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Advice for Second-Time Moms-To-Be

By Devan McGuinness |

There is a lot of advice circling around for first time parents-to-be. It’s a whole new world and there are a lot of questions and concerns that need to be answered. Truth is though, there are a whole new set of questions for expecting parents even if this is not their first time becoming a parent.

I remember wondering, when I was pregnant with my second child, how all of this was going to work. I was going to have two hands, two kids and only one of me. How would I make it all work? How would I know what to do first, how to prioritize. It’s scary. Truth is though, personally I found it much harder transitioning from zero kids to one then I did going from one child to two.

That’s not true for every parent though and for them, and anyone thinking of having more then one child, I’ve put together some pieces of advice to answer the concerns and questions of second-time-to-be parents.

Click through for my advice for second-time moms-to-be:

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Advice for Moms of Two

Go Hand Free

Get yourself a wrap or sling for the new baby. It saved me when I went from more kids then hands but will be so handy when you have the same about of kids as hands. My favorite was my Moby Wrap!
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:: What are you most worried about going from 1 child to 2? What advice do you have?  ::

Also read: 10 Ways to Get Your Older Child Ready & Excited for the New Baby

More from Devan: 

10 funny ways to tell your partner you’re pregnant
How NOT to react to the news that your lady is pregnant
10 things you should never say to a first-time pregnant mom-to-be
What your baby name choice says about you

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About Devan McGuinness


Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “Advice for Second-Time Moms-To-Be

  1. Amanda says:

    Thank you!
    I am due to have my 2nd child this Thursday and feeling very overwhelmed.
    That was just what I needed today!!

  2. Jaime says:

    My daughter is 14 months and my son 4 yrs. I was always worried about him feeling special and getting enough attention after the baby was born. I actually still worry about this. :)

  3. Jesica says:

    We’ve just started talking about having a second child, so I was glad to see this article. Thanks for sharing your story! On a totally separate note, babble needs to take better care of its content – this article was very poorly edited, if at all. It would’ve taken five minutes to correct all the grammatical mistakes, and that needs to be done. They are plentiful and distracting.

  4. jodie says:

    I was almost prepared not to have a second baby as I’m scared of alienating my first! He’s very full on, and loveable, and I’ve been so tired and irritable during this pregnancy – I can’t wait for the baby to arrive, but so scared – your post puts things in perspective, I just hope I can remember them, esp not blaming the baby.

  5. Marta says:

    This article made me feel a bit better about becoming a second-time parent, as this is a first of its kind I found, however I would still like to see more advice for parents who’s first is still a baby (not an older child). My son will be 17 months when his sibling will arrive…

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