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Sprinkle… with Love! (Because every baby should be celebrated)

We’ve all heard of… or hosted… or been invited to… our fair share of baby showers – but what about a baby sprinkle? Think of it as a mini baby shower, or baby shower lite, thrown to celebrate a 2nd little one, or even a 3rd or 4th. Baby sprinkles are a new twist on an old tradition and a delightful way to allow friends and family to welcome each new bundle of joy.

What makes baby sprinkles truly unique is that they are more low-key, cozier and affordable for everyone. Instead of showering the new mom with bigger-ticket items, like cribs, car seats and high chairs, guests can sprinkle her with gifts to complement baby items she already owns. For instance: most parents have a diaper pail, but every new baby needs diapers and wipes… and more diapers and wipes.

In fact, Babies“R”Us has a great selection of sprinkle-perfect gifts, including:

Diapers and Wipes

Swaddle Blankets

Teething Toys

Lotions (for baby and mom)

Baby Toiletries

Rompers

Burp Cloths and Bibs

Pacifiers

Bottle Brushes and Bottle Drying Racks

Thermometers

Sound Machines

And if friends and family want to go in on a larger gift, they can consider a Double Stroller.

If you’re thinking of planning a baby sprinkle for a 2nd time mom, Babies“R”Us has a few helpful tips to ensure it’s a hit:

Save the date

A good rule of thumb is to plan the sprinkle at least 2 months before the arrival date, so your parent-to-be has time to ensure they have everything they need.

Create a list of nearest & dearest

Unlike showers, you don’t have to invite everyone in the address book. Stick to close family and friends – co-ed and kid-friendly sprinkles are all the rage.

Start a registry – oh yes, you can

You might be wondering if it is appropriate to create a registry for a 2nd or 3rd baby? Yes, it is! Guests will always appreciate the ease and convenience of knowing exactly what to get a new wee one. A registry can be created quickly and easily online at babiesrus.ca/registry and can be updated and shared anytime. Plus excited parents can sprinkle themselves with a gift bag of great samples, plus a monthly chance to win $500!

Consider a gifting theme

To make the sprinkle even more fun, you can create a gifting theme. For instance, you could have a whimsical Sheep Party or a Super Hero Sprinkle, so loved ones can get cute clothes, bibs, blankets and toys, perfect for the new little arrival.

Don’t forget older siblings

A family growing by 2 feet is very exciting, but can leave big kids feeling left out. So remember to include them by assigning an important job or putting them in charge of a super sprinkle project. And since kids love surprises, a big sister or big brother gift will always get a smile – and so will a Toys“R”Us gift card.

Now all you need to do is send out the invites (e-vites are a popular option for sprinkles) and you’re well on your way to hosting a get-together that any soon-to-be-parent-of-2 will greatly appreciate. Have fun!

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