Baby Week: Registry Guide

Anyone who's ever been to a baby store can tell you how overwhelming it is to figure out what to register for.  I remember going to a Babies R' Us during my first trimester and making it all of 10 feet in the store before beelining it for the exit.  It's true that there's a lot of stuff that your baby will need, but it's also true that you can get away with just the basics.  I searched high and low for a complete list of someones registry with no luck, for some reason I was desperate to know what other parents had registered for.  Thus, today I'm sharing with you the complete list of items we registered for (with the exception of clothing, you'll have your own preferences, but I listed the basics).  Also we registered at Amazon & Galt Baby, if I were to consider registering elsewhere I would have also registered at Target or a baby specialty store (Babies R' Us or Buy Buy Baby).  And I would have used MyRegistry.com, it's perfect for multiple registries located on one site, and you could registre for items such as custom bedding from Etsy.   

I found this checklist by Giggle to be hugely helpful as a guide that I later customized to our specific needs.  Also if you're looking for a good review of basic baby products look no further than Luci's List.  And as always your friends and family are great resources, for product recommendations and gently used items.  My last bit of advice, would be to check out major purchases (like your stroller, car seat, crib).  The sales staff at most baby specialty stores are incredibly knowledgeable and being able to actually test out the products will make you more confident when registering.  As a bonus, some stores have certified staff members to show you how to properly install your car seat, so you don't have to make an appointment to do so at your local fire department. 
baby registry guide

BATHING: California Baby Everyday Lotion | Boon Naked Collapsible Tub | Organic Cotton Washcloths | Whale Bath Spout Cover | Aden & Anais Terry Hooded Towel | Noodle & Boo Care Kit

BEDDING: Hudson Baby Organic Receiving Blanket | Dwellstudio Stroller Blanket | Sweet Jojo Designs Fitted Crib Sheet | Aden & Anais Bamboo Swaddle Blanket | Cotton SwaddleMe Blanket | Miracle Blanket

AROUND TOWN: Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller | Chicco KeyFit 30 Car Seat | Car Seat Adapter | Diono Ultra Car Seat Mat | UV Shade |  Car Mirror | Cart Cover | Baby Bjorn Miracle Baby Carrier | Baby K'tan Baby Carrier

GEAR: Land of Nod Crib (gifted) |  Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper | Graco Pack 'N Play Playard |Tiny Love Gymini Move and Play Activity Gym | Sophie the Giraffe

FEEDING:  Medela Freestyle Breast Pump |  Madella Quick Clean WipesMy Breast Friend Nursing Pillow | Disposable Breast Pads | Organic Nursing Pads | Motherlove Nipple Cream | Pashmama Nursing Cover |  Playtex Fridge-to-Go Bottle Holder | Microwave Sterilizer | Sterilizer BagsMilk Storage Organizer | Dishwasher Basket | Boon Grass Drying Rack | Bottle Brush & Nipple Cleaner | Born Free Bottles | Born Free Nipples | Breast Milk Alcohol Test Kit

APPAREL: Aden & Anais Burpy Bib | Kimono Shirts | Footed Pants | Socks | Long sleeved Onesies | Hats | Onesies

DIAPERING: Seventh Generation Baby Wipes | Boudreaux Butt Paste | Changing Pad | Skip Hop Versa Diaper BagChanging Pad & Cover | Diaper Genie

BABY CARE: Nasal Aspirator | Nail Clippers | Humidifier | Thermometer | Gripe Water | Pacifier

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