This baby registry list was originally written in 2013, a few months after I had my first baby girl, Anabelle. A former roommate of mine texted me one evening saying she'd just gotten the happiest news that she and her husband were chosen to be adoptive parents to a new baby! But she had nothing ready and needed to get it all immediately. I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning writing this post just for her.
Now that I've had FIVE babies: Anabelle in 2012, Lyla in 2015, Millie in 2018, Harry in 2020, and our last baby Bobby in January of 2023, I've updated this post to its 5th edition with new AND tried-and-true favorites. This post has been pinned on Pinterest tens of thousands of times and even led to a feature in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine in April 2015, a month before my second baby was born.
This post is 100% unsponsored (although I ONLY work with brands I absolutely love in other sponsored posts, which are ALWAYS clearly disclosed at the top of sponsored posts). I've given my honest and most heartfelt opinion on everything, and I gave this exact same list and exact same advice to my own sister when she had her first. I feel honored so many of you have trusted me to help you find baby gear you'll love and I hope this helps make everything from the blowouts to the late night feeds to the many “firsts” just a little easier.
I'm so excited to finally bring you a post that has been a staple for years in this community. It has been edited and re-edited, added to, deleted, and perfected. It's really been a labor of love. This is my ultimate best baby registry list of ALL the things you will need for your baby.
When I got prego the first time in 2012, I made it my business to know about all the hottest products and researched the heck out of every baby gadget out there. I
interviewed interrogated best friends, co-workers, my sister in law, neighbors, even complete strangers in public on their favorite baby everything. I joined online mom forums. I religiously followed (stalked) baby guru experts. I think I read everything on the internet ever published about every stroller, carrier, diaper, binky, and onesie out there. I'm only slightly exaggerating, but not much. Before I even had my kid, my friends were referring their friends to me for baby gear questions. If you want to nerd out on a convo about strollers or car seats, come sit by me!
As you can imagine, when I actually HAD my first baby, and then my second and third and fourth and fifth, I discovered even more what I actually like, don't like, LOVE, can't live without, etc. And that's what I'm going to share with you today.
Where should I create my baby registry?
My favorite place to register? It's not in-store, Babylist registry, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, or the Walmart baby registry program. My absolute favorite is the Amazon baby registry because they have AMAZING perks!
Some of their perks include a generous completion program (15% off everything on your registry after your baby is born if you're an Amazon prime member), THE best return policies – free returns for a YEAR, no questions asked, and you can add things from ANY other website retailers (not just amazon) to your amazon registry baby gift wish list making it a universal registry.
Plus, it's SO easy for people who shop Amazon anyway to buy things off your registry (with free shipping if they're prime members!), and they have an amazing thank-you note organizer that automatically saves the mailing addresses of anyone who sends you a gift so you can easily send them a thank you note. Need I say more?!
If you're having any kind of baby shower, make sure to include your Amazon baby registry on the baby shower invitations!
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So, without further ado, here are my absolute MUST HAVE favorite baby items. A baby registry checklist if you will.
Stretch Mark Oil
I have stretch marks all over my body from growing fast as a kid, but I didn't get a SINGLE stretch mark on my belly during ANY of my 4 pregnancies and I believe it's because I used this Mother's Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil daily. It smells good, helps with itching, and doesn't stain your clothes or bedding.
*Used this with my first, second, third, fourth AND fifth pregnancy and STILL not a single stretch mark on my belly! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!
I wore these maternity tees a ton through all of my pregnancies. SO great for underneath any shirt that won't button, a cardi that doesn't quite fit anymore, or to fit your new sprouting boobies. Because if you're like me, they've already grown two sizes. Oh don't worry, they aren't done growing. Just you wait till your milk comes in!
Belly Support Belt
Speaking of maternity, this belly band is fantastic for that weird in-between stage where you aren't quite ready for maternity pants but you can't button yours either. Third and fourth pregnancy – didn't use any type of belly/bella band because the third time around especially, I knew JUST how amazing maternity jeans were and didn't want to wait one day longer than necessary to jump right into maternity jeans. And my fifth pregnancy I was on bedrest for 6 of the 9 months so I wasn't about to wear jeans in bed. More on surviving bedrest in a minute.
Let me be crystal clear: THERE IS NO SHAME IN WEARING MATERNITY CLOTHES. They are awesome. AWESOME. Comfy. Cute. Not frumpy like they were in your mother's maternity time. A million times better than uncomfortably trying to make your regular clothes work. Just do it. You'll wonder why you waited so long.
Over the course of three pregnancies, I've tried everything from the cheapest to most expensive, and THESE Paige Ultra Skinny Maternity Jeans (pictured above) were my MOST worn pair! So comfy and cute and flattering. 1000% worth every penny. One of my ONLY regrets from my first pregnancy was waiting so dang long to just buy maternity clothes.
If you’ve moved on from skinny jeans and you’re looking for an alternative that will fit as well, this designer pair was my favorite non-skinny maternity jeans with pregnancy 4 and 5.
And for the most affordable but still really flattering and pretty comfy maternity jeans, I'd shop here and here (the styles change constantly or I'd link you to styles I like!).
If Vuori wasn't my wardrobe lifesaver this past year, I don't know what was. I wore my Vuori joggers basically every day of my 5th pregnancy while I was on bedrest. I'd become converted to Vuori jogger life after having Harry and discovering my love for their versatility and comfort, and was AMAZED that they worked for me during my entire pregnancy and after. I wore the same size all throughout my pregnancy and I did size up on a new pair around Christmastime, but I really didn't need to because I kept wearing my normal size right up until delivery too. And then they've of course been the perfect pant for postpartum. I cannot recommend them enough!!
This Ruched dress (pictured below) is so stretchy and SOFT and comfy and pretty and it comes in a zillion colors so you can match it with a bunch of different kimonos or cardigans – one of my favorite FLATTERING ways to dress up a bump!
ASOS is my favorite source for maternity dresses! You can find something for the most casual settings to the fanciest. The dress I'm wearing below came from them. It's sold out completely now, but they're constantly adding new cute ones so check back frequently throughout your pregnancy.
Free People is another place I love to shop at for beautiful maternity shoot dresses, blousey tops, and roomy outfits for once baby comes (more on that in this post!).
And one of my very favorite finds of my last pregnancy was Boohoo – where I found the dress I wore to my little brother’s wedding while I was 6 months pregnant but looked like I was 8.5 (that’s the 4th child!).
Hospital & going home must-haves
The first time I had a baby, everyone told me to NOT bring my own swaddle blankets into the hospital for my baby. But I went with my gut and threw them in my bag anyway. And I'm SO GLAD I DID. I absolutely loved having my own swaddle blankets.
We've loved many different brands of swaddles throughout the years, but my VERY favorite swaddles with my past three babies have been super stretchy swaddles from companies like Solly Baby, LouLou and Co, and my newest fave Quinn St (use code mintarrow for 15% off!). Stretchy swaddles make swaddling easier and are SO COZY.
My family thought this Miracle blanket was so mean, they even called it the straight jacket. But, this thing really is incredible! It makes swaddling so easy (and idiot-proof) and helps your baby to get all cozy-swaddled for the perfect sleepy time.
The Ollie Swaddle is another swaddle that makes it SO easy for caregivers to swaddle a baby, even if they don't have experience with swaddling! It also has a super warm insulated interior so it's great at keeping tiny babies warm all night. It's extremely expensive, but also extremely highly rated and recommended.
And we’ll talk about the SNOO in a minute, but these swaddles by The Happiest Baby were awesome for when we traveled without the SNOO but wanted to create the most similar sleeping environment possible.
How many swaddles?
I was told you should have at least 12 swaddle blankets. It sounds excessive, but I promise you'll find out why really fast! Think about it, they spit up all day, have blow outs, etc, and you swaddle them in those constantly. If you want to not do laundry daily, I honestly suggest getting at least 10. That's not even 2 per day for a whole week!
I bought a couple of VERY expensive swaddles that swore to be the best because of velcro etc (some did not even make the list above) but my favorites were just the plain old straight up swaddle blankets that I used with this swaddle technique!
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I was also told to not bring my own baby clothes into the hospital. Whatever. I'm SO glad I didn't follow that advice! There was nothing better than dressing up my brand new baby in cuddly clothes that I picked out just for them. That's just me though!
The most important thing to remember is that your little one will need to be in an outfit with legs (not a footless bundler) to ride home in his/her car seat from the hospital. Also, you'll want to wash the clothes in baby detergent before you bring them to the hospital.
Pictured below is a LouLou & Co swaddle and hat set from one of their newborn bundles! Such a great shower gift if you're looking for something that a first time or fifth time mom will 100% absolutely use.
The hospital will have some, but you'll want some basic onesies for when you get home. These were our favorite for Harry that we got asked about a lot! 6,000+ ratings and 85% give them 5-stars, like I do!
I also took with us the bow hats you see below. I had always seen SO many babies with the cutest little bow hats in the hospital and wondered if just maybe some hospitals stocked those, until I finally asked my friend and L&D nurse, Heidi, about them and she told me the nurses MAKE these bows out of a regular hospital baby hats – who knew! I was so glad that I had bought my own for Millie for $12 because all 3 hospitals that I delivered my girls at didn't make one for me.
- iPhone Cord: If you own an iPhone, you will be SO HAPPY you ordered one of these extra long iPhone chargers & cords. You won't be able to get up out of bed very easily, but will probably want to be able to use your phone a lot, and who knows how close the nearest outlet will be. I was sooooo glad I had this!
- Hair Ties: These are my new faves but obviously any will do! You'll just be so glad you have one.
- Toiletries: Bring your makeup, your favorite shampoo and conditioner, favorite lotion, deodorant, some dry shampoo (this dry shampoo is my current favorite, with this drugstore one as a close second), facial cleansing wipes, your toothbrush, etc. You will want to freshen up a little, I promise! It will make you feel so much better, especially if you're in the hospital for more than a day. See my full hospital bag in this post.
- Hospital Gown: Make sure they give you one of those hospital gowns. Being funny, but really. People made the biggest deal out of getting great/cute/comfy/stylish button-downs and jammies and sweats and runway gowns (kidding) to wear in the hospital. And you know what? I wore the hospital gown the whole time with my first. Easy access for the nurses who need to check you every couple hours, easy access for nursing, baggy enough to comfortably cover everything you need and want covered while you're recovering from just birthing a human.
- Sleep Shirts: With all my babies except Anabelle, I did take a couple sleep shirts, a cute robe and a pajama set (this is my all time fave!) that buttoned to hang out in and I'm glad I did! It was nice for pictures and if visitors came.
- Cozies: Bring your own robe, slippers, and flip flops.
- Nursing Bras: These are my new favorite nursing bras because they're ultra-affordable (3 for $29.99!), comfy enough to sleep in, but have a removable cup liner so they hide your nips and nursing pads and you feel like you can wear them out and about with real clothes! They're also the very best for the Willow Pump (more on that in a minute). If the removable liner sliding around drives you crazy (really only a problem when you pull them out of the laundry), you can also get these that I really like because they have built-in liners, but they come up a little higher. Find my full post of nursing bra favorites right here!
If someone's staying with you
Husband/partner's bag: Tell your hubs/partner or support person to pack a change of clothes, and if they plan on staying at the hospital with you, their own pillow, maybe even sheets or a blanket they like, snacks and any medication they might need, a laptop to do work from the hospital during down-time, and toiletries if they don't plan on leaving until you do!
Our first boy was born during the pandemic shutdown of 2020 in SoCal and Neil was not allowed to leave the hospital at all once we checked in, so he stayed overnight with me the whole time. He used this mattress topper (tiny when it's deflated so you don't feel foolish walking in with it!) and said it made a HUGE difference.
Going home outfit
You'll want something comfy to go home in too! Not to burst your bubble, but there's basically no chance in h. you're going to fit into your pre-pregnancy pants. So plan on wearing something very comfortable, stretchy (think drawstring or dress) and what you comfortably wore 6-months preggo. With Anabelle I wore a velour sweatsuit home and Uggs since it was winter in Utah…nice and comfy. With Lyla, Millie, Harry, and Bobby, since we're in California now, I wore a Free People dress home from the hospital that I knew I'd feel totally comfortable in. Flowy, comfy, easy.
Get a babysitter
If you already have a kid at home, things will be a little different this time! This is how we did things with baby #2: since I had a scheduled c-section, we had a planned babysitter for the day of Lyla's delivery. A babysitter brought Anabelle to the hospital to meet Lyla a few hours after she was born, then Neil took Anabelle home and I stayed in the hospital with Lyla. Each day after that we had a sitter in the morning come to the house and stay with Ani while Neil came for 3-4 hours to hang out and bond with Lyla, then he went home around lunch time and after Ani's afternoon nap, early evening(ish) they both came back to the hospital for a short visit and to bring me dinner 🙂 that worked out really well for us!
We did basically the same with baby #3, except only one visit with all the kids the day the baby was born. After that, it was so chaotic for Neil to try to bring the older girls that we kept them home after that first initial visit. With baby #4 and #5, the kids met their baby brothers the day we were discharged and honestly it was kind of nice! Way less stress coming out of surgery and having all my kids climb all over me a few hours later, bless their little sweet innocent wild hearts!
Then the day you are discharged, you for sure want to leave older sibling(s) at home with a sitter or at a neighbor’s house for a bit while your partner helps you gather all your stuff and takes you and baby home.
Car Seat SPLURGE option
Okay let's talk CAR SEATS!
Our newest fave and easily my #1 favorite new baby thing with Bobby is the Doona. It's actually been around for my last 3 babies, but I passed on it because I'd heard from some people it “wasn't worth it” because it can only be your stroller for a few months.
True…BUT. If you already have another stroller that you'll be using, the Doona is AMAZING for popping baby out of the car and not having to carry them everywhere! It's also absolutely amazing for travel! It has a seatbelt pathway so you can easily throw it into an Uber or Lyft on a trip or use it in a rental car without the base – super important if you plan to travel at all with your car seat.
So if you can afford 2 strollers OR are planning to get another stroller anyway, I say GO FOR IT. I can't believe I waited till Bobby to get ours!
We used this Nuna Pipa car seat & base for Lyla and Millie and LOVE it! The newest version, the Nuna Pipa Lite is one of the lightest on the market (5.7 lbs), and the privacy screen is so great! No need for a car seat canopy. It's also extremely easy to install into a car. We used it with our City Select stroller and it clicks right into the stroller base with this adapter kit. I also LOVE it in the UppaBaby Vista with this adapter!
Car Seat SAVE option
This City Go Car Seat is my #1 pick for a car seat that's budget-friendly AND has amazing reviews!! This is the one I had my mom get for my sister and she loves it, and we bought it too just so we could have a car seat with the seatbelt path for traveling, since the Nuna Pipa Lite in 2018-2020 didn't have one! It's actually very cozy for baby to sit and sleep in too. And the newer version they sell now, the Air, is much lighter at only 8 pounds!
I have c-sections, so these are my recommendations based off a c-section recovery. By the way, motherhood is amazing and beautiful no matter what way you become a mother, be that a c-section, unmedicated birth, birth with drugs, or adoption. Just had to throw that in there!
- Mesh Undies: Hoard these! Take as many homes as you can. You will be glad you did, just trust me on this.
- Disposable Underwear: These were some of THE most helpful things I bought for my 3rd and 4th recovery. It's just really nice to wear these instead of worrying about bleeding onto your bed or whatever you're wearing. I bought these with Millie and these with Harry (waaaaay less $$!). I had a giant pack of thick pads leftover from the 2 miscarriages I had before Bobby, so I used those instead of the disposable underwear for recovery with Bobby.
- Pads: You are gonna need these. For a while. Way longer than you expect (probably) if you are a first-time mom. These are the ones I liked best.
- Fridababy Momwasher: This is 100000x better than the squirt bottle that the hospital gives you! I think it’s my most favorite postpartum discovery of this pregnancy and I want to hand one to every woman who has a new baby. It’s THAT GOOD.
- Frida Mom Kit: I bought this for myself and then gifted it to my sis when she had her baby and we both LOVED IT!!! In her words, “it's everything the hospital will give you for recovery, but BETTER.” I couldn't agree more. She had vaginal deliveries and said she would buy this for herself, but bring it to the hospital next time. And she's a minimalist so that's saying a lot! They now make a c-section version which was absolutely perfect for my recovery with Bobby.
- Colace: Take Colace religiously! Do not forget. Do not skip it. Do not cheat. Do not run out. Do not forget to buy it. Do not collect $200 and go directly to jail. No but really, just trust me on this one.
- Belly Bandit: I was SO GLAD I bought this Belly Bandit. More on this below because I have a lot to say. With Bobby I bought this less-expensive version, just to test it out, and LOVED it.
