What To Put On A Baby Registry

What To Put On A Baby Registry

Buy Now – Baby bath tub. (Something small enough for your kitchen sink and your bathtub, and preferably one that folds up or stores easily. Don’t go beserk on this — you won’t be using it that long.) – Towels and washcloths. (Listen, people looooooove the baby towels. They will buy them for you by the truckload — itty bitty squares of pink and blue cloth and tiny hooded towels embroidered with ducks and ridiculous little infant bathrobes. We owned them all too, and while they were fun for photos, their practicality soon wore off. The towels are suddenly too small to cover your baby’s legs, the washcloths start disappearing in the wash, and seriously. A bathrobe. For an infant. At some point we figured out that you are, in fact, allowed to use regular towels and washcloths on a baby.) – Gentle tear-free shampoo and body wash. (Oh God, this stuff too. We had 34 bottles of varying brands and scents and purposes by the time Noah was born. Those little baby bodies are SMALL, people. You need one bottle! I’m sure you’ll make it back to the store at some point before you run out.) – Baby grooming kit (brush, comb, nail clippers, nail file, etc.) – Ear and rectal thermometers. (Get niiiice digital ones. You’ll cherish them for years of illnesses.) – Nasal bulb sucky thing. (Yeah, they’ll give you one at the hospital, but having two is nice, since at some point you’ll get thoroughly grossed out by it and toss it, OR your baby will only allow you to clean his or her nose if he or she is allowed to suck on the spare one. Yeah.) – Humidifier/ vaporizer. – Multipurpose ointment for baby (non-Petroleum or petrolatum based and UNSCENTED), baby oil, lotion, cotton balls and swabs. – Baby sunscreen. – Teething rings – Diapers! Yeah, you’ll need a slew of these. A couple small packages of the newborn size and a giant box of the size ones should cover you for a couple weeks. Maybe. Maybe not. Just…plan on making trips to buy diapers, early on. If you plan to use cloth, here’s a comprehensive guide to selecting styles and brands.  (I suggest SAMPLING before committing to a system) and how many diapers you’ll need for a newborn and older baby. – Wipes! Some newborn skin cannot tolerate wipes of any kind at first, while other babies are fine. Get fragrance and alcohol-free wipes (or cloth), and also a giant bottle of Cetaphil to use instead in case of a bad rash or skin irritation. Travel-sized wipes for the diaper bag are a good idea too. – Diaper rash cream (Lots of it. Different brands too). – Dye- and fragrance-free laundry detergent (It does NOT have to say “baby” on it, by the way. In fact, many of the “baby” detergents are just loaded up with fake baby-powder fragrance that may irritate newborn skin.) – First Aid kit. – Infant medications, like Mylicon drops, gripe water and Infant Tylenol. (ALWAYS CHECK with your pediatrician before giving ANYTHING to a newborn, however.) – Baby monitor. Buy Later – Any type of baby-proofing product. Seriously. They aren’t born mobile and lack the hand-eye coordination required to stick forks into the outlets. – Bath toys. Newborns? Not big toy fans, no matter how precious that teeny rubber duck may seem. – Potty seats and stepstools.
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

You don’t have to feel shy about putting together a baby-shower gift list or registry — or letting your hosts know where you’re registered so that they can spread the word. In fact, you can start your registry now by visiting our partners at Babies”R”Us. Making up a registry is the easiest way to let people know what you really want. A baby-shower registry also lets you keep track of what you’ve already received so that you don’t end up with a bazillion blankets and newborn-sized onesies. You might even consider using an online registry site that lets you pull together items from a variety of online stores into one registry (some even enable you to accept monetary contributions, say, for your little one’s college fund).
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

If you’re considering an online baby registry, we recommend our affiliate Amazon’s Baby Registry, which offers free 90-day returns on baby store purchases.  You can even add items from other websites onto to your baby registry.
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

@Getting Baby to Sleep: A lot of baby equipment can be bad for baby’s spine or hips. As with all things, moderation is the key. As long as baby isn’t in the Bumbo for long lengths of time (and really, what baby is willing to sit still for more than 10 min?) then everthing will be fine. The same goes for car seats, baby bjorns, high chairs, walkers, etc.
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

One thing to keep in mind: Be sure to road test the items you’re registering for to make sure the baby gear you end up receiving really suits you. There’s no sense putting the super deluxe stroller on your registry and then discovering later that you can’t easily lift or close it. And of course, before adding anything to your baby-shower registry, check recalls.gov to be sure it hasn’t been recalled (in case, say, someone spots it on eBay and gets it for you).
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

Most parents will have monitors, white-noise machines and automated diaper pails on their registry. But the nanny baby care timer goes the extra mile for sleep-deprived moms and dads. The timers track the last time you changed the baby, fed or administered them medication or put them down for a nap. “Used it w/ our 1st child all the time,” said Twitter user Megan. “Plan to use it w/ baby #2.” Itzbeen, $24.
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

Baby-Safe Cleaning ProductsThe grocery and drug store bills can really add up when you have to overhaul your cleaning products to be mindful of tiny people. We put a gentle baby-friendly detergent and soap on our registry, along a few different brands of organic, baby-safe countertop sprays. Whether anyone goes for it or not, you’ll likely get a discount when buy them yourself if they’re already on the list. 
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What To Put On A Baby Registry

I’ve learned a lot since I had my daughter seven months ago, including the fact that babies don’t care how terrible your singing voice is as long as you don’t put them down. And that coffee may as well be the nectar of the gods to new parents. I’ve also gained some perspective on what’s truly important to have on your registry list. At the top, of course, are diapers and wipes, because you can never have too many of those; we love Huggies Little Snugglers and Huggies Natural Care Wipes. Both products are budget-friendly and so soft against our daughter’s delicate skin. The wipes get her bum nice and clean, and the diapers are ultra-absorbant (so I don’t have to worry about leaks!). Here are some other things you should definitely scan onto your baby registry:
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Get set up for coping with minor baby illnesses, accidents, and owies. TOP PICKS Baby and toddler medicine cabinet See a slide show of over-the-counter baby medicines and supplies you should keep on hand. SHOP TALK Medicine cabinet checklist Here’s what you’ll need for daily baby care, and to be prepared for dealing with rash, fever, and other baby ailments. How to make a go-anywhere emergency kit Our video shows the essential first-aid supplies to include in a travel emergency kit for your family. Learn more about supplies for the medicine cabinet
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solly baby wrap: one of the only things i didn’t have but wish i would have is a wrap for when the baby is really tiny and too small for the ergo. next time i will for sure be getting a solly baby wrap. i’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. *now that i’ve had my second baby, i can’t imagine doing anything with two kids without the solly baby wrap! it’s an absolute MUST HAVE for infants and mamas who need to be hands free. see us traveling with the solly wrap in the picture above! we also love it for 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.

You’re standing in the store, scan gun ready to go and then it hits you: you actually have no idea what you really need to put on your registry for baby. Do you want this set of animal bibs or do you need them? Even if you’ve done the research, it’s hard to know what exactly will work for you until baby is actually here.
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It also has many different modes to choose from, including heart beat and womb sounds. And since no new parent can possibly foresee what it will take to get baby to sleep, it’s important to cover your bets and put this often-forgotten product on the baby registry.