Suburban Baby Registry Guide 2015

Now that I have been back in the suburban life for almost a month I thought it high time to update the Suburban Baby Registry Guide.  The theory behind this guide is that you may have more space and multiple floors to consider when you selecting your baby gear.  Further, you likely have a car and will be in/out of the car with your stroller and car seat frequently.  While you may not be fighting the mean streets of the urban jungle you’ll likely be tackling parks, walking trails and busy public places like zoo’s and children’s museums.  This guide takes all of those very important things into consideration to give you a complete list of products that work for your lifestyle!

Suburban Baby Registry Guide
BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller /  Motorola Video Baby Monitor / Nuna Pipa /  4Moms Mamaroo / Solly Wrap /  Boppy Newborn Lounger / Stokke Tripp Trapp / UPPAbaby G-Luxe /

Urban Baby Registry Guide

Car Seats

Infant Car Seat:   Nuna Pipa, review (we pick this because it is easy to install and super duper safe), we also love the Cybex Aton2, review, we love these two because of the load leg which provides additional stabilization to the base.
Convertible Car Seat: you won’t need this for at least a year but I suggest registering for one and then returning and saving the gift card for the future as models can change year to year.  Our favorite is the Clek Foonf, review.
Optional: Additional bases for infant seat

Car Seat accessories

Travel mirror (if you own a car): Brica Travel mirror
Seasonal:  7am Enfant Cocoon (this goes over the infant seat)


full size: BOB Revolution, review (the perfect suburban stroller even if you aren’t a jogger, all terrain, comfy ride, travel system compatible and a great way to get active with your little one in tow)
lightweight stroller for on the go/crowded places: UPPAbaby G-Luxe, review
Optional:  infant car seat stroller adapter for the BOB to make it a travel system, this is actually one of our must haves

Stroller accessories

Skip Hop Stroller organizer, Skip Hop, review or Britax
Optional: 7am Enfant 212 Evolution, review 

Other gear

Bassinet: Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Mini, review
Pack N Play: 4MOMS Breeze, review
1 – 3 sheets for Breeze (both top and bottom)
Baby Carrier: ERGObaby Four Position 360 Baby Carrier
Soft Baby Carrier: Solly Baby Wrap (while two carriers may seems excessive, the Solly Wrap is great for around the house and the newborn days)
Boppy Newborn Lounger, review (this is awesome and so easy to carry around the house, up/down stairs with you)
Fisher Price Rock N Play sleeper (a mom favorite, great for moving room to room and great to take with you to grandma/grandpa’s house)


High Chair: Stokke Tripp Trapp complete set (a booster type seat is an option, too but I am picking the Tripp Trapp here because lets face it, urbanites don’t have the luxury of a dining room, this keeps all of your chairs free for guests and other family members and grows with your child, ps, the pieces are sold individually so make sure you get the tray and baby seat, too ), review
4 – 6 (8 oz)  Bottles: Dr. Brown’s Wide Neck
4 – 6 (4 oz) Bottles: Dr. Brown’s Wide Neck
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.
Optional: Dishwasher basket, drying rack, bottle sterilizer, sterilizer bags
4 – 8 burp cloths: aden+anais burpy bibs (doubles as bibs too!)
Feeding/Nursing Pillow: Boppy Nursing pillow (review)

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
1-2 set 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 (be careful, this stains clothing, sheets, basically any fabric)
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
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 and stroller)
If you are considering cloth diapering, check out our guide to cloth diapering


Changing table pad: Summer Infant, Colgate or Naturepedic (organic option)
3 – 4 Changing pad covers: aden + anais, Pottery Barn Kids or any design you like
1 – 2 packs of Boppy Changing pad liners (will help eliminate always changing your cover in the event of accidents)
Diaper disposal: Ubbi diaper pail (review)
2-3 Ubbi diaper pail refills
Check out our Nursery Essentials – the small stuff for more information


We’ve only included the necessities and left the endless décor possibilities off the registry
Crib: check out our favorite cribs for small spaces
Crib Mattress: Sealy Soybean Foam-Core, Naturepedic (organic option)
Dresser/changing table/chest
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 


2-3 fitted crib sheets
2-3 waterproof crib pads: Sealy Stain Protection Crib Mattress Pad
1-2 Mid-weight blankets/stroller blankets: Pottery Barn Chamois Stroller Blanket
Wise tip: you’ll likely get blankets as off the registry gifts so limit the number you actually register for.
4-6 receiving/swaddling blankets:  aden + anais


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
White noise machine:  Graco Sound Machine, review
Crib attachment entertainer: Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

Baby Soothers & Entertainment

Swing/Soother: 4MOMS mamaRoo, review
Activity Jumper: Baby Einstein Jumperoo
Activity mat: Skip Hop, review
Baby Seat:  Mamas & Papas Baby Snug, review (however, you could eliminate this from the registry as it is really not a necessity although, nice to have)
Optional: Baby Snug play tray
2-4 Pacifiers: Philips AVENT Soothie-0-6 mos and/or MAM, sometimes it takes a couple tries for your little one to decide which pacifier they like


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!


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: Summer Infant Mother’s Touch baby bath tub (this isn’t a fancy tub but it super functional, grows well with your child, has a small footprint and folds easily for storage)
2 hooded towels: we love the Pottery Barn “Critters” collection or aden + anais bath collection
4-6 washcloths
Baby shampoo and/or body wash: Mustela, aden + anais mum + bub, California Baby Super Sensitive
Bath toys suggestions:
Frog Pod Bath Storage Basket by Boon
Alex Rub a Dub ABC 123 in the Tub
Munchkin bath toys


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

Health & Other Essentials

First Aid Kit
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 

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