Baby Registry Must Haves (Part 1 of 4)
Updated: Oct 25, 2020
Starting that Baby Registry and at a loss trying to figure out what you really need?
I’m here to let you know what you definitely should add to your baby registry and if there are items to avoid.
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Part 1 will be going over the items you will need in the Nursery.
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1. Crib Sets: Some of the most expensive items, but baby will need somewhere to sleep and store their clothes. I would highly recommend a 3-in-1 convertible crib because it could be the only bed you will ever have to buy your child. Our daughter will be converting to the double bed soon and she is very excited. Make sure to add all of the conversion kits as well. I know many people who never bothered buying the conversion kits and years later they are no longer available. Many of these sets come with matching tall dressers, wide dressers, armoires, end tables, and book shelves. Register for the items you feel you will need in the nursery.
2. Crib Mattress: If you decide to go with a convertible crib, make sure to get a high-quality mattress. Our daughter’s bed is currently converted to a toddler bed, which still uses a crib mattress. Once we convert her to the double bed, we will give our son her crib mattress. He is still in our bedroom at night, so we have not needed a crib mattress yet for him.
3. Bedroom Sets: Some of the cutest bedroom sets for boys and girls are on the market. You can get a comforter, sheets, bed skirt, curtains, diaper holder, lamp, mobile, etc. I definitely wouldn’t recommend buying every single matching item though.
4. Extra Crib Sheets: Accidents and spit ups happen. If you have a few extra crib sheets, you can quickly change the sheets in the middle of the night. Mattress protectors would help the mattress in this case as well.
5. Receiving Blankets: These little multi-purpose blankets can be used for just about anything. I use mine to lay under my baby when he nurses so he doesn’t get milk everywhere, to cover him in his car seat, to drape over his head to get him latched on to nurse if we’re in public, swaddling, and even as a burp cloth. We have a drawer half filled with receiving blankets and the other half is burp cloths and we never leave home without at least two. Shop at Undercover Mama to see their collection of pretty blankets to swaddle your new little one in.
6. Changing Table and/or Changing Pad: We never did invest in a changing table for our children’s bedrooms. We placed the changing pad on top of their wide dressers. Since our daughter was in our bedroom until she was one and our son is still in our room, I find myself changing diapers on a receiving blanket on my bed in the middle of the night. Daytime diaper changes are done on the Pack n Play changing table topper that is set up downstairs.
7. Changing Pad Covers: If you are going to have a changing pad, make sure to have wipeable covers because cleaning poop off of a soft cover is a nightmare. Just place a clean burp cloth or blanket under your baby’s head if you want them to be comfortable.
8. Gliders or Rocking Chairs: I really wanted a Lazy Boy Rocker Recliner when I was pregnant with my daughter. I thought it would be the best chair to rock and nurse my baby in. Little did I realize, I’m short and could not rock us comfortably in the chair. My husband uses this chair more than I do. My mother bought me a glider after I had my son and it’s a lot easier to rock and doesn’t take up as much space.
9. Bassinet: As a breastfeeding mother, I like to have my babies in my bedroom with me at night. It makes it much easier to reach into the bassinet to grab my baby when they are ready to nurse. There are many options out there for bassinets, just make sure to get one that will fit in your bedroom. I love the Halo Bassinest that we purchased for our son. You can find some of the best bassinets at PishPoshBaby.
10. Sound Machine: We have the Hatch Nest Sound Machine and I can control it with my phone. My son loves his and we are going to get one for our daughter as well. This particular sound machine projects light on the ceiling and plays sounds. You can set it to turn off at a certain time or play consistently.
11. Milestone Stickers or Blankets: If you want to take cute pictures of your baby each month, register for cute milestone stickers or blankets. They are fun pictures to look back on years down the road. These beautiful Milestone Blankets from Zazzle would be a great addition to monthly photos.
Do you have any other Nursery Items you think are necessary to add to your Baby Registry.