Second Child Necessities

Before we had Wyatt, I posted about items that I was planning to use once we had two children...see the post here!

Well, now that we have two, I've figured out what we've really needed and wanted to share with you!

From my last post, I was pretty convinced that I was going to get this double stroller.  Then, I thought, nah...we don't really need it.  Ethan rides his strider bike on most walks and it seemed like an unnecessary expense.  However, we found the Bumleride Indie Twin secondhand and we're so happy we got it.  This stroller is much better for all-terrain situations and is still narrow enough to get through the door.  Plus, there's no fighting about who gets to sit where.

Something I hadn't thought about, was having both boys take a bath in the tub.  Wyatt is still becoming sturdy sitting up, so these Puj grippy bath treads really help when they're both in there.  Plus, they're cute!

With Ethan, we used the sleep sheep for white noise, but the noise shuts off after so long.  With Wyatt, we knew we needed something for all night.  This white noise machine is great.  It's small and compact and is ongoing.  This has been an absolute lifesaver, especially with a moody three year old who will wake up at all hours of the night.  Wyatt sleeps through most "outside noise" thanks to this machine.

Wyatt is obsessed with these mini muslin blankets...he sleeps with one every night and I don't worry {as much} with them.  We also swear by our trusty sleep sack--we recently got him the A+A one which is really thick for our cold nights.

This time around, we went with Honest diapers and I've really been enjoying the cute patterns and the wipes that come in the bundle.  For overnight we use Huggies Snug & Dry though...they seem to be more absorbent.

I bought this diaper bag for Wyatt and love it.  It's lightweight, easy to clean and gender neutral.  

When Wyatt was in the hospital, we got a MAM pacifier and we really never looked back.  We especially like the glow in the dark ones.

Last, while Wyatt has been using our infant carseat from Ethan, the time will be soon be approaching when we need a second carseat.  Maxi Cosi was generous enough to send us their Pria 85 special edition Ribble Knit version and I am in love already.  It has a built in cup holder {genius!} and is so plush for our little guy.  Can't wait to transition him over {and NOT have to lug around a infant carseat!}.

Do you have favorites for your second child that you love?  Do share!

xo natasha


  1. we have the sheep sleep and im kinda bummed the sound i like the most (the ocean) has stopped working! i think i'll check out the other machine. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I loved reading this because I'm in the last few weeks of only having one and I've spent quite a lot of time thinking about what we'll need and what will make the transition easier!

  3. We love the mini muslin cloths! We went back and forth about buying a white noise machine. In the end we ended up using an old clock radio on static!

  4. We love our Maxi Cosi seat - that is AWESOME they sent you one for review!

  5. I have a few friends that would love these tips! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am contemplating strollers right now... I am about to get those cloths too---can't wait!

  7. fun! hoping to refer back to this sometime soon!