- House Dresses: Let’s be honest, you’re gonna feel a little like you just got hit by a semi-truck, yet you still look 6 months pregnant, and combining that with the sleeplessness it’s kind of hard to feel human after having a baby! I have LOVED the house dress trend with babies 3 and 4 (where was this when I had my other two babies?!?!!!) and one of the BEST house dresses I’ve found was from Nesting Olive (pictured below) that I wore throughout my pregnancies too! I love that the sleeves are a little more tailored, the body is at a flattering a-line, and it has convenient snaps for nursing! It’s cute enough to wear on your first couple ventures out of the house but comfy enough to sleep in.
The Belly Bandit kind of helps feel like you have something supporting/holding everything in while your c-section scar heals. If you didn't have a c-section, it will still help with pulling everything in and moving your hips back into place while your body still has relaxin in its system – the chemical that helps your hips spread to prepare for baby to come out (lovely right!) stays in your system anywhere from at least 6 weeks to a year.
Take advantage of when your hips will move easily and wear this thing every day for the first 6 weeks to help your hips go back to normal. With my second and third postpartum experiences, I tried out a few post-pregnancy girdles to see if I liked anything better. I tried cheaper, more expensive, etc., and I still love Belly Bandit the best!
Budget buy: I tried and loved this less-expensive version with my last recovery.
Read ALL my tips for postpartum recovery in this post!
Diapering, laundering, bath time & first aid
If you're die-hard into name-brand diapers and wipes, Amazon family is the best way to go. You can sign up here and it will give you a free welcome gift and a 15% registry completion discount on diapers and wipes, and other special promotions throughout the year that I'll always post about on my blog when they pop up! Like special discount events where tons of gear and baby products are offered at a huge discount!
How many diapers do I need?
Okay, the hospital will give you diapers. But you'll (obviously) need some when you go home. And unless you have a really big baby, your babe will most likely be in newborn size diapers for a few weeks.
I stressed and STRESSED about how many diapers to buy in what sizes and here's my advice: take a deep breath and don't worry about it. Buy ONE jumbo package of newborn size diapers and then just wait and see how fast your baby grows. I swear most of my babies were only in size 2 for a few weeks, but in size 3 for months! Bobby however kind of skipped over size 1s and went from newborn to 2 really fast because he's grown like a weed! Kids are all different and it's a little unpredictable what sizes they'll be in at which ages and for how long.
I like to buy up a size and put my baby in those at night with a little diaper ointment (as a barrier for any poop that happens during the night). They are the “nighttime” diapers and then when I realize the baby is suddenly grown out of their current diapers, I already have the next size up on-hand. So for example, when our babies were in newborn diapers, they slept in a size 1 diaper at night.
I used to SWEAR by Target diapers but – I am so sad – they totally changed them and they're terrible now! At first I thought it was a fluke, but a few blowouts and leaks later, I've sworn them off 🙁
But one brand that's gotten even BETTER is Honest diapers. I used to talk some heat on these diapers saying they were a silly luxury, buying “cute” diapers for your kid to pee and poop in but YOU GUYS. They changed the overall construction of their diaper and they are BY FAR the most absorbent, blowout-proof, leak-proof diaper I've used and Neil agrees. Honest diapers are just superior, which is nice when you're spending more!
If you want a more budget-friendly option, I think Amazon basics diapers are pretty good too!
I have tried LOTS of wipes and my favorite for inexpensive are Costco hands down! The Honest Company has some really great plant-based wipes that come in super cute packaging to match your cute diapers that we've loved for being gentle and effective. If you're interested in water wipes, I tried both the water wipes brand and Pamper's version, and I like Pampers water wipes the best!
BOY pro-tip: Bobby was whizzing on himself almost every diaper change for a while there, until someone replied to my instagram stories about this and said to put a wipe on his belly right before changing his diaper. This causes him to pee right before I change him, so no more peeing right when I go to change his diaper. We've had about 90% accuracy with this method!
Aquaphor baby healing ointment has been the most amazing butt cream I've ever used, better than butt paste, better than Desitin, better than everything I've tried. I put a layer of this on our baby's bum before bed every single night before I put her down for the night and it's like a protective layer that prevents diaper rash. I LOVE IT.
This BabyBum Diaper cream brush is for sure the most ridiculous looking baby gear item I've ever seen, but also the most underrated by far! I thought these were just straight-up stupid when I first saw them, but they're ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL. It allows you to spread the cream or ointment on their bum way more evenly and then you just wipe it off with your wipe after and your fingers aren't covered in baby bum cream while you try to not get it on your baby as you set him/her down before you go wash your hands. You're laughing if you've done this before because you know it's true!
Smart Changing Pad
This smart changing pad/scale is a bit of a splurge, but I love that it has helped me track my baby's growth and development in between doctor's appointments. It's both a changing pad and a scale, and it automatically syncs with an app on my phone to log baby's weight at every changing.
A smart changing pad is the kind of thing I totally rolled my eyes at when I first heard about it, but Millie was underweight and needed extra check-ups in her first few days home so this actually provided me with a LOT of peace of mind and I felt like it was totally worth easing my mind. After she moved past being underweight, I loved that it gave all kinds of insights into weight, feedings, and diaper changes through the app and it's actually all really fascinating to follow along with!
Diaper Pail & Dispenser
Many people recommended this Munchkin Diaper Pail over the Diaper Genie and we love it. It's way less expensive and the Arm & Hammer baking soda helps take care of the smell! I've heard a lot of people say they just use a regular trash can and that's great too.
If you don't want to have to buy special bags for your diaper pail, the Ubbi diaper pail is pretty great!
This Munchkin diaper bag dispenser has been a lifesaver for on-the-go changes more than once. Changing a stinky diaper with nowhere to dispose of it? No problem, this little bag dispenser will keep it from stinking up your car or someone else's house until you can get to a proper trash! I've also used one of these for a blowout on an outfit that you don't want to throw away if you're out and about, but you can't wash it right on the spot.
I LOVE this Gathre micro mat to throw in all my diaper bags! It makes changing baby on any surface, whether it's one of those sketchy pull-down things in a public restroom or your friend's sofa or an airport waiting area feel a whole lot safer because there's a buffer between baby's cute bum and the surface you're changing them on. We LOVE Gathre mats for our big girls too for all their crafting adventures, we take one on every single beach trip, and Neil is a stickler about ALWAYS having one in the trunk of our cars to protect the upholstery from stroller rash. Yes I just made that up.
Baby Laundry Detergent
I love that Dreft is gentle enough to not irritate that beautiful new baby skin, and it smells amazing! But my new fave with Harry & now Bobby for baby detergent is this stuff – it smells AMAZE.
This Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover is an absolute must for getting all those baby spit up stains out. There will be a lot of them. Get ready.
One of my sweet neighbors came to meet Lyla when she was just a couple days old and brought me a bar of this Fels-naptha soap and told me it was the BEST for getting out baby blowout stains. She was right! It's good stuff. Immediately wash any of those blowouts out in cold water and scrub with this bar of soap, then throw in the wash and they'll come out completely unscathed.
Noodle & Boo Ultimate Cleansing Cloths are so nice for when they're a few days old and you can't get their little umbilical cord wet. Also great if you've just bathed them and then they spit up and you don't want the poor thing to smell like spit-up all day, OR if you have a little boy like Bobby who loves to tinkle on himself every 3rd diaper change. These smell like heaven.
Eurobath: This was my favorite baby bath with babies 1 and 2! A ton of other moms recommended this to me and it was a million times easier to use than the tummy tub (the baby bathtub I originally bought with Anabelle, which was basically a glorified bucket that ended up being a nightmare to use). It also converted nicely to a sitting-up tub once they were at that stage.
Puj tub: this one is so nice for when they're teeny tiny, and it folds up so small and travels really easily too! Ideal if you live in a smaller space and don't have a lot of storage. Just know they grow out of these pretty fast so you'll need something else by 6 months at least.
Skiphop tub: this is our newest fave because it's really easy for giving even tiny babies baths, but it also supported Harry nicely when Millie wanted to get in the tub too so they BOTH could be in the big bathtub at the same time.
Body Wash & Lotion
This Noodle & Boo Soothing Body Wash and Super Soft Lotion set is still one of my favorite baby smells. Every single time anyone picks up one of my babies after I used this wash or lotion, they say “oooh the baby smells so good!” I've switched all my babies over to Tubby Todd pretty quickly because it's way better for their skin, but for nostalgic reasons, I've had all of my babies take their first bath in Noodle & Boo and I have a feeling it's a scent that will make me cry someday when I want to remember what it was like having a brand new baby.
Tubby Todd is the MOST AMAZING baby soap and lotion of all time. If you have a baby with skin issues, this will change your life! With Anabelle, we didn't have much of an issue with eczema, but Lyla had it pretty bad at first. We started using Tubby Todd and it cleared up OVERNIGHT. Millie had a little bit of baby acne and cradle cap and it would vanish within 24 hours every time I applied the all over ointment. Washing my babies in Tubby Todd and applying all-over ointment has given them the most beautiful flawless baby skin. This is a MUST in my opinion.
You can use this link anytime for a 15% off discount to Tubby Todd!
These baby washcloths are ultra soft and inexpensive and perfect for baby bath time.
I've gotten one of these Little giraffe hooded towels for Lyla and for Millie because they are THE softest towels I've ever felt in my life. It was a splurge, but one of my favorite baby items. Definitely, more of a fun luxury than a must-have, but a great gift idea if you're giving to someone who's having their second or third or tenth baby 🙂 Just don't put it in the dryer, it will lose its softness!! Hang dry only.
Cutting baby fingernails used to be the worst part of being a mommy. It was almost impossible to not cut your baby's fingers for the first time. But it's also terrible when they scratch themselves so it's a necessary evil. Enter the FridaBaby NailFrida nail clippers – the best clippers I've found for babies. I've actually avoided cutting my babies' skin with these every time I've used them! YAY for improvement!!
We started Anabelle out with an anal thermometer and hated it. It was so hard to get an accurate reading, so I finally spent the money and ordered this Braun baby Thermometer instead. Love it. So comforting to know your baby's true temp by just putting this in their ear when they're sick!
This Nosefrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is truly one of the most genius inventions ever. You will be so glad you bought this. Trust me.
New in 2023 – this electric snot sucker. IT IS AMAZING! 10/10 recommend.
Nursing & Bottle Feeding
I've nursed, pumped and formula fed my babies, so these are my recommendations based off my personal experience with all of those different stages. You can read ALL my tips on breastfeeding in this post!
You will need A LOT OF nursing pads. I tried washable ones because I loved the idea of being a little green, but they leaked because I over-produced like mad. I'm so sad because my very favorite were discontinued, so I'm testing a bunch out to try to find an equal replacement. So far this has been the closest thing, but still not quite as good so stay tuned. Don't ever leave the house without an extra pair until you're really confident you understand how much milk your body produces.
This nursing cover completely changed my life! I went from being nervous and uncomfortable to completely confident and not worried one bit about nursing anytime, anywhere. The best part about this cover is it covers your front and back! It's soft, stretchy, machine washable, and can be used as a car seat canopy in a pinch, too. I've used and loved my Milksnob covers too and they're awesome.
Gerber Birdseye Flatfold Cloth Diapers are great for using as burp cloths around the house. A splurge that's well worth it IMO are the aden + anais burpy bibs. They are the nicest and we use them a TON. Love that they double as bibs. Great for on-the-go. My current favorite burp cloths with Bobby are these.
I'm pretty passionate about pumping because I did it almost every day for the first year of my first baby's life, I pumped for six months for Lyla, and I pumped every day for about 3 months straight with Millie since girlfriend would ONLY take her dream feed from a bottle. She knew what she liked and how she wanted it! I pumped a good amount with Harry too for 6 months, and quite a bit for Bobby because I'm a working mom and sometimes have to be away from him during a feed, or when I do something like our Friday temple dates.
Spectra Pump is my #1 choice now for an affordable, portable and hospital grade pump! I've tried Medela, Ameda and now the Spectra and by far my fave of a traditional pump is the Spectra. I love that it’s reasonably priced, love that it has a tiny night light, love that it’s not too gigantic or heavy. My only complaint is that it has a single bottle holder spot in the back, which is nice because it keeps it small but weird that there’s just one! It’s hospital grade and it was one of the top recommended new baby items that other moms told me about before I had Millie.
Willow Pump is perfect for the mom on-the-go, especially working moms or even if you just see yourself traveling or needing to pump on the go while you run kids to different appointments or anywhere where you don’t want to have to plug into a wall or have huge bottles hanging off your body and tubes coming out everywhere. The Willow Pump will turn your world upside down!!
This pump has literally been a complete and total GAME CHANGER for me. I can pump virtually anywhere, very discreetly, without having to worry about plugging in or tubes or hiding gigantic pump bottles.
Willow vs. Elvie Pump
I tried both the Willow and Elvie pump with Harry and while I think they're both good pumps, I have to say that I used my Willow pump way more. I found it easier to use, but that could be because I was already used to it from having used it so much with Millie? If the special bags are a concern to you, you can now buy reusable milk containers that can be drained right into a storage bag OR a bottle. I liked their bags personally! But this helps cut down cost and waste, and also solves the problem of having to use exactly the amount in the bag since they're not resealable.
Comotomo bottles feel like a boob! My babies have loved these, they feel the most like a boob and real nipple so they’re supposed to cut down on nipple confusion if you’re worried about that! They also are designed so you don’t need a bottle brush to clean them out which is SO NICE. They have vents as well to help with proper digestion and to avoid colic or gassiness by reducing the amount of air they’re gulping.
First Essentials Bottles: When my babies are about a year old we start using these bottles. Lyla carried these around for EVER! You can get them for around $3 a piece and I never stressed about Lyla leaving one somewhere or having to throw one away if it was gross after not being cleaned out once she switched to formula at 6 months.
Baby Brezza Formula Pro: Speaking of formula, I switched Lyla to formula feeding at 6 months (more on that here) and we absolutely LOVED this formula bottle maker!!! It warms, mixes and dispenses the perfect amount of formula FOR YOU. One of those things I thought might be silly and unnecessary that turned out to be something we used SO MUCH that it felt like it was worth every single penny.
We gave it away after Lyla since there were 3 years between her and Millie and, funny enough, I really didnt miss it much with Millie! But I did get this cheaper version for Bobby and we've loved it for my next pro tip…
PRO TIP: I don't know why it took me until our FIFTH baby, but I realized while I was still in the hospital recovering, and one of my nurses offered to keep Bobby for his middle-of-the-night feeding and give him a bottle and bring him back after I got a solid 6 hours of sleep, that I could breastfeed my baby during the day but skip the middle-of-the-night breastfeeding and give baby formula bottles. This served a couple of purposes! FIRST, it helped our baby get used to having bottles frequently – a huge must for me since I work and have to sometimes be away from baby. Second and even more importantly, it allowed me to actually get more sleep in those first few brutal weeks where baby wants to eat every 2-3 hours. Neil and I divided and conquered – he likes going to bed early, and I'm more of a night owl. So he'd go to sleep right after our older kids went to bed, around 8:30 pm, and then I'd stay up and do a “dream feed” for Bobby around 10:30 or 11 p.m. Then when Bobby woke up around 2 or 3 a.m., Neil would get up and feed him a bottle, and then when Bobby woke up again around 4 or 5 a.m. I'd feed him next, and then we'd start the day around 7 or so. This allowed both of us to get a solid 6 hour stretch and I really think this helped me a lot with overcoming postpartum depression that I've had with some of our other babies, especially Harry in 2020.
Dr. Brown's Breastmilk Storage Bags are a little more expensive than the most popular milk storage bags, but they're more sturdy and less likely to tip over and spill! I felt like the extra couple dollars was well worth it and bought these over and over. I also love these bags for the same reason!
Bottle Cleaner & Stand
OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand: The best bottle brush ever. I read up on my reviews and this one lives up to the hype. I bought it in pink because I'm obnoxious like that. Gender neutral, what's that? ha.
*And then our 4th AND 5th were boys, and the joke was on me. Literally.
We bought a bottle warmer and hated it. If you're going to breast feed and pump, I suggest just running the pumped milk under hot water (refrigerated or frozen). It's easy, quick, and will never be too hot for your baby.
I even tried ANOTHER with Harry thinking surely they've gotten so much better. I bought the highest rated one and hated it too. Go figure.
Pacifiers & Clips
Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier: These are the pacifiers most hospitals use, but my babies have never taken them super well. My advice with pacifiers, if you're hoping your baby will take one, is to buy a bunch of different kinds and just see what they like!
