Since I am in the third trimester of this pregnancy (YAY!) I thought it would be fun to put together a “dream registry” post to share not only the baby things I have loved in the past with Gemma but also share what I have purchased thus far, and baby items that I would most definitely purchase if I could fit them in my budget! So this post is a bit of a marathon haha. I put in a little bit of everything except for nursery decor/furniture and toys. I’m planning on doing a post on the nursery once we finish it up in the next month or two.
I bought this Vava humidifier because of the price and it was one of the prettiest in my mind. I didn’t have a humidifier with Gemma but I’ve heard they help babies so much when they’re so little and breathing through those tiny noses.
How beautiful is this Uppa Baby Vista stroller?! My favorite color is the Gregory Blue. I’m not sure if I can fit this in my budget so I’m looking to buy one second hand.
The DockATot! I’m so excited for baby girl to cozy up in this. DockaTot gifted us the Deluxe in the color – Extreme white. I have heard from so many people that they absolutely can’t live without this. Whether that be for babies or toddlers its almost always the same. I’m excited to try it with baby girl and let you know how she likes it! This company is known for its high quality and incredible reputation. In the past it was hard for me to relax enough to sleep with a newborn lying next to me, but knowing she’ll have her own safe spot will help so much.
This Keekaroo Peanut changing pad is so appealing because you can wipe it clean. With a newborn that needs their diaper changed around the clock I might just have to trade in my Summer Infant changing pad for this one. We’ll just have to see how much laundry I can handle haha.
With a non napping toddler running around the house I figured this Dohm sound machine was a must for nap time.
Plum & Sparrow Bassinet. So excited to see a little one sleeping in this! I had a Moses basket bassinet with Gemma and she loved it for the first few months, but it was a different brand and wasn’t the best quality, so it didn’t hold up well. Also Design Dua bassinets are great as well. They’re having a black friday Sale TODAY!
Bought this IKEA crib for baby. I had a black Jenny Lind one with Gemma and it was still in great condition but didn’t really go with any of our nursery stuff. Because the Ikea one is such a great price I swapped it out.
Binxy baby hammock! I received this product compliments of Binxy Baby. This baby hammock is such a good invention! I didn’t have one with Gemma and shopping with a new baby always felt kind of awkward because I never had a good place to put her. Instead of having to worry about lugging in the whole carseat to the store before your baby can sit up in the cart, this light weight hammock is so much easier to bring with you and will attach to almost any shopping cart. Your baby can relax and look up at you while you shop! I got the “coming up roses” print. Going to let you know how we like it once baby arrives.
I was reading on a baby app that at 28 weeks your baby can smell the amniotic fluid surrounding them and when they’re born they recognize their mother by their scent. I thought that was so cool! I want to keep my babies close while we’re out and about but also while we’re home and they are so little.
Wildbird baby wrap – color Warbler. Got this in the mail a few weeks ago and can’t wait to put it to use. I thought this color would be super versatile.
Ergo Baby 360 Carrier – my sis in law got this for me when I was pregnant with Gemma and I really loved using it with her. Especially when I wanted to go hiking or exercise while baby wearing. I felt like she was super sturdy and safe in there.
Solly Baby Wrap – color Custard. When Gem was tiny I used the Solly often and we both really loved it. I was gifted this color from Solly and I honestly want to buy every color they sell. So many good options!
Hooded baby towel – is there anything better than a baby cozied up in a bath towel with animal ears? i dont think so.
Natural Newborn Brush set – Just got these for baby and I’m excited to let you know how I like them.
Babyganics – I love knowing I’m using good products especially on my children. I love that these are plant based products that are pretty socially responsible.
Muslin washcloths – These are so soft and perfect for gentle baby skin!
Puj Tub – This was the best thing ever with Gemma and I’m looking forward to using it again with baby girl. Bathing a baby is awkward because they’re so tiny and can’t support their head yet. When you put this in a typical bathroom it creates the perfect little supported spot for them to be bathed. We bathed Gemma in this until she was about 5 months old. It also folds up so you can store it somewhere easily!
These items are for feeding/nursing your babe.
With Gemma I breastfed her for about 9 months, without her taking a bottle, until she self weaned. I have to admit it was hard the first few months not being able to ever leave her for more than an hour or two. We made the mistake of waiting too long to introduce the bottle. This time around I’m going to try to give baby girl one bottle of breastmilk a day when she’s a week or two old so that she gets used to the bottle as well as breastfeeding. I’ll let you know how this goes!
Spectra Pump – got this S2 pump through Aeroflow Breastpumps and have only heard great things about it. I wanted to get the S1 thats battery powered, which would give me more freedom with where I could pump but my insurance didn’t cover it.
Haakaa breastbump – Have heard lots of great things about this super cheap and simple silicone manual pump. The main reason I wanted to get it was to catch any milk from letdowns when I’m feeding the baby on the opposite side.
Washable Nursing Pads – Picked these up on my most recent Target run! I’m excited that they’re made from bamboo which means they won’t irritate my skin and I also love that I can wash these and reuse them.
Reusable Silicone Nursing Pads – For the first few days/weeks when you’re body is getting used to nursing these were a life saver!! You probably wouldn’t think that just wearing a t-shirt would irritate you but it does! Wear these for the first few days when you need to get dressed and leave the house and then you’ll want to get your skin acclimated to living without them.
My sister successfully breastfed and bottle-fed her baby with breastmilk from the beginning and she said she loved the Dr. Browns bottles with the premie nipple. Going to give these a try. Also heard great things about Como Tomo. When Gemma did self wean we used these glass Avent bottles. I’m sure it will probably be a little bit of trial and error to find what suits the baby.
Breastmilk storage bags & Lanolin are a must! My sis told me about a prescription nipple cream called Newmans ointment after I had Gemma that works even better than Lanolin..that was essential! Ask your care provider about it if you have a new babe.
A while ago I ordered a 3 pack of these wooden pacifier clips from amazon. Can’t find the exact link for those but these are pretty much the exact same and only $3 each!
Gemma has been obsessed with her Little Giraffe chenille blanket since day one so we had to get one for baby as well.
Love these basic long sleeve baby gowns, and the price can’t be beat!
3 pack of these orthodontic pacifiers
Congrats if you made it to the end! haha baby stuff is so fun. Can’t wait to put these goodies to use once she arrives!