Whether you’ve just learned you’ll be adding a new bundle of joy to your life or you’re prepping for an upcoming baby shower, at some point you will have to tackle creating a baby registry. Maybe you’re a first time mom and the learning curve of baby products feels overwhelming or, like me, you have a large age gap and the new products feel so foreign. Where’s a better place to start than turning to the experts? buybuyBABY® has you covered and has rounded up their top 21 registry items to help you take out some of the guesswork!
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It is so easy to get started online at the buybuyBABY Registry Page, manage your registry in store or at home, find help through Virtual consultation, or even design your dream nursery in real time with their 3d Nursery Design Tool. Pregnancy brain is so real, and it’s super easy to overlook things, so buybuyBaby provides an interactive handy checklist so you don’t miss a single category while getting ready to bring your little one home. So, let’s dive right in!
First up in the roundup is the Willow® Generation 3 Hands-Free Wearable 27mm Double Electric Breast Pump. Nothing is more valuable for a new mom than being able to get in some free time when baby goes down. Whether you’re making yourself some lunch, helping another child, or getting in some work, the Willow breast pump is a game changer and allows you to pump completely hands free and is silent and leak proof so you can move around as you need. Willow also provides a super helpful app that allows you to set the pump settings and track in real time how much and how long you’ve pumped. You’ve got to love an app that takes the guesswork out of it!
The Baby Brezza® Formula Pro Advanced WiFi Baby Formula Dispenser is up next and could not be more helpful to any moms who formula feed. You can dispense formula in 1 ounce increments and the water at 3 different temperatures- all controlled from your phone! I can’t tell you how many bleary eyed, middle-of-the-night feedings I made bottles and lost count of the scoops or had to wait forever for water to cool down or heat up again because I got sidetracked. I can fully understand why this tops the Buybuy BABY® registry lists!
One of the first things you’ll be asked as a new mom is “How’s the baby sleeping”? And no matter the answer, as a parent you’re probably not getting much sleep yourself. Thankfully this 3rd item can hopefully bring some better sleep for tired parents everywhere by bringing some peace and calm knowing your baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, and sleep trends are being monitored. The Owlet Monitor Duo brings together a smart sock and HD monitor so you get a complete picture of your baby’s safety.
The mamaRoo Classic Infant Seat from 4moms is a true must-have. I had this swing with my youngest two children and it was a lifesaver; I knew I could put them in the mamaRoo and they would not get fussy. This swing not only rocks and sways to mimic your movements to keep your baby calm and comfortable, but I really love the Bluetooth compatibility so that you can play white noise or music right from your phone.
The mamaRoo sleep bassinet also comes from the team at 4moms. I love the sleek design and small footprint that this bassinet offers, which is so nice, especially for those first few months of sharing your room with your baby. The mamaRoo sleep bassinet uses multiple sound, movement and speed options to help your little one snooze peacefully.
Next up, the UPPA baby Vista V2 stroller is an amazing opportunity to use the buybuyBABY® Group gifting option. This allows family and friends to contribute any amount they are comfortable with towards bigger ticket items so that you can still get the gear you truly want! The Vista V2 is a stroller that will grow with you as your child and family grows. It can transport up to 3 children at a time but still moves like a single! Personally, I love the beautiful detailing throughout, and that you can get a fun pop of color in the canopy, but that the seat is black or dark color to help hide stains and wear and tear – that is truly invaluable!
The Doona + Infant Car Seat/Stroller with LATCH Base is new to me, but I have seen it all over social media, and I am so impressed with how quickly and easily parents can get this in and out of the car. I can only imagine the convenience of having a comfortable, safe car seat that can easily convert into a stroller for that infant phase!
My kids love their sound machines to this day, and the Hatch Baby Rest Plus Sound Machine does the job right. It’s easily controlled from your phone and provides soothing sounds for restful sleep as well as a soft light, with adjustable color and brightness, for any late night diaper changes, or for when you just can’t find that pacifier.
The Halo BassiNest was one baby gear item that, hands down, made my recovery after baby number 3 entirely easier and more manageable. The BassinNest has a 360° swivel and the side wall lowers, so your baby can easily be pulled towards you and lifted out without you having to get out of bed. The BassiNest has won multiple “best product” awards for its safety, comfort, and convenience!
Gone are the days of a diaper pail that is more hassle than not, thanks to the Ubbi Diaper Pail! It keeps stinky odors inside while being a chic nursery addition. The Ubbi Diaper Pail comes in neutral colors to blend in or pops of sophisticated colors to stand out! It holds up to 55 diapers and is super easy to use and unload!
