Registry Must-Haves

Confused about what to put on your baby registry? Here’s Shanna and Laura’s list of tried-and-true baby items that they think belong on every baby registry! We’ll be updating this list as we think of more great products we couldn’t live without — check back soon!

Both Shanna and Laura used Amazon Baby Registries for their showers — it’s honestly the easiest way to set up a registry for you and your guests. Most of the links below are Amazon, so you can click through and add directly to your registry, easy peasy!

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Shanna’s Must-Haves

Pack and Play

The Pack and Play is the perfect safe, flat surface for baby to play, kick and roll around so I can get things done around the house. Also, it transitions with age and is a perfect travel crib for out-of-town trips!
Dohm White Noise Machine
This white noise machine is pleasing to the ear (not a harsh, digital sound) and blocks out extraneous noise that might wake the baby.
Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress
Firm and affordably priced mattress that is highly reviewed.
Chicco Keyfit 30 Carseat
I love how easy it is to snap this carseat in and out of the base. If baby falls sleep in the car, you can just snap the seat out and carry it inside and never have to wake him or her!
Chicco Keyfit Caddy
Snap the Keyfit 30 into here, and you’re ready to go for a stroll!
Convertible Crib
This crib grows with your child through the years. Plus it’s sturdy and cute!
Munchkin Step Diaper Pail
The self-sealing design keeps odors trapped inside.
Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
Affordable changing pad that Shanna uses on top of an Ikea dresser to create a changing station.
Wubbanub Pacifier
Pacifier with a built-in buddy!
Sophie the Giraffe
Great teether for babies! Perfect size for their little hands to grasp.
Oball Toy
Ball and rattle that is perfect for little fingers to grasp.
Comotomo Bottles
Shanna’s baby LOVES these soft, squeezable bottles.
Boon Grass Drying Rack
Perfect for drying bottles, nipples and other odds and ends.
Bunny Night Light
This adorable LED nursery night light is a great source of dim light for nighttime feeds.
Activity Mat
This activity mat provides many sounds and textures to keep baby interested in back time and tummy time!
Hello Baby – Baby Monitor
Budget-friendly monitor that is reliable and doesn’t need wifi to work. Shanna has used this for both babies, and her favorite feature is VOX mode — the monitor only comes on when baby makes a sound.
Halo Swaddle Sleep Sack
Shanna’s favorite swaddle for newborns.
Merlin Magic Sleepsuit
A great transition after baby no longer uses swaddles. It helped Shanna’s first baby learn to sleep through the night.
Halo Sleepsack Wearable Blanket
Shanna’s favorite wearable blanket for baby that has transitioned out of swaddles and the Merlin.
Beco Gemini Baby Carrier
Shanna’s favorite baby carrier — and she’s tried a lot! She loves that it doesn’t require an infant insert, and that you can carry baby in many different positions.
Muslin Swaddle Baby Blankets
Soft and versatile baby blankets.


Laura’s Must-Haves

Burpy Bibs
Burp cloths that double as bibs — awesome if you have a “happy spitter” like Laura does!

QuickZip Crib Sheets
The easiest way to change a crib sheet!
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether
Great toy for young babies just learning how to grasp things.
Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream
This saved Laura’s early breastfeeding days from being painful! Bring this to the hospital with you!
Spectra S1 Breast Pump
Really great pump that’s easy to use, comfortable, and runs on a battery!
Ubbi Diaper Pail
Stainless steel, easier to use than a diaper genie, and sleek!
Rotary Baby Nail Trimmer
So much easier and safer than using normal baby nail trimmers!
Matimati Baby Bandana Bibs
Cute, stylish bibs that help keep a happy spitter’s clothes clean!
California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash
Really nice baby shampoo and body wash. 
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub
Bathtub that sits in your sink!
Clingy Car Window Shades
These stick on without any adhesive and stay put. Great for keeping sun out of baby’s eyes while in the car.
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow
If you’re going to breastfeed you need this pillow! It’s a life saver!
Owlet Smart Sock
This little device helped ease Laura’s mind (and stop her from checking if her baby was breathing 2000x/night).