Put together by popular demand, today I am sharing What’s on my Baby Registry! Although I am a first-time mom, I have countless friends and family who have kids. I definitely wanted to use their experiences and expertise to help me make a “no nonsense” baby registry of items that I would actually need and use. From the big items like cribs and high chairs to even the smallest things like bibs and burp clothes, I’ve got you covered!
Check out the details of What’s on my Baby Registry below!
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Of course when you think of items you need for your baby, the first things that probably come to mind are strollers and car seats. I was pretty overwhelmed by the amount of choices I had and the amount of literature that was out in the world about safety ratings, etc.
First and foremost, I went with the Uppababy Vista 2 stroller. From what I’ve read, it has the most flexibility from infant to toddler, has converters for the infant car seat I liked and folds up easily. It was suggested that I also get a travel stroller, but I am going to hold off on that for now and see if I even need one. I also got some fun accessories, including the pouch that holds your phone and drinks, the bag hooks and the gloves for walks in the winter!
Next was choosing an infant car seat. I went back and forth between a few different options, but ultimately I went with the Nuna Pipa Lite RX and I’m really happy with the choice. First, it can come in and out of the car by unlatching it from the base. We also bought an extra base for our second car so that we can easily put the baby in either car at any time. Second, it’s SUPER light. This was really important for me because I am a small person and I was concerned about being able to carry the weight of both the car seat itself plus the baby. The lighter the car seat, the better for me. Finally, it has conversion attachments so that it can click right into the Uppababy stroller if we are on the go!
Obviously do your own research, but for our family, these items made the most sense!
I am planning to exclusively pump, so for the first 6-ish months, Baby Lawler will be drinking milk, but I did register for some essentials for when he gets a bit older as well. First and foremost, you need all the burp cloths! I like these simple cotton ones that can be thrown in the washer easily. I also love the Tripp Trapp high chair from Stokke because it had different attachments to grow with your baby. Right now, we have it set up with the infant attachment so that we have somewhere to “dock” Baby Lawler while we are in the kitchen cooking or sitting at the kitchen table. As he grows, we can switch it over to the toddler attachment where he can sit upright like a “normal” high chair.
I also got 2 bottle warmers, one for upstairs and one for downstairs to make our lives easy with feedings. I then also got the other essentials like a bib, snack cups, a learning tower, etc.
I’m sure almost everyone’s favorite part about nesting for baby is to get the nursery set up. Since this is our first baby, we were starting from scratch. I will be posting a full nursery reveal soon, but in the meantime, here are a few of the essentials that were on our Registry.
We wanted a neutral vibe for the nursery, so we went with whites/creams, wood tones and then some black and gold. I really love how it turned out and I think it’s actually pretty gender neutral. I do have a few pops of blue in the room, but nothing overwhelming. The crib we got is great because you can slowly lower the mattress to accommodate a growing baby. It also eventually turns into a toddler bed, which was really appealing to us as well. We are hoping to get 4 or 5 years out of it before we have to get him a real, big kid bed. We opted for the Newton Waterproof mattress because we’ve heard amazing things about it and it is extremely breathable, therefore lowering the risk of SIDS. This was really important to us, so I’m glad we splurged on this item. We also have a stationary camera in the nursery acting as a baby monitor, but got a portable one as well for naptime and/or if we travel anywhere. The one we registered for came highly recommended.
We got all of the other essentials, like the diaper changing station, which is also portable so that the dresser we got can still be used as Baby Lawler grows. Of course we also got a diaper genie (actually we got 2 – one for upstairs and one for downstairs) to make diaper changing a little easier and less smelly! I also registered for this really pretty woven hamper that is going to look great in the room. Of course, we registered for velcro swaddles and then, when baby is older, zipper sleep sacks.
Of course, aside from the big things and the nursery, there are tons of little things that you need that you might not even think of. Did I even really think of needing a “snot sucker”? Nope, but I have one now! I also registered for nail clippers and a nail cutting kit, a baby thermometer, lots of pacifiers and even this handy baby wipe dispenser to make life easier. I’m sure there are 100 items that I am forgetting, but these are some of the big ones that I think will really come in handy when Baby Lawler gets here!
I’m really looking forward to baby’s first bath. We registered for the mini tub that can go in the bathtub, sink or even on your countertop. It grows with your child from infancy until they are able to sit up safely in a bathtub by themselves. I got some of these super soft microfiber washcloths and then a cute little towel for him as well. I also got him some toys and a mesh toy net for when he’s a bit older and then of course, babies first hairbrush!
What would a registry be without some fun activities for Baby Lawler?! We got him a bunch of different play sets and docks for different ages. First is the Lovevery activity mat, which is great to use right at the beginning for independent play/stimulation as well as tummy time. The Baby Bjorn is a staple in most households and can be used starting from 3 months. I also wanted to get a rocker, just in case Baby Lawler was into that, so we got the Maxi Cosi swing. We also received the activity center, which is great for when babies are able to sit upright. Then finally, we got a large playpen so that when baby is a bit older and on the move, he has a safe place to play!
Overall, I hope this was a helpful post if you are struggling to put together your Baby Registry, or if you are struggling to think of something to buy a friend who doesn’t have a registry! Thank you so much for stopping by!