While I am eagerly, nervously (and excitedly) waiting for our son to arrive, I wanted to share a little bit about what I put on my baby registry. I got married nearly eight years ago, so it had been a while since I made any kind of registry, AND I must admit it was very different gear from my wedding registry. Ha. As a first time mom, I didn’t have much to start with (although I did have a couple hand-me-down things from a few sweet friends) and I was initially a little intimidated by a registry for baby gear, as there are so many options. And, how exactly am I suppose to know what I will and won’t need? It was my first initiation into the parent club, I suspect.
I was very excited to work with Buy Buy Baby and create my registry on their website. I had one family Zoom shower and one in-person (outdoors) shower, and for me having just one registry felt a little easier than spreading it across multiple places and possibly forgetting what I had already added on one site vs. another. I loved how easy the Buy Buy Baby online registry was to use and also to send to friends and family, not to mention the huge selection of items they offer. There were two features I particularly loved from their online registry, so I’ll share that along with some of the items I chose.
If you want to see my entire baby registry feel free, but PLEASE do not buy me anything from it. I’m sharing just in case other new moms want to see what I chose. I have been so incredibly blessed this season from family and friends helping me and cheering me on as I enter this new phase of life, I truly do not need more gifts. Believe me, you reading and caring about our blog is enough! I’ve already received sooo many kind messages, DMs, and emails from you all—my son and I feel very loved already.
One item I was so excited about was my stroller! I also got a few of the accessories like this cup holder and this ride-along board. The neighborhood I currently live in is ideal for walks and I have loved lugging my bump around the neighborhood (nearly daily), so of course I am excited for walks with my son this summer and beyond.
Here are some of the other items I added to my baby registry:
I love that this car seat can also clip onto our stroller. I do plan to breastfeed (although I’m not putting a ton of pressure on myself or my son), so I registered for this pillow which I still think will come in handy if we use bottles too or instead. We are planning to use cloth diapers the majority of the time, so I have a couple sets of these, plus more. And Elsie always recommends this sound machine, so I was excited to add it to my registry as well.
There was so much to choose from on Buy Buy Baby, including LOTS of cute clothes, sleep sacks, books, toys, and other smaller giftable items. Here is a look at one of the website features I loved:
As you fill out your registry in the right sidebar, there are different sections that list categories of items you might want to register for. Of course it’s still entirely up to you, as you may already have items or sections you don’t feel you need things from. But in addition to getting advice from my more experienced mom friends, I found this website tool really handy.
And here is a look at the second feature I liked:
For larger, more expensive items, there is a group gifting option. As you can see from the caption above, family and friends could choose to contribute toward a larger gift, but not have to pay for the entire item themselves. But if the item doesn’t end up getting fully paid for by you, the registree will still receive the gift as well as know who it was from.
Here are just a few of the items I’ve already received from sweet family and friends. Love the versatility of this car seat, this stylish docking station (makes me feel like a cool mom!), and our coral high chair, which is so cute I don’t mind it sitting out in the dining room all the time one bit.
Thanks for letting me share! And for any other new moms reading, I’d love to hear from you veteran parents what items you registered for that ended up being must-have necessities with your children? Leave me a comment below, as I am so curious to see what you all found the most beneficial. xo. Emma
Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
Author / Contributor: Emma Chapman