The list author says: "I used Amazon for my baby registry (faithfully following "Baby Bargains" and reviewers' advice, and trying to avoid the "extras" that I'd add to the registry if I was distracted in a store. In hopes of repaying all this advice - and in case we ever have another baby - I thought I'd list the products that we've used and enjoyed the most!!
A couple notes: while Amazon is my go-to place, some of these items can be found used (Once Upon a Child, Goodwill) or cheaper at Burlington (Coat Factory) Baby, Costco, or with a coupon at Babies R Us.
***If you're a new mom, or expecting, try out Amazon Mom!! It's free, you acquire additional months of free Prime shipping as you buy through Amazon, and with Subscribe & Save, I get about 200 Pampers diapers for $30; they arrive at my door 2 days after I order them. This is an amazing plus of Amazon!"
"Absolutely wonderful - especially when she got a cold (for three months, due to starting daycare in the winter). THIS IS WONDERFUL to help with congestion... instead of elevating one side of the crib (and watching your baby turn herself the opposite way), she's elevated, and no coughing, no eye goop, no congestion overnight."
"LOVE this shampoo. Not only does it smell nice, but it helped with the cradle cap, and we've been using the same bottle since she was 7 weeks (she's now 7 months). No sign that I'll have to purchase more anytime soon."
"Again - excellent product. By now our daughter can sleep with her arms out and not wake herself up, but this lets me feel like she's at least got a blanket on... the ones we put on top of her end up being snuggled, not keeping her warm."
"Wonderful - very soft, very lightweight. We swaddled in this when she was too small to move around much, and now - in the summer - it's the perfect lightweight blanket. She also loves to play with it!"
"I use these constantly... I pump, freeze the milk flat, and have no worries about the bags leaking. I've used other bags that were given to me and vastly prefer these. (And daycare loves that I freeze them flat.)"
"Wonderful stroller, compact, lightweight, fits all types of infant carseats. Loved this - we've now moved onto the Baby Jogger Citi Mini because our daughter likes to face forward and watch the world!"
"We were given another stroller - very nice, we still have it, but hard to operate with one hand. This one is remarkable (watch the video on Amazon). Could not ask for more - it has a ton of extras we didn't expect."
"We use this nightly, and have been doing so since our daughter got into a nighttime routine. We use the heartbeat and the light at night, and in the morning nature without light. And when she can pull herself up, we can take off the toys and it will project on the ceiling!"
"We've had a couple issues with the monitors but every time I call, they respond quickly and send me a new part. The video seemed like an extravagance, but I can check to see if she's sleeping or awake, has rolled around, etc. Very nice!"
"This was the nighttime entertainment toy from 2-5 months. Even once she could sit, she'd play with the dangling toys, and it helped her roll over. She also works on pulling up on it, since the top is at baby height :)"
"My aunt and uncle gave this to us, and it was our daughter's "first" book. At 2 weeks old, she LOVED the black & white stripes, and even now at 7 months, enjoys chewing on it (the pictures don't do as much now)"
"I pumped for 8 months 3-4 times a day. This pump held up beautifully. In addition, it's able to work with multiple (less expensive) bottles. Medela customer support was always very responsive and helpful with ways to fix the issue."
"LOVE it! Yes, a little hard to drink from but I cut a slit in the clear covering. The only straw sippy we found that won't doesn't "burp" up cold liquids...milk, juice, water stay inside and don't come back out!"