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2 under 2 must have's

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missfabulous
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Colleen

2 under 2 must have's

I have 5 weeks left and haven't really done anything for #2. With my DS I already had all clothes washed, room complete, and name picked out. I guess I'm slacking this time around Chat Icon

I'm trying to figure out what I need to buy for #2 (We are Chat Icon ). I washed some of DS' newborn clothes that are neutral and bought some new white onesies. I bought a package of newborn diapers. I have a city mini double stroller.

I know I need another monitor camera.

Anything else that I need to get new or anything helpful for having 2 under 2? I made a registry so I would get the completion discount.

Posted 4/22/14 7:50 AM
 
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mnmsoinlove
Mommy to 2 sweet girls!

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Melissa

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

A bigger diaper bag. I found my original one too small for all I needed to carry.

Extra towels and wash cloths.

A baby carrier-if you don't have one. It's much easier to wear a newborn which frees up your hands to care for the older one.

New pacifiers- get a few different types not all babies like the same.

Not product related but if you can cook and freeze it will be a huge life saver. Also collect menus for take out. I found cooking to be one of the hardest things in the beginning.

Posted 4/22/14 8:27 AM
 

MrsRbk
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Michelle

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

wine.... lots of it! (j/k... sort of!)

I was also a 2 under 2 mommy, for me the big lifesaver was wearing the baby. I didn't baby wear my 1st because she just didn't like it. But I didn't give my DS the option. I needed to have my hands free to be able to deal with DD who was 18 months at the time.

But in all honesty, #2 spent a lot of time in the swing or bouncy seat!

ETA: If you can swing it... a baby sitter once or twice a week. It gave me the time to be able to do 1:1 time/special things with DD. it also gave me an hour or two to myself to be able to catch up on some sleep.

Message edited 4/22/2014 8:49:25 AM.

Posted 4/22/14 8:47 AM
 

luckysmom
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2 under 2 must have's

As the other posters have said, definitely a baby carrier. i wore DS most places until he started walking. At home while i tried to get things done and take care of the twins, i wore the baby. It made my life so much easier. He's 20 months and walking everywhere, but sometimes i still throw him on my back in the carrier.

Posted 4/22/14 9:16 AM
 

jams92

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Re: 2 under 2 must have's

im in the same position as you - due in 4 weeks with Chat Icon and have a 14 month old at home
im still trying to figure out what i need

i have the city mini double too and also got the car seat adapter
of course you need a car seat

i got new pacifiers and new bottle nipples
i got another diaper genie
video monitor

i have all of dds gender neutral clothing (we were Chat Icon for her too) and i am reusing her bedding

other then that, i dont have much else

Posted 4/22/14 9:28 AM
 

MrsO
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Maureen

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

New bibs
nipples
a different paci
more crib sheets
washcloths

Other than that I don't think anything besides the double stroller.

You should get a new toy or book for the older child

Good Luck - my 1st 2 boys were 14 months apart and it was great and they are best buddies most of the time now

Posted 4/22/14 9:37 AM
 

nycgirl
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Re: 2 under 2 must have's

A baby carrier would be top of my list.
I loved the ergo (which got popular after my #1).
Nipples for bottles.
I enrolled DS in Gymboree for some "us" time. The 1 hr of alone time when baby was bigger was good.

Posted 4/22/14 9:55 AM
 

missfabulous
#mommyneedswine

Member since 6/09

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Name:
Colleen

2 under 2 must have's

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I have a moby from DS and also bought an ergo (just need to get the infant insert). I'm also sending DS to camp 2x a week for half a day to keep him occupied. Looks like I'm doing pretty good with my list!

Posted 4/22/14 10:16 AM
 

JaimeLee11
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Jaime

2 under 2 must have's

A playpen that you can put the older one in quickly if you need to do something for the new one. I have a 21 mo boy & a 3mo boy. It's tricky at times! Goodluck with delivery!

Posted 4/22/14 7:39 PM
 

BeachGrl
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Kristy

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

Posted by missfabulous

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I have a moby from DS and also bought an ergo (just need to get the infant insert). I'm also sending DS to camp 2x a week for half a day to keep him occupied. Looks like I'm doing pretty good with my list!



Which camp are you using? I can't find one that accommodates kids under 2

Posted 4/23/14 8:28 AM
 

missfabulous
#mommyneedswine

Member since 6/09

10031 total posts

Name:
Colleen

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

Posted by BeachGrl

Posted by missfabulous

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I have a moby from DS and also bought an ergo (just need to get the infant insert). I'm also sending DS to camp 2x a week for half a day to keep him occupied. Looks like I'm doing pretty good with my list!



Which camp are you using? I can't find one that accommodates kids under 2



Harmony Early Learning in Levittown has a 6 week summer program that starts at 18 months.

Posted 4/23/14 8:31 AM
 

TheDivineMrsM
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Mama mama mama....

Re: 2 under 2 must have's

Posted by luckysmom

As the other posters have said, definitely a baby carrier.



Absolutely. Ergo = survival in my house!

eta: nm the infant insert. Swaddle the baby in a thicker blanket and you're set.

Message edited 4/23/2014 9:28:22 AM.

Posted 4/23/14 9:27 AM
 
 
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