Baby Registry for First Time Moms
Ok, so for the first time mom, building your baby registry can be super daunting. Between not feeling well and being emotionally overwhelmed, trying to figure out all of Baby's needs to compile into a list was the last thing on my mind.
I asked some of my mama friends, and took to Instagram to ask you all some of your must-need items and here is the extensive list I came up with. One of the tips that was frequently suggested was to make the registry and packed as possible for 2 reasons; 1) Most registry sights offer a "completion discount" as due date approaches, 2) give people a lot of options so you don't end up with stuff you might not need.
Below you will find my list of registry suggestions as well as the link to my personal registry. We decided to use "Baby List" because you can add items from any website, and the process was really user friendly.
Keep in mind when you get down to my personal registry, there are some obvious things left off; stroller, baby bouncer, carseat, pack n play, this is because as I mentioned before, we are big believers in buying used, and had already hunted down some of our must haves.
BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES:
*Note: special Diaper trash can (ie: Diaper Genie) left off this list, mixed reviews from mom friends, we opted for a simple trash can for our changing station
*Note: Wipe warmer left off this list, we personally felt it was not needed.
Changing mats (bamboo came highly recommended)
Baby Grooming (Frida Baby products came highly recommended)
Nipple pads (Bamboobies brand)
Nipple cream (Bamboobies brand)
Nursing pillow (Boppy and My Breast Friend brands both came highly recommended)
*Note: bottles are left off registry, a lot of places give free samples of various bottles when you register with them (Target, Amazon, Babylist, to name a few) there is no need to buy a bunch of bottles.
*Note: Bottle warmer left off this list, I just don't think we will need one.
Handheld portable breast pump (Haakaa brand)
Baby Tub (we thrifted ours)
Swaddle Me brand swaddles for sleep
Musin Swaddles (I have heard from moms to have at least 4-5 on hand)
Doc-a-Tot for co-sleeping
Sound Machine (Hatch came highly recommended)
Crib Sheets (at least 2)
Pack n Play (we thrifted ours)
Cloth diapers (to be used as burb cloths)
Wet bags (if you are going to the cloth diaper route)
Zipper footie PJs where they zip from the bottom for newborns
Mirror for headrest in car for rear-facing carseat
Uppababy Carseat (this one connects to the stroller we got)
Uppababy Vista Stroller (we thrifted ours)
Bob jogger stroller (we thrifted ours)
Structured baby carrier (Lille Baby brand came highly recommended)
Cloth baby carrier (Moby brand came highly recommended)
Swing (I have gotten mixed reviews for the somewhat pricey Mamaroo, we personally thrifted a Graco swing)
Plastic high chair (not cloth for cleaning purposes)
*Note: Baby monitor left off our personal registry, we have a small house and we just don't think we will need one, but maybe we will feel differently when Baby comes.
Baby Gym, playmat
Diaper Backpack (I was gifted an Azaria one and I LOVE it, more on that later!)
Wood toys (we personally like the idea of wood as opposed to plastic)
Books (we picked out quite a few bilingual books)
Stuff for mom (robe, slippers, hospital bag)
Nursing tanks or nursing tops in general
Compression postpartum underwear
View our personal registry here
Don't worry, I will share blogs on where to find cute boy and gender neutral clothes, what to pack in your hospital bag AND our nursery reveal, COMING SOON!