My Baby Registry + Favorites


Baby Hudson is HERE and despite my best intentions to get this blog post up before his arrival, it just didn't happen.

Silver lining:  now I can share what actually works for us & some mini reviews on the things we've used with him in our first month as parents!

This list is a big compilation of what we registered for & received for our baby shower, what we were gifted from our parents, and lots of items we purchased ourselves.

Building a baby registry was such a daunting task, so I hope this helps you if you're building one from scratch too!

My goal was to find a balance with baby purchases-  looking for items with great reviews (or things that were recommended by friends/family) but also looks for the least toxic options, made with organic materials when possible to reduce baby's toxic load (especially with furniture/bedding).


I think we did a pretty good job after lots of hours of research, and I hope the time I spent can be helpful to you!

I'll do my best to come back & update as we use items more if I find something really works (or doesn't) for us.

If you have something to add to this list that you have loved, please comment below!  I'd love to build on this post so it can be a super helpful resource to any overwhelmed expecting mama out there!

PS:  If you are a visual person, scroll to the bottom of the post for a clickable visual registry!



BABY GEAR (travel, carriers & sleep)
travel
  • NUNA MIXX Stroller (love the look & ease of this!  fits our carseat and comes with a larger stroller seat too, and works with all of the different NUNA attachments)
  • NUNA MIXX Clip-On Cup Holder (great for walks or for Stroller Strides workout class!)
  • Stroller Organizer (love this- also has a cupholder built into it, plus can hold your phone, hand sanitizer, etc)
  • NUNA PIPA Lite LX Infant Car Seat (so far so good with this car seat!  hooks into the car base easily and also into the stroller; love the built-in cover that can be pulled over baby when we're outside or in a germy waiting room!)
  • Baby Backseat Mirror for Car 
  • Graco Baby Glider (long story but we ended up getting this for free, and it's been great!  love that the seat reclines, and that we can take it off of the gliding base to use as a bouncer anywhere in the house)
  • Baby Bjorn Bouncer in Organic Cotton (if you only need a bouncer seat- I'd recommend this!  it's lightweight and easily portable, and fits even tiny newborns well.  there's an attachable toy bar you can purchase separately too!  great for when I'm getting ready in the bathroom or cooking in the kitchen!)

carriers
  • Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier (more structured; good for outdoor activities and super dad-friendly)
  • Solly Baby Wrap Carrier (great once you get the hang of putting on the wrap; best for quick walks or around the house)
  • Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier (excited for this- it's supposed to be a cross between ergo & solly; structured enough that it clips on, but still soft & comfy like the Solly)
  • Ring Sling Baby Carrier (this is good for around the house when baby wants to nap on you!  love that it has a pocket for my phone or a burp cloth)
sleep


BLANKETS & BEDDING


CLOTHING


DIAPERING


BATH


TOYS / ENTERTAINMENT


HEALTH, SAFETY, & SKIN


FEEDING
  • Copper Pearl Bandana Bibs (we LOVE these for bottle feeding- saves on washing a million outfits a day just because of a wet collar!  will be great for drooling/teething days too)
  • Gerber Cloth Diapers (for burp cloths- THE BEST and most absorbent)
  • Soothie Pacifiers 0-3 months (Hudson has tried a couple of styles and this is the one he likes most!  He's not much of a pacifier guy, but will take it from time to time if he's gassy or falling asleep to satisfy the suck reflex)
  • Fast Baby Bottle Warmer (love the "quick warm" setting on this- great for heating breastmilk too)
  • Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles (we had no clue on bottles/nipples when we had to start supplementing with formula early on, so it took a lot of trial & error before we found this bottle that was great for the early days & complimented breastfeeding.  love the anti-colic vent that keeps air bubbles to a minimum!  we did have to go up a nipple size to a level 2; the level 1 came out too slow.  such an art to find the right ones- haha!)
  • Comotomo Baby Bottles (these are the bottles we originally purchased, and may end up switching to when he's just a bit bigger!  they too are designed to work well for breastfed babies)
  • Baby Brezza Formula Maker (the best thing we've bought!  highly recommend if you know you'll be using formula, or as a later purchase if you end up supplementing like we did.  It's like a Keurig for babies, but FASTER!)
  • Brush & Nipple Cleaner with Stand
  • White Countertop Drying Rack (love the look of this and it works well + is easy to clean)
  • Twig Drying Rack Accessory (for bottle lids & nipples, pacifiers, etc)
  • Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair (this was pricey but it's a chair that grows with them and is completely adjustable, all the way up to adulthood if you wanted!  and the materials are super high quality and non toxic.  we love the look of it in our home, and can't wait to use it!)
  • Fast Table Chair (portable highchair for countertops or dining out - this will be so great once he's sitting up!)
  • Fast Dining Tray (goes with the highchair so they have a clean surface)
  • Easy Clean Silicone Bibs (when we introduce solids!)
  • No Spill Cups (better for development than a sippy cup, but without the mess of an open cup)
  • No Spill Snack Containers
  • Easy Clean Silicone Bowl & Plate Set (can't wait to use these!  love that they stick to the surface and won't slide around)


FOR MAMA


NURSERY:  I will cover all of this in Hudson's nursery tour!  Crib, furniture, decor, organization, & more.  :)


VISUAL BABY REGISTRY:  click to go to the items!



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