11 ITEMS EVERY ‘ON-THE-GO’ MOM SHOULD HAVE ON THEIR BABY REGISTRY
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. All opinions are 100% mine.
Let’s get right down to business. I chose to register on Babylist because you can add products from any site on the web. I had products from Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, and some specialty stores all on my registry in one easy place. Not only can you register for products from different sites, but Babylist takes it a step further and compares all the prices for you if the product is offered at multiple stores so that you can be sure you are getting the best deal on everything.
Before I started my registry, I did A TON of research. I read all the mom blogs, talked to all my friends who had recently had babies to find out what worked for them, and went to stores to see the products first-hand and test them out. The most important thing to me with baby products is convenience. I travel a lot, so they need to be easy to use, travel friendly, and keep my baby safe and comfortable.
The item that I put the most research into was definitely her stroller/car seat combination. I knew that we would be in the car a lot and I wanted something that was super safe and also really convenient for a mom who is always on-the-go. I ended up choosing the UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller and the UPPAbaby MESA Car Seat. I chose these for a variety of reasons. Here are a few…
UPPABABY VISTA STROLLER & MESA CAR SEAT
The VISTA stroller grows with your baby. It comes with the Bassinet attachment and the Toddler Seat that you can then adjust based on your preference and the age/size of your child. The Bassinet is so comfy and cozy for a newborn because they can lay back and relax in their warm little space. The Toddler Seat allows your child to ride forwards, backwards, completely upright, reclined, and anywhere in-between to accommodate your child’s needs (snacking, napping, etc.).
It can be converted to fit two children or even three if you add the PiggyBack ride along board and have your third stand on that for a fun ride.
Convenience. You can detach the Bassinet and MESA attachment with one hand, making it really easy to move a sleeping baby or get things done when your other hand is holding other gear.
Bassinet. The Bassinet comes with a UV 50+ protection shade for naps on the go or sunny walk protection.
Great for travel. Delivering a performance travel system that is the ultimate in portability and safety. The stroller also folds incredibly easy and then stands on its own.
Extra-large, easy-access basket perfect for throwing in all your treasures. (in our case our diaper bag, leftovers from lunch, and shopping bags).
Smooth ride & easy steering. With shock-absorbing front and rear suspension, the VISTA stroller ensures your child has a smooth and comfortable ride. Bonus: the stroller is made with no puncture wheels, which guarantees you’ll never be stranded with a flat.
Style. The 100% full-grain leather accents have us riding in style, which is pretty much the only way to ride, right?
NEWTON CRIB MATTRESS
There’s so much stress that comes with becoming a mom, so finding products that help ease my worries are priceless! That’s why we chose the Newton Crib Mattress for Bayler’s nursery. Their mattresses are made with breath-thru technology meaning you can literally breathe right through it, which greatly reduces the risk of suffocation! It allows air to flow freely for optimal breathability and temperature regulation to help baby stay asleep longer. Not to mention… it’s washable! The cover goes in the washing machine and the core in the tub! Win, win, win! Shop here: https://www.newtonbaby.com/products/newton-crib-mattress
Breast feeding is my favorite time to bond with my baby, but it forces me to sit still and nurse until she decides she is done. I’m not used to all this sitting in one place so the thought of then having to also pump and be stuck in a seated position for even longer just doesn’t work for me. That’s why I chose the Elvie Pump! It allows me to pump discreetly (this is key) anytime, anywhere. I can pump at home while doing chores, commuting to and from meetings around town, etc. Dan told me about this pump because a lot of his colleagues use it at the hospital while seeing patients. It’s THAT discreet. Pumping on my own terms? Now that is what I’m talking about. I also love that you don’t have to deal with all the annoying tubes and parts that come with your standard breast pump. I do enough dishes; I don’t want to have to clean pump parts all day every day. Shop here: https://www.elvie.com/en-us/shop/elvie-pump?gclid=Cj0KCQiAsbrxBRDpARIsAAnnz_NUwktOuBmf72oo9JBvCJ50eXlcwUw96CSUMTJL6f3qD5T_QWfxsCIaAlo0EALw_wcB
DOCK A TOT
The ultimate stage 1 docking station for your baby ages 0-8+ months old. I’ve mentioned convenience is extremely important to me and the dock a tot is the ultimate convenience piece for your baby. We have been using it every day for hours since the day we brought Bayler home. She absolutely loves it for all her naps and co-sleeping. She sleeps far better when nestled in her dock a tot than in her bassinet, pack-n-play, or crib because it keeps her contained. It’s so convenient because we can move it all around the house so she can nap with us on the couch, in the kitchen, in our bedroom, etc. I also love it because we can use it when traveling but she won’t have to get used to a new sleeping arrangement. As long as we have the dock-a-tot, she sleeps just as peacefully as she does at home! Shop here: https://dockatot.com/products/dockatot-deluxe-dock-pristine-white?variant=25963538181¤cy=USD&utm_campaign=gs-2018-08-28&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsbrxBRDpARIsAAnnz_NotlJepsu7xRHb1_qlws7gYUU0U7OZMuwEt1o2CbJhFZdKavi9lXoaAtmOEALw_wcB
MY BREAST FRIEND DELUXE NURSING PILLOW
I went the first week breast feeding without this pillow, then started using it at every feeding and it was night and day! It props her up so perfectly on both sides and encourages better posture for mom while breastfeeding. It’s firm and flat so prevents baby from rolling out of position during nursing. It wraps around your torso comfortably and securely and came recommended from our lactation consultant. Bonus: it has a handy pouch to keep any supplies you want nearby while breastfeeding. Shop here: https://www.amazon.com/My-Brest-Friend-Nursing-Comfortable/dp/B00PC3K7OE
