When I was pregnant in the fall of 2012 through early 2013, I rigorously researched all I could for the best baby products that were gender neutral and long lasting. I think I did a great job in selecting many of my registry items, but there were a few things I regretted not registering for and wished I had.
Rock n’ Play Sleeper
When our daughter was 4 weeks old, I tirelessly read so many raves about this product. Our daughter had horrible reflux, and we did not sleep much those first 4 weeks. We decided to make the purchase and were smitten right away. Our daughter slept 6-8 hours in it, and we kept her in there until her reflux was better. It was a lifesaver, and I recommend it to any mama. Traveling with the Rock n’ Play sleeper is also very easy and was preferred over a pack n play in the early days.
We registered for the traditional swing and were happy with it, but only when our daughter was 2.5 months old did she tolerate it. The swing was too powerful for her, and she did not want to be in it until she was older. The MamaRoo was purchased later on when she was a bit older, and we realized what we had been missing. The position adjustment, many swing settings, music choice, and overall size really won us over. This would have been so nice to have in the early days, but we are glad to have it for future babies. Hopefully, we can add the Rock A Roo for the next baby, since that has equally great reviews!
We registered for a ton of swaddle blankets but really didn’t do much research in this area. We quickly became fans of the HALO sleep sack when our daughter constantly broke out of her swaddle and woke herself up with her hands. HALO was the only one that really got the job done and she stayed put for a full nights rest.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Single Stroller
We have the UPPAbaby Vista, BOB Jogger, and a Maclaren for quick trips. That is a lot of strollers. We absolutely love our UPPAbaby, BOB, and Maclaren, but we did not necessarily need the BOB or the Maclaren. I should have gotten the best of both worlds with the Baby Jogger City Mini GT instead and be down to two strollers. The City Mini GT is great for light running and walking. It collapses so easily and is small enough to not take up too much trunk space. I know for our next child I will be investing in this stroller as the double.
We have the Summer Infant video monitor system, and it’s the biggest regret I have with my baby items. I wish I would have done more research on better quality monitors with good customer service. Summer Infant failed on all of these. We are currently stuck with a broken monitor that I cannot use without an extension cord. I am still beyond upset on this one. I wish I would have went with a brand like Lorex, InfantOptics, or Motorola. The links on ‘video monitor’ are all the brands I would suggest which had good reviews and ratings.
Do you have any items you wished you would have registered for? What items did you run out to get once baby arrived?