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If you have just fallen pregnant or are planning to have your first child, and you want looking for baby shower gift ideas, you might be consufused by just how much there is to choose from.
Building a baby registry list is overwhelming! Trying to figure out what baby products to register for and what your baby will actually need/ use its first year of life is challenging. So, let us help. This is your basic “if I knew then what I know now” registry. It’s the exact list I would give my sister or a good friend. As a mother of five through both birth and adoption, I have been through this baby registry process enough to know what works and what doesn’t. I hope my experience can help ease your mind and help you design the perfect baby registry list for your new baby.
Of course, once your shower is over and you’ve washed and folded all the mini clothes in fragrance-free detergent, there are more things to buy (that no one is going to want to buy you) and many things that are great to get used. We’ve made notes of those, too.
Baby Shower Toys
1. Skip Hop Farmstand Grow and Play Activity Gym
Playing with food is a good thing! A colorful garden of fun fruits, veggies and more, Skip Hop’s Farmstand Grow and Play Activity Gym stimulates baby’s senses and continues to teach as they grow.
Packed with lots of engaging textures and sounds for baby to explore, the soft playmat features cheerful farm graphics and numbers.
Fold-up sides create an enclosed playspace that’s perfect for tummy time play.
A bright watermelon wedge pillow with plush texture, and a cute side pocket let baby “pick” their own veggie.
Five hanging toys include an avocado rattle, a beet squeaker and a musical bunny to keep baby busy and happy.
2. Vulli Sophie The Giraffe Teether
Baby’s first sensory development toy, Sophie the Giraffe stimulates each of baby’s senses. Sophie the Giraffe has been a favourite teething toy in France for more than 40 years.
Since her creation in 1961 by Vulli, Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 20 million babies (and parents!) with her natural beauty and charm.
Sight – the dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffes body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognisable to baby. She see becomes a familiar and reassuring object.
Hearing – her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulates their hearing, and help baby to understand the link between cause and effect
Taste – Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew (ears, horns, legs). She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.
Touch – Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to the touch, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.
Smell – The singular scent of natural rubber (from the Hevea tree) makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all their other toys.
3. Rainbow Felt Pom Pom Nursery Ceiling Mobile
Felt mobiles and garlands are a sweet and elegant touch for any type of home or party décor- perfect for seasonal and holiday decorating, or the finishing touch to a child’s room or baby nursery.
Hand formed felt shapes are paired with a rustic and natural looking burlap hoop for this mobile. Shapes are moveable with gentle pressure so you can arrange them on the strands however you would like.
4. Malarkey Kids Buddy Bib
The Buddy Bib is a 3-in-1 soft bib, with a sensory plush toy and a pacifier/teether holder, providing baby with convenient access to their soother or teether.
5. Malarkey Kids Chew Cube
The Chew Cube is an easy-grip geometric teether rattle, with soft textured silicone edges.
The cube provides four-way sensory stimulation, including soft, textured teething edges for baby’s gums, large flexible holes to help with gripping skills plus a black and white patterned rattle with mirrors to provide stimulation for baby’s ears and eyes.
6. Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal
Beige Bunny is a popular fellow with scrummy-soft Jellycat fur and lovely long flopsy ears mean that with just one cuddle, youll never want to let go. Irresistibly cute and a perfect gift for boys or girls. Everyone treasures this little beige bunny.
7. Tiny Love Meadow Days Soothe ‘N’ Groove Mobile
Whether at home or on the go, the Meadow Days Take Along Mobile from Tiny Love is a great way to entertain your baby whether at home or on the go. Five different melodies provide soothing sounds, while colorful hanging toys offer visual stimulation.
Strollers and Carriers
1. Babyzen YOYO+ Stroller
This stroller comes highly recommended and works for infants and toddlers up to 40 pounds.
Better storage for all of your baby/kid needs on the go, including a new basket that’s 60% bigger than the previous model, and a new storage pouch in the rear of the canopy.
