Can you smell falling leaves and apple cider yet? Fall is just around the corner! I'm really looking forward to bundling up my kids, breaking out my favorite boots, and stomping through the leaves. A change in seasons isn't the only change, I have several friends who are anticipating welcoming a new baby this fall! I've taken the opportunity to put together some of my personal favorites that should be on your baby registry! Diapers.com offers a super easy option to build your baby registry easily with the Ultimate Checklist. It even organizes baby products by category, suggests quantities for each item, and checks off important baby registry items as you add them to your baby shower wish list. For new moms, this reduces a lot of the work of preparing for baby!
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When you have a baby, friends and family will give you all kinds of stuff. I've been overwhelmed in the past and watched as my house turned into Babyland. 4 years later, I still live in Babyland but I've learned how to identify what's essential and what things are just fun to have. Baby Essentials are things you'd use every day; Baby Extras are fun things to have.; hair bows and hats, cute shoes, dresses, room decor, and darling stuffed animals. Regardless of what you register for, there is sure to be a lot of stuff.
1. Pick your Baby Essentials
Read Amazon reviews and blog reviews to figure out which brand is best for the essential items for your baby. Include baby items with a variety of price points on your baby registry list. Newborn Baby Essentials include things like a car seat, stroller, baby swing, baby carrier, car seat cover, diapers, wipes, baby powder, diaper cream, nursing pillow, nursing cover, burp cloths, bottles, bottle warmer, baby bathtub, baby shampoo, baby blanket, sleepers, onesies, socks, pacifiers, teethers. The Baby Center has a great baby registry checklist.
2. Pick your Baby Extras
With essentials in place, you can accessorize your baby registry list. Add the cute outfits, onesies with clever phrases, hair bows and headbands, tiny tutus (can you tell I have girls?), fluffy baby blankets, cute leather shoes, baby bow ties, bandana bibs, and sensory baby toys. Again, include gift ideas with a variety of price points; your friends want to spoil you!
3. Pamper Yourself with your Baby Registry List
Round out your registry with an additional pretty nursing cover (doesn't hurt to have more than 1!), fun teething jewelry, comfy nursing bras, babywearing wrap, and mommy body products to pamper yourself with. Need some ideas? You can find our Spring Baby Shower Faves here.
Here are some of my favorite baby registry list must-haves. Each of these items are personal favorites — things our family uses every day and couldn't do without!
I'm a mom of 3 kids which include a baby, toddler, and preschooler. Life around here is busy for sure! We don't have a day go by without using our Pello floor pillow. My kids love this big plushy floor lounger! I often prep our Pello with a blankey and a teether and go to pick up my baby, only to find my toddler has taken up residence in the Pello. You may want to get more than one because your kids just may fight over the family Pello. This round cushy spot of comfort sits on our living room floor, providing a landing spot for any of my kids who want to plop down in it. Pello floor pillows are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids, and even a tired mommy to lean back on. Consider the Pello floor pillow a living room lifesaver (pun intended).
A Babee Talk Crib Rail Cover is the perfect crib accessory to protect your crib rail and add uber extra cuteness to your crib! It not only protects your baby from bonking their head, it provides a cushy surface for a baby to chew on. This crib rail cover has ties that securely attach to the crib rail, adding a cute decorative accent to your crib. A definite baby registry list essential. Babee Talk also has darling little plush animal pals that attach to the crib rail cover with velcro.
Next up, Revelae Kids offers all sorts of innovative solutions for families with kids. I've been using Revelae Kids Cozy Sleepers and Blanket Pouches with my little guy since he was born. The Cozy Sleepers are ideal swaddle transition blankets; perfect for helping baby sleep during their first few months. These sleepers completely enclose a baby from the neck down; they're wearable over a onesie, and keep a baby's hands and feet cozy all night long. My little guy was born in December and his hands would get so cold on the nights I didn't put him in a Cozy Sleeper. Then the weather started getting warmer and I started using our Cozy Sleeper less frequently, and he pretty quickly started sucking his thumb! If I would have kept him in his Cozy Sleeper, I may have not ended up with my first thumb sucker (1 out of 3). Cozy Sleepers are great for keeping babies warm, preventing thumb sucking, and they unzip from the bottom up so I don't have to completely undress my little guy during night time diaper changes.
