Building out a baby registry can feel like one daunting task. With hundreds of decisions to make from safety to usefulness, I certainly feel overwhelmed myself.
Into my second trimester and with baby showers coming, my task of completing a registry is one I’ve poured a lot of hours into. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in baby items when it comes to strollers, best pacifiers, and other useful things. So instead, I decided to ask you — “what baby items did you wish were on your registry or did you find most useful?”
Over 150 answers came in pouring in. The most surprising part? There were about a dozen items that had several recommendations. While I can’t add every item to my registry, I wanted to share with you what is being recommended by parents today.
Some of these products I had never even heard of. After checking out a few, it was easy to add it to my registry once I saw the use case. Some of the suggestions also confirmed what was already on the registry. Some weren’t a fit for me. Baby products as I am finding out are super personal — use case, lifestyle, budget, and more.
I’ll do two blog posts — this first one with a list of baby product recommendations and then in October when baby girl comes, I’ll share what we have loved.
After dozens of requests to share these recommendations, I wanted to put them in one concise list that would be easy for you to browse and consider. Take a look!
(*I am placing an asterisk by the ones we registered for. This post contains affiliate links.)
Must-Have Baby Registry Items As Recommended By Readers
These are the items that had several mentions in the responses.
The number one recommended product: the Dock-a-tot or the similar, Snuggle Me Organic. (we registered for the Snuggle Me)
These items had a similar number of recommendations:
*Haakaa Silicone Breast Feeding Pump (recommended by close friends/family as well)
*Owlet Sock (recommended by close friends/family as well)
*Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair
* Hatch Sound Machine (recommended by close friends/family as well)
*Ollie Swaddle (recommended by close friends/family as well)
Doona All-in-One Infant Car Seat/Stroller
My takeaway from these? Good design and things that will last the mile are a win.
These were the items from strollers to carriers that came highly recommended:
At Home: *Baby Bjorn Bouncer, *Lovevery Play Gym, an air purifier (many brands to choose from, we love our Rabbit Air for pollen, dust, and smoke)
Carriers: Baby Bjorn Carrier, *SollyWrap, *Ergobaby Carrier
Strollers: Uppababy Vista, Nuna MIXX, Babyzen YOYO (For our stroller, we’ve opted with the Cybex Mios for our needs)
Travel Gear: Baby Bjorn Travel Pack & Play, Lulyboo Bassinet To-Go Baby Travel Bed, Pockit Travel Stroller, Slumperpod (currently out of stock)
Everyday — Sleep, Feeding, & Diapering
Diapering/Care: *Keekaroo Changing Pad, *Baby bum brush, Tubby tod, Fridababy nose sucker, and all other Fridababy products
Feeding: Willow Pump, *Brest Friend Breastfeeding Pillow, Baby Brezza sterilizer, Baby food maker (several to choose from), *Burp cloths, *Nursing pads
Sleep Essentials: Vava Monitor, Swaddle Me organic, Woolino sleep bags, Kyte Zip swaddles