This page is a listing of shopping recommendations and suggestions for items you might want to purchase. Right now, this page includes links to the best baby registry I know of (Amazon Baby Registry, obviously). This page will be constantly updated with other recommendations.
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Best Baby Registry
Below are some of our favorite items for moms and/or babies. This listing will continually be updated.
So if you’re expecting, I highly recommend setting up an Amazon Baby Registry – click below.
The second time around, we didn’t need much in the first place, but it was still useful to have a single destination to consolidate everything we did need (mostly diapers!) So my #1 recommendation for shopping for Baby Needs (for anyone in your family or group of friends who wants to give you something) would be to set up an Amazon Baby Registry.From – expecting baby #2
(Psst – you can read a list of 20 Pregnancy Essentials here, or scroll down for more info).
Best Pregnancy Essentials!
The first 10 items on the list were things I felt were essential, and the next 10 were other moms’ favorite pregnancy items.
Best Gifts for New Moms
Since many of my friends are having babies around this time in life, I put together a post of the best gifts for new moms. The number one gift though is something that isn’t really about or for the new baby – it’s a gift for the new mom: The gift of audiobooks!
I rave to anyone who will listen about the magic of being able to listen to a story while tending to a newborn – getting an Audible subscription for myself when I became a mom was probably the best gift and I recommend it to EVERYONE.
Audible actually has a free audiobooks promo right now where you can get TWO FREE AUDIOBOOKS (and it’s not hard to cancel if you decide it’s not for you).
Also, if you know a new mom who has an older toddler, a great idea is to get a gift for the older child, too. This is helpful for about a million reasons, but the most obvious if it is something practical, you will be actually helping make the family’s life easier. The best toddler gift we know is the Mella ready-to-wake clock which we have written about here (or just click here to buy the clock!).
One obvious gift people give to new moms or moms-to-be is a BABY BOOK. But most baby books are… weird – they span an odd length of time, request obscure pieces of information, or just demand too much effort. Enter: the NEW ERA OF BABY BOOKS! Happy Mom Guide has produced some updated baby books that require way less busywork and way more quality. Here are some of ours:
- “A Story of You” Simple Baby Book
- “Watching you Grow” Simple Memory Baby Book
- “This Book is All About You” A Simple Baby Book
Happy Mom Guide has produced some GREAT books that will help. 100 Days of Gratitude is a daily gratitude journal for being a happier and more positive mama. You can click the following link to try out the 100 days of gratitude journal.