NEW Best of Baby Registry Guide

Every year we name the “Best of Baby Products” so we thought what better way to start the New Year than with a brand spankin’ new baby registry guide?  We’ve compiled many of the products from the Best Baby Products of 2014 post but included some of our long time favorites to give you the BEST baby registry guide around.  Don’t forget we have the handy printable at the bottom (or here) of the registry to help you along your registry quest.  Questions?  Leave us a comment and we will get right back to you!

NEW Best of Baby Registry Guide

Ultimate Baby Registry Guide

Car Seats

Infant Car Seat:  Peg Perego Primo Viaggo 4-35 (review)
Convertible Car Seat: Clek Foonf (review)
Optional: Additional bases for infant seat

Car Seat accessories

Travel mirror: Brica Travel mirror (review)
Seasonal:  7am Enfant Cocoon for infant seat

Strollers

a few options here…

full size: UppaBaby Vista (new model for 2015, review of older model, here) or Baby Jogger City Select
lightweight:  Baby Jogger City Mini GT (review)
OR if you are jogger/hiker/like all terrain functions:  BOB Revolution SE (review) can be the only one, serve as your full size and be paired with the lighter weight City Mini GT or UppaBaby GLuxe (new model for 2015, review of older model, here) for on the go
Optional:  infant carseat stroller adapter

Stroller accessories

cup holder, stroller organizer (more on stroller accessories, here)
Seasonal:  7am Enfant 212 Evolution (review)

Other gear

Bassinet:  Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper
1 – 2 extra sheets for co-sleeper
Bassinet / all around awesome piece of gear you’ll love: Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper (review)
Pack N Play: 4moms Breeze (review)
Pack N Play Accessories:
2 – 3 sheets EACH for both top bassinet and bottom playard
Baby Carrier:  Beco Gemini (review)
Wrap Carrier: Solly Wrap
Boppy Newborn Lounger (review)

Feeding

High Chair:  Stokke Tripp Trapp (review) (make sure to register for the “complete set (shown, here)” which includes the baby seat, tray and seat pad)  another great option is the Stokke Steps which includes a bouncer that snaps to a high chair chair which makes it a fully functional high chair from infancy to beyond.  If you go this route, skip the 4moms seat listed below.
4 – 6 (8 oz)  Bottles*: Dr. Brown’s standard or wide neck (wide neck is great for breastfed babies because of it’s wide nipple base)
4 – 6 (4 oz) Bottles*: Dr. Brown’s
1 – 2 Bottle Cleaning Brushes: Dr. Brown’s, Avent
Various sized nipples to grow with baby
The Wise Tip: Register for a gift set of bottles, it’s a great starter set and people are more apt to give a “set” versus individual items and a great way to “test” to see if your little one likes the bottles your choose. 
Optional: Dishwasher basket, drying rack, bottle sterilizer, sterilizer bags, drying rack (we love the Boon Grass)
6-10 burp cloths: aden+anais burpy bibs, Munchkin, Gerber
4 -6 bibs: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature, aden + anais, Baby Bjorn
Feeding/Nursing Pillow:  Boppy Nursing pillow (review) (consider 2+ pillows to have in different parts of the house)

*Bottles are usually a matter of baby preference.  Check out our bottle reviews, best bottle for breastfed babies part 1 and part 2 for some first hand reviews to help make your choice easier.

Breastfeeding (if applicable)

Breast pump: Medela – check with your insurance company as the Affordable Care Act is requiring most, if not all insurance companies to cover the cost of breast pumps.
Brest pump accessories:  on-the-go tote, cooler, sterilizing bags
At least one extra set of breastpump tubes, cones, membranes and any other necessary parts
Breast Milk Storage Bags: Medela
50 – 100 Breast pads (disposable): Medela
2-4 sets of Bamboobies reusable breast pads (it is good to have some of both on hand)
Nipple cream:  Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple butter or Lansinoh Lanolin
2 – 4 Nursing bras: Bravado Designs, The Dairy Fairy
Check out our breastpump reviews and breastfeeding section for more information on breastfeeding.

Diapers & Accessories

Assume 10-12 per day, the average baby wears newborn diapers for 3-5 weeks (up to 10lbs)
100 – 150 newborn diapers: Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, The Honest Company
4 – 6 boxes of Baby Wipes: Pampers Sensitive
Diaper Rash Cream: Aquaphor, Desitin, Earth Mama Angel Baby Butt butter
Diaper Bag
Diaper Bag accessories: travel size wipes, changing pad, scented diaper sacks, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, pacifier wipes, etc
Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station (for diaper bag)
If you are considering cloth diapering, check out our guide to cloth diapering and cloth diaper reviews

Accessories

Changing table pad: Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad, Colgate, Naturepedic (organic option)
1-2 extra Changing table covers: aden + anais, Dwell Studio, Pottery Barn Kids
Diaper disposal: Ubbi Diaper pail (review)
2-3 Ubbi refills
Check out our Nursery Essentials – the small stuff for more information

