Baby Registry Must-Haves

Happy Monday, loves! I haven't posted to the blog in forever, and I thought I would jump back into things with a little baby post :) (33 weeks as of yesterday.. getting so close!)

With my baby shower just around the corner (this weekend - woohoo!), I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite baby registry items. Walking into Buy Buy Baby for the first time after finding out that you're pregnant can be extremely overwhelming. Believe me - been there, done that. There are a million options for every item you need, plus a million options for things that you don't really "need" at all. Thankfully Carl Michael and I had my mom come along with us to help us decide what we really need for Baby C, and we were able to pick out a ton a great items. We also registered for a few items at Target and Pottery Barn

I hope this post helps you gather some ideas if you're just getting started on your registry or feeling a little overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and realize that all baby really needs in the beginning is you, a safe way to get home from the hospital (aka: a good car seat), a place to sleep (bassinet), a few onesies, and food.

I went into a little more detail on a few of my favorite items below the collage below. If you're working on your registry, good luck, and please don't hesitate if you have any questions for me or would just like to chat about why we chose a certain item! You can also view a bigger list of my registry under the tab baby >> my registry.



BASSINET - we decided on this bassinet after doing a little research, and also after hearing basically 99% of our friends recommend it. We thought about getting the SNOO (which is what Carl Michael wanted), but I couldn't see spending that much on something we would only use for a few months. 

STROLLER / CAR SEATI knew I wanted this stroller/car seat combo basically before we were even expecting. But after we found out we were pregnant, we went to Buy Buy Baby and tested out quite a few strollers, and it was a no-brainer. Convincing Carl Michael that this was the best didn't take long! I am so excited about this one and I can't wait to use it when Baby C gets here. It's light, easy, and safe!

HIGH CHAIR - I think the high chair was the last thing on our registry that we decided on because there are so many out there that just seem SO uncomfortable. But my mom and I were at Buy Buy Baby the other day and saw that this one was on display, and it seemed so much better than any of the others we'd seen. 

CHANGING PADIf you watch my Instastories, you may have noticed I may be a little too excited about this little changing pad.. haha! But I love it and it will be so easy to clean up. I have received so many messages from moms saying they have this one and absolutely love it!

WIPE WARMEROkay, so many of you may find this "unnecessary", but I think it will be so nice to have. I mean, changing diapers in the middle of the night and using freezing cold wipes.. not for my little babe :)

BOTTLES/PACIFIERS - I was and am still pretty lost here. I put a few different brands/types on our registry, but I really think this is something that you have to figure out on your own once baby is here. I think this is one of the things that's different for all babies, and you have to find what your baby prefers. I've heard good things about Como Tomo and Dr. Brown's bottles. By the way, the wall of bottles and pacifiers at Buy Buy Baby is absolutely insane and completely overwhelming. 

SWING - I've heard good things about this one. We'll see how Baby C likes it :)

MONITORThis is another item that has so many options to choose from. I let Carl Michael choose basically everything electronic, and we decided to go with the Nest Indoor Security Camera and use it as our baby monitor. I will keep y'all posted on how this works out!

PACK 'N PLAY - I'm not a huge fan of pack 'n plays. They all seem so uncomfortable and I don't see us using one too often. But we chose this one for our registry for traveling and when it may possibly be needed.