Smart Start Baby Registry
Smart Start Baby Registry
January 30, 2019

Smart Start Baby Registry

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.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.

Boba Wrap Classic Baby Carrier


The Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier is hugely popular for reducing strain on your neck and shoulders by evenly distributing the baby’s weight. It has four different carry positions to suit baby’s growing size, and it’s easy to adjust for multiple users. The removable zippered pouch makes it easy to store your essentials on the go and can be attached to varoius places on the carrier.

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier


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.

Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat & Base


So, What is Babylist?

Babylist is a free, all-in-one baby registry that lets you add any item from any store, as well as things like help, favors and cash funds. Your registry should be as unique as you are. Start your Babylist now.

This popular car seat is really easy to install and has a built-in level to show if it’s correctly installed. Also there are tons of adapters available for it to pair with your stroller.

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat


One-handed fold and super lightweight, the City Mini is a perennial favorite. It is ideal for small trunks and city sidewalks.

Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Stroller


If you are interested in jogging with baby or strolling on rough terrain, the BOB Revolution is your go-to. It is bulkier and heavier, so it’s not a great option if you have a smaller car or need to fold it and store it often.

BOB Revolution PRO Stroller


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!

Babybjörn Bouncer Balance Soft


An activity mat and toy piano rolled into one! This popular mat can be used from birth and keeps babies entertained.

Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym



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 buy a mattress protector and sheets that are shaped specifically for this bassinet.

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Premiere Series


This stylish crib converts into a toddler bed and a daybed.

Delta Children Ava 3-in-1 Crib


This crib is made of sustainable wood and converts into a toddlerbed. Great for the environment and your family.

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib


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.

Lullaby Earth 2-Stage Super Lightweight Crib Mattress


You’ll need a mattress pad or cover to protect that mattress from inevitable spitups and blowouts. We suggest getting two for the nights when the other one is already in the wash.

Naturepedic Organic Waterproof Fitted Crib Pad


Land of Nod has so many cute crib sheets! This is one of our favorite patterns (and not just because it’s punny), but there are dozens to choose from at $19/sheet.

Sheepish Crib Bedding

$24 - $99

Whether spending a night at grandma’s or flying on a family getaway, the Lotus Travel Crib is a versatile choice. Parents also love the zip down side which makes it so much more than a crib.

Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib



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.

Aden + Anais Classic Swaddles (4 Pack)


Babies spitup. It’s a fact of life. Luckily these absorbent burp cloths can help keep you dry. This is three-pack, and we recommend registering for two.

Burt's Bees Baby Organic Burp Cloth (5 Pack)


All-in-one outfits are great for newborns! These footies from Magnificent Baby have magnetic technology instead of annoying snaps or buttons. (Watch out to make sure baby’s little legs don’t get caught in the magnets though.)

Magnificent Baby Footie

Sleeveless bodysuits are a great option for summer babies trying to stay cool.

3-pack Sleeveless Bodysuits


You may’ve heard about these booties. Their reputation precedes them because they really do stay on. We recommend registering for the 6 month and 12 month size to keep those toes warm as they grow.

Zutano Cozie Fleece Booties


We do not use this word lightly, but is a lifesaver, or at least a sanity-saver. Everything is well made, under $25, and in bright solid colors, and they don’t get discontinued like most other baby clothes. Come for the babysuit, stay for everything else.

The Babysuit from


These socks have textured bottoms to help them stay on even once your little one starts to crawl.

Baby 6pk Socks with Gripper Cat & Jack


This sun hat has a huge brim, and the band around the head has a toggle so that it grows with your baby.

i play by Green Sprouts Brim Sun Protection Hat


Babies needs hats to keep their little heads warm, and these cute top knot hats are a great choice that come in so many colors.

Babysoy Cotton Solid Beanie



The breastfeeding pillow curves around your waist to hold your baby while you are nursing, making it so much easier on your arms and shoulders to hold your baby for a long time, and this one comes with a great slipcover, too.

Boppy COVER ONLY: Organic Nursing Pillow Slipcover


One piece of fabric can go a long way. Copper Pearl’s versatile 5-in-1 cover can be used as a car seat cover, nursing cover, shopping cart cover, high chair cover or infinity scarf. Made from soft, stretchy fabric in an array of prints, the cover is comfy for your baby no matter how you use it.

Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover


Not all babies take pacifiers, but they can be a huge help for little ones who need to them to self-soothe. The MAM Orthodontic pacifier is an extra small and lightweight pacifier that was created specifically for tiny newborn babies. Their claim to fame is a “unique anti-slip surface” that helps keep the pacifier in baby’s mouth.

Mam Orthodontic Pacifier


The Medela Calma is specifically designed to mimic the feeling of baby latching on to mom’s breast. It has a really flexible nipple that helps them get a good latch, and can support babies who are going back and forth between breastfeeding and bottle feeding. For more suggestions, explore all of our best baby bottles.

Medela Calma Bottles (2 Pack)


Check with your insurance provider before registering for a breast pump. They are required to provide one for you! If you aren’t happy with the one they provide, Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump is a great pump for every day use, and this kit includes a cooler, ice packs, four bottles, and so much more. If you are going to be pumping daily, remember to add breastmilk storage bags, too, and check out our guide on how to survive pumping at work.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On-the-Go Tote


If you are only going to be pumping occasionally, a hand pump is a good and inexpensive solution.

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump


Waterproof fabric with a catch-all pouch at the bottom? What more could you want from a bib!

