Must-Have Baby Registry Items

Preparing for a new bundle of joy? Or getting ready for baby number…. whatever it is, new baby products are popping up making mommy-hood that much simpler.  Each baby brings new products, new obstacles and with new and improved products, it just eases the anxiety and makes your life, Mommy, easier.
With just having my fifth baby (yes, during a pandemic), of course I bought some new products, upgraded some old (but great) products, or recycled the faves!
Keep on reading for the tried & tested and some of the best baby products out there! (Click on photo to shop!)

Blooming Bath Flower Bath:

One word sums up this product: WOW!  I have tried many different types of baths and this is by far my favorite!  This product has won the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent approved) award, too!  It sits comfortably inside of any sink and really snuggles the baby like when in the mommy’s belly.  You don’t have to waste time or water filling up a large bath tub and then getting back pains for having to lean over.  Best part, it washes well!  Every time I do baby’s load of laundry, I throw it in the washer and dryer.  Simple to use, easy to clean and super comfy for baby!

Doona Car Seat/Stroller:

Okay, this is another Wow! Truthfully, since we are in the middle of a pandemic, I haven’t used it as much as if we weren’t.  But, the car seat is an all-in-one deal.  It’s a car seat that with a simple click unfolds to a stroller! How cool is that? No more stroller attachments, carrying heavy car seats to do a quick in and out errand and makes traveling easy!  This is a no brainer Mom’s!

Hospital Hat

These are a must-have for your hospital bag for your new babe!  So sweet and such an upgrade from the normal baby hats or hospital hats they give to you.  It makes your new bundle of joy look their best and give picture-perfect memories from day 1!  They are super soft and made from hospital-grade fabric to ensure it will be comfortable with no rash for baby.

Shop Hospital Hats at Lilattoosh Baby

Boppy Lounger

So when I had my first baby 8 years ago, I bought the Boppy.  Ya know, the one that’s U – shaped to help make feeds more comfortable?  And while I used it for that purpose, I loved the incline of it so I filled the U with a blanket so my baby could use it more of a lounger.  While I was shopping for baby products and doing my research before this baby arrived, I found the product I wish they had made 8 years ago! The Boppy Lounger! And yes, it’s as amazing as I thought it would be.  You’ll thank me later!

Kyte Baby Bundler

What an upgrade to the old-fashioned newborn gown!  I never understood the concept of having an elastic ‘closure’ at the bottom of the gown.  Sweet babe would be freezing!  The bundler is just as it sounds; bundles up your baby with a few simple snaps.  I loved these for the first 2- 3 months.  Made middle of the night diaper changes a breeze and it was super comfy for baby.  Oh, and how could I forget? They are made from 97% bamboo rayon and 3% spandex making them the absolute most comfortable thing ever.  You’ll want the whole line.

Shop Kyte Baby Bundler at Lilattoosh Baby

Sleep Bag

Well, that brings me to this AH-MAZE-ING product.  No, seriously.  if you don’t have this, click and order it now!  It’s literally a miracle worker.  At around two months old, I transfer my infant from swaddling to this sleep bag.  It’s not only the safest alternative, but it actually helps reduce the percentage of SIDS.  It’s made of 97% rayon bamboo and is the SOFTEST thing you have ever felt.  You’ll want one for yourself, too.  It features a double zipper, so you can unzip from the bottom for middle of the night diaper changes and comes in Togs, which is the weight of the bag according to the temperature in the room (1.0 is perfect for the average temp).

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Honest Diapers

Say hi to the cutest prints that change with the seasons (and holidays too!).  I switched over from Pampers to Honest when I had my 3rd baby.  I actually liked Pampers quality and fit but couldn’t bear to see another Elmo again.  I was OVER  IT!  I was looking for the whole package: cuteness, durability and protection.  This was it! And even better, they have an app that makes ordering easy, gives a discount with a subscription and it’s a no-

hassle cancel if you decide you’re over it (or when your babe is potty trained and they are over it).

Pacifiers

 I am a Bibs fan. Tried and true fan!  I have tried all different brands with every single baby.  And Bibs has been the brand that most babies love!  They have a natural shape, just like the mothers nipple.  I get customers, friends and family calling me all the time with a new baby crying for help! My baby won’t take the paci and won’t stop crying! After trying Bibs, most often, it’s a winner! Happy baby, happy Mommy!  And best part, they have every shade of every color to match every cute outfit you have for your babe!

