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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Activity Mat

This activity mat provides many sounds and textures to keep baby interested in back time and tummy time!

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aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag

100% Cotton muslin sleep sack is the lightest sack I’ve found, and super comfortable!

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Baby Care Play Mat

Laura wishes she had this from the beginning — laying out quilts and blankets got old really fast. This mat is reversible, non-toxic, and has great cushion for tummy-time and play.

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Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Changing Pad and Sundry Bag

This diaper backpack has a ton of compartments and comes with a changing pad and convenient little diaper kit case. It also clips on to your stroller!

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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.

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Boon Grass Drying Rack

Perfect for drying bottles, nipples and other odds and ends.

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Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

This stuff really helps heal and prevent diaper rash!

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Bunny Night Light

This adorable LED nursery night light is a great source of dim light for nighttime feeds.

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Burpy Bibs

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

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California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash

Really nice baby shampoo and body wash.

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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!

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Chicco Keyfit Caddy

Snap the Keyfit 30 into here, and you’re ready to go for a stroll!

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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.

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Comotomo Bottles

Shanna’s baby LOVES these soft, squeezable bottles.

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Convertible Crib

This crib grows with your child through the years. Plus it’s sturdy and cute!

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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.

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Dr. Brown’s Original Bottles

Sure, they have lots of little parts, but they helped reduce spitup and gas in Laura’s baby, so it’s worth it!

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eufy Security Video Baby Monitor

This is the NY Times’ Wirecutter pick for best video monitor in 2019. It has a huge, clear screen, and isn’t wifi-dependent, so it works even if your wifi goes out. The camera and monitor are both powered by micro-USB, so you can even use this with a battery pack if your power goes out.

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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘N Seat Tub

It’s a bathtub that fits in your sink or in your tub (or on the floor, I guess!). It has a newborn sling and transitions to a sitting tub when the baby is ready.

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Halo Sleepsack Wearable Blanket

Shanna’s favorite wearable blanket for baby that has transitioned out of swaddles and the Merlin.

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Halo Swaddle Sleep Sack

Shanna’s favorite swaddle for newborns.

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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.

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Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream

This saved Laura’s early breastfeeding days from being painful! Bring this to the hospital with you!

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Leo&Ella Baby Car Mirror

Very clear, large car mirror that’s crash tested and safe!

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Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether

Great toy for young babies just learning how to grasp things.

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Matimati Baby Bandana Bibs

Cute, stylish bibs that help keep a happy spitter’s clothes clean!

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Merlin Magic Sleepsuit

A great transition after baby no longer uses swaddles. It helped Shanna’s first baby learn to sleep through the night.

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Moby Classic Baby Wrap

Stretchy, soft, wrap-style baby carrier that’s a life saver during the newborn phase. Babies love napping in this!

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Munchkin Steam Guard Electric Sterilizer

If you have the counter space, a steam sterilizer is so convenient to have.

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Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

The self-sealing design keeps odors trapped inside.

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Muslin Swaddle Baby Blankets

Soft and versatile baby blankets.

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My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow

If you’re going to breastfeed you need this pillow! It’s a life saver!

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NUK Sensitive Orthodontic Pacifiers

Made of 100% silicone, these are soft if baby rolls over onto them.

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Oball Toy

Ball and rattle that is perfect for little fingers to grasp.

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Owlet Smart Sock

This little device helped ease Laura’s mind (and stop her from checking if her baby was breathing 2000x/night).

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Oxo Baby Wipes Dispenser

This is a great hands-free way to have wipes available at your changing table.

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OXO Tot On-The-Go Wipes Dispenser

Perfect small wipes dispenser to throw into your diaper bag.

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OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack

Vertical drying rack helps clear up counter space and is great for bottles and pumping parts.

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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!

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Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Water Baby Diaper Wipes

Laura’s favorite butt wipes that don’t irritate the baby and clean well.

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QuickZip Crib Sheets

The easiest way to change a crib sheet!

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Rotary Baby Nail Trimmer

So much easier and safer than using normal baby nail trimmers!

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Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress

Firm and affordably priced mattress that is highly reviewed.

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Slipcover for My Brest Friend

Laura wishes she had registered for an additional cover for her nursing pillow — you need backup when you have a happy spitter!

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Sophie the Giraffe

Great teether for babies! Perfect size for their little hands to grasp.

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Spectra S1 Breast Pump

Really great pump that’s easy to use, comfortable, and runs on a battery!

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Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

Affordable changing pad that Shanna uses on top of an Ikea dresser to create a changing station.

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Tummy Time Floor Mirror

Babies love looking at themselves during tummy time. This is a soft, lightweight, safe mirror you can prop in front of baby to help them stay in tummy time longer!

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Ubbi Diaper Pail

Stainless steel, easier to use than a diaper genie, and sleek!

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Vava Night Lights

These little egg-shaped, touch-enabled LED lights don’t emit any blue light and can be set super dim, so they don’t wake up your baby during 3am diaper changes.

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Wubbanub Pacifier

Pacifier with a built-in buddy!

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Yoee Baby Monkey Toy

Laura’s son loved this toy from the very beginning.

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