Our Baby Registry

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Baby registries are SO OVERWHELMING. We are having a baby for the first time…and we’re supposed to know what she needs?! Hell if I know! Luckily I found some of the most helpful items through Live Wild Be Well Non-Toxic Baby Registry along with items through friends I follow on instagram. They would link a product they loved in stories and I would save it to add to our registry later. Do I have everything I need on there? Probably not. But that’s why having Amazon at our finger tips these days is a true lifesaver. We’ll figure out the rest along the way!

Hopefully this list helps you build your own baby registry! And if you think I’m missing any MUST HAVE items, please leave a comment in the comment section below!

Nursery

Crib

Baby Shusher

Hatch Baby Night Light

Ubbi Diaper Pail

Parker Baby Diaper Caddy

Wipes Dispenser

Sleep Time

3-in-1 Bedside Bassinet

Snoo

Snuggle Me Organic Bare Baby Lounger

Meal Time

Tripp Trapp High Chair

Cushion for High Chair

Balm Baby Teething Rescue Kit

Haakaa Milk Teether Relief Toy

Waterproof Baby Bib

Travel Time

Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base

UppaBaby Vista 2 Stroller

Carseat Canopy

Parker Baby Diaper Backpack

Solly Baby Wrap

Clean Up Time

Honest Clean Conscious Diapers and Coterie Diapers

Water Wipes

Foldable Baby Bathtub

Mustela Liniment – No-Rinse Baby Cleanser for Diaper Change

Calmoseptine Moisture Barrier Ointment

Farmstead Apothecary 100% Natural Baby Powder

Earth Mama Organic Diaper Balm Multipurpose Baby Ointment

Tubby Todd Everyday Lotion

Fridababy Basics Kit

Tit Time

Spectra S1 Plus Electric Breast Milk Pump

Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump

Nook Sleep Feeding Pillow

Lansinoh Glass Baby Bottles

Play Time

BABYBJÖRN Bouncer

Skip Hop Baby Activity Center

The Play Gym by Lovevery

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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86 thoughts on “Our Baby Registry”

  1. Must have for teeny baby nail care: electric nail file. Haaka makes a great one as does Little Martin’s Drawer. Makes it so easy to file their nails without any fear of nicking their skin!

    1. Haakaa silicone pump/ collector. I loved the snoo, even took it on road trips and camping trips. Guava lotus is an awesome pack n play. Now that our kid is over 1 we love traveling with the kidco pod, so small and easy to travel with.

  2. The My Brest Friend nursing pillow is 1000% the best nursing pillow IMO. Also, grab a couple Haakaa breast pumps to use on the side you’re not actively nursing on – they can collect so much!

  3. Rachel Macaulay

    First off, YAY! So exciting 💕
    From one first time mama to another, definitely put a GOOD/easy to transport pack n play on your list, game changer for travel. The Haaka milk collector is also the holy grail of breastfeeding, so easy to use and you can get a lot of ounces out of it without ‘pumping.’
    The mockingbird stroller is amazing, and very comparable to the Vista (without having to spend the extra $1000) I learned that lesson haha.
    If you’re planning on using bottles (even just now and then) get an on the go bottle warmer, Baby’s Brew is amazing and is SO EASY to use out and about.
    There’s so much more but those are my favs as I’ve learned along the way the past 10 months 😍 I have a little girl and I gotta say, it’s so fun. You’re going to be a wonderful mom.

    Also…if you’re not following Karrie Locher on Instagram for literally all things mom and baby, go now! She has saved me so many times, literally the holy grail of information.

    1. 100% on Karrie Locher – I send everyone I know to her. Resilient Rascals is another good great insta resource for “what to do when baby has a fever, hives, croup” etc. so you’re not scrambling at midnight.

      If you have trouble with latch, advocate for you and your baby and have her seen by a tongue tie specialist. Hospital staff can be quite dismissive of your concerns – don’t let them, go right to the specialist.

      The other thing that you will feel as you welcome your baby girl into the world, is a support network of moms that will blow. your. mind. They forever and always be there for you because they GET it. It’s been the most amazing journey I’ve ever been on and a “club” I’ll never feel more grateful to have joined.

      Baby Paleomg is going to rock your world, humble you, and be your absolute everything. Very excited for you and Brian. You are going to be a wonderful mom, Juli.

