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I’ve been promising this post for a while and I finally feel like I have a decent list. When I first began creating a registry and looking at all the various baby items I would need I was so overwhelmed. I did so much research through asking other moms on Instagram and Facebook as well as searching the Top Rated Items for 2018 and 2019.
Instead of including every single thing I registered for I’ll put the most highly recommended items and the items I’m most excited to use below. I know that not all of these items are a necessity and every baby is so different but this is what we’re starting with.
This is by far the #1 Item on the list. Since its similar to a swing we opted not to register for both however a lot of moms also recommended the Mamaroo. The Mamaroo is around $200 (unless you buy used) where the Fisher Price Auto Rock and Play is currently $54 on Amazon.
I haven’t yet purchased this because I have a basinet he’ll be sleeping in but so many people have sworn by it that I feel like it may be something I need to invest in. I haven’t quite decided.
3. A Good Diaper bag
I couldn’t decide what exactly I wanted but I knew I wanted a back pack style so that I would be able to more easily carry a bag and car seat. I knew from being around my sister and niece that anything over the shoulder would be a bit more difficult. I purchased a Halova Originally but i wasn’t impressed with the size and it seemed as though everything would get lost in the bag. I know so many people swear by it though (it has 3,000 reviews on amazon) and its under $30 so this option may work for you. I ultimately decided to go with a JuJuBe BFF in the Queen of the Nile print.
I know it s a bit more expensive however, its washing machine safe and fits SO much and is so organized. I actually purchased an open box on Amazon so it was a little cheaper since it was a return. I would recommend doing the same!
I’ll link both options below as well as the other backpack i was considering.
4. Zipper Pajamas or gowns
Basically I was told that I wouldn’t want to be dealing with buttons at 3am when I was changing a baby diaper. I purchased a variety of different brands. I’ll link below all of the ones I’ve purchased/registered for and love!
We registered for the Infant Optix Monitor. This is something that I did a lot of research on. We were extremely fortunate in that my sisters purchased this as our shower gift and we set it up to play with it and really loved it. There are so many great reviews. I would highly recommend!!
This is something that I just know from experience is a must have. With my younger brother it was much easier to feed him his bottle with the boppy under my arms. My mom also used to use it for tummy time and to help prop him up when he took a nap during the day.
I plan to breastfeed so this was a must have for me. So many moms recommended this hand pump. Basically you use it on the opposite breast from which you’re feeding on and it catches any let down during feed. Its a great way to stock up a supply and its less than $15.
We went with the Nuna Pipa Carseat and the Nuna Mixx 2 Stroller. We were fortunate to receive this as a gift also but it was high on my list. The Nuna Pipa Carseat is one of the lightest on the market and safest.
This is another item that was high on our wish list. Its a nightlight and sound machine. Theres an app that allows you to control what sounds and colors play and it’s really neat.
This is another one that was high on our wish list and we purchased it with gift cards we had left over from our wedding. It’s really neat because it allows you to weigh your baby. You can actually weigh your baby before and after you feed him/her to get an idea of how much they ate.
Other Baby Items We registered for and love:
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Like I said previously, I know what works for us will be a lot of trial and error and I’ll definitely be keeping you all updated on items we love once he is here and we are using them daily. That being said, did I miss a product you feel is a must have? Let me know below!!