Baby registry must-haves for the mom who has it all because she’s been there, done that!
So, you’ve already had one kid, maybe two and now you are expecting another. If you are having a Baby Sprinkle…YAY! Because every baby and mommy-to-be deserves to be showered with love. You probably already have a house full of everything you need, but there are some pretty cool new products that have been released since you last had a little one and then there are some oldie but goodies you have to add to your baby registry!
One of our favorite places to shop for registry items is Seedlings in South Tampa! It’s owned by Ebony McCoy, wife of Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Read their inspiring story about family, football and business here!
We’ve tested out these products and are sharing some of our favorite things to come into our office this year! We also asked some local mommy bloggers to share their favorite things!
Our favorite baby registry must-haves:
Infant Car Seat: Nuna pipa lite Aerospace aluminum and lightweight fabrics and materials help keep baby safe without adding extra weight. Stability leg included with car seat base also helps absorb impact in crash.
Lightweight travel stroller: Diono Traverse We love that this easily folds away into what basically looks like a roller bag!
New Stroller for everyday: Diono Quantum This stroller grows with baby from infant stage with the option to use include cot to toddlerhood! We love the extended sunshade and the roomy basket underneath the stroller seat, too!
Boppy Shopping cart cover: Even after having another kid, this is one of those things that doesn’t seem like a necessity, but still love.
Catch that drool with Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew: These adorable Neckerchews by Cheeky Chompers were a sensation in the U.K. first and now they’re here! The end of the bib has a silicone triangle a teething baby can easily grab and munch on.
Covered Goods 4-in-1 nursing cover: We love the available prints and patterns as much as we love the multi uses for this product whether it’s as a nursing cover, scarf, infant seat cover or shopping cart cover!
Crane Humidifiers: Crane has been a leader in humidifiers for quite some time and we are loving the designs they are offering like this choo-choo train! Our toddler is a huge fan and so are we!
Anything Sophie the Giraffe: The line of teething products expands with super sweet teethers even a veteran mom will love for her newest addition.
Nanobébé bottles: The design of these bottles is aimed to not only help protect your breast milk, but give baby an experience as close to breastfeeding as possible. The bottle is designed to cool freshly pumped breast milk fast to inhibit bacteria growth and warms milk faster too without overheating.
Earth Mama Organics travel kits: There are two kits we love, A Little Something For Mama to Be and A Little Something for Baby. We highly recommend this product line and these kits make a perfect baby shower or sprinkle gift!
Boppy ComfyFit baby carrier: This carrier’s fabric is oh so soft! Think yoga pants, but as a baby carrier. It’s also less intimidating than some wraps because there are 3 easy steps: you snap around your waist, put straps over your shoulders and tie around yourself and baby.
SoapSox washcloth: These Disney inspired washcloths make a perfect addition to a gift basket full of baby bath time essentials. Older siblings will love the designs too! You just put your favorite bar soap inside the Soapsox and it will suds up. You can also toss it in the washing machine just like a real washcloth!
BooginHead PaciGrip and SipiGrip: Whether you have one kid or multiples, these products are basically a must because all babies toss their pacifiers and sippy cups to the floor! There are some really cool designs too and we also love the selection of bibs by BooginHead!
Janie Porter, a mom of 4 and creator of SheJustGlows.com, shares her Must-Have Baby Items:
Little Unicorn Deluxe Swaddles – You can never have enough baby swaddle blankets, and it’s so fun to mix and match with fun prints!
green sprouts Organic Cotton Muslim Burp Cloths – It’s almost impossible to find the old cloth diapers that we used to use for burp cloths, so these are the closest thing and still super absorbent!
Homedics White Noise Sleep Machine – White noise is the key to anyone sleeping in our home (mostly because it drowns out the noise of the other kids!), so we have one of these in each bedroom.
BOB Rambler Jogging Stroller – BOB strollers are a little bulkier than some other brands, but they’re the best for jogging, plus they retain excellent resale value.
Diapers-I know it’s obvious, but most first-time moms I know will decorate their entire nursery but don’t have diapers. It’s the first thing I buy. I’m not particular to any brand; I just buy the generic brands at Walmart, Aldi or Target.
Christina Campbell, a mom of 3 and creator of MommySpotTampaBay.com, shares her favorites:
Maxi Cosi Lara Ultra Compact Stroller. Love this ultra lightweight and compact stroller that I can open and close with one hand! It folds up so nicely with a strap for carrying it which is great for flying with a baby!
Britax Boulevard ClickTight Cool N Dry Convertible Car Seat: This is the perfect car seat for a Tampa mom since it keeps your baby safe while they grow with their ClickTight installation and cool with their high-performance fabric!
Ju-Ju-Be Wherever Weekender in Plum Rose: I love a diaper bag that is stylish and functional. It’s perfect for the busy mom who is on the go.
ZoLi Buzz B Nail Trimmer: Cutting your baby’s nails can be stressful, but this is a must-have for new moms! The battery operated nail trimmer safely files their nails down without hurting surrounding skin!
Originally published in the October 2018 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.