When I started building my registry, I had literally no idea where to start. I googled a couple of lists but felt completely overwhelmed. Was a diaper genie really necessary (yes) and what the heck is a Rock ‘n Play anyway? I switched to a new strategy which was to email 10 of my favorite new moms and ask them what I should put on the registry. Luckily, my friends are amazing and three of them sent me full on word documents with links and all!
After I compiled my list based on their recommendations, I had one of friends go through it and clean it up by adding more items and taking out the ones that I probably didn’t need.
Gifted from friends
A few of my friends gave me a bunch of stuff that they didn’t need anymore for their babies. It was so generous of them, and I was able to take the following items off of my registry because of their thoughtful gestures.
Baby Bjorn bouncer
Naturepedic organic mattress
Naturepedic organic changing pad
Diaper genie (apparently you do need one so your entire house doesn’t smell like poop)
Nuna LEAF Curv Swing
DockATot Sleeper Station
Gifted for nursery
In addition to the items listed below, we were gifted some amazing pieces from Serena & Lily for the nursery including a glider, rug, and dresser that will double as a changing table. I’ll share more about those details in my nursery reveal, coming soon.
On my registry
In addition to the extensive list below, I bought a lot of the smaller things myself like diaper cream, extra onesies, socks/gloves, leggings, bibs, hats, baby soap and moisturizer, etc, so that we’d be guaranteed to have them on hand when she arrives.
There are also a bunch of cute, more unnecessary things like stuffed animals, cute outfits, and toys on there that I’m not including in the list below.
My Little Nest organic waterproof crib mattress pad (2 pack)
Aden + Anais crib sheet
Burt’s Bees organic cotton crib sheet
Pottery Barn organic changing pad cover
Burt’s Bees organic changing pad covers
Fisher Price Jonathan Adler sensory gym
Diaper Genie refill bags
Lots of diapers… We originally were going to go with organic ones but after discussing with many moms, learned that Pampers Swaddlers prevented the most poopsplosions.
Changing tray to create a changing table out of a dresser
Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play
Spectra hospital grade breast bump
Medela breastmilk storage solution (I bought converters so that the Spectra pump can use these bottles)
OXO Tot bottle brush
Boon countertop drying rack
Boon orb bottle warmer
Uppababy VISTA stroller
Uppababy MESA infant car seat
Dreambaby backseat mirror
Brica sun shades for the car
JJ Cole Urban Bundleme for the stroller when it gets cold
Uppababy MESA car seat base (for second car)
The Mommy Hook
Uppababy Carryall Parent Organizer
Babybjorn travel crib
Vineyard Vines diaper bag (We ended up getting this one gifted from our friends at Vineyard Vines and we love it!)
Totesavvy diaper bag insert so if we ever want to switch bags, it’s a breeze.
Skip Hop changing station
Arm & Hammer disposable changing pads
Beco Gemeni cool mesh carrier
Baby Shusher to put in the stroller
Sleep Sheep to put in the crib
Seventh Generation baby wipes
Fisher Price bathtub
Burt’s Bees organic cotton wash clothes
Aden + Anais hooded towel
Sophie La Girafe teether
Summer Infant baby monitor
Boppy breastfeeding pillow
Burt’s Bees organic cotton burp cloths
HALO Sleepsack in microfleece
HALO Sleepsack in cotton
Aden + Anais easy swaddle
Safety First grooming kit
Aden + Anais bibs
Aden + Anais swaddle blankets
Gerber short sleeved newborn onesies
Gerber long sleeved newborn onesies
Baby bandana bibs
Ok so what am I missing? I’d love to hear from you!