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  1. Becky
    February 26, 2010

    Another idea. If people are dying to throw you a shower for baby number 2 (or 3 or 4), why not suggest a book shower, or a frozen meal shower. People can buy you their favorite children’s books, which we can never get enough of (and the first baby probably destroyed anyway), or bring you a meal you can put in your freezer and cook up when the baby comes.

  2. Emily
    February 26, 2010

    Are you having the second in the same season? I have two boys – one born in August, one born in May – and there were gaps in the hand-me-downs when it came to seasonally appropriate clothing (we somehow had no 12-18 month long pants, for example.)

  3. Caitlyn
    February 26, 2010

    cloth diaper burp cloths didn’t work for us – she would wiggle and completely miss them. I got a six-pack of men’s t-shirts, which work far better.

  4. sarah
    February 26, 2010

    One group of my friends seem to throw a shower for any and all babies. A different group throws a “diaper party”. Everyone brings a package or two of diapers, and it always seems some other little gift.Any and all showers are incredibly nice to have. I love the idea of a “giftcard party” might have to steal that one.:)

  5. Christina
    February 27, 2010

    My family threw me a baby shower for baby #2 and what I registered, I chose some things that baby #1 would need when baby #2 came. Like #2 would be using the highchair, so I registered for a booster chair for the table, remember you are going to need another car seat when baby #2 turns 1 so registered for another carseat and I do not know what I would do without my double stoller. Just some suggestions. Hope it helps!!

  6. Jessica
    March 1, 2010

    I don’t think Id be comfortable registering for a second baby, especially when they are so close in age. In my opinion, a pink bouncy chair works just as well as a blue one, however if family members wanted to throw a baby party, i think diapers and gift cards is a great idea.

  7. Kim
    March 1, 2010

    My 2mo laughed for the first time today! My 2nd registry had lots of closet organizers andpractical stuff, but it also had a new spa-type bathtub that I really wanted (and got, and loved.) I’m amazed at the new stuff that is out in the 3 yrs since my first.
    I didn’t register for cute stuff: clothes, blankets, etc. But I wish I had put a few of those on there. The few new outfits I got for her tend to trump the handmedowns, and the big gets territorial about the blankets. And I didn’t save nearly as many newborn sleepers as I needed. They don’t last long, but when they’re superlittle, you do need them…

  8. laura
    March 1, 2010

    I agree with the idea of a book shower. Books are great and you can never have enough!! Another idea would be to have people donate baby items that you could send to charity- diapers, bibs, clothes, etc. Babies need a ton of stuff and sometimes people cannot afford to get them.

  9. Susan
    March 1, 2010

    Oh, I was about to post this EXACT question as #2 will be along in September and my best friend just offered to throw a shower for me. I’ve been obsessing over double strollers, but I just can’t wrap my brain around the Phil & Ted’s – not the price, the configuration. It seems to me that the second seat is mere inches off the ground, and that the little one would be exposed to stuff flicking off the tires, dust flying up, etc – not to mention a less-than-scintillating view of the upper seat.
    How was it you came to settle on that one? I’m thinking of the double sit ‘n stand stroller, but I’m sure it lacks maneuverability and is a chore to collapse.
    We just hosted a diaper/wipes shower for a friend who’s expecting her second girl (so she already had plenty of clothes, socks, etc) and she was thrilled.

  10. Ab
    March 1, 2010

    Jessica, I agree with you… a 2nd shower isn’t necessary, unless family wants to throw something. We’re starting to talk about trying for baby #2 (#1 is almost 5)… and I’m already hearing the politics of second baby registries from our families.
    Another family member recently had a shower for #2 (#1 is only 3 yrs old – both girls) and put things on their registry like a changing table, bumbo chair, all new clothing, expensive carseat, etc. Quite a few family members were miffed that they were asking so much for a second one.
    If a registry is necessary, be cautious not to be too greedy, and jog your memory about all the useless things from baby #1’s registry you barely/never used, but HAD to have! :)

  11. Michelle
    March 1, 2010

    You might want to consider putting a car seat on your registry. This is news to so many moms…but car seats do expire!!
    http://babyproducts.about.com/b/2006/07/12/reader-question-do-car-seats-expire.htm

  12. Miche
    March 1, 2010

    I’m about to have my second baby in a couple of weeks and several people asked if they could throw me a shower. Since I don’t know what I’m having I suggested we do a “sip and see” shower after the baby is born. That way everyone can meet the baby at one time after he/she is born and we’d know the gender. I too don’t have many needs because my daughter is only 2 and we have all her stuff. Boy clothes would be my only need if I have a son.

  13. Sara M
    March 1, 2010

    For our second, we did have a shower and I registered for stuff we really liked with the first and would need again (bottle spin and dry, a second humidifier, diaper bag) or things that we didn’t have with the first that would have helped or saved time (microwave sterilizer). We also registered for the double stroller (Graco Quattro Tour) and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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