Smart Start Baby Registry
You can get your home (and life) ready for baby without breaking the bank. Here are our favorite high-quality, reasonably priced items to kickstart your registry.
The Boba Wrap works for babies from birth (including preemies) and the incredibly soft material includes a 5% spandex content, making the wrap easy to use for beginner and advanced baby wearers alike. It does take some work to master wraps, but once you get the hang of it, you and the baby will love it.
The Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier is hugely popular for reducing strain on your neck and shoulders by evenly distributing the baby’s weight with high-density padding and straps that adjust for the perfect mutual fit. It’s easy to adjust to different heights for multiple users. If you are going to be using it for a newborn, though, be sure to pick up the infant insert.
We love the easy, breezy installation of the Pipa, and its steel stability leg that extends to the car floor. It even has a light that turns green when the seat is installed correctly. The Pipa also has a dream canopy that extends entirely over your baby to keep them sleeping longer or protect them from the rain. If you are interested in strolling with your newborn, make sure that their is a carseat adpater for the Pipa with your stroller of choice.
This lightweight bouncer weighs in at seven pounds and folds flat making it a breeze to move around the house and take on the go. When it’s unfolded, it still doesn’t take up too much space - perfect for those living in smaller quarters. The bonus? After your child outgrows the bouncer, it can be converted into a chair!
The Halo Bassinest is amazing: it rotates over your bed with a 360-degree swivel to bring baby to you, and has a retractable wall that makes taking baby in and out so easy. TIP: You need to a mattress protector and sheets specifically for this shaped bassinet.
We’d argue that the mattress is an even more important decision than the crib, and the Lullaby Earth is an afforable non-toxic option that will take your baby into toddlerhood.
Everyone loves these swaddles for a reason: they are lightweight, durable, extremely soft, and breathable. In addition to actually swaddling your baby, they can be used for a variety of functions like nursing covers, stroller canopies, tummy time blankets, and more. And they get softer with every wash and come in so many cute prints.
Some babies don’t stay swaddled in regular swaddles, and some parents don’t like the massive folding chore of swaddling. The Nested Bean Zen Swaddle has an internal pocket and velcro wings to make bedtime smoother, and it is lightly weighted, simulating a parent’s soothing palm at the center of the blanket and the sensation of being cradled on the sides. This gentle pressure is designed to calm your child and help them sleep better (which, incidentally, will also help you sleep better).