Every single morning and every single night Brandon brushes his teeth (I brush them again after). Then we wash his hands and take his flouride. He LOVES brushing his teeth. I don't even have to fight with him. He actually does a great job. He holds the brush right and even moves it back and forth like a pro. Now of only he could work on squeezing the toothpaste ONTO the toothbrush and not the counter!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 6:11 PM
*Please note this is not my actual current registry. I did not post this to ask for things. I posted it for a couple friends who are pregnant and who told me registering was starting to scare them because there was so much to choose from.
Alrighty. So here you go. This is my fake registry. I've had tons of questions about things I registered for with my first baby, and my current registry is useless since I didn't need to register for much at all. I have now created a registry through Babies R Us that can be found under
first name: Blog last name: Sample or registry number: 50943234
Here is what I will do, I will go through most of these items, and explain why personally I preferred them. What I will also do is tell you the things I did not list and why. Please not, for pattern purposes I chose quickly. I do prefer the Graco Travel system, I did not have a pattern preference. For diaper rash cream, I really preferred the Aveeno Rash Cream, however it is not listed on the site, only in the store. I also could not put alcohol prep pads or cotton make up wipes, because again, they are only in the store. The first thing I did not register for was a diaper bag. Personally I have not been able to find one at Babies R Us that I love. I have had to go else where. I think that you should for sure take time in picking out your bag and not go with the old, any ole bag will do thing. Check for quality and pockets and everything. Right now I love the Two Red Hens line plus they have bags in every size to suit your needs. Please note I think registering on line is a bad idea. If you can make it into the store I strongly encourage you do that and walk up and down every isle. For bedding, they have every single bedding set out in a crib which means you can go over and touch the fabric, check the quality and so on. I love love love Wendy Bellissimo for bedding, her stuff is solid, and soft and really great quality. this time I was a little dispointed that she didn't have a boy set I loved, but the set I picked this time, is equally soft and amazing quality! I did not register for any of those sily bottle organizers or drying rack thingies. Personally I just threw a towel on the counter and let em dry there. I never used a sterilizer, I used hot water and soap DUH. I bought one set of sterilizer bags and felt like they degraded the quality of my nipples. One thing I will say is that everything on this list I used. Often too. If I didn't receive this stuff at a shower, this is the list I would take with me to the store right before I had my kid and I would buy every single item on it so it was washed, the room was stocked and my diaper bag was also stocked! Okay on to the list.
Nature's Touch Baby Papasan Cradle Swing
Item #: 964894
I CHOSE THIS ITEM, FOR A FEW REASONS, ONE, THE ACTIVITY BAR IN THE MIDDLE REMOVES, ALSO REMOVING THE BETWEEN THE LEG BAR. THIS MEANS YOU CAN PUT A SWADDLED BABY IN THIS SWING. ALSO, IT SWINGS FORWARD AND BACKWARD AND ALSO SIDE TO SIDE. IT ALSO HAS A GREAT MIRROR AND MOBILE AND MAKES REALLY NICE SOFT NOISES.
Boppy Bare Naked with Slipcover - Sweet Pea
by The Boppy Company
I PICKED ANY OLE BOPPY (PERSONALLY I REGISTERED FOR THE WENDY BELLISSIMO, BUT I'M SENSITIVE ABOUT THE FABRIC THAT TOUCHES MY BABIES SKIN) MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER FOR A BOPPY WITH A COVER, OR A BARE BOPPY AND A COVER, BUT NOT BOTH OR YOU WILL GET TWO BOPPYS
Pampers Swaddlers: 96-Count Value Box - Newborn
Item #: 550172
OKAY YOU ALL KNOW MY LOVE FOR PAMPERS SWADDLERS, REGISTER FOR ONE BOX OF NEWBORN ONLY AS YOU WILL NEED THE LEAST AMOUNT OF THIS SIZE. REGISTER FOR TWO BOXES OF SIZE ONE AND SO ON.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes Value Box - 420 Ct.
by Procter & Gamble 1003181
Item #: 546426
I STILL USE THESE WIPES TODAY. THEY ARE BY FAR THE SOFTEST OF ANY BRAND OUT THERE AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY SMELL. THEY SOAK UP POOP NICE BUT MOST IMPORTANT THEY FEEL LIKE TINY BUNNIES ON YOUR SKIN. I HAVE BOUGHT EVERY OTHER KIND THERE IS, IN SMALL SAMPLE PACKS AND THOSE USUALLY GET BANISHED TO MY CAR TO CLEAN MESSES ON MY SEAT!
Contoured Changing Pad
by Basic Comfort 1001328
Item #: 449390
ANY CHANGE PAD WILL DO, I JUST PICKED THE FIRST ONE I SAW. THIS ISN'T IMPORTANT THE COVERS ARE.
