Here is a list of baby stuff that I wish I had known when I fist started shopping & registering for Noelle’s things. I hope you’ll benefit from it!
Car Seat – Graco Snugride ($80-$150)
Stroller Attachment – Graco Snugrider Elite ($70-$100)
Baby Carrier 0-3 mos – Moby Wrap ($40-$50)
Baby Carrier 3-12 mos – Ergo Baby ($70-$150)
Bouncer – Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleeper ($50-$80)
Tub – The First Year’s Infant to Toddler Tub with Sling ($20-$30)
Towels – Trend Lab Hooded Towels ($10-$20)
Soap/ Shampoo/ Lotion/ Diaper Cream etc – California Baby ($7-$24)
Co-sleeper/ Traveler/ Changing Station/ Bassinet/ Play Pen/ Awesomeness – Pack ‘N Play ($100-$200)
Swaddling Blankets – Aden + Anais Swaddling Blankets muslin or cotton ($20-$50)
Here is an excellent guide to cloth diapering and why it’s a good idea!
Changing Pad – Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad ($13-$15)
Changing Pad Covers – Different colors, patterns and fabrics **Get 2-3 since they’ll soil easily
Nursing Pillows – My Brestfriend ($30-$80) ***Better than the boppy!
Breast Pump – The Ameda Purely Yours ($100-$150)
Bottles – Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottle ($20 for a large set)
Nipple Butter – Earth Mama Natural Nipple Butter ($10-$15)
Breast feeding Gel Soothing Pads – Medela Tender Care Hydrogel Pads ***For your nipples to help keep them soothed for breastfeeding
Nursing Bras – You’ll want to purchase these after baby has arrived because you have NO IDEA how big your boobs are gonna get. Wait and see, order accordingly. My favorite brands are Bravado Silk Seamless and Anita Nursing Bras (for bigger women).
Clothing – People aren’t gonna care what you list on your registry with this one, they’re going to get what they think will look cute on your baby. Just make sure to ask for ALL sizes: newborn, infant, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos etc.
Play Mat- Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights ($40-$90)
Swing- Fisher Price Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing ($120-$180)
Teething Toy- Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether ($15-$20)
Teething Necklace- Baltic Amber Teething Necklace ($20-$30)***It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream; it stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling when used for teething and soothes red inflamed cheeks.
Very Delayed Vaccination Schedule (via Dr. Sears):
2 months – DTaP, Rotavirus
3 months – Pc, HIB
4 months – DTap, Rotavirus
5 months – Pc, HIB
6 months – DTap, Rotavirus
7 months – Pc, HIB
15 months – Pc, HIB
18 months – DTaP, chickenpox
21 months – Flu
5 years – Tetanus booster
10 years – Blood tests for measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and hep A immunity (titer testing) consider a 3-dose polio series if travel to Africa or Asia
11 years – HPV
12 years – Hep B
Hospital Bag Pre-Packing:
***We are planning a home water birth, but prefer to be prepared!
Waiting around stuff (i.e. my knitting, deck of cards, iPad etc.)
Light Robe (not too warm)
Slippers (easy to get on) & socks
Your own gown (that you don’t care if blood and fluid get on it)
Extra Comfy Undies
Going Home Outfit (your body will look about 6 mos. pregnant)
Babies Going Home Outfit
Acetaminophen (the hospital will charge you $20+ per dose so just bring your own if needed)
Toiletries (moisturizer, tooth brush, toothpaste, travel shampoo and conditioner, razor- just the basics)
Snacks for you and your partner (I’m also bringing some tea bags of my favorite tea and honey sticks for it)
$40 in cash
2 Nursing Bras
A Camera! With the charger (or batteries) and extra memory!
Have the car seat already installed!
Credit Cards/Debit Cards/ Insurance Cards
Consolidated medical history, family medical history & about 6 copies of your birth plan