So many have asked me for recommendations on what to add to your baby registries! You will find tons of lists online that will tell you that you need a ton of stuff. This isn’t always true. In fact, there were a lot of things people told me I “needed” that are still in the original packaging, or that I passed along to another mom-to-be.
I’m not going to give you an exhausted list today. But I am going to tell you about 4 things I didn’t know I needed until I needed them. And these 4 things you should definitely add to your registry if they are not on there already!
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1. High Chair
The first thing I didn’t think I needed on my registry was a high chair. I figured we could wait for a high chair until Anna was ready for solids but what I didn’t take into consideration was the price of the high chairs I liked. Looking back, I wish we could have had some help with this big ticket item.
Ever since the day Anna was born she loved to feel close and snuggled up! We were big fans of the swaddleme velcro swaddles because they were easy to use and helped her feel nice and snug since her moro reflex was something fierce. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), Anna learned to roll pretty early so we got rid of the swaddle before her moro reflex had completely settled. A friend of mine let me use their Nested Bean sleep sack and this was a total game changer for us.
The Nested Bean products have a weighted owl on the front of them that simulates the pressure of your hand on your baby’s chest. When we started using this sleep sack, Anna started sleeping longer stretches and wasn’t accidentally startling herself awake anymore.
I got so excited about the sleep sack I started discovering other Nested Bean products like the footie pajama, the swaddle, and the onesies. We never really used the onesies because Anna likes to sleep in footie pajamas. If her feet aren’t covered she doesn’t feel like it’s bedtime. Hah!
So I have always been a Bumbo fan. And I still am. We added the Bumbo to our registry so I felt like I didn’t need a Sit Me Up chair. I was wrong. Especially in the earlier months before Anna had great core control, the Sit Me Up was much easier for her to sit in.When a friend let us use hers to try it out, we loved it so much I had to get one of my own.
We also really liked this chair because it comes with toys attached and many of the styles also come with a tray!
If this is not already in your registry, I highly recommend adding it!
Okay, so we all add some sort of nail clipper set to our registries. Or even some sort of nail file. After I had Anna, I was terrified to use the baby nail clippers. I was so afraid I was going to cut her tiny fingers by accident. So in the early days I was using a traditional nail file to file down her nails.
This was surprisingly difficult, being as babies nails are so thin and flimsy, and they are constantly wiggling those little fingers.
This Nail Trimmer I found actually through a recommendation from another new mama, Summer Telban, Lifestyle Blogger for Coffee With Summer. She recommended this set on Amazon and I knew that this was going to be a game changer.
It’s super easy to use, cuts the time it takes to file down Anna’s nails by a ton, and she actually thinks its fun! It’s painless so you don’t have to worry about accidentally nipping the edge of their fingers.