Thursday, September 19, 2013

What to Register For: Ultimate List of Baby Things

Longer Title - What to Register For: Ultimate List of Baby Things Except Anything I Forgot and A Few Things I Would Have Liked to Have Had, Which Will Be Noted with a Star (*).

This post has been 9 months in the making. Actually more like 15 months in the making, since I starting obsessing about the registry sometime in the second trimester. I read product reviews until my eyes bled, or at least felt like it. Now I can share all the things we've actually used and loved that would have made the perfect registry for Aria. And, I tried to rack my brain to include absolutely everything that we've needed. So, this is what I would have registered for and/or purchased if I had seen 15 months into the future. I've also included a few things that I think would have made life easier that we didn't have. I can only hope it will help somebody else decide what to register for, make the whole registering process easier, and end up being the perfect baby products for them. I dream big!

For Sleeping:

For Feeding:

For Diapering:
Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers - for sizes newborn to 2 / Pampers Baby Dry Diapers - for sizes 3 and up / Pampers Sensitive Wipes / Ikea SUNDVIK Changing Table / Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad / Carters Super Soft Dot Changing Pad Cover / Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Bottom Balm / Fuzzi Bunz One Size Elite Cloth Diaper - for more on cloth diapering check out these posts / Bummis Bio-Soft Liner / Planet Wise Wetbag - Large / Rockin' Green Classic Rock REMIX Formula in Smashing Watermelon Scent / Sterilite Step-on Wastebasket - 11 Gallon Capacity - Solid Color with White Lid - we have something similar to this one, but it could be better. Stainless steel keeps odors in best and there is always the ever popular diaper genie, or this awesome looking Ubbi I have my eye on after Sunflower State of Mind recommended it!

For Traveling:
Make a Change Baby Bag / Graco SnugRide Classic Connect Infant Car Seat / Graco UrbanLite Stroller, Rittenhouse / 4moms Breeze Playard (*) - we have the graco pack n play, but I hate the bottom and I think something better made is preferable / Bright Starts Snuggle & Teethe Monkey Teether / Beco Baby Carrier (*) - we have a mei tai, but Aria hated facing inward and I think something with more options would have actually gotten used / Inglesina Fast Table Chair (*) - I hate restaurant high chairs, for one they gross me out and two they never sit level with the table / The Cambridge Neatnik Saucer High Chair Cover & Baby Placemat All-in-One (*) - something to help keep the mess contained would make eating out more pleasant

For Cleaning:
Isopropyl Alcohol / Cotton Balls - for stump cleaning / Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo / Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub - for 6+ months / Elegant Baby Squirties / Spasilk 10 Pack Soft Terry Washcloth / Safety 1st Whale and Baby Spout Guard / Blooming Bath Baby Bath (*) - we had a pod tub, for more on my opinion on that check out this post / 3 Sprouts Hooded Towel - we don't have this exact variety, but a hooded towel any hooded towel / Boogie Wipes Great Grape Scent Gentle Saline Wipes / Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer (*) - we came home from the hospital with a thermomter that worked well enough / BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator / Little Remedies Tummys Gas Relief Drops / Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush, Infant / Summer Infant Dr. Mom Brush and Comb Set / Safety 1st Steady Grip Infant Clipper / Satsuma Designs Baby Mittens, Natural, One Size

For Playing:
Multi-Purpose Foam Floor Mats / Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo / Bumbo Floor Seat / Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym (*) - we have a different variety / 4Moms MamaRoo Bouncer in Silver Plush (*) - if I could go back I would get a mamaroo instead of a bouncer or swing / Combi All in One Activity Walker (*) - I think this is the cutest thing I've ever seen and I think Aria would have had a blast in one if I had known of its existence earlier / Rhino Toys Oball Rattle / Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether / Lamaze Play & Grow Freddie the Firefly (*) - any hanging toy, lamaze makes the best / Sassy Ring O' Links (*) - anything that looks like a key ring / Apple Park Organic 4' Apple Seed Rattle, Red / Little Sapling Toys Wooden Teether / Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

Bonus Suggestions For the Nursery:
Books, books, books / Glider or Rocker / Storage bins / Keepsake Baby Book / Humidifier - if you live in a dry climate / Fan - if there isn't already a ceiling fan, it helps reduce the risk for SIDS to have air circulating / Night light / Lovey - we have a Pluto Lovey / Framed art or pictures

Linking up with Sunflower State of Mind today!

*many of the above links are amazon affiliate links!


  1. Such an awesome post! We have SO many of these things and love them!

  2. This is a great list!! We have a lot of these things too and love them:)

    1. I loved reading what other moms recommended. There is definitely a decent consensus on some well loved products! Thanks for popping over.

  3. Holy moly, you are good! This is like the baby gear list of all lists!!! Great picks!

    1. Haha! Thanks =) I obsessively read all the lists I could find when I was pregnant. I definitely wanted to add mine into the expanse that is the internet too!

  4. your lists rock! i'm not sure what i was thinking before i had kaye. why didn't i join this awesome network of blogging moms to figure all this stuff out? instead i blindly purchased after google searches and if i could get free shipping from amazon. :) how old is your little gal? my kaye is turing one at the end of oct! yikes. can't wait to follow along!

    1. Thank you! I wish I would have known about all the blog momma's when I was pregnant too. I found a few here and there, but there are so many great recs that would have helped. Aria is almost 10 months. Kaye is just a little over a month older! Thanks for dropping over.


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