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.

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Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD]

Nursing Pillow

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.

 

Huggies Diapers

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!

Here’s how you can save big: Babies “R” Us is hosting its Baby Fest promotion from September 15-21st and Jumbo packs of Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers and Natural Care Wipes will be 40% OFF! You can check in-store and online at www.BabiesRUs.ca for more details. Also, see below for how you can win a $200 Babies R Us Gift Card and get a head start on stocking up.
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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.
We always keep a Huggies wipes box + a diaper at the end of the bed for late night quick changes.

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.

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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.

G I V E A W A Y – $200 BABIES “R” US GIFT CARD

*This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents.

 

$200 Babies “R” Us Gift Card

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.

  • raziakassam

    What a great tip ion the baby sale at toys r us

    • I’m totally stocking up on Huggies diapers and wipes! 40% off is big savings! 🙂

  • Cat Forsley

    Honey
    i don’t have a baby ,.
    can i enter >

    • You can enter for your niece! 😉 xo

  • Maria Katie

    Love your tip ! Thank you so much for sharing and for this amazing contest

    • You’re welcome! Good luck! 🙂

  • Craig Brennan

    Great article! I would love to surprise my wife with this. We live in Toronto, read your blog frequently and are soon-to-be parents! – Craig Brennan

    • Craig Brennan

      Also, thanks for adding the daddy-friendly diaper bag lol!

      • hehe You’re welcome!

    • CONGRATULATIONS! That’s super exciting! Good luck. I’ll be doing the automated draw on instagram stories, so stay tuned on the 28/29th. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts!

  • Fan R

    I like those Daddy Friendly Baby bag, so dads can join this diaper journey and feel comfortable doing this!

    • Yes! It’s so important they don’t feel left out. My husband bought his own.

  • Will Griesmer

    Awesome tips!

  • Rachel Griesmer

    I love the daddy friendly baby bags. I’ve been looking for one for my husband and I really like the ones you picked out for the post. Thanks for the great tips!

  • KellyPC

    Thank you for the chance!!

  • Jacqueline Man

    Thanks for the amazing advice on a baby registry!

  • Wendy Hutton

    such great baby products I love the daddy friendly baby bag

  • Pau

    Thanks for the advice. This would come in handy for our 1 month year old.

  • Erin

    Really great ideas, thank you!

  • DrFarah ImdadAli

    Agree with the tips specially the different kind of bottles.

  • PhancyPheet

    This is an amazing giveaway — thank you for the chance!

  • SidraS

    Such a great post. Totally stocking up now!

  • Dynal Roberson

    Daddy friendly diaper bags are a big step up from when I first had kids 15 years ago.

  • Samantha Martin

    I like everything. The dad stuff doenst apply in our case but anything that helps me to help him is tops in my book !! LOL I am always on the go and going always. I love your blog and that you get so personal with all of your readers that is how you make a blog grow 🙂 That and great tips !! Thank you for all you do !!

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