This post is sponsored by Huggies.
A positive pregnancy test brings about a flurry of emotion – excitement, worry, love, fear, and anticipation to name a few. For a few days or weeks you ride the high of what life will be like in 9 months. And then, morning sickness strikes.
I’ve done it 3 times. The same routine, the same wishing that the amazing, feel good 2nd trimester would hurry up. One thing that has helped me to take my mind off the nausea is building the perfect baby registry.
Between apps and Pinterest, baby registry ideas are endless. Everyone has a fantastic list to share and it’s your job to narrow down exactly what you think you might need before you celebrate at your baby shower. But what do you really need? And, more importantly, what could you be forgetting?
After 3 kids I feel like I’m a borderline expert on what is truly a registry necessity. After all, I’ve built 3 different ones over the years! Feel free to pick your wants, add what all your friends think you need too. But then, check my list and make sure these commonly forgotten items make it on your list too. They’re must haves!
If you’re a new parent or perhaps just a seasoned, curious one, take a peek at what I think might be missing from your registry. And add it! If you don’t, you’ll end up buying it yourself later 🙂
Board Books —- Readers become leaders so stock up! Regular books are great, but little ones are tough on their first books so I highly recommend board or no tear books. Bright colors, animals, first words, and rhyming stories are our favorites.
Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers —- From birth to potentially the preschool years, you’ll be diapering your little one. No other baby item will be used as much as diapers will be so don’t be shy when adding multiple packages of each size to your registry. Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers are now available in larger sizes, a total of 7 from preemie to size 5. They’re inspired by hugs and thanks to the new DryTouch Liner and Double Grip Strips your baby will stay clean, healthy, and comfortable. Huggies Natural Wipes are another great thing to add. You can never ever ever have too many wipes!
Bathrobe For Mom —- Raise your hand if you believe in postpartum comfort? Add a pretty new bathrobe to your registry and snuggle your little one in something that easily gives skin to skin contact.
Baby Q-Tips —- These things are amazing, simple, and inexpensive! The baby variety has a special shape perfect for little ones. Get these!
Room Organization Supplies —- You remembered to add darling clothes, toiletries, and toys to your registry, but where are you going to keep them? Add storage essentials like baskets,totes, and baskets to your registry and keep your little one’s space organized.
Bottom line, when you’re creating your registry think long term – what will you need when your baby is sitting up, crawling, eating, walking, and running? The newborn phase seems long when you’re battling those sleepless nights, but trust me, they truly do fly by! Prepare for all the phases of having a new family member, especially when it comes to stocking up on diapers and don’t be afraid to add items from outside the baby department too. Your guests understand that diapers, toiletries, and special extras for mom are welcome, appreciated, and very much used gifts!
Huggies® believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. The simple, loving act is proven to support babies’ emotional and physiological well-being. Huggies® diapers and wipes are inspired by a parent’s hug, – to nurture baby with care, cradle baby in comfort and surround baby in protection. Make sure you embrace baby’s bottom with Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers to deliver our best skin care to help keep baby’s skin clean and healthy. Learn more at Huggies.com. #HuggiesCouncil