      KW, new mom of 10mo baby girl 🌸

  4. Love this list! I know you choose your own insurance, but you should be able to get a prescription for a breast pump. You can end up getting a pump and supplies for free, or at least a pretty reduced cost.

  5. The baby buddha is hands down the best breast pump! My IBCLS (Kelly Euperio from BV lactation @kellyibclc) recommended it and it is amazing! I am a busy clinician and can pump in between appts. It gets me in 5 min what the spectra got me in 20. I have referred it to a few friends and they all agree (so it isn’t just me!). @pump_momma_pump on insta and @bemybreastfriend have discount codes and they have a ton of free info on all things breastfeeding and pumping! (don’t forget the Earth’s Mama nipple cream too….life saver!)

  6. Sleep sacks, Halo sleep swaddle for newborns, and Camilla teething drops were lifesavers for us! Congrats to you guys!! It’s the best adventure ever❤️

  7. Hi Juli!
    First, I want to say how much I love you! My baby is six months old and some of the items you have on your registry I have and LOVE! We have the Parker baby diaper bag and caddy. The caddy sits in our living room and is so convenient for all things diaper, skin and boogie related! The diaper bag has a perfect amount of pockets without being too overwhelming or loss of space. I have both the spectra S1 and the Elvie (I’m a nurse and don’t have time to leave and pump most days). The convenience of not being plugged in with both is worth every penny! I would suggest getting a Haakaa for midnight feedings. It makes night feedings so much easier because you can empty your other breast while feeding and not have to bring out a pump in the middle of the night. I have heard from many feeding professionals that the Tripp Trapp chair is very difficult to clean the straps and to get baby in and out of, so I personally am going towards the Stokke Steps chair for that reason! One baby item that I have not been able to live without is the NozeBot! Having a daycare baby, the snot is constant and sometimes the NoseFrida just wasn’t enough. It’s a small battery operated suction machine created by a pediatric ENT that provides strong enough suction to get the secretions out without any trauma to the nasal passage. It’s been a lifesaver during colds! I am so excited to watch your journey in becoming a mom! It’s the most wonderful experience in the world. I hope these tips help as they’ve made my mom life much easier!

  8. Changing pad liners! So you don’t have to wash the changing pad cover every time they pee or poop when you’re changing their diaper. Which happens all the time in the beginning.

  9. Love this!! For a first time mom you did a GREAT job. Had my fist last year and now I know my registry sucked lol I would add some burp cloths (it’s never too much) and @takingcarababies newborn course. You can find it on her Instagram. It was a life savior for us. I know how much you like to study and lear new things and their technique to give a baby a sleep foundation is amazing. Highly recommend it!

  10. I loved the elvie curve, some people prefer the Hakka but I was never able to master it with it sticking out and feeding at the same time.

    Also, I loved the pacifier box and the bottle box from babylist. So many people told me “my baby liked this bottle but yours might not” so I was nervous to commit to one pacifier or bottle. This gave us a variety to try to see what she liked. What I found was my girl is not picky and likes most bottles and pacifiers.

    For the snoo, double swaddle!!! My girl was an escape artist, lol so found that double swaddling got us more sleep. We used a Velcro one at first and then switched to the love to dream when we noticed that she liked to sleep with her hands by her head.

    Hope this helps, love seeing you in this journey and can’t wait until your little one is here!

  11. Mom of 4, at this point I make sure I have a slew of receiving blankets, a few pacifiers (mam brand were a favorite for all but one of my kiddos and that one never accepted any paci!), diaper rash cream (thick and sticky = good), lanolin and disposable pads for milk leaking (I go through so many in the beginning I can’t keep up with reusable) and a bouncer (somewhere safe to put baby) at birth. The other items I buy as needed depending on the baby though that may have to do with being frugal, we do have four kids 😂. Your Baby Girl is going to be so loved!

  12. I would add the Ergo baby carrier that can go on fornt or back. It’s great when baby gets a little bigger. Also super nutrition for babies by Katherine erlich and Kelly genzlinger. Congrats!!!!