Posh Peanut Baby Swaddles

Have you ever tried swaddling a baby? It definitely takes many tries until you finally get it right and baby doesn’t break out of it.  Most swaddles aren’t the right shape, the right size, the right fabrics.  Posh Peanut swaddles are just right!! With a bit of spandex in them and just the right size, they wrap baby easily and to perfection.  I love to wrap baby and tie a knot at the bottom, making it smooth under the baby but tight enough to keep baby wrapped.

Motorola Baby Monitor

Finally found the perfect monitor!  Finally a monitor that has a physical monitor AND an app to see baby on your phone through wifi.  I have tried both types and before this one, preferred the physical monitor because I didn’t like that I couldn’t use my phone if I wanted to see the baby.  Or, if my nanny came, she had to use download the app, my husband had to download the app and everyone else who came to watch the baby.  How annoying is that?!?! This gives me the option to use both while at home, as well as if I am out and about and want to check in on baby while he’s sleeping.  A perfect combo!  Has tons of other functions, including room temperature, music, photos, videos, microphone and so much more.

Munchkin Diaper Pale

Another product that I have tried every brand out there.  This is the BEST! I always looked for the ‘best looking’ because it ends up being part of the decor of the nursery.  But, finally, I got the Munchkin and while it’s nothing special looks-wise, it most definitely blends in and doesn’t ruin the look I have going in the nursery.  Super easy to use, the bags hold a weeks worth of diapers and there is absolutely no smell that leaks out.  You can purchase the generic bags, but since I have had luck with the Munchkin bags, not ripping or smelling, I continued to use them.

Best Baby Teether

Think you have tons of time before baby is crying uncontrollably because they are teething? What no one tells you about is that most babies start teething around 2 months, even though most babes don’t actually cut their first tooth until 6 months or later.  This baby teether is a rattle and a teether in one! Lightweight and easy for young babies to hold, they love the sound and the silicone calms their teething woes.  Secret is out!
This list is just a small insight on some of the best baby products on the market right now.  Of course, there are so many more but this is a great start to begin your registry, especially since so much is now done online and not in the store with a consultant.
If you are looking for more help with your Baby Registry, feel free to follow us on Instagram, send me a DM or shoot me an email.
Good luck & HAPPY SHOPPING, Mommy!

 

Chewable Charm Teether Why Your Baby Need One

 

Chewable Charm teethers

not only get the job done, but they are stylish, as well!  Most are made from beech wood or silicone and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Their most popular style is the Hayes, which has two silicone strands wrapped around a beech wood ring.  It comes in many colors and new colors are added each season.  Another fave is their teething rattle.

Chewable Charm teethers
Chewable Charm teethers

It has a silicone rippled ring with a white ball attached that has a very quiet sounding rattle.  It soothes both your babe’s ears and teeth at the same time.

Best Bibs Pacifier Colors You Need to Know About

BIBS Pacifiers for baby girl and boy

How to choose your Bibs pacifier color? 

With so many colors to choose from, it can be a daunting task.  Do you choose a neutral color that goes with everything or go with that gorgeous new plum color of the season?  If your babe is super into paci’s, our suggestion is to stock up!  You just never know when and where you will be stuck with your babe cranky with no paci in sight!  It’s best to choose a variety of colors and keep some by the kitchen and some in baby’s room, as well as diaper bag and even an extra in your car console.  For your main paci’s that are used every day, keep a few neutrals on hand and add a pop of color or two to fill in when your outfit of the day is a neutral.

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Bibs pacifier colors for boys 

Are you a boy mama?  So often, the typical boy colors can be boring.  Okay okay, we get it.  There’s blue, green, red, brown… this is one reason Bibs pacifiers are such a great go-to paci!  With so many colors to choose from, it can make any basic boy outfit suddenly super cute!  One of our fave’s is the color Sage, and it has been our most popular for months now!

It’s a great neutral and goes with everything but adds just enough color.  Another great option is Midnight.  It’s a gorgeous tone of blue, a mix between royal blue and navy.  A few other great options for boys is Island Sea (a it darker than sea foam), Iron (a steal toned grey), Cloud (a light blueish grey) & Dark Oak (dark taupe).

