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Must-have baby shower registry items

Lauren Burkhalter
The list author says: "This is a list of products I found myself using every day, or almost every day, during my baby's first year. There is so much baby gear out there, I hope I can help you with deciding what you might really need!"
Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"My baby slept in this thing for the first 2 1/2 months; she did not like sleeping flat on her back and this rocker puts them in a kind of "carseat" position.  Great for naps and feeding too.  I carted it all over the house and reluctantly put it away when she started sitting up at 6 months."
Born Free - Glass Gift Set
Born Free - Glass Gift Set
"Born Free bottles are the best - no leaks!  And glass means no worries about chemicals leaching into the milk.  I found these to be extremely durable, especially when paired with the silicone sleeves (sold separately).  Love these!"
Munchkin Cool Wrap Bottle Bag
Munchkin Cool Wrap Bottle Bag
"I used this bag every day at work, to store pumped breastmilk.  The ice packs stay cold all day, even in a hot car.  The bottles I used were a little wide for this bag, but I could fit 2 glass Born Free bottles in it if necessary.  Wish it came in a bigger size so I could have used it for the BF bottles!"
Innobaby Glass Rectangle Food Storage Container, 2 Pack, Yellow/Pink (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Innobaby Glass Rectangle Food Storage Container, 2 Pack, Yellow/Pink (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"LOVE these glass containers - wonderful quality, air/water tight seal.  This 4-ounce size is great for small meals when baby is learning to eat solids.  And again, I know the glass is safe, no chemicals!  The lids are plastic, but stored upright they never come in contact with the food."
Lock & Lock 1.4 Cup 8 Piece Rectangular Value Pack
Lock & Lock 1.4 Cup 8 Piece Rectangular Value Pack
"When I finally had to break down and buy plastic containers (no surprise, baby wanted to feed herself!), I went for these.  So glad I did - Lock & Lock makes great products.  I use these for snacks that don't need to be heated, like fruit and crackers."
Simmons Kids Beautyrest Beginnings 2-Sided Vinyl Contour Pad
Simmons Kids Beautyrest Beginnings 2-Sided Vinyl Contour Pad
"We bought a dresser instead of changing table, to allow baby's furniture to grow with her.  So, I needed a non-slip changing pad.  This one works great, and with the weight of baby on it, it doesn't budge."
Fisher-Price Happy Days & Happy Nights Baby Diapers Value Pack, Size 4, 82 Count
Fisher-Price Happy Days & Happy Nights Baby Diapers Value Pack, Size 4, 82 Count
"My favorite diapers!  After using Pampers, Luvs, Huggies, and Target brand, these are the ones we settled on long term.  No leaks, unscented, good strong tabs to keep them on.  I love that they come in combo packs with overnight diapers too.  And if you have an Amazon Mom membership and sign up for auto-delivery, you get them 30% off!"
Puj Tub - Soft Infant Bath (white)
Puj Tub - Soft Infant Bath (white)
"This tub was a lifesaver after my c-section, and allows you to bathe baby standing up.  Worked fine in our pedestal sinks, but won't work with all sinks.  I was so sad when baby outgrew this tub and we had to start bending over the regular tub to bathe her."
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub
"Great basic baby tub - the one we switched to after the Puj tub.  Easy to keep clean, comfortable for baby and relatively comfortable for mom to bathe baby in."
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"I cannot say enough good things about this pump - I pumped exclusively from the time my baby was 3 months, 5-6 times every day, and this pump held up wonderfully (she's 8 1/2 months now and I'm still going strong).  Enough said!"
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump Spare Parts Kit
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump Spare Parts Kit
"A must-have if you buy the Ameda pump.  The little valves inside the flanges are especially fragile, and this kit comes with 2 replacement sets."
MARPAC Dohm DS Dual Speed Electro-Mechanical White Noise Machine / Sound Machine for Sleeping at Home & Travel
MARPAC Dohm DS Dual Speed Electro-Mechanical White Noise Machine / Sound Machine for Sleeping at Home & Travel
"After trying several the "nursery" sound machines and finding baby hated them all, I came across this one and decided to try it.  Wow!  It creates a kind of "whooshing" sound, and blocks out most all ambient noise.  No fancy music or recorded sounds, my baby loved this one and uses it every night."
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 25-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 25-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)
"So far, I've used over 1,000 of these bags.  I have had only ONE bag leak.  They will hold up to 10oz. comfortably.  Highly recommend!"
The First Years Breastflow Milk Storage Organizer
The First Years Breastflow Milk Storage Organizer
"I have 2 of these, one in the freezer and one in the fridge.  The Lansinoh bags fit perfectly, and the spring-loaded foot keeps the bags upright and organized."
Gerber 6-Pack Premium 6-Ply Cloth Diaper - Prefold
Gerber 6-Pack Premium 6-Ply Cloth Diaper - Prefold
"I have over 2 dozen of these diapers and use them as burp cloths.  Use at least 2 every day cleaning up various messes and wiping faces."
HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Applique Wearable Blanket, Lime Green, Medium (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Applique Wearable Blanket, Lime Green, Medium (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"My baby has slept in one of these sleep sacks every night since she was 3 months old.  I bought the medium, which were a little big at first, but they've lasted many months without having to size up yet!"
Philips AVENT DECT Baby Monitor with Temperature Sensor and New ECO Mode (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Philips AVENT DECT Baby Monitor with Temperature Sensor and New ECO Mode (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Wonderful, wonderful monitor.  I can use the sound machine at night without this monitor going off all night (that's what happened with another monitor we bought).  Great range and clear sound."
Dreft Stain Remover, 22 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Dreft Stain Remover, 22 Ounce (Pack of 2)
"This stuff is amazing.  It gets any stain out!"
MAM Bite and Brush Teether, 3 Months, Colors May Vary (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
MAM Bite and Brush Teether, 3 Months, Colors May Vary (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"This is one of my baby's favorite teethers.  Whenever I put a baby shower gift basket together, this teether is in it!"
Munchkin Sprout Drying Rack
Munchkin Sprout Drying Rack
"Great drying rack with lots of room, and most importantly sturdy enough to hold a rack full of glass bottles."
Pampers Cleaning Brush, Colors May Vary
Pampers Cleaning Brush, Colors May Vary
"Durable bottle brush with a nipple cleaner that actually works!"
Combi Shuttle 33 Infant Car Seat, Sand (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Combi Shuttle 33 Infant Car Seat, Sand (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Safe, lightweight, comfortable infant seat for up to 33lbs/33 inches."
Combi Cosmo 2010 Lightweight Stroller, Jade (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Combi Cosmo 2010 Lightweight Stroller, Jade (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"I love this stroller - it weighs less than 13 pounds!  Accomodates the Shuttle 33 infant seat.  Great if you're looking for a simple (read: no cup holders), lightweight stroller.  Has a shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry around, and the fold/unfold is super easy too."
Step2 24-Inch Playmats (1 set of 4 mats)
Step2 24-Inch Playmats (1 set of 4 mats)
"Once my baby started crawling around, these were great for protecting her from the hard floors.  We have several sets and use them outside on our wood deck as well."