Feb 16, 2017

The Best Baby Registry

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BASSINET- I think the product I’m the MOST excited for is the SNOO. First of all the design is unreal! It’s perfect for the modern minimalist. Watch this video on why this baby bassinet is a total game changer. They refer to it as your own personal night nurse. Sold!

HIGH CHAIR- I love how simple this design is. No more bulky high chairs! I ordered the color pewter in this Nuna ZAAZ. This seat adjusts to any table height and has a no-crevice design which I really love!

TRAVEL CRIB- Also from Nuna due to it’s 5 out of 5 star rating, I ordered this travel crib! I also have this Baby Bjorn crib from a couple of years ago. It’s super compact and has been great when family or friends bring their baby over to stay with us.

BABY SWING- Oh my gosh, I swear the swing I had with Goldie was larger than a kitchen table. I love how compact this MAMAROO is. Plus, it bounces and it sways. I’m a fan of the swing!

STROLLERS- If you are looking for the Bentley of all strollers…let me introduce you to the Mima! Oh you guys…this Dutch brand made it’s way to the US a couple years ago and is blowing up! Have you EVER seen a cooler looking stroller? Jeff and I chose the brown leather with black base for our baby girl. It also complements the other stroller we have from Rachel Zoe! Meet my Quinny stroller with leather trim. It unfolds automatically, has a front swivel wheel and carrying basket underneath. ps..I’m a firm believer in having 2-3 strollers. One for my car. One for Jeff’s and then a jogger or all terrain I store in the garage. pps..don’t ever take your nice strollers to places like Disneyland or anywhere you have to park it and walk away. I know too many friends who have had them stolen.

BABY CARRIER/SEAT- If you’re going to get the stroller above, you should probably get the matching Rachel Zoe baby carrier by Maxi-Cosi! This carrier also fits onto my Mima using these adapter clips! 


CRIB- We teamed up with Pottery Barn for a few pieces for the nursery and I’m so excited about this crib with it’s acrylic design! I love unexpected details.

DRESSER- We ended up not getting a changing table with this baby because she and Goldie will share a room and we’ll need more drawer space over a changing table top. If you are looking to get a changing table, I love this design as well as this one! We did get this 6 drawer dresser for them to share.

SLEEPER- My friends all swear by this Dockatot infant sleeper, so naturally I ordered!

MOSES BASKET- Living in a beach town, we spend a lot of time outdoors. I love the idea of taking this Moses Basket to the beach or park.

MACRAME SWING- Once your baby is sitting up, you’ll love having this beautiful swing in the nursery or family room.

WALL PAPER- I posted on my personal Instagram story 6 wall paper options and asked which everyone liked the most. The response blew me away with over 300 opinions, all appreciated. I narrowed it down to my top 4 and had Goldie be the ultimate decider (since she will be sharing a room with her baby sister). You’ll have to wait and see what we chose, but check out PROJECT NURSERY to see all the selections we had to choose from.

CRIB MATRESS- I did a lot of research on mattress brands for cribs. It was important to me that the mattress be safe, breathable, easy to clean and have great reviews! The WOVENAIRE met all my requirements.

BEDDING- I’m an white bedding type of girl and thanks to Oilo Studio I got this BUMPER with this SKIRT and this SHEET.


COCONUT OIL-  I’ve applied this coconut oil twice a day every day to my chest and stomach.

BELLY BANDIT- I’ll be wearing this 24/7 the first 6 weeks after delivery while the relaxin in still in my system to help my hips and ribs go back to where they originally started. Best reviews I’ve found on this type of product!

ROBE- Stevie Howell creates beautiful loungewear which is a new mom essential! From her silk robes to pajama sets, you will feel like a million bucks wearing their line. Use code: L&L15 for 15% off the entire site!

PAJAMAS- I’m a long time lover of Eberjey pajama sets! The cotton is thin and soft. I have more sets than I should admit. I will for sure be bringing this GISELE set with me to the hospital!


NURSING/FEEDING PILLOW- Whether you nurse or bottle feed, having a pillow prop is always nice on your body. It helps prevent my left side (side I hold my babies on) from getting tight.

BOTTLES- I know Dr. Brown bottles are super popular, but they have too many parts to clean in my opinion. Want to know what bottles I’ve always used and get this…you can get NINE for less than $6! I love them. Always have.

BABY FOOD PROCESSOR- I’m really excited to try the Beaba food processor. All my friends rave about this magic device. You can literally cook your babies food in under 15 minutes knowing all the ingredients are safe with no additives. The Beaba Babycook is now sold IN Target stores as well! Be sure and get these portion containers and spoons to go with your Babycook!

BOON- This is the only DRYING RACK I don’t mind on my counter. I loved these SILICONE feeders for my girls. I’m for sure getting more for this baby!

JOOVY- After lots of recommendations, the JOOVY pacifiers were a clear winner!



PUJ TUB- This soft foldable tub is perfect for those first couple month’s of baths in the sink. My back is always so weak the first 4 month’s after I deliver, so bending over to bathe a baby in the bath tub doesn’t work for me. This tub is so easy to use and store away.

NOODLE & BOO- The smell of Noodle and Boo products make me very happy. I used them with Goldie and she smelled so clean and nice all day long. They make great gifts!

