As I had shared with you before, I'm pregnant with my second baby (due date July 14, 2021), and I've been working months on what I really need, thinking about what I bought before and didn't use and what I didn't get but I end up buying it after. I love lists! I have lists for everything and obviously, a list for a new baby was a must.
As I did the first time, I added expenses to my list, I like to know my options when it comes to where I'm buying to find the best prices.
In this article, you can find an Excel document you can download and use to create a budget, a list to just save or download, and the links to some of the stuff I already choose. I hope you find it useful! Let me know in the comments if you would add or remove some of the things on my list.
As much as I love trying new brands, this time I'm going with basic brands and stores, looking for easy returns and pick-ups (Amazon and Target), or things that I used during my first pregnancy and worked. Scroll down to find some of the links!
Bassinet. The last time I used Chico Next to me, I liked it but this time I found lots of options and I liked this one from Amazon, it's basically the same thing (and cheaper), now I know I'm just using it for 4 or 5 months.
Diapers. I'm stoking up in NB and stage 1 since I don't know for how long he is using NB size. My favorites are Pampers Swaddlers. I know it is different having a boy, I hope they worked as well as they worked with my daughter. If you go to Pampers webpage, put your zip code, it shows you the nearest Buy Buy Baby and the availability, but the most amazing thing is that it says how many days a certain amount of diapers will last! (88 diapers about 11 days). Btw, Amazon has the same price.
Pacifiers. My daughter didn't use a pacifier, but I did have some options for her in case she wanted one. This time I picked a pair of these at target.
Diaper bag. For me it is very important that is a backpack, I picked Fawn by design this time, haven't tried it yet!
Portable changing station. When we are out, sometimes I go to the restroom with just this, or my husband can take it and not take my whole bag. A lot of options on Amazon, I like the ones with different compartments for ointment, wipes, etc.
Baby carrier. I haven't made up my mind if I'm buying it or not, but this one seems like a great option.
Blankets (for fall-winter), haven't picked them yet since we still have a few months until it gets chilly.
Stroller & car seat. We are using the same we used with my daughter.
Nursery furniture. Crib, changing table, nightstand, lamp, daybed.
Everything you need to feed your baby; varies depending on breastfeeding or formula-fed. (I'm preparing for both).
Breastpump. I'm sticking with Medela, the one included with my insurance, besides I have used this brand before.
Everything to keep your little one squeaky clean.
Bath products. I LOVE the smell of Mustela products, I use these with Ren until she was almost 3. I wanted her to keep smelling like a baby even though she was not anymore.
Diaper genie refill bags
White noise machine. This works as nightlight and sound machine.
Portable white noise machine Because with two kids, naps will definitely happen outside the house.
Blackouts. You'll use them until your little one is older... so invest in good ones. Or, use portable.
When I planned this section with my first daughter I went crazy! Buying clothes from NB to 18 months. Then I realize I didn't even buy thinking about the weather because you never know when they are changing sizes, besides every brand is very different. This time I'm sticking with NB to 6 months.
Onesies NB. I like the ones with a side snap for the first months.
Onesies 3 months
Onesies 3 to 6 months
Pajamas 0 to 3 months
Pajamas 3 to 6 months
Pants 0 to 3 months. I like joggers, but it might be too hot for my baby at 3 months.
Pants 3 to 6 months.
Nursing bras. I bought a pair for nighttime and a pair to wear during the day, I don't know if they will fit while nursing, I'm aware my boobs are getting bigger!
Pajamas for nursing. Anything with buttons works.
Tops for nursing. At least for the first months, I like to have "easy access", so I make sure I have clothes (tops) that fit and that I feel comfortable nursing wearing them. I'm trying this top and some shirts with buttons.
Belly wrap. The first time I bought one in Mexico, this time I'm trying Belly Bandit. (Always check with your doctor).