When you’re expecting a little one there is so much to think about that sometimes the mind can get hazy when it is time to put together the registry for the baby shower. What do you need most? What are reasonable items to request? How can you make sure you’re satisfying all of your baby needs? This list will help to identify the items that should not be missing from your registry, no matter what.
Backpack Style Baby Carriers
For optimal comfort when on the move with your baby, you should consider a baby carrier that straps over your shoulders. Find a carrier that can be used by both mom and dad so separate ones are not necessary. When looking for the right baby carrier, make sure you find one where your baby can sit either facing out or facing you depending on individual needs. A carrier with a weight capacity of up to 32 pounds should fit your needs perfectly.
Quilted Crib Pads
Though you may already have your crib picked out and ready to go, it’s time to start thinking about what type of mattress you will place in the crib. A waterproof, quilted crib pad with reinforced corners will be your best option at this point. Make sure to choose one that is machine washable to make clean up even easier for you.
Diaper Disposal Pail
You are going to want a no mess, no fuss option for getting rid of disposable diapers. There are many options available for this purpose, but slightly fancier ones are available, and your loved one buying from your registry could even use Babies R Us coupons from MyCoupons.com to help offset the cost. A good pail should have a foot pedal for easy opening, because this makes for easier disposal. A large capacity pail is best, so look for diaper disposal pails that offer a capacity of up to 32 diapers or more.
The name may be slightly on the disgusting side, but you’re going to need one of these “nasal aspirators” in order to promote the best health for your baby in the early months. There are several options available, but make sure to find one that is BPA and Phthalate free, as well as top rack dishwasher safe.
A baby monitor is an essential tool for the care of your baby. Today, it is even possible to use video baby monitors to keep an eye on your baby at all times (even when in the other room). As with all electrical gadgets, there are many options available of varying levels of functionality and quality. Make sure the baby monitor you choose contains a high-quality, super-sensitive microphone, automatic infrared night vision, a voice activated power saving mode for optimal energy performance and static free digital wireless transmission covering up to 800 feet in open areas.
A parent will be faced with the choice of whether to use a pacifier or not. If you choose to, make sure the pacifier you put on your registry has ventilation holes, symmetrical nipples, and is produced with hospital grade silicone.
Welcoming a new baby to the home doesn’t have to be an incredibly stressful time if you are prepared. There are many ways to obtain baby items on with a limited budget. With the help of a well thought out and planned baby registry, you will be able to enjoy the new little one in your life and allow your friends and family to help with the expenses of making sure you are prepared.