This is the baby gear you actually need

Written by: Babies R Us

Registering for your baby shower can be overwhelming and confusing—how could such a little person need so much stuff? And what the heck is a NoseFrida?! To make the experience more fun than stressful, we recommend bringing a veteran mom friend who's not afraid to tell you what you need, and what you don't. But before you grab that barcode scanner, heed these tips from the baby gear experts at Babies R Us.

Bonus: You can get even more baby gear tips from the experts at Babies R us at NPN's Preparing for Parenthood: Workshops and Expo on Feb. 20. Register today to learn more what you need on your baby registery, as well as from experts on CPR, car seat safety, breastfeeding, infant sleep and more!

What’s one thing expectant parents often forget to register for that they really do need?   
With the excitement of having a baby, you may forget the smaller items. Here is a list of the items frequently forgotten:

Diapers and wipes…you will go through hundreds of diapers! Breast pump accessories, nursing pillow, mattress pads, crib sheets and safety items. Before you know it, your little one will be crawling and investigating new areas of your home. Be prepared with those safety items such as plug covers, furniture straps, cabinet latches, etc.

What is the most popular item for registries at Babies R Us?  
There are many items that everyone registers for.  Here are a few of the most popular:

Bottles (whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding), car seats (you may need more than one), baby monitor, diaper genie, baby carrier and a stroller.

What are the absolute must-have items for a baby’s first week of life?  
Bringing baby home from the hospital is exciting!  Here are some things that you will definitely need on the first day home:

Car seat—can’t leave the hospital without it! Diapers and wipes, onesies, bibs or burp cloths, swaddle for sleeping soundly and a baby monitor for peace of mind. Also a place for baby to sleep—have you purchases your crib or bassinet??

What should parents consider when trying to decide which stroller to register for or buy?  
When buying a stroller, you should look at: the size of the stroller for storage purposes or if you have more than one child, the weight of the stroller, underneath storage, ease of folding…you don’t want to be struggling with the stroller in a parking lot.


Posted on January 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM