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28 BEST GIFTS FOR A SECOND BABY (AND MUM)

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Are you looking for the best gifts for a second baby? Well you’re in the right place, because I have put together a bumper list of gift ideas for second babies and second-time mums. 

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28 BEST GIFTS FOR A SECOND BABY

WHY IT’S HARDER TO FIND THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A SECOND BABY

The world is your oyster when it comes to choosing a gift for someone’s first baby. They will need everything and have nothing, so it’s hard to go wrong, especially if they’ve put together a baby registry

But it’s harder to find a great gift for a second baby. You still want to give something that shows you are really excited for the arrival of the new baby and that the new baby is just as special as their older sibling. 

The difficulty is that if all the essential baby items and super cute baby gifts got covered off for baby number one, you need to think a little bit more creatively to come up with the best gift ideas for baby number two. 

If you are worried that it sounds like a lot of work and time to spend researching gift ideas, worry not, I have done all the hard work for you and come up with a list of the best gifts for a second baby. 

These are the thoughtful and special gifts that will thrill and delight any mum to mark the arrival of her second baby. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING THE BEST GIFT FOR A SECOND BABY

There are a few things it is worth considering before deciding the best gift to give for a second baby

  • Do you know if the baby will be the same sex or a different sex to the first?
  • Will the second baby be born at a different time of year to the first (think seasonal clothing)
  • How big is the age gap between the new baby and the first?
  • Will there be two children under the age of two in the family?
  • Will there be two babies/toddlers in nappies/diapers?
  • What is the main way the family gets around – car/bike/on foot?
  • Do you know which baby items got used and which didn’t get much use from the first time round?
  • Is there now a favourite brand for baby items that the family prefers?

It’s also worth considering if you can ask, subtly or not subtly, what the parents might like, so you don’t run the risk of buying something they already have. 

With all that in mind, let’s get onto the list I’ve put together. I’ve included a mix of practical gift ideas and also special gift ideas that will uniquely mark the arrival of baby number two. 

28 BEST GIFTS FOR A SECOND BABY (AND MUM)

SUPER PRACTICAL GIFTS FOR SECOND BABY

Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi
£79.95

The Maxi BuggyBoard® is the perfect solution for getting around with more than one child. It is easy to fit and compatible with 99% of pushchairs. Great gift idea for parents expecting a second baby.

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Out n About Nipper 360 Double Pushchair v4

An essential piece of kit for parents when the second baby comes along. Adding some extra content here.

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Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Baby Carrier
£30.99

The best-selling baby carrier on Amazon UK. It's easier to have a baby in a sling when you have an older sibling to look after too.

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Gusieapue Universal Pushchair/Pram Cup Holder
£8.49

This is great when you need to keep your hands free for pushing a stroller and for looking after an older sibling who wants to walk or run or play.

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Classic Radio Flyer Red Wagon
£216.14

The Radio Flyer wagon is an asbolute retro classic, they are particularly popular for families who like going to festivals. The classic wagon fits two children comfortably.

Buy Now
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LittleLife Car Seat Organiser For Children In Back Seat
£20.24

Once you have more than one child it is a great idea to get a car organiser that fits over the back of a front car seat so that all the paraphanalia that you need for babies, toddlers and kids can be kept relatively neatly.

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Dikaslon Large Nappy Back Pack
£35.98

Over 60,000 happy parent reviews can't be wrong! This is an absolute best-seller on Amazon with good reason. Backpack nappy bags are a great idea for parents juggling a baby and other children, because you can keep your hands free and keep the weight distribution even.

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Lekebaby Portable Nappy Changing Mat
£11.89

It's so much easier to have a portable changing mat that you can use, so you can change your new baby wherever, rather than having to take them to their nursery to change them if you also have a sibling child in the house.

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Hooded Bear Ears Baby Towels

It's nice to have a fresh set of baby towels for a new baby.

The White Company
Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Seat
£20.99

This bath seat is really useful for when you have two kids under the age of two in the bath together.


If bathing one baby is a challenge, bathing a newborn and a toddler together is almost beyond challenging!! Of course, safety is paramount, so this seat will help make sure that both babies/toddlers are safe.

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Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise
£69.99

This is a must-have for new parents, especially if they have a newborn and an older child. The sound machine will help keep the peace through the night if one or other child wakes.


The last thing a tired new parent wants is for one child to be waking the other in succession through the night!

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Breast Pump Portable Dual Breastfeeding Pump
£42.49

This is a hugely popular electric breastpump, with over 20,000 reviews from happy breastfeeding mums.

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GIFTS JUST FOR THE SECOND BABY

It’s a lovely idea to buy toys, activities or gifts that are specially for the second baby, something that they will have from new or something that they will be able to keep and treasure in years to come.

