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Where and what do you register for?
We all get this question about 2000 times at the end of our pregnancies. Everyone always asks and whether your a first-time mom or an experienced mama we google it all. Google always has the answers right? All thousand of them, many extra and many with little to nothing.
I won’t go into everything that should register for because items like cribs, dressers and changing tables are pretty much self-explanatory but I will share a few items that I believe every mom should have and where exactly to find them.
Nowadays all the stores are doing baby registries, but my only tip for all of us moms is to find a store that suits you. In my case, this meant a store that helped me through the process of becoming a mom of two and basically made my life easier.
I went to BuyBuyBaby and I was very pleased with my experience and the fact that all of my questions and concerned were answered right there and then. On top of that, I was able to edit my registry online and have my husband add a few items he thought were good as well.
I know it may seem like a lot, but my hope with this registry is to make your life as a mom easier.
A travel system: I mentioned this in a previous post but our love for Chicco runs deep. They have affordable pricing, great rated products and they keep our kids very very safe! I trust this brand full heartedly.
Cover: No matter where you live you’ll need a cover. You can get one as big as this one or the one listed if you live somewhere hotter.
Diaper Bag: Diaper Bags are a must. We all love them and have our favorite but for my registry, I usually tend to pick one for daddy. Daddy is always carrying my bag or the car seat (sometimes both) so I love to get something he can feel comfortable carrying around.
Baby Carrier: I wore Bella so much and I can guarantee the same will happen with baby sissy. It’s the best way to get things done around the house. Believe me.
Halo: This is a first-time item for us, we never had it and I remember hurting so bad everytime I had to put Bella down after a feeding. This eliminates the standing up part and bending down. Perfect for C-section mamas.
Rock-and-play: After having a home daycare for years, this is the one product I can’t live without.
Mattress: The list of a mattress is pretty extensive everywhere you go. The reason we picked this one for baby sissy is that its a breathable mattress. A must in my books.
Mattress Pad Cover: You cannot forget this. accidents will happen and its very important to have your mattress dry!
Sound machine: Bella still sleeps with her white noise sounds machine, we secretly love it too.
Swaddle Blankets/ Swaddlers: I love a thin blanket, think again about something breathable
Bottles: In this section, you’ll see two different types of bottles. Find one that assimilates your breast, and do not open them all and wash them! Some babies are very picky and you’ll end up with tons of bottles you may never use. We will be trying Como Tomo for the first time. We used the Playtex drop-ins with Bella so we will see with sissy.
Bottle Warmer: This one is a thermos on the go and it’s amazing!
Burp Cloths: It may be an easily forgotten item but you’ll need close to 6 of these.
Pump: Madela Style Pump. We have this pump and love it!
Storage Bags: A must if you are storing milk when you go back to work.
Cleaning Bags: I don’t remember just how many times we used our cleaning bags. So easy and everything can be cleaned at once. These are also good to sanitize pacis and bottle nipples.
Haakaa Suction cup: First time on this one too. This catches your milk from the other breast while you breastfeed in the other.
I mentioned this on IG stories before but Pampers is our go-to brand for diapers and wipes!
Changing pad liners: Again accidents happen and a small newborn has so many.
Oxi Clean: Enough Said!
Do not touch cushion: People love new babies but babies don’t love their germs. I love this and used it so much with Bella.
Carter’s Long-Sleeved onesies: My absolute favorites. Good for anything and everything
Halo Liner: I honestly believe you should have a waterproof liner for everything.
Nose Frida: I cannot express how much you’ll use this. Forget about all the electric ones. This is probably one of the best-made products out there.
Mittens: Any would be great, but those forget these. Most babies are born with long sharp nails. Your chest and their face will thank me.
Thermometer: We had another one when Bella was born and ended up falling in love with how easy and fast this one is, and the refills.
Levana: Just like the breathable mattress, this is for peace of mind. We had this one with Bella and it saved me a lot of sleep. It also scared us a few times but I preferred to get a false alarm than nothing.
Cameras: We will be upgrading our system but are not exactly sure which one to pick. Great thing that Buy Buy Baby has the biggest selection I’ve seen.
Dock-a-tot: Ask for this item. You need to believe me. It’s worth it 1000%. We didnt have this when Bella was born but got it when she was a bit older and it helped a lot. I will be sharing another post about this. It’s that good! I’ve recommended to many that skipped it and then later bought it themselves.
Dreft Pen: I bought this for the first time a while ago and it’s a lifesaver.
Wash Cloths: Find your favorite. Something soft and durable. The ladies at Buy Buy Baby recommend these so much.
Tub Support: The girls will most likely be taking a bath together once I’m able to bend down a bit more so this will be perfect.
Blooming Flower: This may not be for everyone, my husband hates it, but I loved it. As a C-section mama, it was heaven sent!
Robe/ Towels: I’m a fan of robes honestly! I love them. Check some of their towels here.
This section is pretty small, because I think you, as the mama, will be your baby’s biggest soother, but a paci always helps.
Just like bottles, don’t open them all. Open one of each and try them little by little.
About the Store
This is a very long post as is but I wanted to take the time to actually write about the store. As I’ve mentioned above, many people skip the stores now and just do any big brand store or online. I understand, but I will tell you that my experience with Buy Buy Baby was amazing. I honestly never thought I would love it as much! The attention, the help and more than anything the number of choices you have is over the top.
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I’m a very visual person and being able to see it online and drive to the store and see it, was just a plus, and last but not least if you are anything like me, more often than not I’m running to the store the morning of a shower and they have everything in stock, with easy returns and free shipping.
Hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to email me if you have any questions.