If you register for NOTHING ELSE make sure you get a Boppy pillow and covers. That truly is THE most essential piece of baby gear as far as I'm concerned.
I agree the boppy pillow is awesome. A good breast pump.I don't think you need a wipes warmer.
Take Katie and Megan with you to Babies 'R Us. I pointed at and scanned whatever they told me to, and now I have a bunch of stuff on my registry that they insist will be useful. They are lifesavers because I had no idea what the heck I was doing!
A quality breast pump (I used the medela double pump and loved it), a breastfeeding pillow (even if you choose to bottle feed, it's a comfy pillow. I still keep mine on my couch!), LOTS of receiving blankets, diapers of every size, and a swing and/or a bouncer chair. I ended up using my Moses basket as a caddy to carry baby paraphernalia around the house--that was handy, but I could have used a cheaper basket! I got way too much clothing for my little girl, so I still have some newborn clothes with tags on (great for re-gifting though!), and my daughter hated her Bumbo so that was a waste for me too.
things not to register for:Wipe warmer ended up being a big waste of time play pen was also a big waste of money.depends on who you are but I also never put amelia in shoes until winter
Fisher Price Rock & play Sleeper- best investment and so cheap- you will use it all the time!
Looking back I wish I had registered for some items that I would use after the newborn stage. I would suggest thinking about an activity playmat, jumperoo and some kind of musical toy for the 6-12 month age range. We used/are using those things a lot! Of course the items for newborns are important too - car seat, infant carrier, boppy pillow, bottles, bathtub, swaddles ... No need to register for clothes though - you will get a TON! Good luck :)
Definitely a Boppy!! Lifesaver! Plus it is great for Tummy Time when your baby is a bit older. My son loved tummy time on his boppy. In my opinion, if you want to make your own baby food, don't get a Baby Bullet. They are cute, but I wasn't that impressed. I used it once and went back to just using the food processor and blender I already had. Oh, and a white noise machine was another big life-saver!!
I asked my sister in law that same question since i ma expecting my first. I am about a week behind you. Fun! Anyways: Boppy pillow, swaddle blankets, electornic breast pump if you're planning to breastfeed, pacifiers.She said you don't need a baby bath. Waste of money. If you have a bath in your house you can easily bath them in there, after you use the sink for their first bath, and the love it. They get to really enjoy the water and kick around much more than in a baby bath.
Lots of towels, wash clothes, blankets bibs & onesies. People love buying that kind of stuff & the more you have the less laundry you have to do.I would not register for other clothes because once the baby is born you will get a TON!-Extra changing table pad covers- extra sheets- NOT toys (again you will get lots of gifts)- I would stay away from bottles & pacifiers or register for a few different kinds & then DO NOT open them. All babies like different kinds. I had glass dr browns for my first & my 2nd refused them!- a snap n go- A fisher price rock n play (my #1 baby item for SURE)- If you get a breast pump register for lots of spare collection bottles, freezer bags & more (those get expensive & you go through them like mad)- NOT a wipe warmer- I say no diaper genie type thing. I think they are a waste - just bring the stinky diapers out to trash or just get a roll of the arm & hammer tiny trash bags to throw them in before the trashIf I think of any more I'll add another comment!!!
Register for what ever shampoos/bodywashes/lotions you plan on using, so people don't feel the need to gift you a bunch of different kinds. You can never have enough SLEEPERS for a newborn. Since they mostly live in them for the first month, and they go through at least 2 a day. My guy did, atleast. Wipe warmer was a waste, and so was a bottle warmer. If you plan on having a paci baby, I would also have plenty of those. We were always losing ours!
I brought a friend--mom of twins, she was most helpful!! I also just waited to do more research when I got home for things I wasn't sure which brand to go with etc. Things like the baby carrier, stroller, car seat, high chair, pack and play, swing, I read tons of reviews, watched you-tube videos and asked instagram moms!! You can always update it online after, so just do what you can and don't get overwhelmed/frustrated. (i did momentarily, haha but I calmed down.) Baby just needs you to love him most of all!!
Seriously put size 1, 2, & 3 diapers on the registry. Lots of people buy outfits, toys and accessories for you child, but forget that a baby NEEDS diapers. They do cost a pretty penny, so it's nice to get them as a gift. I give them as gifts anyway, because I'm practical like that :)Oh, unless you are cloth diapering.... then don't put diapers on your registry, put bibs and burp clothes. They come in handy!!
