37 Things to Register for If You’re Having a Winter Baby

Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again

August 23, 2019

Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again

Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again
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Winter Baby Registry Items You’ll Use Again and Again

Does the idea of a winter baby sound daunting? We get it, but not to worry. 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…and they’re just as amazing as they sound), 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

Muslin swaddles are ideal for the warmer months, but when the temperature drops, we love the coziness that the soft knit blend of 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.

Wearable blankets are a great choice when transitioning from the swaddle. This one made from soft, warm microfleece will keep tiny toes toasty all winter long.

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 four layers of ultra-soft cotton muslin. 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.

On the Go

The VISTA is a big investment, but we promise it’s worth every penny, especially if you’re an urban parent who’ll be doing a ton of walking in all types of weather. Thanks to its big wheels and cushy suspension system, this stroller is no match for snow, slush, ice and whatever else winter may throw your way.

If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking in really cold temps, this is the ultimate stroller bunting for keeping baby incredibly warm and protected from the harsh elements. Need something a bit lighter weight? Check out the JJ Cole Urban BundleMe.

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.

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.

You’ll want to cuddle up right alongside your baby under this reversible stroller blanket that features soft chenille on one side and jersey knit on the other. It’s perfect for outdoor adventures as well as for snuggles at home.

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. This one works with Baby Jogger strollers, but if you’re registering for a stroller from a different brand, odds are they make a custom cover too.

If baby wearing is more your speed, you’ll still need to protect your little one from the elements. This snap-on cover is compatible with all Ergobaby carriers and features a water-resistant shell and a warm fleece lining for those chilly winter days. (There’s one for BabyBjorn carriers, as well.)

This baby sleeping bag is ideal for either indoor or outdoor use (think camping or other outdoor adventures with your little one). It has removable sleeves and is water-resistant, extra warm and even has a built-in slit to slide your stroller buckle through so you don’t need to wake baby on the go.

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 microwave 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 love the crossbody style and the 12 pockets for stashing all your stuff.

Gear

Cold winter days mean more time indoors, so you may as well play! This large reversible playmat has two modern designs and offers a cushioned space for your babe to spread out and safely play and explore in style.

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

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 from plant-based 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 the magnetic closures help you get it on (and off) in seconds.

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 nice and soft and has some pretty darn cute fuzzy ears too.

Keeping your little one warm in the winter is a priority, but so is safety. We love this easy-on, easy-off fleece bunting because it’s warm enough to keep baby comfortable but thin enough not to interfere with your car seat buckle.

What can we say—we’re suckers for babies + critter ears. Featuring sherpa on the outside and lined in cotton jersey, this hat will keep your little one’s ears warm during long stroller walks and other winter adventures.

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, foot support rails 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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