Can you believe that I'm almost HALFWAY through?We're currently working on our registry! What are/were your must have items?DISH IT!
I've read tons of "must have" lists... They all say different things. Hahahaha. Because where one baby didn't care for the swing, another baby was best soothed in a swing. And so on... =)For our input: The Boppy Pillow is a must.
Boppy pillow (even if only for propping up the wee one), cheap umbrella stroller (you'll want it later!), and really important--video monitor!
Laurie is so right, everyone's must have lists will be totally different! For example, the boppy pillow the other 2 mentioned, we hated it and never used it. I think we are kind of in the minority on that one though. Haha!As for what we did love. Sleeping gowns. When I bought them my husband asked why I was putting our son in a dress. He quickly learned that in the middle of the night, messing with 194709239 snaps was a pain! They were a must have for us during the newborn phase!We also love cloth diapers, but they aren't for everyone. Most people look at me like I have 3 heads when they find out.
I used Gerber cloth diapers as burp cloths. Burp cloths are tiny. I'm not really sure why since spit up isn't always tiny.I loved my Boppy pillow. I also suggest a vibrating baby chair. I used that instead of a swing for the first four or five months. Swings are great too. (Above commenters are right. Each baby is different. Your baby could hate both. Ha!)Mine wouldn't sleep in their crib. They started out in a bassinet, but slept in a Pack N' Play until they could climb out. Even if yours doesn't sleep in one at night, I'd suggest a Pack N' Play especially if you travel. They're so handy!I think Diaper Genies are a huge waste of money. We had one and ended up throwing it out. I also highly suggest zippered sleepers and snap onesies. Cutesy outfits are great and you'll want some. Grandmothers will give them to you. But when you're hanging out at home, you will want what's easiest when changing diaper after diaper after diaper.I guess that's it. :)
Zipper sleepers are amazing for the middle of the night changes. I love onesies because they are so easy. Then you can get these super cute leg warmers, too! http://www.babylegs.com/The boppy pillow is great...I think my guests loved it the most. I have one friend that bought one for his expecting sister just because he liked using it with our son so much!A vibrating chair is helpful if you want to put baby down and take a shower or do something else.A Moby wrap!!! I swear by this thing. Target has them and you can Youtube search videos for how to really use it well. They are so worth the money, and I use it all the time.Swaddle blankets that have the velcro there for you to simply wrap them, are awesome. We still swaddle Parker and he is 4.5 months. He sleeps amazingly well.Waste of money: mittens...I used them once, I think. The baby socks that are fuzzy on the inside-they fell off all the time!Okay...that's my list for now!!! Have fun with the registery!!
I got My Brest Friend instead of the boppy. It's sturdier and that was helpful because I had a big baby. Also get diapers, burp cloths, vibrating chair, maybe a swing, although my son doesn't love his so far.We got a lot of those sleep gowns and HATE them! We found them annoying to take on and off. We prefer having him just wear a onesie and a swaddleme blanket (get those. Much easier than trying to do it yourself)Don't bother registering for clothes. People will get you whatever they want anyway.If you want to see my registry, let me know and I can send you the link :) Missie1284 at gmail dot com
Wow - that's awesome. So, as you know I'm totally not a mom, but Dan's cousin SWEARS by the white noise machine she got. She said her kids slept sooo much better with it. I def. plan on buying one when we have kids.
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