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Did you buy new the second time around or is it all hand me down items ?

So we haven’t yet brought anything for baby number two as we’re waiting on our 20 week scan . Which is only a few weeks away now !! It’s going so fast it’s untrue.

Already I’m starting to feel a little sorry for this child . When I was pregnant with Ava I couldn’t wait to go out and buy things . All of it being brand new. This time around we are reusing a lot of Ava’s things. If we have thought about buying anything new it’s for Ava and baby is going to have her cast offs.

My worry is if it’s a girl this will go on for the rest of her life . I have even said openly that if it’s a girl it will be so much easier as I already have girl baby clothes kept from Ava.The poor thing I’m sure it balances out at some point, but I’m so glad now I had an older brother . At least I knew most of my things were new and not all hand me down . Don’t get me wrong I love hand me down items  I just hope our second child doesn’t grow up feeling second best as that’s not the fact.

The fact is we brought a lot of stuff first time around with the though of using it for future children. So we went gender neutral with all the big bits . Or brought a pushchair where you can buy colour packs to change it up . Thinking back on this , this was a genius idea so thank you Silver Cross.

If you have more than one child how have you made it fair ?  . Does it balance out as they get older .Do these early days of sharing and hand me downs doesn’t really matter. As I suppose after all when they get older they will be wanting the iPad or phone of the time which will set you back a small fortune.

When you have a second child do you buy new or do you just use what you have ? this is when the guilt sets in that your second child doesnt have as much new stuff but does it matter ?


  • Amy @ Arty apple

    We mainly used all the existing things we had apart from replacing or not using the things that I regretted first time around. So we got a mountain buggy rather than a crappy tiny stroller and I bought a swing seat because my first born loved to be swung in your arms and I knew with a toddler there was no way I could do that second time around x

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