Registering for baby gifts can be fun for a new mom, but it is really a serious responsibility. Your baby registry can allow you the opportunity to request the many items you will need for your new baby, but as a new mom you may not quite know exactly what to ask for. Here are five must have items to include on your baby registry that you might not think about as a first time mom.
A sound machine is not something that you would typically find on a baby registry but it is something that any mom who has used one will tell you is a must have. A sound machine helps to drown out background noises while baby sleeps while also providing comforting sounds that allow babies to fall asleep easier.
The Right Diaper Bag
While picking the right diaper bag may seem like a given, it isn’t quite that simple. What most expectant moms don’t realize is that they will no longer be carrying that designer purse and instead will be carrying around a diaper bag that does double duty as a purse. So when you are picking a diaper bag be sure to pick one that you don’t mind using as a purse. Luckily, lots of designers like Burberry, Kate Spade, and Gucci make diaper bags that you won’t be ashamed to carry as your purse.
JJ Cole Essentials Blanket
While the JJ Cole Essentials Blanket is not something that you will find in your average baby store it is a must have for a baby. The blanket itself is waterproof, wipeable, and folds up compact for storage or traveling. It provides the perfect cover for the floor during tummy time for baby and is a snap to clean up when spit up or drool hits it. It can also be used outside in the yard, at the park, or even at the beach as baby gets older.
Photography Gift Certificates
Your baby will probably have more pictures taken of them during their first year of life than they will any other time in their life. It’s just a given, new parents want plenty of pictures of their cute little bundle of joy. Professional photographs can be expensive but many parents find it is worth the expense. Many professional photographers offer gift certificates that would make a great addition to your baby registry.
A Lightweight Stroller
If picked out that expensive stroller or travel system you probably don’t know that it won’t be enough, you’re going to need two strollers. That’s right two strollers. While that nice travel system or jogging stroller is great it isn’t always going to be practical and you aren’t always going to want to use it. Most strollers can be bulky and heavy they aren’t going to work in all situations, and for those situations you are going to want a cheaper, lightweight stroller. So go ahead and add that second stroller to your baby registry and don’t worry because the moms who see your registry will completely understand.