You are joining us on day 2 of the When Registering for Baby series. Click HERE to view yesterday’s post . . . The Things I Learned.
Ironically you are much more prepared to register for a baby shower AFTER you have become a mom and figured out what works best for you and what doesn’t. Some of my inspiration for this list comes from the fact that we moved from a large house to a smaller house between babies number one and two. Portability and storage have become big selling factors for me – but functionality still reigns supreme. Aside from the basics that everyone registers for (a high chair, car seat, pack n play, crib . . . you get the idea), here’s what I should have scanned:
I was a firm believer that bassinets are a waste of money because of their short-term use. They are not! Bonus, this one is portable!
Because it’s nearly impossible to go from sink to bathtub without a transitional piece.
Simple storage, simple assembly.
Ameda makes a good breast pump that is also less expensive. I’m just realizing now that if you use your breast pump a lot, you’ll need to buy a new one with each baby.
Fresh Food Freezer Cups
Who knew I would become one of those moms? Haha! These have made making and storing my own baby food painlessly simple.
Gummi Crib Rail
Inevitably baby will start teething and chewing on the beautifully expensive crib (that someday is supposed to be a double bed). Oh to keep it looking nice forever . . .
A good Humidifier
Unfortunately I haven’t found one I like yet. We been through lots of leaky noisy ones so I welcome any suggestions :).
Pack-n-Play’s are great as far as playing is concerned, but they are not so comfortable when it comes to sleeping. I found this site extremely helpful when deciding which mattress to purchase.
Shampoo Rinse Cup
Simple and inexpensive solution to an otherwise impossible bath chore.
Lots of Sleep Sacks in lots of sizes
Thankfully Grandma is a firm believer in sleep sacks and has purchased nearly all of them for us (through the 2-year-old-footed kind!).
I wish I would have registered for a Quattro Tour Duo Stroller (anticipating two plus kids) a SnugRider Stroller (for baby’s carseat instead of a carseat/stroller combo) and either the IPO Stroller or the Twin IPO Stroller (the verdict’s still out on that last one).
Tommee Tippee Bottles & Sippee’s
This brand was not around when I registered, but I use them exclusively for baby number two. I love their bottles and am intrigued by their Sippee’s – all designed to move baby from bottle to sippee cup in small, less noticeable increments. Ingenious.
Portable Video Player
Indispensable tool on the road, at weddings, anywhere your small child will need to sit still and be quiet.
What about you? What would you have added to your registry now that you’ve got your mom-groove?