Nursing Pillow

One of the most exciting things when prepping for a new baby, especially as a first-time mMom is registering for all the fun & necessary baby items. It can also be super overwhelming as there are so many baby items out there and it's hard to know what you really need. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on 10 Essential Baby Registry Items that were provided by Babies "R" Us and Huggies.

Items I wish I Registered For:

The Swaddle Sleep Sack: 
This item just makes your life so much easier. Turns out, I'm a terrible swaddler and my children always seem to break free. This leaves me always paranoid they are going to kick the blanket to cover their face. A swaddle sleep sack helps keep them warm, zipped and swaddled in a matter of seconds. You never have to worry about them breaking free. You can start by having their arms swaddled inside and then you can easily transition them to arms out.

Nursing Pillow: 
I remember seeing this item and thinking that I didn't need it. I thought I could just use a normal pillow and it would work just fine. I was wrong. Nursing can already be stressful enough, anything that makes it easier you will gladly welcome. Nursing with a normal pillow I found just didn't work as well and I was constantly adding extra pillows and blankets under baby for support. The shape and structure of the nursing pillow just made it so much easier.

Teething Toy:
Before having my first baby, I thought teething won't happen for a while and it will be fine. Yeah...teething can come out of nowhere and you will wish you registered for a teething toy. There is nothing more difficult than scrambling looking for something to ease your baby's pain. Having a teething toy on hand is definitely something you are going to want to have.

10 Essential Baby Registry Must-Haves

Registry Item Must Haves:

Receiving Blankets/Burp Blankets:You honestly can never have too many of these. They are useful for swaddling baby when they are teeny tiny, for throwing over your shoulder to catch any spit up and can be used to tuck around baby in the car seat. If your baby has reflux or spits up a ton, you will definitely want a ton of these.

Nursing Cover/Scarf:When it comes to nursing in public, it's really up to you what you feel comfortable with. When I first started nursing with my first born, I always used my cover. I was a new Mom and I struggled and was-insecure with nursing my daughter in public at first. It was nice to have a cover because of this.

Huggies Diapers and Wipes:This second time around, I really forgot how many diapers and wipes you go through. I didn't register for diapers & wipes with my first baby and I wish I had. You can never have enough-I would register for a couple different sizes of diapers as they grow so fast. What I really like about Huggies Little Snugglers is that there is a little line on the diaper, called a “wetness indicator” that changes color to indicate when you need to change your baby. It is so helpful, especially those first couple of days when they are so tiny and they really don't like getting their diaper changed. I also like that Huggies Natural Care wipes are fragrance/dye free. They also have aloe and vitamin E included so are gentle on baby’s delicate skin.

10 Essential Baby Registry Must-Haves

Diaper Genie:
Like I said, you go through so so many diapers and throwing them in a regular garbage can just doesn't work. Those tiny little diapers really start to smell, especially if it's hot out. With Emery, I didn't register for one, thinking we could just use a garbage can. Was I ever wrong. I remember us running out to go find one because it was getting so stinky. Plus, the Diaper Genie helps squish them down so it holds a lot more than a garbage can.

10 Essential Baby Registry Must-Haves

Useful but Not Totally Necessary Items (at least for me):

Stroller Clip: 
This is such a small but very useful item. You don't realize how much stuff you might need when going out with baby, especially as they get bigger. This stroller clip is great for taking out on adventures so you can carry anything extra off the stroller. Especially great if you are out shopping. 

When I was pregnant the first time, I didn't register for bottles or a pump because I planned on breastfeeding. Nursing my daughter didn't go great initially, so I had my parents run out and buy some bottles, formula and a pump just in case. Breastfeeding can be very hard, frustrating and might not go how you had hoped. Bottles and a pump are items that would be great to have on hand just in case, especially if you plan on bottle feeding. Whatever you choose to do or end up doing, remember fed is best and don't stress out about it. 

If you are planning on registering at Babies-"R"-Us or have some items you need to get, now is the time to go. They are having an awesome sale running till until July.20th, including 40 % off Huggies Little Snugglers diapers and Natural Care Wipes.

When you registered, what items did you register for? What items did you find useful? 

<3 Kastles