Second Baby Registry
It’s 100% okay to register for your second (or subsequent) baby, especially if you ask for baby items you didn’t get the first time around. Many people will want to get you gifts, and each baby deserves to be celebrated regardless of birth order. So take this as an opportunity to register for some things you need ‘cause those cute baby booties don’t put diapers on themselves! Here are our favorite picks for new parents of two, three, or four that make your life easier.
Baby Gear That Makes Life Easier
If your first baby is still young enough to require a monitor, registering for a video monitor with two cameras is key. I didnt even have a video monitor with my first it was one of those things that I thought was extravagant and totally unnecessaryuntil I actually had a baby and realized it would be very helpful to see if he was crying because his foot was stuck in his crib rail or he just wanted my company. So I learned my lesson and am hoping for a video monitor with two cameras, since we still use a monitor with our first son.
Traveling with Two
If you didnt have a baby carrier with baby #1, getting one is essential with baby #2. Ive been told (from my mom friends who already have 2 kids) that you often wear your second while running around with the older sibling. I did wear my first baby, but am really eager to get my hands on one of the new ERGObaby 360 carriers that allow baby to face out, as well as their traditional other 3 positions.
Depending on how old your first child is, youre going to need a way to transport both kiddos at the same time. My first son is three and a half, so I definitely want the Uppababy piggyback board to add to our Uppababy Vista for strolling around the neighborhood.
Essentials we can always use more of
Chances are you don’t have any baby bath products left from the first time around. I used and loved Mustela products with my first baby.
If you did milestone photos of baby #1, then you know what a fun process it was to document babys first year. And if you didnt, you should do it with your second baby. Either way, a set of milestone cards or stickers for baby #2 reminds (or forces) you to remember to document them. It might not be as much as you documented your first baby, but at least youll have a record of their growth and progress too.
Let your older child be like mom or dad with their own baby sling.