Starlight Blue Sky Chenille Changing Pad Cover
by Wendy Bellissimo (TM)
Item #: 91690
I WENT FANCY HERE. THERE IS A REASON. I HAVE WENDY'S CHANGING PAD COVERS AND I LOVE THEM. I WASH THEM EVERY TWO WEEKS AND HAVE FOR TWO YEARS. NOT A SINGLE THREAD HAS COME OUT OF PLACE AND THEY ARE STILL AS SOFT AS THE FIRST DAY. IN A PINCH ONE DAY AT WORK I PURCHASED CHEAPER COVERS AND WAS SO ANGRY TO FIND THAT THEY LITERALLY FELL APART AFTER ONE WASH. WENDY HAS 4-5 BASIC COLORS THAT WILL WORK IN WITH ANY THEME NICELY
3-Piece Especially for Baby Quilted Waterproof Lap/Burp Pads
by Continental Quilting Co.
Item #: 380604
THESE ARE LAP PADS. THEY ACTUALLY COME IN DIFFERENT FABRICS AND I PREFER THE THICKER SQUARE ONES BETTER, BUT I HAVE THESE ALSO. WHAT I ACTUALLY USED THEM FOR WAS TO PUT TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF MY CHANGING PAD COVER, SO IN CASE WE DID HAVE AN ACCIDENT I COULD JUST TOSS THIS IN THE HAMPER, PUT A FRESH ONE ON AND KEEP GOING WITH OUT HAVING TO WASH MY CHANGING PAD COVER. I PERSONALLY HAVE ABOUT 15 OF THESE BUT I REALLY HATED LAUNDRY IN THE BEGINNING AND WENT THROUGH ABOUT 5 A DAY THE WAY MY KID POOPED ON THE TABLE. HOWEVER, MY CHANGING PAD WAS NEVER DIRTY AND IT KEPT THE WHOLE THING LOOKING PRESENTABLE IF COMPANY CAME OVER!
Playtex Diaper Genie Twistaway Diaper Disposal System
Item #: 984561
PERSONALLY I LOVE MY DIAPER GENIE. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH SMELL, AS LONG AS I MADE SURE TO CHANGE TO STAGE TWO BAGS WHEN BRANDON WENT TO SOLIDS. I DO STILL KEEP AN AIR FRESHNER IN HIS ROOM, BUT THAT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE I LOVE MY HOUSE TO ALL SMELL GOOD, AND I DIDN'T WANT HIS ROOM TO START TO SMELL LIKE BOY, OR LOST CHEESE!
3-Pack Playtex Diaper Genie Twistaway Refills - Horizontal
Item #: 31205
COMMON SENSE TELLS YOU TO REGISTER FOR SOME OF THE REFILLS. SHIT, IF SOMEONE IS GOING TO BUY THEM FOR YOU LET THEM. IF NOT I SAY HAVE AT LEAST ONE EXTRA ON HAND!
Comfy Bath Center
by Toys R Us
Item #: 330585
THIS IS THE MOST BASIC BATH. I LOVED IT. IT FUNCTIONED PERFECT, FIT IN THE SINK GREAT, AND DRIED WELL. FOR BRANDONS FIRST THREE BATHS I ACTUALLY JUST STUCK A BEACH TOWEL IN THE SINK AND BATHED HIM THERE. THEN WE USED THIS TILL HE COULD SIT. I LOVED THIS BATH.
6-Pack Washable Prefolded Diapers - White
by Kushies Baby
Item #: 541268
THEY MAKE THESE IN A TON OF DIFFERENT COLORS. I HAVE A COUPLE PRETTY COLORS, AND THEN ABOUT 15 PLAIN WHITE ONES. I KNOW THEY ARE A DISPOSABLE DIAPER, HOWEVER WHAT THEY REALLY ARE IS THE WORLDS GREATEST BURP CLOTH/RAG/CLEANING DEVICE THERE IS. THEY SOAK UP A SHIT LOAD AND WORK FOR A WHOLE DAY. I PACK THE PRETTY COLOR ONES IN MY DIAPER BAG AND THE REST I KEEP IN BRANDONS DRESSER/CHANGING TABLE. LOOOOVE THESE, GET THESE AND PLEASE FORGO THOSE CHEESY LOW QUALITY OVAL SHAPED BURP CLOTHS. YOU WILL THANK ME!
Little Me Frog and Snail Footed Sleeper - Green Multi (Newborn)
by Little Me Children's Wear
Item #: 436448
I REGISTERED FOR A FEW OF THESE LITTLE SLEEPERS. THIS IS ONE THING I DON'T ACTUALLY RECOMMEND YOU REGISTER, RATHER YOU GO OUT AND PURCHASE AND HAVE WASHED AND READY YOURSELF. BUTTON UP FOOTIE JAMMIES ARE THE BEST THINGS FOR NEWBORNS. THEY KEEP THE LEGS SEPARATE SO THEY CAN GO I THE CAR SEAT, BUT THEY ARE STILL WARM AND COMFY. I WOULD PACK TWO OF THESE IN YOUR DIAPER BAG FOR THE HOSPITAL, THEY MAKE A GREAT COMING HOME OUTFIT LIKE I SAID SINCE THE LEGS ARE SEPARATE YOU CAN BUCKLE THE KID IN THE CAR SEAT. BE CAREFUL WITH GOWNS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITH OUT UNCOVERING THE BABIES LEGS.
Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair
Item #: 439889
I KNOW ITS UGLY HUH. BUT DAMN ARE THEY FUNCTIONAL. I MADE SURE THAT MY HIGH CHAIR WAS HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE, PLUS EASY TO WASH, AND MADE OF A FABRIC THAT COULD GO IN THE WASHER. ALSO, HAD A BOLD ENOUGH PATTERN THAT IF YOU DIDN'T WASH IT RIGHT AWAY AND SOMEONE STOPPED BY THERE WOULDN'T BE AN OBVIOUS CARROT STAIN ON THE CHAIR! FORGET ABOUT THE EXTRA TRAY TOPPERS THAT COME WITH THEM. THROW THEM AWAY ALL THEY WILL DO IS DISTRACT YOUR CHILD AS THEY GET THEIR FINGERS STUCK UNDER THERE TRYING TO PRY THEM OFF.
The First Years Quick Serve Bottle Warmer by Learning Curve
by The First Years
Item #: 246781
I HAVE THIS BOTTLE WARMER. I LOVED IT. AFTER YOU HAVE USED IT ABOUT TWICE YOU BECOME A PRO. ALL YOU DO IS POUR IN A LITTLE WATER DEPENDING ON HOW COLD YOUR MILK IS, PRESS AND WALA YOU HAVE WARMED MILK. I GENERALLY WARMED IT IN A CHEAP PLASTIC BOTTLE AND THEN POURED THE MILK INTO THE DROP INS. LOVE THIS ITEM, CAN'T WAIT TO DIG IT OUT!
3-Pack 4-oz Playtex Premium Designer Drop-Ins Nurser Holders
Item #: 86271
THIS IS ONE ITEM WHERE THE WEBSITE DIDN'T HAVE JUST WHAT I WANTED. I LOVE THE PLAYTEX DROP IN SYSTEM, I JUST PREFER THE ORANGE NATRULATCH NIPPLE. IT IS A MUCH BETTER NIPPLE. I ALSO MAKE SURE TO GET IT IN NEW BORN STAGE, THEY WORK GREAT WITH BREAST FEEDING. I GOT A FEW, AND A FEW EXTRA NIPPLES SINCE THAT IS THE ONLY REAL PART YOU HAVE TO CLEAN WITH THESE SINCE YOU JUST DROP IN THE MILK STORAGE BAG. I ALSO PREFER TO USE THE SMALLER SIZE FOR NEWBORNS
Playtex Drop-Ins Bottle Liners - 4 Oz. 100 Count
by Playtex 1001354
Item #: 86204
OF COURSE I GOT ONE BOX OF EXTRA DROP INS SO YOU DON'T RUN OUT AT 2AM!
Evenflo Bottle and Nipple Brush
by Evenflo 1001211
Item #: 605042
NO MATTER WHAT STYLE BOTTLE YOU USE, YOU WILL NEED SOME SORT OF BOTTLE BRUSH. I LIKED THE ONES WITH THE ATTACHED NIPPLE BRUSH SO I DIDN'T LOSE THEM IN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL.
Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Travel System - Bermuda
Item #: 443015
I REGISTERED FOR THIS ITEM FOR TWO REASONS. REASON ONE I LOVE IT. REASON TWO, THE GRACO CARSEAT IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CAR SEATS THERE IS. I PAID FOR THE CONSUMER REPORTS THING JUST TO RESEARCH THIS SHIT. THE BIGGEST REASONS I LOVE THE STROLLER: IT FOLDS WITH ONE HAND, AND IT FOLDS FAST AND EASY. I TRIED FOLDING EVERY DAMN STROLLER BEFORE I PICKED ONE AND I'M SO GLAD I DID. PLUS THIS ONE IS SOOOOOOO ROOMY. I COULD TAKE IT TO THE MALL OR FARMERS MARKET AND PILE THE UNDERSIDE WITH TONS OF BAGS PLUS MY DIAPER BAG. IT HAD TWO CUP HOLDERS ON TOP SO I COULD KEEP A CUP OF COFFEE AND SIPPY CUP. IT HAD ROOM FOR MY PHONE AND KEYS THAT WAS RIGHT AT MY LEVEL. WHEN IT CONVERTED TO A REGULAR STROLLER NOT JUST A CAR SEAT STROLLER BRANDON LOOOOOVED IT. IT WAS SO COMFY AND HE COULD EASILY REACH HIS TRAYS, PLUS IT LAID DOWN SO GENTLY AND COVERED HIS EYES WELL!
