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Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again
Updated on
March 29, 2023

Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again

By Babylist Team
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Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again

Does the idea of a winter baby sound daunting? If you live in a place where chilly temps and snowy weather may keep you indoors more than you’d like, there’s still plenty to love about snuggling up with your little one during the colder months of the year—you just need the right gear to get you through.

While parents in warmer climates don’t need to know the difference between car seat covers and stroller mittens (yup, those exist), you’re about to become a pro in keeping tiny toes toasty and little fingers snug and warm, no matter what the temperature is outside.

For sleet, snow and everything in between, get prepped for winter with these Babylist favorites.

Nursery and Decor

When the temperature drops, we love the coziness that the soft knit blend this versatile swaddle provides. There’s a huge selection of adorable prints to choose from, and the XL size means you’ll use it well beyond the newborn days. Oh, and you can find a cute hat to go with it.

This swaddle + sleep sack is a great choice for cooler temps as it’s made from soft, warm microfleece. Use it with the wings as a swaddle for younger babies, then transition to a sleep bag once your baby starts showing signs of rolling over.

Looking for even more warmth? This sleep bag is designed for nursery temperatures from 61-68 °F (16-20 °C). It’s made from soft, comfortable bamboo fabric and has a double zipper that allows for easy diaper changes.

Made from organic cotton jersey knit, these fitted crib sheets feel as soft as your favorite T-shirt against baby’s delicate skin. And the buffalo check print fits perfectly into any winter-themed nursery decor.

Although you can’t use loose blankets in your little one’s sleep space for the first year, you’ll find plenty of other uses for this cozy blanket made from knit jersey on one size and soft, warm chenille on the other. It’s perfect for keeping baby warm in the stroller or car seat, as a play mat on the floor and so much more.

Cuddle up for some warm winter snuggles in this sleek, modern, and, best of all, comfortable glider. It swivels in a smooth gliding motion, has a USB charging port and even features a hidden control panel that lowers the headrest and raises the footrest.

Keep those little tushies warm and clean all winter long! Warm wipes are definitely not a necessity, but if it helps your little one stay calm during diaper changes, then we’re here for it.

You’ve got enough to lug around this winter. Lighten your load with this infant car seat that’s under seven pounds. It’s also GREENGUARD Gold Certified and packed with tons of luxe features.

If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking in really cold temps, this fleece-lined stroller bunting will keep your little one nice and toasty with minimal effort on your part. It’s also machine washable so it’s easy keep clean.

We can’t say enough good things about these one-size-fits-all mittens that attach right to your stroller handle. Say goodbye to fumbling around with (and misplacing) gloves and hello to warm hands on long winter walks.

Don’t let ice, snow and whatever else winter may throw your way stop you from getting outside with your baby. This stroller wagon can handle it all thanks to its sturdy frame, oversized wheels and front-wheel suspension.

Winter is the perfect season to snuggle up with your little one to keep them warm. Created with newborns in mind, this small, lightweight carrier is an easy way to keep baby close when the temperature starts to drop. It’s super simple to use and a breeze to take on and off, unlike lots of other carriers.

This universal-fit car seat cover is windproof and water-resistant, ensuring your little one stays warm and dry when it’s cold outside. And since it attaches around the car seat, you won’t have to worry about it interfering with straps or buckles.

No one wants to be exposed to winter weather, least of all your baby. This lightweight cover keeps tiny riders dry in the rain or snow. The universal fit works with most strollers, but be sure to also check your particular stroller brand to see if a custom option is available.

Feeding

Minimize the time you spend standing on your cold kitchen floor waiting for your little one’s bottle to warm at 3 a.m. with this warmer that brings bottles up to the perfect temp in only three minutes.

So much more than just a cute (and warm) winter accessory, this scarf also works as a nursing, car seat, shopping cart and high chair cover. It’s made from soft, stretchy rayon and there’s a print or pattern for every style.

Winter often means more illnesses, especially when it comes to tiny immune systems. Keep germs at bay with this sterilizer that kills up to 99.9% of common bacteria on bottles, pacifiers, teethers and anything else baby loves to gnaw.

