So baby #2 is on HIS way and we’ve decided to kick it into gear to start preparing everything we need to get before HE arrives. Its been 4 years since we last had a little baby in our house and I’ve pretty much saved and stored all my son’s gear! Luckily for us baby #2 is going to be a boy so there isn’t really that much we need to get. Check out our prep/buy list, if I’m missing something please let me know!
- Pulling things out of storage- books, toys, clothing, car seat etc.
a. Have you oldest child sit and help you sort out the toys and books for the new baby so that they feel involved
b. Throw out or donate any items that you are not going to be using again
- Make a list of what you still need to get
a. New breast pump? Or just new accessories?
b. New bottles? Or just replace the nipples?
c. New bedroom furniture? Or reusing what you already had
d. Double stroller?
e. Bigger vehicle? Time for that minivan?
- Wash all items that are going to be used again
- Check expiry dates of car seats
- Check your benefit coverage
a. Things can change from year to year. Are you still covered for the semi/private room?
- Make plans for your old child
a. Pick a caregiver that can come and stay with your oldest at moment’s notice
b. Pack a overnight bag for them just in case
c. Pick up a little gift for them to have when baby is born, ie. Big brother/sister books or toys
d. Plan a date night with your oldest before baby arrives