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    Must-Have Baby Registry Items for New Parents

    Not sure what to register for when getting ready for your baby's arrival? We're here to help with Baby Registry 101 tips to help put together your nursery and prepare for your new baby. From baby clothes and shoes to swings and health and safety items, there are seemingly countless things to include on your checklist of baby registry items. So how do you choose? We'll narrow down the list, but before we get started, do you know what a baby registry is?

    Baby Registry 101: What Is a Baby Registry?

    A baby registry is a wish list of all the things parents-to-be need for their newborn baby. It helps friends and family purchase items they need and want and prevents duplicate gifts. Choosing baby registry items is also a way for you to organize and keep track of all the things that your baby will need. It can include everything from diapers to furniture for the baby's room.

    We recommend including a large assortment of things on your list, so people will have a good selection of baby registry items at all price points to choose from when shopping for your little one. Next, we'll explore the essential Baby Registry 101 gear to get you started.

    Baby Cribs

    No baby registry list is complete without a crib. Easily the most important item on your registry, the crib will be your baby's little sanctuary.  Babies need a lot of sleep, so a comfortable environment is essential. Even if your little one sleeps in your room for the first year, a crib is required when finishing a nursery. Don't forget to include a crib mattress and crib bedding in your baby registry items.

    Here are our top five crib manufacturers that we consider must-have baby registry items:

    Dolce Babi Lucca in Weathered Grey

    Dolce Babi

    The  Dolce Babi Collections are designed and built by a group of knowledgeable professionals that know how to deliver the right baby furniture for today's lifestyle on time and at a great price. They provide solidly crafted, innovative children's furniture that never skimps on safety and always includes great style and value. The company pays special attention to the finish of their furniture, and they pride themselves in offering the most sought-after and up-to-the-minute color choices.

    Oxford Baby

    Beautifully crafted furniture by  Oxford Baby is composed of the finest hardwoods and veneers, enhancing its distinctive design and providing a safe and sturdy sleeping space for your baby. Available in countless different collections, styles and colors to match all parents' tastes, Oxford Baby cribs are truly must-have baby registry items.

    Most of the collections through Oxford Baby are 4-in-1 convertible. They first provide the baby with an incredibly sturdy and lovely crib, then the crib converts easily into a toddler bed, daybed and full-sized adult bed with a full-paneled headboard and footboard. This forever bed provides the consistency a baby needs to properly grow from the beginning of their young life and well into their teenage years.

    Collections like Cottage Cove and Piermont provide exceptional options for any nursery style. Their nursery collections are distinctive, stylish and always safe — which explains why they are must-have baby registry items. Each collection is crafted from the finest materials to provide countless years of durability and reliability, from birth to adulthood.


    Pali Designs

     baby cribs and furniture provide a wide variety of convertible and traditional cribs in eighteen different collections. All their "forever cribs" promise to follow your baby from birth to young adulthood by converting from a crib to a toddler bed, daybed and full bed, simply with the conversion of toddler rails. Pali's baby products are dedicated to exceeding all safety standards, so they test products regularly and use only non-toxic finishes on all of their furniture. With an "A" rating from Baby Bargains and a five-star customer rating at Bambi Baby, Pali cribs are perfect baby registry items for your newborn's safe and secure haven.

    Westwood Designs

    When looking for baby registry items that are reasonable, practicable, safe and fashionable, parents are presented with a wide range of options and choices. Finding the crib that fits perfectly into a home can be difficult, but with companies like  Westwood Design, finding the right sleeping spot for your little love doesn't have to be.

    Westwood Design creates cribs that are built to last, provide top-notch safety and security for babies and never go out of style. There are eleven different collections to choose from, so you are sure to find styles and designs that fit perfectly in the baby's new nursery — and on your baby registry.

