Baby Gizmo Ultimate Registry List

 

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Big Stuff
Register for all your big items, even the nursery furniture and fancy stroller. While we know many of your shower attendees aren’t going to spring for a new $200 play yard or $600 dresser, knowing which exact model, brand, and color you chose helps your guests buy coordinating sheets, stroller bags, and nursery decor.

Small Stuff
Don’t go overboard registering every single little thing you’ll need. This isn’t your grocery list; it’s a gift suggestions list for your friends and family. You can buy your own baby shampoo. Ditto for diaper cream and pacifiers.

Personal Stuff
Leave personal hygiene stuff off your registry, especially since your dad might look at it. The guys at your husband’s office don’t need to know which breast pads you prefer.

Product + Refills = Refills Only
Be careful about signing up for even one refill-type item, as you are bound to get more than you’ll ever use in your lifetime. Want a diaper pail? Just register for that, not that and the refills, or we guarantee which one you’ll receive… 15 of.

No Diapers
We know they’re expensive, but some babies are born too big for the first size. And no matter which size you register for, people love to buy the little ones. Giving away 144 of them to your next-door neighbor’s sister is a sad waste of a good shower gift.

Cut Your True Layette Wishes in Half
If you give guests an inch in layette, they’ll take a mile. Sure people love to buy the cute little baby clothes, but so will you! If you register what you really want, you’ll get it all-with extras. And your remaining shopping days will be spent buying boring burp cloths instead of frilly dresses.

Don’t Over-Stuff Your List
While it can’t hurt to list the big stuff (who knows? Grandma might actually spring for some of it!) don’t overwhelm people with every tiny little item that catches your eye, or all you’ll end up with is every little item. If you really wanted the nursing pillow, make sure people can find the nursing pillow without slogging through 20 pages of lap pad, fitted sheet, and washcloth combinations.

Timing of Shower
Take into account when your shower will be in relation to when your baby will be born. You won’t know the true usefulness (or not) of many items until your baby uses them. If that’s 5 months from now, you’ll have a harder time exchanging items. Retail stores are getting meaner and meaner about returns, and having a $45 bathtub that didn’t fit in your sink cluttering up your closet will drive you insane.

Have Fun with the Gun
Nothing is more fun than scanning things with the price checker gun. To make sure everyone is as perky as you the day you register, warn your partner that it’s going to be a long day, and feed him his favorite things before you go.

Here is a list, by category – because that’s how we shop – of what you should put on your registry, what you should wait for, and what you really don’t need. Remember to pick and choose wisely. Instead of just SKU-ing up everything, select the things you really want.

baby gizmo registry

 

Gear
Car Seat (infant or convertible seat)
Car Seat Base for 2nd Car
Stroller (look for one with full recline)
Play Yard
Play Yard Sheets
Sling or Soft Carrier
Backseat Mirror

 

Activity
Activity Gym
Activity Mat
Bouncer Seat
Swing
Travel Swing

Clothing & Layette
Baby Tees
Onesies
Sleepers
Layette Sets
Sweaters
Sleepsacks
Booties or Socks
Crib Shoes
Hats
Receiving Blankets

 

Nursery
Crib
Mattress
Mattress Pad
Crib Bedding Set
Fitted Sheets, Cotton and/or Flannel
Mobile
Dresser/Armoire
Changing Table
Changing Pad & Covers
Glider and Ottoman or Rocker
Hamper
Lamp
Nursery Storage
Window Treatments
Rug
Nursery Accessories (wall hangings, shelves, etc.)

Baby Monitor
Health & Safety
Cool Mist Humidifier
Thermometer
Brush and Comb
First Aid Kit
Medicine Lock Box

 

Diapering
Diaper Bag
Diaper Pail

Toys, Rattles & More
Rattles/Teethers
Toys for 0-12 Months
Stuffed Animals
Crib Mirror
Car Seat & Stroller Toys

 

Feeding
Nursing Pillow
Nursing Stool
Bibs
Burp Cloths and Lap Pads
Nursery Sterilizer

Bath & Potty
Bath Tub or Bath Sponge
Bath Toys
Washcloths & Hooded Towels
Bath Accessories

Travel & Weather
Stroller Blanket Bag
Travel Blanket

baby registry
Products to Wait For:
Stroller Sunshade
Stationary Entertainer
Safety Gates
Corner Guards & Tot Locks
Baby Wipes
Snowsuit or Bunting and Warm Hat
Crib Toys
Breast Pump
Bottles and Nipples
Infant Spoons
High Chair
Feeding Sets
Stroller Rain Shield
Shopping Cart Cover
Booster High Chair
Restaurant High Chair Cover
Baby Backpack

 

Products to Buy Yourself:
Baby Shampoo
Breast Pads
Diapers
Diaper Cream
Nail Scissors
Gas Relief Drops
Diaper Pail Refills

 

Products You Don’t Need – Now or Ever:
Walker
Jumper
Bath Seat
Baby Powder
Wipes Warmer
Gowns
Crib Blankets
Sleep Positioner
Bassinet or Cradle
Bottle Organizer

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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