Thinking about what you need as a mom of two? Luckily you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but being a mom of more than one is a huge transition. No matter what stage you’re in currently- pregnant, newborn, or seasoned-there are some valuable products you’ll want to consider to make this next chapter as easy as possible.
Just like you, I was pregnant with my second and comforted by the fact I pretty much had everything I needed for a baby. Of course, I also wasn’t new to this whole motherhood thing, which helped ease my nerves a bit about becoming a new mom of two.
Then, baby arrived.
Afterward, life at home with my boys got a lot more…..interesting. As I
Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller
Choosing the best stroller for two kids is tough. Many moms love the Baby Jogger 2016 City Select Double Stroller. This stroller is not only durable but comes with tons of options and attachments depending on what best fits your family.
All the options are perfect for a newborn baby and toddler in tow, while also being able to grow and change with your family depending on child preferences and where you’re going!
BOB Revolution PRO Duallie Stroller
It may seem like you have a ton of strollers as a mom of two, but some strollers fit different needs. If you love to run or hit the trails, do yourself a favor and get a stroller that will make you enjoy it like the BOB Revolution Pro Duallie Jogging Stroller!
Although the price tag on this stroller is pretty high, it’s totally worth it. The wheels help you glide up and down hills, tread through rocks, and easily push over 70+ pounds between a toddler, baby, and car seat.
Two kids sometimes means your hands are full and you’ll be toting around double the amount of stuff. Make sure you have stroller hooks for every stroller to help you carry bags, backpacks, and everything in between.
For more suggestions on the best stroller accessories, click here!
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
As a second time mom, I’m sure you already know a ton about baby sleep and the importance of a good white noise machine. Well, with two kids potentially waking each other up on a daily basis, you’ll want the best sound machine out there.
The Hatch Baby Rest is must-have for any mom of two. Although sleek, modern, and practical, the best feature is an app you can use to control everything from your phone.
You can adjust the sound and light, save preferences depending on the time of day, and even create an “okay to wake” setting for your older child all from the touch of a button.
Looking to brush-up on your newborn sleep tips and tricks? Get a refresher here.
Infant Optics Camera
A mom of two definitely needs a great visual monitor for their kids. Many love the Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor because you can connect both cameras to one monitor, which switches back and forth between both rooms.
If you already have the monitor, then all you will need to buy is the camera. Don’t forget some extra batteries while you’re at it!
Ring Video Doorbell
When you’re a mom of two, a knock on the door is never convenient. Typically I don’t even answer the door if I’m not expecting someone but even when I am, I feel like they tend to show up while I’m either feeding my baby, changing a diaper, or putting at least one child to bed.
The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to cut out the fear of a doorbell waking someone, see who is at your door, and communicate with a visitor to tell them you’ll be down in a moment.
Another technology-related mom product, The Echo Alexa can become your daily assistant and make things a bit easier for you. Have her play music for the kids, tell them stories, convert measurements, and even tell you what the weather is like outside so you can clothe each child properly without having to test the temperature yourself.
Of course you’ll want an Amazon Prime subscription so that you can even quickly reorder things you need through the Echo.
Since you aren’t a first-time mom, you probably already have a good baby carrier, but if not, now is the time to get one! Babywearing is necessary when you have two kids roaming around. It will free your hands up to do whatever you need to do around the house or even help put baby to sleep if you need a bit of a break.
The most popular baby carriers are the Lillebaby and the Ergobaby 360, especially since both are a soft, structured carrier and do not require an infant insert. See my review of the Ergobaby Omni 360, here.
Changing Pad Liners
If you will have two kids in diapers, don’t forget you’ll need extra Changing Pad Liners. Some forget about insane newborn baby poop issues, and you can save yourself from doing extra loads of laundry with these on hand.
If you did have these with your first, they are awesome! They protect your cute changing pad covers, they’re waterproof, and easy to swipe out when they get dirty.
Haakaa Breast Pump
If you plan on breastfeeding, you may have heard about the magical Haakaa Breast Pump! If not, it’s basically a “letdown” catcher that you suction to one breast while feeding baby from the other side. Moms can easily build
This option is so important as being a mom of two doesn’t leave you much time to pump that milk.
What’s worse than a sick kid? Two sick kids. What’s worse than two sick kids? Dragging two sick kids to the store for medicine, especially if one is a baby and the other is a crazy toddler. Stock up now and have everything you need on hand.
If your oldest is in school, expect that baby may get sick more often then what you were used to dealing with before.
Zarbees is the most popular medicine for babies and toddlers because of their all natural properties. Check out their natural rub to help fight baby and toddler congestion.
Hair products? Yes, girl. Just because you’re a mom of two doesn’t mean you need to look like a hot mess every day. Since you may not have a lot of time to get ready, you’ll want to invest in a good dry shampoo and some hot tools! I love ORIBE Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. It’s a little pricey but a little goes a long way.
I also love my Conair Curling Wand and HAI Ceramic Hair Straightener. It seriously takes me less than ten minutes to get my hair looking date ready, whether I want it curly or straight.
Amazon Prime/Subscribe and Save
If you don’t have Amazon Prime or do and don’t participate in Subscribe and Save, you are missing out on major deals. Double the children, double the
Read more about how you can save on baby/toddler gear here.
When I asked my followers about their favorite mom of two products, many made jokes about “wine”, baths, alone time, etc. Although funny, it made me realize how important self-care is for a mom of two! With a lot less time to yourself, you will want to get some goodies that will be perfect for those moments you do get to breathe.
If you love a bath, get some fun bath bombs or masks. If you love to workout, get some wireless earbuds or new running shoes. If you love to read, stock up on some great books that aren’t parenting related.
Whatever it is that brings you happiness, let yourself enjoy it a little more by adding something special to it!
Be Mom of Two Ready with These 12 Products
No matter where you are in your momming journey, these 12 products will step of your mom game for sure.
What other products would you recommend for a mom of two? Share yours below!
Already towards the end of your pregnancy and thinking about all the feels when it comes to your firstborn? You will totally connect with my open letter to my firstborn child. Read it, here.