Smart Start Baby Registry

Smart Start Baby Registry

Last Updated: October 13, 2016
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.

Gear


Boba Wrap Classic Baby Carrier - $39.95

Boba Wrap Classic Baby Carrier

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.

Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier - $119.00

Ergobaby Original Baby Carrier

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.

Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seat and Base - $299.95

Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seat and Base

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.

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat - $199.99

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat

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.

Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller - $259.99

Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller

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

BOB Revolution PRO Stroller - $419.99

BOB Revolution PRO 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.

BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance - $132.07

BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance

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!

Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym - $31.86

Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym

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

Nursery


Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper - Essentia Series - $199.99

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper - Essentia Series

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.

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper - $59.99

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper

For naptime, bedtime, or anytime, the Rock ‘n Play is a favorite of Babylist parents. You can use it as a bassinet in the early months and as a good place to put your baby while you are doing anything that requires two hands.

Delta Children Ava 3-in-1 Crib - $249.00

Delta Children Ava 3-in-1 Crib

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

 DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib - $199.99

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

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

Lullaby Earth 2-Stage Super Lightweight Crib Mattress - $199.00

Lullaby Earth 2-Stage Super Lightweight Crib Mattress

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.

Organic Waterproof Mattress Pad - $39.00

Organic Waterproof Mattress Pad

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.

Sheepish Crib Bedding - $19.00

Sheepish Crib Bedding

Land of Nod has so much 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.

Babyletto Kyoto Glider - $699.00

Babyletto Kyoto Glider

Gliders are modern rockers that make nursing or cuddling with your baby so much more comfortable. And this glider is attractive enough for a nursery or your living room.

Lotus Travel Crib - $198.00

Lotus Travel Crib

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.

Clothing


aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle (4 Pack)  - $49.95

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle (4 Pack)

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.

Burt's Bees Organic Burp Cloths - $14.95

Burt's Bees Organic Burp Cloths

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.

Nested Bean Zen Swaddle Classic - $29.99

Nested Bean Zen Swaddle Classic

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).