Gifts For Second Babies: Tot Gift Guide

From meal trains to double strollers to busy box ideas for the first child, we’ve got a plethora of gift ideas for when your bestie or family member is expecting Baby #2.

A backpack diaper bag and a stroller, both gifts for second babies.

Things are different when someone is expecting a second baby. For one thing – they already have their hands full. They also usually already have a lot of gear, toys and newborn clothing. However, some gear will need to change. They may now need another crib, more towels and/ or extra help in the baby-soothing department. It can also be nice to start fresh with items that may have been over-used or are still in use with the first child.

Looking for a non-traditional gift options? You could:

  • Offer to look after their first child
  • Organize a meal train
  • Make a donation in their name

Read on to see more of our favorite second baby gifts ideas. We go over a variety of different options, including gifts for the newborn, for the parents, for the older siblings, and more.

 

Best Gifts for Second Baby

Every day the brands we love are coming out with new and innovative products for parents looking to live their best lives. From teethers to cribs, these items can figuratively and literally save the day. Below are gift ideas that will make Round 2 even more fun, efficient and enjoyable! There’s even stuff on there for mamas.

 

Scroll down to see the options we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below!

 

Bamboo Essentials

 

Bamboo baby clothing is quickly gaining popularity because of how insanely soft, breathable and naturally hypoallergenic it is. While some second babies have hand me downs galore, it’s nice for parents to receive a bundle that’s not covered in milk stains and torn knees. This cute eight piece set even includes a pacifier clip teether!

 

Hart + Land bamboo essentials set

 

HART + LAND Bamboo Essential Eight Piece Gift Set

 

$150

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Fuss Busters

 

The Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy is the ultimate starter kit for parents needing to combat gas, mucus and scratchy nails. Packaged in a convenient pouch, parents will be forever grateful for having this on hand at 2am when they have a fussy baby.

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Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy

 

$49.99

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Double Strollers and Carriers

 

Depending on the age of their first child, mom and dad may also want a second baby carrier or a double stroller that does all the tricks. If you’re unsure of which double stroller would suit best, read our guide for our advice on how to choose a double stroller. Being able to get out and about with two kids is no easy feat, but brands like Solly Baby, Ergobaby, Bugaboo and Nuna make it totally possible.

 

 

Nuna Demi Grow Stroller

 

Nuna DEMI Grow Stroller

 

$799.95

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Bugaboo Classic Collection Donkey 2 Duo Stroller Aluminum frame with grey melange

 

 

Bugaboo Donkey 2 Duo Stroller

 

$1,849

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Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier

 

Ergobaby Four Position 360 Cool Air Carrier

 

$160

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Solly Baby New Standard Wrap Carrier Orion

 

Solly Baby New Standard Wrap Carrier

 

$65

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Backpack Diaper Bag

 

Many of us mamas at The Tot also switched to a backpack style diaper bag so we could have our hands free when Baby #2 arrived. JEM + BEA makes their incredible Jamie Backpack in a few different options like leather, denim and nylon. It’s not only sports luxe stylish, but also extremely practical due to its compartments and wipe-ability.

 

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JEM + BEA Jamie Nylon Backpack

 

$245

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Travel Change Pad

 

Made of super soft GOTS certified organic cotton and dyes, Pehr’s travel change pad is a must have for parents who are constantly out and about. Coated for easy cleaning, it also has a spot to hold wipes.

 

Pehr On The Go Travel Change Pad Deep Sea

 

Pehr On The Go Travel Change Pad

 

$40

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Organic Swaddle

 

Versatile and cute, the Pehr Organic Swaddle does a million jobs at once, which is why every sibling needs their own. We love it for wrapping, tummy time, breastfeeding, creating shade and more.

 

 

Pehr Swaddle Happy Days

 

Pehr GOTS Certified Organic Swaddle – Happy Days

 

$24

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Convertible Crib

 

Modern, sleek and UL Greenguard Gold certified (meaning it’s free of toxic chemicals that may off-gas,) the Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib will complement any decor. The best part: it transitions to a toddler bed with a conversion kit.

 

Babyletto Scoot Crib in White

Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Crib

 

$399

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Crib Bedding

 

Handmade in England and exclusively available at The Tot, Coco & Wolf crib sheets, blankets and quilts are super sweet, soft and the perfect statement piece for your second baby’s nursery.

 

Coco & Wolf Liberty Fitted Sheet Edenham Lilac

 

Coco & Wolf Fitted Crib Sheet – Edenham

 

$95

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Coco & Wolf Liberty Blanket Betsy Grey

 

Coco & Wolf Blanket – Betsy Grey

 

$115

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Coco & Wolf Liberty Quilt Queue For The Zoo Blue & Ink Linen

 

Coco & Wolf Queue for the Zoo Quilt

 

$145

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Storage Basket

 

Perfect for storing rolled towels, stuffed animals, books, toys, shoes or dirty laundry, Pehr storage baskets are made of durable canvas and a must-have for organization.

 

Pehr Love Bug Pom Pom Pint

 

Pehr Printed Pom Pom Pint – Love Bug

 

$30

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Baby Shusher

 

Designed to mimic the sound your baby hears while in utero, the Baby Shusher can be safely nestled in your baby’s crib, bouncer or stroller to help soothe and comfort them.

