Must Haves For Baby Registry

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Well it’s kind of hard to figure out what you have and already don’t have yet. I really like the sleeper, munckin wipe warmer, bib, burp cloths, teething toys, and a boppy pillow. My son who is 4 months really likes his jumperoo but it really is up to you.

Post # 3
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Newbee

Congrats! With 4 of my own I can tell you that the following items were my faves:

Wipe warmer, bottle brush, nipple butter, disposable breast pads (lanolin), breast bump (manual or not), one of those fun playmats with the toys hangimg over top, baby monitor (always useful), a co-sleeper, a couple different pacifiers (if you plan on using one) two of my babies could live w/o them & two hated them. 😉 Your going home outfit or two for baby & a nice fuzzy warm blanky!

Have fun!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

a bouncer and a Miracle Blanket!!  I had swaddlemes but she able to roll around from side to side in them and so she couldn’t fall asleep as easily.  I I love the miracle blanket so much that I really miss it now 🙁

I didn’t use burp cloths too much, but I use them ALL THE TIME after about 3mo or so when the drool comes.  But my favorite are the gerber cloth diapers http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Birdseye-Count-Flatfold-Diapers/dp/B007VBYVVA  they are way more absorbent than the typical burp cloths.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My LO just turned 3 months today, time flies! There are quite a few things that have been super handy, and I will definetly get as gifts for family and friends. 

Teething Bibs – Regular cloth bibs get soaked right away, teething bibs have a middle plastic layer so drool and milk don’t soak through and get babies clothes wet, genius! The Carter’s brand at Target at the best ones I have found. Super cute designs too. 

Baby Wash Cloths – If you think you have enough of these, get more! I honestly didn’t think I would need these for anything other than bath time, but I go through a few a day. 

Microwave Sterilizer – Makes life so much easier! Sterilize bottles and nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers, toys etc. I have the Avent one, it’s large and holds other brand bottles too, I use the Tommee Tippee and it works perfect!

Cloud B Tranquil Turtle – This was a must have for my baby! It’s a night light and sound machine. The night light cascades ocean waves on the walls and ceiling, and makes the sound of the ocean tide coming and going. Our baby doesn’t like pure darkness when trying to fall asleep, and white noise is essential for newborns, so this was great in that we got both in one product. Baby still uses this every night. Were still sharing a room with her, and this puts me to sleep in no time too 😉

Swing or Bouncer – We got both off our registry, and our LO really only likes the swing. She will play and nap in it, but the bouncer she can only tolerate for 5-10 minutes. Every baby is different, some babies love to bounce, others swing. Register for both.

Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair – I always thought a full sized highchair was a waste of space and money. The space saver attaches to your dining room chair, has multiple height and reclining positions and converts into a toddler booster seat when the time comes. 

Nursing Pillow – Even if you don’t nurse or aren’t able to, a nursing pillow is a must! It offers a safe and comfy seat for baby, great way to introduce tummy time and elevates baby slightly which is great after a feeding to avoid exessive gas and spit up. I use the Comfort & Harmony Mombo, comes with two sides firm and soft, firm for nursing, soft for baby chilling also features vibration which my baby loved.

Also if you plan on room sharing, I suggest a full size bassinet. Were room sharing for the full 6 months that are recomended, and a full size bassinet is just more comfy and secure for baby, and for you since you’ll be the one to bend over and pick her up, a full size will be better for your back. 

Sorry for the long post! I love all things baby 🙂 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

PakiBee03:  FTM My DD is 8 months today! I have loved my wipe warmer/changing table. “booty goo” (only found on amazon or Walgreens) get some. It will save your life. It is the best thing EVER for diaper rashes if you listen to nothing else. Listen to that lol. 

I love/d our snug a puppy swing. Swings saved me and helped me take naps and has helped get through some nights being back at work. Fleece anything. My daughter loooooves fleece everything. Medela anything. I love Medela especially the nipple cream! You can use it for so many other things (like if baby sticks their tongue out and gets a red “rash” under their mouth clears righr up. My daughter likes the “hospital” binkies. Baby Einstein “sea soother” AMAZING (thank me later). 

 

Good luck and congrats!! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I would wait on all of the big stuff until your child is older. We got so much stuff for our daughter that she couldn’t use until she was right around 6 months, so it just sat collecting dust. The most important, (duh) diapers, makes sure you get a couple of different brands but once you find the one you like stick to only that brand (don’t ask for this at a baby shower, at least I personally dont’ think it’s a good idea because you end up with either several different types of diapers or your child wont’ like any of them and you have to find another brand.

our daughter is 8 months as well, and we found a swing when she was about 5-11 weeks was the best for nap time.  She started getting too heavy as she got older for the swing so her little booty would be scraping up against the floor (because she was sitting in it, weighing it down to the floor).

Swing

Video monitor – not sure if you’re going to have your baby sleep in the same room as you, we did until she was 6 months and my husband insisted she needed her own room and we needed our room back.  Our daughter is a talker, and makes lots of noises at night, including snoring, so having a video monitor instead of just an audio monitor has been a life saver.  If she makes a noise, we can just turn the monitor on and see if she’s awake or just making noises in her sleep.

Pack-n-play – whether you’re using it for the child to sleep in or just as a play pen, I loved this pack n play (http://www.gracobaby.com/products/pages/pack-n-play-element-playard-with-stages-oasis.aspx) It does state that it’s been discontinued so you may not be able to get it, but the reason why I loved it was because she could sleep in the bassinet part (we didn’t actually have her in this, but if we wanted to) and then move to the first level, and then the second level and then eventually to the floor (until she moved into her crib).  We only had the pack n play in the room, we moved the crib in her room.

I know lots of people will say swaddles, our daughter didn’t like it, so just be wary before buying a ton of swaddle blankets.  I would say for now, really worry about what she’ll wear, eat (breast milk or formula), where she’ll sleep, what diapers you want, and what you need for breastfeeding.  I know I keep saying she, but I didn’t want to keep saying your child.

I’m mainly thinking of the first three months of what you’ll need since as you go on, it will get easier to know what works for you.  At least in my case, we ended up not using half the stuff we were given and I wish we could give it back since we didn’t really need all of that. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My favorites that we used daily were the Angelcare bath support, K-Tan baby carrier, pajama dresses? not sure of the exact name.

Things off the path that came in handy were: Nose Frida, thermometer, knee saver for bath time

Congrats on your soon to be here LO!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my little one is only 3 weeks so I can’t speak for older munchkins but at the moment we use swaddeling blankets, our swing, and the boba wrap on a constant blanket she pretty much cycles between those three things and loves them. The Boba wrap is absolutely essential for keeping her close and warm and held snuggly while still having your hands free to fold laundry, put away dishes etc. some of my friends have Moby which is a similar concept but a different brand, I can’t tell you the difference between them but we LOVE the boba. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Swaddles that are self-closing with velcro! Wrapping up blankets on a squirmy small baby is way too hard

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