2. UPPAbaby Vista Stroller
The UPPAbaby Vista comes with a three-year warranty. The Vista has a huge storage basket that will take up to 30 pounds in weight. The stroller is car seat compatible with the UPPAbaby Mesa infant car seat and the bassinet, which you get with the stroller package.
3. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier
The Snap-N-Go EX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier allows adults to place an infant car seat on the carriage frame without removing their child from the infant car seat. A convenient parent tray with 2 cup holders and covered storage compartment keeps incidentals within reach. Lightweight and easy to transport the Snap-N-Go EX features a convenient one hand fold for storage and transport. It also includes a large drop down storage basket to keep larget items close by. Safety features includes rear wheels with brakes for stability, adjustment straps on the carriage frame to cradle the car seat, and the securing strap for securing the car seat onto the carriage frame.
4. Ergobaby Carrier, 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier with Cool Air Mesh
Ergobaby’s Award-Winning 360 Baby Carrier All Carry Positions with Cool Air Mesh offers every carry positions in a cool and breathable fabric to get out and about with baby, from summer hikes to leisurely strolls.
5. Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
The Flip 4-in-1 baby carrier’s unique, convertible seat makes this the ideal carrier for infancy through toddler years. Use the narrow seat position and padded head support to comfortably hold small infants. Switch to the wide position to continue to provide an ergonomic seat while your child grows. Includes the handy Wonder Cover™ bib to protect your clothing and carrier.
Bassinets and Cribs
1. Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper
The Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet keeps your baby close by while they sleep safely in their own area. This unique hassle-free design keeps baby at eye level and makes it easy to soothe and tend to your baby quickly, while still in bed.
2. Tadpoles Line Stitched Moses Basket and Bedding Set
A great first bed for baby, Moses baskets have been in use for centuries and offer baby a comfortable and secure alternative to bassinets and cradles. Perfect for newborns up to 15 lbs or 3 months, the Moses basket keeps baby close at hand during an afternoon or evening snooze. Moses basket is NOT for carrying baby; make sure baby is out of the basket before it is picked up or moved.
3. DaVinci Autumn 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
DaVinci have more than established themselves and no doubt you’ll hear their name if you’re looking for a great convertible crib.
The Autumn 4-in-1 convertible crib looks great, that much is clear, but it also offers some great features. Unlike many convertible cribs, this crib has 4 different levels of adjustable for the mattress for the adjustment for the mattress.
As this is 4-in-1 the crib can be converted into a full sized day, and yes an adult can use it! It has a huge weight limit of up to 500 lbs. The bed is really comfortable and stable.
With four different styles, I particularly like this as a grey convertible crib.
4. Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
Delight in the playful joy of the Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib! With natural spindles, gently curved corners, and delicate natural feet, the Lolly is a clever choice for the modern nursery. Lolly features hidden hardware construction, eco-friendly materials and finishes, and includes a toddler rail for later conversion.
5. Burt’s Bees Baby Fitted Crib Sheet
Don’t bother with a crib set with bumpers and quilts — soft bedding is a hazard for babies. But get plenty of fitted crib sheets. Parents will change them often.
6. Aden + anais Swaddle Blanket
These are the gold standard for swaddle blankets, and come in handy for shading a stroller, too.
7. Miracle Blanket Swaddle Unisex Baby
Being a new parent can be challenging enough without adding sleep deprivation to it. The miracle blanket is the secret to a happy, well-rested baby, as well as a well-rested mom and dad. The miracle blanket has been proven to extend sleep periods between feedings by preventing night movement and separation anxiety; thus allowing mom and dad a greater duration for sleep. Your baby will sleep longer and deeper with the miracle blanket. The miracle blanket is the only true swaddling blanket that guarantees its effectiveness with it’s triple patented arm flap design and length. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is which color to choose.
