The to-do list for baby can be overwhelming, in particular shopping for items you’ll need to care for your newborn and beyond! Being a first time mom, I didn’t really know what I would need and the thought of starting a registry felt like a lot, I’m not going to lie. I had a little bit of background knowledge just from watching my sisters become moms years before me, friends and family (thankfully my cousin was pregnant at the same time as me and guided me with her list as well). It seems like there’s always some new baby product or must have item and it’s amazing how many things have been created to help the transition to motherhood become a little smoother, but it can be overwhelming. We wanted to register somewhere that had all of our needs (and wants), offered the styles we preferred and within budget.
Neal and I were able to pop into buybuy BABY a few months ago to speak to the amazing registry consultants in each department to answer more of our questions. We first started out online building our list (which is super easy), but we wanted to see a few things in store to scan as well (a fun experience for us as first-time parents). I love that each department has someone to help you with expertise knowledge, trained in those specific products and not just guessing on the floor. We got to test drive our stroller and get a little tutorial on how to use it before selecting it (we loved how easy this one was to click into the carseat, walk with our newborn in the bassinet and transition as baby gets older). It was such a relief to complete our registry and have trusted opinions and guidance from the experts which made us feel secure with our choices! We had such a great experience and I would highly recommend registering with buybuy BABY as they really are a one stop shop for everything. The range of items and price points are also incredible. During this time you can do curb-side pick up, order online to have it delivered to your home or shop in store (as they are an essential business).
For Neal and I personally, we really wanted the essentials (as we live in a small space) to limit clutter, but also added some fun things that sure are nice to have for convenience and ease. I hope you’ll find this post helpful as you create your registry and will share how I’m liking these items as we begin to use them with baby girl this summer on my Instagram (so be sure to follow me there for more)!
Category: Carseats, Stroller & Baby Gear
Baby Carrier (my husband was most excited about this!) // Bugaboo Placard (folds up perfectly in our condo closet) // Fisher-Price Swing (highly recommended by other mamas to me) // UPPAbaby Vista Stroller (we went with all black but I do love the pink one!) // Snack Tray for Vista // Carry-all parent organizer for stroller // Cup holder for Vista // UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat // BABYBJORN Bouncer
Category: Feeding & Safety
Medela Electric Breast Pump // Como Tomo 7-piece bottle set // Burp Cloths // Hatch Sound Machine // Hushh Portable Sound Machine (you can clip this onto the carseat or anywhere!) // Bottle Drying Rack // Bottle Brush // Haakaa Slicone Breast Pump (so many recommended this to me while breastfeeding to empty the other side to avoid getting clogged) // Stokke Clikk High Chair // Sterilizer // 3-in-1 Humidifier Diffuser & Night Light // Organic Cotton Nursing Pads
Category: Bathtime, Health & Baby Care
2-pack Organic Cotton Hooded Bath Towels // 4-in-1 sling n seat tub (perfect for our condo since we don’t have a bath tub, only a standing shower) // Ubbi Diaper Pail // Blooming Bath Lotus (another bath alternative: this pops into the sink and it’s soft and comfy to bathe your babe in!) // 3-pack mittens // Organic Cotton Wash Cloths // Sophie Teething Toy // Swaddle Blankets // Organic Cotton Bodysuits // Pacifier Medicine Dispenser
GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a few $250 gift cards to shop over on my Instagram over the next few weeks so be sure to follow me over there to enter!
*Disclaimer: Features gifted product from buybuy BABY Canada