Everyone knows the baby registry staples:
Diapers, pacifiers, burp cloths, bottles, diaper rash cream....
But what if we told you there was an entire list of random items you'll be wishing you had in that first year or so of your baby's life?
The truth is that having a baby infiltrates every part of your life. Your home, your car, your phone, and let's be honest...your personal hygiene is not off limits. So while some of these are admittedly obscure, you might want to trust us here. If you add these items to your existing registry, you can be certain you'll have the most prepared, boss of a baby registry there ever was.
A stockpile of rechargeable batteries (because every parent's part time job is replacing toy batteries, which die at an alarming rate).
A Nugget (never heard of this before? It's a pile of cushions that someone decided to call a kids' toy...and that person is a genius. Fort building, sliding, jumping - it does it all. Just scroll through their instagram page and prepare to be inspired).
Refillable silicone breastmilk storage bags (sturdier and more affordable in the long run than the disposable kind).
Breastfeeding reference guide (because breastfeeding moms have a lot of questions, books like Lactivate! have lots of answers. Psst....we carry this one in store!)
Sunflower lecithin (for preventing and breaking up clogged milk ducts)
Cordless handheld vacuum (for the endless crumbs that ensue after your baby begins solid food).
Handheld car vacuum (see above!)
Multiple sound machines, plus a portable one (Let's be clear: One sound machine is not enough. Your baby will be sleeping in lots of different places and we promise: a sound machine is one of the magical keys to good baby sleep.)
Blackout curtains (Sticking with the “good sleep” theme, blackout curtains are are a gift from the heavens for both bedtime and naptime).
Portable phone charger (because after you've had your baby there are even more reasons to use your phone -- baby tracking apps, camera, video, texting fellow mom friends with questions....for real, that battery life is going to take a hit.)
Backup storage device like an external hard drive (for all the zillions of baby photos and videos that will attempt to overtake your phone).
Shout spray to keep at home and Shout wipes to keep in the diaper bag (saving all those cute baby clothes you already registered for).
Loopy phone case (because no mom has a whole hand free to devote to holding her phone. This handy little case lets you carry it with just a finger looped through.)
Dry shampoo (washing your hair is going to become a much bigger commitment.)
An Ice roller for your face and eye puffiness (self-explanatory, yes?)
It's true: baby registries can be overwhelming, especially for first time moms. But the good news is the internet is not short on curated lists, filled with all of those traditional must-have baby basics. BUT - if you want to level up your baby registry, go ahead and add some of these items to the mix. Happy registering!