Next month we bring you Baby Registry Basics hosted by Hollie Schultz from Baby Gizmo. With three children under five, Hollie became almost obsessive about finding the best baby products for the value.
After learning that the average mom spends over $11,000 in baby gear in the first year of a child's life, Hollie decided that expectant moms and dads needed more help in deciding which baby gear to invest in. Because let's face it, strollers today are investments! Pooling together an independent coalition of moms, pediatricians and baby safety experts, Hollie started Baby Gizmo. Today she has received almost 9 million youtube views, and the best part, Hollie takes absolutely no money from companies for her reviews.
So what should you register for? We asked our favorite Pier to Peer Girls, and Kimberly responded with this incredibly helpful list that is MomMe approved:
The amount of baby products on the market today is mind-blowing! Here is a list of some of my favorite products! What are yours?
Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets
Aden + Anais swaddle blankets are of soft, breathable, natural muslin. In addition to blankets Aden + Anais also makes bibs, burp cloths and other soft, gorgeous baby products.
Bella Tunno Pacifier Clips
Bella Tunno pacifier clips are functional and fashionable way to keep your child's pacifier clean and easy to locate!
Trumpet Socks are my absolute favorite. These little socks make already adorable baby feet even more adorable. They have stylish socks for both little boys and girls! If you are looking for a fun gift for a special friend, these little socks are sure to be a hit!
RaZbaby RaZberry Teether
RaZbaby this little teether was a favorite in my family! It looks like a pacifier, but the bumpy surface of the raspberry is soothing for sore gums.
Pottery Barn Kids Monogrammed Hooded Towels
Pottery Barn hooded towels are my favorite. They are soft on skin and keep babies warm when they come out of the tub or even the pool! The monogramming feature offered by Pottery Barn Kids makes these towels even more adorable.
Pewi Ybike Ride On Toy and Walking Buddy
The Pewi Ybike Ride On Toy and Walking Buddy is so much fun! Little ones can use it as a support when learning to take those first steps and then ride on it like a small bike as they grow. We got one of these for my niece for her first birthday and she absolutely loves it!
The Puj Tub is a fantastic infant bath tub! It is soft, fits in the sink, cradles the baby to keep her comfortable and protected, and lays flat for easy storage.
Born Free Bottles
Born Free are BPA-free and the active flow venting helps reduces colic symptoms. They sell both plastic and glass bottles with leveled nipples in addition to training and toddler cups for children as they grow.
Kate Spade Diaper Bag
Treating yourself to a cute diaper bag is a "must do" in my book. This Kate Spade diaper bag makes it easy to organize bottles, diapers, wipes and other necessities and includes a baby changing pad.
Bumbo Baby Seat
The Bumbo Baby Seat helps babies sit up comfortable and independently. We loved using this little seat for feedings. Clipping on the attachable table turns this little seat into a great place for serving finger foods or place small toys.
Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack
Boon Grass Countertop Drying Tack is a drying rack that won't be an eyesore in your kitchen. Check out their new twig attachment that allows for added drying space for small bottle parts and pacifiers.
WiFi Baby Video Monitor for iPhones, iPads & Androids
The Wifi Baby video monitor is ah-mazing. The camera stays in the baby's room, but once the app is installed on your iphone, ipad or android you can see you baby from anywhere you go!
Manhattan Toy Baby Toys
Manhattan Toy Baby Toys were some of my kids favorites. The creators of these toys clearly understand about child development and use this understanding to produce toys perfect for each age level.
ERGO Baby Carrier
There are numerous baby carriers on the market, but the ERGO Baby Carrier is truly my favorite. It is simply to put on, allows for holding the baby in various positions and is comfortable for parent and child.
Boon Spoons make feeding purees simple and mess-free! Check out their new attachments to Plum Baby Organic products!
Good Nite Lite
The Good Nite Lite is a behavior modification tool that helps teach children when it is time to stay in their beds and when it is time to rise and shine!
Putumayo Kids' CDs
Putumayo World Music Adventures has a wide collection of CDs for children. They include an eclectic mix of music from around the globe with a playlist that will fit any music lovers tastes. My children still ask to hear these tunes in the car everyday! Our favorites are Animal Playground and Dreamland.
Angel Dear Lovies
Angel Dear lovies are soft and adorable. They make the perfect security blankets for little ones! In addition to their line of blankets, Angel Dear also makes larger blankets, pillow friends, clothing and other beautiful products.