If you’re preparing to have your first child, setting up your baby registry is important to do. Many products new mothers register for sound interesting but are not essential. You should register for items you need and include big ticket, high quality items on your registry as well as less expensive items. On your baby shower, friends and family will show their generosity, and they appreciate knowing what you would like. 

10 Must Have Baby Products

As a mom of two children under age seven, I picked out ten items that I wish I had registered for when I had my first. You can buy all of these items from Baby Cubby, an online and retail company that price matches to offer you the best deals on the safest products. 

Recommended By An Experienced Mother

  1. BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller – Buy a high quality stroller that will last. Even though the BOB strollers are heavier than some other models, they are perfect for the light to moderate exercise you should get after having a baby. When you are inside with a baby all day and night, getting outside offers excellent stress relief. 

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  2. Britax Boulevard ClickTight Car Seat – Safety is so important when you have a newborn! Not only does Britax offer comfortable seats for children, but the company also takes safety very seriously. With the ClickTight technology, your child is safely secured.

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  3. Ergobaby Organic Collection Carrier – When you want to go out for the day, a high quality carrier can be the best way to walk with your infant. Rather than figuring out a complicated wrap, stick with a simple carrier. With organic fabric, this item will feel soft to help keep your baby comfortable.

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  4. Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote – While diaper bags are necessities, choosing the right one can be difficult. For a practical and stylish choice, buy a neutral tote bag. Since the colors are classic, this item will look nice long after your children are done wearing diapers.

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  5. Aden + Anais Bamboo Dream Blanket In Moonlight – Since babies always need an extra layer, a nice blanket is good for any weather. The Dream Blanket is incredibly soft, and it’s big enough that your child can keep it for years to come. We have two of these blankets, and we adore them!
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    Less Expensive Items

  6. Mary Meyer FabFuzz Scooter Pup -You should have a range of prices in the items on your baby registry. For a less expensive item, the FabFuzz collection is soft and delightful. This plush stuffed dog is a nice small size and is comfortable to cuddle.

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  7. BabyLit Primer Book Secret Garden – From publisher Gibbs Smith, the Baby Lit collection is adorable. One thing I noticed at my baby shower was that friends wanted to buy me baby books, but they didn’t know a lot about how to pick out high quality children’s literature. Show your child your your favorite books, such as The Secret Garden, with durable board books that will last.
  8. BabyLit Wizard of Oz  – Another delightful book from the series is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With beautiful, bright colors and fun characters, your child will be attracted to the pages of the book.

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  9. Boon Scrub Bottle Brush – Give yourself a break from time to time, and ask someone else to feed the baby while you rest. With a good quality bottle brush, you can double check that your child is drinking from a sanitized bottle.

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  10. Avent Pacifier Freeflow –   Pacifiers are always good to have. Since they always seem to get dirty at the most inconvenient times, it is useful to have a few extra in your bag.

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What Makes Baby Cubby Different

Baby Cubby isn’t just another baby store. They’re so much more, and whether you engage with the company on their website, on Facebook, or on the Cubby Community Blog, you’ll find a difference that they’re not just there to sell stuff, but to be an excellent resource for parents everywhere. 

For every parent who has ever felt discouraged or overwhelmed about being a parent (and who hasn’t?), the Baby Cubby team offers support from parents who have been there before, know how much of a struggle it can be, and are passionate about showing parents how critical their role is. 

This happens when the Baby Cubby team finds the safest baby gear and provide a fun shopping experience. Since they spend hundreds of hours researching the best items, you can shop with confidence. Another perk is that you can get free shipping nationwide with orders over $49, and you can price match to get the best deals. 

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For related articles, check out 3 Experts Provide Key Tips on Stroller Fitness (& My First Person Experience), Surviving A Road Trip To Disney World, and 10 Essential 4th of July Party Supplies. These three articles feature reviews of several of the items in this list (the BOB stroller, the Britax car seat, and the Aden & Anais blanket) to help you see how useful the items are.

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22 Responses

  1. Georgiana

    I LOVE that Downtown tote! Back in the day, all the diaper bags screamed NEW MOM, NEW MOM. I would so rather have had something stylish like that.

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  2. Colleen

    Great list! I would also add a humidifier. It comes in handy when your child is sick.

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  3. Ellie Augustin

    Love that list. Sigh… I’m into toddler life till Teen Life.. Oh I miss all the sweet baby things! BUT I live by my running stroller it’s my BFF and favorite way to get and about w/my youngest.

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  4. Lauren

    I totally agree about finding a nice stroller that will last! We bought our first stroller used and with our second coming along I did a lot more research. Our new stroller will last is through all our kids!

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  5. Shann

    It sounds like a great store. Even though we’re mostly passed the baby stage, I still would love those books. I also love Petunia Pickle Bottom.

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  6. Leah

    We use many of these products! We love our BOB, and now we have a double BOB, too! One thing I would suggest to new parents is to not buy pacifiers until after Baby is born. Some babies don’t take pacifiers, and sometimes they’ll only take a certain brand. My son will only take MAM pacifiers. I had to throw out several that we tried and he wouldn’t use!

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  7. Susan

    Baby carriers are so important! I wasn’t into the big strollers because they’re hard to navigate doorways and fit into cars. Perfect if you’re just taking a walk, though.

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  8. Christine - The Choosy Mommy

    I loved my Ergo! I had a couple different carriers but I always seemed to go straight to the Ergo (unless it was crazy hot outside, then I used my ring sling!) To each their own when it comes to carriers though. There are so many different options!

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