Registry Must Haves

Friday, August 23, 2013

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I have a lot of friends who are pregnant and have been asking my advice on what to register for, what to spend money on, and what to save money on. I've decided to come up with a list of products/items that I love for baby up until a year old. There were some items that I definitely did not love but I won't be including those so feel free to email me with any questions you might have and I'll do my best to help you out if I have experience with that item.

Annnnnnd after going back through all my old posts I realized there are WAY too many things to post for the entire year. I'll start with the newborn stage...

1. fan or sound machine: our sound machine crapped out TWO times (don't buy that one) so we finally just used a fan. May as well as make it a cute one!

2. teether: Sophie the giraffe is the best teether for little hands. She's adorable and squeaks too!

3. swaddles: swaddle me wraps worked way better than blankets for us. She would work her way out of those but in these she stayed nice and snug!

4. monitor: although our night vision broke on this monitor I still think it's a good one. I love that you can hear AND see your baby. Plus it lets you have more than one video so when you have another baby you only need another camera.

5. swing: we actually have this swing but I just bought the mamaroo for our next kiddo because it got great reviews. I scored and found it practically brand new at a garage sale!

6. nursing pillow: i've tried several and Boppy is still my favorite!

7. breast pump: I scored again and got this breast pump at a garage AMAZING! I changed the tubing and some other parts but was really pleased with it!

8. diaper bag: there are a lot to choose from but I love the Petunia Pickle Bottom! It can be worn as a backpack which is super convenient and it has a fold out changing pad. Win.

9. onesies: seriously you think you are going to want to dress your baby up in all these cute fussy outfits and then you realize that's annoying. For the first three months I recommend onesies.

10. burp cloths: spend your money on these...they are SO soft and have NO velcro which will save all your other clothes from snagging. They are also nice and big so you might be able to avoid some spit up!

11. infant carrier: B loved snuggling close to me in the Moby Wrap. Just watch the you tube videos on how to do it before baby arrives.

12. infant carrier: I bought the Ergo for our next kiddo after hearing such great reviews. I've used it with B and I like it because it has awesome back support...a definite must!

13. swaddle blankets: Aden and Anais make the best ones...super thin so baby doesn't get too sweaty and the cutest designs! If you get the Bamboo ones they are so smooth.

14. running stroller: since I like to run I needed the BOB. It has not disappointed me!

15. everyday stroller: I have yet to purchase the Uppababy but am planning on it for the next seats up to 3 kids!

16. bath tub: the Puj tub fit right into our sink and was super easy to store and travel with.

17. inclined sleeper: the rock n play was a great place for B to sleep since it was inclined. I think this really helped her digestion and tummy. It was also an easy place to put her while I showered/got dressed/went to the bathroom. :)

18. car mirror: this mirror worked great and I liked being able to see what she was up to back there!

19. pack n play (not pictured): we got a co-sleeper but it's not as easy to set up as the nuna-sena one that my friend has and I love!

20. humidifier (not pictured): pretty much any one will do. I like this one.

21: baby bouncer (not pictured): we liked that the bjorn  wasn't too babyish.

Phew! That's it for now! Forward this on to all your expecting mama friends!

1 comment:

  1. Love that stroller!! I want it!
    I completely agree with everything on your list....I think we have it all...except that stroller!


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