A few years ago, before I had Baby D, I created my baby registry at Babies“R”Us and I was confused as to what to include. I even got some help from my mommy friends. They gave me suggestions based off their experiences, and even offered to come in-store with me. However, I chose to go in-store with my husband to create the registry, but ended up adding and deleting items later through the Babies “R” Us website. When I look back at it now as an experienced mom, there were many things that I should’ve added, others that I could’ve lived without, and some that would have prepared me better for baby #2, Zoey.
Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD]
At first I thought why do I need this U shaped pillow? Can’t I just use any pillow for support? I added it to my baby registry anyways but never opened it. When Baby Z was born, I decided to try it and saw the advantage of placing her on the pillow and having both arms free. Free to hold a book, use my laptop or to even eat. But the real eureka moment was when I took it to the salon. It was perfect for those long hair appointments. I nurse her and she falls asleep on the pillow. And when she’s awake, it works as a great back/head rest so she can face me. *Never use with baby unattended.
The amount of diapers that I go through on an everyday basis is insane! With the average child having more than 10,000 diaper changes in their lifetime, they certainly shouldn’t be skipped. If I were to shop from a baby registry and see diapers, I would totally buy them as part of a bigger gift on the registry. You can even get creative and make a diaper cake or a diaper motorcycle, like I did for one of my friend’s baby shower gifts! Huggies diapers come in a variety of sizes – ranging from preemie to size 6. Huggies are also great because they have benefits like the wetness indicator that helps a new mom know when her baby is wet and the umbilical cord cut-out to ensure baby is comfortable. Make sure if you’re adding diapers and wipes to your registry you add the Huggies Natural Care Wipes and the Huggies Snugglers!
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Gender Neutral Tone Clothes
Make sure you only choose neutral tone clothes. If you’re planning to have more than one baby, then this is great for re-using clothes and not worrying about getting too many pink or too many blue clothes. I did this for my son’s baby registry and it definitely came in handy since my second child is a girl. Now I have lots of clothes in browns, beige, grey, yellow etc.
Huggies Baby Wipes
Make sure you add Huggies wipes to your registry! Just like diapers, you’ll need a lot of them. There’s an extra box by our bed of Huggies® Natural Care Wipes. They’re hypoallergenic, fragrance and alcohol free and include TripleClean* layers. These wipes are also perfect for refilling your Pop-Up® tubs at your diaper stations. When I’m out and about with my little one I use the travel friendly pack – the Huggies Clutch ‘N’ Clean.
More Than One Feeder
Both of my children have a preference for what bottle they want drinks in. It’s a good idea to add different types and brands to your registry. If your first child prefers one over the other, you save the other one for your second child. It will save you time in going out to find a bottle that your baby prefers. True story: as a gift I got the bottle where you insert disposables into. I never used it for my first child but for my second child, that’s all I use.
Daddy Friendly Baby Bag
We have two diaper bags and neither of them are pink. We have a navy blue one and a brown one. What’s great about them is that my husband feels comfortable holding both and will grab the diaper bag when he goes out solo with our babies.
No swaddles or receiving blankets
This is the most popular off-registry gift that I’ve gotten for both of my children. I have so many blankets now, that I keep the extra ones in a box. I wish I hadn’t added it to my registry and you’ll thank me later.
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Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Huggies. However, all views and opinions expressed in this post are of my own regarding the products and experiences.