Chairs and Loungers
1. BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss
Sometimes you’re going to need to put the baby down. This seat is cozy and portable, and lets baby see what’s happening. Kaufman swore by it in his baby’s early months.
2. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
You want to give them the world, start with the world of comfort. The Boppy Original Newborn Lounger is the only baby support pillow uniquely designed with a recessed interior perfect for your baby’s bottom. And while your baby is lounging safely, your hands are free to snap photos of your future rock star, graduate or CEO. Perfect place for newborns to kick and coo in comfort and provide you with a hands-free moment.
3. Bumbo Multi-Seat
Do you have a child three years and below? Stop worrying about feeding and keeping them in the best posture. The Bumbo MultiSeat is the seat you need. It will make your work easier. The seat features a tray to hold your babies food. It also has a stable base for safety issues. Additionally, you will find this seat with an adjustable base to accommodate even three-year-old children. The materials used in its manufacture are of high quality, and you will enjoy the durability as you give your child the best comfort.
1. Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat
A car seat is the one thing you can’t leave the hospital without. The Chicco KeyFit 30 is a favorite of Consumer Reports and received top billing from Wirecutter, What To Expect and others who tested infant car seats.
2. Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat
The lightweight B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat lets you travel with confidence knowing your baby is comfy, safe and secured for the journey ahead. SafeCell Impact Protection surrounds your baby in safety features that work together to protect beyond the established standards. The Impact Absorbing Base absorbs crash energy and our Impact Stabilizing Steel Frame gives strength where you want it most. Complete Side Impact Protection shields your child from crash forces and debris and Britax’s SafeCenter LATCH Installation features convenient center-pull straps that make correct installation painless.
When you get to where you are going, the lightweight ergonomic design and integrated Click & Go System makes transferring the B-Safe 35 to a stroller easy. A simple click lets you know that your child?s car seat is securely attached and ready to go. The Easy-Release Harness Button makes it simple to loosen the harness straps and the Extra-Large Canopy protects your baby from rain and sun.
The B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat is a rear-facing only car seat for infants weighing 4 to 35 lbs. and has been designed to make bringing your little one along for the ride safe and easy.
Keepsakes and Albums
1. Personalized Keepsake Box
This Moire Personalized Baby Keepsake Box is a beautiful way to cherish the precious memories of your baby’s firsts. This large, baby keepsake box is covered in fabric inside and out. Use for storing precious mementos such as Christening dress, shoes, favorite blanket, toy or doll. A delightful design for a baby boy and girl, this keepsake box comes in your choice white, candlelight, cream, yellow, pink, blue, green or navy moire. Embroidery is included. Choose from “Memories,” “Mommy’s Memories,” “Baby’s Keepsake Box,” or personalize “Keepsake Box” with your baby’s name. Additional personalization is also available. Add your baby’s initials or monogram to the keepsake box. Keep the memory of your baby’s first moments alive forever with this darling personalized baby keepsake box.
2. Baby Memory Book
The Peachly baby memory book is the best baby memory book available online according to ratings and reviews from verified customers. It’s designed for the baby’s first five years of life and the floral design is most fit for little girls. The pages of this baby memory book are grouped in separate sections, one for each month of your baby’s first years of life. The 200 pages of this baby book are made of GSM acid-free paper.
Pajamas and Clothing
1. Touched by Nature Unisex Baby Organic Cotton Gowns
Touched by Unisex Baby Organic Cotton Gowns feature playful patterns for sweet dreams. Our organic fabric is super-soft and gentle on baby’s skin, making sleep time cozy and comfortable. The elastic band at the bottom and a lap neck make dressing and diaper changes a breeze.
2. Moon and Back by Hanna Andersson Baby
Get ready for cozy nights with this soft, 100% organic one-piece pajama that zips quick at changing time, and keeps your little one comfy all night long.
