When I found out I was pregnant for the second time I started to take inventory of the baby products I had. I’m usually a fairly frugal person and I’m all for re-using items.

I figured I was all set for baby items. Then I really thought about what I liked and disliked about the products I used with my oldest. I realized that I bought a lot of items without doing much research.

After being a Mom for a couple of years (and talking to countless other Moms) I had a better idea of what I needed.

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I reached out to each one of these companies individually and requested to review the baby products after I combed the Internet looking for highly rated baby items. Many of them have won awards or have a lot of buzz around them. These are items that I would have purchased.

Here’s what I came up with:

17 Baby Essentials You’ll Need for your Second Baby

Covered Goods nursing cover: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Covered Goods is the original nursing cover that also can be used for multiple things.

1. A Better Nursing Cover

When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I knew very little about breastfeeding and I went on Etsy and ordered a cute Hawaiian print nursing cover that shielded my chest and clipped in the back.

It was very flimsy and I could never get it to feel comfortable, which in turn made me less comfortable nursing in public.

This time, I had a much better idea of what would work for me. Covered Goods sent me their Covered Goods Multi-use Nursing Cover – Classic Grey and Ivory Stripe.

It’s a poncho-style nursing cover, which makes it easy to slip on and I don’t have to worry about side-boob. You can also slip and arm through the neck hole to make it a one-shoulder style nursing cover. It can also be used as a car seat cover, cart cover and make-shift blanket (or burp cloth) and it easily fits in a diaper bag.

The fabric is stretchy and more absorbent that my first cover, which is nice if you need to quickly sop up milk drops. It also makes a handy rain poncho when I wear my son in a carrier. It comes in a variety of prints.

I chose this print because I wanted to feel more discrete when breastfeeding in public this time. Though there are other companies who offer nursing ponchos, Covered Goods is the true original.

Dock-a-Tot

This is our son at 3 months in the Dock-a-Tot.

2. Somewhere Safe to Set the Baby

When we brought our first son home from the hospital, we ended up holding him almost non-stop all day everyday. This was awesome for bonding!

However, this time around, we also have a toddler who has meltdowns and needs physical attention (including long hugs and being carried), too.

This is why our DockATot Deluxe+ has been vital to survival in our house. It’s been so helpful to have a safe place to set the baby down when I need to turn my attention to my toddler.

When he’s in the Dock-a-Tot, I don’t have to worry about him rolling off the couch or getting stepped on. It’s lightweight and easily taken up and down the stairs (unlike our bouncers and swings.)

It’s also a good place to set him when I’m reading to my toddler or getting him ready for the day.

It comes with a piece of cardboard that slides into the mattress area so it will keep its shape when stored or transported. This is really important for those of us who travel, because it’s so easy for items to get crushed and not hold up.

It also comes with a nice carrying case with a handle on it.

Lassig's Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag

Lassig’s Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag

3. A More Functional Diaper Bag

As with most items purchased as a pregnant, first-time Mom, I chose my diaper bag more for aesthetic reasons than functionality.

My first diaper bag was cute, well-made and could store a lot of things, but it was heavy. Even after I consolidated the amount of things I packed in it, it was still heavy.

This time, I chose Lassig Womens Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag. They sent me their Black Melange one to try out and I love it!

There is seriously a pocket for everything so I feel somewhat organized. And did I mention that it’s pretty stylish? I’ve had about 20 Moms ask me about my diaper bag in the few months I’ve been using it.

This also makes a great travel bag because of how spacious it is. I recently took it on a trip to Vancouver, BC and I was even able to zip it up because everything had it’s place in the bag.

Chimparoo Wrap
I love how cozy my baby is in our Chimparoo Woven Wrap. Photo credit: Britnae Sanelli Photography.

4. A More Comfortable Baby Carrier

Since I can’t devote 100% of myself to my newborn (unlike the first time around), the baby carrier has been essential to getting additional snuggles.

