best registry list ever

Saturday, August 11, 2018

**Edited a few things after having baby #3**

ALRIGHT. Baby Sogard #3 is on the way! While I definitely feel a little overwhelmed with the changes we're about to experience, I've done the baby phase twice now, and feel pretty confident that I know what worked and didn't work for us. We are a traveling baseball family, and with that comes the absolute need to make things as easy as possible.

I am baby product obsessed, and am always getting asked by my pregnant friends what they need to register for. This list has been modified a few times, and I'm quite certain it's pretty darn complete. So, without further ado, here are my absolute must-have baby registry items, along with my favorites for each category!
  • Stroller - Uppababy VistaBob-JoggingDoona Convertible Infant (The Doona is my absolute #1 must-have baby item after having used it for the first time with Priar!)
  • Carseat + extra base, to put in another car - Uppababy MesaDoonaDiono
  • Bassinet or some sort of in-room sleeper - We used the Uppababy basinet because it came with our stroller that I LOVE
  • Travel crib + extra sheet(s) - Baby Bjorn, I have also heard amazing things about the Lotus
  • High Chair - we used a few different ones, but my favorite was the $20 Ikea one…easiest to clean, super simple and light, nothing fancy!

  • DockATot - Both sizes have been amazing for us! I don't use them for nighttime sleeping (because I'm a sleep nazi) but they're amazing for naps, and for a comfy place to put the babe!
  • Carrier - My absolute favorite ever is the Ergobaby Stowaway. They're no longer made, but you can often find them on eBay, or other small online retailers. If you travel, this one is an absolute must!
  • Owlet - This was a game-changer when it came to my peace of mind with Knix. It's amazing. Buy one HERE
  • Wrap/Sling - I always use a wrap when they’re tiny. I love both my Solly Baby and Happy Baby, and this time around I have been obsessed with my new Wildbird ring sling!!
  • Feeding/Diaper timer/tracker - A friend suggested I add this to the list, and I'm so glad she did because I totally forgot how much of a lifesaver this was for us when we first had Saydee! LOVED THIS ITZBEEN! Trust me on this one.
  • Monitor - We just purchased a new monitor (since our last one was 5 years old) and decided to stick with Motorola again since it lasted so well before. It didn't have great reviews, but we haven't had any issues so far and it has been great! We have also used the Arlo baby camera and it was great, I just like the convenience of not having to open up my phone to check on the baby.
  • Breast Pump - So, with the first two I used this Medela, but this time around I went with Spectra and LOVE it! I seem to get so much more milk with the Spectra, and it's also quieter.
  • Diaper bag - Freshly Picked! I loved my Fawn Design in the past, but I wanted to try something with a little more structure and better pockets, and my FP has not disappointed!
  • Bouncer/Swing to be able to move from room to room -  I used the Snuggapuppy
  • Play mat - So many choices here, and I don't think you can go wrong! Knix loved THIS one
  • Boppy (+ 1 extra cover) - this is an absolute cannot live without in those first few weeks/months of learning to nurse!
  • Bumbo
  • Humidifier.- Again, can't really go wrong here...we used THIS
  • Nursing cover - I loved my Covered Goods and will also be using THIS adorable buffalo check one from Bebe Au Lait
  • Extra crib sheets
  • Swaddles - Ollie, can't say enough good things about them. Also, I'm totally converted to stretchy, init swaddle blankets as opposed to the classic muslin. They are so much easier to use and  wrap a few times around so baby's got no chance of escaping ;) Here are my favorites! Lou LouKB Cute DesignsCozys and Swellie Co.   **These totally double as regular blankets, too! If you want to stick with muslin, these are my faves...Clementine KidsLittle UnicornAden & Anais BambooBebe Au Lait
  • Hooded towels - Bebe Au LaitJune & January
  • Burp cloths & bibs - My favorite are the Aden & Anais burpy bibs! Register for more than you think you need, because you will need more than you think you need.
  • Changing pad + covers - We used THIS one
  • Small baby toiletry items - Nose Frida, Windi, nail clippers, basic medicines, thermometer, diaper cream…
  • Bath toys - foam letters, cups…don’t bother with a bath thermometer of any sort, you won’t use it or need it. Do you have a hand? Stick it in the water. It will magically tell you how warm the water is!
  • Bottles + extra nipples - We used MEDELA because they were what both kids took on the first try!
  • Bottle brush
  • Bottle drying rack - THIS
  • Breast Pump parts sanitizer bags - If you are using bottles at all or pumping, you MUST have these Medela Sanitizing Bags
  • Nursing pads- Your boobs will leak all over the place. You will need lots of THESE
  • Nipple cream - Yep, another must-have for your raw, tender nipples. Sorry not sorry. THIS
  • Pacifiers - This can be so subjective depending on your baby, but Saydee loved her Wubbanub and it was great for not getting lost
  • Sippy cups/dishware/silverware - I didn't put these on my registry, since it would be a while before we’d get to use them and I don’t like storing extra crap, but you can always throw them on there! We love anything and everything Re-Play
  • Mommy Hook - MUST!
  • ZIPPER pajamas - I cannot stress this enough. ZIP. PERS. You don't want to be up in the middle of the night dealing with a million buttons while baby is thrashing around like a while gorilla. I love Kickee Pants and the Sleep N' Play ones from Target
  • Tubby Todd bath products - Safe, effective etc etc. Love their stuff.
  • Gathre mats - high chair, mini, any of the sizes really…they’re good for everything for all ages!
  • You’ll get tons of clothes, so I wouldn’t worry too much about registering for things other than pajamas and maybe a few other things. It's sometimes a good idea to give your parents/their friends suggestions on what you want…old people don’t know how to shop for babies!
  • I did all of my nursery stuff on my own, but if you know what you want you could always put that stuff on there (rocker/glider, dresser, crib etc)

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