I was on bed rest with my first baby, and therefore had lots of time to research my perfect baby registry products. Of course, I still ended up with some things that were less than perfect. However, I was pretty pleased with most products and went on to use the majority of them for my second child.
It can be so difficult to find just the right products for your baby registry, especially if it's for your first child. It's challenging to know exactly what will work and what won't. I'd recommend that you do lots of research, ask friends and family, search for baby product reviews online, and check out products in local stores.
Here's a list of my favorite registry items that you can use as a sample baby registry. Some of these items will be reviewed in subsequent blog entries. Comment below to discuss your perfect registry!
Sample Baby Registry
Pack N Play – Graco
High Chair – Peg Perego Primo Pappa
Car seat – Britax Marathon
Travel System – Graco
Swing – Fisher Price Baby Papasan cradle swing
Toys – Exersaucer Ultra and Fisher Price Jumperoo
Nursing Pillow – my Brest Friend
Nursing Pillow (for propping up baby) – Boppy
Baby seats – Fisher Price Baby Papasan, Leapfrog Learning Chair
Bottles – Born Free
Breast pump (electric) – Medela Advanced Pump in Style
Breast pump (manual) – Avent ISIS
Misc – Halo Sleepsack, Miracle Blanket, Patemm Pad (a must-have for moms)
You'll also need towels, blankets, onesies, socks, face clothes, baby bath products, and nursery bedding. After having both a boy and a girl, I recommend getting neutral colors for these items since you'll want to use them for a second child.
For reviews, I'd recommend that you check out my favorite book – Baby Bargains. It is my go-to gift for new moms because it's easy to read, offers great information, and always seemed to steer me in the right direction.
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