Whether you are a first time mom, twin mom or a veteran mom, a baby registry guide is good to have in case you missed some key items. I have linked all of my Amazon items that I personally used and loved and hope you will too. Happy shopping mama! This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll make a small commission if you purchase through one of my links. Thank you for your support!
Twin Baby Carrier Sling – This was great for me when I was home alone and both babies wanted to be held.
Mittens – Babies constantly put their hands near their face and in their mouths and tend to scratch themselves. Mittens help prevent that.
Bibs – Babies drool…A LOT. Especially when they start teething. You’ll be changing outfits constantly if you don’t use a bib.
Preloved Baby Clothing – Who doesn’t enjoy baby items at a discounted price? Most of the clothing and items you need/want for your new baby, can be bought at preloved children’s clothing stores for a fraction of the cost.
Baby Wipes – I love these for getting stains out of our microfiber couch too!
Size 1 Nipples – Most new moms (myself included) don’t know that there are different size nipples for bottles. Babies should be using Size 1 until they are at least 3 months old and then move to Size 2 until 6 months old.
One way to know if your bottle nipple is letting out too much too fast is if your baby has milk coming out the sides of their mouth as they are eating. If your baby is 3 months old and you switch to size 2 and you see milk coming from the sides, then stay with size 1 for a few more weeks.
Manual Breast Pump – This is great for on the go (you’ll thank me later) and when you are nursing because you can attach it to the other breast for letdown while your baby nurses.
Breast Pump – This is GREAT. **TIP** You can usually get a FREE breast pump through your insurance. You can get one a few months before birth so you don’t have to worry about not getting it in time.
Baby Formula – Even if you plan on breastfeeding, there are a lot of reasons why you should have a supply of formula: A lot of moms find that they don’t enjoy breast feeding, some mothers milk doesn’t come in, they aren’t producing enough milk, infant allergies (I had to stop at 3 months old and switch our girls to Elecare due to MSPI). Whatever the reason, its always good to have a backup plan.
Pacifiers – We used the brand I linked and they are the ones they gave our girls in the NICU. They are safer because you don’t have to worry about the sucker part coming off like other pacifiers. **Choking hazard**
Nursing Bras – I used these and STILL use them when I am lounging around the house. They are so comfortable.
SLEEP & FIRST AID
Crib Mattress – We have this one and now use it in the toddler beds.
Pack N Play – These are great for traveling or setting up in the living room.
Twin Pack N Play – We had this and it was soooo nice!!!
Changing Table – I’ll be honest, we never used ours. We changed the girls wherever we were – Usually the couch or our bed. Some mothers swear by them, to each their own.
Gripe Water – I had never heard of Gripe Water before having a child, nor did I know about babies having gas, reflux, and a number of other weird things. This helped us sooo much! Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is a safe and effective all natural herbal supplement used for reflux, hiccups, gas, colic, teething and upset stomach. We would put some Gripe Water in an empty bottle and let the girls drink a few sips (usually 3 to 4 sips) when they were inconsolable or had bad hiccups. Happy baby = Happy Mama 🙂 I swear by this.
**ADVICE** ALWAYS PACK AN EXTRA PAIR OF CLOTHES FOR YOUR YOURSELF AND YOUR BABY. LEAVE SOME EMERGENCY CLOTHES IN YOUR TRUNK. YOU’LL THANK ME LATER.
BRING YOUR MANUAL PUMP WITH YOU EVERYWHERE. THE DR APPOINTMENT YOU THOUGHT WOULD ONLY TAKE AN HOUR, TURNED INTO THREE AND NOW YOU’RE ENGORGED AND SORE.
These are the things that I used for our twins and I hope my post made finding items for your new baby a little less stressful.
Congratulations on your new baby and I hope you enjoyed my post.