BIBS Pacifiers: these were hands-down Harry's favorites, and now Bobby's fave too. Both my boys wouldn't take any other binky but these, and they've been a MUST for every nap and nighttime sleep. We actually ended up taking them away from Harry at about 20 months. I dreaded taking away his beloved paci but we gave him a teddy bear to sleep with instead and he was over it in a couple days! I'll probably do this a little sooner (18ish months) with Bobby.
Wubbanub: I remember seeing people whose kids had these in their mouths and thinking “those things are hideous and my kid will never use one of those.” Yeah, I ate my words. They are the bomb when your baby can't keep the bink in their mouth. The little stuffed animal has just enough weight to help hold the binkie in, and it will help them with grabbing onto something to get it back in their mouth on their own, too.
Boppy Best Latch Pillow: I've been a huge fan of Boppy brand nursing pillows since having my first, but I tried out this best latch version with Harry and it was my fave for him. Funny enough, I bought a new super cozy, neutral cover for our tried-and-true old school boppy for Bobby and have used that the most this time around.
Read ALL MY TIPS on breasfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding in this post!
Baby Food Feeding
Just keep in mind, you will not use this until your baby is at least 4-6 months old, and most babies are closer to 5 or 6 months before you start feeding them solids and need a high chair!
Boon Flair Pedestal Highchair used to be our #1 but it's since been discontinued, boo. You can sometimes find it on Facebook Marketplace though! Original retail was $275 and when I was pregnant with Anabelle, anything under $200 was a steal. A good price on FB marketplace would be anything under $100 unless it's brand new, never used.
Lalo The Chair: This is our newest fave! It looks pretty, wipes down perfectly clean just like the Boon did, and baby can comfortably sit up right really easily for meal times. Millie and Harry both loved this high chair! And it comes with shorter legs so that you can actually convert it into a shorter chair once they're done with the high chair.
NUK Gerber Graduates Rest Easy Spoons: Our favorite baby spoons. Love the built-in support that makes putting the spoon down without having it touch the counter super easy.
Bumkins Waterproof SuperBib: These have been faves of ours since Anabelle
Silicone Bibs: Rhese are SO awesome because they're sturdy and clean up well and catch the food that babies inevitably drop while they're eating. We LOVE THESE!
Okay the SNOO is by far the COOLEST new baby invention since we had Lyla. I actually met Dr. Harvey Karp at a baby event in LA almost 9 years ago and I remember him telling me about how they were developing a smart crib that would rock your baby back to sleep for you, but they were going through crazy testing to make sure it was safe. I was SO excited to see it finally come out and try it with Millie, and have LOVED it with our last 3 babies!
The SNOO bassinet is practically like having a mother’s helper around the clock in your house…FOR REAL! It’s a smart sleeper that actually responds to your baby’s fussing and movement. So if it senses them tossing and turning or crying out, it will respond with increased rocking and white noise to soothe them! It comes with tracking capabilities on your phone, including how long their longest stretch of sleep is by the day. You can also set it to a more gentle mode if you have a preemie baby, and a weaning mode when you’re ready to wean them and move them to the crib.
It comes with swaddles that attach to the bed and keep baby on their back, so it claims to be the safest bassinet on the market. AND let’s talk about how beautiful it is! The minimalist and chic design of the SNOO looks good in every nursery.
PRO TIP: use a satin bassinet sheet like this one to protect your baby's hair from getting a bald spot. So far it's working with Bobby!!
The price is definitely up there and I don’t think for a minute it’s a necessity to getting your baby to sleep. My first two girls slept through the night JUST fine without the SNOO, so I would never want any new mom to feel like their baby isn't going to sleep if they can't afford the SNOO. But it is for sure REALLY nice to have, and when people ask me (all the time) whether it’s worth the splurge I always say, “YES! It totally is.” Because if you’re the type of person who’s considering splurging on it, and it’s reasonably within your budget, I think it’s an AMAZING help to mom and dad who could use more sleep at night.
However, if you’re just like “no way I can’t spend that much!” then the same company actually makes those same magic swaddle sacs that you can buy for $32, and add some white noise from an app on an iPad or a big box fan (from any hardware store) or a white noise maker and you’ll have something similar to the SNOO, minus the rocking that responds to your baby’s cries.
Speaking of sleep, I'm pretty passionate about this topic, too, so I wrote a whole separate post all about it! But in short, if you're a new mom, or a mom who's had “bad sleepers” in the past and you want to try something new with a new baby, I highly HIGHLY recommend reading Baby Wise. I've followed these principles with all 4 of my babies and had amazing sleepers. Hint: it's ALL about the daytime schedule. And no, I haven't had to make any of them “cry it out.” Just read the book! 🙂
NEW with Bobby – I was struggling to figure out the perfect schedule for Bobby that coincided with Baby Wise, and right around that same time (8ish weeks) I saw TWO people in the same week mention this book Moms On Call and that their schedules were a life-saver. It's not for everyone – it's very regimented – but it's been a game changer for me this time to have an even better spelled-out schedule, written by 2 nurses, to help Bobby regulate his sleep. He started sleeping 11-12 hours immediately after I switched to this schedule! BONUS: it's way quicker to read and easier to digest than Baby Wise.
Here’s my post all about baby sleep tricks if you’re interested in a deeper dive on that convo.
Here are a few of my favorite cribs!
- Jenny Lind Crib: Charming and timeless.
- Stokke Sleepi Crib: This is such high quality and I love that you can change up the size and even make it into a toddler bed when the time comes. It goes from a bassinet to a crib to a toddler bed. Pretty sweet! This is what Harry slept in (pictured below).
- IKEA also carries very affordable cribs that are super popular and perfect if you are planning a clean, modern design for your nursery.
- I also really love these Babyletto cribs from Target! Most of them are very affordable, modern, and so cute!
Milliard Crib Mattress: A top rated crib mattress on Amazon that we got for Millie's nursery. It's affordable and had amazing reviews!
The DockATot is for sure one of my top 3 favorite new things we got for Millie and have continued to use it a ton with Harry and Bobby (and our other kids haha). This thing is incredible! We use it for lounging and tummy time and I honestly don’t know how we’d live without it. It’s the perfect place for babies to snuggle up after they eat and I loved it during recovery from my c-section because I could set the baby right next to me. We’ve brought it from room to room in the house and even to the beach! It also creates the perfect “safe zone” for the baby when big sisters are playing or wanting to snuggle on the bed. Baby is just as cozy as can be in this comfy little lounger, and I love that it’s lightweight enough that I can move it around the house.
Changing table: We actually bought a used changing table that had been refinished from a local craigslist-like site (KSL) for Anabelle, but you can use any dresser that you have or find one at a thrift store and paint it, put a changing pad and cover on top, and voila. You have a changing table.
I was going for a more modern look for Lyla's nursery so I bought a West Elm dresser that I knew we could transition into a big girl room eventually or use in almost any room in our house later if we needed to switch things up! We got this pretty one for Millie's room, which we then used in Harry's room.
Pottery Barn Kids Comfort Swivel Glider: This glider is one of my favorite purchases because I spent so many hours nursing our baby in it, and it's so comfy I could fall asleep in it. I actually still used this four babies later, in our bedroom, for early morning, late night, and every hour in between feedings!
I dreamed about getting a Nurseryworks Rocker with all 3 of my girls and finally got one for Millie's (and then Harry's) nursery and I'm still using it for Bobby! It's actually made ergonomically to be SO comfy and I loved the hours I've spent nursing my babies, and reading stories to them, in it.
This Hello Baby monitor is one of the highest-rated AND one of the most affordable baby monitors! I tried it out just so I could know if it was good enough to recommend and my answer is YES 1000%. It has amazing range, clear picture and sound, and I can keep an eye on the baby when I'm outside or on the other side of the house while they are napping. ALSO if it's a big deal to you to have a monitor that does NOT require wifi, this one is perfect for you. No need to connect it to any kind of network when you travel.
We love our Vivint system cameras too as baby monitors and I LOVE that when I'm out and about I can still check on my baby from an app on my phone, anywhere.
I know a ton of people who SWEAR by the Wyze cam, which I would probably get if we didn't have Vivint cams!
You can use a box fan or a white noise maker, but most baby sleep experts agree that white noise is essential to getting babies good naps and to sleep through the night!
Since Harry was born, this is my new fave white noise maker. Actually all my kids now sleep with either that one, or this less-expensive version that also plays meditations. Works so well, so many options, controllable by your smartphone. The reviews didn't lie when they raved and so now I guess I'm gushing too.
Sometimes referred to as “pack n plays” (kind of like all tissues are now kleenex) a travel crib is a GREAT thing to have if you plan to leave home before your kid is, oh, 3? Ha. Or if they're going to take a nap at someone else's house. A lot of places do have travel cribs for you, hotels and a lot of Airbnbs! But we get a ton of use out of ours. Here are our faves:
- BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light: I cannot say enough good things about this amazing travel crib. SUPER lightweight, super easy to install (you literally pop the legs out and that's it. Takes me 10 seconds).
- 4moms BREEZE: Literally a breeze to set up! I mean it seriously just pops into place in 2 seconds flat. A little heavy though, which is why I also list the BabyBjorn travel crib above. But if you want the functionality of a play-yard too, the 4moms BREEZE is for sure what you want!!
- Lotus Travel Crib: This is a really good in-between version too that my sister owns and loves! She literally lived on the road for a year and a half with her baby and took this everywhere and loved it.
- Baby Joy Crib: We bought this a couple years ago for the BEACH ONLY (sounds crazy maybe!) but we wanted something crazy lightweight to lug down to the beach since our BabyBjorn travel light was (and still is!) in Utah at my mom's house. For just over $100 this crib is LEGIT. Doesn't pop together in 2 seconds like the first two faves on our list, but if you're willing to take 10 mins to put it together it's a real winner.
Strollers & Carriers
Best double strollers
Double strollers can be big ticket items – but WORTH IT. We've had the City Select Stroller through all our babies and LOVED it. Single that converts into a double, babies can face 16 different ways, travel system, the gold standard for many years. It glides like a dream and grows with your family from a single to a double and back to a single if your older kiddo grows out of sitting in a stroller, and you can even add a kickboard for an older child to stand on. GENIUS! I have recommended this stroller more than ANY other stroller because of its versatility and relatively affordability for what your'e getting, and it's one of my favorites to find AMAZING deals on for my readers so make sure you're following the blog for ALL the stroller deals I find!
We have this UppaBaby Vista stroller too, after many many years of people asking me to compare it to the City Select and I have to say I do REALLY love it. It's very similar in my opinion to the City Select, and a lot harder to find on sale, whereas I'm pretty confident I can find my reader a killer deal on a City Select if she's reading my blog during her entire pregnancy.
The heftier price tag on the UppaBaby though, if you’re up for it, really is worth the extra pennies. Now that we’ve had 5 kids and our last 2 were the closest together we’ve had any of them, we’ve used our Vista more than any other. I love that the undercarriage basket is GINORMOUS!! The bassinet is SO nice when you have a newborn who needs a nap while you’re at an older sibling’s sporting event, or walking around at Disneyland, or on a long walk. I also recently used it at a work conference to take Bobby to and he napped like a champ in the bassinet all day. I love using the Nuna Pipa Lite in this stroller with this adapter. It just glides in like butter.
Best jogging stroller
The BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller is the very most popular jogging stroller on the market. If you are a jogger, this is a must-have. We own this and lovelovelove it too. Neil has taken our girls out on so many beach trail runs in the BOB and now in our Double BOB. They're so durable and great for families that are active or parents who want to be able to run with their babies.
Best lightweight or travel strollers
In my opinion, the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux is the very best budget-friendly travel stroller out there. Lightweight, patented one-hand quick fold, huge canopy, decent undercarriage basket, sometimes called the cadillac of umbrella strollers (even though it's not truly an umbrella, it's cooler).
If you can spring for the City Mini GT version (in a single or double, whatever you need) DO IT because the wheels and weight, and overall experience of the GT is amazing.
But if budget is what you're after, the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux is where it's at. My sister has taken her first AND second baby to Europe for the summer and swears by this stroller as the best for travel!
Our most favorite option after 4 kids for a lightweight travel stroller is the BabyZen Yoyo. It's insanely compact and lightweight and handles hairpin turns like a champ. Neil and I both LOVE this stroller. The price tag isn't awesome but if you're going to use it a ton it's worth it!
Stroller Organizer / parent console
Skiphop Universal Stroller Organizer: definitely one of the nicest and best I've tried, and totally worth $25 IMO.
Diono Buggy Buddy Stroller Organizer: Another great option because it's $10.99 and works with almost EVERY stroller out there.
Ergobaby Carrier: I love my ergo SOOOO MUCH. If you ever run into me at Target or Costco, chances are my baby is riding in my ergo while I push the cart. Need your hands for something? Making dinner? Getting ready? You will want one of these.
Solly Baby Wrap
Solly Baby Wrap: I didn't have this with Anabelle and it's for sure the #1 item I wish I could've gone back and given myself as a new mom. Now that I've had it for my second, third, fourth and fifth babies, I can't imagine doing the newborn stage without the Solly baby wrap! It's an absolute MUST HAVE for infants and mamas who need to be hands-free. I love it for airplane travel, trips to the beach, walking around the mall, doing housework (on the rare occasion that I get around to that!), walks around our neighborhood, and just about everything else. Really.
Since this original post was written, I've tried out many, many diaper bags and have found that my very favorite ones, especially for several kids/babies now, are these 3: my Fawn Design bag, my JuJuBe bag, and my Freshly Picked bag.
All 3 of these are huge enough to fit everything I need, anywhere I go, with four kids. It's nice enough to go with me to a nice dinner or to a casual park date and cleans up like a dream. Neil loves both of these bags too and never leaves the house with a kid without one of them locked and loaded!
I would say that Fawn and Freshly Picked are pretty similar in function, it's more of a preference of look between the two. JuJuBe for sure makes the lightest bags of all 3 (this one is ESPECIALLY lightweight and my pick for the beach!) and since you can throw theirs in the wash, they're probably the easiest to keep clean.
I love that they wipe clean so easily too since they're either faux leather (Fawn and FP) or polyester and machine washable (JuJuBe). And all come with a laptop sleeve!!
Other Baby Gear
- Car Seat Mirror: You don't necessarily need this brand, but you'll love being able to look at the mirror and see if your babe's okay on the road.
- 4Moms Mamaroo: Oh how we cherished our Mamaroo! It was the only way I got an hour or two of sleep when Anabelle was just a few weeks old. She napped and slept so well in it. It rocks like a mom, has multiple modes, it's a swing and bouncer in one. It even has a car-ride mode. I seriously have an emotional attachment to that thing, and ALL 4 of my first 4 loved it! One of my older kids sat in it and broke it before we had Bobby, so I've tried a couple other cheaper swings and he hates them. Hard to say if he just hates swings in general or if he would have liked the Mamaroo, but 4/4 babies I tried it with loved it.
- Play Mat: Your baby will play under this and love it more than you realize when you buy it at first. I thought it was a gimmicky waste of money, but we used it for months and months. Helped Anabelle learn to roll over and was one of the first things she loved and interacted with. I bought this less expensive (but super cute!) rainbow version for Bobby and love it.
- Baby Shusher White Noise Maker: Yes you can download an app on your phone and stick that next to your baby in her car seat if she starts crying while you're at the mall/Target/church etc, BUT then you don't have your phone. Which presents a problem if your phone text alert goes off and you have to remove said white noise. Or if you need to call someone, or look something up, or kill time on Instagram. Let's be honest. This little thing is SO GENIUS for a lightweight, easy to throw in your diaper bag, little perfect white noise maker on the go.
NEWER fave: I tried this portable white noise maker for my recent work conference and LOVED the shushing noise while I got Bobby to sleep in the Uppababy bassinet during the day, and then changed it to just the solid white noise for the night. It worked wonders!!
New Mom FAQ
- Is a swing worth it? Okay listen – all you NEED is diapers and wipes, a car seat, some onesies and a safe place for baby to sleep. But will you love having something to rock baby to sleep while you _____ (shower, wash dishes, make dinner or just give your arms a break)? The answer is, yes…unless your baby is like Bobby. My other 4 have loved the swing! Bobby hates the 2 I've tried with him. So it may just depend on your baby. But 4/5 of mine loved the swing.
- Best baby bouncer? My first 4 kids loved the 4MOMS Mamaroo. I've read in some reviews and mom forums that their babies didn't though, which I experienced with Bobby, except he has hated every swing.