    Stella Baby & Child

    Stella Baby cribs and furniture

     invite parents to find the perfect crib for their baby registry. The company offers beautiful, durable, safe collections that protect little ones as they sleep and grow, including:

    ●  Athena Collection in Belgium Cream 

    Kerrigan in Rustic White and Café Au Lait 

    ●  Trinity in Belgium Cream and 


    Their timeless pieces are built to last and grow with your baby by providing the option to convert into a toddler bed, daybed and full bed.

    Baby Monitors

    Baby Monitors

    Next up on our list of must-have baby registry items are baby monitors. A baby monitor can help provide peace of mind for parents during the night by allowing you to check in on your baby without disturbing them. You can peek into your baby's space to ensure their safety as they play, sleep or nap.

    Here is a list of three baby monitors for your baby registry that we love:

    Nanit Smart Baby Monitors

    The NanitPro goes well beyond a typical baby monitor to provide additional levels of monitoring for the health and safety of your child. It uses computer vision to learn how your baby moves, then analyzes those patterns to provide you with insights into the baby's sleep development.

    From the time it takes for them to fall asleep to how many times you go into the nursery, Nanit keeps track of your baby's sleep, so you don't have to. The app even provides customized sleep coaching tips based on your baby's unique sleeping patterns. This tech savvy monitor streams video and audio to your phone, so you can check on your little one even when you're away from home.

    The new Nanit Complete Monitor System with Breathing Motion includes a proprietary breathing band that wraps around a swaddle and uses a custom-designed pattern to detect your little one's breathing motion and will alert your phone and your camera to any irregularities.


    The Motorola baby monitor offers a whopping 1,000-foot range — the highest of all video monitors available, so definitely consider adding this to your baby registry items if the nursery is far away from the living area. Other valuable features include a room temperature display, up to three hours of charged viewing and a monitor that can be set on top of a dresser or affixed to shelves or brackets. The Motorola includes interchangeable lenses and a zoom lens that lets you see your baby up-close, even if you need to position the camera far away from the crib. You can use the monitor to adjust the camera remotely, and you don't have to worry about plugging it in overnight — it can sit on your nightstand for up to 12 hours in the power-saving audio-only mode and up to eight hours with the display screen constantly on.

    The Owlet

    For parents that want to leverage technology to keep an eye on their little one, the Owlet Dream Duo is a must-have baby registry item. The Owlet is a complete monitoring system that includes a wearable sock monitor, secure HD video camera and digital sleep coach. When you place the Smart Sock on the baby's foot, the monitor and Smart Sock link and allow you to see the baby's oxygen level and heart rate and temperature in the room. It tracks your baby's heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep and notifies you if their heart rate spikes or oxygen level drops for an extra level of security.

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    Baby Car Seats

    Car seats are also essential baby registry items — you literally can't take your new baby home without one! Many people like to include two car seats as their must-have baby registry items — one for each car or for a babysitter or grandparent. Here are some of the top best-rated car seats for your baby registry:

    Nuna Pipa in Birch

    Nuna Pipa Lite

    If you want an exceptionally lightweight car seat to add to your list of must-have baby registry items, The Nuna Pipa Lite is for you. This car seat can be used without a base and features an innovative locking three-piece steel stability leg with a wide range of adjustments to fit most vehicles.

    Their five-second steel-reinforced True Lock installation makes setup quick, simple and safe. The colored installation indicators confirm correct connections to the vehicle, and indicators on the stability leg turn green when in proper contact with the vehicle floor. It also includes belt guides and an anti-rebound panel.

    The five-point harness keeps little ones in place thanks to a crumple zone within the stability leg. This feature absorbs the force of any impact, minimizing the transfer to the baby.

    The UPPABaby MESA

    The UPPAbaby MESA is incredibly intuitive to help minimize user error, so your baby can ride safely every time. The MESA is the only infant car seat that incorporates a tightness indicator and self-retracting LATCH connectors. This ensures fast, accurate and easy installation that takes the worrying and guesswork out of moving a baby safely from point A to point B. An indicator window changes from red to green for visual confirmation the base is installed correctly. This makes the stroller a top choice for baby registry items for first-time parents who may lack confidence in their car seat skills.

