Creating our baby registry was one of the most exciting and overwhelming things ever! There are so many baby products out there… how in the world are you supposed to know what you actually need?!
Every baby is so different, but these are our favorite products from the first part of Forrest’s life. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! I hope this can be helpful for you expecting or new mamas. #newmomclub
Forrest loves taking baths! And he loved this tub (He just outgrew it. Cue the tears.). We also loved it because it dries quickly and easily and he didn’t slide down at all.
We love this machine because the light, color, and sound are all changeable, dimmable, programmable… it kind of does it all. We have a simple sound machine that we use for when Forrest is sleeping all night, but I love this one for when I am nursing him at night (especially those first couple of months!). It can be controlled by your phone AND it works great for toddlers. I thought it was worth the price because I know we will be using it for a long time!
A wipe dispenser doesn’t seem like a big deal until you have a crying baby, a poopy diaper, and the potential of pee being sprayed everywhere if you don’t hurry. ha! I love this one because the wipes come out so easily and you can open it with one hand with ease.
I’ve never sanitized my hands so much in my life! And this sanitizer has never left my hands feeling dry. Also, it smells amazing. I’m going to start buying this for every baby shower gift!
This was the first thing Forrest ever grabbed (cue the tears again) and it has been one of his favorite toys ever since! He loves chewing on it and it’s super easy for him to hold on to. We always have it with us! Highly recommend!
I love this diaper bag. It fits a ton. I love the diaper zipper in the back so you don’t have to dig every time you need a diaper. I love the front pocket for bottles. I love the side pockets. I love the price and color options I love it all!
7. This lounger
Forrest has spent so much time on this thing. It was a place that calmed him down those first couple of months, and now it’s a place he loves to chill! You’ve probably seen it in a picture or two, ha. A friend gave it to me because her baby loved it, so I know it’s not just Forrest. Having spots to place your baby around the house is so nice and this is one of our favorites!
I’m going to be honest and say that we don’t totally love our stroller/infant carseat duo, so I won’t specifically recommend it, but I totally recommend the jogging stroller style. The wheels are so helpful with getting over any terrain and it’s easy to navigate. Go for the jogger!
This is the activity mat we have at my parent’s house and it’s great! We like that the music plays for a long time without having to retouch a button or rewind it. It’s also super cute and gender neutral.
10. This drying rack
Having a separate drying rack for baby things is super helpful! There are so many little pieces and we would probably have lost most of them by now if we didn’t have this lol. We would recommend getting the big size if you have the counter space for it!
11. This book
Forrest has loved this book so much! He loves to chew on it, seems to love the feel of it on his face, and loves the rattle handle. He can grab it and move it whatever way he chooses since it doesn’t have much structure.
Some onesies zip from the neck down and I don’t understand it! Having to clasp the zipper on a fussy or sleepy baby is not fun. It’s so much easier to just zip from the bottom up. 🙂
We love this stuff. Forrest gets the hiccups quite often. When they bother him, we give him a few drops of gripe water and they instantly go away. It’s amazing!
We were so worried about Forrest getting cold while he slept (he was born in January) so I found this swaddle and we love it! It’s super soft, keeps him warm, and has held up well over lots of washes.
15. This thermometer
This thing has been a game changer for us. You only have to hold it over their forehead to get a reading (if it’s close to being a fever you can then take their temp another way to confirm) but it is so easy to use! We actually use it mostly to check the water temperature of his bath. It’s so helpful!
And now a few things for us mamas!
I have had the hardest time finding nursing bras I like and that do the job. These have been my favorite ones! I wish I would’ve found them earlier. They are comfortable, supportive, and look ok under shirts. They are also affordable so yay!
I’ve tried quite a few brands because of samples and such, and these ones have by far been the best. They stick in place pretty well and look the most “natural” under clothing.
We take an insane amount of pictures on our phones these days, and it makes me sad to think they just stay on the phone and that’s it. I LOVE Chatbooks because it is SO easy to make a book and now we will have the little day-to-day moments in book form for down the road! So far I have been making one each month and plan to continue that! If you use the link above, you can get one for free and I’ll get one for free. Win win!
I am loving this devo! It’s practical, full of truth, and a quick read. I usually don’t like devotionals but I’m a fan of this one and the women who created it.