  13. Great list!! Some others I’ve been loving for my almost four month old…
    1. Earth Mama Baby Face (Nose and Cheek balm)- took care of baby acne immediately!
    2. Baby bath gloves (natural bamboo)- for gripping baby when she’s wet in the tub and used in place of a wash cloth (way easier)
    3. Molly’s Suds laundry detergent (unscented) and wool dryer balls
    4. Love to Dream swaddle with zip off arms (first born girls are at a higher risk for hip dysplasia- their swaddles are certified hip safe)
    5. Bumbo changing pad
    6. 4Moms Breeze play yard plus
    7. Fisher Price swing (I don’t love to put her in containers often, but this is honestly a life saver while I’m making food)

    Congratulations!! ❤️

  14. I always liked to put a clean diaper cream (LOVE Doterra’s) on my girls before bed time to prevent rashes… Especially when they started sleeping through the night…. And a diaper cream spatula was a must! Not sure why, but diaper cream under my nails grossed me out so badly!

  15. Natalie Matics

    I second the Ergo 360 baby carrier! It’s a life saver in the six months to 2.5 years age range. We have had ours through three babies- it is a work horse and the best part of it is that it’s comfortable for both my husband (very broad shoulders) and myself (petite build). So happy for you <3

  16. Baby bib with sleeves. It’s essentially a smock but a lighter fabric. Keeps their arms/sleeves from getting messy. Total game changer. I originally found them an IKEA but I believe Amazon has some now.

  17. I would add the Ollie Baby Swaddle. Best one I used by far. Velcro lasts and is tight and material is breathable and dries fast! You can also access bottom to change diaper without un-swaddling.

  18. The Lille baby carrier is amazing and you can use it right from the newborn phase without and special inserts. Also getting a few different bottles to try is a good idea bc some babes like on better than another. There is so much stuff out there for babies and a lot of it you can figure out as you go. (*cue late night Amazon ordering 🤪). You are going to crush this and I’m so happy for you!!!

      1. This! Aeroflow is a great website that will check your insurance coverage. For me, both the Spectra and Elvie were partially covered and they send free replacement parts every few months.

  19. Kimberly Barnard

    Definitely add the 4 season woolino sleep sack. It’s so lovely and keeps baby cool or warm and truly you only need 2 (2-24 months size and 2-4 years size). I’ve used them for both my boys and they are worth every penny!

    1. Omg yes. We have a set of the baby ones that my youngest uses and then a toddler set that my almost 4 year old still uses. They’re incredible!

      I’d skip the Tripp trapp cushion personally. Theyre kind of extra and it gets so messy that it just seems like a hassle. We have two Tripp Trapps now, one that’s just a seat, and I’m constantly grateful that it’s just a quick wipe down. There’s so much laundry.

      I’d add muslin blankets. You can use them to swaddle if you want, but they’re also good when a huge spit up happens or they pee. They just catch fluid very easily. Also, not pretty but a few fleece blankets to throw on the couch when you’re feeding are a lifesaver. Later we used them for floor play or tummy time or whatever.

  20. Stink Balm Odor Blocker available on Amazon. This helped my odor sensitive brother in law through changing diapers. It was created by nurses for nurses.

    Best Regards,
    Ava

  21. This a great list. I would add something for baby wearing (love the Solly Wrap for newborns). I also love Lovevery’s age based play kits. They are the best!

  22. Skip Hop changing pad – worth the extra money to not have a cloth cover one they can mess on 🤢and you have to wrangle off, just wipe away with a cleaning wipe!

  23. You have to look into Zoe Organics skincare products! Their Diaper Balm is truly the best. Love their Baby Oil as well! Oh and their Nipple Balm too. All 100% organic.

  24. 100% for the Ubbi diaper pail, Ubbi wipes dispenser, Tripp Trap high chair, Stokke folding tub, uppababy car seat and stroller, Lovevery play gym, Baby Bjorn bouncer, skip hop activity center. The blue Spectra pump, rechargeable one so you can pump on the go if needed. Check out EvenFlo glass bottles, they are awesome and a great price. Good to have more than one bottle option, babe might not take to the one you have. 4oz glass mason jars also great for milk storage in freezer. Tubby Todd ointment too, it’s magical. I’d skip the high chair cushion, you’ll be needing to wash it after every meal! Two accounts I love to follow on IG, got a lot of clean/low-tox/no-tox ideas from are, DRORGANICMOMMY and 3LittlePlums

  25. Thank you for posting b/c I’m about 12 weeks behind you, also live in CO, and am totally copying much of your registry! Will you be sharing at some point your nursery and decor? It’s adorable! Especially love that cute giraffe!

  26. Health insurance will often cover the cost of a medical grade pump. Medical supply stores carry them. A BOB jogging stroller is key is nice to have, especially for beach vacations.

