Medela Pump-in-Style Breast Pump and Backpack Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack
Don’t forget: Spare Breast Pump Tubes, especially if you have dogs who love to chew breast pump parts (Medela Double Pumping Kit), and Breast Milk Storage Bottles ( Medela Feeding Bottle Set). Also, don’t forget Breast Milk Labels (Medela Breastmilk Labeling Lids).
Boppy or Other Nursing Pillow Boppy Pillow with Slipcover or My Brest Friend Pillow or Boppy Nursing Pillow
Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover (Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover) This would have been nice when the dozens of unwanted visitors came to my hospital room when my child was born.
The Status Veneto Glider
The Status Veneto Glider and Nursing Ottoman is about $230 and has reasonable reviews on Amazon.com.
Drying Rack for Bottles and Nipples
Boon Grass Drying Rack Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Rack and Boon Stem Grass and Lawn Drying Rack Accessory
OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket (Large Capacity) OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket.
The OXO Tot Dishwasher Basket is perfect for Playtex Drop-In Nipples (which tend to be larger than most nipples) and it fits more nipples-per-wash than the average basket.
Nipple Brush OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand
Playtex Nurser Dropins Playtex Drop-In Bottle
Don’t forget: Extra Nipples for Bottles(Playtex Drop-Ins Nipples) Not all nipples are made equal, and many babies benefit from the “flow” of the nipples being adjusted according to their ability to latch and suck. Playtex Drop-ins make different flows of nipples: Slow, Medium, and Fast)
Space-Saver High Chair by Fisher-Price
The tray to the Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair fits in your dishwasher (this is a HUGE perk) and you have no idea how wonderful of a quality that is in a highchair until you have to clean the damn tray by hand every single time. This can be your at-home high-chair or you can keep it handy for when you go out to eat. You will not understand how badly most restaurant high chairs suck until you experience it yourself.
Graco Blosson 4-in-1 Seating System (Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System)…This is a larger high-chair, and it has wheels, which will make your life easier.
Baby Spoons (Soft Tip) – Munchkin Soft-Tip Infant Spoons Munchkin Soft-Tip Infant Spoon
Toddler Forks – Gerber Metal Fork Set 3 Piece Metal Fork Set – Gerber. Plastic baby forks serve a purpose for a very short period of time (if any). When trying to teach your baby/toddler to self-feed, they become quite discouraged at the ineffectiveness of that plastic forks at picking up food (sure, you can pick up a noodle with a plastic fork, but an uncoordinated toddler needs metal to be able to get a good hold of a noodle). This is why I recommend getting metal baby forks.
Baby Food Freezer Storage Containers
OXO Tot Baby Freezer Storage Containers OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers
Snack Catcher Cup
aka. “Cheerio storage”
Munchkin Snack Catcher Cup Munchkin Snack Catcher
These are great if you have dogs. These brilliant little cups do is act as a front-line of defense that defends your helpless little baby/toddler from being robbed of her cheerios from your hungry dog.
Dr. Brown’s Soft-Spout Sippy Cup
I honestly feel that I am qualified to write a book on sippy cups. I have tried nearly every single one out there. Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout (Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout Training Cup), and Dr. Brown’s Hard Spout Training Cups (Dr. Brown’s Hard Spout Training Cup) are the best I have found.
Sippy Cup Bungy Cord
A sippy cup bungy cord (SippyPal Bungy Cord) will keep your little one’s sippy cup from hitting the floor, and prevent you from needing to wipe it off each time your toddler throws it off the high chair (this will happen often).
DaBib is the greatest bib ever! See more on my favorite bibs at Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs (2013).
Suction “Stay Put” Bowls
Munchkin Stay-Put Suction Bowls Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls
Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner iRobot Roomba Vacuuming Robot
Lightweight Stroller(s) The First Years Ignite Stroller or Chicco Liteway Plus Stroller or Chicco Liteway Stroller
|BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller|
The BOB (BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller).
Stroller Blankets – You will probably quite of few of these at your shower no matter what you register for. If you end up getting them yourself, I recommend getting one or two smaller (infant-sized) blankets but toddler-sized blankets are the ones that are going to last you.
Infant Car Seat and Stroller – Separate or Combo
Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat – Limonata or Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel System, Element. These things change on a daily basis and new models are constantly being released. I personally prefer an infant car seat that has a base (this means that you can remove the car seat from your car easily (the actual car-seat itself clicks into a base and the base stays in your car and you can take your sleeping baby out of your car while he sleeps in his car seat and you don’t have to wake a sleeping baby). You do not understand how annoying and disheartening it can be to take a sleeping baby in and out of a car seat until you are sleep-deprived and cherish every minute that child sleeps.
Car Seat (Convertible)
Convertible car-seats are usually used for older children (those there are some models that can be used for infants) but the trick is that convertible car seats do not have a “base” (actually, some models do but they are extremely expensive . If you do not understand what I mean by this, please read my explanation above regarding infant car seats. You may want to wait on purchasing the convertible car seat until you need it – these things change so frequently, you may want to wait until you actually need it.