Baby Gear / July 21, 2018 / Elliot Tubbs.
Here’s a printable checklist based on this article to help you keep track as you build your Babylist baby registry. All our recommendations are based on surveys of thousands of parents who told us about their favorite items. If you get stuck, give our Happiness Heroes a shout: they’re top-notch registry consultants.
Self Care Coupons or Items: Consider putting a few small luxuries for yourself on your Babylist registry. It’s not just the new baby that needs care, the new parents need care too! Newborn Care Books - The Internet may have everything you could possibly want (or not want) to know, but it’s nice to have curated information from a trusted perspective. Breastfeeding Clothes or Covers - You don’t necessarily need anything special, but consider some clothes with breastfeeding access points and awesome infinity scarves designed to be breastfeeding covers.
BassinetCradle - As I mentioned in the above section of essential baby items, a play yard is a must have due to its mobility and versatility. So if you are definitely going to buy a play yard, such as a Pack ‘N Play, don’t buy a traditional bassinet or cradle because those would be redundant purchases. You can buy play yards with bassinet features on them that work just as well. That said, the co-sleeper bassinet is an exception since it has additional functionality discussed above.
Where will you put the diaper bag and groceries? You'll seldom be out just strolling. You'll be running errands or visiting friends with an afternoon's worth of supplies. A basket under the seat is important, and it's lacking on some European strollers. (Where do Europeans stash grocery bags?) Less important, but certainly nice, are cup holders and storage spaces on the handlebar. You can keep water for yourself, pacifiers for baby, and other things in easy reach. Still less important are side pockets you can readily buy a storage bag to hang off the back of the stroller. But keep in mind that if you hang too much on the stroller, it could tip over backward.