13 Second Baby Registry Must-Haves for Moms
So you’re ready to do this whole baby thing over again, huh? The good news is you likely already have most of what you need for baby number two from the first time around, but you’ll still want a few new items to get your baby gear stocked and up to date. Here are the must-have baby essentials that are perfect for second-time moms.
Graco SlimFit3 LX 3-in-1 Car Seat
Adding a new bundle of joy to the family also means adding a new, safe car seat to your ride. This slimmer model from Graco—you can actually fit three car seats across—will ensure your kiddos are protected and still have ample back seat space. It stands up to all the latest safety standards, but the best part is that this 3-in-1 car seat—it goes from rear-facing to forward-facing to a booster—will grow with your child.
Calpak Luka Duffel
I know what you're thinking: I already have a diaper bag. But, trust me, this carryall from Calpak is the perfect addition for your growing family. Available in eight trendy colors, this oversized duffel will transition from hospital bag to diaper bag big enough for all of your kids' essentials (bottles, diapers, and snacks galore) to a gym or travel go-to for you. It's got nine pockets, is scratch-resistant and easy to clean, and will stay with you long after your littles ones are, well, little.
Fisher Price On-the-Go Baby Dome
Adding a baby into the mix doesn't mean your family has to slow down. This indoor-outdoor Fisher-Price dome is like an elevated playard that's perfect for beach days, picnics, and playdates. Complete with canopy to protect from the sun, toys to let baby work on motor skills, and a comfy pad for napping, this on-the-go must-have also folds flat so it's easy to take from point A to point B.
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BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss
If you didn't have one of these with your first, make sure this BabyBjörn bouncer is marked as a must-have for your baby on the way. Great for children up to 29 pounds, this bouncer will keep baby comfortable, happy, and occupied. It's also super lightweight and folds flat so it's easy to transport.
Already have one? No problem. You can simply add an extra seat cover to your registry in a new color or fabric to give baby number two a little upgrade.
7AM Enfant Car Seat Cocoon
from $70; amazon.com
Forget the stroller blankets you used to keep your babe warm back in the day—this cozy cover fits on all car seats, is weather-resistant, and will ensure your infant is as toasty as can be while you're at school drop-off or a chilly Saturday morning soccer game.
Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier
from $130; amazon.com
Maybe you skipped the carrier with your firstborn, but you're going to want your hands free as much as possible when you've got more than one child. This baby staple is comfortable and has extra support so even a toddler—up to 45 pounds—can come along for a ride with mom or dad. The best part? It's machine washable for when Baby makes a mess. And, trust us, they will.
Delta Children Jeep Destination Side x Side Double Ultralight Stroller
Say goodbye to the bulky double strollers of years past—this one is lightweight and sure to become your new everyday stroller. What you need to know: It's got two SPF 50 sun visors with peekaboo windows, independently reclining seats, roomy storage bins, is slim enough to fit through standard doorways, and folds up easily. Oh, and it even meets Disney size requirements!
Fridababy NoseFrida the Snotsucker
You may have skipped this handy tool the first time you were pregnant. Suctioning out boogers? Gross! But then your 5-month-old wakes up so congested they can hardly breathe and you're left with the blue bulb thingy you got from the hospital. This time around, do yourself a favor and pick up the Snotsnucker. It's not cute, but it works and it's easy to clean.
WavHello SoundBub Noise Machine
With six white noise options, this portable noise machine will be a lifesaver for having your baby nap while you're out and about. It's even got a portable Bluetooth speaker and connects to WavHello’s VoiceShare app, so you can record messages from loved ones or your baby's favorite songs to play on the go.
4moms MamaRoo4 Baby Swing
If this high-tech swing wasn’t in stores when your first child was born, you’re definitely going to want it this time around. The MamaRoo swing is Bluetooth-enabled, which means you can control the swing’s movements and sounds without getting up. It features five unique motions and speeds, plus four built-in sounds, and it also has an MP3 plug-in so you can play music from your phone.
PureBaby Nail Trimmer
Second-time parents understand that the struggle is real when it comes to trimming tiny nails. That's why this electric file is such a game-changer for getting the job done. It's extra quiet, has different settings and nail pads based on your needs, and is small enough to keep in your diaper bag. And even if your baby's a champ about getting their nails done, it might be just the trick to finally give your toddler that much-needed manicure!
Elvie Breast Pump
If you're planning to pump this time around, you might want to splurge—or have some loved ones chip in—on this wearable breast pump that'll make having more than one kid while building a milk supply a little easier. The hands-free aspect—you literally just wear it inside your nursing bra—means you won't have any tubes or wires slowing you down. And the one thing all pro moms know is that anything that helps make parenting easier is the way to go.
Mina Baie Kinney Backpack
Who says Mom can't add something extra special to the registry just for them? Sure, you had a functional diaper backpack with your firstborn, but this buttery vegan Mina Baie bag just screams "I got this." As a second-time parent, you've been around the block a few times and deserve a little pick-me-up—and this bag is equal parts practical, versatile, and stylish. It's easy to clean, chock-full of pockets, and can be work as a cross-body, shoulder bag, or backpack. And once your diaper days are over, you've got a fashionable everyday bag you'll have for years to come.