People ask me all the time about must-have products for a baby registry, which I know can be really overwhelming to put together. So I thought it would be a good idea to share an extensive list with you all today. I’m working with Gerber’s amazing feeding system, BabyNes, on this post which is also included in the registry. Keep reading to see the full list of items and a bit more about the BabyNes feeding system…
Of course we all agree (including Gerber) that breastfeeding is the very best for baby. But sometimes it’s not a viable option, or sometimes supplementing is necessary, and BabyNes is the most advanced alternative with six different stages of formula for each stage of development. Just as fat, protein, and calorie count naturally varies in breastmilk during your baby’s growth, so does the BabyNes formula. With a touch of a button the bottle is prepared instantly and to the perfect temperature. BabyNes is also Wi-Fi connected so you can keep track of feedings from anywhere (even if you aren’t feeding the baby yourself). It’s a really amazing alternative.
And a little blurb about the other 24 items I’d pick for a baby registry:
Lulyboo travel bed (co-sleeper): this is what we used with Edie for co-sleeping. We put it in-between us in bed for the first 9 months until we moved into Henrys’s room. It’s great for travel as well, folds up simply into a backpack.
- White noise machine: babies sleep so much better with a little white noise. Edie still insists on playing her’s at night and during naps.
- Graco swing: they’re not the most attractive of things, but such a necessity for those fussy hours. It was the only way we could get Henry to fall asleep when he was a newborn!
- Quilted warm suit: you’ll need a full body suit for stroller trips and this is a great, cozy one.
- Baby monitor: a necessity especially if baby doesn’t sleep in your room with you and for travel.
- Ergo carrier: we still carry Edie in one sometimes. It’s got a great waist strap so it’s easy on your shoulders, and it’s super sturdy and warm.
- Cozy sweater
- Carter’s long sleeve onesies: newborns live in these onesies. And Carter’s makes my favorite ones.
- Burts Bees footed infant pants: paired with the onesies, these have always been my newborn uniform.
- Munchkin diaper pail: unless you want to carry dirty diapers out after every change, this is a must have for the nursery.
- Knot hat: To keep that little baldy head warm (I’ve always had bald babies).
Babynes feeding system: the best feeding system, as an alternative to breastfeeding if you aren’t able or can’t. Formulas change as baby grows!
One piece pjs: besides onesies, my babies always live in footed pjs during those first few months.
Zutano infant booties: my favorite for cozy baby feet.
Mustela baby shampoo: because it smells amazing.
Bugaboo cameleon: the ultimate baby stroller!
Orbit carseat: it rotates so it’s easy to take baby in and out.
Medela freestyle pump: the best, most convenient breast pump out there.
Muslin swaddle blankets: you’ll want a whole stack of these to swaddle baby in.
- Solly wrap : Great for warm temperatures and it’s so packable- fits in your purse!
- Seventh gen diapers and wipes: my favorite natural diapers + wipes (Edie still uses them!)
Bassinet: love this one from Land of Nod.
Thanks to gerber BabyNes for sponsoring this post. Get a $50 off your BabyNes machine by using code SMARTNUTRITION at checkout on babynes.com. Valid through 6/30. They also offer 90 days money back guarantee so you can try out the feeding system risk free.