    It also included a streamlined, low-profile base with a finished bottom to prevent damage to vehicle seats. The level indicators on both sides of the base and multiple foot positions allow for easy and effective leveling. The MESA's headrest is reinforced with EPP foam providing added protection for the baby. The integrated design keeps an infant's head stationary during a side impact collision. MESA's unique no-rethread, five-point harness adjusts with the headrest, eliminating the need to take the harness system apart as the baby grows. The included infant insert and adjustable harness and crotch strap settings create a safer riding position for smaller newborns making this one of the must-have baby registry items when expecting a preemie.

    Doona Car seat

    If you like the convenience of multi-purpose items, add the Doona to your list of baby registry items. The Doona is the world's first complete and fully-integrated travel system for infants from 4 to 35 pounds, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. As one of the safest car seats available today, it's the only car seat to have been tested and certified as an infant car seat, a stroller and an infant carrier — providing comprehensive safety for your child wherever you go.

    The included infant insert's near-flat ergonomic design boosts your newborn's upper and lower back and ensures that they are ergonomically aligned. The 5-point harness and adjustable handlebar (which also acts as an anti-rebound bar inside the car) work to protect the child. The antibacterial bamboo fabric canopy is available in six fashionable colors and is removable and washable.

    With its unique 3-layer side impact protection, anti-rebound bar crash technology, superior 5-point safety harness and ergonomic infant insert, the Doona car seat is one of the safest car seats available today. It is designed alongside medical and engineering experts to ensure that the baby's body is properly supported in the correct ergonomic position.

    The CYBEX Cloud Q

    Any guide to Baby Registry 101 should pay homage to advancements in technology. Parents that love tech will undoubtedly want to add the CYBEX Cloud Q to their baby registry items. Designed with SensorSafe, the infant car seat integrates safety technology into the chest clip of the harness to alert when unsafe situations arise through a vehicle receiver or smartphone.

    The 11-position height-adjustable headrest of the infant car seat simultaneously changes the harness length and sitting angle. The CYBEX Cloud Q includes an ergonomic full-recline position outside the car, a removable newborn inlay for premature and newborn babies and an integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy.

    The Clek Liing

    The Liing is designed with best-in-class safety features. With an industry-leading expiration period of nine years and 1+2 year warranty, the Liing is an excellent choice for your baby registry items when you know you want to have more children.

    Liing's innovative metal load leg prevents rotation and absorbs energy in a collision, reducing crash forces by up to 40%. The Clek Liing includes a built-in bubble indicator to let you know EXACTLY where your baby needs to be for the proper angle. You don't have to worry about accounting for the roadway or the vehicle seat, as they are typically tilted in some way. The recline offers seven adjustable positions while the base is installed, making it easy to find the perfect angle. Combined with the newborn body support system,  you and your baby can ride worry-free. 

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    Baby Strollers

    And what is a baby registry without a stroller? When you need to go somewhere with your little baby, strollers are worth their weight in gold (and sometimes more!) when they allow you to get from point A to point B flawlessly. Ask any parent and they will agree, strollers are must-have baby registry items.

    Here is a list of the top five strollers on the market today.

    UPPAbaby Vista V2 in Declan

    UPPABABY Vista

    The VISTA V2's intuitive design allows for multiple configurations. The VISTA V2 promises a smoother ride, even when moving up to three children. One of the reasons we include this in our top baby registry items is that it incorporates a Carrycot that is perfect for naps on the go. You can detach the Carrycot and carry a sleeping baby with just one hand without disturbing them.

    The Ventilated canopy unzips for additional airflow, and the extendable pop-out UPF 50+ sunshade shields your child from harmful UV rays, keeping the baby cool and comfortable. The perforated mattress pad and vented base allow for added breathability, and the water-repellent inner liner repels spit up, sweat and other liquids, keeping the baby's sleeping surface dry and comfortable. The Carrycot depth and ventilation create a perfect overnight sleeping solution. Snap it into the Carrycot Stand accessory for a secure and elevated fixture for the baby to rest easy.