Graco SnugRide Adjustable Base - Beige
Item #: 281217
IF YOU HAVE A SECOND CAR, COMMON SENSE SAYS GET A SECOND BASE. ITS HELPFUL, PLUS THE LESS TIMES YOU REMOVE THE BASE, THE MORE TIMES YOU ENSURE IT IS STILL PROPERLY INSTALLED (I PAY TO HAVE MINE DONE AT THE DMV BY EXPERTS)
Graco Pack n Play Portable Playard - Bermuda
Item #: 393166
THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS WITH THE PACK AND PLAY, YOU CAN GET THIS ONE, THE ULTIMATE, OR THE SMALLER ONE. I GOT BOTH. I TOOK THIS TO WORK SINCE I KNEW BRANDON WOULD BE THERE EVERY DAY. HOWEVER IF YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD WILL BE SPENDING THE DAY AT GRANDMAS OR A CLOSE FRIENDS, I RECOMMEND GETTING THIS. IT HAS A CHANGING TABLE BUILT IN, A MOBILE AND IT CONVERTS FROM NORMAL HEIGHT TO HAVING A BASINETT INSIDE, SO IT WAS A REALLY COMFY PLACE TO PUT BRANDON WHEN HE WAS A BABY AND I COULD CHANGE HIM RIGHT THERE WITH NO PROBLEMS. I ALSO LIKE IT BECAUSE WHEN HE GOT OLDER IT SERVED AS A PERFECT TIME OUT! HOWEVER IF YOU JUST WANT A SMALL ONE FOR ROAD TRIPS THEN I RECOMMEND THAT. PERSONALLY I LEARNED THAT ON ROAD TRIPS I NEVER USED THE DAMN BASINET AND JUST BROUGHT BRANDON TO SLEEP WITH ME.
Chicco UltraSoft Front Infant Carrier - Sahara
Item #: 806576
BABY CARRIERS = LIFE SAVER. I HAD TWO OF THESE (I ACTUALLY HAD EDDIE BAUER ONES BUT CANT FIND THEM) SO FAR THIS ONE HERE LOOKS REALLY NICE AND EASY TO GET THE BABY IN AND OUT OF. THAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT TO DO IN THE STORE. PUT THE DAMN THING ON AND SEE IF IT WORKS. CAN YOU GET THE BABY IN AND OUT, ARE THE CLIPS STURDY? IS IT COMFORTABLE FOR YOU? I HAVE YET TO FIND A BABY BJORN THAT I LIKE, I MAINTAIN THEY ARE HIGH PRICED PIECES OF JUNK. I HAD TWO OF THESE. ONE FOR IN THE HOUSE, THAT I WORE WHILE DOING DISHES, VACUUMING AND SO ON, AND ONE IN THE CAR THAT I USED AT TH GROCERY STORE, MALL OR FARMERS MARKETS!
Original Bundle Me - Khaki
by JJ Cole Collections
Item #: 200304
I LOVE THIS ITEM. I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT. IF I SEE IT ON A REGISTRY I BUY IT RIGHT AWAY. FIRST OF ALL, IT KEEPS THE KID WARM WITH OUT A DUMB BLANKET FALLING ALL OVER THE PLACE. SECOND, IT IS SOFT, SOFTER THEN THE STUPID CAR SEAT. THIRD THIS THING IS A 1000 TIMES EASIER TO WASH THEN YOUR STUPID CAR SEAT COVER SO I KEPT THE BOTTOM PART ON BRANDONS SEAT EVEN IN THE SUMMER.
Velboa Snuzzler - Head & Body Support
by Kiddopotamus and Co
Item #: 378825
THIS IS NEW TO ME. I SAW IT THIS TIME AROUND AND WAS SO HAPPY. NEWBORNS DO NOT FIT IN CAR SEATS NO MATTER WHAT. THEIR HEAD DROOPS, THEY FALL ALL OVER AND THEY NEVER LOOK COMFY. THIS THING SOLVES ALL THAT. THEY HAVE IT IN THIS SIZE OR NEWBORN. I THINK I WANT BOTH!
Day and Night Handheld Color Video Monitor
by Summer Infant Products
Item #: 158825
THIS IS NOT THE EXACT MONITOR I HAVE, BUT YOU GET THE POINT. IT HAS A "SMALL" TV THINGIE THAT YOU CAN CARRY AROUND, AS OPPOSED TO THOSE BIG BULKY WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING. I LIKED THE TV ONE SINCE I WAS A NEW MOM AND ALL FREAKED OUT I COULD JUST ROLL OVER AND SEE WHAT BRANDON WAS DOING. OR SIT ON THE COUCH AND WATCH CSI AND STILL SEE!
