Registering for baby products can be overwhelming! So I asked some friends, who are new mothers, to share some of their favourite items from their registry to help you out (and me).
Medela pump in style breast pump $374.99
I registered for this product and have continued to hear good things about it.
AVENT manual breast pump $59.99
1 Medela Washable Breast pads | 2 Medela Lanolin Nipple cream | 3 OVer cover | 4 Nursing Pillow
Nipple Cream: "This is something that really helped me in the first week!"
"I love my OVer cover because it makes nursing quick and easy when we are out. And, because it's 360 coverage, I never really worry about nursing in public."
A nursing pillow that can double for tummy time and help support baby as they learn to sit on their own. I purchased this one for under $20 (on sale) from Babies 'R Us.
Stroller & Carseat
"My Uppababy vista stroller is a lifesaver and I'm in love with the uppababy mesa car seat."
Bottles & Accessories
I was told not to buy too many of the same type of bottle because sometimes your baby won't like the flow or specific type of nipple, so you'll have to experiment to see what works for your baby.
Dr. Brown's bottles can be purchased in a variety of sizes, glass or plastic, and options for nipple sizes for each stage. A formula dispenser is great for on-the-go bottle feeding! Compartments hold the perfect amount of formula, so you can have baby's milk perfectly prepared wherever you are.
I was talking with a new mom at my last Dr. appointment, and she suggested getting a microwaveable sterilizer rather than electric, for it's convenience. Water tends to calcify over time in an electric version, and also takes longer.
Aleva natural bamboo wipes
"They are thick and really easy to pull out of the small packages."
*Money wasters: wipe warmers
You may be thinking do I really need one? Yes, you do. They help soothe your baby to sleep and establish a bed time routine, which will be the biggest thing on your mind in the few months after baby arrives.
"My favourite is the Munchkin Nursery Projector & Sound System. It not only provides soothing sounds and songs to your babe, but has a projector that displays a variety of rotating colourful images. Features like a nightlight (bright enough for night time changes) and a sensor that turns the machine on when baby cries, set this product above the rest."