How far along were you when you had your baby shower? We had our first shower when I was 25 weeks pregnant, but this time around we pushed it to the edge. Over the weekend we celebrated our new bundle of joy at our hybrid baby shower at 37 weeks pregnant. This time around we were joined in person by a small group of family and friends while the others joined us on Zoom.

Since Baby #2 is a boy we had an advantage as we’re going to reuse ALL the baby gear Remy out grew from clothes, car seats, strollers, high chair, and other gadgets.

Where having items was extremely helpful it made it difficult to create a baby registry. This forced me to sit down and really think about the things I’ll need this time around. So, with this being our second time I wanted to share some of my must have items as a second time mommies.

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Diapers & Wipes

Babies are pooping and peeing machines; therefore, two of my go to items are diapers and wipes. Even though it’s impossible to know the growth of your baby I find it helpful to add multiple sizes to your registry. This can extend the amount of time you have to refrain from buying diapers. As parents who are about to have multiple children in diapers these items are pretty much gold. I added 3 large boxes of newborn diapers, 5 large boxes sizes 1-4, and 6 boxes of large wipes.

Also, I’m not sure how you feel about diaper genies but we LOVE ours. In order to cut down on the stench of stinky diapers we think Baby #2 deserves his own.

Huggies newborn | Huggies size 1 | Huggies size 2 | Huggies 3 | Huggies size 4 | Huggies wipes

Diaper Genie | Diaper Genie refills

The Essentials

In my eyes the essentials are items you don’t know you need until you need them (which is typically at 2AM). Medicine, Nose Frida, baby wash, and lotion. The Nose Frida is by far one of the best inventions ever, so, if you are using an old school snot sucker please toss it out and make the switch today.

Nose Frida | Medicine kit | Aveeno lotion

Sleep sacks & Clothes

Guess what George and I learned after having Remy? Swaddling a baby is not one of our strengths. Since we struggled to properly swaddle Remy we quickly learned about the ultimate cheat code swaddle sets, blanket, and sleep sacks. These are a must have item on my list because of our lack of skills and since we gifted Remy’s to a friend.

I’m not going to lie, we have a ton of clothes! That is the perk of having another boy. Since Remy was born in February and this little guy will arrive in August I added clothes suitable for this Georgia weather. I don’t want to subject Baby #2 to long sleeves.

Swaddle set | Swaddle blankets | Sleep sacks | Onesie sets

Transportation

Even though we saved our infant carseats, jogging stroller, portable stroller, and carseat cover which doubles as a nursing cover I still added a few transportation items. A friend recommended getting a double stroller and stroller step up that can be added to my jogging stroller for Remy. Since Remy prefers standing (running, walking, flipping, skipping, etc.) I figured I could use the step up when I resume my daily walks and double stroller when we’re in larger spaces. Also, despite the amount of under stroller space I added a stroller organizer which hangs on the handles for easier access to my items.

Double stroller | Stroller step up | Stroller organizer | Car seat cover

Other Baby Gear

I wasn’t sure what to name this section so I opted for ‘other baby gear’. These are the items I believe are extremely important but don’t belong to a particular category. When we brought Remy home he stayed in our room in a bassinet, but unfortunately he outgrew it within the first month. He was a big boy! Since we don’t know how big Baby #2 will be we decided to add another pack-n-play to the list to extend the amount of time he can be in our room. This pack-n-play has a changing table, item holder, and drop down side so you can attach it to your bed.

I’ve shared about Remy’s Summer pop-n-sit portable booster chair several times; therefore, you know I am a huge fan. Since we put his outside on the porch it obtained some weather damage; therefore, we added another to the list for Baby #2. This chair can be used in the house and more importantly on the go at restaurants or outdoor spaces. You won’t regret adding this to your list.

Pack-n-Play | Booster chair | Diaper bag backpack

Nursery

Since all of Remy’s furniture will grow with him we decided to go the same route with Baby #2. We added a 4 in 1 crib, dresser with detachable changing table, chair, and decor. Unfortunately, dressers have been a hot item this season, every dresser I’ve added to the list got sold out. After the third dresser was no longer available I opted for a 4 in 1 crib with an changing table attached and tall dresser. Luckily these items did not sale out and we are good to go folks.

Since Remy has been gifted multiple crib sets we are using the dinosaur set for Baby #2. I added some additional pictures, stuffed animals, and hampers to help with decor.

Crib | Crib Mattress | Dresser | Chair | Water proof changing pad | Changing pad cover | Hamper | Pictures | Stuffed dinosaur

In addition to these items the Amazon registry allows you to add gift cards, a diaper fund, and gift sharing. These are nice features because you can use gift cards on items left on your registry. Lastly, if you haven’t added any postpartum items to your registry I highly recommend adding these items. In my previous blog post, What’s on your Mama registry I share the postpartum items I added to my registry.

What are your must have items for your baby registry?


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