3. Zutano Unisex-Baby Newborn Cozie Fleece Bootie
Unique Two Snap Design – Zutano’s unique two-snap closure design means that, unlike other booties, these stay on your baby’s feet until you decided to take them off. Lined for Cold Weather – Who likes cold feet? No one. Especially not your baby! The Zutano Sherpa booties are lined with solid interlock and are perfect for cold weather. Zutano Quality and Mission – Zutano is a husband and wife owned children’s clothing company based that started with an amazingly simple idea: lovingly create high-quality clothes with a variety of prints, patterns, and comfortable textures.
4. Zutano Unisex Baby Fleece Hat
Zutano Unisex Baby Fleece Hat keep your baby’s head snuggly warm this winter with a Cozie winter baby hat from Zutano. Our baby ear hat has an interlock band for an extra warm fit and makes babies look cuddly and adorable, like a baby bear! Imported.
5. LA Active Grip Ankle Socks
LA Active Grip Ankle Socks perfect for all season. Not too thick or thin. Spring, summer and autumn, if your winter is not cold, these baby toddler non slid sock also can wear on warm winter. Socks for babies with grips are a great transition product, from a baby pre walker, to a toddler, up to 3 years old!
Diapers and Changing Gear
1. Skip Hop Diaper Bag Backpack
Made for the do-it-all mom on the go, this Skip Hop diaper backpack was made for both convenience and style. This sleekly designed bag is lined with multiple pockets, inside and outside, and has stroller straps to boot. Mom-approved organization wrapped in a super-cool shape.
2. Skip Hop Pronto Signature Portable Changing Mat
The Pronto is portable diapering essentials kit that ensures that baby is always clean, dry and happy, and that mom and dad are always prepared. Drop it in any bag, strap it to your wrist or clip it to your stroller and you’re good to go. With loads of features, our Pronto is a favorite of moms and dads everywhere. Its extra wide mod changing pad wipes clean, and the head area is cushioned with an innovative pronto pillow. The pad is also removable, allowing the body to become an independent diaper carry all. The Pronto also includes a translucent wipes case, a mesh pocket that fits up to four large diapers and ointments, and a front zipper pocket for personal items.
3. Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Diaper Wipes
Changing your baby can be one of the most loving moments of the day. The #1 choice of hospitals* and the #1 sensitive wipe,** Pampers Sensitive baby wipes are clinically proven mild, dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and perfume-free. Their unique Softgrip Texture offers gentle cleaning for your baby’s sensitive skin. Plus Pampers Sensitive wipes are 20% thicker versus regular Pampers wipes. During changing time, give your baby our best gentle clean: Pampers Sensitive wipes. Makes up more than 97% of the base in the water-based cleansing formula. Used to improve the wipe’s texture and provide wetness that enables gentle cleaning.
1. JOOVY Foodoo High Chair, Turquoise
The Foodoo High Chair has everything for the newest foodie in your life. Your little one will be comfortable from birth up to 4 years of age in the deluxe padded leatherette seat that features an adjustable 5-point harness. With height and recline adjustability, mealtime is enjoyable, no matter the height of your dinner table. The easy-to-clean surfaces make after meal clean-ups easier. This hassle-free high chair is designed to make your life easier.
2. Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack
Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump With Backpack has a daily use double electric breast pump designed for moms who pump several times in a day. The backpack features a convenient built in pump that offers portability for discreet pumping anywhere. An adjustable speed and vacuum dial allows choosing the most comfortable setting.
3. Philips Avent Natural All in One Gift Set
A great gift for new parents, the Philips Avent Natural Anti-Colic Set gets them started on safe, easy feeding and sterilizing. Bottles with AirFree vent reduce colic, gas, reflux and other common feeding problems. Perfect for gifting. Perfect for gifting.
Leave It to Mom and Dad
1. Amazon.com Gift Card in a Greeting Card ( $50 )
Amazon reports that its most wished-for baby shower gifts are those you choose yourself, a gift card and a one-year Prime membership.