While not everyone chooses to do so, we had a baby shower for our second baby and I am so glad we did. While some people choose to say “Oh no, we don’t need anything” for their second baby, we definitely needed some stuff! But not only that, we enjoyed celebrating our new baby with family and friends.
I wanted to share some of the items we needed/wanted for our 2nd baby – because even though we needed no where near what we needed for our first, there were items that could use replacement or replenishment.
Of course, since our first was a boy and our second is a girl, we definitely needed clothes, so that was kind of a given and I didn’t put it on the list.
Our biggest item was a new stroller. Right now, we have two strollers, one for jogging and walking the neighborhood (that we use the most) and one for Disney and smaller spaces. We wanted a double jogging stroller, but all of them are side-by-side, which would be a nightmare in Disney. We really wanted to condense to one stroller, so we opted for the Baby Jogger City Select. It’s one of the only inline double strollers, so it’s still pretty compact considering it will hold 2 kids. It can be put into many different configurations and once Trent outgrows the stroller, it can convert back to a single stroller, essentially allowing us to get rid of the two strollers we have now and also not need to get another stroller in the future.
We didn’t get another Diaper Genie, but we got some refills for it because you can never have enough!
We’ve had a regular diaper bag for the past two years, but lately, transporting a toddler and anything else around has become a challenge. Plus, Brett has always thought carrying the regular diaper bag was kinda girly. So now he can feel more manly with a black backpack while also having his hands free to wrangle a toddler and a baby.
This is another one of those items that just needs to be replaced every few months.
If you pumped for baby #1 and kept your pump, all you need is some replacement parts to start fresh! I am glad to not have to buy a pump again!
This is the best stuff, time for a new bottle.
I debated this one a little. We have a simple BabyBjorn that we used a little for Trent, but I figured I would be using a carrier more with baby #2 so I can have my hands free for Trent. This one had amazing reviews and came at the recommendation of several friends. It can also go into 3 different positions and can accommodate babies for much longer.
Because you can never get enough! Same thing for wipes too!
I am definitely glad we kept everything from Trent and even bought/asked for neutral items, so that Aubrey can use them too. We have the car seat, swing, crib, and plenty of toys from before that are ready to come out and be used!
Also to note, we created our registry on Amazon. Not only do we love Amazon ourselves, but creating a list on Amazon allows you to add anything from any site, anyone can find your registry and then you even get a 10% discount on most items you hadn’t received and need to buy within 30 days of your due date…how awesome is that?! It’s really easy to create an Amazon Baby Registry (you can use this direct link) and then keep an eye out for your discount within 30 days of your due date! If you are a Prime Member, you can sign up to Amazon Mom for FREE and increase your discount to 15%!
What about you? Have any ideas or suggestions for items for a 2nd Baby Registry? Share them in the comments!