Top ten items you really need when expecting a baby. The best necessities that helped make our first year of motherhood easier.
Do You Really Need All Those Things for a Baby?
When I was creating my own registry, I copied my friend’s registry and then had another friend look it over and fill in the blanks. I remember not even knowing what half of those things were or what I needed to do with them. It’s funny how just two short years later, I was recently that friend for someone else. So, I looked over her Target Baby Registry, and filled in the blanks too. Here are my blanks.
Target now has a registry app, and you can download it as it’s compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. As a new registrant you also receive a Welcome Kit, which includes $50 worth of coupons & handpicked samples. You will also receive 15% off to shop for all of the items left on your registry. Plus, Target makes it easy for guests to purchase group gifts, and make thank you list.
When helping my friend create her registry, I simply logged on and was able to add everything she needed. It was such a breeze! And to my surprise a few things populated into her registry right away. Super helpful for that “deer in the headlights” first time mom!
If you or someone you love is expecting, I totally recommend you register with Target Baby Registry, it’s such an easy and seamless experience.
Top Ten Items You Really Need When Expecting a Baby
Baby Lounger or Co-Sleeper It is a lot of money to spend on what most folks would call a “dog bed.” But our little one went from waking up 4x a night to 2x a night. I’m not saying it’s magic but I also remember thinking that sleep has no price.
Nasal Aspirator This is the most gross thing you’ll have to do for your baby, worse than any diaper blow out, but it’s also amazing in helping your baby breath.
Baby Healing Ointment I loved using this stuff, and we have never had to deal with a diaper rash, thankfully! And love that it comes in a giant tub.
Nursing Pillow Another item I spent months without and then once I purchased it wondered why it took me so long. It made nursing which was incredibly hard for me, so much easier.
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Johnson’s® Bath Discovery Set Would you believe me if I told you that I completely forgot about buying any bathing necessities for baby FLO? Thankfully, we went home with some Johnson’s baby shampoo. No wonder why this bath discovery set is an item that automatically populates to your Target Registry. I must not be the only mom that forgot about this important step!
Nipple Cream This cream really healed and saved my nipples in those first few weeks.
Infant TYLENOL® No parent wants to think about that their brand new baby may get sick, but they do and for those days when you feel helpless it’s good to be prepared.
Rock n Play Sleeper This was gifted to us a few months after the baby was born and it was a little miracle product! He spent so much time in there and it was so easy to transport him throughout the house, and even to the bathroom so I could shower!
Baby Bathtub Bath time actually became fun when I switched to this tub, and it went with my whale theme!
Swaddle or Wearable Blanket Baby FLO slept really well in these, and they were easy to put on, even though I must admit I was a pretty good swaddler!
Carseat & StrollerWe actually purchased a much more expensive luxury car seat and then got this car seat and stroller combo and we both loved the carseat so much more. And the baby seemed to be more comfortable too. Second time around we are getting two Britax carseats.
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So, honestly, registering was like my favorite part of being pregnant with my first! LOL!
Ha ha, that’s too funny!
this is a perfect guide for any expecting mother!
So many great things! We loved our rock and play when our kids were tiny!!
I couldn’t agree more! These things are absolutely must haves!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
There is so much I learned when I look back! Great post!
I think a good addition to this list would be a noise machine! I didn’t realize how much my daughter would depend on me “shushhing” her to fall asleep. After a few tiring days & a sore throat later, we hooked up our ipad to a speaker with a white noise app… most expensive white noise machine ever. LOL
Beth! You are so right! I don’t know what we would have done without our shusher and noise machine! Thank you for pointing it out, will update to include it!
I love that whale bath tub! I think that I had something similar, and we really liked it. #client
Yes, the whale tub for such a game changer for us!!