  27. Noise maker!! (And a portable one for travel) Also, read the book precious little sleep-game changer. I’ve met friends for life from that group, it’s wild how close baby sleep will bring you to someone. Lol.

  28. Ollie baby swaddle. Amazing!!!
    And Baby nail file, that is a soft rotary type. Seriously- did not use real nail clippers till she was over a year. Life changer!!!

  29. – 110% need a haaka! Life saving if you are going to breastfeed!
    – Ollie swaddle, it’s velcro and super easy to use!
    – frida post partum kit! (Undies are the bomb) You can register for this kind of stuff too 🙂

  30. Haakaa for the breast that you aren’t feeding on- I wasn’t a big milk producer and was able to store extra milk because of this suction breast pump. When you breast feed you can leak from the oposite breast and I didn’t want to waste any liquid gold. I also used it instead of pumping or when I got in the bath in the early months. Congratulations 🎉

  31. All is great!!! You want to also have a diaper cream spatula… TRUST me you don’t want any diaper cream or anything you apply to the bum in your nails. This thing is better than sliced bread. I got the Amazon one by bumbco.
    15,000 parents gave it a 5 star and I agree

  32. Congratulations! So excited for you. For those walks outside in cold weather, you’ll want 7AM Enfant Stroller Warmmuffs. Sending you love!!!

  33. 1) haaka with suction bottom
    2) side snap tshirts – long and short sleeve for night time, so when you do diaper changes you don’t have to unbutton by diaper and you don’t have to go over head to take off. Not the cutest but so convenient!!
    3) coconut oil- works much better than lanolin for the nips
    4) portable sound machine for car rides/traveling
    5) portable fan for stroller/car seat for hot days

  34. Not an item but definitely look up the ABCs of safe sleep! Extremely informative on keeping your little one safe ❤️

  35. Tons of recieving blankets, pacifiers, disposable breast pads. Also small waterproof changing pads to keep in diaper bag for changes on the go. Onsies and leg warmers too. And then lots of patience when all your grand plans get tossed out the window 🙂 You’re going to do great!!

  36. Hi Juli!
    One very important note on trash cans..

    I have both the ubbi diaper pail and the munchkin step diaper pail. We absolutely despise the ubbi trash can, yes you can use regular kitchen bags but THE SMELL. THE SMELL IS SO BAD. Definitely consider the cost of using specific diaper trash bags in a munchkin trash can but factor in all the time you’ll spend holding your breath when you open and close and change the ubbi one… it’s just so so bad. I know people love it and maybe they wash it down weekly or something but that’s just not realistic over here at least for us!

    Happy diaper changing!

  37. Hi Juli and Baby Girl!
    Not much to add but I loved primally pure baby balm-never had diaper rash. Can even use on sore nipples if need be and don’t need to wash off prior to nursing. A warm cuddly blanket.
    My little boy LOVES books, not sure if you want to add any toys.
    And I feel like you would like ontrackbaby on IG. Very insightful. Your little girl is lucky to have you!

  38. I’m so happy for you, Juli! I’ve loved watching your pregnancy journey on Instagram! I don’t have kiddos of my own, but I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for 10 years. I work with babies frequently to address oral motor skills related to feeding. I would recommend a silicone feeder for when you start to introduce solids or need something to help with teething. Haakaa makes one, but there are many other brands, as well. I love the NumNum Pre-Spoon GOOtensils to work on self-feeding with utensils. I highly recommend straw cups instead of sippy cups. Straws facilitate better oral motor development, which helps with feeding and speech. I will use a Honey Bear with a silicone straw (sets can be purchased on Amazon) to help children learn how to suck from a straw and then transition to a straw cup. There are many straw cup options available. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have!

    1. I just saw that you have the Haakaa silicone feeder on your registry already, so ignore that suggestion :).

  39. Baby bum brush (we call it the butt spatula) – essential for diaper cream application! This is my favorite shower gift.

    Milk snob or similar nursing cover – light weight and soft. Acts as nursing covers, car seat cover, stroller cover and small blanket.

    Oxo weighted wipe container. This is a game changer so you get one wipe at a time. This is something we didn’t have with our first and wish we did – otherwise you will be trying to separate the wipes as you are wrestling a baby with a poopy butt.

    We also loved having the stroller we could just click in our car seat to when they were tiny. Made transition easier in and out of car, etc.

