My nesting mode is in full throttle, and I've started shopping for baby number two.
These are the big things I knew I wanted this time around - with hindsight on my side.
So I thought I'd share my purchases here, in case it's helpful for anyone else planning for a sibling - or even number one!
1. First stop is the Sleepyhead Deluxe. This cushion has an insane amount of 5* reviews online, so much so that even though I didn't use one for my first born, I've been sold on how great they're meant to be - especially for co-sleeping babies. They're very pricey, so I bought mine second hand on eBay, for £60, and it came with a spare cover too. It's all washable, and the company reassured me that they are completely safe for multiple use. If you do buy one new, you can at least sleep easy too, knowing that they re-sell for at least half their original value if not more!
2. Second is my sheepskin pram liner. Ernie still uses his to this day. So I wanted to get the baby its own one. You can put these anywhere you want to lie your baby down, in the carseat and buggy - for the ultimate comfortable ride. They're really cosy being made of sheepskin - and great at keeping babies warm when it's cold, cool when it's hot - and aesthetically speaking, they look great too.
3. Thirdly the Ergo 360, I foolishly didn't have one of these before. I had an outdated Baby Bjorn sling which did my back in. I've been recommended this one by all my mummy friends. It spreads the weight evenly across your hips and your shoulders. I imagine that being able to wear my baby while I dash around after a toddler will really come in handy!
4. Fourthly, I've sold my old Cosatto travel system and bought this Phil and Teds Vibe (including double kit and newborn cocoon) second hand for £200 on Ebay. It's great because as soon as Ernie decides that he's too big to be in a buggy, I can just use it as a single stroller - and I won't be stuck pushing around two seats.
5. Finally, the bit of new kit I'm most looking forward to using is my Chicco Next2Me co-sleeping crib. We co-slept with Ernie for 18 months, and he stills sneaks into bed with us in the morning, so I wanted to create a safe place for the new baby. I'm hoping that with this anchored onto the side, plus the protection of the sleepyhead, it will be pretty well protected.