To be honest, making a baby registry has been stressful than I would have expected. Especially for a first time momma, but thankfully, I found a simple and easy solution. It’s called Babylist.com and it is the holy grail when it comes to baby registries.
I always thought that it was quite crazy to have to make multiple registries. I mean keeping up with one registry is more than enough for a mom to be. Simple and easy is what a first timer needs. The good thing about Babylist is that you get to have your cake and eat it too! It creates a seamless registry that allows to add products from virtually anywhere. Allowing you to have all registry items in one place whether they be from Target, Dillard’s, Esty, etc. Even if you cannot find it on the web, you can enter your request in manually. I loved this option because this lets you really personalize your registry.
They also have lots of tips, information, and checklist tailored to your preferences to help you pick items for your registry. This is really helpful if you have no idea what items you truly need #FirstTimeMommaProbs. There is SO much baby stuff available and it can be hard to decipher what you’ll need and what is just plain pointless. Babylist has helped me save time and it’s extremely easy to navigate. And no, this post was not sponsored by them in any way. I just truly have enjoyed my experience with them thus far.
My only fear is that most people are used to registering at a traditional location like Target. It may seem foreign to them at first but the good thing is that when you get to a registry, the first thing they see is “Gift Buying Steps”. They literally walk you through the process and you even get your own link to share! Mine is below if you’d like to take a look!
As promised in the title of this blog post, I have included my top 5 registry picks. Obviously my lil rugrat is still in the oven, but these are items that I feel will be helpful in this new adventure. I picked these based off of my personal needs and good reviews.
1. Diaper Pail
I have had many people tell me yes for sure on the diaper pail and just about the same amount tell me it’s not necessary. However, for my situation I feel like it’s a must. We actually live so far out that trash does not come out to our house. I have even tried to get a dumpster and we are still too far for that. With the possibility of trash having to sit a little longer than a normal in-town resident, I want something to help minimize odor as much as possible! I didn’t go with the Diaper Genie because I have seen reviews saying they are designed where you have to use their brand of trash bags. TBH, ain’t nobody got the time or funds for that. So I went with the Ubbi diaper pail.
2. Auto Rock ‘n Play
Honestly, every single person I have talked with that is a parent has suggested this item. I know for a fact that it is as good as they say it is because I witnessed it work wonders for my sister and brother-in-law. They had the manual Rock ‘n Play by Fisher-Price, but we decided to go with the auto version hoping it will save us some energy.
3. Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Infant Car Seat
I went with the Chicco KeyFit brand because my sister had already given me the stroller that they used for my niece. The stroller is also Chicco brand and is compatible with this specific carseat. You literally just snap it into the stroller and go. I went with the Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip car seat in Minerale because of the zip around boot. Where we live it tends to get a little chilly and she will be born in November so it will help keep her warm! So that’s how I justified the extra cost. Another good thing is that this car seat has good reviews and safety features. Lastly, the added bonus is that this carseat has a base that stays in your vehicle while you can take the carseat out. We registered for an extra base so that we’re not having to move the base every time we load up in a different vehicle!
3. Blooming Bath
So our bathroom is tiny and the thought of hauling a big ole’ baby bathtub + a baby into the bathroom sounds slippery and scary to me. I love the concept of sink washing so that I can remain standing and my legs wont hurt from the hard tiled floor! That is why we went with the Blooming Bath Lotus. I have heard that when they get a little bigger you may need an alternative, but we will cross that bridge when we get there.
5. Pac ‘n Play by Graco
I really feel that we will get a lot of use out of this item. I did not register for a bassinet because this Pack ‘n Play by Graco can serve as a bassinet dupe and serve way more purpose when she get too big for a bassinet. We also travel a lot and I felt that it only justified our need for this contraption more and more. When looking for a play yard I struggled to find one that I liked because it seemed like every single one I found had a hideous print on it. I did some searching to find a plain print and that is why I went with this specific brand. This is the Tenley color option.
Hope this helped and if you have used any of these items before, I’d love to hear your feedback below!