My Must-Have Baby Registry Items 


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You might know that I’m a mama of three kids, all six years old and under. I’ve been through the newborn stage three times in the last 6 years, so I know exactly how overwhelming it can be trying to figure out which baby items are essential for first-time parents. Back then, I relied heavily on recommendations, and now, I’m hoping this list will help out some fellow mamas who might be feeling just as lost. So here are my baby registry recommendations for you!

1. Baby Shusher – The Miracle Sleep Aid

Trust me on this – baby sleep is everything!! This is a small but mighty device that emits a gentle, rhythmic shushing noise, similar to the soothing sounds babies hear in the womb. I actually use it at all of my newborn sessions to this day! I really think it helps baby drift off to sleep in no time. It’s so small and inexpensive, I even brought it in my hospital bag and used it in the hospital with my third baby! 

2. Lovevery Baby Play Gym – Nurturing Development Through Play

As baby gets a little older, consistent tummy time and a space for safe active play is a must. This play gym is a developmental wonderland with all of the sensory activities to meet baby’s needs for several months! We used ours much more than I expected to! Plus its so cute and looks great in the nursery.  

3. Baby Bjorn Bouncer – Where Comfort Meets Convenience

This little bouncer is the perfect blend of comfort and functionality. Its super lightweight and easy to carry around the house, which is sooo helpful! Plus its so comfy for bby and the gentle bouncing motion keeps baby soothed with the natural rhythm. I bought some extra covers so i could easily swap out for the wash! 

4. Freemie Hands-Free Breast Milk Collection Cups – Breastfeeding Freedom

For breastfeeding moms, the Freemie Hands-Free Breast Milk Collection Cups are an absolute game-changer. These cups fit comfortably inside your bra and allow you to pump discreetly and hands-free, which I loved to use both at home and at work. They made pumping so much more convenient for me, especially when I was working full-time and had limited time to pump each day.

I hope this is helpful for you! This is such an exciting step toward preparing for your baby’s arrival!! So, go ahead and add them to your baby registry, and get ready for an unforgettable journey into parenthood! You got this, mama! 



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