Gummee Glove Teething Mitten for Babies 3-6 Months
£14.99

There are some baby items you need to buy new for each baby and this is one of them. It's a best-seller and is great for second babies who don't necessarily get the undivided attention that their elder siblings had.

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LAMAZE Gardenbug Wrist Baby Rattle & Foot Finder Set
£9.99

Wrist rattles and foot finders are great for helping babies to explore moving their hands and feet and developing their eye coordination.

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Sophie La Girafe

Sophie La Girafe is a French baby gift classic and every baby deserves their own Sophie!

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Personalised Grey Honeycomb Baby Blanket

A personalised baby blanket with the new baby's name is a wonderful keepsake.

Not On The High St.

HELPFUL GIFTS FOR SECOND TIME PARENTS

There are many thoughtful gifts you can give to second time parents that don’t involve shopping. Well, one of them does… but not shopping for gifts.

Thoughtful ways you can offer help will be appreciated for years to come. Here are some ideas that could go down really well.

OFFER CHILDMINDING HOURS

Offering childminding hours to frazzled parents to a newborn second baby is like giving the gift of time!

Allowing the second time parents the time to spend guilt-free, uniterupted quality one-on-one time with their newest arrival is one of the most precious gifts you can give.

It will also be heartwarming for the parents to know that their eldest is being given a super fun time.

OFFER TO GROCERY SHOP

Even doing an online supermarket can be an ordeal when you are sleep deprived and getting used to looking after two instead of one child.

Offer to do a grocery shop run each week for the first month and you will make tired new parents very happy – and well fed!

OFFER TO CLEAN / DO THE LAUNDRY

Now this gift really will come from a place of love, there aren’t many people I would offer to clean house for or do laundry for!!

But I do know it would be hugely appreciated by all new parents.

If you don’t fancy doing it yourself, book in some cleaning sessions or a local laundry subscription for the newly minted parents of two.

WELLBEING GIFTS FOR MUM

Help a second time mum to recover from birth with a well thoughtout gift, help her settle into breastfeeding (if that’s how she chooses to feed her baby) help her keep healthy or simply give her something that will make her feel really special.

Mama Mio Breast Friends
£22.18

Nipple balm and soothing breast cream for new mums and mums of second babies beginning on their breastfeeding journey.

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Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit
£44.99

Invaluable gift for every new mum. This post-partum repair kit will be particularly well received by mums on their second birth, who don't have the luxury of being able to spend time recovering, because they've already got one child to look after and now they have a new baby!

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Belle Rose Abundance Bouquet | M&S

Flowers are often showered on new mums when they have their first baby, but much less so when they have their second baby. So make a second time mum super happy by buying her a big bunch of flowers.

Marks & Spencer
HidrateSpark PRO Smart Water Bottle
£68.99

This motivational water bottle is perfect for tired new mums, especially if they are breastfeeding, as it reminds you when you need to drink to keep hydrated. It tracks water intake and glows as a reminder to drink water.

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SPECIAL FAMILY KEEPSAKE GIFTS

Having a second baby join the family is a special time. There are some lovely ways to help the family mark the occasion and these also make sure that there is as much fanfare for a second baby as there is for a first.

Family Photoshoot Experience Gift Voucher

Give a voucher for a family photo shoot to mark the arrival of a second baby. Make it super easy by offering to coordinate the booking, so that all the family has to do is turn up.

Virgin
When We Became Four: A Memory Book for the Whole Family
£14.40

This is a beautiful keepsake gift to give a family who have just gone from three to four. It's often harder for parents to keep up with photos and journalling for a second baby, but this journal will make it easier.

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Personalised Infinity Bracelet

This infinity bracelet is a beautiful gift idea for a mum who has just had a second baby, you can have the names of both children engraved onto it.

Merci Maman

GIFTS FOR AN OLDER SIBLING

Even though the firstborn will have had a tonne of gifts bestowed on them at birth, it can be a great idea to buy something for them to mark them becoming a sibling. 

Not only will this help their parents ease them into siblinghood, it will also help keep them occupied now that their parents have two children to look after.

Set of four Magic Water Colouring Book for Children
£12.99

These magic water colouring books are particularly good if you have an older child to keep entertained whilst caring for a newborn baby. There is much less mess than if your child is using paint.

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11/27/2022 09:49 am GMT
You're The Biggest: Keepsake Gift Book Celebrating Becoming a Big Brother or Sister
£8.00

This is a delightful gift to give to a child who has just become a sibling because their parents have had a second baby.

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11/27/2022 09:39 am GMT

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