Ulitmate Wipes Warmer
by Prince Lionheart
Item #: 705522
LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS PRODUCT. MAKE FUN OF ME ALL YOU WANT, BUT I PROMISE IF YOU EVER COME TO MY HOUSE AND USE MY WIPES TO CHANGE YOUR KID, YOU WILL NOT GO HOME BEFORE GOING AND BUYING THIS. I DON'T LIE. ITS HAPPENED. I KEEP A SMALL WATER BOTTLE IN THE CHANGING TABLE TO REFILL THIS AND KEEP IT EXTRA WARM AND STEAMY INSIDE. WORKS LIKE A DAMN CHARM AND BRANDON DOESN'T EVEN FIGHT WHEN I WASH HIS FACE OR HIS TUSH!
Especially For Baby All In One Healthcare Kit
by Especially for Baby
Item #: 958096
I PICKED THIS FOR A FEW REASONS. IT HAS THE TYPE OF NASAL ASPIRATOR THAT I LOVE, THE LIPPERS I LOVE AND SO ON. IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED, EVEN GUM CLEANERS WHICH I STARTED USING EARLY ON.
Baby In Sight Mega Mirror
by Blue Ridge
Item #: 508060
I LOVED HAVING ONE OF THESE. IN THE END I PREFERRED THE BASIC MODEL TO THE ONES WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. IT WORKS NICE AND HELPS SO YOU CAN SEE YOUR BABY WHILE THEY ARE REAR FACING.
Aveeno Baby Gift Basket
by Johnson & Johnson
Item #: 27240
I AM PICKY AS FAR AS BODY WASH GOES. I LIKE THE AVEENO, HOWEVER I LOOVE THE JOHNSONS NATURALS LINE. IT SMELLS AMAZING AND KEPT BRANDON SO SOFT. THEY DON'T HAVE IT ONLINE YET SINCE IT IS NEW, BUT THEY SELL IT IN THE STORE. I BUY THE MOISTURE RICH WASH AND THE THICK LOTION.
Infant's Mylicon Non-Staining Drops 1oz
by Babies 'R' Us
Item #: 456333
I LOVE MYLICON. FIRST, IT HELPS WITH GAS INSTANTLY. SECOND, ITS MADE SO YOU CAN'T OVERDOSE YOUR CHILD. IT TASTE GREAT, AND IT WORKS WELL, I TRULY PREFER THIS OVER THE LITTLE TUMMIES GARBAGE. BRANDON NEEDED THIS FROM DAY ONE IN THE HOSPITAL SO I WILL MAKE SURE I HAVE IT ON HAND IN MY DIAPER BAG THIS TIME. THANKFULLY THE NURSES WERE ABLE TO GET ME A BOTTLE WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH BRANDON.
Vicks Baby Thermometer - Rectal
Item #: 270935
YOU NEED A RECTAL THERMOMETER. UNDER ARM ONES AND EAR ONES ARE NOT I REPEAT NOT EFFECTIVE ON SMALL BABIES. IN FACT, MY DOCTOR AND MY URGENT CARE WOULD NOT ACCEPT MY CALL FOR HELP UNLESS I HAD TAKE BRANDONS TEMPERATURE RECTALLY. THE TEMP DIFFERENCE DOING IT RECTALLY VS UNDER ARM OR IN THE EAR IS HUGE, AND THE ACCURACY IS SPOT ON. I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AT MOMS WHO ARE TO AFRAID OR THINK THEY KNOW BETTER AND WONT USE A RECTAL. ONE TIME I EVEN HAD SOMEONE AT MY HOUSE, TELL ME THAT BRANDON WASN'T MORE THEN 98 DEGREES, I JAMMED THAT THERMOMETER UP HIS BUTT AND DISCOVERED THAT NO HE WAS ACTUALLY 101.3. I WON'T BUDGE ON THIS, YOU NEED A GOOD STURDY RECTAL THERMOMETER.
Especially for Baby - 7-Piece Set Deluxe Nursery Care with Organizer
by Toys R Us
Item #: 128468
I GOT ONE OF THESE TO STICK IN MY DIAPER BAG. IT WAS GREAT HAVING A RECTAL THERMOMETER, NASAL ASPIRATOR AND MEDICINE DROPPER IN MY BAG. I LOVE THIS ONE BECAUSE IT HAS TWO DIFFERENT SIZE DROPPERS. THERE IS NOTHING MORE ANNOYING THEN GETTING A PRESCRIPTION OR A MEDICINE AT THE STORE AND NOT HAVING A DAMN DROPPER THAT FITS IN THERE!
3oz Baby Aquaphor
by Toys R Us
Item #: 123229
LET ME JUST SAY I HEART AQUAPHOR. I DISCOVERED THIS PRODUCT WITH MY FIRST TATTOO AND BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE USED IT ON ALL OF THEM SINCE. I USED THIS ON BRANDONS CIRCUMCISION AND HAD AMAZING RESULTS. I ALSO USE IT ON DRY SKIN AND IT CLEARS UP OVER NIGHT. THIS STUFF IS THE SHIT, BUY IT USE IT LOVE IT! IN A PINCH IT WORKS WELL AS RASH CREAM TOO.