Diapering

What can’t you cure with Aquaphor? This multipurpose healing ointment is just right for dry winter skin, windburned faces, diaper rash and so much more.

Along with colder temperatures also comes blankets, extra clothing layers and more. This roomy diaper bag will fit all of your winter essentials and keep everything neat and organized. We especially love the wide-mouth opening so you can easily access all of your stuff.

Gear

Cold winter days mean more time indoors, so you may as well play! This large playmat provides baby with a soft place to play. The removable fabric cover is machine washable and the mat is free of toxins, PVC and phthalates.

Even little babies have a lot of energy. If it’s too cold to get outside, set up this doorway jumper and watch your little one jump and giggle. (Just note that if you have really wide moldings or unusual doors, this may not work for you.)

A play gym is great for winter play and all year round. Designed by child development experts, we love the natural, modern aesthetic of the Lovevery gym and that it grows with your baby through a full year of play.

Health and Safety

Cooler temps often mean dry skin and congestion thanks to winter colds. A good cool misthumidifier is a winter nursery staple to help moisten the air and soothe your baby. This one has a clean, simple design, adjustable mist output and no filters to worry about cleaning or replacing.

No one wants to think about their baby getting sick—but it’s bound to happen, especially during the winter. This kit has everything you need for baby’s first sick day including the infamous NoseFrida, a paci-style medicine dispenser, baby chest rub and more.

And speaking of sick days…you’ll always want a thermometer on hand to check your baby’s temperature if they’re feeling not-so-great. This one is fast, reliable and accurate and even links to an app on your smartphone for next-step guidance.

One more go-to item to add to your winter medicine cabinet: nasal spray. This saline mist helps flush mucus and clear tiny, stuffy nostrils. It’s even safe for newborns.

Worried about losing your favorite pacifier among all those winter accessories? The attached plushie makes this paci easy to find—and easy for little hands to hold too.

We’ve yet to find something that works as well on dry, chapped baby cheeks as this all-purpose balm. Slather it on baby’s face before heading out into the cold and their skin will come back just as soft as when you left.

Cold weather can irritate baby’s sensitive new skin. These bath products and lotions are made without any toxins or other icky ingredients and are gentle yet effective.

A bath is a fun way to pass the time on a chilly day. Keep your little one entertained in the tub with these stackable buckets, each with their own sprinkler effect.

Clothing and Accessories

The holy grail of baby booties, these snap-on wonders keep tiny toes warm and won’t fall off. (This is a big deal—you’ll just have to trust us on this one!)

A gown offers a warm, snug spot for baby and provides easy access for diaper changes. We love how soft this one is and that it comes bundled with other snuggly essentials (a hat, a blanket and a bib) to keep your newborn warm and comfy all winter long.

For an extra layer of warmth (and an extra layer of cute), add this cozy fleece bear suit to your winter registry. It’s designed to go over your baby’s clothes and is made from Sherpa fleece on the outside and soft, combed cotton on the inside.

Babylist parents rave over these organic sleepers. Soft, warm, affordable and available in tons of gender-neutral designs, they’re a winter baby must-have.

Every baby is cuter in a cardigan! This knit sweater is soft, warm and made from organic cotton.

These leggings are winter-ready. They’re just like regular baby leggings, but lined with fleece for extra warmth. They make a great base layer or can be worn on their own.

This pom-pom hat is soft, stretchy and will keep your little one’s head warm (and stylish).

Books and Toys

If you’re lucky enough to get snow where you live during the winter, you won’t want your little one to miss out on the fun. The high-backed seat and seat belt ensure a safe ride for your tiniest winter explorer.

Winter is the perfect season for lots of cuddles. For every one of these sweet hand-knit dolls sold, 10 meals are donated to children in North America and around the world.

Introduce even the youngest of readers to award-winning author Ezra Jack Keats’ winter classic.

Children love to learn about their birth story. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations in this board book tell a story that celebrates the special day that your little one entered the world.

Help and Favors

Don’t be shy—there will never be a better time to ask for help as you adjust to your new life as a parent. From house cleaning and babysitting to home-cooked meals (or takeout, of course!), Babylist help and favor cards offer a personal way for your friends and family to help out when you need it most.

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