    The Vista V2 also boasts a reversible seat where the baby can ride forwards, backward, completely upright, reclined and anywhere in between. 

    Nuna Mixx Next

    This stroller is a favorite among our baby registry items because the MIXX Next includes a ring adapter that works for an easy on/off one-click travel system. Plus, the travel system gives parents the ability to match the stroller with any PIPA car seats.

    The MIXX Next can also connect to the bassinet to be used as a pram so that it can transport newborn babies safely. The seats are reversible, so your baby can face the world or have a watchful eye on them at all times when in rear-facing mode. The seat reclines fully, ensuring that the stroller is the appropriate choice for the baby from birth up. This also means that naptime can be any time! And, it is simple to lift the seat and face forward or reset.

    The all-season seat will protect baby from heat, wind, snow and humidity, and includes a UPF 50+ oversized, extendable canopy that protects against the elements and features:

    ●Flip out eyeshade

    ●Visor that tucks underneath

    ●Ventilation panel


    The removable liner is easy to wash and maintain thanks to water repellent fabric. The fabrics are also non-flammable and incredibly comfortable.

    The no-rethread harness makes it easy to take a baby in and out, and the quick-release five-point harness converts to a three-point harness. The luxe leatherette accented push bar and armbar create comfort for parents, while the five-position one-hand recline, true-flat sleeper recline seat makes a comfortable space for your baby. The MIXX Pairs perfectly with the PIPA™ series car seats and the MIXX series bassinet.

    Doona | Stroller + Car Seat

    One of the most important aspects of Baby Registry 101 is finding products that make your life easier. The Doona fits the bill because it allows you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds. The sleek and stylish design allows you to maneuver easily without disturbing your sleeping child. You aren't imagining things if you noticed that it's on our must-have baby registry items list twice. It's that good!

    Whether you are hopping in a car, traveling by bus or walking up the stairs, the Doona promises a smooth ride and easy maneuvering from stroller to car seat. The Doona infant car seat is the world's first complete and fully-integrated travel system, allowing you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds.

    Approved for travel and suitable for infants from 4 to 35 pounds, this stroller is ideal for families on the go, especially if your lifestyle includes the hustle and bustle of city life or frequent airport visits. 

    Bugaboo Bee

    Claiming to be "The New City Stroller," the Bugaboo Bee 6 provides exceptional comfort and support while not skimping on its sleek and compact design. The Bee 6 certainly is one of the must-have baby registry items for the "always on the go" city parents!

    Its compact size helps you quickly get in and out of public transportation, which makes it the perfect choice for the hustle and bustle of a city — the days of worrying about the stroller on the subway or bus are gone! Together, all these aspects make it so maneuvering with your little one is always a breeze.

    You can enjoy the stroller from day one right out of the box or add extra padding for your newborn with the Bugaboo bassinet, which lets the baby lay flat on sleepy days or during naptime. And, for added protection, the Bugaboo Bee 6 now includes a rotating bumper bar.

    The primary aspect that separates this compact and easy-to-use city stroller apart from others is the bigger-than-average, puncture-proof wheels. City streets can be uneven and bumpy, and bigger, more reliable wheels mean a smoother ride and longer naps on the go. And the advanced suspension helps with extra shock absorption and lets you keep a smooth push with only one hand, assuring that you can sip your coffee and securely maneuver your baby simultaneously.

    The new and improved seat design now has extra ventilation holes in the back to ensure the baby receives adequate airflow on stuffy days, and it's covered with a unique high-performance fabric made from a breathable mesh material. These new features provide extra breeziness and reduce heat buildup for your child during warm days. 

