11 Hilarious Things Only Second-Time Mums Can Relate To

11 Hilarious Things Only Second-Time Mums Can Relate To

First-time mums are usually very enthusiastic and excited when it comes to their kids. Second-time mums though, they're practically experts!

Mums, remember the first time you had your baby? The anxiousness, the excitement and of course the sleepless nights. But now as you are preparing for baby number 2, you can be sure that things will be much different this time around! You are stronger, smarter and overall more ready to become a second-time mum. We share 11 hilarious things you can expect with your second baby. 

11 Hilarious Things Mums Can Expect With Their Second Baby

1. Germs? What germs?

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For first-time mums, germs are a huge scare. With your first baby, you might have spent most of your days' cleaning and making sure that your home is free from 99.9% of germs (well that's the goal.) After your first kid though, you'll learn to ease up on being a germophobe.

3. Your definition of what's "clean" will change


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Speaking of cleaning, it's hard to take care of two kids while doing the laundry, the dishes, and keeping your house clean. For efficiency's sake (and for your well-being) you'll figure out that some of the dishes can just stay in the sink for a couple of days before washing them.

4. You'll give up documenting every little detail of their childhood

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First-time mums are very eager when it comes to documenting each and every milestone that their kids have. Your second kid might not be as fortunate since you'll be more focused on making sure that both of your kids aren't crying and that they're not making a mess when you leave them alone.

5.  Naps Have Never Been More Necessary 

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In the earlier days with just your first baby, naps were a big deal. But now, naps are extremely NECESSARY as you try to get both your kids asleep at the same time so that you can also have your much-needed sleep. 

6. Who needs toys? 

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You become immune to advertisements for new baby gadgets and toys. Who needs the latest laser-drone-flying toy? 

7. Hand-me-downs all the way

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Now's the time that your first child's onesies come in hand. No standing in queues or looking online for countless cute onesies. Money saved. #lifehack

8. Multitasking is your second name

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Handling two young kids at the same time should be an Olympic sport. Picking up your eldest from school, cleaning the kitchen and doing ironing - you've got it all under control. 

9.  Mealtimes are your battlegrounds 

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After force-feeding your kids during every meal ever you are left with a minefield of baby mash and vegetables in the kitchen. Yay. 

10. You may not know it all

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After your first child, you might pride yourself on being an experienced parent. But not a day goes by where you think, am I doing this right? What works for your older child may not always work for the new addition. 

11. You'll stop worrying too much

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Mums are always going to be worried about their kids, and first-time moms worry a lot. Second-time mums, on the other hand, they're more relaxed and composed. They know exactly what to do and they already got over the fears that they had during the first time they had a kid.

While being a mum is a blessing, sometimes things can get out of control and extremely chaotic. But it is all worth it when you see your kids happy and healthy! 

ALSO READ: 7 Common worries every new parent can relate to

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Written by

Shreya Jagdish

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