    We used cloth diaper inserts – the old style as burp cloths. Durable and can handle a lot of liquid. Less expensive than the fancy thin burp cloths.

  40. Different kinds of swaddles. And put one in your birthing center bag because blanket swaddling is hard when you re sleep deprived. My girls loved the love to dream swaddles.

  41. Great list and some great reccomendations in the comments (changing pad liners, haaka manual pump, & electric nail file). Here are some of my other favorites.
    Nursing cami- https://www.target.com/p/women-s-nursing-seamless-cami-auden-8482-black-l/-/A-53927527

    Bandana bibs are cute but these are better at least for dealing with spit up- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L67T8SC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_FBJMRP89Z9BANZ5SY97S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Favorite burp cloths- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W478RKY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_1G3B28J0B80QH43FA9KW

    Our girl didnt take a paci (tried so many) but loved her mushroom- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081RGV5RQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_i_W5EX9GQE4QSSZXG042S1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Oh and zipper sleepers! Buttons are cute but zippers are so much easier and quicker.

  42. I loved using the hakaa for the first feeding of the morning, so I didn’t waste any milk that would leak from the side I was not feeding on. BUT I spilled it several times, and that is just the saddest thing ever. I am going to try the Elvie curve for that purpose this time!

    Also, we have a pretty basic pack n play and it’s fine, but the mattress is terrible. I got a separate pack n play mattress from Amazon (made by hiccapop) to throw in there… total game changer!

  43. The Baby Bjorn bouncer was my favorite thing ever! We would plop him in there next to the table when we were eating. Total lifesaver! We also loved the Skip Hop Activity Center, but my baby couldn’t use it until around 6 months. He’s 20 months now and still uses it converted to a table with chairs. I agree with others on Love to Dream swaddles. We stopped swaddling at 8 weeks per AAP guidelines and switched to Carters sleep sacks which were great. FYI You have the Snuggleme lounger under “sleep time,” but it is not safe. Totally fine if baby is awake, but it is actually super dangerous to sleep in. They even say on the product page that it is not meant for sleep. Congrats on your baby girl! Can’t wait to digitally meet her!

  44. Two things I wish I would have had in my hospital bag was a shusher and the electric nail file. The nail file was a godsend for their sharp little claws. I found that buying bottles pre -baby was a bad decision because he didn’t like any of them. I would also highly recommend the butt spatula. It sounds extra but it is so worth it. Not getting your fingers all icky. It also took us a few different swaddles and we ended up with the Ollie and that was the best one we found for us.

    1. I didn’t have the chance to read through all the comments. But for yourself I highly recommend the Frida Mom Post partum kit – the peri bottle is separate but worth getting. I honestly don’t get baby gifts for new moms now. I get that kit for them and all the extras. Whether it’s a vaginal birth or c section the kit’s ice packs are literally the most comfortable and soothing. Every new mom has their own recipe for post partum care, experiment with what comes in the kit and find what works best for you.

  45. Disclaimer: I’m a weirdo and somewhat of a minimalist. Also, my baby is 15, so my favorite things are somewhat dated.
    I hate strollers. They always looked like a hassle. My kid was either walking or we carried him. On that note, the Ergo Baby was amazing… I stuffed my kid in it once when he was like 5 and asleep. So versatile!
    My baby was colicky and the Miracle Blanket (aka “baby’s first straitjacket”) was… Miraculous. We used them long past an appropriate age because he loved the tight swaddle so much.
    My favorite baby gift for potty training is the BEMIS potty training toilet seat. No need to keep a separate toddler toilet on the floor – those things are a waste of space and gross.

    1. Hi Juli!

      My babe is 11 months now and we have the Doona. I love it however as an fyi it is almost impossible to grocery shop alone, with the babe in tow, if using this stroller. The car seat takes up the entire basin of a normal size shopping cart leaving you with just the folding seat part for your items. Also the Doona does not have storage…we knew that going in but it is a small inconvenience. Other than that its super convenient to not have to wrangle so many seats and strollers. You have a great list here!