 

 

Baby Susher Baby Shusher

Baby Shusher

 

$34.99

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Eco-Friendly Diapers

 

Kind to the environment as well as your baby’s skin, Nest Diapers are free of all known-allergens and are perfect for newborn bottoms and those with sensitive skin.

 

Nest Diaper Size 1

4 Pack – Nest Baby Diapers

 

Ranging from $57 – $65

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Silicone and Wood Teether

 

Handmade out of food-grade silicone and birch wood that’s only been treated with organic olive oil and beeswax, Loulou Lollipop’s Trinity non-toxic teether is a must-have for all teething babies. Its ring shape is extra easy for little hands to hold.

 

Loulou Lollipop Trinity Teether

Loulou Lollipop Trinity Teether

 

$25

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Hooded Bath Towel

 

The Pehr Hooded Bath Towel keeps little heads warm, while drying at super speed. Made from a machine washable and buttery soft cotton, it’s a luxurious and efficient bath time essential.

 

Pehr Hooded Towel Pebble Grey

Pehr Hooded Bath Towel

 

$42

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Bamboo Washcloths

 

Made of a soft and hypoallergenic bamboo rayon, this convenient five pack of bamboo washcloths will make bath time even better. Soft on skin, they’re a gift the whole family will love.

Kyte Baby Bamboo Washcloths in Aqua

Kyte BABY Bamboo Washcloths (Pack of 5)

 

$13.99

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Soft Book

 

Made in a soft book that’s safe for little hands to explore, Wee Gallery’s Baby’s First Soft Book has monochrome faces that are specifically designed to help develop your baby’s eyesight.

 

Wee Gallery Soft Book

Wee Gallery Baby’s First Soft Book – Friendly Faces

 

$12.95

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Developmental Play Gym

 

The thing that we love about the Lovevery Play Gym is that it’s intended to grow with your baby. It also comes with a set of milestone exercises for you to do together! Made of FSC certified wood and non-toxic finishes, it transitions from play gym to tent for when your baby becomes a toddler.

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Lovevery Play Gym

 

$140

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Infant Lounger

 

Portable and versatile, the DockATot Infant Lounger is a safe and cozy place to rest your baby as you move from room to room (or over to grandma’s house.) Designed with fun interchangeable and machine washable covers, it has a hammock effect in the center that keeps your baby in place.

 

Dockatot Deluxe+ Dock

 

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock

 

$175

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Dockatot Deluxe+ Cover - Bronzed Cheetah

 

DockATot Deluxe+ Bronzed Cheetah Cover

 

$95

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Organic Feeding Pillow

 

Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to want a support pillow. It’s shocking just how heavy an 8 lb baby can feel! Parents love the Nook Organic Feeding Pillow because it has a machine washable organic cotton and eucalyptus cover that is eco-friendly, non-toxic and naturally antibacterial. It also can be used as a prop to help your baby sit up or as a body pillow for toddlers.

Nook Sleep Systems Organic Niche Feeding Pillow

 

Nook Sleep Systems Niche Organic Feeding Pillow

 

Ranging from $119 – $129

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Busy Box Gift for the Older Brother or Sister

 

The Tot Founder and mama of two, Nasiba Adilova, swears by creating a Busy Box for the first child. It’s a box filled with toys and craft that’s kept up high or out of sight and brought out on special occasions. This simple idea can deliver in a big way when your bestie needs a moment to rest, breastfeed or simply think. Our additional busy box gift ideas include:

 

Kid Made Modern My First Arts + Crafts Library

 

Kid Made Modern My First Arts + Crafts Library

 

$29.99

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Petit Collage Superheroes Magnetic Dress Up Play Set

 

Petit Collage Magnetic Dress Up – Superheroes

 

$24

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Wooden Story Natural Building Blocks

Wooden Story – 54 pc Block Set w/ Tray

 

$50

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The Tot Gift Card

 

When in doubt, you simply can’t go wrong with a Tot gift card. Easy to shop with online at The Tot, parents can use them to get something for themselves or their children.

 

The Tot Gift Card

The Tot Gift Card

 

Ranging from $25 – $1,000

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Gift Ideas for Moms:

 

It’s also nice to give something that’s purely for the mama. Nothing makes breastfeeding or simply lounging at home with your babies more comfortable than a cozy (and flattering) robe, which is why we love the options from SKIN. We also adore BLANQI’s Lift Access Underbust Postpartum Nursing Support Tank because it allows for easy access for breast feeding, while providing support for your back and abdomen.

Another option is a personalized name necklace. Sue Gragg has taken them to a whole new level. Exclusively available at The Tot, any mama will love having her, her child’s or a meaningful place or date to wear around her neck forever and always.

 

 

Skin Penelope Kahali Robe in Black on Woman

SKIN Kahali Robe

 

$188

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Blanqi Lift Access Underbust Postpartum Nursing Support Tank

 

$68

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Sue Gragg Personalized 18k Gold Necklace

 

Ranging from $263 – $2,370

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Truthfully – the greatest gift you can give is your time. You can offer to babysit their first child before or after the new baby comes home. Having someone entertain your toddler during those first few weeks can make transitioning to a parent of two so much easier. You can also cook a bunch of healthy meals for their freezer or help them catch up on laundry, dishes and general life housekeeping like picking up packages from the post office.

You can also direct mothers expecting their second child to our tips on how to prepare.

 

 

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