When I created my original baby registry, I wasn’t thinking about the long-term. Instead, I filled it with things that we’d need immediately. At the time, I thought this was a great strategy, but if I had to do it over, I’d make some changes. When the Trikester hit six months old, he suddenly needed so many new things – none of which I’d registered for.
Here’s what I add if I had to do it over:
1. BABYBJORN Soft Bibs – I added simple cotton bibs to my registry, but I wish I’d included heavy duty ones with pockets. Once we started solids, I had to order a bunch of new bibs.
2. Boon Swap 2 in 1 Feeding Spoon – This is a little thing, but we needed spoons! It would be an easy way to ensure your registry had plenty of smaller things on it.
3. Proctor Silex 1-1/2-Cup Food Chopper – Although we do a lot of baby led weaning, we also make purees. I have a jumbo size food processor, but I ended up ordering this mini one. I keep it stashed on the counter and it’s so convenient to chop up a little meal (it also works amazingly well). Should have put it on the registry.
4. Beaba Multiportions Freezer Trays – Once we started making baby food, we needed a way to store and freeze it. These are perfect!
5. aden + anais Muslin Sleeping Bag – I put lots of different swaddles on my registry, but I wish I had included sleep sacks in larger sizes. These Aden + Anais ones are our favorites – the Trikester uses them like a lovey when he’s falling asleep. I keep ordering new ones when he outgrows them.
6. Wonderland Stacking Rings – My registry lacked toys. I think we included a few hanging things for the car seat, but I should have included some high quality wooden toys. A month ago we went crazy and bought the baby four or five nice toys. He loves these rings, and they would have been great on a registry.
7. Camden Rose Toddler Zoom –I love wood toys! Here’s another fantastic one. The Trikester loves to chew on this car, even though he doesn’t quite understand how to push it around yet.
8. Plan Toy Punch and Drop – He’s only just figured out how to punch the balls out, but it’s one of his favorites now (he especially likes smashing things with the included wooden hammer).
9. Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic – Another cool toy I wish we’d registered for.
10. Carter’s Zippered Sleep and Plays – The Trikester spend 95% of his time in a sleep and play. It’s just easiest to zip his wiggly self in without doing up snaps or fighting to get things over his head. I should have registered for a load of these in every size between newborn and a year. I just recently discovered Stretchies at the Children’s Place – although I’m not always crazy about the patterns, they seem to fit his long skinny body really well.
11. High Sierra Loop Backpack – We received three different diaper bags at our showers, but they’re all messenger bag styles. We’re out and about a lot on weekends, and we find ourselves always choosing the Ergo over the stroller, which means one of us is stuck carrying the diaper bag. It’s so much more comfortable to wear a backpack than a messenger bag, so I wish we’d added one to our registry.
Once your baby reached six months old, did you come up with a whole new list of things you wish you’d registered for?