Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pampers. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
After last week’s exciting announcement that we’ll be expecting another little one this fall, I’ve been starting to think more about how I’ll do things this time around. With your first baby, there is so much that is unknown and I can remember finding it daunting putting together a registry. It’s nice to have loved ones help get you set up for this exciting new chapter in your life and at the same time, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out exactly what you’ll need. I asked family and friends for advice when I created my own, and almost all of them said they wish they had included more everyday items on their registries, like diapers. While bouncy chairs, play mats and swings are helpful for a relatively short period of time, diapers are something you’ll use every day. It’s an essential expense that almost all new parents will greatly appreciate some help with.
Here are a few tips I have on how to take care of your diapering needs on your baby registry:
- Register for More than just Newborn size
It didn’t take long for Lucy to be out of newborn sized Pampers Swaddlers, so I was glad that we had been given some diapers in size 1 and size 2. Be sure to scan them all to get your Pampers Rewards too.
- Don’t forget the wipes!
It seems like we went through so many wipes – especially in those first couple of months when we were just getting used to changing diapers. I’m so glad that we had plenty of Pampers Sensitive Wipes on hand from the baby shower. It was helpful to have a big stockpile on hand.
- Diaper Party for the Dad-to-be
Earlier this month my brother went to a Diaper Party that was hosted for a friend that was having a baby. All the guys got together while the girls were having the baby shower. Everyone brought a pack of diapers to help the family get started. What a fun way for the guys to get in on the celebration too! My brother called me to see what he should bring and I suggested a pack of Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 and a big box of Pampers Sensitive Wipes.
- Swim Diapers for a Spring or Summer Baby
Lucy was barely three weeks old and we had her in my parents’ swimming pool. It was a hot summer the year she was born and I was so thankful to have somewhere for us to cool off in the afternoons. Add a pack of Pampers Splashers Swim Diapers onto your registry and all you’ll need to do is keep a bag packed for your swimsuits and towels! We’re always ready in the summer for a pool invite to grandma and grandpa’s.
- Setup Multiple Diapering Stations
One thing I know I’ll be doing again this time around is creating an upstairs and a downstairs diapering station. In the nursery I used a foam change pad secured to the dresser, along with bins full of Pampers diapers, Pampers wipes, my favourite all-natural creams, and a diaper bin close by. In our living room, I set up the same supplies in a large basket tucked into our TV cabinet, along with a folding change pad to lay on the floor and a smaller diaper bin in our powder room. It is so helpful to be able to change a quick diaper downstairs before we head out the door.
I hope you find these tips helpful for putting together your own baby registry – or thinking of what to give with your next baby shower invite!
Pampers infographic: A recent Pampers survey found that when looking back, nearly half of moms said that diapering items including diapers, wipes and changing pads were the registry gifts they used most often, yet more than 1 in 3 (35%) of moms who included diapers on their baby registry felt guilty about registering for them. Some of the other results from their survey were quite alarming, albeit relatable.