   

 

Bibs pacifiers for girls 

Of course, the typical girl colors are always fun, such as pinks and purples.  But Bibs has a variety of more girly color pacifiers that are sure to match all of those cute outfits hanging in your little babe’s closet!  Heather is a mix of lavender and baby pink, making a subtle and unique statement.  Coral, is well, coral!  Such a beautiful shade for a nice pop of color or for a warm vacation days.   One of our faves and a popular color has been Orchid, a brighter mix of raspberry and purple.  And of course the basics, such as Baby Pink, Blush and Ivory, a great neutral that goes with everything!

 

   

Seasonal Bibs pacifier colors

With each season and change in temps, Bibs comes out with new colors to match the holiday or seasonal changes.  This Fall/Winter season, one of our faves is the color Ruby, which is a deep wine red.  Another popular color has been Chesnut, a smokey brown color, so perfect for the cool fall weather.

Match Bibs pacifier with your baby outfits 

As with any accessory, us Mama’s love matching our babe’s outfit to their accessories.  It keeps the morning routine exciting and when you get that comment about attention to details from another Mama, it’s sure to make you smile.  How cute would it be if your lil babe was wearing an all black outfit and the paci was a black matching one!  Or your little girl was wearing the cutest sundress with shades of coral and oranges and her paci was Coral to match!  Don’t miss out on this! need help choosing take advantage on our free personal shopper tool 

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6 Baby Shower Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

shopping for a baby
shopping for a baby
shopping for a baby

Baby fever is real. And there’s no antidote in sight.  

Does it seem like all your friends are getting pregnant at the same time? Your fridge is so covered in baby shower invites, it’s hard to get to the food! Of course, you’re thrilled for your loved ones. But all these impending bundles of joy are starting to add up. 

Looking for some inexpensive baby shower gifts? Read on for 6 ideas that will make new mamas smile. (And not max out your credit card!)

Diapers — Everyone’s Favorite Baby Shower Gift

It’s true! You’ll never have too many diapers. If you’ve spent much time with newborns — you know they go through diapers like crazy. The cost of disposable diapers adds up and can become a big pain for new parents.

While diapers will never be the most glamours baby shower gift, you can package them cutely and creatively. Fire up Google and search “How To Make A Diaper Cake.” You’ll find tons of ideas for adorable displays.

Pacifiers & Teethers

best baby Teethers
best baby Teethers

These little guys are a mama’s best friend and a great budget option when shopping for a baby shower gift. You’ll find tons of cute teethers and pacifiers on the market. Be sure to look for ones that are non-toxic and BPA free. Collect a few and put together an inexpensive, matching baby shower gift.

This Cutie PAT Round is a two-in-one teether and pacifier. It’s easy for babies to grip and helps them self-soothe. Another stylish choice is this Bunny Teether. Do new parents a favor and gift them a pacifier clip too. The Gentry Cutie Clip attaches right to baby’s clothes. Stop the endless cycle of dropped pacifiers and crying babes with this thoughtful gift.

Babysitting (When Shopping for a Baby Gift Isn’t in the Budget)

This might be one of the most valuable gifts you can give a new mama. And it costs you nada! Offer your babysitting services to the mama-to-be. You can make a cute gift certificate or write it on the card. Watch the little one while mama runs errands or treats herself to a bit of pampering.

Not comfortable babysitting? Schedule a time to bring dinner over for the new parents a few weeks after the baby arrives. You’ll be a superhero.

Smart Onesies

baby shower gift under $15
baby shower gift under $15

A bold, graphic onesie can really hit the spot! You don’t need to pile on the gifts if you’ve got a great onesie that packs a punch. Find a onesie or bodysuit that says something special. It could be an inside joke or a sweet message.

The Crib Hair Don’t Care bodysuit makes a hilarious statement about both mama and babe. If you’re looking for something more inspirational we love this graphic bodysuit in Be Kind.

Books

Books are an easy and cheap baby shower gift idea. You don’t have to worry about how they’ll fit. They’re classic, never go out of style and the little one won’t outgrow them in a month. Choose a few of your favorites from childhood. Or select some with similar themes — think animals, fairy tales, etc…

Swaddle Blankets

Like diapers, you can never have too many swaddles. These blankets have tons of uses and easily become soiled. This bamboo Uni Sushi Print Swaddle Blanket is too cute for words.  A more neutral option is this Bamboo Swaddle in Moss. Look for blankets made from bamboo or organic cotton. These healthy fabrics help to regulate the baby’s temperature.

Remember you don’t need to buy your cousin that $450 stroller to show her you care. A simple and thoughtful gift will make her feel loved. Set a budget when shopping for a baby shower gift and stick to it.