I remember feeling so overwhelmed when it came to starting my baby registry. I asked for advice from other parents and I would hear generic terms like bottles, blankets, diapers, baby monitor, etc. I remember thinking, right, but what EXACTLY should I buy because there are thousands of items to choose from for each baby item out there.
Hopefully, this list can get you started on your baby registry with links to brands and items that I loved using. Most of these items can be found on Amazon where you can easily create a baby registry with all the brands you love.
- Bumbo seat with tray – Evelyn loved being able to sit up and look at us. We would put toys or snacks on her tray and it was easy to bring along anywhere we went.
- WubbaNub pacifier – These are great because they’re cute and they didn’t easily roll out of Evie’s reach. If she spit it out it would stay lying on her chest so she could pop it back in her mouth.
- Honest Company diapers and baby products. With our busy lifestyle we purchased a diaper bundle. The diapers and wipes get shipped to us monthly. They even send you a reminder email if you want to change sizes, prints or delay the shipment. You cannot beat how cute the prints are!
- Boppy Pillow with two covers and a water proof cover for under the cute covers. Lots of milk gets on this pillow when you’re using it to breastfeed!
- Samsung SafeView video monitor – Pricey but LOVE IT. We still use it and she’s 17 months old.
- Aden & Anais swaddle blankets – They are so soft and cute and don’t take up much room in the diaper bag.
- Cloud b Sleep Sheep – She still loves to fall asleep to the sounds of her sleep sheep. Although, now that she can control it herself she chooses the lullabyes over the heartbeat sound we used to play for her when she was a newborn.
- BABYBJöRN baby carrier – Evie could still rest up against my chest and hear my heartbeat while I was hands-free. I could actually get chores done around the house or go grocery shopping without a giant carseat taking up most of the cart. I liked this style because my husband felt comfortable using it too.
- Boon Grass Bottle dryer rack with Flower and Twig accessories – Looks like a decoration on your countertop, but super useful for drying bottles and even the occasional wine glass!
- Braun forehead thermometer – Easy to use for a quick temperature reading.
- Skip Hop Mega Playmat – I love the muted colors that look great in my home, plus it has extra sensory fabrics on it.
- NUK Fresh Foods silicone freezer trays – Great for blending up your own baby food and freezing it in these trays. We found out the hard way that food does not come out of regular plastic ice cube trays very easily. My husband cut his hand trying to get the food out. The silicone is flexible and meant for food.
- Jellycat stuffed animals – My personal favorite. Adorable and soft.
- Britax Stroller travel system – I love the city sleek look of it and the one-hand quick fold design. I do wish that the storage basket had a bit more room. (I know a lot of people who swear by the BOB jogger too.)
- Oball rattles – Babies can actually hold on to these at a very early age. Evie still loves it today.
- Tomee Tippee bottles – Babies vary in the bottle department, but these worked great for our family. I like the colors too!
- Minky fabric changing pad covers – Buy two so when one gets dirty you have another.
- Homemade Etsy items for baby photoshoots. I received a gray lace romper and handmade headband which looked adorable in Evie’s newborn photos.
- Burt’s Bees organic cotton pajamas – I loved Evelyn in cotton footie pajamas when she was brand new! The cute outfits are fun, but your baby will be cozy in little jammies and the cotton will feel great next to your skin as well. Carter’s have adorable microfleece jammies for the winter.
- Boudreaux’s Butt Paste – Always clears up rashes quickly. And there is nothing sadder then a red little bum on your precious baby.
- OXO Tot Sprout high chair – Sleek design and wipeable for cleanup. My only complaint is that they have velcro on the seat cushion that gets gunked up with food. I’m thinking about using goo-gone to just remove the velcro all together.
In an overwhelming sea of baby options, I hope this helps get you started. Keep in mind, every baby is different, so you will learn what you and your baby like best as you go along. These are just a few of the baby things our family loved.
What are some of your favorite baby registry must-haves?