So I’ve gone a bit nuts in preparation for the arrival of Baby #2–namely, shopping for clothes. Shopping for boys is not nearly as fun as shopping for girls. Cases in point and Exhibits A, B, and C:
And I’m just getting started. In addition to clothes, I’ve also invested in a tandem stroller and a couple new diaper bags among other things that are either little girl-specific or two-under-two-specific:
(1). Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag–This bag comes in several colors/prints and has received rave reviews from mothers of multiples. The features of this bag are fantastic: anti-bacterial material, Thinsulate insulation, handles and cross-body strap, pockets galore, etc. Plus, it’s machine washable. Need I say more?
(2). Ju-Ju-Be Hobobe Diaper Bag–This is a diaper bag disguised as a purse. Perfect for the time being and running errands since Baby #2 isn’t arriving until July. This style has most of the important features that the Be Prepared style has but is in a compact size.
Neither of the diaper bags above are what I would consider stylish (organization is the goal here). But the pros definitely outweigh the cons and with having two kids under the age of two, mama is going to need all the help she can get!
Bracing ourselves for sleepless nights, D and I ordered three Zipadee-Zips before my delivery date. Although the item isn’t recommended for newborns, I thought I would try it out on Max, anyway, and to my pleasant surprise, it actually helped to extend the length of his sleep. According to the founder and inventor of Zipadee-Zip, Stephanie Parker, babies have the Moro or “startle” reflex and this item helps to soothe and/or lessen that effect. Zipadee-Zips are roomy and comfortable pajama/sleeping bag alternatives for babies and I look forward to Max growing up with them. Verdict: Baby registry-worthy.