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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:19 AM   1
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Best items to have on a registry


Okay seasoned moms!!! I need your help. I am overwhelmed with all the baby essentials, nonessentials, wants, etc! I don't know what to put on my registry!!!! We haven't purchased much of anything yet since we were waiting to find out the baby's sex (ITS A GIRL!!! Yay!!!) but now I feel like time is running short!! I want to have my baby shower in July sometime or very early August so I feel like I need to get started on this registry asap so I can get invites out! A lot of people will be coming from out of state!



SO- seasoned mom's, what were the best things you used for your baby or that you wished you had as a first time mom?

And go! 💕💗



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:25 AM   2
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Totally forgot!!! I'm planning to co-sleep with our girl but as we have a golden retriever that also likes to cosleep I would like to have a co-sleeper that attaches to my bed but is not IN my bed for safety's sake.

Recommendations?



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 09:37 AM   3
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I'm a new mom, too. What I did was set up registry appointments with two stores (babies r us and buy buy baby). One, I wanted the free swag bag lol. Two, I know they are salespeople but they have experience/ knowledge of products. I scanned everything I wanted, everything I maybe wanted, and everything I wanted to compare. I literally walk up and down the aisles and ask myself huh would I buy this?

Then, over the course of many weeks, I started looking at reviews and articles about what you can and cannot skip.

I know that wasn't specific but when you go in they give you checklists/most registry sites have them. They have a lot on there you don't need right away but I find you can usually figure out the fluff/that's what we're here for



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:00 AM   4
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Thanks 😄

I set up a registry with BabyList, which I found to be the best option. I couldnt decide who to set up a registry with because I was seeing things from many stores but BabyList allows me to create just one registry but with items from ANY store I choose.

Just looking for the things mom's found indispensable or things they wished they had the first time around. I can find checklists on Pinterest. I have a number pinned already.



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:26 AM   5
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Would you consider something like a half crib style sleeper? Like the Chicco next to me co sleeping crib? Or do you want baby in, in the bed?

Yeah I heard great things about babylist but my mom's friends are old school and like to go to the store

My mom looooved her diaper genie if you're going disposable. I loved it as a 9 year old. It rocked. No smell, easy clean up. I hear you can never have too many burp cloths. I also hear slings are the way to go for carrying baby around the house. I registered for a baby k'tan sling at home and an ergo baby cool mesh carrier for outdoor adventures. I hear pack and plays are non essential but can be helpful if you have a large house/need to put baby down but be near you. Ummmm oh nose frida! All my mom friends swear by it.



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 12:57 PM   6
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Excellent ideas! Thank you! We are cloth diapering so I don't think a diaper genie is necessary but it did remind me to put down a wet bag and hampers!



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 14:12 PM   7
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I LOVE my Aden and Anais muslin swaddling blankets that I got when DS was a baby. Perfect for swaddling and they are massive so you can use them as a nursing coverup, a burp rag, or a lightweight blanket when not swaddling.

I also cloth diapered my older kids and I found this trashcan with a latching lid that was perfect for dirty diapers. It was a smaller can (5 gallon bucket size?) so it wasn't too heavy for hauling to the washing machine even when filled with soaking diapers, and the latching lid kept the smell in really well. I'm hoping to cloth diaper bubs but unfortunately, my kids were playing with the can and busted the lid so I need to find another one.

And my other must-have is a really nice swing. My kids have all loved napping in a swing but I had a hard time finding one with really nice bright colors on it because at the time, neutral tones were the IT colors. So when I found one, I bought it and even after 10 years, it's still going so I'm using it for this baby.



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 16:14 PM   8
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Oh want to add side snap onesies for nb and 3 months. And zipper pjs so you aren't buttoning when exhausted in the dark. Zip up sleeper gowns are the cool new thing. I also registered for like high chair toys. I HATE when kids throw their toys and their parents keep picking it up so I registered for toys that clip to the chair for unending throwing pleasure lol. I also chose infinity nursing scarves over traditional covers for fashion forward modesty. A car seat canopy, my friends like the car seat canopy company and you can get a $50 coupon from motherhood maternity I think from their in store gift bag. Just ask for it. No purchase necessary anymore. I'll keep thinking



 
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Old May 14th, 2017, 20:26 PM   9
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It will, of course, be different for everyone, but these were my 'can't live without' items:

baby bouncer (portable place to put baby. I took her in the bathroom while I was bathing and in the kitchen while cooking)
swing (baby had diagnosed colic and the swing was the only thing that would help...swaddle tight, lay on side, strap her in and swing on high)
aden and anais swaddle blankets
sleeping bags
video monitor (every time baby would cry out or make a noise I'd go check on her. Then I got a video monitor so I could just look at the monitor, so much nicer than getting up over and over)
Nose Frida (looks gross, but does a great job..plus, unlike the suction thingy, you can clean it)
pacifiers if you plan to use one
baby wash clothes (so much softer and thinner than my usual
Pack n play (used it a lot when baby started crawling)
Car seat (if it's an infant seat and you have 2 cars that baby will be in, an extra base is nice to have)
stroller

Things I got at shower but didn't use:
baby bath (too much trouble. I just bathed with the baby)
hooded towels (didn't see the point. I have towels that completely cover baby)
lots of cute outfits (kept baby in sleep and plays most of the time)
Baby K'tan (baby hated being in it and I didn't really need it, although I did get a Boba 3G when she was bit older and used it some. Some women wear baby a lot, but I didn't have the need.)
wipes warmer

That's all I can think of right now. I didn't include any clothing, but I suppose the type I used most were sleep and plays (the one piece things that zip up) I got a few drawstring gowns which are great for changing a diaper, but my baby hated anything going over her head so I ditched those fairly quickly.

Good luck. I found it really overwhelming to walk into BabysRUs the first few times, but once I got a bit more organized with some lists it was easier.



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 22:14 PM   10
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My changing table was the biggest waste of space and money. Never used it. We ended up with several little caddys throughout the house and changed baby on the couch/floor.



 
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