  46. Also would add bapron bibs and num num gootensils for when you start solids.

    Love the solly wrap so much, but after that phase is over (or if you’re going hiking when they’re little), we love our ergo baby Omni 360. Try a couple though if you can. My best friend loves the lillebaby. Find one you love. (We used ours a ton when our girls got older, for boat naps or hikes or whatever)

    Big fans of a jogging/off road stroller. The UPPAbaby is great, don’t get me wrong, but when I really thought about my life, the Thule urban glide 2 and a second hand chariot are way more my style. We get a lot of snow here and I like to be able to run or tow them behind my bike and those two are great options for that. Look for older chariots (they’re originally from Calgary so maybe that’s why there are so many of the ones from before Thule bought them, but you can find so many) – they hold up super well and are really versatile.
    Bottle wise – I waited 6 weeks with my first and we really had to work at it. With my second, we introduced one around 3 weeks and then were super consistent with it (every 4 days around dinner time feed, she did a bottle) and it was seamless. My main advice with bottles is if theyr taking it, don’t assume they’ll continue unless you consistently offer it.

  47. As a labor and delivery nurse and midwifery student, your recent post about being unsure about baby registry caught my attention. Just a suggestion to check out Be Her Village. Praying all continues to go well with your pregnancy and birth. We have been following you since before you even were married, so it has been cool to see how you have grown as a blogger, author and even more importantly as a woman. I have kiddos a bit younger than you, thus the wistful note there.

  48. OLLIE SWADDLE
    Game changing and scientifically thought through in making. Check out their story. I tried maybe 6 swaddles before I bit the bullet bc it’s pricey and it was all I needed. Also, the book or app ‘Wonder Weeks’. Again, congrats Juli! So excited for yall!!

  49. Washable Changing pad liners! Put them down on you changing pad. Shes bound to get poop all over and so these are easier to wash than the full changing pad cover.

  50. Hello and Congrats! I’ve followed you for almost a decade now and live in Boulder, CO and have a 19th month year old daughter. So here are my biggest suggestions:
    1. SNOO ALL THE WAY rent, because it’s better for the environment, and you will only use it 5 months max
    2. The Owlet, for when you move her into her room
    3. https://www.babylist.com/gp/jj-cole-car-seat-cover/2470/338289 Carseat cover because you live in CO and it’s warm and cozy
    4. The Ergobaby wearer because both you and dad can wear it
    5. Don’t buy any other changing pad but this!!! https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/keekaroo-reg-peanut-changer/3272011?skuId=65594728&AID=11411861&PID=8176653&SID=X3718539&utm_source=Baby+List&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=buybuyBABY+Deep+Link&mcid=AF_CJ___2805457&source=Commission+Junction&cjevent=5173aa5dd2be11ec8215006c0a1c0e11&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww
    6. You will love the high chair you picked, buy a second set of cushions for when it gets dirty…and it will
    7. Also buy this trust me you will use it! Baby Wearing Coat https://www.seraphine.com/en-us/khaki-3-in-1-winter-maternity-parka/
    8. Other items we loved and used, diaper bag for you, I got a Marc Jacobs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS59313?psc=1&tag=blvisitor-20&th=1
    and one for dad too: https://papercliplife.com/collections/shop
    9. Loved this wearer for when she was really little: https://konnybaby.com/products/konny-baby-carrier-black-color?variant=14619657437242
    10. Best truly, the best diaper and wipe company and they are small and the customer service is amazing: https://dyper.com/
    11. Nursing pillow: https://nooksleep.com/products/organic-niche-nursing-pillow-blush?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg_iTBhDrARIsAD3Ib5g7aplLcyGLpadoMIp-2qS6c_TK1_Tw8gqDyQ0v328VI-TI8wssU1UaAtU8EALw_wcB You can literally use it for everything, feeding, resting, giving them a place to sleep on an airplane
    12. So on the Elvie, I tried the Willow and honestly, lactation specialists in Boulder and at the Willow company both agree these are not the best for getting good production, I ended up returning and just getting this through my insurance which I used like crazy for over a year and traveled with it: https://www.medela.us/breastfeeding/products/breast-pumps/pump-in-style-insurance-breast-pump
    13. Don’t store that precious milk in plastic single use bags, they leak a good 40% of the time, trust me we lost tons. We never found a great storage solution, but I know they have come up with more options (silicone, etc) that work better!

  51. travel sound machine for the car – lots of babies hate the car
    Ergo Baby 360 carrier + infant insert
    more burp rags than you think you need – we have 30 and that is def enough
    haaka lady bugs or the soft silicone pump or both
    would consider reconsidering your bedside bassinet for one that has mesh sides in case baby rolls to her side – mesh sides are more breathable.
    research safe sleep 7 in case you decide to bed share
    lil sleepies brand jammies are THE BEST
    car seats are massively toxic – sprayed with flame retardant. would reconsider Doona and look into Nuna.