2-Pack Gerber NUK Pacifiers - Size 1 (0-6M)
by Gerber Products
Item #: 423505
IF I HAD TO PICK A BINKY I PICK THIS ONE. IT WORKED GREAT, FELT AND LOOKED COMFORTABLE TO BRANDON AND HE REALLY LIKED IT. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I LITERALLY BOUGHT ONE OF EVERY PACIFIER SOLD AT BABIES R US AND WALMART BEFORE HE FOUND THIS ONE AND LIKED IT. TO DATE, I'VE NOT MET A BABY WHO HATED IT.
2-Pack Especially for Baby No Scratch Mittens Pack - Pink with White
Item #: 539913
BUY LOTS OF THESE. YOU WILL LOSE THEM. IF YOU DON'T USE THEM YOUR BABY WILL SCRATCH THE HELL OUT OF THEIR FACE, AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE HOSPITAL PICTURES THAT LOOK LIKE SOMEONE DREW ON YOUR CHILD WITH A RED MARKER. I GOT SOME FOR THE HOSPITAL, SOME FOR DIAPER BAG AND SOME FOR HOME. THEY ARE CHEAP BUY THEM AND USE THEM!
55-piece Safety Swabs Pack
by Johnson & Johnson
Item #: 132977
BABIES GET SHIT IN THEIR EARS, THIS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE AND SAFE WAY TO CLEAN THEM!
Organic Cotton Hooded Towel Set - Dusty Blue Print
Item #: 484649
AHHH TOWELS. I AM A TOWEL SNOB. AGAIN IF ITS TOUCHING MY BABY IT BETTER BE SOFT ENOUGH TO TOUCH ME. I ONLY REGISTERED OR BOUGH BIG THICK, "THICK" NOT CHINTZY SHITTY TOWELS, BUT THICK ONES. I PICKED THE LARGEST SIZE AND THE THICKEST SOFTEST ONES. YOUR KID WILL THANK YOU WHEN THEY AREN'T SHIVERING THROUGH THEIR SHITTY CHEAP THIN TOWEL! GET A FEW OF THESE!
3-Pack - Organic Cotton Washcloths - Natural
Item #: 303229
I REGISTERED FOR A PACK OF EXTRA WASH CLOTHS. WITH THOSE FIRST SPONGE BATHS YOU NEED ABOUT THREE, ONE FOR THE BUTT AND LOWER REGION, ONE FOR THE HEAD AND BODY AND A CLEAN ONE TO RINSE. I GOT EXTRA, BECAUSE AGAIN I WAS LAZY WITH THE LAUNDRY AND LIKED HAVING FRESH ONES THERE. AGAIN QUALITY PEOPLE, DON'T BUY THOSE SHITTY THIN ASS WASH CLOTHS. THEY SUCK AND YOUR CHILD WILL NOT LIKE YOU, YOU WILL GET FRUSTRATED, AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO DRIVE TO THE STORE AND BUY NEW WASH CLOTHS THAT DON'T SUCK AND LISTEN TO ME SAY I TOLD YOU SO. ALSO ALL OF THE NICE STURDY ONES I GOT BRANDON, ARE STILL PERFECT TWO YEARS LATER. STILL NOT A THREAD OUT OF PLACE, AND SOFT AS EVER. SAME WITH HIS TOWELS!
Kalani Combo Dresser - Cherry
by Million Dollar Baby
Item #: 716151
THIS IS AN EXPENSIVE CHANGING TABLE, I KNOW. BUT I THOUGHT AHEAD. I REALIZED THAT IN A FEW YEARS BRANDON WOULD NEED A DRESSER (OR IN MY CASE HE NEEDED A DRESSER FROM DAY ONE) AND CHANGING TABLES LIKE THIS ARE ALSO DRESSERS. THE LITTLE CABINET ON THE SIDE, I STUCK A SMALL BASKET ON EACH SHELF. ONE HELD SOCKS AND ONE HELD BIBS. MY CHANGING TABLE ACTUALLY HAS TWO CABINETS SO THE OTHER SIDE STACKS ALL OF MY BURP/DISPOSABLE DIAPER CLOTHES, LAP PADS AND EXTRA WIPES AND SO ON. THIS IS A NICE PIECE THAT WILL LAST YOUR CHILD YEARS AND SAVE YOU MONEY AND SPACE IN THE LONG RUN.
Ellis 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System - Natural
Item #: 665476
I PICKED THIS CRIB BECAUSE IT CONVERTS. BRANDONS CRIB CONVERTED INTO A GORGEOUS TODDLER BED AND I LOVED IT. IT SAVED ME MONEY FROM HAVING TO BUY ONE RIGHT AWAY!
