I feel a little silly writing about my baby registry when our baby isn’t here yet but I’ve been getting tons of requests to share what we’re registering for! I did have a lot of help building my list – my best friend has two under 3 and my stepmom has a 4 year old. Plus, I’ve been using my insomnia to research some products so I figured I might as well share and I can follow up later with what we loved (and didn’t!). Check out what myself + real moms think should be on your 2020 Baby Registry.
We had our first shower a couple weeks ago (see details here!) and we’re having a couples shower in Chattanooga this weekend. It’s so fun seeing all the baby stuff come in! Plus, it makes it even more real. With just about 6-ish weeks left, I feel like we’re in the final stretch and I’m excited to finish everything. I am breaking down some of the popular things we put on our baby registry below, divided by category. Moms feel free to leave input in the comments for others to see as well!
2020 Baby Registry- Transportation:
I know a lot of people opt for the Uppababy carseat and travel system, but I am a huge fan of Nuna. It’s pretty comparable price wise but I think you get a lot more for your money. First, this carseat is so light – coming in right at 7 pounds. They actually offer a 5 pound option as well but I really wanted the privacy cover that is built into this one. I also love the all black look with the leather details. This carseat can also be used without the base if needed. My stepmom used this carseat with my sister and enjoyed it.
Similar to above, I see a lot of Uppababy strollers but my friend Natalie suggested this stroller and I am really pumped for it. It is small, compact and only weighs 14 pounds. It offers a ring adapter for the Nuna carseat (and folds with the ring attached!) + has a removable seat. The seat can be foward or rear facing and can stay on with the stroller folded. It reclines all the way, perfect for newborns. There is not a bassinet attachment yet, however I saw there will be one released this year. This stroller can be folded and unfolded with one hand which was huge for RJ and I. I will show you guys a video of it on Instagram (@RileySitton).
This is a car-seat and stroller all in one! It folds up for the car or plane and then the wheels easily pop out for a stroller. I’ve heard SO many great things about this stroller, especially if you travel often. I also felt it was good to have a second carseat for RJ’s truck that included an easy stroller. Now that most of our travel plans are most likely cancelled, I don’t know if this is still a must-have but wanted to include it because I have heard how amazing it is.
My best friend uses these wraps and I’ve actually worn her babies before with it. It’s so soft and keeps them secure. I’m a big fan.
2020 Baby Registry- Monitors:
I have talked to so many people about so many monitors. I’ve heard the good and the bad of almost every single one. In fact, most of the popular monitors have both great and horrible reviews so I ended up going with what features I wanted it to include. We went with the Nanit Plus Monitor. I almost chose the Miku monitor but this one has been around longer and I just felt more comfortable with it. We ended up not going with the breathing system (more on what we did choose below), but if we decide to try it we can purchase the wrap for a small price. While the nanit can be viewed from your phone, we are also placing Amazon Echo Shows in our bedroom and kitchen so we can have video monitoring without having to use our phone. We will also have an old iPad that babysitters can use without having to download on their phone.
A ton of girls said this was not worth it, but knowing how my anxiety is I wanted to go ahead and get it. I’ve heard there can be false alarms but I’d rather have a false alarm or two but know he’s being monitored than not have anything. If you haven’t heard of the owlet, it’s a small sock that monitors baby’s breathing while they’re sleeping. It alerts you on your phone if oxygen is low/stopped.
2020 Baby Registry- Sleep:
If there’s one thing I’ve learned this pregnancy, it’s that Moms have a lot of opinions. I think they’re so excited to share what they’ve learned and forget how overwhelming it can be haha! When looking at bassinets, there was no shortage of mom opinions. I highly suggest keeping this in mind whenever you’re shopping. Every baby is different and Foster may hate the Snoo but we decided it was a risk we wanted to take. The Snoo is a self-soothing bassinet. It’s definitely a splurge but since we hope to have more children, we will use it for each one. It responds to your baby’s crying and fussing and is considered the safest bassinet on the market as it prevents babies from rolling over. A lot of parents say it’s hard to transition them to the crib but there is a weening mode. Will it work? Who knows but we will find out and I will keep you guys updated!
This is a newer product in the baby market and I’m so excited about it! Tons of girls said this was their number one must-have on their baby registry. The Newton Mattress is a completely breathable, waterproof, washable crib mattress. The inside looks like ramen noodles and allows air to flow freely + is independently proven to reduce the risk of suffocation and CO2 rebreathing, even when your baby starts to roll over at night. Plus, if your baby has an accident you can hose down the mattress and it dries completely.
Since I actually started this post, I was with my friend who I mentioned has two little boys. She brought this with us for the weekend for her little one and it was actually a HUGE pain. I don’t know if it’s a fluke or if it is really inconvenient.
This is another thing we registered for that I’m not sure if we will use or not. From what I’ve heard from other moms, some babies LOVE it and some are not a fan. I have heard incredible things from every single person who has the Baby Bjorn Bouncer so if we end up purchasing one on our own, it will probably be that one.
We didn’t technically register for this, as my friend gave us her old one but I had to include it on the list as I consider it a must have! We won’t use it for sleeping per say, but more lounging around.
2020 Baby Registry- Feeding:
While I do hope to breast feed, I’m sure we will be using some formula too. This is another part of motherhood that I’m going to keep an open mind and see how things go. When I was registering this was my Stepmom’s number 1 must have. Even my dad mentioned how much he loved this thing with my sister. It’s like a Keurig for your baby! It quickly, easily and mess-free makes your bottle for you. Everyone who has used this cannot say enough great things about it.
I haven’t heard a negative review from anyone who uses this portable pump. I’m actually in a Facebook group entirely dedicated to these wearable pumps. They say they’re easy to use, you don’t have to be hooked up to anything and work so well.
So many girls recommended this manual pump and I didn’t understand why at first. With a little research, I’ve learned that they use this on their opposite breast while pumping or feeding and it collects let down you can save for later. It’s like a little bonus with no extra work!
That’s the bulk of the main things we felt we needed! Like I mentioned, I really am keeping an open mind, going with the flow and going to see what works or what doesn’t. As far as where we registered- we did Target and then Babylist. I highly recommend Babylist as you can add from any website and it curates to one large list. We were able to register from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target but also smaller shops like Etsy, Anthropologie and Crate & Barrel. You can see our full Babylist registry here.
If I missed anything or you have any questions, let me know! I’m going to show you guys a video of our stroller over on Instagram (@RileySitton) and if you want to see videos of anything else, just let me know!
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