Bayler LOVES hanging out in her wrap and mom LOVES wearing baby! We use the Solly Baby Wrap around the house to sooth baby and keep her close while doing household chores. I also love the wrap for when we go to the grocery store or out in public, but I want to keep her close, protected and covered. I have the ‘Peachy Keen Rainbow’ style which is a Peachy-pink + brown undertones with small, cream rainbows and 10% of proceeds for their rainbow wraps benefit The Humble Village. Shop here: https://sollybaby.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAsbrxBRDpARIsAAnnz_OxUuY7G0RpHVHP78G94kqP5cSV1vHgvfun26zhfGzblGCfiV1ixaoaAgPkEALw_wcB
TUBBY TODD – bath essentials
The Regulars Bundle features 3 of our essential products to help with skin sensitivities in your family, all bundled together for extra savings when purchased here. Every product is gentle enough for newborns and toddlers and good for sensitive skin
8.4oz or 25oz Hair & Body Wash (Lavender & Rosemary or Fragrance-free)
8.4oz or 25oz Everyday Lotion (Lavender & Rosemary or Fragrance-free)
3.5oz or 8oz All Over Ointment (Fragrance-free)
I really look forward to bath time because there is nothing better than a fresh, clean baby wrapped in a cozy towel, but also because these Tubby Todd products are amazing and leave her smelling so edible J I love knowing that these products are natural and not going to irritate a baby’s delicate skin. Shop here: https://tubbytodd.com/
ARTIFACT UPRISING – Baby Book | The story of you
A one-of-a-kind, interactive photo journal filled with thoughtful prompts to help document baby’s first years. Celebrated for its timeless design and premium materials, each baby book includes a unique code for a free set of Everyday Prints.
This beautifully designed book makes it so simple to tell your baby’s story. We will cherish this book forever as we look back on the photos and the things we wrote during pregnancy, the first few weeks, and beyond. Shop here: https://www.artifactuprising.com/photo-books/baby-book
WUNDERKIN – hair bows
These bows are truly one of a kind! Every time they release a new design, I have to have it! They find the cutest patterns and fabrics that add that extra little pizazz to each of your littles outfits.
“Hand-crafted, heirloom bows made with love to embolden your little one’s WUNDERment and join them on the great adventure of becoming exactly who they are meant to be.”
Wunderkin bows are intended to be partners in adventuring, so every single one is guaranteed for life! What does that mean? If your bow were to ever come untied, torn, trampled or otherwise damaged, they will always spruce it up, to the best of our ability, at absolutely no charge. Shop here: https://www.wunderkinco.com/collections/shop-all
BLA BLA KIDS – Knit Dolls
“A blabla friend is a friend for life”. At Bla Bla Kids, their mission is to delight and inspire children by creating artful earth friendly soft toys. These dolls are irresistibly cuddly and made from high-quality handpicked cotton which makes them extra soft and huggable. Each doll is made by hand (making every single one unique) and take one look at them and you can see they were made with so much love. These dolls are timeless, and I can’t wait to add to her collection over the years! Shop here: https://blablakids.com/
Ok, so I didn’t really believe that a baby product that is only $20 would be so amazing but the Haaka suction pump has turned me into a believer! It’s so easy to use and simply uses suction to draw out milk while you nurse the opposite side. It’s soft, comfortable, great for travel or even just to bring in your diaper bag, easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and I get so much milk when I use it! It’s bonus milk that would otherwise get lost in a breast pad or stored in the breast so using it increases my milk production. I usually get around 2 oz with each feeding which I then freeze for future bottle feeds. Shop here: https://haakaausa.com/products/haakaa-silicone-breast-pump-with-suction-base-5-oz-1pk-1?variant=27408158017
Local brands we love:
They make adorable little onesies and tees for kids made from the softest material! We have the “Sunshine Onesie”, “Petite Petale Onesie” (With the matching tee for mom), and the “Thunder Child Onesie”. They also make super unique art prints perfect for nursery décor. Shop here: https://lightningdeluxe.com/collections/art-prints
Jean & June
Jean & June makes graphic tees for babies and kids. We absolutely adore anything and everything that Jean & June releases, but we are especially obsessed with their girl gang and tiny girl gang tees. I also love their little onesie “Nap so hard”. Again, they only use the best materials and their garments come pre-shrunk so they are true to size. They release new styles monthly so there’s always something new to snag for your little one. They also make the cutest women’s tees so you can match your nugget or just get something for yourself. We all know you deserve it, mama. I wore my “Girl Gang” sweatshirt at the hospital after delivery and all the nurses were swooning over it. Shop here: https://jeanandjune.com/
The Short Years Baby Book
A beautiful baby book, made on your phone, in five minutes a week. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a ton of time to spend creating a baby book. That’s why The Short Years Baby Book is so amazing. They were kind enough to offer our readers a discount code. Enter ‘SPOKANEEATS10’ at checkout to save $10. Shop Here: https://www.theshortyearsbooks.com/
Driftwood Home makes the cutest baby bows and little wooden rainbows to decorate the nursery. They also make wood signs and one of a kind furniture pieces. Their mission? “A shop with handcrafted pieces that feel like home”. Shop here: http://www.driftwood-home.com/
French Toast Baby
French Toast Baby is a local shop (Spokane, WA) located in the Kendall Yards Business District. They sell adorable children’s clothes, books, toys, dolls, party supplies and so much more! This is my go-to spot for gifts and I can always find unique, quality items for all ages. They’ve also done such a great job with decorating that once you step inside, you won’t want to leave!