I’ve been meaning to do a Baby Registry post since I finished building our registry in January. I put so much thought into it and I am definitely not a pro. After all, I’ve never been a mother before (except to the many dogs I’ve owned) so this is all based on hours I’ve spent pouring over reviews and blogs posts of other women I’ve loved or admired who seemed like they knew what they were doing. Living in New York, one of the most important things that Łukasz and I had to take into consideration was definitely space. We couldn’t just waste money or time putting things on our registry that we didn’t really need so we were pretty meticulous about what we chose.
New York City is, of course a commuting city so the first big item we had to have was definitely a stroller. We had to figure out a way to get from point A to point B without taking a very expensive cab everywhere. While the subway isn’t always the most fun way to travel, at least we can rest assured the baby will be comfortable in the adorable Bugaboo Bee. The Bugaboo Bee, from my research, is geared for kids ages newborn and up and it folds super compact. To me, that all screams versatility which was exactly what I needed from a stroller.
Up next was definitely a crib. I will have to say that Łukasz wasn’t readily on board with this crib when I brought up the idea but I, on the other hand, needed no convincing. The Babyletto Origami crib is absolutely perfect for a New York apartment. It is compact, has wheels in case you need to move it, and is a great replacement if you don’t have room for a crib AND a bassinet. After finally setting the crib up on our apartment, Łukasz was also convinced we had made the right choice. According to most reviews, the Babyletto Origami is perfect until kids reach around two, when we plan to move our baby girl to a toddler bed. Couldn’t be more perfect.
One of the things I love most about our apartment is our spacious kitchen where I know baby girl and I will spend a lot of time together. The Ikea high chair came at the recommendation of Lukasz’s sister who said it was easy to clean and, for me, the simple design didn’t hurt either. Easy to clean, simple and at the price tag of $20? It doesn’t take much to convince me.
The last three things are small but absolutely necessary. Onesies, books, and diapers. The one constant thing I’ve been told is that 1) babies poop a lot and 2) they get all the clothes dirty and while my ultimate wish is to someday live in a place with a washer and dryer, for now, I’ll just stock up on all of the onesies and diapers that I can. Is is a baby registry must-have? To me it definitely is. And of course books. Because, yeah, we’re those parents who say that baby will never pick up an iPad until she is at least around 4 or so years old. Maybe someday we’ll give in but for now, I’m staying strong! I’ve added plenty of awesome children’s books to my registry to keep baby happy and entertained.
Of course, I am not a pro and I am just trying my best to figure this all out so if you have any ideas for items to swap or items to add, I’m so sooooo open to suggestions!