Pregnant Chicken's Kick-Ass Registry
“Everything in my registry (for my fake baby, Flick of course) assumes that I’m starting from scratch again but with the knowledge I have now. I’m not suggesting you buy all of it (obviously) but I wanted to point out the products that I really love and how they are helpful.” ~ Pregnant Chicken
These are so cool and even have grades (i.e. Grade 1) so you can use them for a loooong time.
When they are newborns it stops the ‘click’ from the door (they can sleep through fire trucks but a closing door with wake them right up for some reason). When they are older it stops little fingers from getting caught in the door.
Okay, this is the one I had and it went off when my husband picked up my son and forgot to turn it off and I nearly busted through the wall like the effing Kool Aid man. That said, it certainly works and if you’re paranoid about SIDS like I was, it may give you a little peace of mind.
I like video monitors because you can see what’s going on with the noise. Now this is the fanciest of the bunch and the ones with fewer bells and whistles are less expensive.
Any baby that needs to transition out of swaddling will love this little sleep suit because it’s heavy enough to muffle their reflexive startles that tend to wake them up.
This sleeper/chair get up is like a portable second set of hands. It folds down flat so it’s great for travel too.
These are great swaddlers because they are idiot proof and super cozy.
I can’t tell you how lovely this sucker is. It takes you from spit ups to toddler pees and it organic to boot. A little pricey but when you factor in that you’ll use it for years, it’s worth every penny. I expect to use this under my own ass when I’m in the old age home one day.
Mirrors are a little dicey because some people feel they can become a projectile in a crash (just to let you know) but I loved having a shatter proof mirror in the back seat so I could see what they were up to. It also kept them rear facing longer and I felt that balanced my safety risks.
I LOVE the click tight technology Britax came out with. No fiddling with anchors or sitting on it to secure, the seat lifts up and you secure it with the seat belt. AND it has the Quick-Adjust, No-Rethread Harness. As close as you’re going to get to “idiot proof”
I know you can get umbrella strollers for like 30 bucks but I really think you get what you pay for in this category and I used mine A LOT. Honestly, if you live somewhere warm you could totally get away with a carrier and a great umbrella stroller and skip the big stroller altogether.
Okay, I’m trying to narrow down my stroller choices and it’s HARD to find a stroller to be all things to all people. This stroller system from Graco is another one that will suit many people’s needs. Plus, for $220 you get a stroller AND an infant car seat.
The B-Agile would be my next choice as a good stroller system for most people. It’s less expensive than the Vista but is still a damn good stroller.
If you can’t stand the idea of stroller shopping and you’re okay with investing in something, I would recommend the Vista. It’s tried and true and can accommodate a second seat if you have more than one baby to tote around. It’s a beautiful stroller that will be suitable to a wide variety of people.
Clothing & Accessories
Smart Sheep 6-Pack XL Premium 100% Wool Dryer Balls (Reusable, #1 All-Natural Fabric Softener ~ Best Ranked, Great Gift)
Dryer balls are a great organic and a chemical-free way to dry all those baby clothes. (They are awesome to throw too.)
iPlay makes the best sun hats because they tie so the little monkeys can’t chuck it… and they will try to chuck it.
This is a teether that’s attached to a rockin’ neckerchief so it doesn’t get dropped or lost. Plus, the bib portion soaks up all that teething drool.
Not only are these sock adorable, they stay on teeny feet.
I used to think scratch mittens were stupid until I saw the damage newborn talons can do to their perfect, little faces. I love these ones because they don’t come off like those stupid mini bags that they typically sell. You only really need one pair.