Starlight 5 Piece Crib Set
by Wendy Bellissimo (TM)
Item #: 74125
CRIB BEDDING DUH. YOU NEED SOME OF THIS. AGAIN, PLEASE FEEL IT IN THE STORE. CHECK THE QUALITY. SEE IF IT IS SOFT. RUB YOUR HAND ON THE SHEETS AND SEE IF YOU WOULD LAY ON THEM. SEE WHAT ACCESSORIES COME WITH IT. THE NEW SET CODI HAS COMES WITH EVERYTHING, MOBILES, PILLOWS, WALL HANGINGS, A ROCKING CHAIR, A TOY CHEST, RUG, GARBAGE, AND SO ON. PLUS I PICKED A COLOR THAT WOULD BE EASY TO GO BUY EXTRA SHEETS FOR. IN THE WINTER I LIKE FLANNEL SHEETS, SO I MAKE SURE THEY HAVE FLANNEL SHEETS TO MATCH MY SET.
Hoop Glider & Ottoman Cherry with Beige Microfiber Cushions
by Storkcraft Baby
Item #: 661381
ALTHOUGH I LOVE HOW THOSE BIG OVER STUFFED COUCHY ROCKING CHAIRS LOOK, FUNCTIONALLY I PREFER THE DAMN GLIDER OTTOMAN COMBO. I SAT IN ALL OF THEM, MADE SURE MINE HAD PADDED ARM RESTS, AND ACTUALLY MINE EVEN RECLINES, SO THERE. BRANDONS IS STILL IN HIS ROOM AND SOMETIMES WE JUST SIT IN IT AND WATCH HIS MOVIES, AND SOMETIMES WHEN HE IS HAVING AN AWFUL TEETHING EPISODE OR BAD DREAM WE STILL SIT AND ROCK IN IT. I LOOOOVE MY GLIDER.
Eddie Bauer "B" is for Bear Wooden Rocking Bassinet
Item #: 914307
I NEEDED A BASSINET. THERE WAS NO WAY IN HELL MY KID WASN'T SPENDING HIS FIRST NIGHT SIN MY ROOM. WHAT I LOVE LOVE LOVE ABOUT THIS ONE IS THAT, IT HAS WHEELS SO YOU CAN ALSO BRING IT IN THE LIVING ROOM AND HAVE BABY NAP THERE WHILE YOU RELAX, AND IT HAS SPACE ON THE BOTTOM TO STORE SOME DIAPERS AND WIPES, FOR QUICK NIGHT TIME DIAPER CHANGES.
Portable Crib Mattress
Item #: 727598
NOT ALL CRADLES COME WITH A MATTRESS. MINE DID, I HATED IT, I BOUGHT A THICKER SOFTER ONE. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD SLEEP WELL THOSE FIRST NIGHTS..DO IT!!!
Sealy Baby Soft Ultra Mattress
Item #: 74095
TEST OUT THE MATTRESS BEFORE YOU BUY IT. I'M NOT JOKING, LAY IT ON THE GROUND, SIT ON IT, LEAN AGAINST IT, PRESS YOUR EAR TO IT. IS IT SOFT, IS IT SQUISHY, DOES THE RIM FLEX RATHER THEN FEEL LIKE METAL. IF YOU PUT YOUR EAR TO IT DO YOU HEAR NOTHING OR DO YOU HEAR SPRINGS MOVING IN THERE. IF YOU HEAR THAT DON'T BUY IT, THOSE ARE NOT COMFORTABLE. TAKE TIME WITH MATTRESSES, AND ODDLY ENOUGH, I'VE FOUND THAT THE CHEAP ONES TEND TO BE SOFTEST AND NICEST.
Olivia 3 Piece Cradle Set - Pink/Green
by Kids Line
Item #: 469995
THE BASSINET I HAVE DID NOT COME WITH A PRETTY BED SET LIKE THE ONE ABOVE. I HAVE A SIMPLE WOODEN ROCKING BASSINET SO I NEEDED SOME CRADLE BEDDING. MAKE SURE IT HAS A BUMPER, SHEET AND BLANKET. WASH IT FIRST BEFORE PUTTING IT ON THE BED.
Green Chambray Folding Hamper
by Kids Line
Item #: 810439
I LOVE THIS HAMPER. IT COMES IN ALMOST EVERY COLOR YOU COULD NEED TO MATCH YOUR SET, PLUS MY NEW CRIB SET HAD A MATCHING HAMPER. I LIKED THIS BECAUSE IT WAS STURDY, HELD A LOT AND HAD A BAG THAT I COULD EASILY REMOVE AND CARRY TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
Starlight Basket & Liner
by Wendy Bellissimo (TM)
Item #: 73986
I LOVE WENDY'S BASKETS. THEY KICK ASS. THEY ARE ROOMY AND SOFT AND CUTE. LIKE I SAID BEFORE SHE MAKES ENOUGH THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND SOME THAT MATCH YOUR DECOR. THIS IS ANOTHER THING I ALWAYS BUY NEW MOMS. I HAVE ONE ON MY CHANGING TABLE, IT HOLDS MY WIPES WARMER AND ALL OF MY PASTES AND CREAMS AND LOTIONS AND POTIONS. I HAVE TWO IN THE LITTLE CABINET ON MY CHANGING TABLE FOR SOCKS AND BIBS (IF YOU GET THE STANDARD THREE SHELF CHANGING TABLE YOU WILL NEED SOME BASKETS TO ORGANIZE DIAPERS IN ONE, WIPES IN THE OTHER, SOME OUTFITS AND ALL OF YOUR LOTIONS AND POTIONS). I ALSO HAVE SOME IN THE CLOSET, ONE HOLDS WINTER STUFF, LIKE HATS AND MITTENS AND SO ON, ONE HAS ALL OF HIS BATH STUFF AND WHAT NOT. I LOVE THESE DAMN BASKETS!