Chimparoo sent me their Chimparoo Regular Woven Wrap Ocean and I love it! I was too intimidated to try to wrap my oldest, so I met with a babywearing consultant who showed me exactly how to do a very simple newborn wrap.

I was amazed how much more comfortable wrapping was compared to my soft-structured carriers. Not only is it completely adjustable to my body, but my baby feels really secure and supported.

And because it isn’t stretchy, I know I’ll be able to comfortably use it through toddlerhood.

This is actually my husband’s favorite carrier.

We probably have 12 carriers in our house, but this is the one he grabs most often. It only took him a couple of tries to figure out how to tie it and adjust the fit.

He loves to wear our infant while he plays video games, works on the computer, cooks dinner or is just trying to soothe him.

Our toddler likes sitting on it while my husband pulls him around the house, magic carpet style!

My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow

My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow is the right firmness to support my baby and make nursing comfortable.

5. My Brest Friend

I’ve had great luck with My Brest Friend nursing pillow.
When I nursed my firstborn, I just couldn’t get comfortable. I had another brand of nursing pillows and I still needed to prop pillows under the nursing pillow to get my son at the right height.
I ended up only using it for bedtime nursing and just used pillows the rest of the time. This time around, I knew there had to be a better option.

My Brest Friend sent me a My Brest Friend Organic Breastfeeding Pillow to try out and I found a cute cover on Amazon.

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While it isn’t a new product, it was new to me and I was excited to try it out. First off, I love that there’s a pocket! I mean, I feel like most things become a hundred times better when they have a pocket. It makes sense with the nursing pillow because I don’t have to hunt around for creams, nursing pads and snacks.

I also like that it clips behind my back, so it feels really secure. The pillow is firm, which alleviates a lot of pressure from my arms.

I started using it as soon as I came home from the hospital and after the first feeding I regretted not bringing it to the hospital with me! I love how firm the pillow is and that it offers back support.

I’m able to clip the pillow around me so it doesn’t move (something I had a problem with in my old pillow.) It’s so comfy that I usually end up wearing it while I burp my son and sometimes he falls asleep laying on it.

I really wish I would have had this My Brest Friend pillow for my oldest.

Dohm sound machine: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This Dohm sound machine is much smaller than I anticipated (hat and piggy bank for scale.)

6. A Sound Machine

We used a cute giraffe stuffed animal that also had some white noise built in for our first baby. We used it on occasion off and on and then stopped using it.

He is a great sleeper and we trimmed our nighttime routine to an almost embarrassingly short ordeal and we figured we’d eliminate anything from the routine that we could.

This time around, I was petrified that the baby would wake up our sleep-loving toddler.

For those who don’t know, sleep-deprived toddlers turn into little monsters that make parenting about a thousand times harder.

I did not want to jeopardize anyone’s sleep. I had been hearing good things about Marpac’s Dohm for Baby from my Mom friends and was excited when Marpac sent me one to try out.

It was a lot smaller than I expected, which is a good thing! I thought I would use it primarily in our nursery, but that hasn’t been the case.

We’ve had our baby sleeping in our room and my husband’s CPAP acts kind of like a sound machine (which means our baby will definitely need the Dohm in his nursery in order to sleep later on.)

But, we’ve been using it a lot in our toddler’s room so he isn’t constantly woken up by our baby’s hunger cries and general fussiness.

It’s also helped during our toddler’s nap time because it downs out the other sounds from around the house (especially when we have older kids over who no longer nap.)

Milkies Milk Savers for Nursing: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

I keep my Milk Saver in my diaper caddy so it’s always handy when I’m nursing.

7. Milkies Milk Savers

Breastfeeding was really hard the first time around. My son had been born 5 weeks early and had a stint in the NICU.

He wasn’t able to latch for several weeks and I ended up getting mastitis that turned into a staph infection and it was a whole ordeal. I pumped every 4 hours around the clock for 3 months to make sure he had enough milk. I was exhausted.

