Baby Registry Must-Haves

10 Apr

BFF – for those of you who don’t know what that slang acronym is it means “Best Friend(s) Forever.”  Anyways,  in another year my BFF and I are coming up on our 30th (yes… 30th anniversary).  How old are we?  33.  Besides my husband, my BFF knows me better than ANYONE. We have shared so many things so it is only fitting that I got pregnant about 5 months before she did.  Not only did we get to go through pregnancy together virtually at the same time, our kids will now get to grow up together and we can force them to be BFFs… or arrange a marriage.  Either way, it’s gonna be pretty cool around the holidays.

After we moved to our new small town, I put together a list of things that would be “must haves” for any baby registry.  Below is that list.


If I could do it over again, I would get this stroller with the bassinet option!



I suggest 3 four oz and 3 8 oz. (four oz for the first several months, eight oz for the older months) Dr. Brown is what I use. Dr. Brown is supposed to help with gas as well as help prevent ear infections (how a bottle prevents that is beyond me.. but oh wells)

Be advised that there are different speeds on the nipples.  Usually a Slow and Fast.  Newborns will need to use slow probably for a while — so as to help keep his suction harder on your nipple if you are breastfeeding to help you get all the milk out and keep your production up. I didn’t enjoy it that much. Breastfeeding is confusing.

Bottle Tree/Rack:

Get something like this to put your bottles on to dry.  IT’S AWESOME and keeps everything so organized.

Dishwasher box:

Get one of these to wash nipples, tops, rubber rings etc. Love it– use it every day.

Bottle Warmer:

This warmer is awesome– has a water reservoir and is pretty quick.

Car Seat Slip/bug net thingy by UPPABABY:

I have one of these and it’s AWESOME! Shade/keeps bugs out/people can look at the baby but not touch….. very helpful.


These are subjective to what the baby likes.. but just to give you an idea of what is out there. My baby uses MAM.  Her buddy uses Dr. Brown.

My baby won’t use the curved binkys– she likes the straight sucker.

Dr. Brown is:

MAM is:

Pack N Play:

We have a pack n play that doesn’t vibrate.. but boy, if I could do it over again, I would totally get one that vibrates– Baby loves going over to her friend’s house and use her pack n Play. it vibrates and she loves it.


Get something like this. I have a bouncer, my buddy has a vibrating chair — both look the same they just do different functions.  My baby likes them both.  But beware, the vibrating one literally shakes the poop out of the baby I swear.  Besides that, it’s nice to have to entertain the baby ESPECIALLY during dinner. You can put them on the floor or table and have them with you and not have to hold them while you eat and they can see you and be content.  SOOOO nice.

Breast Pump and accessories:

I have this one.

I would also get the accessories.


Baby has this one and LOVES it.  However, our buddy has this swing and she hated it. SO it’s subjective too. Everything is.


This is awesome for newborns and older babies– this is the one that my buddy has and I prefer it.  It has the sling for when they are little and can’t hold their head stable enough and then you can take it off and it’s a perfect tub for a bigger baby.

This is the one I have.. It’s good too.  But i like my buddy’s better because it’s for the older baby too.

Breastfeeding pillows:

If you are going to breastfeed, get one of these. It makes everything easier and you can also use it for a lot of other activities.. like tummy time for the baby, something to prop him up on while you are on the couch etc.. I suggested getting a couple of covers for it so you can wash it.  It gets dirty because your boobs will leak and the pillow will act as a drop cloth for the baby — gross I know. But you dont’ want your pillow to smell like buttermilk (ew.. I know.. but get used to it. I smell like buttermilk, poop and pee)


Get your diapers on Amazon if you do disposable.  SO much cheaper than getting them in the store.

Diaper Genie:

This is a MUST.  We have two-  One downstairs and one upstairs.

Wipe Warmer:

Newborn baby loved having warm wipes…. now she could give a crap (pardon the pun)

Diaper Trash Bag on -the – go:

Connect this to your diaper bag.

Baby Mirror:

I love having this in my car so I can see her in the car seat.

Diaper Bag:

This is the diaper bag I have.. i actually have two. One was a gift from my Texas neighbor and a bit more stylish. But this one is much more functional and unisex.  We have the red color.


Have this ready for your nipples the first month.  I don’t need it any more unless i get chapped, but you WILL need it the first couple of days. MAN. CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP… OUCH!

Tummy Time/Activity Gym:

Get something like this to practice rolling over, strengthening holding his head up, crawling etc.


This is another fun thing for baby when he is about 3 months and can hold his head up.  Perfect distraction while you are making dinner or folding clothes etc.  (so domesticated you will be! hee hee)

Car Seat:

This is what we got.  Very pleased with it.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13493184388326502809&sa=X&ei=rOeIT8rqOsarsQKhlYnECQ&ved=0CMIBEPMCMAU

Bumbo seat:

Perfect for feeding the baby in when he can hold his head up. OR for watching TV etc. My baby LOVESSSSS her bumbo.  Her BFF hates it.  Like everything, it’s subjective to the babies’ desire.

Baby Bjourn and Ergo baby:

My baby digs it- but some babies hate it.

Some people think the ergo baby is better.

Moby Wrap:

When my baby was a newborn, she LOVED being in this one. It’s like being in a papoose!

2 Responses to “Baby Registry Must-Haves”

  1. Kendall Lynch April 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    “now she could give a crap” hee hee hee! This list really helped me, btw.

  2. madtimemama April 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Yea I WISH I had had something like this to go by when I was looking for my registry stuff. I’ll know for the next bay-bay though!

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