- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I have an 8 week old and tried to do a minimal registry.
-diaper changing mat, super cheap ones on Amazon and you can use on the floor, in the car, throw in a purse, etc.
-crib/cosleeper of some sort. I have an Arms Reach Cosleeper that fits right next to our mattress which is awesome. However I sometimes wish we got a pack n play bc it’s multi use.
-Triple Paste Diaper Cream (seriously the best out there)
-zippered sleepers with hand mitts already included (Cloud Island from Target has some of the best)
-stroller/car seat combo and I got one that converts to a double stroller when we have another baby so I never have to buy another stroller 🙂
-thermometer, Frida nose sucker, saline spray, etc
-baby safe lotion and bath wash
-Halo Sleep Sack Swaddles , my baby is super strong and even got out of his swaddles in the hospital. He absolutely sleeps better with a Velcro swaddle and it’s way harder for him to escape AND he sleeps better with a swaddle
****It’s great to have baby swaddle blankets, wash cloths, towels and burp cloths but technically you just need some blankets, any towels will do for a baby and any dishrag sort of towels will do for burp cloths. Obviously most people buy baby specific of the above but it’s not necessary.
Nice to Have
-Boppy lounger, safe place to set baby when you pee or want to have hands free. It’s not safe for sleep so we only let our guy snooze on it if we are watching.
-Swing/Bouncer, babies love motion and swings are great for a little “me” time. Again, not safe for unsupervised sleep though.
-Swaddles. I know you can use any blanket but I love using my Aden + Anais swaddles for blankets while nursing/napping in my arms, nursing cover, car seat cover, etc.
-Diaper pail. I have the Creative Baby one from Amazon and it’s amazing. Can’t smell anything and it takes regular bags. Don’t buy one that you can’t use normal bags bc they jack up the price.
-White noise machine. I would almost put this as a must have but technically you could always use your phone. We have a Hatch for the nursery and then a portable white noise machine that we use in his bassinet and anytime we go out and he’s in the car. I would recommend that everyone gets a portable one and make sure it’s rechargeable and not battery operated.
-We use a folded up towel for his baths in the sink but some people would argue a baby bath tub is pretty vital.
-Breast pump (should be free w/insurance)
-Haakaa pump. I hate this bc it doesn’t work for me but it works for most women.
-towel wrap. I don’t wear a bra anymore and just wear a towel wrap all day. I just whip my boob out. Easy peasy.