This time around, I’m trying to set myself up for success at every turn. Milkies sent me one of their Milkies Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector Storage to try out and I was instantly intrigued.

The basic concept is that when you nurse your baby, you wear the product on the other side so it will collect the milk that is released. I’m all for anything that could potentially cut down on time spent pumping.

I first tried it when my baby was 6 weeks old and our nursing routine was established.

My son is a power eater and is often stuffed after 5 minutes of nursing, so I was a bit skeptical on whether I’d collect any milk. I was pleasantly surprised to realize I’d collected about half an ounce in those few minutes.

The Milk-Saver was also pretty comfortable, as I forgot about it once I started nursing. While these baby essentials are great for me, they’re also perfect for those who nurse for a longer time at each session.

Puj travel tub

The travel sized Puj tub fits perfectly in bathroom sinks.

8. A Puj Tub

The first time around, I figured that the newborn phase would be short, so we got a baby tub from a consignment sale and just held our first baby in it for the first few months. It was made of hard plastic, so we usually had to put down a towel or something to make it more comfortable.

Bath time was a horrific ordeal and we would get stressed out just thinking about it.

I heard about Puj after seeing that my cousin had registered for one. She usually has well-thought out baby essentials, so I knew I needed to try one out.

Puj sent me their Puj Tub to test out plus their travel version the Puj Flyte.

When they arrived, I was surprised how flexible and light-weight the tubs were and how easily they could be stored.

My husband and I tested out both of these and I have to say I’m a fan!

We tried both of them in our bathroom sink (since it’s the closest room to the nursery) and the travel version was a perfect fit for our son for the first 2 months! It weighs practically nothing and my baby seems really comfortable in it.

I was able to leave the water running (our pipes take awhile to heat up) and it kept the right amount of water on my baby the whole bath.

After his bath, I can pick it up one handed and empty the water and put it away. Plus, it folds up so it’s easy to pack for trips.

The regular size would be perfect for those who do baby baths in the kitchen sink. We thought we would this time around, but our house layout doesn’t make this an ideal option.

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It fits (barely) in our bathroom sink, but I seem to spill a lot of water when trying to empty it. I usually use mine as a liner for the baby bath tub we used with our oldest to make it a much more comfortable experience.

That means we use a tub inside of a tub inside of our bathtub. If our bathroom sinks were larger, I would just use the Puj tub for simplicity’s sake.

VIJA Design Kangaroo Care Shirt: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

VIJA Design Kangaroo Care Shirt. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

9. Kangaroo Care Shirt

I did skin-to-skin with my oldest as soon as I was able in the NICU. After we saw the amazing effect of it, my husband and I continued for months after.

When searching for new baby essentials a few months ago, I discovered kangaroo care shirts. I was delighted when VIGA Design sent me their VIJA Design Skin-to-Skin Kangaroo Care T-Shirt to try.

While I’m a big fan of babywearing, I love that it takes literally no effort to get my baby secured on my chest. This is great for when I need to use both my hands to help my toddler with something or I don’t have a carrier nearby.

I also like that it converts to a nursing top. Read my full review of the VIJA Design Kangaroo Care T-Shirt.

Vintage Honey nursing necklace: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Vintage Honey Nursing Necklace. Photo credit: Britnae Sanelli Photography.

10. An Easy Nursing Necklace

When I nursed my oldest son, he would pull on all my regular jewelry and I was afraid my special necklaces would break.

So, I went on Etsy and found a couple of nursing necklaces. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for and I ended up getting some that pulled my hair a lot. I spent a lot of my time adjusting the necklace and fidgeting with my hair.

This time around, I decided to find a necklace that wouldn’t pull my hair. I came across Vintage Honey and really enjoyed perusing their selection of necklaces. They offer a lot of prints and colors that are fashionable and are easily added to any outfit.