- What will babies ACTUALLY wear? How many sizes of each should I get? Babies grow FAST, but they also go through TONS of clothes per day and week. My babies averaged at least a couple outfits a day the first 2-3 months. Then it slows down, their growth and need for different outfits based on blowouts and barf. Footie pajamas, especially those that zip from both the top and bottom, like these, are your friend. Start with a few newborn size outfits and a good handful (12 at least) of outfits and jammies and onesies (depending on the season) in 0-3 and just see how fast your baby grows. Mine are out of newborn by 5-7 weeks old, then they stay pretty consistent with the sizes marked on the clothes for the first year!
- Sleep Sack vs. Swaddle? Swaddles are (in my opinion!) a must for that first 4 months! Your baby will sleep soooooo much better swaddled. Then when they start rolling on their own, it's time to switch to a sleep sack. These are good budget buys, and this one is my very fave.
- Best dresser drawer organizers? Something soft like this works great!!
- How to sleep train your baby? That's a whole separate blog post, my friend, which you can read here. But the basics are swaddling, white noise, blackout curtains, and the daytime schedule sets up the nighttime schedule. Consistency is everything.
- Are blackout curtains necessary? YES. For me, yes. Some people say no because they want their baby to sleep “anywhere.” I say I'd rather have an amazing sleeper at home than worry about the 7% of the time we're not putting them to bed at home!
- Snacks to have on hand Postpartum? My faves were these trail mix small bags, Boom Chicka Pop, CSE Protein Shakes, Trader Joe's Mini Cheese Sandwich Crackers, G2G bars (they taste like cookie dough!), and CSE protein bites – my sis Brooke came into town and made some of these and it was the gift that literally kept on giving for weeks after she left, and I felt so loved every time I ate one out of the freezer!
- DockATot vs. SnuggleMe Organic? I've only used the DockATot but I know tons of people love the SnuggleMe!
- How do you swaddle a baby? Ohhh I love this question! I have a reel here that shows my favorite way to swaddle – even the strongest babies can't break out of this swaddle!
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- Best brand of diapers and wipes? See the above section on diapers, but our fave are Honest diapers! For wipes, my fave are Pampers Pure and I always order extra to have around because we can never keep wipes stocked here it seems!
- Newborn baby toiletry must-haves? Diapers, wipes, Aquaphor baby, Tubby Todd wash, Tubby Todd all over ointment. That's really it!
- Should I get a single stroller if I plan on having more kids? I knew we wanted more than one, which is why the City Select was at the top of my wishlist. If you're in the same boat, a City Select or Uppa Baby Vista is a SUPER smart choice, and, BONUS! They hold their resale value really well too!
Are you still with me?
I know this was a LONG LIST, but I hope it helps some people out there who are planning for a baby and are confused by all the options! Like I said at the beginning, I'll continue to update this post as we find things we love (and change our minds about things we don't love as much, anymore).
If you're craving more baby gear/ pregnancy/new mom advice, you can find WAY more in my baby archives.
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I'm so SO very excited for you to have your new baby join your family! It's truly the most magical thing that I've ever experienced and it feels that way EVERY time. I can't wait for you to have that joyful event in your life and I hope this list helps you feel as prepared as possible as your due date approaches so you can spend your time snuggling and loving that little one.
This is awesome! I have one daughter and she is almost five and I have gotten rid of everything and now I'm glad I did so I can buy all of this next time around! You are amazing for doing this!!!
thanks so much nicole! i am so glad it has been helpful for people 🙂
I read your post the first time and just went through the whole updated one! Till the end! And I just wanna say how awesome it is to have something like this to go to when you have questions. We are having our first baby girl in 2months and I’m looking for all the advice and recommendations I can get! Thanks again!!
This is an awesome baby guide! Even as a second time mom I found so much new awesome stuff from this post! Thank you😆☺️
Right?! I’m thinking the same thing!! Literally cannot get enough of this!
Fantastic ideas! Thank you for sharing!👏🏽
I can’t wait to wear my babe one day with a silly wrap!! I love them!
These are amazing! Thank you for taking the time. Changes my wife’s and my life knowing about these
Oh my this was so helpful! FTM over here and 14weeks. I’m so overwhelmed with learning all the ways of motherhood.
FTM here and this is so helpful and thorough! Thank you so much!
FTM here and this is so helpful and thorough! Thank you so much for all of this information!
Wow this has been so helpful! I’m so excited to look into the white noise maker and swaddles as this is our first baby and we are trying to figure out what works best for us!
The Solly swaddle is my favorite!!
The best baby register❤ i loved and recomend it for everyone. thank you for making our lives easier.
I have 2 kids now and followed this blog and it was so helpful!! Thank you!!
The amazon belly band has been AMAZING! Seriously wear it with everything!
Hospital must-haves! I needed that. Even after a few babes I always get flustered at what I should bring. So helpful!
I found out I was expecting in October and have scoured your blog every day since. In fact, this registry is one of the three most visited sites on my phone. Thank you for taking the time time to do this. The categories are so helpful and it’s allowed me to go through them bit by bit to start collecting the things I’ll need. It’s one of the things I’ve been most grateful for during pregnancy.
This is so great!! Thank you!
This was so helpful! I am pregnant with my first and this helps me know what I actually need to buy! Makes me even more excited. Thanks!
This list is so helpful!
This list is so well thought out!! Thank you! I’m going to be so prepared!
Some of the best information!!! Like a refresher course for baby #2!
As a mom to be I agree, oil for stretch marks is a must! And Once baby girl gets her (May 30 is our due date! ♥️) I have a feeling a good sound machine is going to be our best friend.
LOVE this list! Couldn’t live without my solly wrap!
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corrine my eyes are bleeding! this is quite an amazing list, no wonder if took forever to produce.. i definitely would've found this helpful when i was pregnant with my little guy – lots of great picks! my ergo is my lifesaver, too… my guy loves music too and that baby einstein take along tunes thing sounds pretty darn good. going to check it out… ^__^
the baby einstein toy is amazing! best $8 i've ever spent on a baby toy. i am hoping it's helpful for a lot of people! 🙂
I really enjoyed reading this list. I’m expecting baby #2 and had my mind set on so many products and brands that I had already used with my daughter, but this helped me be more open to try some of the products that you mentioned. Now I have to go and update my baby registry haha. Thanks for this!!
awesome! Now I just need to have a baby. Oh wait.
haha. mom. 🙂
Best registry ever!
Thank you! This list gives me confidence in being a prepared mom 🙂 thank you for putting it together to help us new moms.
thanks for your sweet comment dianne! i am so glad it's helpful 🙂
This is the BEST registry list ever. When i was A first time mom this is the list I was searching for. I will Defiantly be pointing all my mom to be friends to this. There are so many products out there it’s good to have someone point you in the right direction and give you some insight. Thank you for this!
Same here! I felt like having a very detailed list gave a great idea of how to embrace being a mom!
Seriously though, this list is amazing!!! The best list out there and I love that it's all specifics!! Great job girl!!! I am pinning this in hopes that everyone sees this!!!
sadie, YOU are amazing! so lucky to call you my friend. xo
This list is so helpful to every mom in every stage! My favorite item from the list that I have is the fawn design diaper bag. It holds everything & more that I need, which helps me always feel prepared to take care of my baby wherever we are.
I just went through my baby registry again and added almost everything you recommended! Thank you so much! It made it soo much easier..you thought of things I had no idea existed!
ashley, i'm so glad it was helpful! 🙂
great list! i've been so tired of baby registry lists on pinterest/blogs that only have really expensive stuff! there are two things we splurged on that i definitely felt were worth it – a BOB double jogging stroller and a PPB diaper bag (on sale, of course! 🙂
i wholeheartedly agree! a great stroller and diaper bag are two totally splurge-worthy items 🙂
Terrific List! Off-Topic question, where did you get the pink dress in the top picture? I must have it!
mandy i'm so glad this was helpful for you! the dress is from nordstrom rack 🙂
Love the dress! Do you know who the designer/brand is? It’s no longer available from Nordstrom Rack.
hey erika! i was able to find a website selling the same dress, just a different color 😀
I literally just spent hours pouring over your list and updating/changing my registry. Thank you SO much for being a lifesaver!
sarah i'm so glad it was helpful to you!!
Thank you so so so much for putting this list together! It is one of the most comprehensive and helpful lists I have come across!
All carseats have to meet the same federal standards to be sold. It doesn't matter that a company claims to put their seats through more stringent testing because there is nothing to compare it to. For all we know every single seat on the market could pass those same tests. The best carseat is the one that fits your baby and your car. So don't feel bad if you can't afford the
I'm not pregnant (heck, I'm not even married) but I've already pinned this post for future reference! When that day comes, I will be SO prepared thanks to you!!<br /><br />Danielle at <a href="http://www.framedfrosting.com/" rel="nofollow">Framed Frosting</a>
haha danielle! you are so sweet. thanks and when you do have a little one on the way someday we can nerd out about baby gear together 🙂
This is amazing and so helpful! I’m going to be a first time mom so I have a lot to learn. I appreciate you taking the time to write this up and include links! Thank you!
thanks so much nicole! i’m so glad it was helpful and congrats on your pregnancy! motherhood is the best thing i’ve ever experienced and i’m so excited for you 🙂
Wow, this is seriously a life saving list! I have been looking at this multiple times a week and have made some really great purchases. We’re getting ready to meet our little guy soon and I’m so thankful that you shared all of this helpful information. Thank you for sharing!
thanks so much renee, i’m so glad it was helpful! good luck meeting your new baby, it’s truly the most magical thing in the world! 🙂
this is by far the best list i have run into. i’m a second time mom, but still needed to “double check” my list. lol! very adorable baby by the way!!
thank you so much! i’m so glad it was helpful!
I’m in love with this list!! I am 8 weeks as of now and I was feeling very overwhelmed about everything that came with creating a registry, but I’m curious with all these items being at such different locations…Where exactly did you register at?? Do you recommend a place like Amazon or a store that might carry most of these items?? Thanks!!
jessica that’s a GREAT question! i need to address that on this post so i’m so glad you brought it up. i did an amazon registry and loved it. it made returns and tracking what i did/didnt still need SO easy. i highly recommend it!
Would you be willing to do a product review on our Rip n Go baby or junior lines? We are a new Canadian company, and we invented 100% waterproof detachable bed sheets for babies, toddlers and adult ! We are Eco friendly, which mean our product can be washed and reused. Please email me at Marissa@ripngo.ca if you are interested.
Love this list! This is my second pregnancy and I keep referring back to it! 🙂 I missed so much with my first! Okay so random question- on the side of your blog it has a slideshow of random pictures, and there’s the cutest little white blanket basket thing with gold polka dots that your newborn was in for pictures- where did you get that?! So cute!
hi lauren! the slideshow is from my instagram 🙂 and the gold polka dot blanket & headband are from miss j handmade but she has her shop closed temporarily 🙁 here’s the link so you can bookmark it and check back to see when she repoens: http://www.missjhandmade.com/
Love your registry! I am going to be a 1st time mom in August and have no clue what I’m doing. Is your Maxi Cosi car seat compatible with the City Jogger? I can’t tell from the City Jogger website if they have an adapter for Maxi Cosi.
awesome list. i just wish that you would have the links open in a new tab… i kept going to a website and purchasing the items you suggested, but then had to navigate back to your site somehow
natalie thanks so much for letting me know! i usually make it so the links open up in new pages but today i forgot to do that. i’m going back and fixing that right now. thanks again for commenting and for your readership! 🙂
Hi Corrine! Do you have any recommendations for pregnancy books?!
hey chanel! yes i do – i will add those to the list! thanks so much for asking this! i don’t know why i didn’t do this sooner! 😀
This list saved me time and allowed me to breathe and stay sane! My husband and I are expecting our first child in October and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time you took to put this together!!!!! I feel so much better now that I have some info! And the descriptions you gave and the reasons behind why you put them on your list were super helpful! Thanks so much!!!!
jessica i’m so happy this was helpful! congratulations too – i had my baby in october and i think october babies are the best 🙂
Thanks for finally writing about > the BEST baby registry list ever!
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Thank you for this list!!! SO helpful in so many ways!!!
karrie i’m so happy to hear it’s helpful!! 😀 xoxo
I have been so lost on what to add to my baby registry until I found this. Seriously! This is amazing! So many things I would’ve never thought of and such great brand recommendations! Thank you!!
you are welcome! i’m so happy to hear it was helpful 😀
Thank you for this labor of love. Incredible list!
thanks for reading jen! XO
I love this list! Our first baby is due in November and I have been on bedrest my entire pregnancy. I have done exactly zero shopping. Now I know where to start.
i’m so glad it’s helpful! and congratulations on your pregnancy! 😀
Thank you so much! I’m gonna be starting my own family in about a month or so and I’m trying to be the mom that reads up and is prepared but I kept getting so upset by most posts out there for baby registry lists. I’m a nurse and I would get irritated when mom’s would put stupid advice that it would ruin anything I liked about their post. For example I’ve been really stuck about what kind of monitor I want. My sister in law says go simple my mother in law says get video it’s cool to be able to see your baby. And your list has helped out cause a lot of blogs out there say this monitor saved my babies life when they got smothered by their big fluffy blanket IMO as as nurse newborns shouldn’t be sleeping with big fluffy blankets so I felt the advice was useless. Not to bag on other moms that’s not the point lol I’m just trying to say thank you for putting together as list of stuff that makes sense and doing all the research it makes me feel confident in using your list for my registry!
thanks so much anne for the thoughtful and sweet response! i’m so glad this was helpful for you and congratulations on your pregnancy!! XOXO
I am preparing for a surprise baby! I just became an auntie a few days ago and recently found out I was expecting. The first thing I did when I found out was read all of your baby blogs and create my registry. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog. You have given helpful insight and have made this new adventure much more bearable. I appreciate it very much! And am looking forward to using these products in the future!!!!
We just had Baby #4 & I bought new everything. I totally agree with everything on your list BUT I had this Peg Pegero carseat for Baby #3. I thought it was great. Then I bought an Orbit carseat for Baby #4. I LOVE IT! In fact, I had a problem with the Orbit handle. I used my Peg Pegero while they fix it. (Orbit actually sent me a newer mode for free in 2 days because of the problem. They were great to work with). During those few days, I really realized how much I love the Orbit. It’s so easy to get in and out of the car and easy to use with the stroller. Baby can face all directions. The handle is fabric so it doesn’t hurt your arm when you carry it. Love it! Just wanted to let all the moms out there know about it.
that’s awesome michelle! my sister in law has the orbit and really loves it too. i should add it to my list! 😀
The BEST registry items all in one place! Thank you ❤
Great list! I’m so glad I found it, my little guy is almost ready for a conversion car seat. Two items that we use and love are the Kiinde Kozi bottle warmer and Ubbi diaper pail. The Kiinde has a timer and then drains water into the resivour so the bottle never over heats, it works for bottles or breast milk bags. The Ubbi is a modern metal diaper pail that uses regular garbage bags and we’ve never had an issue with stinky diapers.
Just wanted to share a few of my favorite items!
those are awesome suggestions!! thanks so much danielle! XO
This list of awesome! Is great to have a solid starting place in a time that can be so overwhelming! 🙂
I love the pink ruffled shirt you are wearing at the top (side profile with turquoise pants)! Can I ask where you got it? Thanks! And great job on this list!
thanks so much jenny! the pink ruffle top is actually a little ruffle vest that i bought at H&M a few years ago. 😀
I just spent a few hours updating my registry and I want to thank you so much for posting this. I cross-checked your suggestions with Amazon reviews and in most cases your suggestions led me to better and more affordable products than what I had registered for. I’m a first-time mom with limited space, and this will probably be our only baby – this list is awesome. Thank you again.
thank you so much for the sweet comment sasha! and congratulations on your first baby!! XO
This is such an awesome list Corrine…. So helpful for a lost first time mom! This has helped me so much in putting together my registry!
Do you have any suggestions on Nursing gowns/tops/robes/zippers ? How many and what all should be on our shopping list. I’m not sure what would be most useful.. I’m due in Jan and it’s going to be cold in California..
thank you so much neha! i don’t have any strong suggestions for nursing robes/tops/zippers. i wore a lot of button-downs and things that i could pull down when i nursed. i will have to keep an eye out for anything awesome to add to this list though!
To say that I adore this list would be an understatement. I’m expecting my 1st child (baby boy, estimated due date Christmas Day) and this list is such a life saver in planning for his arrival. I’m SUCH a planner, and this list makes me feel so much more prepared!! I will for sure share it with all of my Centering girls and any future expecting friends!
Love your blog!!
yay congrats on your baby! and so glad ot hear this was helpful! XOXO
I was really excited to find this list! .. Until I realized I CANT EFFIN READ IT because all the important info is listed in light mint green.
so sorry to disappoint you. i’ve had my blog like this for over a year and have never had anyone complain.
