When you are expecting a tiny human you need stuff. Now I am a big believer in living with just stuff I need but even with the bare minimum registering for your shower can be over whelming to say the least. The amount of stuff you can register for is INSANE! If I could do it all over again I would change a few things on my registry. Let’s start with items I wish I would’ve register for and didn’t.
Whether they were wants or needs these are the things I wish would’ve ended up on my registry because we ended up running out to get them while we were still in the crazy newborn stage.
#1 K’Tan Baby Carrier
I can’t say enough but how much I love this baby carrier. I wish I would have had this the moment I came home from the hospital. This carrier required NO tying you just cross it over your body and pull your arms through each hole. It’s so easy! It took me 2 tries to be able to do it on my own. It’s made of super soft material and you can just fold it up and stick it in your diaper bag. If you are looking to register for a baby carrier I suggest this one.
Before I was a mom I would’ve never thought about a humidifier or that I baby would need one.. which is probably why it didn’t make it on to my registry. But if you are a newbie parent, a little secret you are going to need one of these. I live in an older home and and we needed one of these once it got cold. Our little one would wake up sounding like Darth Vader every morning. Which lead to the decision to buy a humidifier. Make sure you have one on your registry. We like this cute one we have. It’s simple to use and made a world of difference in our sons breathing.
#3 Sleeper Sacks
Another item that I had NEVER heard of until I was in the hospital the first night with our son. They informed me he had to wear a ‘sleep sack.’ Little did I know was a new mama that babies and blankets are a BIG no-no (what I’ll admit it, I didn’t know). So when we left the hospital we invested in some sleeper sacks that had wings so we could safely swaddle him. But once he was done with swaddling we had to invest in more sleeper sacks so moral of the story this is another item I wish I would’ve asked for.
#4 Mesh crib bumper
When I made my registry I didn’t think very far beyond the newborn stage (again I’ll admit all my flaws to y’all). I pictured a tiny newborn when I thought of things I needed. But once these little ones can roll over and/or crawl they can get their limbs stuck all up in those crib slates. So we had to go out and buy one of these mesh crib bumpers. They are really cheap and I don’t worry about him falling asleep next to it because it is breathable. I wish we would’ve had this from the beginning so he wouldn’t have got his limbs stuck.
#5 Baby Bullet Blender!
If you have read any of my post before this one then you know how much I love this set. When I was registering I thought “How silly is that set, it’s just a blender.” Just. a. blender. yeah right! This thing has been amazing! It comes with everything you need to make your own baby food. My favorite part is the freezing trays are in the same shape of the food containers so I just pop a frozen food in a jar and go. Hindsight, this would’ve at the top of the registry list!
Now that you know some things I wish I would’ve had, I am going to share things I THOUGHT I needed or things I thought I needed a lot of and didn’t.
Not all of these things are useless or weren’t helpful but some were.
#1 A Moby Wrap
Now, I am not saying this is a bad baby carrier it just wasn’t the one for me. Out of all the items on my registry I was most excited about this one. But it was really complicated to learn how to wear it. I wanted to baby wear so things would be easier but I could never get the hang of this thing. I know people who loves these but if I would’ve known about the K’Tan I would’ve picked that one to begin with.
#2 Baby Bath
I know a lot of people who really love these but my baby cried basically all the time so when he needed a bath he got a shower with one of us or a bath with us. We never used our baby bath. When he was really little it was too hard to keep him sitting up and by the time he could hold his head up he wanted to splash so we would put him in the sink. I only put this on our registry because I thought I had to. Where else would I bathe my child? I learned, almost everywhere except in the baby bath.
Don’t get me wrong baby towels are awesome and so soft but babies don’t bathe that often. I ended up with at least 15 baby towels. My son only uses one at a time and towels take up a lot of space. If you are like me and are short on space register for only what you will actual use. I think 3 towels and a couple of wash cloths would’ve have sufficed. This also would’ve save me a whole lot of space in his closet.
#4 Burp Cloths
I don’t even know how I ended up with so many. I probably have a least 40! My son had acid reflux and we still never used that many. I think almost everyone got us some and we went home from the hospital with MORE.
40 of anything is just too much, again I would have so much room for more useful things if I had not gotten so many burp cloths.
#5 Baby Mittens
Although SUPER cute and in theory a really awesome idea, just nope. I registered for 3 packs of these things and like socks they just get lost some how. Also, almost all the newborn clothes I got had the sleeves that rolled down over his hands. I’m not saying these were pointless but they were definitely something I did not use often enough to have 3 packs of. So maybe this one wasn’t a regret but if I had the chance again I would nix them.
What were some items you just HAD to have and some that were not so useful after all?? I would love to see what you have to say. Comment below some of yours 🙂