Our baby number two wish list

What we would love to have for Button

When we had M we were given a lot of items to use with her which we have since given back to their owners meaning we have to think about what we are going to need this time round.

Many things we needed up buying for M anyways so we have a sleep hammock that we love and will reuse with Button, we also have a Moses basket so day and night sleeping is sorted.

Bouncy seat

One thing we did not use much with M is a bouncy seat, I just held her all day or she went into her Moses basket but I think we will probably need a seat for Button as I will be bust with M during the day.

Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker

I love the idea of the Fisher Price Rainforest Infant to Toddler Rocker 2015 which is ideal as it would become a seat for Button when they grow older. It costs around £55 which is a lot to spend on a seat for a baby but since it can be used to toddler stage I think it is more affordable to us.

BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft

Another seat we have seen but I think might be out of our range is the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance soft which again can be used from newborn to two years so has a long usage life but at £105 is very seep even with a couple years constant use! It does sound ideal though and requires no batteries!

Double pram or buggy board?

This is something that we are not sure what to do with. At the moment M is 16 months and only just beginning to walk on her own (yup finally we can do about 3 steps independently) so I am doubtful that she will be a confident walker by the time she is 19 months and Button arrives. However, we are also sure that come six months down the line we will probably not really need a double pram anymore because she is already quite keen to walk places with her hand held so when she is strong on her feet I think we will struggle to get her to sit in a pram.

We have a few slings that we will use to carry but I am worried that I will end up having another section and so carrying might be out for the first few weeks once hubby is back to work and I do not want to be stuck indoors with no method of transporting the children.

We have a few options we are considering:

Phil and Teds double seat

This is probably the most affordable option to us and probably the most practical to us. We have a Phil & Teds Navigator V2 which we love using when we take the dogs along the nature trail. This can be converted to a double buggy with the purchase of a double seat set which comes in at around £99-£119. It means that one of the children will end up sitting at the bottom which I am not hugely keen on as it would mean they are close to fumes or stinging nettles etc. Tat said it would mean we could go out for longer walks and take both kids in comfort. Strangely we had sort of forgotten this option when I was window internet shopping last night but I think we might be swaying towards this this time.

It would mean there would be no shopping basket if I were to walk to the shops, which I tend to do at least every other day with M at the moment.

Easy X Rider II

This product intrigues me. A normal buggy board would not be suitable for us I don't think as M will only be 19 months and I think standing for any really distance would be almost as bad as walking. I think we would end up with more problems than solutions but this board has a seat that I could strap M into. It also means I could use more than one pram as the board could be moved from one to the other easily.

The Easy X Rider II is a 2 in 1 board so can be used sitting or standing so would adapt as M grows up.

One major problem is that it seems to be out of stock everywhere so getting my hands on one in time for Button's arrival might prove to be difficult.

I can see this being used more than the double seat on the Phil & Teds but with the pram seat you could wrap M up in colder weather, this would leave her exposed to the elements. At £89.99 it is expensive again but maybe would get used more?

Cosatto Supa Dupa Pixelatte

This is by far the option that excites me the most. We have the Giggle Pixelate and we love the design and cheerfulness of it BUT getting the Cosatto Supa Dupa twin pram is way beyond our reach (£255 in some retailers), which makes me a sad mummy indeed.

I drool when looking at pictures of its cheerfulness. I cry when I realise I will never have one.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. We have the supa dupa double but the bro & sister version. There is 14 months between my two and I never got it until my baby was two weeks old as we were unsure if we would use it or not. It is easier for when I am out on my own with them both but we don't use it that often. Xx

  2. We have the P&T double with the extra seat (I bought the whole thing for £80 from gumtree. the lack of basket is overcome by just having a backpack!

    I like it as it;s dead easy to encourage daniel to walk more by helping to push Emma in the pushchair then pop him in when he gets sleept. That said if we are out walking now I tend to just put Daniel in the Tula - it's much easier to be honest and then I can just use my single pushchair with Emma in it, which I much prefer to the P&T (I have a mamas & papas Sola).

    I have heard mixed things about buggy boards & if that they can make steering problematic etc x