How to Create a Registry for Baby Number Two

Being a second-time mom is exciting and overwhelming in its own way. One fun thing you might experience is a "sprinkle.” Sprinkles are mini showers that family and friends throw for experienced moms. If you’re the guest of honor at one of these, don't be shy about creating a registry for baby number two. Your guests will want to know what you need!

Registering for your baby will definitely be a different experience this time around. For starters, it should take a lot less time. There are likely things you can reuse from your first baby. Don’t hesitate, though, to add new items if your originals need to be replaced due to safety concerns or wear and tear.

Here’s a quick guide to creating a registry for your second baby.

5 Things You Should Know Before Doing Your Baby Registry

Forget the frills

You’re an experienced parent now, so your registry should reflect your wisdom and expertise. Follow your instincts and register for all those practical things you know your baby will need.

Find a fab double stroller

Going to the park and meeting for playdates will be a whole lot easier when you have a stroller that helps you tow two little ones around town. Be sure to check out side-by-side, tandem and jogger strollers in the store before deciding on which type to add to your registry.

Select a new infant car seat

Even if you have a car seat already, it’s a good idea to check its model number and expiration date. In many cases, it is safer to buy a new car seat rather than reuse. Check the latest product information – with frequent recalls and the continual development of new safety features, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Add breast pump accessories

If you breastfeed, there's a good chance your breast pump is going to need some love. Update it by registering for all the accessories and parts you need to help you nourish baby number two. Think new membranes, tubes, valves and breast shields.

Get a dual-camera monitor

Whether your kids will be sharing a space or have separate bedrooms, a dual-camera baby monitor will be a great gift for your growing family. Check to see if you can add a second camera to your original model, or find a new version you like. You’ll rest easier when you can keep an eye on both little ones during naps and at nighttime.

Put diapers on the list

Making late-night diaper runs won’t be as easy as it used to be. Register for at least a three-month supply of Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers and Huggies® Natural Care® Baby Wipes (hypoallergenic with no parabens, fragrance or alcohol) and save yourself the stress of running out of these essentials. Consider registering for a variety of sizes for your growing baby!

Sign up for a new mattress

If you plan on pulling a crib mattress out of storage for the new baby, you might be facing dangerous bacteria and mold if it wasn’t stored in clean and dry environment. Also, infants need firm sleeping surfaces, so you may need a new mattress if your older child caused any wear and tear.

Request a stroller board

Make life easier with this stroller accessory that allows your older child to hitch a ride. You’ll be able to breeze through crowds and parking lots safely and speed up the pace when you’re crunched for time. Make sure the board you select is compatible with your single stroller before adding it to your registry.

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By Karen Grimaldos