The months leading up to baby’s arrival can be an exhilarating and nerve-wracking time for expectant parents. It’s only natural for anticipation to be mixed with a bit of anxiety as you eagerly prepare for the journey of parenthood!
Amidst the whirlwind of emotions, there's one thing that can offer some peace of mind—ensuring you have all the items ready for your little one’s arrival. To that end, we’ve curated a list of seven tried-and-true registry essentials that every mom-to-be should consider: from versatile strollers, to our award-winning Zippies, to the yummiest (and healthiest) baby food pouches around!
The Stroller: A Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller
This Mockingbird stroller is a total game-changer when it comes to mobility and versatility. It’s an innovative stroller that offers 19 seating configurations and a seamless transition from a single stroller to a double—so if you might have more children in your future, this is the perfect investment!
The stroller's thoughtful design features a spacious storage basket for carrying all of your essentials. Plus, adjustable handlebars and a smooth suspension system that ensures a comfortable ride for your baby. Safety-wise, the stroller is best-in-class. It boasts a five-point harness system, sturdy construction and reliable braking system. To prepare your car for the baby's arrival, you can easily add on a car seat adapter that works with a ton of different infant car seats! We also love this brand for their 30-day try-at-home policy, so parents can test the stroller and ensure that they love it before committing.
The Toy: A Lovevery Play Kit
Lovevery’s Play Kits are thoughtfully made to stimulate a child's growth and curiosity… from their very first days. Each kit is filled with expertly designed, age-appropriate toys and activities tailored to each stage of a baby's development. The inclusions are not only engaging and entertaining, but also foster cognitive, sensory and motor skill development. For example, their The Looker Play Kit, designed for babies aged 0-12 months, helps them build new brain connections with high-contrast images and black-and-white sensory mittens!
Incorporating a Lovevery Play Kit into your registry is a wonderful investment in your child's early years. We love how it facilitates their development while also creating opportunities for bonding moments as you explore, learn, and grow together!
The Sleeper: A Zippy (or Two) In Your Fave Prints
Next up, our best-selling Zippy. We might be biased, but we think this is an absolute must-have for any mom-to-be's registry! Our Zippies were designed by a mom (our founder, Maradith!) to offer supremely soft, snuggly comfort for the baby and convenience for new parents.
The double-zipper makes diaper changes a breeze, allowing for quick and easy access during those late-night changing sessions. Fold-over mittens keep new skin scratch–free, while fold-over boots keep the baby’s feet warm. The high-quality Lunaluxe™ bamboo viscose fabric provides a generous amount of stretch, ensuring a comfortable fit for your little one as they wriggle and move throughout the night. Our Zippies are hypoallergenic and perfect for little ones with eczema or sensitive skin. And you already know they come in adorable prints that will add some fun to bedtime!
The Snack: Once Upon a Farm Pouches
Once Upon a Farm (OFARM) fruit and veggie pouches are a fantastic addition to any mom-to-be's registry, offering convenience and nutrition, all in one. They’re designed to provide a nourishing and wholesome meal for your little one while being convenient for parents on-the-go.
We love OFARM because they only use high-quality and organic ingredients. They’re made with carefully selected fruits, vegetables, and grains, ensuring that your baby receives nutritious and natural food options from the very start! Plus, the pouch design makes feeding time a breeze. With a simple twist-off cap and a squeezable design, parents can easily serve the food directly from the pouch or onto a spoon. No need for bulky jars or containers! With a variety of flavors to choose from, OFARM offers a wide range of options to suit your baby's developing palate.
And, you can match your little ones’ jams to their first food with our Limited Edition OFARM collection!
The Mattress: A comfy Newton Baby mattress
A crib mattress from Newton Baby will provide a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for your newborn. One of the reasons we love this brand’s crib mattresses is their breathability — they utilize a unique Breathe-Thru Technology™, allowing air to flow freely through the mattress! This reduces the risk of overheating and ensures optimal ventilation for your baby. Paired with one of our breathable Lunaluxe™ bamboo viscose Zippies, your baby should have no trouble staying cool and comfortable through the night!
The Newton Baby crib mattress also boasts a waterproof and washable cover, making it easy to clean up any messes or accidents. This is not only convenient for busy parents—it also ensures a hygienic sleep surface for your little one. With its emphasis on safety, breathability, easy maintenance, and comfort, a crib mattress from Newton Baby is a wise investment for your baby's nursery.
A well-curated registry can alleviate some of the natural anxieties around your new baby’s arrival. These five registry essentials each serve a unique purpose in making the journey into parenting smoother and more enjoyable, and we hope you’ll find them useful!
Now, embrace the excitement and revel in the anticipation of the precious new life that is about to enter your world.