Stock up on a supply of diapers, including both newborn and size 1, as well as wipes and diaper cream.
Purchase a few new outfits for the baby, as well as any necessary seasonal items such as hats, mittens, and jackets.
3. Baby carrier or wrap:
Consider purchasing a baby carrier or wrap to help keep your hands free while caring for your new baby and older child.
4. Nursing or feeding supplies:
If you plan to breastfeed, ensure you have a comfortable nursing pillow and necessary supplies such as breast pads and a breast pump. If you plan to bottle-feed, ensure you have bottles, nipples, and formula.
5. Double stroller:
If you have an older child, a double stroller can be a lifesaver for outings and walks.
6. Crib or bassinet:
Consider whether you need a new crib or bassinet for your second baby or if your older child's crib can be reused.
7. Car seat:
Ensure you have a new or updated car seat that meets safety standards for your baby's age and weight.
8. Baby monitor:
If you don't already have a baby monitor, consider purchasing one to keep an ear out for your new baby while caring for your older child.
9. Changing table or pad:
If you don't already have a changing table, consider purchasing one or using a changing pad on top of a dresser or table.
10. Toys and entertainment:
Purchase a few new toys or books for your older child to keep them entertained while you care for the new baby.