As the weeks come closer to us welcoming home baby number two, the more I'm thinking about what needs to get done as well as what we need to get for baby boy. We will use a lot of the same things we used for/with Emerson for this baby, but there are some things we had for Emerson that we won't have for this baby since they were loaned to me from my sister and she is in now in need of them herself [which is wonderful!].
So I put together a little list, and in fact registered for these things because of the awesome coupon I got just for register! I wasn't planning on putting a registry together for this little one, but in a way it's nice as it allows me to really think about the things we will need for baby and the things that I loved having with/for Emerson and would like for this baby as well.
With the exception of the double stroller we had all of these things for Emerson, some of the things just can't be used again like the diapers, snot sucker, and the pacifiers [maybe some people reuse the pacis from baby number one, but we won't be doing that. Most of the newborn ones had to be thrown out anyhow due to thrush]. And I just feel like it's not very sanitary to use the same snot sucker on a different kid. Ya know? Anyhow, those are all little things, but things I had forgotten we would need to be getting for baby [apart from the diapers that is].
The other things on the list are things I borrowed from my sister and used all the time so they are things that I am hoping we will be able to replace. The changing pad and burp cloths will for sure be replaced, but the others I'm just really hoping to! I know babies can [and do] live without these things, like a play mat, but I know how much Emerson used it and I imagine baby number two will be use it just as much, so it's something I'd like to get for him. The bath tub is one of the things I'm not sure about. I know that we need one and I know that we used a similar infant tub with Emerson until he was old enough to sit up in the tub, but I just hate how big and bulky [not to mention how much storage space they take up when you are done with them] the baby tubs are. Is there any way around this? If you have clever ideas, please share them. Our sink is kind of small so bathing in the sink isn't really an option and the kitchen is downstairs, and I'm not about to walk up and down the stairs just for a bath. As far as the double stroller goes, I just think it would be really nice to have one of those as walking is my only form of exercise.
What are some of the things you used with baby number one that you didn't use as much with the second baby? What are some things you got for baby number two that you didn't have with the first baby? Or, if you're expecting baby number two, what are some of the things on your baby wish list for this peanut?