I started BabyList when I was pregnant for the first time with my son Max. I’ve spent the past six years talking to awesome pregnant women about their baby registries (and having my second son, Ben). I live and breathe baby products and wanted to share my favorites with you! Also, be sure to visit the BabyList Best Guides for all the great baby gear feedback we’ve gathered from thousands of parents just like you.
I am so excited to try out this swing. It takes up less floor space than a traditional swing and looks a lot better.
This is a luxe purchase but I LOVE IT. It’s extremely light and has both a canopy and a “dream drape” that will fully shade a sleeping baby in the car.
Strollers are so hard. We had a City Mini with our first and I’m sticking with it. This stroller is affordable, high quality and is awesome in an urban environment.
Once a stranger clapped for me when I put it into the trunk of my car (while holding baby). I felt like a super star.
For our first, we had a Moby wrap and I loved it. I’m really excited to try out the Solly baby wrap – I love the patterns. I will probably also try the Baby K’tan.
We used a wrap for about the first 4 months.
I skipped the infant insert (and used a baby wrap) and once baby had head control moved to an Ergobaby. I am still a huge fan of the classic Ergobaby carrier. You can wear baby on your front, and move to the back as baby gets bigger. I love this teal version.
Clothing & Accessories
We’re not finding out if the baby is a boy or girl. (I think that Hanna Andersson has about the cutest girl clothes anywhere.)
Zutano fleece baby booties have a two-snap design system so its extra comfy for babies but also keeps the booties on until you take them off.
Primary is a new store has very affordable plain, bright baby onesies.
Hands free nursing pillow.
I like how long the Keekaroo lasts. The price includes everything you need for 6-months -> childhood. I think this is one product that actually looks better in person than in a photo.
Gentle, non-scented baby body wash.
Bath time was one of the most fun things we did with our first. I got into the bath tub with him and he would kick and swim. I can’t wait to try out the Otteroo.
I have one of these in my home and I love it.
I love the look and philosophy of gDiapers. We will be trying these for sure. With our first, we exclusively cloth diapered for 6 months until we gave up. This time we’re going to be taking a more hybrid approach.
Honest diapers are lovely. A gift card is the best way to go for receiving the gift of diapers.
I love the idea of using a great backpack for a diaper bag. A Kånken or a Herschel is cool.
(For our first, we got a Diaper Dude. It was ugly, cheap material and was just kind of lame.)
FOR THE NURSERY
I like this beside our bed.
I love a lot at Land of Nod, especially their changing pad covers and sheets.
Health & Safety
We don’t need this, but hopefully I have your attention. Have a smoke detector in baby’s room and a carbon monoxide detector somewhere in the house. This is more important than most things on this list.
It Takes a Village (Help & Favors)
For the Parent(s)
I really enjoyed this look at research studies and pregnancy.
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