HOODED TOWELS- There is something about a baby wrapped in a hooded towel, right? I bought this towel and love it!

BABYGANICS- I posted about these on Instagram Story last week and was overwhelmed by the positive response I received on these products! I heard everything from they are safe enough to drink, to my baby never had a diaper rash once I started using their products. Stay tuned for a BIG giveaway with Babyganics. In the meantime, shop these TOP SELLING products recommended by readers: SPF, ECZEMA CREAM, HEAD to TOE WASH, WIPES, DIAPERS, ALCOHOL-FREE SANITIZER 

TUBBY TODD- is local to Southern California and a favorite among bloggers and new moms. TUBBY TODD packaging is adorable and reviews have been awesome!



RYLEE & CRU- my sweet friend Kelli is a master of design. I did a Real Mom post on her back in 2014. Since then, this mom of two has created one of the best modern clothing lines for children. Filled with neutrals and playful designs, Rylee and Cru has made their mark among modern fashion for kids!

TURBANS- My friends little girl wears these turbans. They are adorable!

MILK BARN KIDS- I’m really excited for my baby girl to wear these pieces from MBK. The most adorable prints and available in onesies, gowns, swaddles, bloomers and more. Adorable!

TRIBE of THREE- I have multiple friends who swear these leotards are the best they’ve ever put on their kids. The ruffle trim around the shoulder is so much fun. Goldie has a few of them and wears them any chance she gets!

FINN & EMMA- Baby girl got this RATTLE set as well as this STROLLER HANG TOY 


FRESHLY PICKED- I know this is hard to believe, but I’ve never owned a pair of Freshly Picked until this baby. Goldie was just on her way out of soft soled shoes when this mega popular moccasin brand hit the scene. The owner Susan is so generous and has built the most impressive baby brand company. I’m excited to show you more from Freshly Picked along the way! ps. I think this FLORAL and this GOLD pair are my favorites from what I received.

JUNE and JANUARY- The happiest bright colors for baby basics. I love this brand. Right now you can sign up HERE and they’ll send you a FREE knotted beanie with a code to shop their site. So cool, right?

OLEN- I’m such a sucker for footed one-pieces. These organic cotton RETRO prints are so adorable and gender neutral!

BABY BLING BOWS- Once again these BOWS are a fan favorite!

MAD ABOUT MINI- my sister in law, Jess introduced me to this line. It speaks to me!


PORTABLE STEAMER- may seem like a strange registry item, but this Conair portable steamer has saved me so much time this pregnancy. I actually threw away my ironing board! For a girl who was raised by a mom who ironed all our jeans and pajamas (for real), it says a lot!

BABY SLING/WRAP- If you live in Southern California and have a baby, you probably own a Solly wrap. Friends swear by these.

BABY CARRIER- ERGOBABY makes GREAT carriers than not only fit moms, but dads as well. The 360 can be worn forward or outward and even on your hip or back!

ADEN & ANAIS-  Can you believe I’ve never used Aden and Anais swaddles? They weren’t around when I had my last baby. The SILKY SOFT BIBS & BLANKETS are so incredibly soft!

OWLET- Pediatricians, nurses, and parents all agree the OWLET smart sock is essential for the first few months your babies life. This sock is worn by the baby and tracks their heart rate and oxygen levels and will send a notification to your phone if the levels go out of range. How cool is that? 83% of parents that use the OWLET report better sleep. Sold!

DYSON- Might seem like a funny registry item, but bringing a new baby home always makes me extra careful about how clean their environment is. I’m kind of a nazi about vacuuming and vacuum our whole house once in the morning after the kids leave for school and then again at night after dinner. I’ve used a Dyson for 10 years now starting with the original model. Over the past 4 years I’ve loved their cordless options but don’t think the battery life is long enough to make it around the whole house, so I just go the new Animal Ball and holy…I LOVE IT! The cordless stays upstairs and my new vacuum stays down stairs. The DYSON makes a great registry item!

PN WRIST BAND- I think this is such a great gift for first time moms! It’s like a FITBIT combined with your calendar and a personal assistant reminding you when to feed and change your baby. Plus you can wear it while pregnant and track fetal movements and remind you of doctor appointments. This BABY SMART BAND connects to your smart phone making it so simple and easy to use!

DIAPER BAG- Guess what? I’ve never owned a diaper bag! For real. Why? Because I’d yet to find one I LOVED.  I had planned to use my always essential MZ METRO TOTE (which I still will) until I saw this CLEOBELLA MAMA BAG! Cleobella took one of their most popular handbags, added a easy to clean liner, some extra pockets and a changing pad, making it the COOLEST diaper bag I’ve seen and one I’ll proudly carry!

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  1. Would be thrilled to win these amazing baby goodies for our sweet pea on the way!

  2. Love the simple style of the SNOO Bassinet! Plus all of its features that may make life a little easier 😉 love it!

  3. Love the registry. It would be a dream to win for our SURPRISE! 4th baby 🙂

  4. Incredible dream registry!! My husband & I are expecting our first baby girl June 18 (Fathers Day), and I’m graduating with my Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner May 4th!! Many exciting things, but I’m also strapped for time & cash- to have any of these items would be a true blessing!!

  5. I just found out I’m pregnant this week and I wish I had this post for my first baby! Love it! Thank you!