Ever wondered on How To Tell A 1st Baby From A Last Baby? As a mum of 4, I have often discussed the very big difference between baby number 1 to babies after that with other mums who have more than 1 baby. So, I decided to put together a list on that very subject. Obviously we don’t love our 1st baby more than our 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th … baby but we grow in confidence and rationality as mums when we have more kids. Let us know if I’ve missed any other ways on How To Tell A 1st Baby From A Last Baby.
Clothing – 1st baby always wore new, clean and matching designer clothes purchased from an expensive baby boutique. Last baby wears whatever looks half clean.
Pram – 1st baby had a cream Bugaboo with cup holder, matching umbrella and lots of pram toys. Last baby gets a $15 stroller to get around in.
Baby Bag – 1st baby you bought an Oroton baby bag with matching change mat that has spare clothes, baby Panadol and a variety of nappy rash creams. Last baby you just use a Big W plastic bag with 2 nappies and some tissues.
Photos – 1st baby has a gorgeous baby book with all milestones recorded and gorgeously hand decorated with craft embellishments and you spend a fortune on a professional photo shoot then spend $100’s of dollars to purchase every photo because you just can’t decide on one . Last baby has no baby book but a few solo photos you keep stored only on your phone.
1st Birthday Party – 1st baby has a huge 1st birthday party with jumping castle, lolly buffet and 100 guests. Last baby get a trip to Maccas with mum, dad and siblings.
Learning Techniques – 1st baby you spend hours showing them flash cards with numbers and words and naming every object you pass. Last baby get to learn Spanish by watching Dora The Explorer.
Starting Solids – 1st baby you make home made organic purees with a large variety of different vegetable and fruit combinations you read from the Annabel Karmel book you purchased and you feed them with a beautiful bib in their Swiss made highchair. Last baby get to feed themselves with a Heinz baby food pouch in front of the TV.
Nursery – 1st baby you spend months deciding on the nursery colour scheme then applying the Disney character stickers to the walls and you purchase Italian bed linen for the $2000 convertible cot/bed. Last baby sleeps in the corner of your room for the first 8 months in a port-a-cot.
Shopping Trips – 1st baby you can take shopping for hours and enjoy coffee at cafes and browsing craft markets on the weekends. Last baby you limit yourself to 15mins at the supermarket then back home.
Safety – 1st baby you spend $100’s on childproofing your kitchen, laundry and power points. Last baby you totally forget about child proofing.
Wet Bed – 1st baby you strip the bed and reapply new sheets and blankets no matter what time of night. Last baby you put a towel over the wet mattress, pat them on the back and tell them to get back to sleep.
Night Crying – 1st baby you pick them up every time they cry and nurse them back to sleep. Last baby you close their bedroom door and turn up the TV so you can’t hear them.
Holding Baby – 1st baby you stress when someone holds them and when they do, you hover close by watching every move. Last baby you can’t wait for someone to ask to hold baby so you can get yourself something to eat and drink and a good 30 minute break.
Drinks – 1st baby only drinks water from their high-tech sippy cup. Last baby drinks juice, cordial or even soft drink if it will keep them quiet.
Nappy Changes – 1st baby, it takes you and your partner to change their nappy, every 2 – 3 hours. Last baby you can change their nappy in 15 seconds flat, in the back seat of a car, maximum of 2 – 3 times a day.
Sleep Schedule – 1st baby you don’t leave the house for the first 3 months as baby routine requires them sleep 2hrs then be awake for 1hr. Last baby can sleep in the car.
Activites – 1st baby you take to baby swimming classes, baby music classes, baby French classes and baby ballet. Last baby you take with you to 1st childs swimming, music, French and ballet classes.