Single Parent’s Baby Registry

The Single Parent’s Baby Registry Guide

August 17, 2018

The Single Parent’s Baby Registry Guide

The Single Parent’s Baby Registry Guide
Babylist is the baby registry that lets you add any item from any store. Here are items to register for that are lifesavers If you are a single mom or single dad. The Single Parent’s Baby Registry Guide

For those who are taking this beautiful journey solo, these essentials will support you and baby to help you stay on top of your game.

The key to a baby registry tailored to you? Baby gear that’ll keep your little one resting easy and safely situated should you ever feel like you need your hands free. Here are our top picks for the single parent.

Baby Gear

When it comes to getting things done solo with an infant, hands free is the way to be. The Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier is unique in its class for two reasons: it provides four ergonomic positions for baby, and it’s ready to use for most newborns with no insert required.

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier


Using the parenting technique from Harvey Karp M.D.’s bestselling book, The Happiest Baby on the Block, the Baby Shusher does just what its name suggests: provides a calming shushing sound to lull your baby to sleep. Save your breath and enjoy more time with your head on the pillow.

Sproutley Baby Shusher


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The SNOO Smart Sleeper responds to baby’s crying or fussing with womb sounds and soothing motions to soothe them right back to sleep. The Smart Sleeper may be the ultimate in sleep advancements for single parents who tend to 100 percent of nighttime wakeups. Not only is it a sleep game-changer, but it’s designed with a built-in swaddle to ensure baby is always in the safer back sleep position.

SNOO Smart Sleeper


A travel system (a car seat that clips onto a matching stroller) is a popular option for many parents. Doona has upped their game by eliminating the need for that extra piece of gear with the Doona Infant Car Seat—it’s a fully safety tested infant car seat and stroller in one piece! It goes from stroller to car seat in two simple steps (fold back the wheels, then retract the handle).

Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller


This diaper pail locks away odors to keep your home smelling fresh without the need to take out the garbage every time baby poops (in those first weeks, poop can happen up to five times a day).

Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Diaper Pail


You’ll also want a changing pad made from completely wipeable foam to avoid the need to throw a fabric cover in the wash every time it gets dirty. This skid-resistant changing pad from Bumbo fits the bill, and it’s designed to hold up to wear.

Bumbo Changing Pad


Clothing & Accessories

Newborns and young babies love to be swaddled—the soothing compressions reminds them of the womb and keeps them peacefully snoozing for longer stretches. The Halo SleepSack Swaddle is an ingenious solution that keeps baby’s arms securely at their sides with two Velcro “wings,” while they’re enclosed in a sleep sack that allows a comfortable range of motion.

Halo SleepSack Swaddle


Forget about fussy infant pajamas with a thousand snaps. Grab a few pairs of Magnetic Me Magnetic Footie pajamas for a faster, frustration-free diaper change. These are especially key for nighttime changes when you don’t want baby to wake up!

Magnetic Me Magnetic Footie



For formula-feeding or supplementing single parents, the Baby Brezza Formula Pro is your new best friend. You can make a perfectly measured and heated bottle in seconds with the press of a button. It’s worth it for those bleary-eyed, 2 a.m. wakeups.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro


This silicone bib catches the mess so post-mealtime cleanup is a breeze. Simply hand wash it with dish soap or throw it in the wash when you’re done. Bonus: the comfortable fabric at the top makes this bib easier to roll up for feeding on-the-go.

OXO Roll Up Bib



You’ll want to keep a set of cozy hooded towels on hand for after bathtime. These keep baby bundled up while they get dry, providing a nice transition to pajamas.

Baby Lightweight 3pk Hooded Towel Set

Nursery & Decor

Assembling a traditional crib can be a nightmare. IKEA has the perfect solution: their Gulliver Crib is simple to assemble on your own or you can use IKEA’s assembly service for an additional fee.

Gulliver Crib - IKEA


When none of your sleep solutions are working, and you’re in for a long night up with baby, it’s so nice to have a comfortable, ergonomic place to sit and support your little one. The Land of Nod Luca Glider is designed to provide comfort to you and your baby—the supportive back and soft upholstery keep you happy, while the smooth gliding motion relaxes baby and helps send them off to dreamland.

Luca Glider


Health & Safety

For instant gas relief, the FridaBaby Windi is your best bet. Insert the flexible, hollow device into baby’s bum to quickly ease pain from gas and constipation. You may have a mess to clean up, but the relief in your baby’s eyes will be worth it.

FridaBaby Windi Gas and Colic Reliever


Little Remedies Little Tummies Gripe Water is another great gas reliever to have on hand just in case stomach troubles strike. It also instantly gets rid of infant hiccups!

Little Remedies Little Tummies Gripe Water


If you’ve ever attempted to cut or clip a baby’s fingernails, you know how easy it is to slip and cut their sensitive skin. This oscillating nail file quickly trims baby nails without the worry of harming the surrounding skin.

ZoLi BUZZ B Electric Nail Trimmer


Avoid putting yourself in a situation where you need to bundle up your baby in the middle of the night for a drugstore run by stocking up on health essentials before they’re born. A rectal thermometer is a must-have, giving you the most accurate read on babies six month old and under.

Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer



A soother nightlight is a great way to help your baby transition from a bassinet to a larger crib, or from your bedroom to their own room. The Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Hug Me Projection Soother can be used as a soft, huggable toy in the crib itself (once baby is at least 12 months old), or it can sit nearby, providing a relaxing night-time projection on the ceiling or wall. It also plays four soothing lullabies.

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Hug Me Projection Soother


When your baby is ready for grasping and teething toys, this gift set made from maple wood and organic cotton ribbon provides a variety of interesting and challenging shapes for her to explore.

Clover & Birch Grasping Toy Gift Set



Isn’t this the ultimate gift for a single parent? As obsessed as you are going to be with your brand-new baby, eventually you will want to get out of the house and get your haircut, go sit in a coffee shop and read a book for an hour or just take care of a few errands without the hassle of hauling baby in and out of the car. Your loved ones can sign up to babysit, or they can contribute to a babysitter fund.


Cooking elaborate meals or going out for leisurely dinners will be a thing of the past once baby arrives, especially in those first few months. Allow your loved ones to help you out by contributing to a weekly meal service from Freshly. Unlike other meal delivery services, Freshly comes to you already prepared, because you definitely won’t have the time (or the free hands) to spare when baby is tiny.

A Week’s Worth of Meals from Freshly


While traditional baby registries can help you get the gear you want, they stop short at giving you a simple way to ask for the extra help you’ll really appreciate. Babylist lets you register for any item from any store in addition to help, favors and cash funds. Get exactly what you need for your new parenting adventure: start a Babylist registry today.

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