Four months have flown by with our little one! I wanted to share a roundup of our most used items from our baby registry. These are the everyday things we use the most and have been super helpful around the home.
When I first created our baby registry, I enlisted help from other moms to get an idea of what we would need. It was super helpful to get organized prior to Sophie arriving and knowing what we would need to be prepared. I find that we use the same several items almost every day or weekly. From things for bath time to our favorite bouncer, these items have been super helpful with the baby.
Here’s our go-to list and what we would recommend to other parents.
The Most Used Items From Our Baby Registry
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My absolute favorite thing for diapering has been this changing pad. So easy to clean. No need to deal with pad covers and extra laundry.
Our favorite diapers have been Coterie — we primarily use these.
I was hesitant to buy one of these and thought we could just toss diapers into the trash or run it outside. No way — almost 10 diapers a day and this pail is wonderful. The best part is normal trash bags work for it too. This diaper caddy is also a favorite item for storing diapering necessities.
We use this constantly — super easy to transport, blocks sound, and I love the dimmable light for middle-of-the-night feeds/changes.
I love everything about the Lovevery company, their ethos and science behind the brand for creating toys are wonderful. We use their play gym every day and love the subscription boxes as well.
Another everyday item we use is the bouncer, great for having a place for the baby to hang out. I also bought this attachment that she’s loving to play with as well.
We tried every swaddle under the sun and this one was the winner. I wish we would have had this from the beginning, our friends let us borrow it (and we never gave it back until she transitioned). It’s so easy to use and the best part is you can transition out of it when it’s time to do so.
If you’re choosing to breastfeed, I’d get one of these to help with letdown and engorgement alone. As milk supply changes, I’ve used this to help relieve extra pressure and also gather extra milk to store for later.
We use this so often, I purchased two of them. Anything from Frida Baby is wonderful, we use this 3-in-1 nose picker/nail cleaner frequently, and this gas reliever was a miracle worker during the first few weeks when babies are extra gassy. This baby basics kit has all of the above and more.
We purchased this one and have been overall really happy with the quality, ease of use, and how it stores. I love the support from the bottom for little ones as well.
While I didn’t use this at first when she was little, we’ve started to use it more now that she’s more awake. (if you’re registering for this, it’s good to note it is not rated for sleep. I found this out after the fact and so we hardly used it those first few months.)
The Owlet sock has given us so much peace of mind with Sophie. It monitors her oxygen and heart rate and alerts us if anything is off.
Perfect for those who travel, this pack & play has been great. We actually use it at home right now as her main sleep space as we transition her to her own room.
This bag is a favorite find. I love all of the pockets in it, the material is wonderful, and it feels pretty chic for a diaper bag.
I cannot tell you how many of these burp clothes we go through. We have bought SEVERAL packs of these over the months.
This is a gem — it folds up nice and small and makes it easy to change on the go.
Our everyday car seat cover, we use this all of the time to block the sun. It has also been really nice to use for covering for feeding as well.
So originally we were using the monitor that came with the Owlet — spoiler alert: drains your phone battery and is not the best. So we, unfortunately, paid for that just to have to upgrade and pay for this new monitor. We love it — the screen is portable, it connects up to 900 feet and I’d recommend just doing the Owlet sock and getting a different monitor.