This post was written in partnership with The Baby Cubby.
I know it might sound surprising that we registered for gifts for our third baby but it is true. Our third baby was a bit of a surprise. Not a surprise like Alder was but rather we were convinced that we were done having kids after baby #2 so we sold nearly everything. When we finally decided in November 2015 that we weren’t actually done expanding our family all of our baby stuff was gone.
The reality is however that by baby #3 you’ll likely need to replace some items. I have a few friends who are on baby #3 and are finding that their most loved items and clothes are worn to pieces from their first two so registering for a third isn’t so crazy.
So what did we register for?
When you have 2 & 4 year old diaper bags start to become less necessary. Instead I just stick a few snacks, a diaper and travel wipes in my backpack style purse and we go. Since we often drive places I’ll leave things like a few toys, books, and a change of clothes for the kids in the car. When a newborn comes into the picture though they need just a few extra things on demand like diapers, wipes, changes of clothes, burp clothes and a swaddle.
Once we moved both kids into their own room we got rid of our old bulky crib that has been moved across the country and into 4 different homes here in Portland (it was just time for it to go) and decided that at least for the short term a DockATot was perfect for our setup. Both of our other kids co-slept and it worked so well for us so I loved the idea of a safe place for baby to sleep with us. Of all the things we registered for this was our one absolute must have.
I know this is something that might seem a little strange especially if you haven’t had a baby yet but when I saw the Fridababy Fridet I knew I had to have it. Things down there need a little extra attention and isn’t always easy to get at so this bottle helps. Many people purchase a simple peri bottle or are sent home with one from the hospital/birth center but the difference with this bottle is that it is angled so in theory it should make it easier to use. If you have used this let me know what you think!
Swaddle blankets are a must have with new babies. Whether you choose to swaddle or not they have so many uses from blanket, nursing cover, burp cloth, a changing “pad”, a scarf for mama, and so much more. You can never have enough either because babes tend to have blowouts, spit up and just generally you’ll find yourself going through a few per day so having a nice stock is always great.
Whether it be that we need to cook, clean, take a shower or tend to one of our other children we need somewhere safe to set baby down. It also is perfect because it can be moved from room to room easily. I think our bouncer was one of our most used baby items with both kids and my arms are always thankful that we have one.
Since we have no baby clothes and we didn’t find out the sex of baby #3 we registered for a few gender neutral options to get us started. The nice thing about a summer baby is that they spend so much time in a diaper that a lot of clothes are necessary just a few outfits until we meet them and then I get to order all the baby boy or girl clothes that I have been lusting over for months.
So why The Baby Cubby?
– They always price match, even Amazon (and you know how much I shop on Amazon), so you know you’re getting a great deal.
– They carry only the highest quality and safest gear so that you can shop confidently.
– They actually test out items such as all the strollers they sell prior to adding them to their shop. It’s all about quality, safety and meeting the parents needs.
– They offer Free Shipping everyday at BabyCubby.com over $49