I feel I have been doing baby registries for the last 5 years. On the Twins registry, I went crazy and bought so many things that weren't worth it and some that were amazing. My second time around I didn't buy much since I had Jack 20 months apart from the Twins and everything was in great condition.
This time I am almost starting from scratch and I am so excited! I will try new thing that my friends have recommended, but I will be using some old school items as well.
There are so many baby items and brands that sometimes it's very hard to choose. So, here you will find all of my recommendations (with links included) that I have used or seen my friends use. I hope this can help and guide many future mommies when doing their registry.
Crib: They are so many options when choosing a crib, I bought the cribs for the twins in Newport Cottages the quality is so good that 5 years latter I am still going to use it. Another brand that I have heard that is very good and great price is BabyLetto.
Crib mattress: I have been using the pebble pure from Nook for my three kids and still using it this time around, its amazing!
Changer: Same as the crib, bought mine from Newport Cottages and its been amazing, I love that is big and it fits everything.
Changing pad: I am still using the one that I bought when I had the twins from Nook, I really like it, but now that have a really good one that is made from rubber, so you don’t have to put cover on it and it is easy to clean. Here is the link to it.
Rocker or glider: I am obsessed with mine from Dutalier and I am going to use it again, I am going to change the fabric.
Decoration: This is where you can really have fun! This time around most of my decoration I am getting at Restoration Hardware.
Diaper caddie: There are many good options when it comes to organizing you changing table, some good ones are the organizers from Pottery Barn, Skip Hop, Ubbi, etc.
Changing pad covers: I always buy mine at Nini and Loli, since I have the changing pad that all of my kids used, but now a days they are using a really cool one that is a plastic mat so you don’t need covers.
Bottles: I have used Avent Natural with my three boys and plan to use the same. But I recommend not to buy to many bottles until you figure out which one suits your baby better. You have to test them to see.
Pacifiers with pod: I use pacifiers a lot. This is the way I kept my kids on schedule and I sleep trained them. I have always used Suavinex but you can only but them in Europe (my sister gets mine from Israel). I also recommend testing a few before purchasing many.
Baby stroller with basinet (sheets): for me it was very important to have a stroller with basinet so the baby could sleep good anywhere we went. There are many good options no a days, but the two that I am more familiar with are any of the Bugaboo strollers (I have the Donkey because it is for twins). Another one I like a lot is Mamas and Papas Urbo 2. Don't forget that you will need sheets for the basinet.
Lightweight Stroller: the most practical stroller I have seen is the Yo-Yo.
Swing: I have the 4Moms Mamaroo since I had the twins, but I feel there is better ones and less bulky. I have seen some good one from Fisher-Price, but I am not sure which one to get yet. I will let you know which one I decide later on.
Play yard with basinet: I have never owned one but I have had some loaned and this time I am getting the Guava Family Lotus crib because it has an amazing basinet adaptor that I can use next to my bed in the beginning. Afterwards I'll continue to use as it's very small and easy to travel with.
Nursing pillow: I am very old school with this and I love the original Boppy Pillow.
Nursing cover: Baby Au Lait has an amazing muslin fabric cover that I love because the fabric is more breathable and lighter.
Brest pump with accessories (bottles and storage bags): I own and love the Medela Pump in Style Advance. I am sure there are newer ones but this one really works for me. I also really like their accessories, like their storage bags and bottles.