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December 14, 2018

The Ultimate Baby Registry List

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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.

Gear

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.

Sleep

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

Feeding 

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.

Diapering

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!

Must Haves

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.

Bathing

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.

Soothing

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.

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28 Comments

  • Sarah

    One of my favorite things, picking out all the baby items, it’s so fun and exciting. What a helpful list, BuyBuy Baby truly has it all!

    December 17, 2018 at 9:30 am Reply
  • LIVE

    This post contains everything, so helpful. Can make a list of things needed using this post ! THANKS !

    December 17, 2018 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Brandi Wiatrak

    This is such an awesome list! It is so overwhelming trying to figure out everything and what you should add. I am not a big shopper and I found the process such a pain, this list totally eliminates the stress and overwhelm!

    December 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Neely

    We loved registering at buy buy baby! The best selection of stuff

    December 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • Nicole Gilbert

    The Halo bassinest is amazing. We didn’t have it for our first and once I got it, I couldn’t imagined how I survived midnight feedings without it.

    December 17, 2018 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    There are a few things on here that we didn’t use, but most of this is spot on! Luckily, we saved everything after my oldest outgrew it to use for my second. We did a similar registry before our first son was born and had most of these on our list!

    December 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Glenda

    That is a great gift registry list for new moms. You look so stylish. Love your pump!

    December 17, 2018 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    We registered with Bed Bath and Beyond for our wedding. The customer service was awesome. I’m sure it’s the same for baby. It’s so helpful being able to touch and feel products before buying.

    December 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm Reply
  • brittnienicole

    Saving this post for when it’s my time to register. There are just so many things and I can imagine it being overwhelming without helpful guides like this one!

    December 17, 2018 at 8:28 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    Though I no longer need a baby registry, I’m hoping for grandchildren soon and BuyBuyBaby seems like a total game changer! Will definitely bookmark this post!

    December 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Ally Jones

    What a great list. Shopping for baby stuff is the best. I loved picking out everything for my kids.

    December 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Jessie

    When I was pregnant, I had all of this on my list!! My favorite was the rock n play!! I have recommended that rock n play to every new mama that I know. Oh my goodness was it a life saver for me!!

    December 18, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      rock and play is definitely a must

      December 19, 2018 at 11:32 am Reply
  • Kate Loves Travel

    Wow, this is a really comprehensive list… wish I’d have had something like this when we had our daughter – it would have been really handy!

    December 18, 2018 at 1:16 am Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      glad you like it!

      December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Mica

    Lots of great things – I love the do not touch cushion, wish I’d had that when my boys were little!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the summer heat and humidity here in Brisbane, haha! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    December 18, 2018 at 4:31 am Reply
  • Nikki Hall

    I totally needed this! I have a baby shower coming up and my sister in law is about to have her baby next month!!

    December 18, 2018 at 6:15 am Reply
  • Angela Tolsma

    I am totally a visual person too and prefer to see things in real like than just online. I am also the weird person who gets something for the mom vs the baby!

    December 18, 2018 at 8:07 am Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      Such a great idea!!!

      December 19, 2018 at 11:30 am Reply
  • Tiff

    This is a great list! My babies also couldn’t love without their swings – we used the Fisher Price ones, and they were essential!

    December 18, 2018 at 8:52 am Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      Thats a great recommendation! I’ve heard from so many people about swings! my daughter hated it!!

      December 19, 2018 at 11:30 am Reply
  • Coppelia

    Awww! I LOVE all the baby things! And that scanner reminded me of registering for both of my babies! So fun!!!

    December 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      hahaha so cool right!!

      December 19, 2018 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Christa

    I felt so unprepared when I had my baby and went through so much trial and error with different products. This list is such an amazing resource! It has some of my faves.

    December 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm Reply
    • claudiaestrada22

      all of us really! lol Thanks for that

      December 19, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com

    Wow, what a comprehensive list of baby items! This will be great to refer too for the next baby shower I attend!!

    December 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm Reply
  • Flossie McCowald

    Aww, lucky you that you had a standalone Buy Buy Baby to go and register at! If I were pregnant today, that is def where I would go, too! 🙂

    December 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    Oooo you definitely covered everything!!!! I’m all about getting parents diapers! One can never have enough

    December 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm Reply
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