Organic Cotton Fitted Crib Sheet - Natural
Item #: 808560
SHEETS! GET SOME. BRANDON HAS THREE EXTRA. ONE EXTRA COTTON ONE AND TWO FLANNEL. THIS GIVES HIM TWO OF EACH KIND IN CASE HE REALLY MESSES ONE UP. ALL OF MINE ARE ALREADY WASHED AND FOLDED ON A SHELF IN HIS CLOSET SO I CAN CHANGE HIS MATTRESS QUICK AND EASY IF NEED BE.
Carter's Keep-Me-Dry Flat Quilted Crib Pad - 27
Item #: 824000
I HAVE TWO OF THESE. ONE ALWAYS ON THE MATTRESS AND ONE SPARE ONE FOR TIMES WHEN YOUR KIDS LIQUID POOP LEAKS THROUGH THE SHEET.
The only other thing I would put on here is a bottle of baby laundry detergent, any brand you chose. I have used both Dreft and All and like them both. I also got the Dreft fabric softner because I like soft stuff. I washed every single item I received before it touched Brandons skin, including crib bumpers, sheets, bassinet bedding, booties, mittens, blankets and so on.
The only other things on the registry are a few baby blankets I just love. I don't like receiving blankets. They aren't useful. I prefer nice fleece blankets, plus they swaddle like a champ. I don't like those weird swaddle shaped blankets, plus it was easier only having to keep one kind of thing on hand. I did register for blankets, only because if you don't people will take it upon themselves to pick them out for you, I was picky about blankets and really disappointed in the quality of a lot of things I received!
I also registered for a few accessories I couldn't live with out. For instance, the lamp that went with my set, or the trash can, the basket liners, the mobile, the diaper stacker and so on. People will buy this stuff for you so don't hesitate to register.
One more thing not on here is bibs. I go in the store and find the biggest pack of the biggest plain ole bibs I can find and register for those. They aren't on the website thats why I couldn't add them.
I also put a few hat, mitten, bootie sets on here. It is nice to have extra hats, mittens and booties that match and fit, since these are the most common things lost. Also I would just go ahead an buy some socks. Stuff like socks and clothes are hard to find on a registry and piss everyone shopping for you off.
Again I really really encourage you to spend a couple hours on your registry. I picked up and touched and opened every SINGLE item I registered for (with the exception of the emergency changing pad covers and look where that got me). I squished it, pulled it, and rubbed it. I made sure if it had straps they looked like they would stay on (this goes for the bumper too), I made sure if it needed to be washed it looked sturdy. If it went in his mouth, it was soft, if it went on his skin it smelled nice and felt nice (yes this means I actually rubbed the rash creams on me to see how they felt, and lotions and all, this is why I think I have a good list). Also I looked at the quality of things as far as will they make it to a second kid. Every single thing I got for Brandon I will be reusing (accept rectal thermometer because ewwww). I made the decision to not base my choices on price but on quality and I am so glad I did that.
I am sure there is a ton of stuff on here that other moms disagree with, and I'm sure I've forgotten a lot. But I think I have given you a good list, and a great jumping off point, with pictures and all so you can see why I chose it. If I put a certain brand on here, its because I like it. Like the wipe warmer, there are other brands, but I only like Prince Lionheart.
Finally, the last thing I did after I registered in store, I came home, got onto my regsitry online and checked the ratings of each thing I put on the list. If I put something with a low rating I read why, if I didn't like what I read, I researched until I found something better. Moms are honest. They will tell you if things creaked and made noise, if they fell apart, caught on fire, got holes in them and so on. READ THE DAMN RATINGS PEOPLE THEY ARE ALWAYS SPOT ON!
The last word. I know, believe me I know this list seems huge and overwhelming. But trust me when I say this list is small and pales in comparisson to some of the insane registries full of useless junk I've seen (IE baby bottle organizers, sterilizers, bouncy chairs, baby toys, teddy bears and so on). Once you get all this stuff, most of it ends up in the dresser or closet, or by the bath tub. It actually isn't much stuff for a baby. Also, if you have questions about a product in here, or in store, please totally ask me. I will tell you how it works, if it works, the tricks to make it work easier and so on. Happy shopping Ya'll!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 7:19 AM