Urban Baby Registry Guide 9

Urban Baby Registry Guide

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As an urban family ourselves we realize that we just simply don’t have the space our suburban friends do.  We would love to have three or four strollers but we don’t have a basement or garage to store extra gear and from a square footage perspective we are working with much less.  The Urban Registry Guide covers all the bases without compromising on functionality.  Even if you aren’t in an urban environment, you may find some products on this Registry more applicable to your lifestyle.

You’ll see many of the same products here as on the other lists.  The major changes come in gear (strollers, high chair, etc) and the number of items (extra sheets, changing pad covers, etc) we suggest.  We’ve made some notes on the changes we made below but the bottom line is we have chosen space saving, multi functioning products that grow with your child. We included a highlights of the Urban Registry Guide to showcase a few of these changes. What do you think – do you like the visual or do just want to see the list?


Car Seats
Infant Car Seat: Gracco Snugride 35
Convertible Car Seat: Britax Boulevard 70
Optional: Additional bases

Full Size: Bugaboo Cameleon
Umbrella/Light Weight Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini GT
we forgo the Snap N Go on this list 

Bassinet: Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
Pack N Play: BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light 2
Pack N Play Accessories:
1 -2 Sheets
1 -2 Changing table covers
Baby Carrier:  Ergo Orignal Carrier

High Chair: BabyBjorn High Chair
4 – 6 (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.
Optional: Dishwasher basket, drying rack, bottle sterilizer, sterilizer bags
4 – 8 burp cloths: aden+anais burpy bibs (doubles as bibs too!)
2 -4 bibs: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature
Feeding/Nursing Pillow: Boppy
1-2 Feeding/Nursing Pillow Covers: Boppy

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: Destin
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: Carters Super Soft Dot Changing Pad Cover
Diaper disposal: Diaper Genie
1-2 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: Crane EE-5301

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
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
White noise machine: Graco Sweet Slumber Sound Machine
and/or we suggest the Crib Attachment over a White Noise Machine
Crib attachment entertainer: Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

 Baby Soothers & Entertainment

Swing: Fisher-Price My Little Lamb
Playard: The Evenflo Activty Jumper listed below comes with a convertible placard so we are suggesting nixing a separate playyard from the Registry. 
Activity Jumper: Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple
Fun Jungle
Baby Seat:  Bumbo Baby Sitter
Optional: Bumbo Play Tray
2-4 Pacifiers: Philips AVENT Soothie-0-6 mos.
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: Mustela or Johnson & Johnson
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:  Philips Avent SCD510 DECT

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.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT / BabyBjorn High Chair / Puj Tub / aden + anais jungle jam burpy bibs / Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun – Jungle / Bugaboo Cameleon / Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper


  1. Aimee

    We love the Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper! Nola sleeps straight through the night in it. Plus, it’s the perfect height next to our platform bed. No more getting out of bed to replace her paci when she needs it! :)

    Posted on June 11, 2012
    • Lindsey

      Aimee, so glad to hear Nola likes the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper! We have heard nothing but rave reviews and hope that Baby K likes it too. I love that its a space saver too! :)

      June 12, 2012
  2. Sarah

    Love the highchair…looks like something I need:)

    Posted on June 12, 2012
  3. Shannon

    The rock and play sleeper is fabulous! You can easily carry it from room to room (while carrying a newborn baby) and pop it up wherever you need it. When she wasn’t being held, Eleanor lived in her rock and play from 0-3 months. Also, you can actually postpone the need for a pack and play since the rock and play is so easy to throw in the back of the car and go. We took it on weekend trips until she was strong enough to sit up on her own and then transitioned to the PNP.

    Posted on June 12, 2012
    • Lindsey

      What a great tip Shan! I am thrilled to hear we can take the Rock ‘n Play with us instead of the big PNP. Thanks for the feedback! xoxo

      June 12, 2012
  4. Katie

    I have never seen the puj tub! What a great idea! The traditional infant tubs are so bulky and take up too much space. Where can I buy???

    Posted on June 12, 2012
  5. Courtney

    Baby Nathaniel loves the Rock N Play. We went our first trip to grandmas and took a PNP and it was cumbersome but did the job. The Rock N Play is so much lighter (really light) and fits in the back of the car. It goes from room to room and doubles as a hang out sport for lil one. The Rock N Play feels almost familiar as it is almost shaped the same as the cradle swing that the lil one has at home but is too big too travel with. We were so happy we got one. Baby has spit up issues after eating and it is furthermore PERFECT for keeping him upright after eating. We got this one and like that it is more lightweight fabric as we feel it is more versatile. http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Newborn-Rock-Sleeper-Yellow/dp/B002M77N22

    Posted on November 7, 2012


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