What do I put on a second baby registry?

Answered by Jason Smith

When creating a second baby registry, there are a few key items to consider. While you may already have some baby essentials from your first child, there are certain items that may need to be upgraded or replaced. Here are some suggestions for what to include on your second baby registry:

1. Second (or Upgraded) Baby Monitor: If your current baby monitor is outdated or not functioning properly, it may be worth investing in a new one. Look for features such as video monitoring, two-way communication, and temperature sensors for added peace of mind.

2. Second Sound Machine: If your first child is still using a sound machine, it may be helpful to have a second one for your newborn. Sound machines can help create a soothing environment for sleep, and having one for each child can prevent any disruptions.

3. Second Set of Furniture: Depending on the age gap between your children, you may need to consider getting a second set of furniture such as a crib, changing table, or dresser. This is especially important if your first child is still using these items.

4. Car Seat: Car seats have expiration dates and may need to be replaced after a certain number of years or if they have been involved in an accident. If your first child’s car seat is no longer safe or up to date, it’s important to include a new one on your second baby registry.

5. Double Stroller: If you’re expecting a second child, a double stroller can be a game-changer. Whether you opt for a side-by-side or tandem style, having a double stroller will make outings with both children much more manageable.

6. Diapering Must-Haves: While you may already have a stockpile of diapers and wipes, it’s always helpful to have extras on hand. Include items such as diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, and changing pad covers on your second baby registry.

7. Pacifiers and Bottle Nipples: It’s a good idea to have a fresh set of pacifiers and bottle nipples for your second child. These items can wear out over time or may need to be replaced due to hygiene reasons.

8. Health and Hygiene Items: Consider including items such as baby shampoo, lotion, nail clippers, a baby thermometer, and a nasal aspirator on your second baby registry. These are essential items that you may need to replenish or replace.

Remember, every family’s needs are different, so feel free to personalize your second baby registry based on your specific situation. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for recommendations or advice, as they may have insights or experiences that can help guide your registry choices.