The moms have spoken: Top 10 items to put on your baby shower registry.

by Apr 15, 2019baby shower registry

If you are a first-time mom, it’s hard to know what the best items are to add to your baby registry.  There are so many products out there, so how do you know what’s best? 

To make it easy for you, we asked a bunch of seasoned moms their top 10 must-have items they received at their baby showers.   

But first, do the ladies attending your shower a favor and create a baby registry on Amazon so their gift will arrive on their doorstep in no time.  Pro Tip:  Per Amazon, “Prime members save 15% on eligible items when you complete your registry.”

Begin your registry by clicking on the above image.  

Here are the moms’ top recommendations:  (in no particular order)


1. Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

Parents everywhere know that a baby swing is a life saver!  Nearly every company makes a version of this, but the Graco Simply Sway Baby Swing is the mom favorite. (The popular Fisher-Price Rock n’ Play used to be on our tops list, but it was recently recalled)

Now, what makes this swing stand out is that it automatically rocks, hands-free!  It also has two vibration speeds to calm and relax your baby.  The small frame allows you to keep the swing in any part of your house, so baby is always close to you.  


2. BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller

Yes, this one is a bit of a splurge, but there is no better time than your baby shower to request a big ticket item.  Odds are that a group of ladies, like your aunts or your work friends, will all want to chip in and buy a gift together.  

The best part of the BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller are the safety features. The five-point harness keeps your kiddo securely in the seat, and the wrist strap ensures that if you trip and fall, the stroller won’t go flying into the street (welcome to my nightmare).  The all-terrain tires help you maneuver bumpy streets and roads like a pro and softens the jolts to your kiddo in the seat. Plus, the huge canopy is UPF 50+ to protect that delicate baby skin from sunburn.  

As many moms know, the BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller is a truly high-quality stroller that will last for years.  It’s good from birth to a maximum child height of 44 inches and 75 lbs.  We also love it because it’s compatible with BOB and Britax infant car seats, as well as most other major brands.  


3. Fox & Bird Products

Yep, these are ours and plenty of people think they’re amazing so we have to give them a shout out. 😉

All babies will transition to solid foods, and when they do, our food feeders are the best. You simply place fresh or frozen fruit into the pacifier tip and let your kiddo chew on it to his heart’s content. It’s the safest and best way to let them explore a field of new tastes. (Color options: blue, pink, orange) 

I don’t know about you, but our kids were drooling and cutting their first teeth at 3 months!  Our fruit teethers are designed with a variety of textures to satisfy those itchy gums. Oh, and they come with a pacifier clip so it attaches to their clothes. 

Last, our newest product, the washable baby bibs with food catcher are a game changer! Unlike other bibs with velcro that are destroyed in the washer, our adjustable bibs will not only catch a mountain of food, they also come with a travel bag that goes right into your diaper bag. You’re welcome. 😉   (Color options: blue, green, pink)


4. My “Brest” Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow

If you are going to commit to breastfeeding your baby, you might as well set yourself up for success!  The My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow wraps around your body to give your baby a firm, flat surface to lay on while you are nursing. 

It also adjusts to fit most sizes to get your baby into the best position for nursing and stop you from hunching over.  The good old Boppy nursing pillow is pretty popular at baby showers, but we find it to be too small and squishy, resulting in the baby rolling out of position and causing Mom to hold her body in awkward positions.  

5. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine 

Talk about a high tech sound machine!  This thing does it all.  The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine is a multi-functional nightlight, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert that you can control from your phone (works for both Android and IOS).  

You will use the sound machine and nightlight feature immediately for your newborn and late-night feedings.  Plus, the time-to-rise alert is great for toddlers who need some guidance on how to not wake up at 5:00am every day.   

EVERY baby needs a sound machine, and all the bells and whistles on the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine are awesome! 


6. Copper Pearl Swaddle Blankets 

Have you ever noticed that labor and delivery nurses have a special ability to wrap your baby into a perfect swaddle in no time?  It’s so disappointing to get home and not be able to replicate it! 

The Copper Peal Swaddle Blankets make it so easy to wrap your little one into a cozy swaddle because they are large and stretchy. Plus, they come in a bunch of beautiful prints and are made of incredibly soft fabric, just like your favorite leggings.  Our personal favorite is the black and white stripe!


7. NoseFrida the Snotsucker Baby Nasal Aspirator

I’ll admit that I was a little appalled by the idea of the NoseFrida at first.  But fear not, the baby snot does not actually make its way to your mouth! 

The NoseFrida works by placing one end of the tube in your mouth and one end against the baby’s nostril, then gently sucking to safely and effectively clear a stuffy nose.  Make sure to buy the kit that contains the saline nasal spray, because that is the trick to loosening those stubborn boogers! 

8. Infrared Thermometer  

There’s nothing worse than waking up to a sick baby. Sometimes you need to get a quick temperature reading and an infrared digital thermometer is the way to go!  We like this thermometer from Simplife because it has the capability to measure temperature both in the ear and the forehead.  


9. Baby Bjorn Carrier

This one was hard, as we received multiple recommendations for similar products. The most people said Baby Bjorn so we feature it below. Others said that Infantino was their favorite, while others swore by Lillebaby All seasson carriers. The votes were just too close, so we’re including all of them.


10. The Diaper Genie

One of the first things new parents discover is just how many diapers they go through! (and how stinky things can get). Products like the Diaper Genie have made diaper disposal and smell containment a breeze. We used this with both of our little ones and found it invaluable. The new version (linked below) has an easier disposal system, and improved smell containment. Mischief managed.  😉 



Did we miss anything? What are some of your favorite recommendations for moms out there? Let us know in the comments below. 👇



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