Thanks for the list! I have bookmarked the page so I can refer to it when I start registering. The only thing I was disappointed not to see were cloth diapers, I really want to cloth diaper, but there are SO many choices out there! After seeing how many diapers my sister has bought and thrown into the landfill with her baby, I just can’t imagine disposably diapering twins.
i understand. i just didn’t feel qualified to recommend any because i didn’t use them myself! but i’m so glad the rest of the list was helpful! 😀
I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first and totally overwhelmed with starting a baby registry. THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting this together! I loved reading your comments and the links to Amazon were super easy to help me quickly set up my registry. I love you. You are a saint.
oh thanks so much lynda, i’m so happy to hear it was helpful! and congrats on your first baby!!! it’s the very most wonderful thing ever! XO
Awesome list thank you so much!
Corrine, how has the mattress you bought held up after two years? My mom is telling me that I need to buy one that costs at least $100 to be good quality. I’ve never done this before and don’t believe price always equals the best quality, plus it’s a mattress so I really don’t need top of the line, but I would love to hear if it’s still working well for you. Thanks!
this us so amazing. I am a first time mom and so overwhelmed trying to get the best products. It’s like you shopped for me!
i’m so glad it was helpful angelina!! 😀
This is AMAZING!! I can only imagine how much time it took to do all of this research. I’m the first of all of my family/friends to have a baby and had NO idea what to do when it came to a registry. A friend sent me this link and I’m so glad she did!! Such a big relief!!!
thanks so much erin! it was definitely a labor of love (no pun intended ha!). i’m so glad it was helpful to you, and congrats on your pregnancy!! 😀
Thanks for the great list of recommendations! I feel much less overwhelmed now about this new parent shopping!
oh good i’m so glad!! you’re welcome, and congrats on becoming a parent! 😀
Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together! I need to get cracking on my registry but so far have felt overwhelmed with all the options. I’m finding this post SUPER helpful!
yay so glad it’s been helpful to you! 🙂
Okay, when I have a baby, I’m not even registering anywhere, I’m just going to send out this list. Okay maybe I’ll register too but that’ll be a backup. Haha
I love this list! I have three kiddos, and used to be all up on all the good gear. With my last one being five, (and most of her things were well used from the older kiddos) I sold or gave away all of it after she was out of the baby stages. We’re going for that 4th little one, and the most info on the newest goodies is super helpful. Totally starting from scratch is going to be both fun and a little crazy!
Corinne, my friend Allison Z. sent me this list last year when I was pregnant. Thank you, thank you for this list — it was so helpful when I was overwhelmed with baby purchases, and I still look at it every once and a while. One thing I wanted to tell you was that the medela instyle is a closed system as well. Nothing goes through the tubes. I was stressed to get it after your review but ordered it through my insurance company and it has been great.
oh i’m so sorry to have stressed you out! so glad to hear it worked out for you, and that this post was helpful! 🙂
Thank you for this list!! Do you recommend getting the 4Moms Mamaroo and the Rock N Play? If you have any updates, please let us know. Thank you!!! By the way, I WISH I were as cute as you prego! You’re adorable!
thanks so much kelly! i’m totally planning on updating this list ASAP, especially after i try out a few new products with the new baby 🙂 i DO love having both the mamaroo and rock n play, because they’re so different! the rock n play is so great for folding flat and throwing in your car for a trip to grandma’s or even lunch over at a friend’s house. it’s super lightweight and travels well. the mamaroo is the mother of all swings though, and with the swinging or rocking or bouncing functions it’s pretty amazing. i wish i could give you a better answer to help pick between one or the other but that’s my honest opinion!! 🙂
Life saver! Thank you!!!!
You are Darling & so is your Lil one ❤
thanks for this post! with our second baby coming soon, it’s nice to see what’s new & what works for two! we have the same motorola monitor and are debating about getting a second camera… what did you find works best? thanks!!!
we’ve continued to use our original motorola monitor but we did just get a couple new ones to try. if they end up being better i’ll update my post with new faves! 🙂
FYI there is an oxyclean baby and oxyclean free. Powder and stain remover, they are not as harsh chemicals and of course better for our skin and babies. According to the ewg or ecg website (where you put the names of products and it tells you what grade it is), oxyclean free and baby are and b and normal oxyclean is like grade f.
oh thanks so much chanel! i updated my post with the baby version 🙂
This is such a great post – thank you so much! Now that you’ve updated, was wondering if you still love the crib mattress you got? I’ve gotten comments from relatives that the mattress on my registry is too cheap and I need to spend more money. Would love your thoughts!
Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress: the #1 rated crib mattress on amazon
hey melissa! i listed that because it was the #1 rated crib mattress but honestly we have a pottery barn crib mattress that i have been very pleased with! but i don’t necessarily think it’s the end-all, be-all. it’s just one i got a good deal on when i was pregnant with my first baby several years ago. sorry i don’t have a more helpful answer!
That makes sense – it has tons of awesome reviews on Amazon so it must be great right!? Thanks for the reply. 🙂
Thank you so, so much! I am pregnant with my first baby, have minimal clue as to what I’m doing and am just starting to tackle the registry. I feel less overwhelmed and actually more excited to register now that I’ve read your recommendation list. So many cute things! 🙂 Thank you!!!
yay stephanie! i’m so glad this was helpful. congrats on your pregnancy!!!
Hey Corrine! I was just wondering where you got the onesie and the bow Lyla is wearing in your picture above where you guys are in the hospital? Thanks!
hi kelsie! lyla’s onesie was from gap and her bow was from bloomies handmade.
We just found out were expecting a girl, not sure if you have a favorite place to find hair bows. Also don’t know if you’ve heard of the puj bath tub and would recommend that over your euro bath like you mentioned??
This list has been an incredible life saver! I am 3 months along with my first and was totally overwhelmed by making decisions – thank you thank you!
Now that you have published and updated this list, are there any other items that haven’t made this cut that you still deem useful? I won’t have the advantage of knowing much before having my first, but I’d love to know if you have any additional thoughts – thank you so much!
I had a question about the belly bandit, do you think it’s better using one of those over compression panties?
hey natashya! i tried multiple products including compression panties and nothing worked for me as well as the belly bandit!
This is amazing! And was obviously time consuming on your part! Thank you!
Aw thanks so much Mary!
This is really really helpful- thank you so much!!
Welcome! Glad I could help!
On my third child and I totally agree with a lot of these reviews. It’s been six years since my last baby though, so this is a great reminder of things I still need! Lol!
I love mebie swaddles and baby Frida’s baby wind! Lifesaver for a gassy baby!
I’m about to have my first baby and love all these ideas! I’m so nervous about sleep schedules and all that! I hope the book you recommended helps!
Such a great list. My favorite is the 4moms mamaroo. Been wanting to try it with baby #3 coming in just four weeks.
Favorite item on the list is hands down Tubby Todd!!!
We love their products and we are so grateful to have stumbled on them.
Love the Fawn and Solly! There are a lot of products I still need to try! Baby boy should be here any day!
I love Target diapers!
The Snoo is amazing!!
Love seeing all your favorites! So much changes every year when it comes to baby gadgets! Thanks for all the 411 on the newest items! My all time favorite is the 4Moms mamaroo. I love putting my babies in it and listening to the sounds myself. Ha
This is awesome ! My favorite thing is the baby snoo 😍
If I had to pick a fav…. it would be the doc a tot!!!!!! I feel like it would be a life saver.
Tubby todd works miracles!
I would have to say the snoo bassinet seems so awesome !!!
I loved the original best baby registry list for my first born back in 2012 and now this updated one is amazing, for my baby girl due December 1st. I loved the fisher price rock n play and can’t wait to try so many of the new products listed above. Thanks for taking the time to help all the mamas out!
I Hope to try the 4moms mamaroo this time around! My best friend had one with my second and she loved it but she was almost to big when I discovered this! Now with number 3 I hope to try it out! I also feel like you can’t live without aquaphor!! It’s the best for so many things. You have a ton of awesome things listed on here! Can’t waig to try some this time around!
Thank you for this fantastic list!! It really is the list of ALL baby lists! I’ve had three babies and still so many things I haven’t tried and are now on my wish list for baby #4! The top of my list is the Snoo and the DockAtot.
UPPAbaby vista and owelet are my faves on this registry! Thanks for putting this together, it has been so helpful as i prepare to have my first child!
LOVE the micro gathre mat for all those newborn blowouts!
This is an incredible list!!! I am excited to learn from all this and thank you for your time and knowledge you shared to make it easier for me as I prepare for my first baby! My favorite thing is the Willow Pump-seems to be lots of pros!! THANKS!
LOVE our gathre micro mat for all those newborn blowouts!
Ahhh thank you so much! After almost 4 years and 2 miscarriages we are finally adding a 3rd baby to our family. I feel so out of the loop with everything that has changed baby wise! This list is amazing
Haha wow! Pregnancy brain is real! I meant to put with my first born in 2015 haha I got married in 2012. 🤪
Thanks for putting this together! I’ve been dying to try out the Dockatot!
Love this list so much. My first pregnancy I used the Mother’s Special Oil and I only had stretch marks on places I didn’t use it! Obsessed. Thanks for all the recommendations!
So excited! I never win anything but I figure I have a better chance with this than the lottery! 😂
So happy I found your blog! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for good nursing pads! I have to stick a burp cloth in my bra while I’m nursing on the other boob! That’s how bad I leak! So I’m super excited to try the ones you mentioned!! Just added them to my amazon cart!
I have never heard to the Willow before, but now I feel like I need one. I am a nurse and am so concerned about pumping when I go back to work, but I feel like the Willow would make it so easy to pump even if I’m having a crazy day!
Congrats on your girls. I loved this post! Such good info!! I’d love to win the snoo! We’re wxpecting in May. A sleeping baby would be perfect !
My must have item for all three of my babies was the SollyBaby wrap! You get the closeness of holding your baby but it frees up your hands to get things done around the house or play with the other little ones. I have three in three years so the SollyBaby wrap was a life saver!!
i love this entire list! thank you so much for putting this all together. i’m due in February & have started putting my registry together. this is a lifesaver!
This is so nice! I’ve moved so many times I couldn’t keep a lot of my baby stuff for my two boys. This makes me so excited to have another one someday (hopefully a girl)! I cant Wait to maybe purchase the dockatot! Really though such a great list to Go back to for my next one!
The happiest baby is my favorite from your list!! Here’s to hoping we win!!! ♥️♥️ So hard to pick just one thing ahhh!!!
Such a helpful list! I love my solly wrap- esp with the second baby 😊
Love the fawn design diaper bag! Perfect for a new mom or even use as an everyday bag if you’re not a mom!
My favorite item ever is definitely the Dockatot! Sleep with a newborn is so tricky and worth every second, the Dockatot was a life saver! Will use it with every baby!
Everything on this list looks amazing! I’m expecting my first in February and the snoo bassinet looks like a miracle worker! I’ll have to dive more into this list to see what I need!
The snoo sounds so cool!
As a first time mother-to-be, having your tried & true, honest reviews are so, so helpful. Navigating this time is so stressful, and there is SO much information out there. This guide is a huge, huge help. Thank you Corinne!
The miracle blanket saved me when my baby was born!!
The dock a tot and the loved baby Jammies!
I’m pregnant with my first so I can’t choose a favorite product yet, but I’m adding all these to my registry 😍
Love the Fawn design bag!
This is my first (due 11/30) and this list is SO helpful! I definitely added these things to my registry, especially the Dock-A-Tot!
WOW! This list is seriously amazing!! I have so much to learn and this looks like the perfect place to start! Thanks!
I’m prego with my first right now and am soooo overwhelmed with everything. THANK YOU for putting so much time and effort into this list and for being so honest about what is a necessity, what’s nice, what you didn’t end up using… It’s so incredibly helpful. I can’t wait to try the Solly wrap! That’s the first thing I thought of when I found out we were expecting haha😊 you’re so wonderful Corrine!
The willow pump is a total game changer!!
WOW! This list is seriously amazing!! I have so much to learn and this looks like the perfect place to start! Favorite item would have to be the Fawn Design.
The willow breastpump sounds like an amazing product!
This is an amazing list! I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby and have been lost in making a registry. Thanks for sharing! I was excited to see that the nuna pipa made the list. We just got one from Nordstrom and I can’t wait to see her cuteness in it!
Oh my goodness I don’t think I can pick a favorite. Been DYING to try the Snoo and I have heard so many good things about it! Also love the gathre mats! Due with baby boy in March!
My favorite is the fawn design bag!!
The snoo seems amazing! ❤️
Love this list!! I’m a first time mom with baby on the way so this is very helpful! It’s hard to pick just ONE favorite but I will say I love the solly baby wrap! All their wraps are so cute and I love the idea of wrapping my baby up snug to my chest 🙂
This is amazing! One thing I didn’t have and would LOVE is the snoo! That bassinet looks like a real life dream!!! Sleep is so underrated!!
So many amazing products, hard to pick the best! I would have loved to have some of these products at my house, and even more possible. I teach fourth grade and the Willow Pump would be my top pick! Every minute counts when you teach and have little ones at home. Would LOVE to have the hands-free option!
This list is amazing! I am pregnant with baby #2 and can’t wait to try so many of these! Your original list was a lifesaver when I had my first baby, particularly the mama recovery parts! (thank you mint arrow and colace! haha!) the dock a tot was probably my favorite! we loved it especially when we first brought him home, it kept him snug and safe right next to me so I could sleep while he did!
Excited to use the Spectra pump this time around 🙂 thanks for all the great tips!
Such an amazing giveaway! I welcomed our newest little a few weeks after Millie!
I’m so intrigued by the Happiest Baby bassinet! What a cool give away! Thanks for the awesome list!
How fun is this! I have followed you before you had your last baby. I have ordered some of the things you have used and love everything you suggest. I have been looking into the willow and would love it now I’m back to work!!!!! Thank you for putting this on! Hope I win!!!!
I love my solly wrap so much! It was such a life saver those first 9 months especially! I’ll know it’ll come in even more handy with baby #2 🙂
This list is really impressive! My favorite would probably be the Happiest Baby Snoo since we really struggled with getting our first babe to sleep and stay asleep when she was first born!
The jogger system and breast pump look AMAZING! I would honestly love to try all of them though. Let’s be honest.
Thanks for putting this together! My favorite is the Solly Baby wrap! I can’t wait to wear my baby around.
Wow! This is the list of all lists!! I’m on my third baby (due in Jan) and even after having 2 kids this was super helpful!
Rock and play and dock a tot are both lifesavers for those early days!
I’ve heard really good things about the comotomo bottles!
I have used your list for all my babies and so excited for an update for my upcoming! I would love to try the willow pump!
The Tubby Todd products are my favorite recommendation on the list! Great products!
What an amazing list!!! Such a great guide for a soon to be mom!
I love so many things of these things! I recently got myself a Nesting olive dress and ahhhhmazing! Thanks for all of your great recommendations!
This list is beyond amazing and helpful. Thank you for recommending the Newman’s nipple cream. I had a nightmare of an experience nursing my 3rd and was terrified to nurse my 4th. That nipple cream saved me. Thank you, thank you!
Also, Fawn design diaper bags are the best!
I’d love the willow pump!!! My second favorite item is colace 😂😉 So excited for this list!!!
I love this registry!!! Baby girl is due in January and I don’t feel prepared at all! This would be such a blessing to our family!!
I’m getting ready for my first. This list is SO helpful! I’ve heard the Snoo is LIFE CHANGING with a newborn!
Just found out we are pregnant and I cannot wait to get started with your list! THANK YOU!! And I’m super excited for the dock a tot!
Such a great list! We love our Tubby Todd!
willow breast pump
I’ve been waiting for this list. Used it so much for my first 4 years ago and an update just in time for my 3rd. Most excited about the Snoo. Anything that helps baby slee is a must!
Goodness gracious I love all of these company’s soo much! I love mebie baby & their prices and design. I seriously love everything so good! These are all incredible!
Ok so many things I registered for from this. I’ve heard those swaddles are amazing! Excited to try the bottles as well. I’m going to be a working mama so the willow pump seems like a must! Thanks so much for your help!
I’d love to try the baby wrap! I just found out I’m expecting today!!! ♥️♥️♥️
This list is PERFECT! We’re expecting in March after struggling with infertility & miscarriage! We just found out it’s a little girl and we are beside ourselves with so much joy! I love EVERYTHING on this list but would love the Snoo & also that Willow pump looks amazing! Ahhh! It’s so hard to pick just one thing! They’re all amazing.
My favorite item on the list is the Happiest Baby: Snoo & the Dockatot Deluxe !
solly baby is the best
I’m pregnant with my 3rd baby, and there’s a 6 year gap between my last child and our new baby due in Dec. I definitely think there are so many cool new baby stuff available now! My new favorite baby registry item is the dockatot!! Thank you for compiling this amazing list! You’re awesome!
