Just for Fun — Baby Registry Must Haves and Regrets

posted 12 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

For me footie pajamas!! My daughter is almost 2 and it’s still almost all she wears. And her tub seat for the bath.  Not much to regret since we pretty much used every single thing people got for us. I didn’t really go nuts on the registry though either. Just what I thought we needed.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

I learned not to cheap out on things. My pump was great until I decided the flanges might be too small. I got a different pump and realized the original wasn’t as good as I thought. Similarly even something as simple as a baby gate is garbage unless you spend a little cash on it. 

Agree that footie pajamas are great, but make sure they have zippers. You’ll curse snaps late at night. Funnily enough though, I really like onesies that snap on the sides, though. And I just got a Velcro swaddle that’s awesome.

Cloth diapers as burp cloths are great, we also like muslin swaddles. Receiving blankets are useless, too small. And if the people you know are anything like the ones I know, you’ll get a thousand blankets, requested or not  I don’t think that was on our registry at all and we have at least 5 store-bought and more homemade.  

Get clothes 3 months plus. My second baby is three weeks old and I only dress her because people gave us clothes. It’s pretty unnecessary most days and lots of babies don’t fit newborn sizes anyway. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Pjs with ZIPPERS.  No one wants to button 16 buttons at 4 am.

We loved the baby Bjorne bouncy seat. Probably got the most use out of that.  Really did not like the MamaRoo. 

The best BEST thing I purchased though, was the Taking Cara Babies newborn sleep class. It was worth every cent of the $100.  We started implementing her techniques at 3 weeks and had an all night long sleeper by 10 weeks. If you love sleep, I really suggest it.

A Nespresso machine (this one is for you).

 

Again, ZIPPERS. 

Sincerely,

Mom of an 8 month old 😊

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

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sarathemermaid :  Pj’s are amazing lol. I really don’t think babies need much beyond someplace safe to sleep, food whether you formula feed or breast feed, and clothes. Oh and i guess gentle soap for baths. Dove ended up being our choice. We mostly had her in the footie pajamas I mentioned earlier and sleep sacks. I forgot about the sleep sacks. We had to try a couple of different brands to find the one she liked best but they really helped too. I mentioned my tub seat though because it helped her stay in one spot slightly better and kept her off the tub floor. 

Sorry that was all over the place but I thought of more lol.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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sarathemermaid :  babybjörn bouncer and boppy are must haves.

Regret registering for a bottle warmer as I preferred warning bottles in a bowl with hot water

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s a bit of a luxury item, but I love the woolino sleep sacks. 4 seasons, come with a dressing guide and little thermometer, and size claims for be 2-24 months. My super tall 17 month old still has acres of room so I’m guessing they’ll make it close to the 24. We got two (ourselves, not as a registry item) because they aren’t supposed to go in the drier. 

I also got a multi pack of change pad liners. Never used my change pad itself, but kept them in different rooms with diaper supplies to change baby on the floor/bed etc. I think I got the munchkin 3 pack of oval ones. Also mattress protectors. If baby pees through/spits up all over their sheets in the middle of the night it’s a pain to change everything. Throw a mattress protector over top and change it/remove it easily. 

Otherwise, no specific recommendation, but it’s nice to have somewhere to set baby down wherever you will be spending the most time. Some sort of bouncy/rocky chair or other. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

The white noise machine was a must. We put a nice one on our registry and have used it every night for over a year with no problems. I also got a zippered waterproof cover for our bed in a size too big so it would be waterproof on the sides as well as the top of the mattress. This worked brilliantly for preventing leaks during nighttime feedings. These were both not traditional registry items but my partner and I agreed they were essential to our sanity in the early weeks. 

As for regrets, I think it’s baby specific. We spent a small fortune on swaddle sacks and blankets only to have a baby who hated to be swaddled. The nurses in the hospital couldn’t even keep him in a double swaddle at 2 days old! I think I gave them all away within 2 weeks. I should have bought 1 or 2 and waited to see if they would work out and then get more if needed. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Must haves: Keekaroo Peanut, Lillebaby carrier, Hatch, Love to Dream swaddles, Woolinos

Waste: Baby Bjorn bouncer, Halo sleepsacks, too many newborn sized clothes, the zippered footed sleepers that everyone else loves 🤣 (they were too humbug for us!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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sarathemermaid :  I loved my boppy and I loved my 4moms momaroo it really soothed my little one when he was fussy. I too loved the zippered footed pjs! I love my liklebaby carrier. It came in clutch when I traveled solo with my little one. 

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