What to Expect when Expecting: Top 8 Registry Must Haves

Expecting your first baby and stressed about what exactly to put on the registry list? We know how difficult it can be for first time parents, so we put together a list of our top must-haves for mom & baby.

1 | Layette

Not to be biased, but the Miniclasix layette pieces are our all time favorite. With endless options to pick from, your newborn will be comfortable and cute (like they weren’t already the cutest thing ever). The Miniclasix Layette offers footies, take home sets, bibs, babysuits and gowns. Also, our footies have snap front and crotch openings for easy diaper changes and are made of 100% cotton for babies sensitive skin. 


2 | Bassinet 

It is a top priority that your baby will have something safe and comfortable to sleep in, especially close to mom & dad during the first few weeks of their new life. 

Some of our favorite brands include Nuna, Maxi-Cosi, and Joovy

3 | Nursing Bras 

If you’re opting to breast feed, you should check out LarkenThe Larken X Bra is an all-in-one nursing and hands-free pumping bra made with buttery smooth stretch fabric to adapt to your changing breast size.

The Larken X

4 | Postpartum Recovery Kit 

It’s a long and uncomfortable journey, so we recommend the Frida Mom Postpartum recovery essentials kit. This set includes products like disposable postpartum underwear and toilet top caddy, to ensure recovery for every bathroom trip. Not only that, but it also includes a 5 step regimen to help cool, absorb, soothe, and relieve pain. 

5 | Pacifiers

Our favorite brands include LouLou Lollipop and Tommee Tippee. These brands are known for their easy to clean promise. Don’t get us wrong though, your baby will surely let you know which is their favorite in no time. 

6 | Diapers +  Wipes

Trust us, you’ll lose count on the number of diapers you change. The Babylist Diaper Box offers a great solution to a common issue new parents face: it’s hard to know which diapers you like best without buying and trying first—which can lead to extra time and money spent, and a lot of unused diapers. This box solves for that by letting you experience a single pack of diapers and wipes from three well-loved, eco-friendly brands.


7 | Car Seats

To ensure top quality safety, we recommend the brands Nuna and Cybex for a car seat. These brands are known for their user friendly installation, and endless options to choose from. 

8 | Strollers

Last on the list, may be the most obvious, but it is important to get a stroller that meets your momma needs. Mockingbird makes strollers that are great for first time parents. They make single strollers, as well as single to double, that ensure one-hand folds, never-flat wheels, an extra-large storage basket, and a suspension for an ultra smooth ride.