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Minimalist Baby Registry Guide

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On the heels of the popularity of the “How can I have less baby gear” post I thought it appropriate to put together an entire baby registry guide based on this idea hence the Minimalist Baby Registry Guide. It is probably not surprising that I am a baby gear junkie but I also believe you don’t need every piece of gear out there to successfully raise your little one.  There are a few key pieces that can make your life easier and reduce your gear footprint.  You’ll see lots of “typical” gear absent from this registry (the infant car seat, multiple strollers, etc) and lots of gear that does double and triple duty.  If you are a minimalist at heart than this entire registry may be for you.  Maybe you just want to reduce you gear footprint or start small and add gear as you need it.  Either way – there are some good nuggets that you can take and use to build your registry!

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Car Seats
Convertible Car Seat: Britax Boulevard 70

All-in-one/do-it-all stroller: UPPABaby Vista

Bassinet/Pack N Play: 4moms Breeze
Pack N Play Accessories:
2 – 3 Sheets (the bassinet sheet for the Breeze does not come out until late summer, I would suggest a Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper Mini sheet in the interim)
Baby Carrierlíllébaby COMPLETE carrier (no newborn insert needed, grows with your little one)

High Chair: BabyBjorn High Chair
2 – 4 (8 oz)  Bottles: Dr. Brown’s
2 – 4 (4 oz) Bottles: Dr. Brown’s
1 – 2 Bottle Cleaning Brushes: Dr. Brown’s
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.
4 – 8 burp cloths: aden+anais burpy bibs (doubles as bibs too!)
Feeding/Nursing Pillow: My Brest Friend

Breastfeeding (if applicable)
Breast pump: Medela
Breast Milk Storage Bags
50 – 100 Breast pads
Lanolin ointment
2 – 4 Nursing bras: Medela or Playtex

Diapers & Accessories
Assume 10-12 per day, assume the average baby wears newborn diapers for 3-5 weeks (up to 10lbs).
50 – 75 newborn diapers: Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive
1-2 boxes of Baby Wipes: Pampers Sensitive
Diaper Rash Cream: Mustella
Diaper Bag
Diaper Bag accessories: travel size wipes, changing pad, scented diaper sacks, hand sanitizer, etc

Changing table pad: Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
1-2 extra Changing table covers: Pottery Barn Kids
Diaper disposal: Diaper Genie (this could definitely be considered an extra piece of gear but I really enjoy our Diaper Genie and think you may too…)
2 – 4 Diaper Genie Refills

We’ve only included the necessities and left the endless décor possibilities off the registry
Crib Mattress: Sealy Soybean Foam-Core
Dresser/changing table/chest
Humidifier: Vicks

2-3 fitted crib sheets
1-3 waterproof crib pads: Sealy Stain Protection Crib Mattress Pad
1-2 Mid-weight blankets/stroller blankets: Pottery Barn Chamois Stroller Blanket, aden + anais
Wise tip: you’ll likely get blankets as off the registry gifts so limit the number you actually register for.
3-6 receiving/swaddling blankets:  aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Wrap

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
Room thermometer: Gro Egg
White noise:  White Noise app on your phone/ipad/itouch (free!)

 Baby Soothers & Entertainment
Swing/Infant Seat: 4moms Mamaroo
Activity Jumper: Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple
Fun Jungle
2-4 Pacifiers: Philips AVENT Gumdrops, Dr. Brown’s
2-3 Wubanub Infant Pacifiers

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
4 – 6 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!

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

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

Bath tub: Puj Tub
2 hooded towels: love the Pottery Barn “Critters” collection
4-6 washcloths
Baby shampoo and/or body wash: California Baby, Dolphin Organics
Temperature gauge: Summer Infant Digital Turtle Bath Water Temperature Tester
Bath toys suggestions:
Frog Pod Bath Storage Basket by Boon
Alex Rub a Dub ABC 123 in the Tub

Outlet covers
Safety gates (if necessary)
Cabinet and door latches
Toggles to secure all blind/curtain strings
Toilet seat locks
Travel mirror: we have yet to find a suitable one – let us know if you know of one!
Monitor:  Samsung SafeVIEW Video Monitor

Health & Other Essentials
First Aid Kit
New Parents Survival Kit* (Contains things like nasal decongestant, gas relieving drops, teething pain reliever, etc)
Health & Grooming Kit* (Contains necessities like nasal aspirator, nail clippers, comb and brush, thermometer, emery boards, etc)

Most registry superstores carry these pre-made kits.

UPPABaby Vista /4moms Breeze /  Britax Boulevard 70CS / Puj Tub / 4moms Mamaroo / aden + anais  /lillebaby COMPLETE carrier / Samsung SAFEViewMonitor  

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