The list author says: "These are all items that I have found useful during my daughter's first 6 months. I exclusively breastfeed, so many of the items are specific to breastfeeding but other items can be used by anyone. Some of the items are available in a variety of colors. I tried to choose gender neutral colors or girly colors (because I have a girl), but obviously you would choose the colors that you would prefer."
"We didn't register for a glider because we didn't think that we'd have the space. We ended up with one anyway because it was handed down to us. I absolutely love it. I use it everyday to rock her to sleep. Walking around with baby can hurt your back after a while. It's nice to sit, and these are so comfy."
"This was sometimes the only way that I could get my daughter to sleep in the first couple of months. It was a lifesaver. Now that she's more aware of her reflection, she loves to look at herself in the mirror above the seat."
"This stuff works miracles. I give my daughter a bath every night before bedtime with this and it helps her go to sleep quicker and STAY to sleep longer than if I do not use it. I follow it with the bedtime lotion."
"The snugride carseat is great. It snaps right into the stroller. The stroller folds and unfolds very easily. We have ours in platinum, which is a black and tan color. We wanted to stay neutral so we can reuse it if we have another baby soon. This is good for a boy or girl."
"It relaxes me more to be able to see my daughter while driving. While the music can be obnoxious, my daughter loves it, so I play it when she gets fussy in the car. The music is controlled by remote control."
"This is great for the first month or so to keep track of time between feedings, diaper changes, and any pain meds that mom may have to take. Plus it has a flashlight that is useful to check on baby in the night."
"On nights when you've had any alcohol, pump afterward and use these to test if there is any alcohol in the milk. If there is, dump it and give baby saved milk or formula. Keep testing until you know that the milk is alcohol free."
"These are good bottles for pumped breastmilk. No one ever told me that wide-based nipples are better for breastfed babies so I had to try quite a few different bottles and nipples before I found this one that she loves."
"We don't have much space for a high chair. We bought the Carters Love Bug booster seat, but still can't use it at six months because baby needs to sit up perfectly straight in that seat. This seat reclines so is much easier to use at the supported sitter stage through the toddler stage."
"It seems too early to get spoons, but register for them. Babies start eating solid food anywhere between 4-6 months. My pediatrician told me to start with my daughter at 4 months. 4-6 months will come before you know it."
"This is good for upset stomachs, teething, and hiccups. I used this instead of gas drops when I couldn't tell if the pain was from gas or teething. I've tried a couple different brands. I like this one best because it's the only one that doesn't need to be refrigerated and my daughter likes the apple flavor."
"This bag looks small but is very deceiving. You can fit a lot in here. It is sufficient for a day long stay anywhere. If baby is staying overnight anywhere, you may need a larger bag though. My husband didn't like most diaper bags because they were girly, but he doesn't mind this one."
"I use these when I go change a diaper in public or at someone else's house. The bags have a baby powder scent so it doesn't make the garbage smell as bad. I just feel that it's more polite to use these."
"My baby was born in February so I needed a fleece one for winter and a cotton knit one for summer. I could never get a regular blanket to stay swaddled so these are great because they have velcro. Then she graduated to the sleep sack/wearable blanket."
"I love these onesies. Get a variety in newborn, 0-3 months, and 3-6 months for your registry, and you will be set for a while. Also get a variety of sleeve lengths depending on the season when your baby will be wearing that particular size."
"My pediatrician said to only use sunblock that specifically said "sunblock" not "sunscreen" on the label. Aveeno and Neutrogena baby were the only one I found that fit this requirement. Sunblock is a necessity for summer months"
"These Crane humidifiers come in cute animal shapes. I have the elephant one to go with the safari theme in the nursery. I was told that every nursery should have a humidifier in the winter and a fan in the summer."
"This keeps my daughter entertained for a long time. She is supported almost in a standing position in here so it helps develop back, stomach, and leg muscles as she supports herself. It is a nice place to put her down to get things done, yet still keep an eye on her. My only complaint is that it doesn't fold up for easy storage."