Loving this updated list!!! So many things I want to get! I couldn’t live without my Ergo Carrier!!!
Wow! What an amazing list! This will be my first baby and I’m feeling clueless! Super excited to pour over this list! The snoo sounds like a must have!
We love the SNOO!!
I really love the fawn design bag, I got one for baby #3 and I can’t wait to use it. It seems so big!
Thank you for this post! I feel no matter the number there’s always something new and improved by the time a next baby comes! I personally love my Fawn Design bag! But SO many things I really hope to try! One being the willow pump and the snoo, I’ve heard great things!
The Munchkin Diaper Pail is a must in our house! Who wants their home to smell like dirty diapers!? This was the only thing that eliminated all diaper odor for us.
I love this list!!! Our second little is arriving in just a few weeks! We love the mebie swaddles too! So soft and big!
so so so hard to pick a favorite!!
I think the baby jogger city select takes the cake though!
NOW I need baby’s number 2! Love my ergo and swaddles!!
The fawn design bag is my favorite item
Such an incredible giveaway! How do you pick just one favorite item?! Baby products are my favorite!! We are welcoming baby #2 in December and this would be so perfect to win! Fingers crossed!
I have always wanted to try the dockatot! But lots of these things on the registry would be new items for me!
Just found out I’m pregnant and I love everything on your list!! The fawn design bag, the snoo, those bottles and everything else looks amazing!! Thank you thank you for this list
I love love love the rock n play! My Babies have all been good sleepers because of it!
This is AMAZING. Such a thoughtful and thorough list! Thank you!!!
This give away is SO exciting! I am pregnant with my 5th baby and feel like most of my baby items are used up and outdated. My favorite item on the list would be the baby jogger and car seat. Each item seems like such quality and so helpful. It will bless the life of whoever wins. Bless you and all involved for doing a give away!
Feels-Naptha is the ultimate baby must have 😂 I would have no clothes for my baby without it!
Honestly I would love all of these baby products! I currently have my eye on a few must have products from your list, I’m just waiting (as patiently as possible for me) to get pregnant.
House dresses for when you come home from the hospital are the best!
This is an awesome list! My favorite is the Dockatot. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it and have been wanting to get one!
Bless your heart…the thought and time you took to share your advice and experience with mom’s and those to be. I am a grandma to-be and will be sending this to my newly pregnant daughter. I have so much to relearn myself after 22 years. I do love the Fawn diaper bags! So stylish yet functional at the same time!
This is amazing!! Can’t wait to check out these items. Love the blush fawn design bag.
In my 11 years of motherhood I’ve never had a diaper bag I love. The Fawn design one looks awesome!!!
I am so excited to learn more about the Snoo! My babies always have reflux and it sounds like it would be so helpful for sleeping.
This is so helpful!! My favorites from our first baby that are on the list are definitely the solly baby wrap and the Fischer price rocknplay. But I can’t wait to try some more of these suggestions for our next!!!
I have heard amazing things about that stroller!!
There’s sooo many amazing items on the list! I’d say my most desired would be a dock a tot or the city select stroller!
So many great things! Third baby due in a month and there’s so much I need to update! Going to try the belly band you recommended.
So helpful!! My babe is just 8 weeks and we could not live without our dock a tot. She finally sleeps 6+ hour a night now!!🙌🏻
Getting ready to have baby #2 and am so thankful to see this list! Saw many of my favs on here, plus I have a friend who has been following you for awhile, she’s gradually changed some of my inventory to some of your favorites and I haven’t been let down once! Can’t wait to trade out stuff from baby #1 with some of your suggestions for baby #2!
I’m pregnant with my first child and I have been clueless when it comes to my registry! Thank you for sharing your list. I really like the Baby Jogger.
Thank you for this post!! Used your initial when I was pregnant with my first and have enjoyed this update as I am pregnant with my second. Love the mother’s special blend oil. Didn’t get a single stretch mark with my first and it’s looking that way with my second. Thanks again!!
This is amazing and I’m obsessed with the Nuna Pippa and mostly everything
I love all of these things!! It makes me want a girl so badly!!! I want to try the SNOO!! My baby was so ROUGH for the first while, so that would be a game changer!!
Snuggle Me Organics- favorite baby item!!
Excited to try all the recommendations! Especially the Dock a Tot!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my baby jogger city select lux stroller! My 2 week old babe falls asleep every time we go for a walk in the stroller. I also got the nuna pipa lite lux carseat and I couldn’t be happier. It is so soft and light and I love the canopy. Thanks for the blog post, I’ve looked at it so many times. It is hard to choose just one of my favorite products from your list!
Loving this new list! So many wonderful products! I love my solly baby wraps!
Thank you for this list! I’m preparing for my 3rd son and am so excited to update my baby must haves based on your suggestions! My favorite thing with my oldest two was definitely my ergo! It’s a lifesaver to be able to be handsfree when you’ve got more than one kid running around : )
Corrine, what an awesome and thought out list for new moms. My daughter is about the have her first baby and a lot has changed in the 20+ years since I’ve had a baby! 🤪 Thank heavens for the time and effort you’ve put in to helping young mothers.!! Adore you!! Can’t wait to be a grada! Xoxo
Really want the snoo for our little one!
this list is amazing!!! Thank you so so so much for putting this list 🙏🏼❤️I am pregnant! Baby # 2 a baby girl and a i have a 3 years old boy 😍
I love our Boon high chair! It was great for a small apartment and perfect for our house. I love that it has wheels so you can move it anywhere in the kitchen/dining area with ease!
Would love to win! It all looks amazing! The willow pump would come in handy! Thank you for doing this!
Thanks so much for all your baby advice!! I am a new to be Momma next month and your blog and Instagram have helped prepare me for whatbis about to come!! I love all your pics of your sweet babygirls!
This list is amazing — the Dockatot saved my sanity with my last baby, who would only sleep in my arms the first few weeks! I’m due in a month and would be so thrilled to win these amazing items, and to give the Dockatot and more to my cousin who is also expecting!
Fawn design diaper bag is my favorite!
Loved my mamaroo with my first daughter and I can’t wait to use it with baby #2 due in December!
First off, congratulations fellow mama!! Secondly, this list is unreal. I’ve researched for endless hours on the best products to help soothe the little one, and still provide some ease on the parents. I couldn’t possibly choose between just one, but if I had to probably the mamaroo since I love the way it’s supposes to mimic the motions experienced in utero. Just hit 31 weeks, and couldn’t be more excited to meet babygirl!
My favorite baby product would have to be the Dockatot! Best invention ever
This couldn’t have come at a better time as I’m creating my registry! Dying to try the SNOO…will do anything for sleep 🙂
I’d love to try the willow! Lots of great suggestions – love the smell of noodle & boo!
As a first time mom (to be) I have never personally tried any of these items for my baby. But baby girl comes March and I am beyond happy to have this registry list to help me out! Before, I was so overwhelmed with all the bassinet options and I must say on this list the Snoo looks pretty amazing!
Your registry helped so much with my first baby and now that I’m having #3 I’m back for more tips! My favorite was probably the ergo 360. Lifesaver for grocery shopping and any errands.
LOVE my solly wrap and dawn design bag. Hope to try some of these other products- especially if I win! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Tubby Todd- hands down. They’re all over ointment has SAVED me! So many good things on this list!!! Very well done!
Such a great list! I’ve regustered for so much of this! Particularly excited for the mamaroo and dawn design bag!
I cannot wait to buy the 4moms mommaroo! I think that’ll be my favorite out of everything we have for this growing bundle of joy inside of me!
Such amazing suggestions!!! I’m really torn on my favorite item- I’d have to go with either the mamaroo or the willow pump! The mamaroo was a lifesaver with my first, but with a 1 year old and baby #2 on the way I’m thinking the willow pump is a necessity! I pumped exclusively for a year with my first, and I am certain a handsfree pump would make life so much easier with two babies!!
This was so amazing and crazy helpful! I’m 31 weeks with my first and although I have my registry pretty complete, seeing this is so helpful! Lots of things to add/change and reliable things I can buy for myself! Just reading your input on things has taken my stress level down a knotch! Thank you, thank you!
Dock A Tot are seriously LIFESAVERS!
This is a dream come true for any mom but especially being a new mom this would make everything that much better.
I am most excited about the dockatot – my baby is having a hard time sleeping and I borrowed my friends dockatot and he loved it! I am praying that I win!!!
I love this list. My 4moms baby swing and Solly saved my life with my first!!
So far, my fav baby item would be the Owlet monitor!!
This list is incredible and oh so helpful! There are so many awesome things that I’ve used and plan to use with baby number two. My favorite item on the list (for selfish reasons) is the toning oil. As someone who grew up with stretchmarks on my sides from growing so fast, I thought for sure I would get them all over my stomach during my pregnancy. It worked like a charm with my first baby as I didn’t get a single stretch mark. You better believe the second I found out I was pregnant with baby number two, I ordered it again STAT!
Everything on this list looks like a must-have!!! My favorite one has gotta be the Snoo because I’ve heard it is a life saver when trying to get your baby to sleep! In turn letting the mama get sleep too.
Omg i need this so bad!!!!!!! The willow pump!!! Perfect for working moms!!! I love it, need it, pretty, pretty please!
My favorite baby item is the owlet! Helps me have a piece of mind!
Solly baby wrap 💗
Most of these products are outside of our family’s budget. So, I’d be grateful to try any. Mostly the dockotot, tho. 🤗
LOVE all of these items!
Hats to choose a favorite, but maybe Willow? Would be a game changer!
Honestly I don’t think I could pick a favorite!!! They all are my favorite! 😍😍😍
Great list! The baby jogger is a life a saver!
Love the solly wrap, ergo, city select stroller, & the comotomo bottles! Love your list & excited to check out everything!
Best thing we got was the pac n play we use it all the time and it makes life so much easier
Wow, this is the ultimate survival list! I’m unexpectedly expecting #3 which will give me three ages three and under. This list has everything I could possibly need to make this crazy time as manageable as possible. That Snoo bassinet seems like a dream come true!!
The Snoo is by far what I am most excited about! I have heard rave reviews about it and would love to try one! Everything in this registry is definitely a MUST HAVE!
This would be such a blessing! I have 3 kids and have been trying for a very long time to have baby number 4. Well, now that my baby is almost 6 I gave most of my baby things away. Well, I am finally pregnant and I don’t own any of the necessities. I would love the amazing carseat. I never have owned a breast pump and that would be incredible! Everything, honestly, would be so exciting for me to own! I love it all! I have other ranting and raving about the fawn diaper bag and the sling carriers. Oh wow! This would be such a tender mercy! I love that yoi give back so much!!
i love the new updates to your list! Thank you for doing the footwork and sharing all your favorites with us all! My favorites from your list are the Mothers Special blend body oil (used it with my last two pregnancies!), the swaddle blankets (you really can never have enough!), and the extra long iPhone charger! I referred to this list many times prepping for our new 3rd little lady!
I love this list and direct all my friends who are having babies here! I remember the first time I saw your list I felt like I had written it because I completely agreed so now with my 3rd due in December I know I can trust your list! Also, I can’t live without that Solly wrap!
This is a great list – thank you for updating. The Snoo is my favorite product. I hope we are able to get one when our first arrives
Dockatot is on the top of my list for this second pregnancy! I sure hope it lives up to the hype!
I love the 4moms mamaroo!
This list was AMAZING! Im a mom of 2 and i still learned so much! Its so hard sorting through all that different brands of everything and it can get so stressful and overwhelming! Ill definitely use this list as we are trying for baby #3 💙
This registry is everything I’ve been checking out, especially the Willow! Love the idea of card free. Thank you so much for putting this together
I dont know how people live without a rock n play. I didnt have it on my registry (fail) but a fellow new mom got it for me anyway. It’s now my go to baby shower gift. Cant live without it for the first few months. Especially if you have older siblings and you need to quickly have a safe spot for the babe.
Even with this being baby number 2, this is so helpful to see what new things there are to use! So many helpful items!
It would be a dream to own all these items, especially the Snoo and the Willow Pump! Anything that makes a mom’s life easier is worth it! This is such a great list of all the best baby gear!!
Love the dock a tot!! And como tomo bottles!
I so needed this list! I am due with baby # 3 in April and it has been 4 years since our last baby so I have a lot of stocking up to do! I’m especially excited about the snoo!! Thanks for the recommendations ❤️
Such a thorough list!! Thank you!!
Thank you SO much for this post! Baby #2 is coming next month and i feel completely lost at what she’s gonna need besides the obvious basics! I have the Solly wrap & the comotomo bottles on my registry! I couldn’t live without my rock n play for our first babe and I’m sure it’ll be the same with our second!
I’m a new mama to be, so this is incredibly helpful! I love your tips throughout the list as much as I love seeing the products. Thanks for this!
First time momma and I’m due in January! I’m supposed to comment what my favorite item on a baby registry is, so far muslin blankets!!
I love this list and have added so much to my amazon registry! I loved the nosefrida with my son and it is a must have in my opinion.
This is truly a dream list for baby! I’m a first time mom and overwhelmed by wanting the best for baby but not always having it in the budget. Would be crazy awesome to get some of these items for our sweet little miracle baby!
I have LOVED having a Solly Wrap. It’s the gift I love to give to new moms. By far my favorite baby item.
Willow pump and dockatot
Your baby list is amazing! Definitely going to be updating my registry. My favorite thing on the list being the Happiest Baby Snoo. I wish they made an adult size in that. Lol
This list! All the heart eyes! Winning even half of this list would be an absolute dream come true. I am drooling over the thought of having a snoo, but more importantly the willow pump. I would do anything to be able to breast feed this new baby, and that pump might be my best chance.
I love the Fawn Design bags! They’re so pretty!!
I’m 17 weeks pregnant and this post was HEAVEN to read. Thank you for all the information! Xoxoxox I cannot wait for my baby to be here!
Loved reading this as baby#3 is due in just a few short weeks😬.
I love this post! I’m having a little boy in January after 3 years of trying. We have a girl who will turn 5 in January and I feel like I’m starting all over. We loved the Miracle Blanket with our first. I’m getting another one for this one!
I definitely hope to have a Willow Pump someday! Pumping can be so tough, especially when I’m at work and it requires an entire extra backpack of equipment. Definitely my favorite item on the list!
I am!! 17 weeks pregnant and I am SO happy!!!!!!! Thank you for listing everything out so perfectly!!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxozoz
Ok I don’t have a favorite item on your list because I’m a new mom (currently pregnant) but I’m dying to try the mommaroo. I’ve heard So man good things about it. Everything on your list looks so needed.
This list is awesome! My daughter is four now but planning to have another baby so this was helpful! I really like the spectra pump.
One of my favorite and most helpful blog post! So happy to see it got updated! I love the PUJ for bath time because my hips have not got back ‘into place’ yet and I don’t think I could bend over by the tub right now! And I would love to try the dolly wrap and of course the SNOO! Great post, thank you!
So many great products it’s hard to choose just one favorite! But the 4Moms Mamaroo… game changer!
I love the updated list! I’m due in a month, so this is extremely helpful for a first time mama like myself. I can’t wait to try out the dockatot – I’ve heard great things about it!
Great list! I am planning for baby 3 and there’s a lot on here I didn’t have for the first two. Heaven knows I need anything that will make life a little easier with the third.
Thank you for putting this together! We’re getting ready to meet our little girl in a few days and I am going to try a lot from your list! One item that I cannot live without is Tubby Todd EVERYTHING. Both of my boys have eczema and nothing has helped it more than their all over ointment and body wash. LOVE!
Love this thank you so much for putting this together! I love my specta pump and just ordered a few of the pacifiers that you recommended.
😍 the willow!!! 🍼
This is the best list! We are jumping back into the world of babies after 6 years! I need a whole refresh on our baby supplies! Love the car seat options.
Baby stuff can be so overwhelming! I’ve heard the snoo is magical!! I had a rough sleeper for my first one. Hopefully baby 2 will be better I don’t know if I could handle it being that rough again!!
This seriously is the best list ever!! We love the City Select, Rock N Play, Milk snob cover, Sophie the giraffe, and literally everything else you listed. Thank you for all your hard work compiling it all!
My favorite thing from this BEST BABY REGISTRY is the Willow pump! #breastfeedingandworkingmama
Love love love this baby must have list! For a first time mom this is GOLD. Thank you so much for taking time and making this. Making adjustments to my registry’s now. 😊😘 #5moreweeks
I’m preparing for baby girl #3 and I love this list! The miracle swaddle and baby wraps are a must!
