So the little guy is into everything now.
Messing with the oven, digging in the cat food bowls, throwing stuff in the toilet. Everything. I'm stuck between thinking "we NEED to get a baby gate/toilet lock/oven guard!" and "This is temporary. I've done this. Don't waste money on that junk to make your life easier for two months." I have this argument with myself several times a day.
We didn't get any of that gear with my eldest, we just braved through it and eventually he stopped messing with stuff. Somehow having two is harder though. (Gee, who knew!?)
But, but...I'm a parenting gear minimalist! Or at least I was. I don't have a fancy stroller that has trays and drink holders (for both mom & baby!) and storage baskets underneath. But I secretly want one. I don't have gates and playpens and assorted swings, bouncers and baby entertainment centers. But wouldn't that make it so much easier?! Somehow having a second child makes me want more and more "gear" because I somehow believe that having gear will make it easier. But will it?
Save the money and be patient? Buy some gear? Back and forth, back and forth.
Anyone want to weigh in? Do you have more gear with each kid? Less?