It’s super comfortable to wear and it doesn’t feel bulky. My son likes to grasp it when he nurses and I like to watch his little figures exploring the beads. I also wear it when I babywear sometimes so he has something to hang on to.

Chewbeads CB Go Links

These Chewbeads CB Go Links make attaching toys to strollers, carseats, activity gyms, etc a breeze.

11. Chewbeads CB Go Links

It’s amazing how important it becomes to find toys with rings when you have a baby. It’s the best way to attach toys to strollers, car seats, swings, other toys, etc.

The problems I ran across were that not all toys came with rings and those that did weren’t always the right size. That’s where Chewbeads CB GO Links come in.

I like to use them in a chain to create my own mobiles. We have a lot of toys with clips that I can hook onto the links.

I also like to attach rings to my laundry basket so my baby can do tummy time (while trying to reach the toys) and I can fold laundry and watch him. It’s really the only thing that makes folding laundry interesting for me.

They are also made for teething. It’s easy to add a couple to any baby carrier to carry teething baby products or use them as teethers themselves.

I like to attach our Little Saplings Airplane Teether and TrendyMommyDesigns Owl Teether using the rings to my baby carrier.

Attachable teething toys from Cheeky Chompers, Little Saplings and TrendyMommyDesigns.: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Attachable teething toys from Cheeky Chompers, Little Saplings and TrendyMommyDesigns.

12. Teething Toys that are Attachable

With our oldest, I collected quite a few teething toys and baby essentials to see what he might like. It turns out what he liked most was to throw the teething toys.

With baby #2, I learned to seek out teething toys that could be leashed to something.

I was really stoked to find the Chewy by Cheeky Chompers teething toy. It’s really easy to squeeze to make it squeak. It comes with a Velcro loop that makes it easy to tether it to stroller or car seat straps.

The hippo arms are also easily linked to other stuff using the Chewbeads CB Go Links. It’s similar to our Sophie the Giraffe, but less “throwable.”

Sophie is nearly impossible to keep inside a carseat or stroller as she can’t be attached very easily.

I love all the little ear nubs, feet, etc that are perfect for little mouths to nibble on.

It’s no surprise that I was instantly drawn to the Little Saplings Airplane Teether. I love the airplane design so much!

I’m also a fan of wooden toys and thought this would be a great thing for my baby to teethe on since wood is natural. It’s also very sturdy.

However, the big selling point for me was that there was a big hole in the center so I could attach it to just about anything!

Finally, I was determined to try the TrendyMommyDesigns Owl Teether, after seeing one of my babywearing friends using one on her carrier. I love that it has silicone beads as well as the large silicone owl.

There are a lot of areas for babies to gnaw on and it’s actually a cute accessory for my baby carrier. I like that it has the look of a nursing necklace, but isn’t a necklace. It’s like jewelry for my carrier.

It’s also easily attachable to any carrier, and I tend to keep it in my diaper bag and attach to whatever carrier I’m using.

Goumikids Mitts for Babies: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

These Goumikids Mitts have protected both my son and I from his insanely sharp fingernails.

13. Goumikids Mitts

There are few things when raising a baby that terrify me. One of them is cutting their nails.

I’ve had one too many experiences of clipping their fingertips and it’s truly heartbreaking. I’m so nervous about it that I have completely handed off nail maintenance to my husband, who has better luck then I have.

So, the Goumimitts have been a lifesaver for me. Baby nails grow so quickly that it seems like as soon as you cut them, they are sharp again.

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In order to prevent our baby from scratching himself, we put these mitts on his hands.

After my son gained more control over his movements, I still used them so he wouldn’t scratch me when he nursed. It has made our nursing sessions much more pleasant!

Matimati glasses drool bib

I love the print of this Matimati drool bib.

14. Drool Bibs

I didn’t understand the importance of drool bibs with my oldest. I figured he had so many cute outfits that I would just change his clothes if they got wet. And I thought the bib look was really lame.

Then, I started noticing that his chest was always red and I realized it was because his shirts were always wet. So, I grabbed his terry cloth baby bibs and started using them.

