Creating a Baby Registry With buybuy BABY
Being pregnant with your first baby is totally intimidating, but creating your baby registry doesn’t have to be. I had no idea where to start when it came to creating my baby registry with buybuy BABY. I could not have done it without Chris, my amazing registry concierge.
Picture this – it’s the middle of a pandemic, I’m 6 months pregnant, have taken zero baby prep classes, and have no way to go to a physical store to complete a baby registry. If I thought a wedding registry was complicated, the amount of baby products out on the market today are completely overwhelming! All of my mom friends are telling me to buy different things. However, the one thing that they all agreed on was that I should register at buybuy BABY. They knew I needed someone to cut through the clutter and let me know exactly what I needed for my lifestyle, circumstances, and WHY. After two phone calls with buybuy BABY’s registry concierge, and a couple of emails, my online registry was done.
WHY I CHOSE TO REGISTER WITH BUYBUY BABY
Even if you’ve already had a baby, I can’t recommend buybuy BABY more highly to create your registry. I literally knew nothing when we hopped on the phone, and when we hung up, I felt like I had just had a crash course in baby prep. There are so many new products coming out all the time, and it’s so helpful to get an unbiased opinion from someone so highly knowledgeable, who knows about every single product on the market. My registry concierge walked me through every single product, explaining why they liked it, how it worked, when I would use it, and then we decided whether or not it was something I needed based on my lifestyle, and personal aesthetic.
I love that buybuy BABY has everything you would ever need for a baby; from gear and travel equipment, to nursing products, to baby and maternity clothes, to developmental toys, there’s truly no need to register anywhere else.
For any of you mamas-to-be, feel free to use my registry as a guide when creating your own baby registry! You may find that you don’t need everything on this list, but I wanted to create something comprehensive for you to reference.
Keep scrolling to hear more, and see some of the highlights of the items that we chose!
TOP 15 BABY REGISTRY ITEMS THAT EVERYONE NEEDS
- Car Seat
- Diaper Pail/Changing Pad
- Health Care/Grooming, Baby Care/Bath Care, Cleaning Products/Laundry Detergent
- Bath Tub/Towels
- Clothing (Side Snaps, Onesies, Pants, Socks, Mittens, Hats, Gowns, Swaddles, Receiving Blankets)
- Feeding (Bottles, Warmer, Sterilizer, Drying Rack)
- Breastpump/Mommy Care/Nursing Bras/Tops/Nursing Cover Up
- Playmat and Developmental Toys
- Feeding Pillow/Covers
- Glider and Ottoman
*PRO TIP: Make sure that you have ENOUGH quantities so you have what you need, when you need it. Every parent is concerned with trying to get by with as little as possible, but realistically you need to be ok with needing ENOUGH. Very few items are just a single stand out item, so be sure to ensure you have all the accessories. Think of it like ingredients coming together to make a recipe.
BEST DEVELOPMENTAL TOYS FOR BABY
My registry concierge even created a list of developmental toys that are great for babies. (All can be found in my registry) These items help increase their skills and senses, and build bonding time during playtime. There’s a huge misconception that toys equal clutter, and that soothing stations take up room, and that none of it is necessary. Your baby needs stimulation in different ways, and you need to be able to get through your day. These are options so you can BOTH be successful as you get to know your new roommate!
- Sassy Tummy Time reversible Milestone Activity Gym
- Suction cup toys
- Lamaze Rainbow Stacking Rings and Baby Einstein infinity block high contrast toys
- Noggin stick rattle
- Sassy Ring O Links
- V-tech Chase me Casey interactive toy
- Baby Einstein Sea Dreams crib soother/toy
- Lamaze Foot/Wrist rattles
- Baby Einstein take along tunes
- Lamaze Clip and go Flip Flop dragon
- Soft crinkle books
- Foam mats or foam tiles to put over floor space
- Baby Briefcase baby paper organizer
- Sassy Who Loves You Baby Look Book photo album
*PRO TIP: Open an email just for your baby.
Use this for all warranties, registering of products, communication. Use it for everything so you can filter through it easily and keep on top of things!
Mamas-to-be: I hope this post was helpful and puts some of your anxiety at ease. If you’re having registry anxiety, seriously do yourself a favor and create a registry with buybuy BABY. It’s been the best thing I’ve done to-date to prepare for this baby!
Mamas: Let me know if there’s anything you’d recommend that I left off my list!
Ready to get your buybuy BABY registry started? Click here to begin.
This post is sponsored by buybuy BABY, but all opinions are my own.
All photography by Scott White.