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I may be out of the baby stage but having been through the throes of having a newborn, I know a thing or two on what you need…and what you don’t. Don’t get me wrong. Technology is great and there are some amazing baby products out there thanks to technology. But at the end of the day, it all comes back to the basics.
If you are a first time mom, it can be really overwhelming when you start to do your registry. There are so many gadgets and gear to sort through. One of the best things I did when starting my baby registry was taking my sister with me. She told me what I really needed and what I didn’t.
So today, I am going to be your big sister and walk you through what you really should have on your baby registry. Here are my top 5 must-haves that you should add to your registry today!
What You Really Need on Your Baby Registry
First make sure you add onesies and a lots of them. If you have two packs on your registry, add another. Add them in every size and both long and short sleeve. You will go through these…a lot. So it’s good to have a bunch on hand. It cuts down on having to also do a load of laundry every hour every day. You will be amazed at how many changes of clothes a little person can go through in a day. And your onesie is your first line of defense when it comes to accidents.
Next, you’re going to need bottles like the Playtex Baby™ VentAire®. My oldest had really bad reflux and we went through a ton of bottles until landing on the Playtex VentAire.
The angled bottle allows for fewer air bubbles which means a happier tummy for baby! The tiny anti-colic bottom vents keep air at the back of the bottle. As baby feeds, virtually no air mixes with the milk and gets into baby’s tummy. The Angled baby bottle design promotes the semi-upright feeding position, recommended by pediatricians to help prevent ear infections.
And you’re gonna need some bibs. Again, the more the merrier! If you have a reflux baby like I did, you will go through a lot of bibs during the day. A bib can totally save that cute outfit your mother-in-law bought for the baby! You will want a wide variety from small drooling bibs to large feeding bibs.
And burp cloths. Skip the decorative burp cloths and go straight for the old fashion cloth diapers. Yes, that’s right. Cloth diapers (you know, the old school ones you had to pin) make the best burp cloths. They may not be fashionable but they get the job done! Thick receiving blankets work well too.
Don’t forget the diapers! I know this seems like a no brainer but people do forget to put diapers on their baby registry! Stock up before baby arrives so that you don’t find yourself having to run out in the middle of the night for diapers. But don’t stock up on too many newborn sized diapers! Your newborn will quickly out grow them. Add other sizes to your registry so you have diapers in varying sizes.