Nursery

We’ve only included the necessities and left the endless décor possibilities off the registry
Furniture:
Crib
Crib Mattress: Sealy Soy Bean Foam Core, Naturepedic (organic option)
Dresser/changing table/chest
Glider
Hamper
Humidifier: Sharper Image EV-HD10 Ultra Sonic
Check out our nursery must haves and nursery nice to haves for more information on furnishing your nursery 

Bedding

3-4 fitted crib sheets (this may seem like a lot but if/when you have sick baby, you’ll appreciate having the extras)
3-4 waterproof crib pads: Sealy Stain Protection Crib Mattress Pad, Naturepedic (organic option)
1-2 Mid-weight blankets/stroller blankets: Pottery Barn Chamois Stroller Blanket, Little Giraffe, Mamas & Papas
Wise tip: you’ll likely get blankets as off the registry gifts so limit the number you actually register for.
6-8 receiving/swaddling blankets:  aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Wrap, the aden + anais Bamboo swaddle blankets are a luxe version of the ever favorite muslin

Sleeping

2-4 Wearable blankets: Miracle Blankets and/or Halo Sleepsacks
Wise tip: Register for a couple different types/sizes and see which your baby prefers
Nightlight
Room thermometer: Gro Egg
White noise machine: Graco Sound Machine or Dohm White Noise is a favorite of real moms
On the go:  Cloud B Sleep Sheep or Giraffe (on the go version)
Crib attachment/entertainer/soother: Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother or Cloud B Sleep Sheep/Giraffe

Baby Soothers & Entertainment

Swing/Soother:  4moms rockaRoo (review) is a modern version of ever favorite baby swing and a favorite of ours but the 4moms mamaRoo (review) is always a favorite (look for the new 2015 model)
Activity gym:   Fisher Price Kick N Play piano or Skip Hop
Activity Jumper: Evenflo Exersaucer Triple Fun Jungle (review)
Baby Seat:  Mamas & Papas Baby Snug (review)
Optional: Baby Snug play/toy tray
2-4 Pacifiers: Philips AVENT Soothie-0-6 mos or MAM (will depend on baby’s preference)
2-3 Wubanub Infant Pacifiers

Layette*

Brands suggestions: Carter’s, Gerber and Kissy Kissy
4 – 6 short sleeve onesies (NB, o-3, 3-6 mos)
4 – 6 long sleeve onesies (NB, o-3, 3-6 mos)
3 – 5 pull on pants
3 – 5 shirts – we love the kimino style
5 – 8 one piece sleepers
4 – 6 pairs of socks
2 – 3 pairs of mittens
2 – 3 hats
Outwear depending on the season
*We suggest the above, unless otherwise noted in newborn and 0 – 3 months. As the baby grows purchase what you use and what your baby likes. The easier to get on and off, the easier it is for you!  You’ll like also shop on your own and be given LOTS of adorable little things for baby as gifts. 

Toys

The Wise Baby favorites…
1-2 Car Seat toys:  Infantino Tag Along Chimes
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Bright Start Lots of Links
Pottery Barn Kids – Hug and Hide Owl
Sophie the Giraffe 
Babies R Us Fun Keys
Infantino Foot Rattles
Bright Starts™ 3-Piece Chill and Teethe Teether Tubes
Especially for Baby Floating Friends Teether
anything Skip Hop
Check out our toys and activity reviews for more ideas and reviews

Books
The Wise Baby favorites…
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Stelluna by Janelle Cannon
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Bathing

Bath tub: Boon Naked
2 hooded towels: we love the Pottery Barn “Critters” collection or aden + anais bath collection, Circo from Target
4-6 washcloths or a sponge (like this one)
Baby shampoo and/or body wash: Mustela, aden + anais mum + bub, California Baby Super Sensitive
Temperature gauge: included in the tub!
Bath toys suggestions:
Frog Pod Bath Storage Basket by Boon
Alex Rub a Dub ABC 123 in the Tub
Boon toys
Munchkin bath toys

Safety

Outlet covers
Safety gates (if necessary)
Cabinet and door latches
Toggles to secure all blind/curtain strings
Toilet seat locks
Travel mirror: Brica Travel mirror
Video Monitor:  Motrola (review)
Check out our Babyproofing for your Registry and Babyproofing Checklist for even more info

Health & Other Essentials

First Aid Kit
Nose Frida
New Parents Survival Kit* (Contains things like nasal decongestant, gas relieving drops, teething pain reliever, etc) 
Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit(Contains necessities like nasal aspirator, nail clippers, comb and brush, thermometer, emery boards, etc)
we’ve linked to some that are great options and most baby registry stores carry something similar 

1: Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35 Infant Car Seat / 2. 2015 UPPAbaby Vista / 3. Motorola Video Baby Monitor / 4. Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym / 5. 4moms rockaRoo / 6. Clek Foonf / 7. Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play Sleeper / 8. SollyBaby Wrap / 9. Stokke Tripp Trapp

Download our printable guide!

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