    Thanks to its compact design, the Bee 6 folds simply and effortlessly with one hand, so it's easy to carry both the stroller and your little one up and down stairs while safely holding the baby close to you. Whether you want to store it in your hallway outside your apartment, in a closet or next to a table, the integrated self-stand keeps it neatly in place.

    Babyzen Yoyo2 Stroller

    The YOYO² stroller by BABYZEN promises to grow with your child, and this versatility is one of the reasons it is a must-have baby registry item.

    At birth, install the 0+ newborn pack on the frame, which allows you to lay the baby completely flat. The 0+ newborn pack has been designed to give your baby maximum comfort, thanks to its soft, cozy nest pad, specially designed to accommodate newborns. With this version, YOYO² folds and unfolds with one hand, with your child in your arms. It includes:

    ●Reinforced mattress

    ●Head support

    ●Foot cover

    ●5-point harness

    ●Pop-up hood with two different opening positions

    ●Waterproof anti-UV fabric (UPF 50+)

    ●Padded shoulder strap

    ●Carrying bag

    And in version 0+, with the handlebar folded, you can change your baby with ease. The armrests will help you carry the stroller upstairs with total ease.

    Next is the 6+ color pack for six months and up. At six months, your child is ready to discover the outside world, facing the road. Simply swap the textiles in the 0+ newborn pack with the 6+ color pack. 

    Baby Loungers

    Baby Loungers

    Moms are always busy, and leaving babies in the crib can be challenging. Baby loungers allow a caregiver and baby to hang out together safely and comfortably in any room of the house. Think of baby loungers as portable bassinets, and you'll know why they are on our list of top must-have baby registry items.

    Here are some of our favorite baby loungers.

    Boppy Original Newborn Lounger

    This Boppy lounger is made specifically for infants who are under 16 pounds (or who can roll over, whichever comes first). It’s designed to give babies a soft place to lounge while also propping them up a bit so they can keep an eye on what is happening around them. The Boppy is lightweight, has a carrying handle, and comes in multiple different prints to match your nursery.

    DockATot Deluxe+ Dock Baby Lounger

    DockATot Deluxe+ Dock lounger is designed for babies from birth to 8 months old and is available in various colors and patterns. It's perfect for lounging and playing, and is lightweight and easy to travel with. The fabric is breathable to promote air circulation, and it has a removable zippered cover that is machine washable.

    Maynos Baby Lounger with Pillow

    This affordable lounger is safe for babies from birth to 4 months old. It's available in three colors to choose for your baby registry items. The outer shell of the lounger is made from breathable cotton, and the interior filling is crafted from hypoallergenic material. It's lightweight, has a carrying handle and can be used for tummy time.

    Snuggle Me Organic Baby Lounger

    This organic baby lounger is the perfect baby registry item for infants with sensitive skin. While the inside is filled with traditional polyester, the outer shell of the lounger is made from 100 percent pure organic cotton and is compatible with any washer and dryer. This lounger is safe for babies from birth to 9 months old and is available in a variety of color options.

    Cosy Nation Baby Lounger

    The outer cover is made from a super soft, breathable and hypoallergenic fabric in multiple colors and designs. The base of the lounger and the bumper pillow are covered in a waterproof shell to make cleanup a breeze. The outer cover of this must-have baby registry item has a baby-safe zipper, so that it can be easily removed and tossed into the washing machine. You can also travel with this lounger because it's lightweight and has a carrying handle. Babies can safely use the CozyNation from birth to 12 months old.

    Other Must-Have Baby Registry Items

    There are seemingly endless baby registry items that you can add to your list. It can definitely feel overwhelming. But don't worry, Bambi Baby has you covered! Here are some other baby registry essentials that you won't be able to live without.

    • Bottle sterilizer & bottle set
    • Sound machine
    • Bottle warmer
    • Natural baby detergent
    • Baby bathtub and products
    • Play-yard

    For all these must-have baby registry items and more, you can count on Bambi Baby for the best selection. Get started on your baby registry today!

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