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.
Best Baby Gifts For A Second Baby
One of the most precious ways to celebrate the little newcomer is with a blanket that’s customized just for them. This muslin blanket from Pottery Barn Kids is the perfect weight for any season and is simple enough to go with any decor (it comes in four beautifully muted colors). But if a themed nursery is on Mama’s mind, PB Kids has a ton of gorgeous styles, from safari animals to Star Wars, that can be personalized for the new bundle of joy.
Whether the mom you have in mind is toting a toddler or an older child along with her newborn, Graco’s Ready2Grow LX Stroller can accommodate both kiddos. It can be modified into an impressive 12 riding options so the oldest can sit or stand while Baby stays snug in the carseat. And because the stroller can be modified in so many ways, the family can use it long after Baby has graduated to seated stroller status. Genius!
It’s important to preserve heartwarming memories of each child, so the mama in your life will love this gorgeous memory book for baby number two. Artifact Uprising’s hardcover book comes in 7 different fabric/font color combinations and features fill-in-the-blank pages to record special milestones. Further, each book purchase includes a gift card for a set of high-quality Everyday Prints that Mama can order at her convenience to get started on her memory book-making.
Here’s a bigger-ticket item that Mom will wish she’d had the first time around! About the size of a microwave, this device dries and sterilizes bottles, nipples, pacifiers, teethers, and yes, those pesky breast pump parts. The drying and sterilizing modes can be used separately or together (the machine will do a dry-sterilize cycle), plus she can use it to store sensitive baby gear so that it stays sterile. But the best part is that she can rest assured knowing that germs are being killed from every nook and cranny with UV light — no harsh chemicals or hot steam required.
Mom may have all the basics from baby number one, but having a few personalized pieces for her second bundle of joy will celebrate how each one is special. Help her brighten up the nursery walls with a gorgeous 16 x 20-inch alphabet print from The Letter Nest, made with original designs from artist Sally King McBride. There are different letter styles to go with any decor, including circus, animals, and Paris themes, plus your choice of a natural or white-colored frame. Or, you can get a letter print of the new baby’s name; head to theletternest.com to create a custom order, which starts at $125. It’s a gift the family will treasure for years, and BTW: We’ve seen these prints in person and they are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S.
Best Gifts For Second Time Moms
Celebrate the mom-to-be (of two) with a necklace that commemorates her growing family. This popular pick from Amazon Handmade can be customized with up to 7 initials to represent the kiddos or the whole entire crew. Available in gold, rose gold, or silver, the icing on the cake is that it’s super affordable (and made right in California)!
If she ever needed a nourishing, meditative skin ritual — even if it only lasts for 5 minutes — it’s now. Treat her to a skincare set that she wouldn’t splurge on for herself. Strange Bird’s postpartum-safe Mini Inner Ritual Kit is incredibly luxurious and will leave her skin feeling fresh and quenched, no matter how tired she is (and she will be tired!). Plus, it’ll help to combat dryness, which she may be especially susceptible to if she’s dehydrated from breastfeeding. The set comes with the often-sold-out 3-in-1 cleanser/exfoliator/mask, a soothing serum, and an ultra-rich, yet feather-light moisturizer. The subtle citrus scent of this trio will also lift her spirits and make her feel slightly more awake.
Add this to the list of things she wishes she had during the first go-round! Nunona Mama Balls are specifically with plant-based, nutrient-dense ingredients to enhance the quality of breastmilk. Did we mention they’re also delicious? Each individually-wrapped pack provides an easy, satiating snack that Mama can grab and eat in between diaper changes, breastfeeding sessions, and taking care of child number one (we’re tired just thinking about it). Needless to say, she could use the fuel.
