7 Smart Gifts Second-Time Moms Will Love - South OC Moms
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Once parents have their second or third child, there’s often an assumption that don’t need gifts – but this isn’t always the case. Whether it’s due to wear and tear or the different needs of a new baby, there are mom gifts even a season mom will appreciate. Here’s a list of 7 items to consider buy for second-time moms (or third-time and beyond…). 

Gift Cards

It’s not mom’s first rodeo. She knows exactly what she needs, so let her do the buying with the aid of a gift card. Think anything that can take the load off: Target, UberEats, Amazon, etc. Bonus points for a gift card that is sent via email or text. 

Onesies and PJs

We love hand-me-downs as much as the next mom, but between stains and overwashing, onesies and pajamas don’t always make it to the next kid. You can’t go wrong with a crisp, white unisex pack from Burt’s Bees. Fresh sheets for the bassinet and crib fall into this category, too.

Wagon or Double Stroller

Some families can’t live without a double stroller, while those with older children might prefer a wagon for carting the kiddos to the park or beach. We love the Veer Cruiser since it can be pulled or pushed like a stroller and has a feature that lets parents click-in a car seat.

Diapers and Wipes

The art of diaper changing isn’t going anywhere. Upgrade baby’s diaper routine with Coterie: fewer leaks means a better night of sleep for everyone. 

Mom Care 

Help mom heal after giving birth with thoughtful products designed just for her. The FridaMom Postpartum Kit has just what she needs: disposable underwear, ice pads and more. Other thoughtful items include a matching loungewear set, a luxurious shampoo and conditioner set, or even beautifully packaged lip balm to make mom feel like herself. 

Sibling Gifts

A happy sibling when baby is born can make life that much easier. For bigger kids, an activity that keeps them busy is a win-win for everyone. For younger tots, we found that the right book can help them understand – and get excited about – their new role as big sister or brother!

Deep Clean Service

With a couple of kids wreaking havoc at home, chances are mom would appreciate a deep clean of her home before the baby arrives. Schedule and cover one through her existing cleaner, or find a local service to send her way.


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