rolled over.
Because the first set is a) lost and b) disgusting.
It’s hard out there for a second kid, forced to squeeze into her older brother’s dirt-caked Robeez. (Pro tip: Go for a toddler size, which—unlike baby shoes—will actually get worn.)
Feeding and Storage Containers
When it comes to replenishing baby kitchen supplies, think functionality: new bottles, new placemats and new food storage bags for the never-ending stream of Goldfish.
With the understanding, of course, that the older child will try to slobber all over it before baby gets a turn.