Everything You Need for Your Second Baby Registry

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Creating a baby registry is a pretty common practice when preparing for your first baby. There are so many things you’ll need to get your home for a little one. Once you’ve fully stocked your house after baby #1, not everyone takes the time to create a registry for a second baby. But I did and I highly recommend it to other expectant moms for two main reasons.

 

Once you’ve fully stocked your house after baby #1, not everyone takes the time to create a registry for a second baby. But I did and I highly recommend it to other expectant moms for two main reasons.

 

First, though I certainly wasn’t expecting many gifts for my second baby, I knew there’d be a few people who might want to send us something. It is much easier to direct friends and family to a link full of ideas at different price ranges as opposed to fielding one-off questions about what you want and/or need (which can be awkward). And if someone wants to get you a gift, it might as well be something you’re going to use.

The second, even bigger, reason to make a registry is to use it as your own personal to-buy list. There are so many things to think about when preparing for a baby, whether it’s your first, second, or beyond, and it’s much easier to have a list to reference.

 

The second, even bigger, reason to make a registry is to use it as your own personal to-buy list.

 

Though many items can be reused from your first baby, there are likely a handful of things you need, whether it’s an upgrade from what you initially used or perhaps you require duplicates of certain things if your children will be close in age. And, if you’re expecting a baby that is a different sex than your first, you may want some different items or need a few new products this time around.

If you’re working on your second baby registry, here are the items you may want to consider adding.

 

New swaddles for easier sleep

Swaddles are the secret ingredient to a better night’s sleep for your baby (and therefore for you as well). You’ll want to make sure you have swaddles that are easy to use. If you found that the velcro is worn out or the swaddles are stretched from overuse with your first baby, upgrade to new ones. It’s worth it.

Nest Designs

Organic Cotton Swaddle Sleep Bag

These swaddle sleep bags come with adjustable swaddle wings that help newborns sleep soundly. Once your newborn is rolling, you can remove the swaddle wings and it transitions into a sleep sack. I find products that grow with your child are worth investing in. Shop all Nest Designs Swaddle Sleep Bags here!

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Nest Designs

Organic Startle Stop Sleep Bag

You probably remember the startle reflex from your first baby and know how it can wake them up. This sleep bag is specifically designed to inhibit baby's startle using an easy wrap with options to have baby's arms upright or wrapped inside. Plus there's a two-way zipper for easier changing. Shop all Nest Designs Swaddle Sleep Bags here!

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A second (or third) sound machine

While we’re on the topic of sleep, a sound machine is a must for many babies and is often used well into the toddler and big kid years, so it’s worth getting a second (or third). We also highly recommend getting a portable or travel option!

Target

Hatch Rest Plus Sound Machine

The Hatch is more than just a sound machine. It's also a nightlight, has a clock, is Alexa-enabled, and has a sound monitor built in.

 

Strollers and stroller accessories for two

If you thought ahead and started with a single stroller that converts to a double, now is the time to get the extra pieces so both kids can comfortably ride together. If you only have a single, consider a double stroller if your older child still likes to go for rides.

Buy Buy Baby

Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Double Stroller

This double stroller is ideal for comfortable side-by-side riding. You can buy a car seat adapter until your new baby is old enough to ride in the standard seat.

Happy Mango

Uppababy Cruz V2 Piggyback Ride-a-Long

If your older child is beyond sitting in the stroller, this ride along element is the perfect way to keep them moving.

 

Diapering essentials

With little ones close in age and two in diapers, there are some essentials you may need to double up on.

Amazon

Ubbi Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail

With two kids in diapers (if in separate rooms), you'll absolutely need a second diaper pail.

Target

OXO Tot Perfect Pull Wipes

You'll be changing a lot of diapers, this dispenser makes it significantly easier.

 

 

Pacifiers and bottles

It’s likely that your first baby is done with pacifiers and bottles by the time your second comes around, but it’s best to get new ones to ensure they are clean, aren’t carrying any lingering bacteria, and are in good condition.

Target

Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard 3-Pack

Consider getting new bottles for your new baby (even if you still have your old ones saved).

Amazon

Wubbanub Pacifier

These pacifiers tend to be a favorite of babies thanks to the cute animals, but also a favorite of parents because they often stay in place better than a plain pacifier.

 

Another high chair

If your first is still in their high chair, a second will eventually be needed (likely around 4-6 months). Add it to your registry now so you’ll be prepared when it’s time to introduce solids.

Amazon

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

This high chair clips onto the side of tables so your little one can be in on the action.

 

Personalized items

Unfortunately for second children, they probably aren’t going to get as many gifts as your first child got (at least in the beginning). This is fine since they’ll get plenty of hand-me-down toys from their older sibling. However, if you have a name picked out (or if you’re expecting gifts after the baby arrives), consider adding some personalized items, which can be meaningful for your second child.

Pottery Barn Kids

Little Me Personalized Book

A personalized book is the perfect way to welcome a second child.

Etsy | Busy Puzzle

Personalized Name Puzzle

This name puzzle is another adorable option for a personalized gift.

 

This post was in partnership with Nest Designs but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we love.

 

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