Ok, mama. We know, you've been here before. But, it's different the second time around! Because now you not only have a baby, but you've got a child too. And while we know you've got this, we also know that a little strategic second baby gear could help in a big way.
In honor of our very own Well Rounded co-founder Kaity Velez, who's about to welcome Baby #2, we put together a mega-giveaway filled with $2,500 in gear to welcome your second little one. How do we know this stuff is exactly what you need? Every product we included in our giveaway was recommended by a baby gear expert from your favorite parenting websites!
Enter to win $2,500 in baby gear now, then scroll down to see what you need and why our experts recommended it.
Peg Perego "Team" convertible stroller. “Being able to physically get both/all your children around on your own is not always easy, but it's key to surviving the early years with multiple children. It's also paramount to maintaining your confidence and sanity," says Lucie's List founder Meg Collins. This Peg Perego convertible stroller gives you option to go single or double, and we especially love that the seat for second child is the same size as original seat. (Value: $999.98).
Project Nursery 4.3" Monitor and Bear Sound Soother. “Pam and I developed our products after having three kids," says Project Nursery co-founder Melisa Fluhr. The sound soothers drown out the noise of the older children and our monitor systems allow moms to keep a close eye on their sleeping babies - something even a veteran mom appreciates." We're pretty sure these two tech products will go a long way to keeping you sane. ($214.98 value)
$300 Dockatot gift card. “There's nothing worse than when your baby wakes up your big kid in the middle of the night," says Well Rounded's co-founder Jessica Pallay. Dockatot's cozy co-sleeper makes it easier to keep your little one close for quick feeding, cuddling and, yes, shushing." Choose your fave design, then throw in an extra cover and a few toys and accessories too! ($300 value)
Ergobaby Adapt Carrier. “The one product a new mama of two needs is a baby carrier. Babywearing is a life-saver, freeing up hands to do all the things required for toddler, baby, AND mama," say Motherly's Jill Koziol and Liz Tenety. Ergobaby's new Adapt carrier allows you to wear your baby from 7 lbs up without an insert, and includes all the other great offerings the brand is known for, like neck support for baby and padded shoulder pads for mom. ($145 value)
Skip Hop Uplift Multi-Level Baby Bouncer. “The brand new Skip Hop bouncer keeps the baby off the floor so your toddler can't “hug" them," says Pregnant Chicken's Amy Morrison. In addition to that saving grace, this Skip Hop beauty can serve as a traditional floor bouncer or elevated to sofa height, plus anywhere in between. It also plays music or soothing sounds, vibrates and stores away seamlessly. ($120 value)
I See Me Custom Books. Another pick from Pregnant Chicken's Amy Morrison, and a genius one at that: While baby gets most of the attention, show some love to big sib with The Super Incredible Big Bother/Sister Personalized Book with medal set (choice of big sister version or big brother version). Big sib can read baby his or her own version too: you'll also get the I See Me Hello World! Personalized Board Book with Monkey Gift Set (choice of pink coveror blue cover) ($84.98 value)
Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller. “I loved having a super portable, lightweight stroller that I could use while babywearing. The City Tour's one-hand fold is crucially important when you're managing two kids (one of whom is a newborn or infant in a carrier)," says Weespring's Allyson Downey. Despite weighing just 14 lbs., the City Tour has plenty of features: a near flat recline, UV 50+ extended canopy, and a comfortable, padded seat. ($199 value)
Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump. “Double electric all the way, baby! But have a spare manual pump (and accessories) to keep in the car incase you get stuck outside unexpectedly without the baby (or babies!)," says Natalie Diaz of Twiniversity, whose advice is important whether you have twins or a singleton. But if you've got twins, this piece of gear is even more critical. “Breast milk is deemed medically necessary for premature babies, and since twins often come early, a pump is a must!"
Lorena Canals Rug. “These rugs are a dream for moms! Not only are they gorgeous, they're machine washable!' says Meg Gerritson of Hello Mamas. 'The day my rug arrived, I laid it out in the nursery and 20 minutes later (I kid you not) my toddler came in and peed on it. Seriously? Into the washer it went and it came out looking brand new. Brilliant." You said it all, Meg. Win one rug, value not to exceed $300.
Congrats to our winner, Jessica Z!