I wrote a post a few months back about 17 things you should absolutely register for. And while those are still true and I stand by them, I wanted to add more to that list. These are 10 things you wouldn’t think to register for but you should! These are things that we were given, or I wish I had added to my registry! Trust me you’ll thank me!
10 Things You Wouldn’t Think To Register For (But You Should)
Diapers/Overnight Diapers/Wipes: OK hear me out. It’s not the most glamorous baby gift to unwrap, but I can assure you it is 100% the one you will use more than ANYTHING ELSE! We have been a Pampers family since day 1. Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Overnight Diapers, and Pampers Sensitive Wipes. They are all on Amazon Subscribe and Save and honestly they are the best diapers for us! I’ve talked about Pampers a few times before and these are our favorite diapers to use for our baby boy. I would suggest registering for diapers in several sizes. Newborns, 1, 2 and 3 to start with! That should get you through a few months haha. Liam grew from size to size fairly quickly over a two month span, he was going through a huge growth spurt. I wish we had different sizes on hand to make it easier. Also Pampers has an awesome rewards program so it’s a win win win! Plus, with wipes you will NEVER not use them. I suggest the big refill boxes.
Pajamas: I know I know, we all want to register for the cute outfits like overalls and dresses, but let me tell you… You will have your baby in PJs for quite a while. Just register for LOTS of footie PJ’s nothing is cuter
On that note: Register for clothes in BIGGER sizes. I am talking 6 months and up! We got TONS of newborn stuff and even 0-3 month and he hardly wore any of it!
Humidifier: Again it’s not a super glamorous gift but when your baby gets that first cold, like Liam did recently, you’ll be so glad it’s in the closet at midnight when he or she is stuffed up and driving to Target is the last thing you want to do (plus it’s closed!)
Medicine: Kind of the same thing. Register for lots of different medicines, gripe water, gas drops, snot sucker. My dear friend Lynn gave us an ingenious gift of a bag full of medicines, diaper rash cream, boogie wipes, and more. Things that have all been used and we have needed at the most random times (like 3 AM!) Just go ahead and register for a bunch so you have it on hand.
Sippy Cups: Kind of like the bigger clothes you will register for bottles sure, but also add some sippy cups to that. Most babies can practice with sippy cups around 6 months so it’s good to have them and there are TONS of cute ones out there. We love the Zoli ones!
Holiday books: We read Liam 2-3 books every ngiht before bed and I am a sucker for holiday themed books. Our favorites are the Llama Llama ones! Perfect for those times of year to get you all excited for holidays.
Later in life toys: Not when they are like 2 months, maybe toys that they won’t use till a year or so? Truthfully they don’t need a ton of toys as new babies. But 6 months and up? Yes lots of toys. So register for a few bigger toys for that time. We love this my busy town toy! He started playing with it recently at 7 months.
Milestone Blocks: I take Liam’s weekly and monthly pictures with his blocks and they are so fun to look back on. Not something many think of till it’s too late. Go ahead and add this one to your registry!
A great portable crib: This is not something we thought much about, as traveling wasn’t really on our radar. But going to family functions or taking him to my moms so we can have dates, this crib has come in super handy. We use the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib and it’s super light weight as well as easy to pack and unpack! For sure register for this!
I hope you found these things you wouldn’t think to register for helpful. Just remember that having a wide variety is always a good idea! These all have various price points.
What is one thing you would add to this list?