Inside: Should you have a baby shower for your second child? Veteran moms and bloggers share why you’ll want to create a baby registry for ALL your babies! I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #BundleOfBenefits campaign, sponsored by Amazon Baby Registry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
When I was pregnant with our youngest daughter, quite a few friends asked where we were registered. It caught me by surprise — I thought it was considered tacky to have a baby shower for your second child.
Boy was I wrong!
I polled friends and fellow parenting bloggers to get the scoop on baby showers for growing families.
Turns out that almost all of the moms and bloggers I spoke with created a baby registry and/or had a baby shower for their second child (or third, fourth, etc.) and they had really good reasons why!
Keep reading to find out why you should create a baby registry for your second child with Amazon!
Should You Create a Baby Registry for Your Second Child?
The consensus: YES!
I was surprised to learn that so many moms have a baby shower and create a baby registry for their second child. If I had known it was that common before I had my youngest daughter, I would have done it too!
Reasons to create a baby registry for your second child:
- You need to replace items that are worn out, like car seats
- This baby is a different gender
- To save money with a completion discount on any remaining items
- It allows far-away friends and family to celebrate with you
TIP #1 – Create a Baby Registry to Replace Old or Worn Items
Certain items that get a lot of use, like car seats, strollers, etc. might need a replacement when the next baby arrives.
Our middle daughter was pretty hard on her infant car seat, so we decided to get a new one in anticipation of baby number three’s arrival over the summer.
When adding more kids to the mix, you might also need to upgrade your gear. When children are close in age, items like a double stroller or wagon can be helpful. Those are likely items you didn’t put on your very first baby registry.
Meghan, mom of three and blogger at Playground Parkbench concurs, explaining that for her second child she only registered for one thing: a double stroller. Since it was a big-ticket item, her friends all chipped in to get it for her.
One, of many, perks of having an Amazon Baby Registry is that it offers Group Gifting for Prime members, so your friends and family members can contribute any amount towards high-value items. This is a rotating limited time offer so make sure you take advantage of it now!
TIP #2 – Create a Baby Registry to Get Baby Items for a Different Gender
If your first child is a girl and the second is a boy, you might consider creating a baby registry to get items intended for boys.
Laura at Sunny Day Family explains, “we did [a baby sprinkle] for my sister when she was pregnant with twin girls after 2 boys. Mostly to give her twin and girlie things.”
TIP #3 – Create a Baby Registry to Save Money
One of the reasons to create a baby registry for a second child, that I heard over and over again, is to take advantage of a completion discount.
Makes sense – who doesn’t want to save money??
Katelyn, mom of five and blogger at What’s Up Fagans, says she made a registry during every pregnancy, specifically for the completion discount.
When you create an Amazon Baby Registry, as an Amazon Prime Member, you’ll get a 15% completion discount on select remaining items from your registry. That’s significant savings and totally worth setting up a registry!
Plus, as a Prime member who completes the registry checklist, you’ll get an awesome FREE welcome box packed with goodies for mom and baby! (Free stuff is always awesome, especially when the items include a variety of full, travel and sample size products!)
TIP #4 – Create a Baby Registry Because Your Family and Friends WANT to Celebrate You!
One trend that a lot of moms have is a smaller “Baby Sprinkle” for baby number two and so on, instead of a big baby shower.
Rachael, mom of four and blogger at Wunder-Mom.com says with her fourth child, her friends insisted on throwing her a baby shower. Since it wasn’t her first child, they did a kid-friendly party and guests brought diapers for gifts.
Tove, blogger at Mama in the Now and mom of four boys, only had a full-fledged baby shower for the first. However, she says, “my coworkers threw me [smaller] showers all four times – probably because they wanted a break from work and delicious cupcakes.”
An Amazon Baby Registry allows far-away relatives to celebrate you from a distance, as well as your close-by friends and family, to provide baby essentials that are always needed, like diapers.
Plus, who doesn’t love a good reason to throw a party?
Benefits of an Amazon Baby Registry
When it comes to creating a baby registry, you just can’t beat Amazon! They have a HUGE selection of items, from essentials to specialty goods.
An Amazon Baby Registry offers a LOT of perks:
- Large selection
- Mobile registry – so you can update anytime, anywhere
- Easy 90-day returns
- Free shipping
- Universal Registry tool that allows you to add items from any site to your Amazon Baby Registry
Plus, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll also get rotating limited time offers:
- FREE Welcome Box full of goodies for both you and baby
- Up to 20% off diapers and baby food
- A 15% completion discount (on eligible items)
- Parenting eBook
- Group Gifting
- And more! (more on the Amazon Baby Registry Benefits Page)
Here’s what was inside our Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box:
These are all things that I recommend to new moms, and some are full-sized items! If you’ve ever bought any of these products, then you’ll know that this box is worth quite a bit!
Another benefit to an Amazon Baby registry is that anyone can shop for you, no matter where they live. There’s no need to worry about if your friends and family live close to a specific store.
So no matter what baby you’re on, an Amazon Baby Registry is the way to go!
I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #BundleOfBenefits campaign, sponsored by Amazon Baby Registry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
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