baby registry favorites

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
When it came time for me to register for the baby I got a lot ideas from other blogs. I knew I didn't want a bunch of junk that just cluttered the house so I tried to keep my list to a minimum. I figured as he gets older we'll accumulate more stuff but for now here are our favorites:

I think this is a necessity if you have a 2 story house. With how often a newborn poops and naps you'll want a place for him to sleep and to change his diapers downstairs.  Trust me you don't want to have to lug him up the stairs all day. Once the baby is no longer a newborn you have a pack 'n play that he will use for years. We keep ours in our living room and also use it to store all of his blankets and burp cloths.

This is the car seat/stroller set I chose. I personally liked it because it has great ratings and I liked how it matched. I really have no complaints except the car seat is pretty heavy once you add in a 12 lbs baby. But that's to be expected! It's very easy to travel with. The stroller unfolds and folds up with one button and the car seat snaps into it easily. 

This is what I use as a bassinet for Oliver. He sleeps it in right next to our bed. He loves this thing and I like how it keeps him upright after feeding. 

I chose this tub because like I said I wanted to keep clutter to a minimum. The tub is great because when not in use you can hang it on the back of the door. 

Boon makes some awesome products. We use the Lawn to dry bottles and even wine glasses. The Forb brush does a great job getting bottles clean. It's silicone so you don't have to worry about it getting moldy like a sponge. I love how simple and sleek the Lawn looks on the counter top. 

When it came time to register for bottles I had no clue what brand to register for. Everyone kept saying it's really up to the baby what brand he prefers. So I just put Dr. Brown's on my registry and figured we'd start off with them. I like that they're glass so no BPA, although breakage could be a major issue but we don't use bottles often so it hasn't happened yet! They do have about a million pieces to wash but it's to prevent gas so to me it's worth it. Oliver wasn't too fond of bottles for awhile but all of a sudden one day he stopped putting up a fuss and will take a bottle, for now.

Oliver is a pretty textbook baby and loves being swaddled and white noise. We've tried the ocean sound and for some reason it doesn't have the same effect. We leave this machine on all night while he sleeps and even when he naps during the day. It plugs into the wall so no batteries to deal with.

These are the best for burp cloths. They're super absorbent and get softer with each wash. I have about 5 of them lying around the house at all times. They may not be as pretty as the fancy burp cloths but they absorb so much more. And I guess if I got desperate I could use them as a diaper too!

This is the diaper pail we use and I really have no complaints. It's hands free which makes it easy to drop the diaper in while you have a squirmy baby on the changing table. 

This is one of those products where you're like why didn't I think of that?! It's so simple but does so much! Clearly the picture explains all of it's uses but I use it mainly for covering up when breastfeeding in public. I love that you only have to carry one item in your diaper bag that does 4 things.

I know this seems really gross but it isn't at all. There's a filter that blocks any of the mucus from getting to you. It works SO well too. Oliver had a cold at 3 weeks old and the NoseFrida and saline drops are what helped with his congestion. You definitely want to have this on hand once the baby comes. There's nothing worse than hearing your tiny newborn with a stuffy nose!

We use the Honest Shampoo + Body Wash with Oliver's nightly baths and I like how gentle it is on his skin. Since we do wash him every night, having a gentle body wash is a must so it doesn't dry out his skin.

The SwaddleSure by HALO giveaway ends this Friday so make sure to enter if you or someone you know is expecting a baby!

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  1. Such a great list! I got that exact cover this time around because I never had one before (!!) and knew what a pain nursing and trying to conceal with a blanket can be. I love its functionality but especially that it doesn't scream nursing cover! Nose freida is the best invention ever - still use it on the big girls! I'm a Dr Browns girl too - and that's all we have for EG - but once Ginny had to switch to formula I ended up preferring the Born Free for her. White noise machines are the best and are always the first things I pack for the girls when we travel!

  2. My sister in law swears by the nose Freida, even though it does sound gross! Ha. I love that the diaper pail is hands free. That has to make things easier!

  3. That wrap, seriously yes! Why didn't I think of that. Cracked up over your also use it to dry wine glasses ;-) This is such a great list! Definitely saving for the one day.

  4. we loved the rock n play too! it took me a long time to get Vi outta that thing :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. The rock n' play was easily our favorite newborn item with Lawter, and served us well even as she was a bit older with the constant ear infections/no sleeping until she got tubes at 8 months! Love our Britax travel system too (esp how easily it maneuvers and folds up!) BUT I do wish it had a bit more underneath storage! (if you haven't looked into the caddy attachment with the cupholders and such for the stroller, you should!)

  6. Great ideas. I have been searching high and low for a noise machine that does not cut off in the middle of the night. I never thought to look at what they made for adults! Thanks for the tip!


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