(Closed) Must have baby registry items/ recommendations for strollers etc.

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My must-have items were the following:

  • puj tub
  • nosefrida
  • aden + anais swaddle blankets
  • MAM pacifiers (if you are going to use them at all)
  • Sleep Sheep or other white noise machine
  • Gerber cloth diapers to use as burp cloths
  • jersey knit sheets (feels less cold than percale cotton but isn’t as heavy as fleece nor do they pill up like fleece can)
  • miracle blanket (my husband can’t swaddle to save his life but this he can do)
  • footed sleepers (but only ones that have snaps down both legs, not just one leg.  seriously, who only puts snaps down one leg?  have they never had to change a diaper in the middle of the night with a screaming baby?!?!)
  • cradle swing (obviously this depends on your baby)

As far as strollers, I really like our Chicco Liteway stroller for a great portable version.

Post # 4
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I recommend buying a Snap and Go stroller for the early days- even if your stroller has an attachment to make it compatible with your carseat, I bet you can find a used Snap and Go for the same amount of money, and it takes up less room.

Our regular stroller is a Baby Jogger City Mini, which I like a lot- it folds up really small and with one hand. It doesn’t have adjustable handles though, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you or your husband are particularly tall (DH is 5’10” and it’s fine for him).

We use Nuk pacifiers, since our nurse practitioner/lactation consultant told us to use the Nuk nipples for bottle feeding. And we really like the Summer Infant swaddles with the velcro- the Aden and Anais ones worked ok when he was a newborn, but now they can’t keep him contained the way that the ones with velcro do. We also have a Miracle Blanket but I find it to be kind of a pain.

You’ll likely want some kind of baby wearing device (sling, Moby, Ergo, etc.) – I’d really recommend going to a store where you can try out a few, although to be honest I couldn’t get a real feel for any of them till I had a baby to put in them.

DS loved both his vibrating chair rocker thing and his swing, so those worked for us.

One of our must haves has turned out to be a couple of vibrating massage pads. DS slept so well in his vibrating chair that we stuck a vibrating massage pad under the mattress of first his co-sleeper and now his crib, and it totally helps.

Post # 5
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My daughter is 5 months old, so my suggestions are fairly recent. My must have items were:

Gum drop pacifiers – better shaped than the soothie pacifiers she got at the hospital

Cradle swing – I bought a regular swing and I couldn’t lay my baby in it because she was too little 🙁

baby monitor – I have a cheap set, but it works wonders and has a long range. 

A & D baby ointment – I didn’t know baby’s can be highly allergic to zinc, which is in Desitin or some other brands of diaper rash medicine, until you apply and they break out!. Horrible. This doesn’t contain that.

Born Free Bottles – their a little complicated to put together and take apart at first, but they literally prevent my baby from getting gassy. No issues with colic either 🙂

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 8
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Stroller-wise, I LOVED my Inglesina Zippy.  Loved!  Lightweight, one hand open/close, can be used with the Compass brand infant car seats for bassinet function, and it fits kids up to 40-45 lbs.  Expensive, yes.  But completely awesome!

Post # 9
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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@Pelikila: I really want the Puj tub too, because I dread the thought of storing a big baby tub. But it says it only is for up to 6 months. What do you do after 6 mos? I recently read either on YHL or Sherry & John’s Babycenter blog about a foam mat for the tub from Target that I was thinking about.

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@mschampagne: I have bookmarked Tiramisu’s registry recommendations too http://www.beeinthepod.com/2011/02/tiramisu-baby-registry-recommendations.html

Post # 11
2820 posts
Sugar bee

We have a Bob stroller and use it with the infant car seat adaptor and we like it and she likes it.  It is big though so it’s not a great travel stroller but it’s a great outdoorsy stroller.  

Post # 13
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did a lot of research and right now i registered for a Britax stroller and baby seat. The stoller we registered for is called B-ready and from looking at it in the store it was very easy to use and pretty light weight.

I can’t decide on baby bottles and hear good things about the Playtex Dropins and Tommy Tippee.

We already got a swing and some onsies, but i registered for a lot of that stuff too.

Monitor is a must, and a sound machine – we got those Cloud B toys.

Post # 14
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My suggestions are very much in line with  

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@Pelikila:s.  My baby will be 2 weeks old tomorrow, and here is what we love so far…

  • Puj Tub for sure.  We got a whale tub for after 6 months
  • I ordered the same snot suckers that the hospitals use, but we took like 3 from the hospital
  • aden + anais swaddle blankets -These things have been worth their weight in gold.  
  • If you are going to use pacifiers – the Gumdrop brand.  Our Bug isnt a huge fan but she’ll ONLY take this brand on the rare occasion she does take it
  • Sleep Sheep or other white noise machine – again YES.  We have the sheep, giraffe, and monkey and use them constantly.  We also use a regular fan in the nursery that doesnt point at the baby  
  • for burp cloths-youll need a lot. We leave them everywhere.  We’ve been using extra receiving blankets (some Tiddliwinks brand ones we found at Target) since she doesnt spit up much at all.  If she dribbles her bottle or breastmilk, we use one of the blankets shes wrapped in.  Youll do enough laundry where it doesnt matter lol. 
  • The Woombie swaddling sack.  She loves them.  And looks like a cute lil Caterpillar =o) 
  • footed sleepers – YES.  And make sure the whole thing snaps, pulling stuff over baby’s head the first few weeks is a little scary.  Snaps are SO much easier
  • We use Tommee Tippee Bottles.  She isnt picky with bottles, but prefers these ones.  Im breast and formula feeding (lack of supply) and these are very similar to a breast…except my nipples are NOT that big =o)
  • If you do plan to BF or pump, I have the Medela InStyle pump that comes in a bag.  I love it so far.
  • We have the Summer Infant Video Monitor and LOVE. IT.  We also use the AngelCare Deluxe Motion sensor monitor.  Its not necessary to have both, but it puts my mind at ease and I can sleep and only poke at her every hour or so (instead of every 20 minutes like I did the first week =o) )

Post # 15
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

oh, and for a stroller, we have the UppaBaby Vista, which might not be that portable depending on your criteria.  It can be used for more all-terrain, but not like the Bob.  But you can buy the car seat attachment to snap into it so it makes more portable.

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