7 Nursery Must Haves From a Second Time Mom

7 Nursery Must Haves From a Second Time Mom

Baby Items You Should Buy When Expecting

Becoming a mother for the first time is such an exciting time. You fill up your registry with tons of “baby must haves” you hear about, go a little overboard buying cute outfits they’ll probably outgrow in 5 seconds and buy bulky nursery items you assume you’ll need. You find out within a few months you didn’t need 75% of the things you purchased and now they’re just taking up space. It happens to all of us. As a mom of two, there are a few things I used with baby # 2, and a few new things I discovered, so I wanted to share my nursery must haves as a second time mom. 

Baby Brezza Formula Maker

The Baby Brezza: 

This machine is like a gift from the Gods. It makes a perfectly portioned bottle of formula in 3 different temperature settings for you in just seconds. No more scooping out formula from the container, or heating bottles. IT.DOES.IT.ALL. I didn’t have this magical machine with my first child, and I’m almost angry about it. I could have saved so much time if I did. This is definitely a must have for any mom or mom-to-be. We reached out to Baby Brezza and they’re going to offer you all a special discount, 20% off any item $75 or more with code MODAMOB. 

Baby Brezza Pro: $199

dockatot baby lounger


The dockatot is another must have investment piece. My son loved to lounge in his when he was a baby and even though it’s technically not for sleeping,  I would even let him take naps there when I was next to him. It creates a cozy, warm environment for them and they just love to hang out in there. 

Dockatot: $175 +

norani baby snugababe swaddle

norani Snugababe Swaddle™:

It’s a fact--babies sleep better when they’re swaddled.Our innovative, patent-pending Snugababe Sleep Swaddle features unique arm inserts and fasteners to keep your baby warm, cozy and comfortable all night long.

norani Snugababe Swaddle: $30.99

Skiphop bath

Skip Hop Moby Bathtub:

This bathtub is perfect for newborns because it has different place settings. You can have it set to the upper level to have your baby lounge in there like a hammock while you bathe them or remove the sling to have them sit up and play. The price is great on it and it’ll last until your baby is about 6 months old. 

Skip Hop: $35

flathead pillow

Baby Pillow for Flat Head:

My daughter Juliette started to develop a flat head after spending so much time in bed and this baby pillow helped start to shift the shape. I used this pillow on her changing pad and during naps when I was close by. *Make sure to ask your pediatrician if it’s ok for you to use with your baby.

WelLifes Baby Pillow: $20

evereden baby products

EverEden Baby Products: 

I recently discovered this brand and I’m already a big fan. They make pregnancy and baby products with natural ingredients. I just have such peace of mind when I use safe ingredient products. I especially love their face cream and baby oil. 

EverEden Products: $15 +

skiphop activity gym

Skiphop Activity Gym:

Let’s be honest here, the majority of the time your newborn is awake is going to be spent going from one spot to another, so make sure to get something fun like an activity gym that will help stimulate their senses and keep them comfortable on the ground. It’s perfect for tummy time too!

Skip Hop: $85

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What Makes the Snugababe Sleep Pod Different?

TheNorani Baby Snugababe Swaddle Sleep Pod features unique arm inserts, a silent velcro and a zipper for easy nighttime diaper changes. Our pods are made from 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Spandex, providing soft breathable fabric with a hint of stretch to make swaddling a breeze. The clever zipper design enables easy diaper changes without disturbing your sleeping baby, promoting longer andmore restful sleep for both baby and parents. With its thoughtful design and attention to detail, the Norani Baby Snugababe Sleep Pod is a must-have for parents seeking a comfortable and secure sleep environment for their little ones.

Why is Swaddling So Important?

Swaddling is super important because it makes babies feel safe and cozy, just like they were in mommy's tummy. It helps them sleep better by preventing startle reflex and keeps them warm without overheating. Swaddling is like giving them a gentle hug that calms and comforts them. But remember, make sure to swaddle correctly, leaving room for their little legs and hips to move freely.

Sleep Experts Love Us!

We are so excited that Cara Dumaplin from Taking Cara Babies, an expert sleep trainer, has recommended our Snugababe Swaddle Sleep Pod to new parents looking to promote healthy sleep patterns in their infants. Sleep trainers are experts in the field of infant sleep and can offer valuable advice and guidance to parents struggling with sleep issues. They can also recommend products, like our swaddles, that have been proven to be effective at helping babies sleep more soundly, especially if you have a notorious baby Houdini.