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Rebecca’s Top 5 Baby Gifts for Second-Time Mamas

It’s no secret that I’ve had a baby shower with each of my pregnancies. All three showers were so incredibly different but oh-so-special. I think the etiquette of not having a second or third shower for same sex babies is a thing of the past, and each pregnancy should be celebrated. Besides, it gives you a chance to get together with your closest gal-pals and eat some fabulous food. So what do you give to the mama-to-be that has all of the major necessities? Here are a few of my favorite baby gifts for a second baby.

New hooded towels and washcloths are always nice. For my last baby, I received a Nursery Critter Wrap from Pottery Barn Kids that was monogrammed with Bennett’s name—super cute and personalized.

Another item that made my list are the muslin swaddle blankets from aden + anais. One word…FABULOUS! These soft little treasures are great for many uses such as a swaddle blanket, burp cloth, stroller cover, nursing cover, car seat liner, etc. Pair these blankets with the sweet book “Swaddle Love” on the techniques of swaddling, and you have a perfect little gift set.

Third on my list are the totally lovable and adorable Huggybuddy’s by Gund. I have received two of these cozy little friends—one at my second shower that we named “Moo” and one at the third named “Lambie.” It is a blankie/stuffed animal that will become your baby’s instant BFF.

Know a few people that want to go in on a group gift and spoil the mama-to-be? How about a super darling and trendy diaper bag. Talk about a treat! The Berry Chiffon Cake by Petunia is all the sweetness without the calories.

Handmade gifts always top my list. These special gifts are some of the most treasured items I have received, especially some of the fabulous blankets that friends have knitted, crocheted or quilted for my mini men. Not crafty? Find a talented artisan on Etsy such as Adam’s Blankie; I am totally crushing on this handmade little lovey!

Well, there it is, a quick pick of some of my mama must-haves. Do you have a baby shower gift idea to swoon over? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below!

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Tuesday 14th of August 2012

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Monday 23rd of July 2012

If only for the chance to get these as gifts for my baby shower, I would gladly get pregnant again!

Florence Amber

Saturday 21st of July 2012

That Huggybuddy is just so cute. Does it come in other designs and colors?