  52. Juli,
    My girl is 6 months old and there’s my 2 cents…

    1. Babyletto Mini Crib on wheels!! Cannot recommend this enough … I’d consider it. must have!!
    2. Frida Rectal Thermometer… up until a year old… Rectal temperatures are what you measure – they are the most accurate core temperature you can get at home!
    3. Doona Stroller/Carseat for SURE
    4. BASIC every day clothes … People only want to buy you the cutesy fancy shit and you are going to change her outfit MANY times a day! Basic long sleeve onsies from Target or Carter’s or Old Navy or wherever! Definitely have about 15 to start!
    4. ZUTANO baby booties. Do not even fk with socks.
    5. Baby Buddah breast pump – 100% must have!! I have a Spectra and a Buddah…
    6. Warmies! Little stuffed animals
    you can put in the microwave for gas, fussiness, colic!!
    7. Caden Lane long sleeve night gowns that TIE! Again, do not even fk with a million snaps trying to change a diaper at 2 am!
    8. A booksack 🎒 style diaper bag!!

  53. Sorry I didn’t read all of the other comments but my first thoughts on things I didn’t see was to add in: Earth mama nipple cream, earth mama perineal spray, tucks, diapers for you (trust me). Also water wipes are not as clean as they market to be, also to be honest they suck. Pipette is the least toxic brand. I prefer pampers pure due to quality of wipe and they’re still low on the toxic load list.

  54. Hey there!
    Have been following your insta and blog for years! Congrats on baby news! I have a 1.5 year old daughter and I know everyone says it… buttt it’s literally the best thing ever to become a mom.. you don’t know it until she comes!
    On your list, you have all the right stuff… a couple of clutch items for me were (some oddly personal, but no one tells you this stuff)
    1. Nipple cream – earth mama is good stuff
    2. These ice packs to stick in your underwear.. first 7 days postpartum, they’re are such a relief (seems weird, but trust me, esp. since you are planning an unmediated v-birth)
    3. Burp cloths – depends a lot on the baby, but ours was super spitty and spit up quite a lot after every feed… I needed Tonsss of these (until she was 6 months old) and I didn’t have like any when she was born 🤦🏽‍♀️
    4. Nursing tops — but just the simple spaghetti strap ones.. any of the brands on Amazon work, but basically if you are trying to breastfeed, these tops are the easiest things to be in
    5. Haka – silicon catch thing for the non – feeding breast
    6. 7am Lenfant stroller muff – once you hit Denver winter, it’s really nice to have this to go outside and not have to put baby i bunch of layers.. just a sweater and this will keep her warm. (Also the hand warmers for the stroller are quite nice)
    7. Baby pajamas… I weirdly forgot to get these… and most people gift you cute outfits…we had one set of pjs when we came home from hospital (just check you have at least 5 bc they blow through them when they’re really little)
    8. I think others have said it but sleep sacks and swaddles are key — we had the Ollie and the Aden & Anaïs swaddles when she was little, transitioned to Magic Suit at like 3 Mos old, and at 1.5 we still have her in just a regular sleep sack (any brand works, but the swaddles help so much when they are teeny tiny)

    And then you don’t need it now, but if you and Brian decide to travel a bunch with the babe, I would suggest getting a smaller stroller. We have the Vista2 as our everyday one, but for traveling the Minu – right now living in Amsterdam for a year and we have been taking the Minu everywhere (london, Paris, Sicily, Norway, etc)… it’s a game changer to have a reliable stroller that folds down into nothing

  55. Saw you post on IG about monitors. I didn’t want a Wi-Fi one either. I’ve had this one for 6 years now and it’s been awesome. Can add more cameras too.

    Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://a.co/d/8RkqsZI

  56. I just saw your Instagram story about not knowing which baby monitor, I did not want a WiFi option either and have similar emf concerns right by my baby’s head. We got the Motorola infant optics dxr8 and it’s been great! I don’t need the option to check it on my phone if I’m home anyways and it has a great picture and audio. We’ve used it for 2 babies now! Best of luck!

    1. Also, Little Sleepies pajamas are the best! Double zipper so you can access diaper changes easily and the hands and feet can fold over if you want them covered / uncovered.

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