Bumkins Superbib


The Oxo Tot Seedling High Chair is most-known for its tray which adjusts to four positions and can be removed with only one hand. High chairs are all about your kitchen size though, so see all of our best high chairs here to pick which one is best for your family.

OXO Tot Seedling High Chair



The Honest Company diapers are top notch and provide a good middle ground for those who know cloth diapering isn’t for them but want a more natural option with less chemicals than typical disposable diapers. Plus they come in cute, stylish designs that are updated seasonally! However you may only be able to buy them online because they have limited retail availability.

Honest Diapers


These really are “the world’s purest baby wipes.” They are made with 99.9% water, 0.1% fruit extract, and nothing else. They are really great for itsy bitsy newborns who need really mild wipes. One drawback is that there isn’t much friction so you sometimes need multiple wipes for dirty jobs.

Water Wipes


We recommend skipping a dedicated changing table and putting a changing pad on top of an existing dresser or other surface. With the Keekaroo Changer, you can even skip the changing pad covers with this one-and-done solution that comes in seven amazing colors.

Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changing Pad


Parents swear by this certified organic, toxin-free diaper cream. And you can use it for rashes, scrapes, and so much more than bottoms.

Earth Mama Organic Diaper Balm


The Diaper Dekor Plus is a great diaper pail at a reasonable price. This diaper pail does need special bags, but when you take the bags out of the bottom and don’t have to pull diapers out of the top, you will be grateful for this. If you are going to cloth diaper, there is also a cloth liner.

dekor Plus Diaper Pail


These versatile waterproof pads can be a lifesaver! Use them on top of your changing pad cover or as an on-the-go changing station or for tummy time or many, many other uses.

Munchkin 3 Count Waterproof Changing Pad Liners


The front zip pocket holds two custom storage cubes, one insulated, one mesh. Two side pockets hold bottles or cups. The main compartment has an extra-wide opening for easy access, and elasticized interior pockets. A changing pad comes folded within the main compartment, which also has an interior pocket that fits a laptop. The straps have more padding than the typical backpack, and can be attached to the back of a stroller.

Skip Hop Forma Diaper Backpack


This Babylist-exclusive combo features a canvas Birdling Backpacker and a Gathre easy-clean bonded leather changing mat.

Birdling Backpacker: Made of durable canvas with clean lines, this backpack allows you to maneuver hands-free. It is super lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about toting a bag that weighs a ton. With interior and exterior pockets, there’s a place for all of your baby and life essentials. The washed grey color is both gender-neutral and exclusive to Babylist.

Gathre Micro Mat: It’s the world’s first bonded leather mat that doesn’t sacrifice function for style. Soft and smooth, it easily wipes clean and isn’t bulky, making it a durable changing mat you’ll both love.

Birdling x Gathre Minimalist Diaper Bag and Changing Pad



This little tub fits in your sink for bathing little babies, and it stores completely flat!

Puj Tub


Skip all the creams and soaps, and go for a shampoo-and-body-wash in one. This one from the Honest Company is a great choice for your baby’s first soap.

Honest Shampoo and Body Wash - Sweet Orange Vanilla


This 6-pack of bamboo washclothes are super soft for cleaning baby.

Matimati Bamboo Baby Washcloths (6-pack)


Health & Safety

Babies can’t blow their noses until they are around two years old, so this little tool helps you do it for them. Yep, parenting’s pretty gross, but at least babies are adorable.

FridaBaby NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator


Before your baby is six months old, only rectal thermometers are accurate. Sorry we had to break that to you. But this thermometer will make it (relatively) easy. As one mom said, “Easy and accurate. It doesn’t bother baby, and I don’t have to worry that it may go in too far if he kicks his legs or squirms around.”

Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer


These sharp baby nail scissors are curved to reflect your baby’s small fingers. Since you’ll be trimming your baby’s nails twice a week or more, it’s best if the task is as easy as can be.

PiyoPiyo Nail Scissors


If you already have some first aid basics at home, this kit is a great option for small scrapes on the go. We recommend getting most first aid tools (thermometers, bulb aspiration, nail clippers, etc.) separately so that you can get the higher quality items, but this kit is a nice way to round out your supplies.

Diaper Bag Buddy - Baby Basics Kit


You don’t want to be hightaliing it to CVS the first time your baby gets a fever, so have some Infant Tylenol handy before baby arrives. (And remember to keep the dosage chart handy because it’s based on weight not age!)

Baby Tylenol/Acetaminophen


Newborns get stuffy and congested all the time. They sometimes sound like an entire barnyard. The Crane Cool Mist Humidifier relieves coughs, colds, itchy or dry skin, dry throat and congestion, and is too classy looking to boot. (BTW, Cool mist is the way to go according to the Mayo Clinic.)

Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier


This reasonably priced video monitor has a 600-ft range and digital zoom, so you can relax while your baby sleeps.

Summer In View 2.0 Color Video Monitor


It might not feel like it right now, but your baby will be crawling around before you know it. Be prepared with these childproofing basics.

Safety 1st Essentials Child Proofing Kit- 46 Piece



Great for sensory development and engaging young baby, this toy features contrasting black and white graphics and many different shapes.

Manhattan Toy Mind-Shapes Multi-Sensory Soft Activity Shape Set


This is a classic baby book, but we suggest adding a few of your family favorites to your registry too.

Goodnight Moon


The flexible bands of this toy are really easy for small hands to grab.

Manhattan Toy Skwish Rattle


Sophie the Giraffe is seriously one of the most popular baby toys on the market. Babies love to chew on her–her feet, her horns, her mouth. And she’s made with 100% natural rubber which parents love too.

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether

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