A video monitor is a must have if you're baby isn't sleeping in the same room as you. A large diaper bag and a smaller size one. Register for 12+ washclothes...trust me you'll use the crap out of them.Here are the items I couldn't lived without:http://rayadores.blogspot.com/2011/11/top-things-i-couldnt-live-without-for.htmlPS. Baby wipe warmer is useless.
Need: Bobby pillow, crib sheets, good breast pump (I loved my Medela)Pass: diaper warmer, diaper genie, cute hats (they are cute but don't stay on any baby's head, a winter hat is fine)
Check out Michelle's post at Virginia Beach Housewife here about this very topic: http://vabeachhousewife.blogspot.com/2012/08/registry-dos-and-donts.html
The Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper is an absolute MUST - I couldn't have lived without this item !! Also, the video monitor is a necessity too :) Have fun!
I may not be a mom yet, but I've been around many a baby. You MUST get a Boppy pillow (and at least two covers)! It's a necessity! Really!Have fun making your registry! Weeeee!
Snap n Go (as opposed to a big travel system), crib sheets, some sort of swing or seat for another room for you can put baby down once in a while, bigger kid toys (even the big car seat, always worth a shot if someone wants to buy it for you early, they are expensive!) Good luck!
I'm working on a first month musts that should be up on my blog next week, I also just did a breastfeeding musts post. But, my musts from the first month were the rock and play sleeper (sheep), travel sleep sheep, graco sound machine, wubbanub paci's, aden and anais swaddlers, boppy pillow, aveeno skin care items (not Johnson & Johnson) and a swing.
Hands down the Rock n Play sleeper. I even used it when they were sick just so they were elevated a bit. And this was after they were a year old. I kept both of mine just in case I have twins again.
My favorites items were the Boppy, The Fisher Price Rock N Play, muslin blankets(Aden & Anais or JJ Cole), Lansinoh nursing pads and the Diaper Dekor!
Dr Browns bottles, a bouncer, a swing
The Boppy is a must must must. Even my dad made my mom get one for him when my first daughter was born!!!MeganI Teach. What's Your Super Power?
Not a mom or expecting, but one of my expectant friends' baby showers was last week and she was very excited to receive a bottle warmed for the car. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and keeps bottles warm for baby on car trips. Sounds pretty awesome.-Frances @ Keynotes
Anything and everything that YOU want!I soon learnt that people will buy the big and expensive items, the small and cheap items, the fancy frilly items as well as the boring necessity items. My advice: pack it all in!x
When I had little man, I was ALL about the boppy. But then I was traveling with him alone and needed a travel one and only found the Brestfriend. Let me tell you I WISH I had that instead of the boppy. SO MUCH BETTER on your back!I also recommend the dr. browns bottles and you DEFINITELY need a Sophie for when it teething time. Hyland's teething tablets are a MUST in our household, as well as the teething gel. Anti-monkey butt has been amazing and so far we have yet to have a diaper rash (little man is 18 months!). DON'T buy too many onesies with feet because your little bean might have big feet (my little man does) so he always outgrew his clothes that had feet fast. Socks are a safer bet. Swaddle Me blankets are lifesavers for middle of the night wake-ups. Hand swaddling is hard when its 3 AM and you havent had proper sleep in months.Have fun and GOOD LUCK!
NAP NANNY. This is by far the best purchase I have made so far. My son has been sleeping through the night since he was 2 weeks because of this lovely product! :)
i did a post about must have items for up to three months ... :) you can find it here: http://livingtheadventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/must-have-items-birth-3-months.htmlhope that helps!! :)
oh and my personal opinion--- (esp if you are larger up top like me) ... the Boppy did. not. work. I have a "Breast Friend" and LOOOVE it still (I'm still nursing an almost 11 month old!) ... at least try one on and try a boppy on... the BFriend gives greeeat support and is adjustable and does not fall off if you need to get up and move... if you have ?'s feel free to ask :)
haha too funny, I just posted about registry help too, except a different kind... Wedding registry. Is a baby registry actually fun? Because with my experience registering has been pretty stressful.
Get a white noise maker and something that plays lullabies!
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