Now that I’m on baby #2, I wanted to find “cool” drool bibs and just use them from the get-go. Matimati drooling bibs have been a great fit for us!

Not only are they bandana style (which makes all his outfits look a bit more hip) but they come in trendy prints. I figure if my baby has to drool, he might as well look cool doing it.

Plus, when you order a set of bibs, Matimati will donate a portion of the sale to Chain Reaction, a nonprofit fighting human trafficking in Asia.

While there are a lot of companies making bandana style bibs, the layer of fleece on the back of Matimati bibs really sets them apart. They truly keep clothes dry, even if your baby drools or spits up a lot. We like to keep at least one in the diaper bag at all times.

Oogiebear

My baby is comfortable every time I use the Oogiebear on him.

15. Oogiebear

There is nothing worse than when your baby has a cold. Well, there are actually many things worse, but it’s quite heartbreaking to hear your little one struggle to breathe. And no one seems to get any sleep.

My family loves our Nosefrida. We love it so much that we have acquired 3 so we have one in every spot we’d need one. It’s great for clearing out goopy mucus (and entertaining to watch someone else do it.)

But, when our baby has dried boogers making it hard for him to breathe, we reach for our oogiebear Ear & Nose Cleaner. It’s a tool designed specifically for this purpose.

It’s the perfect size for gently scooping out the boogies in your baby’s nose. Like many parents, I used to try to get them using my fingernail, which was way too big for my baby’s nostrils. It also was tricky to get much out.

Now, I just use my Oogiebear for a pain-free way of removing the boogies. My baby doesn’t even seem to notice it.

It also has a handy design which prevents parents from digging in too far into their baby’s nose or ears. It keeps us from being too vigorous, which is appreciated.

SnoofyBee Changing Pad: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This SnoofyBee changing pad keeps little hands from interfering with diaper changes.

16. SnoofyBee Changing Pad

Like many new Moms, I primarily used the changing pad that came in my diaper bag when I was out and about. I even used a changing pad from my sister-in-law’s old diaper bag as my go-to changing pad downstairs in our house.

As you might have guessed, once my oldest started moving around more, the changing pad became a slip-n-slide and I had to hold his arms back with my leg and grab his legs with my hand, leaving just one hand available for the actual diaper change.

Then I noticed an ad on Facebook for the SnoofyBee portable changing station that looked like a real game-changer for baby essentials.

SnoofyBee sent me their brand new changing pad. I like that it’s easy to wipe down and is a nice size. We keep it downstairs in our living room for daytime diaper changes and it’s been really handy.

Right now, my infant is too small to use the coolest feature, which is that the top part of the changing pad creates a cone that keeps little hands away from the diaper area.

There are also places to attach toys, which I’m excited to try out in a few months. It also folds up pretty compactly and will be great to take on trips with us or stash in the car. I also think this would be fabulous to use on changing stations in public restrooms to keep my baby from getting dirty.

The only thing I don’t like about it is that the Velcro snags on some clothing items and it can be tricky to fold up one-handed while holding my baby.

Zoochini Buddy Blanket: Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Zoochini Buddy Blanket

17. ZOOCCHINI Buddy Blanket

Babies tend to accumulate many blankets, especially through baby shower gifts. It just happens. We have a whole tub of baby blankets from when our oldest was born and we realized we only used blankets that were made especially for him or swaddle blankets.

When I came across ZOOCCHINI blankets online, I was very curious to see this hybrid in action.

Zoocchini sent me their ZOOCCHINI Giraffe Stroller Buddy Blanket to try out. What makes this blanket unique is that there is a toy attached to it, so the toy won’t get lost and little hands have something to explore on stroller walks.

My baby is just 2 months old, but he’s able to grasp the leaves and the ears of the giraffe, which is fun! I really like how soft the entire blanket is and it’s perfect to keep my baby warm in his car seat or swing.