Oh my goodness the Snoo bassinet looks amazing! I’m a first-time mom (19 weeks) and already feel overwhelmed by all the decisions to make, so this list is very helpful!! 💕
This list is amazing and I can’t wait to use it with the arrival of our second. We love our City Select too! And I can’t wait to give the Willow pump a try too!
This is such an amazing list!! I’m expecting #3. I’m most excited about the Willow pump. I’m a working mom and my medela is almost 6 years old and I’m afraid it won’t make it through this baby. I’ve been so curious about the Willow pump- so thank you for the review!!
I love this list! As a first time mom-to-be, it’s so hard to narrow down all the options out there! I want to try the fawn design diaper bag and the dockatot!
Thank you so much for the list! The list has been very helpful as I’ve been getting ready. I am due to meet my little boy in March! Thanks again!
Thank you so much for this list! I’m expecting #3 and I am most excited about the willow pump. I’m a working mom and I’ve had my medela pump for almost 6 years and I’m afraid it won’t make it through this third child. I’ve been so curious about the Willow pump- so thank you for your review!!
Oooh I’ve been wanting so many of these things!!
I love this list! I’m expecting my second baby and these are all great ideas for awesome baby products!!
I love the happiest baby snoo!!! Great blog !!
I absolutely LOVE the mamaroo. So many of my friends have one and now I have one too and I’m so excited to use it for my sweet baby due in March! I’ve let a few relatives try it out on their new babies and they are hooked too. It’s amaz!
I LOOOOOOVE the Solly wrap. I used it with my babes and right now I am using it with my friends’ baby, who I watch 2x a week.
I love a lot of things on this list, but my favorite would have to be the City Select Stroller! Hands down, it is the best baby purchase I have made. I was initially concerned that it was going to be a pain to take the seats off and put it away, but it is surprisingly quick and easy! It also is not as heavy to push as most double strollers are–even some single strollers. I could go on forever because I love it so much!
Omg this list is amazing, love the thoroughness! I need it all! 😂
I’m excited to try the como tomo bottles! My first baby is due this Saturday (the 27th) so I can’t say that I love a product YET, but I’m especially excited to try those since I’m wanting to breastfeed and keep bottles as close to that as I can. Love this list! It’s been so helpful.
SO good! Your original registry helped me when preparing for my first babe in 2015. Now getting ready to welcome my second and I ‘ve just read through this entire post..twice. My favorite items are the belly oil and swaddles! but i put so many of these items on my list to buy! Thanks Corrine xx
As a soon-to-be new mom I’m not sure what my favorites are but I’m really excited to try the dock-a-tot and would love to try the city select stroller!!
This is such an incredible list. I have 3 boys expecting my 4th and i wish i had all of these things back with my first! Dock-a-tot is incredible i got to borrow one from a friend after having a rough recovery and surgery and while i hope i dont have to repeat the craziness having one of those and the snoo would be incredible! Such great thing for those roller coaster months.
Love this list has everything I always wanted from the dok a tot to the mamaroo just exciting to pin this registry list.
I love Baby Jogger! I have added all of the products to my list for my rainbow baby! Thank you for putting this together!
I have been dying for the Snoo!!! I feel like nothing compares 🤞
I definitely love everything but I think the dock a tot or snoo would have to be my favorite!
I can’t wait to try out the dockatot with my new babe!
I love my Fawn Design diaper bag in light grey! I have a 2 year old and a 25 week old in the belly! Excited for all of these good ideas!
Willow pump looks amazing and worth every penny!
I am so glad I came across this list before my first baby. My favorite purchase has been the city mini for sure!!
All these products are amazing, but my fussy 3 week old needs the SNOO!!!
This list is amazing!! Most of these items are on my “must have” list, and now I’ve added a few more because of this! The Snoo… That’s a dream item! I’ve been eyeing that for a while! And the Willow Pump!! That is the most brilliant breast pump I’ve ever seen! I would LOVE those! All of the items are amazing ♥️. Thanks for creating this!
Pregnant with babe number three and this list is such a lifesaver!! It’s only been 4 years since my last was a wee babe, but I feel like everything has changed and there are so many new, amazing products out there. I’ve been so overwhelmed with knowing what I need this time around, now I have this as a resource! I have to say, my fav thing from my last pregnancy was my Solly. It was something that I wouldn’t have wanted to do without. I can’t wait to get one for this babe!! Thank you so much for such a detailed list for new [and not so new] Mama’s!
I would just die having the hands free pump! 🍼 and being able to do more than just pump and scroll Instagram would be a dream to these tired eyes! XO
I’m about to have my fourth and seriously nothing I’ve been as grateful to have as my Braun ear thermometer and NoseFrida!! We use the thermometer for every member of the family and the NoseFrida SAVED my sanity when I had a two-week old with a cold! I buy everyone I know one or the other for new babies.
Dying to try the happiest baby snoo!! Heard so many great things about it! Due with our first in May 🤗 thanks for this amazing opportunity!
The Snoo is life changing!!!💕 Baby sleeps for longer hours!!! A must for new moms.
This is a dream list 😍 I had to start all over on baby stuff and this list is just 😍😍🙌🏽
This is amazing and so helpful as I’m getting ready to have my first baby in Feb! Making a baby registry has consumed hours of my time! Its been really fun, but it can be overwhelming! I love the Mebie swaddles and the Gathre mats!
I’m becoming a new mom, so honestly any of these would be amazing! After reading all the reviews i would be blessed to win even one!
Perfect timing for this as our little guy arrives in a few weeks! I love it all, but am most excited about the housedress since it seems so cute and comfortable for before/after baby, as well as during the hospital stay.
Dock a tot is my favorite item! They are all so good though!
The Happiest Baby SNOO looks amazing! praying I win this for our soon to be little babe because we are young poor college students! Loved this post!
I love everything from this list!! If I could I would give every single thing on this list to my daughter 😭😍 it’s just all so useful and too cute!!
New mom here and I can’t say how grateful I am for this post!!! I went through your original list and added everything to my registry and now I’m spending tonight going through this one to update my registry! Can’t wait to order that boon high chair-I think it will be my favorite too. 🙂
City select stroller I’ve been really interested in for my newborn and toddler! My newborn currently loves her Dockatot! Love this list!
This list is everything I’ve always wanted for my babies! 🙌🏽
This list is absolute perfection! thank you so much for taking the time to create such a gem! My favorite thing to try would be the snoo bassinet! Your recommendations are always top notch!
This is an amazing list! I’m pregnant with my 3rd and there are so many things on this list I wish I had with my first two. Now I can enjoy many of these items with my 3rd baby. Thank you.
As a new-to-be momma seeing all these tips and reviews of items is so so helpful!
The most precious registry there ever was. Amazing source of information. Very grateful!
Such a great list! My baby is due any day now, and I’ve already gotten many things from your list! My favorite so far is the pottery barn glider, so comfy! Can’t wait to use everything once baby girl gets here!
Baby Jogger strollers are the best! I love my city select and I’ve wanted a city mini for a while!
Hospital bag!! So cute!!
Thanks so much for this list. Although, I’m pregnant expecting our second child. we are now having a girl and excited to purchase some thing brand new for her! Loving the nesting bed/bassinet!
This is the best baby registry list ever! Love so many of the things on here….
Tubby todd is definitely one of my favorites!
The dock a tot and rock n play we’re the most used in our house. Nothing better then something that will help out a sleep deprived mama!
I’m almost due with my 4th and it’s crazy that a lot of these items I’ve never used. I’ve screened shot so many of your suggestions over the past couple months, just so I wouldn’t forget them, and be able to get them myself. Thanks for all the great tips!
The Willow pump sounds amazing! That looks like a game changer!
I’m wanting to buy an ergo baby but not sure which model is the best. Which one is your favorite?
This list is super helpful. Shopping for everything baby is so overwhelming for me. There are so many options that it’s hard to know what to get, so thanks for doing all the heavy lifting. Speaking of which, I’m due in December and have had some tricky back problems this pregnancy. I’ve been super stressed about carrying a 20 lb car seat. I was thrilled to see that you posted a much lighter 5 lb option. Phew! That will save me. Thanks again!
This is amazing! So helpful! Can’t wait to go back and read it again and again when I’m curious about a certain product. Thanks so much for doing this. I think my favorite product would be the Happiest Baby Snoo!
Okay I’m due in January and have seriously been eyeing each and every one of these things!! There’s SO many new things since I’ve had my last!!! Can’t wait❤️❤️❤️
I love all of these items… what a great registry! I really love that Snoo!
Oh my goodness, i’m Obsessed! There’s soooo many things I would looove to have off this registry. When I had my first son who’s now going to be 2 next week, we could barely afford anything nice and hardly got anything off my registry. Now we have baby number 2 joining us in February, which is a sweet baby girl, Rylee Grace 💗 I have really been wanting a momaroo this time around and would absolutely 100% cherish everything on this dream registry 😍
I really want a fawn design bag! I’ve always wanted one after having my baby girl I want one because it holds so much stuff and it’s super cute!!
I arrive. uedtro blessed moment! After reading this article and see the list of all recommendations, we think we should be ready and informed for our baby, we are sure that soon we will be pregnant and we will celebrate winning these awards with all of you, Thanks for the opportunity to earn all this !!!! Thanks for you Help!!!!
The Snoo bassinet looks amazing!
The rock n play was a lifesaver with my firstborn the first 4 months! It’s my favorite in your list!
I’ll be a first time mom early February and with so many different brands it’s overwhelming to know where to start to prepare for baby! It’s brands like you that I trust not only in your product but it all the ones you recommend! I would be so grateful to win any of these amazing baby items. Mama roo especially!!
Love the snoo!!
Dockatot is my favorite
I would LOVE to try the SNOO bassinet! After losing a baby, I am extra anxious about my future daughters safety. This bassinet would help me sleep at night knowing that she is sleeping safely next to me without the fear of her rolling over in her sleep!
I used your baby registry list 6 years ago and these new adds are spot on. I love tubby Todd, solly wraps, and i can’t wait to try the snoo and willow the next time around!
this is so awesome! Due with our 4th baby in February but haven’t bought much new stuff since baby # !. The snoo sounds so so amazing! But for sure hoping to get a dockatot and fisher price Rock n Play with this one!
What an amazing list! Due with baby #2 in January and this was super helpful to read through. Thanks For putting this together! My favorite baby item from my first babe was the halo sleep sack, but I’ve heard the Snoo is a game changer!
I’ve been eyeing the Dockatot forever but haven’t been able to spend the money. Would love to win this!!
I love the swaddle blankets and we all know how helpful and good the babies sleep when they are snuggled tight.<3
This is amazing! Such a great list 👌❤
This registry is amazing!! Everything you need as a new mom!! I’m going to start a family soon and I feel these are truly all the essentials!! Thank you for putting this together!
LOVE this list!
Thanks so much for sharing!! Seriously obsessing over everything on your list!! I’m due with my first baby boy in March and this list made creating my registry so much helpful! I’m definitely intrigued by the happiest baby bassinet seems so amazing!
The Dockatot appears to be incredible! That is my favorite item from the ‘updated best baby registry.’
So hard to pick one favorite! So many amazing items and many I haven’t tried yet. Feeling cute while pregnant can be tricky sometimes, I couldn’t live without those maternity skinny jeans!
So much good info on this post!! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the Snoo Bassinet- I’m pregnant with my first and so intrigued by it and have heard amazing things!
The Snoo is by far my favorite item on this list!! My husband and I have done a ton of research and we think it’s the best!! Would die for one!!!
The dock a toy is my favorite!!!
So many of these items are on my registry!!! The one I am most interested in learning more about and trying out is the Happiest Baby bassinet!!
All these things are amazing! But I’d love to try the Willow pump, how convenient!!
Convertible crib is my must have, most favorite item. It grows with your kid for so long.
All of these tips!! 😍😍 my favorites to try would be the light weight car seat, ASOS maternity dresses 👗 and the self rocking/white noise bassinet, like what?!? This is such a detailed post! Thank you for sharing this!!
Thank you so much for putting this all together! This is registry GOLD. Loving that 4moms Mamaroo!
Finding this list is such a timesaver for a researcher like myself!
I love my dockatot. But now have to get that micuna high chair!!
Oh my gosh, this really is the BEST baby registry list ever! I wish I would have found this before my daughter was born! Love love love Tubby Todd, it’s a total lifesaver 🙌🏻💕
I love the Dockatot! I think it would have helped me a ton with my first child. I cant wait to get it for my second child!
would love a fawn diaper bag for our new baby, arriving any day! 🙂
My favorite 2 items from the best baby registry are the Dreft detergent & the Freshly Picked Moccasins! I used both (still do!) with my first child & cant wait to use both with my second daughter due in March!
My favorite item is definitely the Dock a tot, and tubby Todd, and silly baby, and gathre…. okay maybe I can’t choose just one!
The willow breast pump sounds amazing! That would be my must have item. Portable discreet pumping… yes please!
So many cute items on the list! I think the jogger car seat set is 🙌! How gorgeous is the Happiest baby bassinet?! Love!
I am hoping to add a Dockatot to our baby items this time around!
Love love love this baby registry update!!
Loved reading and looking up everything on the list! I’ll be a first time mama to a baby girl at the end of December and I’ve been stressed to know what to get. Love reading your posts and being apart of your Facebook group!
Love love love this baby registry update!! Fawn design is my fave!
Such an amazing list 💕 I need it all!!!
Tubby Todd’s All Over Ointment has been an absolute revelation for my toddler’s eczema!! I’m dying to get that Willow Pump for baby #2 in the spring. As a working mama, that would be a lifesaver!!!
This is such a great list! I am super interested in the Willow Pump!
Love the baby jogger! We have the double and now with another one on the way would love the single!
I love this list. My son loves his comotomo bottles!!
Thank you so much for posting these! I’m pregnant with my third and feel like SO many new and helpful products have come out over the recent years! I’ve heard about most of the products on the list and would LOVE to try the Snoo! All the products seem amazing though! Anything to make mom and newborn life easier ❤️🙌🏻! Fingers crossed big time!
Love the Fawn Design bag & Solly Baby weals – sooo good! I’ve e heard amazing things about the Snoo and Willow Pump as well. Such a helpful list you’ve compiled – thank you, thank you!!
Due with #2 TOMORROW! 😬 I’d love to try the Snoo but would be happy with any of the items listed since they’re all on the top of my list! Thanks for the opportunity!
This list is amazing!!!
My most favorite item on this registry list is the willow pump hands down! I have had 2 babies that were born with out the ability to latch on and nurse and I exclusively pumped for both of them! This pump would be a tremendous game changer in pumping, soooo much freedom!! I never had that luxury with the other pumps I went through while exclusivly pumping for my girls.
My favorite baby item would be dockatot and fawn design diaper bag. Would love to win these so bad! Thanks for the chance though!
Love, love, love this list and how thorough your recommendations are! It’s so difficult to make a registry and have peace of mind that you are making good decisions for a little human youvhavent even met yet who will have their own likes and dislikes. I appreciate this more than you know!
My favorite baby registry item would be the snoo! I would love to win one for my little one due in feb!
City Select is amazing! My friend has one for her two children and I use It often!
Love the diaper bag
The Willow Pump is genius and looks amazing!
So many good items! I’ve heard amazing things about the Dockatot! I’m hoping to get one soon🤞🏼
That Fawn Diaper Bag is what DREAMS are made of! Getting ready for our first baby due January 4… sweet little Capri Monet and we can’t wait! I definitely need that diaper bag in blush! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
I love love this post! Everything is so classy and pairs well with my current style! Expecting my first little baby, Benjamin, this Christmas 2018! Couldn’t be more excited, and loving all of the great tips and products you have and recommend! ❤️💙
I love the anthro bedding! To die for!!
This is amazing!! It’s been 4 years since my first and now am expecting baby number 2. Thank you!!
I’m most excited about the willow pump! It looks so convenient and easy to clean I would love to have that part of my every day breast pumping routine! It seems amazing just like everything else on the list!!
I can’t wait to use the Puj Tub! It’s on our registry and I love how it flattens for storage!
Dockatot would be a dream!
Absolutely love the Solly Baby Wrap. It is amazing! So comfortable and light!
I saved for months to get the dock a tot. I had to really stick to it because we couldn’t afford it. I was able to save just enough before our little cane and it’s been the best investment ever. Thank you.
My favourites are the snoo and sollybabywrap!
All of it sounds amazing! But would love to win the Willow pump, dock a tot, or momaroo!!
Snoo!!! Looks like a (needed) game changer!!
This registry list is awesome! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have the willow pump so I can chase my toddler while pumping for baby#2 😁
Ergo baby carrier is my fav. I’ve seen a few people I follow have them and love their style.
Really all of it though. I’m newly expecting baby number #2 and dreaming about what I want!!!
