multi-purpose cloth diapers - the old school gerber kind work great. Between spit, spit-up, drool, and leaks (of all kinds) these are great to have on hand and stashed in discrete corners of your home, car and office. Now that Behr is nearly two, I have just stopped needing these as frequently.
waterproof crib pads - I like the carters crib pads because they don't wrap all the way around the mattress. Note: I also use a mattress protector designed for the correct dimensions of my crib mattress. Next I layer carter's pad, crib sheet, cater's pad, crib sheet, until I run out of crib sheets. This has saved me countless times when Behr has been sick and sweaty at night, or his diapers has leaked. I simple strip the top layer and the mattress is ready to go again. No need to fumble around for clean sheets (or find a place to store them!).
belly lotion - find what you love, and feel free to ask people to indulge you. your final months of pregnancy and the few after you give birth are especially important to hydrate your skin. my pick is tummy rub from mama mio.
nursing pads - you will need these. whether you go the disposable route (lansinoh work best) or reusable organic cotton, add them to your registry.
diapers - this might seem like a no-brainer, but until I started receiving lots of boxes of random diaper brands, I never thought to tell people what I was actually hoping to have Behr wear. Thanks to generous family, friends, and co-workers and a brief stint with cloth, we didn't end up buying any disposable diapers until Behr was over nine months old, a huge money saver!
So there you have my list.
The items I love so much, they are back on the list for baby #2!
Mommas, what have you found to be the most essential baby registry items?
Do you agree with the items I listed? Have any additions to make?
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