If the second-time mom in your life already has a double stroller, does she really need a jogging stroller, too? To put it simply, if she likes to jog — the answer is a resounding “yes.” Hear us out: For active mamas who like to jog or speed walk, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 is their ticket to freedom. Speaking from experience: As a work-from-home jogging mama, myself — with very few opportunities to hit the pavement (alone) — this stroller is a game-changer. This stroller maneuvers effortlessly across weathered pavement while keeping little ones snug and secure. (PSA: Newborns and younger babies should not be jostled around, so ask your pediatrician when it’s safe to take BB on a jog.) For active second-time moms who love spending time outside with her LOs, this splurge-worthy gift will allow her to get the heck out of the house.
Whether it’s her first baby or fifth, every mama with a newborn could use another set of nursing loungewear or pajamas. We like the thought of getting her a pair that she can comfortably wear if guests drop in, like this T-shirt and pants combo from Ekouaer. The relaxed fit provides the comfort she needs from the waist down and the short-sleeve shirt is cozy and stretchy enough to fit her during both the pregnancy and postpartum stages. The set is available in sizes small to XX-large and comes in 31 colors.
The busy mama may not have time to take a relaxing soak in those first few weeks. But once she finally does, she’ll be ready for some much-needed restoration and relaxation with this all-natural, hand-crafted spa set from Amazon Handmade. It includes French lavender-scented bath salts, bath bombs, goat milk oatmeal soap, a candle, and vanilla lip balm, all beautifully-packaged and ready for gifting or sending.
And speaking of R&R, she’ll love this nourishing sheet mask set, which is made with clean ingredients to brighten and revitalize dull skin (fun fact: this brand is specially designed so it doesn’t disrupt hormones). The Sweet Rescue mask is soaked in a serum that’ll start soothing as soon as she puts it on. When she’s finally ready to leave the house, it might be just the perk she needs to face the world again — with her entourage in tow, of course.
Best Baby Sprinkle Gifts
It’s hard to go wrong with Burt’s Bees, and we love recommending the brand since their quality is amazing. These sheets are made of 100% organic breathable cotton for a comfy night’s sleep (or day’s nap). They’re soft and have a snug fit with a bit of extra stretch, which makes them easier to put on and you a lot happier. This set comes in nearly two dozen different styles, and since accidents happen (ahem), you might want to grab two.
When it comes to dressing Baby, versatile basics make an experienced mama’s world go ’round. Maisonette’s newly-launched house brand, called Maison Me Baby, is filled with cute, practical, and gender-neutral styles that’ll quickly become go-to favorites for both Mama and Babe. This 5-piece girl’s set is a great wardrobe builder (check out the boy’s set, too!), and since the entire line is made with GOTS certified organic cotton, it’s safe, soft, and comfy.
Baby bath towels and washcloths are items that are frequently used until they’re threadbare, so a second-time expecting mom might need new ones once another baby comes around. This 8-piece set from Carter’s isn’t just cute, it ensures there’s always a spare on hand. Included are two hooded towels, a regular towel, and five washcloths to ensure squeaky-clean bathtime bliss.
If you think giving the expecting mama a big box of diapers is too boring a gift … think again! Diapers are one of those things no parent wants to spend money on but always needs, so helping to start a stockpile for the nursery is a definite win. We love Huggies Special Delivery diapers because they’re hypoallergenic, free of fragrances and other harsh chemicals, and super soft. (BTW, nearly 7,000 5-star reviewers on Amazon would agree!)
Ditto on the wipes, because you can never have enough. This line is made with gentle, plant-based ingredients and has over 67,000 (!) Amazon reviews with a nearly-perfect star rating.
Best Gifts For Big Brothers & Sisters
Photo op! Get both kids in on the fun with this adorable big sibling/little sibling set. Available in 4 colors and tons of size combinations, it’s perfectly gender-neutral for both brothers and sisters.
Get the soon-to-be big brother or sissy prepped with a sweet picture book. It’ll help them understand what’s to come and how important the role of a big sibling truly is!
The oldest sibling may feel a bit left out once Baby arrives and starts getting lots of attention. This stuffed bear is a buddy they can cuddle, plus it “bears” a sweet reminder of their new special role. And don’t worry: There’s a big sister version of this cute teddy, too!