I think it will be good for tummy time because he can try to grab the giraffe. My toddler also likes to pet the giraffe and asks me if the baby need his giraffe blanket quite frequently!

If you’re planning to give a blanket as a baby shower gift, this is definitely one to get!

Baby Essentials for second baby, featured by top Seattle mom blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

 Dock-a-Tot offered me a discounted rate. I was offered the rest of these baby essentials at no charge in exchange for honest reviews.
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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

71 Comments

  1. It is crazy how fast people come up with new inventions! I like those new nursing covers that double as a carseat cover. And the tub is super cool! I haven’t seen one of those before. I am past baby stage, but I am wishing I had a few of those back then. When my first was born they didn’t even have bumbos and boppy pillows!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      It’s insane how many new items they come up with each year! So many of these weren’t accessible when my 3-year-old was born. The Puj Tub is fabulous!

  2. Brittany Ferrell Reply

    I am a mom of one, but it is amazing how already I think, “I would use that again” or “Why did I even buy that?” I would have killed for the Dock-a-Tot or Milk Savers th first time around! Those are amazing!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Brittany, I did the same thing before I was pregnant with my second. I had so many items that I barely used because I didn’t really research some of them. Milk Savers were the item I didn’t know I needed!

  3. This is a great list. My youngest is 4, and I feel like so many of these came out or became mainstream after her! I missed out! Go new moms!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks Kendra! There seems to be a surge of really awesome new products right now!

  4. These products look so cool. The baby wearing t-shirt looks so handy. My 3rd baby is 10 months old now, but if we have another I’m definitely going to look at getting some of these. Pinning this for future reference.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Lamora, what’s cool about the babywearing shirt is that you can also nurse in it. So, you get a bit more life out of it once your baby is too big to carry that way.

  5. These are awesome products that I haven’t tried with both my kids. I’ll make sure to get some of these if I plan to have another one.
    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks Belle! I’m curious what new products 2017 will bring!

  6. Branson Merrill Reply

    We only have one, but we have taken on a daycare baby and I am learning some new things that weren’t around 6 years ago!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Branson, there are SO many new products out now! It’s fun to see which ones make life easier!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks Jasmine! I did a ton of research and these looked like the best items to check out!

  7. It seems like there are so many more awesome things for babies now, compared to when I had my kids. If I could go back I would definitely get a better baby carrier.. and that kangaroo shirt looks awesome!!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks Tracy! Yes, a better baby carrier makes all the difference! I was surprised that my 2nd baby didn’t fit very well in the carriers I had with my first. Now, I’ve figured out which new ones work for us!

  8. Stacy- Taylor411 Reply

    I absolutely am in love with that diaper bag, its cute and very stylish!! I haven’t seen one like that before.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      The diaper bag is so fab! It’s won a few awards already. I especially like that it doesn’t feel too “babyish” and is great for hauling preschooler stuff, too.

  9. These are some great products! I love that Dockatot, and that diaper bag looks amazing. Definitely passing your list onto my pregnant friends.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks! Both the DockATot and Lassig diaper bag have been so helpful!

  10. Stephanie Lee Reply

    These are some seriously great products! I love wearing a nursing necklace. It gives my son something to play with when babywearing. I’ve never seen that one that velcros around baby while doing a diaper change. How clever!

  11. Cara (@StylishGeek) Reply

    Your list is awesome! A close friend of mine is actually searching for a stylish diaper bag and the Lassig’s Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag you featured looks really chic! I’ll recommend it to her too!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Cara, the diaper bag comes in a bunch of different colors so I’m sure there’s one that she’ll love! I get daily compliments on it!

  12. Such great ideas and suggestions for what to get someone with their second baby. That diaper bag is one I wouldnt have thought of – but totally makes sense!

  13. What a wonderful list! I have a dock a tot and it has been amazing! We take it with us anytime we go to someone’s house for a place to put our son down at.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks! Yes, isn’t the DockATot fabulous? They are coming out with an activity bar this year that seems like an interesting addition!

