I received samples of Huggies Little Snugglers as a thank you for this post. All opinions are mine or that of the guest author cited here.
I’ve got just two weeks left, I’m in the final home-stretch counting down to the arrival of our fifth baby boy! While I might not create an official registry anymore, being on my 5th arrival, I still can remember setting up a baby registry for the first time. By now, I’ve learned that many things we register for aren’t really essentials and we can easily go without. I’m excited to share this fantastic list of “Nursery Registry Must Haves” by Lindsay Pinchuk, Bump Club and Beyond Founder and CEO. I completely agree with all 7 items on her must have list!
Nursery Registry Must Haves
1. Diapers and Wipes
As a new mom you will go through more diapers than anything! It’s imperative to add them to your registry! Make sure you put different sizes on your list so that you have them when baby is ready to move up into the new size. New Huggies Little Snugglers are incredible – softer and more absorbent with a wetness indicator we couldn’t live without as new parents. They’re great for your newborn’s delicate skin. Huggies Natural Care Wipes are my wipes of choice – they have a simple formula and are fragrance free with Triple Clean* Layers that are tough on messes yet gentle on baby’s hands, face and bottom.
You can get a free sample of Huggies Little Snugglers diapers here!
2. Activity Gym/Play Mat
If there is one toy every new mom needs, it’s this one. I am using the same play mat I used with my first daughter. For the first six months it was the only toy we used. This is essential as baby needs a safe place for tummy time and stimulation through play even early on. I love a play mat with a lot of colors, the ability to swap out different toys, and one that comes with a little tummy time pillow. Some of my favorites include:
3. Bouncer/Baby Swing/Lounger
You need to have a place to lay the baby other than your arms when you come home from the hospital. You’ll have to go to the bathroom at some point, right?! My recommendation is to start with one device, and as you see the need you can purchase more. Remember, babies only use these items for about 6 months. Some of my favorites include:
4. Bassinet or Portable Crib
Most often when baby comes home they will sleep with you in your room for a few weeks to a few months or more – it all depends on what works best for you! Since baby will need a place to sleep while in your room, we have a couple of favorites. The Halo Bassinets allows baby to sleep close to you, but safely in its own space. It’s a lifesaver for those middle of the night feedings, as the front bar comes down and you can simply pull baby right into bed with you. We also love the 4moms Breeze, which is incredibly easy to set up and take down, making it perfect for a small space, or even travel.
5. Bath Tub
The tub you choose is dependent upon where you are bathing baby. I love a tub that is easy to clean, store and grows with your baby. My two favorites that I used with both of my kids include:
- The Boon Naked: The Boon Naked is amazing, especially for city living. You can recline it, expand it, drain it and collapse it…making for simple storage.
- Stokke Flexibath: This is amazing in that it totally collapses flat. You can even pack it in a suitcase. It’s suitable from birth to four years and even has an infant insert to make bathing baby super easy.
6. Swaddle Blanket
Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets. I would be lost without these as they are basically used for everything. Not only are we swaddling in them, but we use them for coverage in the swing, car seat, or just to lay on the floor. They double as a nursing cover among a million other uses.
7. Diaper Pail
Arm and Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin. This diaper pail is #1 in odor control. It won’t break the bank – we have two, one on each floor of our home – for easy disposal of our diapers.
Bonus: There’s one more item I would add to my own nursery essentials checklist – a baby monitor! There are so many choices, but I by far prefer a video monitor. Being able to peek in on baby without going into their room and waking them up is absolutely priceless! It puts my worrying mind at ease that my new baby is safe and comfortable while they sleep and helps us all to get a better night’s sleep.