Monday, August 22, 2011

Registry Items I Couldn't Have Done Without

I have a ton of friends who are pregnant for the first time so I thought I would share a few of the items that I couldn't live without!  All of the following images are from!  Again these are my favorites and mine alone :)

1. The Miracle swaddle ever, some call it the baby straight jacket!

Best swaddling wrap....or baby straight jacket

2.  A medela breastpump is the way to go....nuff said
A God send
3.  Get 2 mirrors, 1 for both cars
Get 2 of these 1 for Mommy and Daddy
4. I love my video monitor, it was honestly the best money I spent on anything for H!
Best money I spent on anything baby

5. The Boppy will be your bestfriend
Couldn't have lived without this

6. Dr. Brown's Bottles were my favorite
best bottles

7.  The milk storage containers from Medela are awesome
love love medela
8. Graco Car Seat, I like this one because if your traveling somewhere you don't have to lug the base around, it can be used with just the seat belt if need be
Graco Car Seat

9.  Again 2 is always better so get a 2nd base for your husband or whomever will be traveling with baby
A 2nd base for your spouse's car is essential
10. Baby Jogger City Mini. I do not own this stroller but if I had to do it all over again I would totally buy it. It  is almost lighter than my umbrella stroller, can be folded with one hand, and you can add a car seat attachment.  This is 10x better than a travel system and umbrella stroller put together.  It is not a jogging stroller though!
Extremely Lightweight, folds with 1 pull, get car seat bar and your set

11.  So if you are an avid jogger the BOB is the stroller for you!
BOB Jogging Stroller...a must if your an avid jogger

12.  Front infant carrier, whether you get the Bjorn or the Jeep one they are amazing!  I also like the new slings that are out.  I tried the moby wrap and it was uncomfortable and hard to put on by myself.
A LifeSaver

13. Graco Playard/Pack-N-Play:  When we moved to FL H was 3 months old, he slept in the bassinet part for almost 3 months!  I loved that the changing table was high up, some are low and annoying.  This is also great to use if you have a 2 story home, keep it downstairs.
H slept in this for 3 months....a must
14. Baby Einstein Play Gym
H spent a ton of time playing on this mat...lots of smiles and giggles
15.  Fisher Price Whale Tub
This 1 worked so much better than the 1 with the mesh
16.  Fisher Price Papasan Chair.....a lifesaver
Babies love the bouncer!
17.  Last but not least you must register for an will have fun and mommy can take a shower while baby plays (please of course make sure you can see baby!).

So those are most of the things that I definitely could not have lived without when H was a baby.  There is so much out there these days that it can be overwhelming so I hope this helps any moms to be!

1 comment:

  1. Good tips!! I have quite a few of those on my registry already! How long did you breastfeed as opposed to pumping? I'm trying to decide if I want to get a double electric Breastpump as oppose to a single. I won't be working so I'll have "time" for a single, plus I want to try to breastfeed from the breast as often as possible, but at the same time I want Tom to be able to feed Thomas atleast once a day (depending on Tom's work schedule). Ahhh decisions!


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