The Best Second Baby Gifts For Experienced Mamas Who Know Better This Time Around

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by Karen Tietjen
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The best gifts for a second baby are the items Mom either needs to stock up on or didn’t get the first time around. With most of the bigger newborn essentials covered — like a baby rocker or a changing table — the now-experienced second-time mom will appreciate all the things that need to be replaced or refilled for baby number two. And sure, they may have a bunch of hand-me-down clothes from Big Brother or Sis, but they’ll also want some fresh items (read: not pilled or spit-up stained) to dress their newest addition. (So bring on the cute baby rompers … yessss!)

Perhaps you’re wondering all this because you’ve been invited to a baby sprinkle and you’re not quite sure what to expect when a mama in your life is expecting … again. Well, you’ve come to the right place. FYI, a baby “sprinkle” is like a mini baby shower because it’s for moms who’ve already had their first baby. Second baby gifts are usually smaller and more practical than extravagant, and the gatherings are more casual ⏤ hence the term “sprinkle,” as opposed to a full, formal “shower.”

So without further ado, scroll on for the best gifts for second babies, second-time moms, and even soon-to-be big brothers and sisters. These are perfect for bringing to a baby sprinkle or just sending to Mama and her growing family!

Second Baby Gift Ideas

As mentioned, Mama might appreciate a few new items of newborn clothing, whether she’s into the gender-neutral style or is excited about truck-covered onesies or flouncy little dresses for babe number two. (Also, remember to get a variety of sizes so she can stock up — not just newborn!) Refills of diapers and wipes are always needed, and new crib sheets and customized baby blankets are both useful and thoughtful. If you want to go all out, consider gifting the expecting mom or couple something to make their lives easier as parents of two, like a double stroller or two-seater wagon to tote both kiddos around. A little trinket for the big brother or sister to celebrate their new role is also a sweet gesture during this exciting time of change. And don’t forget, self-care gifts for Mama to enjoy all by herself will definitely be appreciated — after all, she’ll need it!

Below, we’ve gathered some of the best second baby and baby sprinkle gifts for the expecting mama in your life. Whether you’re treating her new addition or her, she’ll appreciate these gifts, which range from practical to purely indulgent.

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