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As my due date is quickly approaching (3 weeks from Saturday), I’ve had a lot of mamas-to-be asking me what I put on my baby registry. Before creating my registry, I did tons and tons of research to find the products that are the best fit for our family. Jake and I plan to hopefully have another baby fairly close in age to Scarlett, so product quality was my number one concern (besides safety of course). I also wanted to be practical and only get what we need, since we have a small nursery space. I was very blessed to be able to have two baby showers (Texas shower post here and Oklahoma shower post here) before everything got crazy. We feel very lucky to have been celebrated and showered by so many loved ones. My heart goes out to all of the mamas-to-be who had to cancel showers and other celebrations.
My Baby Registry Must-Haves:
Lollipop HD WiFi Video Baby Monitor: After having this product recommended by several mamas, I knew it was the one we wanted. I wanted something that runs on WiFi that I could check on my phone instead of carrying a separate monitor around. This product not only features a sleek and flexible design with beautiful packaging, it also has many great features like two-way talk, advanced night vision, smart cry detection and more. I love that it comes in a gorgeous pink color and you can get a case to put over for a second child if needed. Scarlett will be sleeping in her bassinet first, so I love that this product is very easy to move around if we put her down for a nap in the crib then move her to the bassinet for bed. It can be wrapped around the crib, mounted, or you can stand it up. Jake and I will be installing the monitor this weekend and I will share the easy installation process on my stories then a follow up after Scarlett comes with our honest review. Make sure to check this out.
Barrington St. Anne Diaper Bag: I have two regular Barrington St. Anne totes (see post here) and knew when I got pregnant I would choose a diaper bag by them. I wanted a diaper bag that looked like a regular purse and not a diaper bag. This one is perfect for me! Barrington has so many gorgeous patterns and personalization options. I went with the navy gingham and love it. I love that the interior of the diaper bag is made with a special material that wipes clean if you spill and it also has tons of interior pockets to keep bottles, diapers and more organized. It also zips, which will be great for a diaper bag, and it came with a clip to attach it to the stroller. I will share a review on this bag after I get to use it. Right now they’re having a 20% off sale (use code thanksmom) and this would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mama or mama-to-be.
UPPABaby Vista Stroller: The UPPABaby Vista is one of the “it” strollers right now. It features a gorgeous design, folds up easily and pushes so smoothly. I tested it out many times in store and fell in love with it. UPPA just came out with a new model in 2020 called the V2, which thankfully led to them putting the 2019 version on a big sale, so we got that model. This stroller has a bassinet for infant and regular child seat. Since we plan to have two kids close in age, I knew I needed a stroller that would convert into a double. After researching all of the double stroller options, this was my personal favorite. This one folds up easily and luckily fits in the truck of my small car.
Nuna Pipa Car Seat/Base: I did a lot of car seat research and there are so many safe options out there. Ultimately I went with the Nuna Pipa since it’s one of the most lightweight and safest. There are several options in the Pipa collection; I went with the Nuna Pipa, since you’re able to use it without a base. I thought that was the best of both worlds if we quickly needed to move the car seat to Jake’s car or an Uber. This carseat also features a dream drape, which is a built in carseat cover. With an easy adapter, it will work with our UPPA stroller too.
Happiest Baby Sleep Sacks: I’ve heard the Snoo Bassinet is amazing, but we decided to not get one due to the hefty price tag. If we feel like we need one, we will rent or buy one once she gets here. Their sleep sacks come highly recommended and I cannot wait to try them.
Ollie Swaddle: This is another product that every mama who has one has raved about to me. The Ollie Swaddle works for newborns and all size babies. I love that you don’t have to purchase a new one per size like most sleep sacks.
Halo Bassinet Swivel Sleeper: When it came to the bassinet, safety was the most important to us. I loved some of the gorgeous frilly bassinets, but bare is best when it comes to sleep safety. If I happen to need a C-section, this a a great option, since it will swivel right to the bed and has a lever to lift up. It also has a built in sound machine.
Spectra S1 Breast Pump: I am about to order my breast pump and my insurance covers this one. I decided to get this one since it’s portable and I thought it would be easier to not be confined to an electrical outlet.
Haakaa Breast Pump Starter Kit: I hear this hand held breast pump is amazing for the other side when you’re feeding.
Keekaroo Peanut Changer: This changing pad came highly recommended and I love that the material will wipe clean. Although the cloth changing pads with covers are cute, I couldn’t bring myself to get one thinking of all of the messes.
Jovy Walker: Although we won’t need this for a while, I’ve heard this walker is great.
Angel Care Tub: This seems to be a registry favorite.
Moses Basket: Moses baskets are huge right now and I couldn’t resist getting one for photos and to store her toys/dolls. Scarlett will not sleep in this unattended, as I am not sure how safe it is for sleeping.
Diaper Genie: I’ve heard these don’t completely conceal the smells, but my sister-in-law had a brand new one she didn’t need. This will be changed frequently.
Tula Explore Carrier: Like I said in my intro, we have a small nursery and I wanted to be practical. When choosing a baby carrier I picked one that will work for infant to toddler without an infant insert. The Tulas came highly recommended and this one works for multiple carrying positions.
Hatch Baby Sound Machine: This sound soother came highly recommended and also features a night light. We also got a portable sound soother to attach to the stroller and bring to the hospital.
Zooby Car Monitor: My sister-in-law highly recommends this Zooby car monitor, since you don’t have to look back to check on baby when you’re driving.
Boppy Breast Feeding Pillow and Lounger: I’ve gifted these to many mamas-to-be and cannot wait to try them myself. I hear the infant lounger is loved by little ones when doing tummy time and the breast feeding pillow is also a great lounger when they get older.
Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair: I’ve heard great things about this highchair and cannot wait to use it when Scarlett is a little bigger.
4 Moms Mamaroo Infant Seat: This came highly recommended by so many mamas and I plan to get one. It features so many options, like bouncing and rocking. This is perfect when they’re fussy and need a little soothing.
Play Yard: A pack and play seems to be a must-have with a baby. I got this one and cannot wait to try it. I think it will be going in our living room.
Crib Sheets: I absolutely love her crib sheets. Bare is best with baby bedding, so we skipped bumpers and will not be putting pillows or stuffed animals in her crib or bassinet when she’s sleeping.
Sophie The Giraffe: This is a teething toy that everyone seems to love.
Bassinet Sheets: These have the cutest pattern and I cannot wait to try them
Inglesina Fast Table Chair: This is a very portable high chair that you can take to restaurants. Jake and I are foodies, so we knew we had to have one.
Copper Pearl blankets, bibs, burp cloths, car seat covers, swaddles, and bath towels: I love this brand. All of their products are soft and have gorgeous patterns. I got a lot from this brand at my Oklahoma shower.
Crib: I fell in love with this crib and love that it can be used as a headboard later.
Changing Table/Dresser: This changing table/dresser duo matches her crib and when she gets bigger we can take the top part off.
Recliner: I got this for Christmas from my in-laws and it’s so comfortable. I hear you spend a lot of time in your chair, so we got a recliner that also glides.
Mamas, did I miss any registry must-haves? I also put nursing bras, nursing gowns and postpartum care items on my registry to purchase after my registry completion discounts came through for my hospital bag. I am putting together my hospital bag this weekend and will share that soon too. I will make sure to share an update on which products we cannot live without after Scarlett is here.