I need to try the sno bassinet, sounds like a life saver when your babe is just little!
The fawn design bag is my favorite😍 I would love one
LOVE the mamaroo!
My husband and I are starting our family soon and we can barely afford to have a baby as he is a medical student! So I’m always keeping my eye out for discounts and deals on baby products to help us get ready to welcome our babies into the world. I think my favorite item would definitely be the solly wrap. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews!! I am so thankful that you work so hard to put these lists and registries together for us – moms and soon to be moms included!
This was helpful to use for some pointers when I was pregnant with my first! I love the Solly wrap!
Awesome!! I love the 4Moms swing. We are expecting our first in May. Thanks for all your help with tips and all:)
The SollyBaby wrap and the DockATot are my baby must haves. Used them for all three of my babies and they were life savers!
I used this baby registry list with my first baby to get the best advice and products and I am SO glad I did! We bought so many great quality products and we will be able to use with our second baby coming in January. I am excited to try out some of the new products you are recommending this time around. My favorite purchase we made from your registry list was the Nuna Pipa car seat. It was so lightweight, best quality out there, and worth every dollar spent.
We are due with our second boy any day now and I just love all of these suggestions! I think the Willow pump looks so stinking cool ❤️
The SNOO is by far the best!
That willow pump has to be amazing!
I loved the solly baby wrap with my last baby! There are so many things from this list that I am excited to try with this next baby!
So I am pregnant with my third babe. As a veteran mom I can honestly say Honest Diapera and Tubby Todd are the best things ever created to make moms job easier. My little dudes (fingers cross this little one is going to wear flowers and bows) have super sensitive skin. The only things I could put on their bodies were honest diapers and tubby Todd everything. Best items by far to keep this mama calm and out of the ER with flaming hot bums and peeling skin.
Seriously love everything on the list!! But my favs are definitely the Nuna Pippa Carseat and the Mamaroo!!!
The snoo is literally what dreams are made of!!
I love the baby registry list. I was looking snuggles and other stuff you put it. Perfect timing. My second baby is coming soon. Thank you for sharing this. You are the best
Oh my gosh, this is WONDERFUL! I first came across your original registry list when I was pregnant with my daughter Kennedy a couple years ago. I’m now pregnant with our second (due in April) and am so thankful for the updated post as so many things have changed in just a couple of years! I’ve been following you for years and I just adore you!
Tubby Todd is my soon to be favorite for the new baby. I just ordered the mama box and the belly oil is heavenly! If only I could have a huge bottle of it. The hand lotion is amazing, amazingly smooth and hydrating. I will defiantly be looking back to order again and get their breast cream for breast feeding, it’s currently out of stock so they have lowered their price of the mama box. It definitely is worth treating your self too. Can’t wait to try their other products for my new baby.
This “labor of love” registry has all the things! I am so impressed with everything listed for a new mom and preparing for baby to enter the world. Reading your honest reviews and suggested products from everything to a great nursing bra (because who doesn’t need this!) to new innovations such as the Snoo Bassinet. It can be so challenging as a new mother to navigate what are products to try and your guide has really helped me plan for our baby coming in June! I honestly am looking forward to the highly sought after Willow pump – who doesn’t love cordless! Thank you for taking the time to collaborate this amazing list and thank you to your friend Robin for inspiring it so soon!
I just stumbled on your account yesterday! I’m so happy I did💗 I’ve heard about a few of the things on your baby list but was so grateful for the other recommendations. Especially the affordable ones, with hubby in flight school- gotta love student loans. The Snoo bassinet looks like a dream!!! I also love Doddle and co and solly baby! Thank you for this labor of love, you’re helping a lot of mamas!
I love the City Mini GT Travel System!
Solly Wrap 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Lifesaver!
What a timely and helpful list! I’m due (tomorrow!) with my 1st, but I haven’t bought a whole lot yet because 1) we’re having a surprise- we don’t know yet whether this little one is a boy or girl and 2) we’re planning on moving by the end of the year. Anyway, although simple I’m excited about the Solly wrap because it will be harder to pass a newborn around when it’s attached to you and I don’t really want to pass my baby around a whole lot during the flu season we’re about to enter. Maybe I’m a little selfish too, because I want all the snuggles I can get!
All of hear products are amazing!!! The willow pump would be a game changer, the docatot would be amazing and the snoo 😍😍 I want all the things!!!
Love the dockatot!!!
LOVE the nuna mixx2 with basionette and Pipa car seat!
My favorite baby item is the dock a tot!! I’m not sure how I lived without it my first two pregnancies.
I was so excited to get the email for this post! It’s my favorite work of yours! My favorite things from this list would be the Boon Flair highchair and the Fawn Design diaper bag. SO GOOD! The diaper bag looks so luxe and roomy enough!
I have been dreaming about the Willow breast pump ever since I first heard of it. I lost one of the pieces to my traditional pump so I can only pump one side at a time…not that I ever have time to sit down and connect myself to all those tubes anyway. Without fail, EVERY TIME I start to pump my baby needs a diaper change, or is hungry, or spits up, or gets fussy and wants held, or I forgot my drink, or need something from the other room, I mean the list goes on and on. How a cordless breast pump hasn’t been invented long ago is beyond me. It is well overdue, but also well out of my budget so I can only hope to have one if I win one. Every item on this list is worth dreaming about alone….the thought of winning all of them is overwhelming. It would be so amazing!
Love the dockatot
I am a first time mom-to-be expecting twin girls! Creating a registry can be overwhelming, so this is an INCREDIBLE resource! THANK YOU for this! I have not tried any of these products yet, but have added several to my registry. Looking forward to trying the Fisher Price Rock-N-Play and City Select Stroller!
LOVE this list, so helpful! I truly appreciate your honesty with all the products and how you give alternatives.
Great list. I’m pregnant with baby girl number 3 and needed some new things. Love the Rock and Play Sleeper for the first two so I will for sure be getting a new one for baby number 3.
Oh my gosh, this list is amazing! Due with baby #3 next month and even though we’ve been around the block a couple of times, we need so many things this time around. Loving this list! So many favs (just got the Nuna Pipa and Mixx at your recommendation!), but my fav is probably those comfy PJs. Going to have to get me some of those!!
This is definitely the best baby list out there. My favorite item is probably the DockATot but there are so many other great items and they are all the best in each of their categories!!
This post is so incredibly informative and detailed. Thank you! All the items I’ve been wanting to know more about before purchasing are on here. I’d have to say my favorite item would have to be the Dockatot or the Snoo! 😊
Love how in depth this is! I want to try the Snoo SO SO bad. Those mebie swaddles are to die for too though. Ah so much goodness!
Love this list!! I love my fawn design diaper bag!
I love my Fawn Design diaper bag!!
I’ve wanted to try Tubby Todd for so long! Hope I win!!!
I loved my Solly Baby Wrap with my daughter! Just bought another one for my new baby boy.
This is all the stuff we wanted before baby was born, but due to moving whe n she was 2 weeks old, we had to stick to the neccessities
LOVE the swaddles you use!!!
Favorite thing about baby registry is dockadot!!! I didn’t have one with my first baby and I want one so bad during this one! 😍
I absolutely love this list!!! I have a 3 month old and it’s been super helpful <3 thank you
Love the look of the baby jogger! Can’t wait to get my hands on one 😄
The Willow Pump seems so cool!
I have a 9 year old and will have a new baby in January. This list is awesome! Excited to try the Dockatot!
I LOVE this whole list! I’m currently pregnant with my first baby and this has been so helpful to read your current recommendations and which items have stood the test of time with 3 children! Thank you for putting this together!!
This is seriously all SO good!! I’ve always been all about baby gear, even before I had my first baby, and like you, it’s been fun figuring out what I like, don’t like, LOVE, and absolutely cannot live without. It was hard picking just ONE thing that’s my favorite, but I’m going to go with the rock n play!! I couldn’t have survived those first few months without it with my first baby, and am anxious to use it again with our baby girl due in TWO WEEKS!!!
I agree dock a tot and tubby Todd are a MUST!
This is a very thorough list and I use/have many of the things, but will be looking up some of the others. Thank you!
This is amazing, thank you! Had no idea there was a portable breast pump- pure gold!
I love the dockatot 🤗
I’m pregnant with my 3rd 15 years after my youngest son was born. So we need all the things! Thanks for a great list!
It always amazes me how gear changes over the years. I ended up strictly pumping with my first two- it died I used it so much. I can’t even handle the willow pump. Life changing!! 😍
Our DocATot saved my life the first few weeks our baby was home. He slept so well every time we put him in it. We also LOVE our Nuna Pipa car seat. It is so comfortable and easy to install in the car. The best part is that it is compatible with our Uppababy stroller.
Soft blankets were my son’s favorite. He loved rubbing the silk edges of his Lil Giraffe. I wish I had a snoo! I’ve hear wonderful things about that miracle worker. Love your list, and your hospital bag.
Ahhhhhh!! 😭🙌🏼This is SO helpful! I am expecting and due in February with my first! Starting to register was feeling so overwhelming, but this helps so much! Thank you for your tips and thoughtful insight! 😍 I can’t wait to try these out with baby E! Thank you!!
Love the baby jogger!
I want to try the Snoo and dockatot so bad!
I love how versatile the dock a tot is. I love that it provides such a secure sleeping place for new little ones.
Ahh!! This list is life changing and your explain actions are so helpful! I am 15 weeks pregnant with our first baby and this can be so overwhelming! We just found out yesterday that we are having a baby girl and my husband and I are over the moon! We just moved away from all of our friends and family so anything that will make our lives easier, I hope we can get ASAP! Xxx
I love this list! I haven’t used the solly baby yet, but my friends rave about it. And I can’t wait to try myself when my little girl is born!
Awesome post! The SNOO looks amazing!!
This is amazing!! It truly is a labor of love! I have been wanting a Fawn design bag FOREVER!
This is such an extensive list! Thank you for all the information. I would love to have a dock a tot out of all the items you reviewed. My little one is due to come home soon from the NICU, and I’m hoping that it will help her to be comfy in our living room
I love so many of these products, but one of my favorites has to be the Gathre mats! SO versatile, love everything about them.
4moms breeze and dockatot were lifesavers with my first ! So many great products on here !
Love Tubby Todd too! So many fabulous things on your list!!
I so appreciate all the nursing suggestions! I am having such a hard time figuring out what I need as a first time mom for my baby girl coming in January! Thank you so much for making it easy!
I don’t really get on social media anymore but I missed seeing your posts so I subscribed to your emails! I don’t have kids… yet 😉 but I’ve heard amazing things about the Dockatot from friends!
I love our white noise sound machine!
Love the snoo!
Love the Dockatot!!
My absolute favorites have got to be the Rock n’ Play and our baby joggers stroller (we have both the single and double versions of the city select)! Must.haves.
MamaRoo for the wiiiiiiiiiin. Seriously the BEST for newborns. Also love my City Select! As for what I’m dying to try — I’m so intrigued by the Dockatot.
I love this list!!! Having number 2 (due Christmas Day) and feeling like we have nothing for him. I can’t even pick my fav baby item. My fav that we have is the rock and play. I’d love a willow breast pump for while at work. So discreet.
I’ve heard AMAZING things about the SNOO! I can’t wait to try that out during the next round! (Isn’t it crazy all the different products that come out in between your very own pregnancies?!) thank you so much for sharing that comprehensive list!!
Love our munchkin diaper pail!
The solly baby wrap seems like the most incredible item!
What a great list! Thanks for sharing! We loved the Dockatot with our first (Lyla Rose inspired by your little Lyla :)) and are hopeful it will be a hit again with #2 due in January!
The City Select Jogger Stroller looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
I am in absolute awe at the time and heart that went into making this list. it is so helpful and extremely easy to navigate. favorite thing on the list would have to be the Willow pump. I’ve never actually gotten to use one, however, I’ve been so intrigued about it. Thank you so much for all the work you do not only for us, but also for our Heavenly Father.
I LOVE the idea of the DockaTot. I can’t afford one so i can only dream of restful sleep haha!
The fawn diaper bag!! Would love to get one!
My favorite has to be the como tomo bottles, crib, mamaroo, well all of it really.its all needed
Such a great list of all the basics you need for your baby! I love having a carrier for my babies! So nice having hands free but still having them close by!
This list is amazing! I’m expecting in the spring and it will have been 5 years since we had our last baby so a lot of items on this list are new to me! That snoo looks amazing and so does that baby jogger!
This list is amazing!! Thank you!
DocAtot is definitely our favorite
The city select stroller is my favorite!!
Theres a couple items i loved that i would love to try. The first being the docatock, having a safe clean space to put baby is so convinient and such a great idea besides, me and baby girl would be traveling alot to see dad when shes born and that docatock seems like a perfect item to have. The second is the solly baby wrap, with my first child i baby wore every single day because he didnt want to be put down and that was very hard because my arms would get so tired and i didnt want to use a baby carrier all the time because the position looked so awkward, so i would just carry my baby (one thing i would never regret since my son passed away at 3 months, and that is a memory of him being in my arms i will always have) with babygirl i want to be able to do the same but a more convinient way and that wrap seems like my answer and it comes in cute colors perfect for a picture.
I am due Christmas with my little girl. The timing between her and my son is 6 years so this has been a big help! I really love the sollywrap as I’ll be running around with her trying to keep up with my 6 year old!
My favorite item is the Willow Pump! I’ve heard so much about it and would LOVE to try it out for myself!
I have a four year old and due with our second daughter in February. I can’t wait to add most of these items to my Amazon Registry to make sure that I update all of the new baby items. This list is spectacular! Thank you for sharing. <3
So hard to choose a favorite item!! I would have to say the bassinet or Solly Baby wraps!!
The Solly baby wrap looks amazing! I didn’t realize there were “prettier” ways to carry your baby in the front other than those black military looking ones I always see.
I am a new pregnant mom and love this baby registry! Such great ideas. I would love the Doc-a-Tot for my little one coming, I’ve heard great things about it!
I think I struck gold coming across this post! It’s so important to feel settled and stress-free with a baby on the way! Baby #1 coming in the spring. I feel more prepared already. Thank you!
I bought the mamaroo for my son and he never liked it. It definitely isn’t for every baby but hopefully my next one will like it as I am 7 months pregnant and will soon be trying out the mamaroo again
I LOVE our Saranoni swaddle blanket. It is so soft, cushy, and even stretchy. I purchased one made of bamboo and it is so cozy. I want one for myself now!
This list is amazing! It helped me so much when preparing to welcome my first little one who arrived just 7 weeks ago. I think the SNOO sounds amazing! My little man has had some trouble with sleep and I feel like it would be such a life saver!
I love your blog so much. I always find such helpful information when I need it and I love your positivity and honesty.
I LOVE the Solly Baby Wrap – it’s gonna be a must have for baby number two coming in May!
Baby Jogger and Fawn Design Bags are on my wish list!!
So excited about the Fawn Design bag! Their bags are so beautiful. I’m so in love!
Love the BabyBjorn travel lite. Favorite and awesome customer service too when I had a problem. They sent me a brand new one!
Amazing list!!! Wish we could try the snoo with our third! But the dockatot was seriously the greatest thing ever for our second and I can’t wait to try it for our third!
I would love the happiest baby bassinet! baby two on the way and we don’t have our bassinet anymore! the one we had before was a hand-me-down and didn’t last 🙁
Great list! My fav would have to be the fawn design bag,! It’s a classic!!
I love it too
I just found out I’m pregnant, and so I’ve been trying to come up with my needs/wants based off from what I had and didn’t have with my first child. I loved my Solly wrap, but have been definitely eying the doc a tot and a new jogging stroller since I love to run. There is so much to this list that I want!!
The gathre mat!
I am in need of everything !❤️😫
I love the aden + anais swaddle blankets! They are the softest AND such sweet prints.
So In love with the fawn design bag it is as beautiful as it is elegant.
Love that Fawn Design diaper bag!
Love all the choices! My number one pick would be the infant and stroller set!
The Solly wrap is my favorite! Hoping this next babe enjoys it as much as the first one did!
I love my Fawn!!!
Im so jealous!! My baby has latch issues and I want the willow pump so badly!! AND i cant produce enough milk so I have to pump an insane amount of times a day.
However, I entered in your contest so hopefully. 😉 My favorite thing from your list above is my gathre mat. I have a sick parent, so we travel to see her a lot. Nice to take that with us.
So helpful! You’ve thought of everything! Thank you for including the best of the best and a reasonably priced option for so many of us! This will make nesting way less stressful. I love those baby blankets and bows.
A sling or a wrap for baby getting stuff done while holding a fussy baby is so much easier with a wrap!
Where do I even start with all the things I want to buy for my baby! The snoo, dock a tot and willow pump are the top of my list!