I have a clear memory of seeing the Nose Frida Snotsucker in a store for the first time. I thought “I know no one wants a stuffy baby, but I don’t want to be the Snotsucker!” However, once I realized that it was filtered so that there was no possibility of mucus transfer, and that it was doctor-developed so it was actually safer for my baby’s tiny nose, I was sold. After using it, I was wishing it had been around when I had my first daughter!
I think that the Freshly Picked Diaper Bag is the perfect example that an essential, functional item can still be chic and cute. I absolutely love that it has 10 pockets and still a generous central space for changes of clothes, toys, or whatever else you may need for the day ahead! Even better, it can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, or a purse to fit whatever stage you’re in.
The 360 All Positions Baby Carrier from Ergobaby is the gold standard for baby carriers. It is comfortable for you and baby, and can be used in various positions with baby facing in or out for whatever works best for you. The padded straps and lumbar support saved me lots of neck and back pain especially as my kids got older and bigger! The 360 All Positions Carrier makes breastfeeding on the go a breeze and definitely helps you get in some sweet cuddles and bonding time.
The Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor & Wall Mount is another piece of amazing technology that will hopefully make your heart a little more peaceful after bringing home a new baby. This amazing monitor mounts overhead so you can get a full view of your baby in 1080 HD and also has 2 way audio so you can not only hear your baby’s cries and coos, but can also respond. The Nanit Pro Smart also includes a breathing band that your baby wears to track breathing and motion.
When I had my babies I was a traditionalist when it came to swaddling and only ever used a swaddling blanket. After babysitting for multiple friends who use the HALO SleepSack Multi-Way Adjustable Swaddle, I wish I would’ve converted! The SleepSack is so warm and cozy to help your baby sleep better, and even better, it’s safer than traditional blankets that can get loose and end up over your baby’s face. Now, I always add a HALO SleepSack when I give a shower gift, and who can resist their sweet prints!
The Pampers Sensitive Wipes are a hands-down essential. They are easy and gentle for newborn diaper changes, but stand up to the crazy blow outs! These are the wipes that I used from day one, and continue to have in my car for any and all clean ups!
Creating a registry on Buybuy BABY® allows you to have the amazing perk of their Diaper Fund. You can add this to your registry so that loved ones and friends can gift towards a constant supply of diapers – and with newborns going through about 10 diapers a day, you’re going to need it! I absolutely can’t think of a better diaper to put those funds towards than Pampers Swaddlers. They can stand up to 12 hours of wetness without compromising on comfort and it doesn’t hurt that they’re the number one pediatrician recommended brand!
The OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack is a product that will get way more use than you can even imagine and it looks great while doing it. An added bonus: it takes up hardly any space on your counter! The Space Saving Drying Rack allows you to dry bottles, sippy cups, and all the necessary parts so they’re ready when you need them.
The Sophie la girafe® Teething Toy is a classic for a reason. It is adorable, easy for baby to hold and is made with natural rubber and food quality paint so it is the perfect teether. Sophie also has a fun, sweet squeaker for built in entertainment! My oldest daughter had her first real sad day when our dog stole her beloved Sophie and made it her own. It was so invaluable as a teething soother and lovey that we purchased a new one ASAP!
The Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle Newborn Starter Gift Set is a great option for any parents who are planning to bottle feed. Phillips makes an amazing bottle that helps reduce colic, has a flexible nipple that promotes a natural latch and is BPA free and dishwasher safe. The set Includes 5 bottles, 8 nipples, 7 sealing disks, 2 pacifiers and a bottle brush for easy cleaning to make your life as a new parent a little easier.
Last up in this roundup is the Fridababy® 3-in-1 Humidifier with Diffuser and Nightlight. Any baby gear item that can pull triple duty is a winner in my book. The Fridababy 3-in-1 keeps dry air moist, diffuses relaxing essential oils, and shines a gentle, color-changing night-light to help your baby sleep more comfortably.
Bringing Home a New Baby
Bringing home a new baby is a life-changing experience that is exciting, surprising and maybe even a little scary. Do your research and then trust your gut, take each day as it comes, and thankfully, buybuyBABY® has the gear that can help the transition be as smooth as possible. Before baby comes, or as they grow and change, check out the buybuyBABY® registry guide for inspo, tips, must-haves, & more!