  14. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh Reply

    I love every one of those items! I wished that when my youngest, she’s 11 now, that there would have been options like this!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Yes, I feel like there’s been an explosion of baby products in the last few years!

  15. These are GAME CHANGERS! I don’t have any nuggets yet, however I have lots of mommy friends that could have used these! I especially love the changing pad! How cool!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      What’s awesome is that if/when you do have some nuggets there might be even COOLER products out!

  16. Terri Steffes Reply

    There are so many good products out there for you mommies today and I am so happy for you. All these make your life so much easier!

  17. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place Reply

    Definitely a game changing list. I wish I had all of these when mine was a baby.

  18. Brandi with Big Fit Fam Reply

    OMG i have 5 kids and i didn’t know about some of these awesome products! I particularly love the care shirt, the changing pad that keep wee hands from getting their own poo, and the puj tub! I def agree with the sounds machine, we got one with our fifth because he needed to sleep amid 4 others being noisy! Great list, I am sharing!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I can only imagine how helpful some of these products would be with 5 kids! Wow!

  19. Great products! Sound Machines are great, and that Puj tub looks amazing!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      The Puj tub is especially awesome! I highly recommend!

  20. Angela Tolsma Reply

    You’ve given me so many awesome ideas for friends who are having little ones. I never know what to get them besides diapers.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      These make amazing baby shower gifts! Plus, they will think you are so cool for being “in the know!”

  21. Amber Nelson Reply

    We used mitts like this when my little ones were born. Those nails sure grow really fast when they are small.

  22. What a useful post, especially for new moms and those expecting their second baby. Your baby is so so cute! xx

  23. These all look amazing! As a nanny, I’ve seen so many of these products used by moms. That SnoofyBee looks so nice, though!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I bet you’ve seen even more amazing products as a nanny! We love our SnoofyBee!

  24. I agree that having somewhere safe to place the baby is really important! It’s good to buy a new one with each baby.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Yes, I didn’t worry so much with my oldest, but that’s been my main concern with my youngest!

  25. I just had baby #7 and I’m so sad I didn’t invest in a dock-a-tot! Its seriously the one item I wish I had with all my babies!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Whoa! Congrats on #7! Glad to know how useful the DockATot has been for you!

  26. Reesa Lewandowski Reply

    I feel like the items I needed for baby #2 were totally different than #1! I agree on a good carrier! It was essential for me!!! Love that dock a tot!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I know, right? It’s great to do some trial and error with baby products for #1 and then realize what would make your life easier for #2!

  27. Angie Rose Reply

    I just want to say first that I absolutely love your blog name and your baby is beautiful. Definitely sharing this great post with my friend who just had a baby!

  28. Angela Ricardo Reply

    I love discovering and checking out new things too! Hopefully this year, we’ll meet our own bundle of joy too. Those baby products that you mention are really great! I’ll consider using them too in the future.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks! There are so many cool products! I hope you’ll meet your baby too!

  29. What great suggestions. I’m going to share for my friends with babies. I’m sure it will be helpful.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Thanks Marisa! There are so many to choose, but these are my favorite baby products!

  30. valerie jane Reply

    your baby is absolutely adorable! and all the products are awesome! will add to my list, my cousin recently had a baby and these will make some pretty cool gifts!

  31. Tabitha Shakespeare Reply

    All of these are fantastic products! I thought I did tons of research before I had my baby but now when I have another I will be doubly prepared!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      Next time there will be even more cool products to check out!

  32. Stephanie Lee Reply

    I love this list! With the first baby we also didn’t have a lot of these things and I totally wish we had. I’ve been eyeing a doc-a-tot!

  33. These are all some awesome baby products. I wish I had some of these when mine were little. The bathtub for the sink is really cool!

  34. I am so happy the baby industry is booming with more and more innovative products. I really like the oogiebear very innovative!

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