With Baby boy due in just under 9 weeks and after last weeks scare, it’s time to get ourselves ready for him to arrive. As this is our second baby, we have most of the basics we will need including our Joolz Geo Pushchair, Joie Car seat, our faithful Shnuggle Bath, Moses basket and he will eventually move up into Florence’s cot when he outgrows his crib. We have also been very lucky to win a new SnuzPod and a few other bits through some instagram competitions I entered. All that really leaves us with when it comes to essentials are clothes and so my wishlist for baby number two is slightly different to the one I made when I was expecting Florence. This time around, it’s all about making juggling life with two under two that bit easier as well as filling our baby boy’s world with colour.
Things we’d like for baby number two
Mothercare sunshine and Showers bouncer
We never had a bouncy chair for Florence as she spent most of her time either laying on a person, in her Poddle Pod or chilling out in her shnuggle bath once she was a big older. The latter probably seems a bit odd, but it made the perfect place to play! This time however, with a toddler and two dogs around, I think it’s important that baby has his own space where he can kick back and play which is off the floor too. I also love the idea that Florence will be able to interact with him face to face without having to compete for my lap space at the same time. I’ve looked and looked online for one that I love and despite it being one of least expensive I’ve seen, I keep coming back to this Sunshine & Showers one from Mothercare. I love the bright rainbow colours and the simple design.
Hello Friend Quilt
While I’d never actually use it as bedding, I think this Hello Friend Quilt would make a perfect mat for baby to play on upstairs and is big enough for Florence to join him for a spot of sibling bonding too. Plus, how cute is the little animal design?
Extra large Bamboo Rainbow Muslin
Giant Muslins are another absolute must have when it comes to baby buys and this gorgeous rainbow one has been on my wishlist even before we knew this baby was a boy.
Skiphop Amazing Arch Play Mat
The play gym of dreams! We are big fans of Skip Hop and I’m a little bit in love with their Explore and More Amazing Arch Activity Gym. It offers a whole range of play opportunities and grows with baby from newborn to sitting.
Little Bird Muslins
Can you spot a trend yet? I am all about the bright and bold colours when it comes to this baby and the Little Bird by Jools range fits this perfectly. I’d honestly buy everything in the entire collection if I could. These muslin squares are full of colour and I actually love all three of the designs in the set.
Next Bright Animal Sleepsuits
I’m on a mission to find clothes for this baby boy that aren’t grey or dull shades of blue! I don’t think I fully appreciated how hard it is to find nice clothing for boys before. However, Next have some gorgeous multi coloured bits in at the moment and I’m rather taken by this three pack of bright and colourful sleepsuits.
Fred & Noah Penguin Sleepsuit (with matching leggings for Mama & Florence)
I’m not quite sure why, but throughout this pregnancy I’ve been really drawn to penguins for this little boy of ours. I’ve been eyeing up this Fred & Noah sleepsuit for ages and *might* have been dropping a few hints to Sean about him treating me & Florence to the matching leggings.
Percy the Penguin
I’d love a Percy the Penguin from The Gro Company to help soothe him at bedtime. Florence has their Ollie the Owl and it’s fab so it’d be lovely for them to have their own little bedtime buddy.
Our Poddle Pod was an absolute God send when we had Florence and I’m hoping to get one for the new baby this time around too. They have so many gorgeous designs but I think the Insignia is my favourite this time around.
Handknitted rainbow baby blanket
Ever since I saw that Lucy (Dear Beautiful) had made little Wylder a beautiful rainbow blanket I have been searching for something similar. I would have made it myself but frankly, I’m useless at crochet or knitting and so I’ve been looking on handmade sites like Etsy to find something I love. I love this one by Kaidalys.
Studio Romeo Baby Sling
I cannot wait to start baby wearing again! If it were not for my giant bump, I’d definitely still be wearing Florence while out and about and I’m really excited to snuggle up with baby boy while we are out and about. Not only will it mean I can keep my hands free to play with Florence, I also won’t have to always take the double pushchair whenever we leave the house. I’ve been eyeing up this Boho Studio Romeo Baby Sling for ages and love how it’s both stylish and functional.
What do you think of my choices? What was on your new baby wishlist for baby number two?