Revelae Kids Blanket Pouches are just that, a blanket that secures with a soft elastic waistband and keeps baby's legs warm from the waist down. Blanket Pouches also can't be easily kicked off or up over the face like a regular blanket could. My baby boy practically lives in a onesie and blanket pouch; perfect for lounging, napping, going on walks (they fit fine in a stroller or car seat), and night time slumber. Blanket Pouches are available in a few colors and 2 sizes.
Buttons Diapers is my favorite cloth diaper brand. They make all-in-2 cloth diapers with inserts that snap into the high-quality PUL covers. I've had some of my Buttons Diapers for 4 years now and they've been through 3 kids! Buttons Diapers regularly releases new diaper patterns and they offer lots of classic solid colors. The diapers fit numerous baby sizes with two rows of riser snaps and lots of sizer snaps for easily adjusting to your baby's size. I also like the simple design of Buttons Diapers; there isn't any adjustable elastic or sinches to mess with. Several of their covers have snaps in contrasting colors and each diaper cover has a cute little button embroidered on the back. Buttons Diapers inserts come in small and large sizes and daytime and nighttime styles. The daytime inserts snap onto the nighttime soakers for extra absorbency. Everything fits very well together, I've rarely had to clean up a diaper blow out or leaking diaper (other than a handful of times when I forgot to change my child.) Did I mention Buttons cloth diaper patterns are adorable? I can't wait to see what new patterns Buttons Diapers releases in the future!
Teething can be very rough. The other day I had to buy Tylenol at 2 am for my crying child. The Yummy Mitt is a great solution to relieving teething discomfort. It fits over a child's own hand, allowing them to easily manipulate the teether even if they have limited motor skills. Yummy Mitt is made from silicone and soft cotton using a design that secures at the wrist. Created by a mom and dad for their own child, Yummy Mitt is ergonomically designed to help babies relieve teething discomfort easily and learn how to self-soothe.
Margaux and May muslin blankets are easily a favorite in our house. Each of my kids has claimed one for their own. I've used Margaux and May blankets as a nursing cover, swaddling blanket, floor play mat, and a stroller blanket. Wad it up and it becomes a huge spit up cloth! These muslin blankets are so soft and feature vibrantly colorful designs alongside soft white cotton. Several of the blankets I own feature turtles, shells, and a floral design. Each time I wash them these blankets get softer and the colorful designs seem to stay just as bright. These beautiful versatile baby blankets should definitely be on your baby shower registry list!
My baby boy just reached the solid foods stage. He is enthusiastic about trying new foods and especially loves sweet potatoes, bananas, and surprisingly prunes! Bambu offers great accessories for introducing your baby to solids. Their Eco-friendly bamboo spoons, forks, and sporks pair with baby-sized feeding bowls, all made from certified Organic bamboo as a healthy alternative to plastic.
I can take feeding on the go or to the park with Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches. Ideal for babies, toddlers and big kids, these Eco-friendly food pouches allow me to make homemade blended snacks that my kids can enjoy while running around the yard. My 2 and 4 year old love drinking smoothies in a Yummi Pouch, so much that they often ask for smoothies. This allows me to feed them fresh whole foods such as carrots, kale, pineapple, strawberries, melon, and citrus all blended together into healthy delicious combinations. My child would never eat a carrot alone, but she's had many inside a smoothie. Now that I've reached the baby food stage, I can mix up a batch of baby food, store it in several Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches, and freeze them in the freezer. Or if I put my food pouches in the fridge, I have homemade baby food ready to use within 1 to 2 days. At 7 months old, I still have to feed the food pouch to my baby, but when my kids reach 12-14 months old they can easily feed themselves. Yummi Pouches empower moms to give their kids healthy snacks, no spoon required.
I hope you enjoyed our tips for selecting items for your baby registry, and discovering my favorite baby products for your new baby wish list!
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