So you’re expecting and excited to start your registry for all the baby gadgets and goodies, right? First off, I highly recommend building your registry on BabyLi.st. Using this site you’re able to add items from any store and even add invaluable chores friends and family can commit to like walking your dog, doing laundry, etc.
Puj Tub Infant Bath – After trying out several different infant tubs this one was by far my favorite! I love the comfy and lightweight material that’s easy to dry off and store without taking up tons of space like most other tubs. I also love that you can have the water continuously run during the bath which helps keep baby warm and calm.
Bassinet or Co-Sleeper – Especially if you’re breastfeeding, life will be much easier for everyone if baby has a designated sleeping spot close to mom. Not only can mom quickly meet baby’s needs before reaching a full awake hysteria, sleeping next to mom helps to regulate baby’s heart rate and breathing.
Swaddle Blankets – If you think about what baby’s life was like in the womb, they were always the right temperature and hugged tightly by the uterus. Baby’s find open space unsettling and even if they at first fight the swaddle, most babies are comforted by a snug swaddle.
Babywearing Apparatus – Multitasking just became possible! Not only will baby be comforted by being close to your heartbeat and warmth, they are soothed by the movement of your walking. Ring Sling baby carriers (like Sakura Bloom or Wildbird) are great for around the house and running errands since they are easy to get baby in and out of and easy to breastfeed in!
Jogging Stroller – I was told my running days would be over and not to waste money on a jogging stroller… I’m glad I didn’t listen. *If* you are an avid runner prior to having a baby, chance are you will want to get back into running! I love my Bumble Ride Indie and even ran a half marathon with my son.
That Fancy Crib – Gasp! A baby actually doesn’t NEED to sleep in a cage at night! Crazy right? For the first 3 months our son slept in a bassinet next to my side of the bed and once he was big enough started co-sleeping in our bed. For nursing mamas, this may just be the way to go for you and baby.
Pack & Play – In theory, this sounded great. Place your baby in the contained area while you cook dinner or shower… Well good luck if your baby hates being in a cage. These are clunky and just take up lots of space.
One Brand of Bottles in Bulk – while you may think you found the best bottles for your baby… Some babies are picky on what they will accept. After buying fancy BreastFlow bottles, my son only took the Medela ones that came with my breast pump.
What were some of your favorite baby registry items and which could you have gone without?