Saying I was overwhelmed when I attempted to register would be an understatement. I distinctly remember siting down ‘to register’ a dozen times before I ever added anything to our baby registry! Having everything you need to prepare for a baby is a feat in of itself, and on top of that there are a billion options for each product.
Do I buy the most expensive? Do I need organic? Is this the safest?
So many questions leaving you utterly confused. Everyone and every baby is different but I thought I would compile a list of general must have’s and what we chose for ours! I didn’t include anything for our nursery on our registry. I really wanted to decorate the room myself and picking out items that far in advance would have been asking way too much from me.
Baby Registry Checklist:
Dock A Tot
Shampoo and Body Wash
Diapering & Feeding:
Diapers – Two Sizes
Milk Storage Bags
Bottles and Nipples
Bottle Drying Rack
First Aid Kit
This list obviously doesn’t encompass everything you need, but is a great starting point and something I wish I had when I was sitting down to pick items. I also received this book from my friend Amy a few weeks ago and it has been life changing. You can reference any product and see the best options at all price points as well as unbiased reviews. They update it each year but I think a large bulk of it stays the same!
One thing I also made sure to get beforehand was the Dock A Tot! I had seen write ups about it and heard so many great things from friends with newborns so I wanted to give it a try. I’m excited because I actually teamed up with Dock A Tot to offer a discount code for any mommies to be or current mommies out there that have been wanting to order one! Just follow this link to redeem your code and you can save $10 off any product. I picked the solid white standard size but have heard great things about the Deluxe option for babies a little older. I will definitely update you on how we like it once Baby T arrives!
Hope this helps a little and as always if you have any suggestions please send them my way! Happy Friday!