We have a new Savvy Sassy Mom, Katie and she is expecting her first child! So I asked her to write a little bit about how this holiday season is a little different and what are some of the baby registry must haves she is hoping to see under her Christmas tree….
This year, my Christmas list looks a little bit different than years past. This year, it isn’t all about me anymore, and instead includes a very special little someone that we’re expecting in the spring! As a first-time expecting mama, when I write out my wish list of holiday gifts, the majority of things on it have something to do with the baby! I just can’t help my excitement. Plus, baby items are just so darn cute, I can’t resist!
Being pregnant during the holiday season has always been something I’ve thought I wanted, but I never really put any consideration into the fact that most of my wants would shift totally from me to the baby. Instead of daydreaming about the latest designer handbag, I have been thinking about the cutest and most stylish diaper bag I can get my hands on. In lieu of a new wardrobe for myself, I’ve been searching for the cutest layette set and baby blankets. You can have your latest high-tech gadgets, I’m more interested in the most current baby gear on the market. Isn’t it funny how things change?
Katie, Expecting Savvy Sassy Mom
So, when Katie asked me what are some of the best products that she should be thinking about registering for, I curated the ultimate holiday wish list for her — and you! Here are some of my favorite baby registry must haves.
1. Little Giraffe Chenille Blanket, $69
Probably my favorite baby product of all time. Each of my babies had these blankets and they moved up to the throw size and I even have one! This is the original chenille luxury blanket for baby. Many have tried to copy this, but there is only one true Little Giraffe baby blanket. This is the best baby shower gift.
2. Belly Bandit Rosie Pope Design, $69
For new moms looking to help shrink their waistline and get back to that pre-baby bod, this is for you. The Belly Bandit helps support the back, core muscles and helps minimize stretch marks all while helping you look slimmer. The Belly Bandit is a favorite among celebrities, including Rosie Pope, she has designed a special organic collection and a special pink Belly Bandit that benefits Breast Cancer research.
3. StorkSak Diaper Bag, $198
Everyone wants a stylish diaper bag and StorkSak is known for their sophisticated designs that disguise all those diapers and new mom essentials. These beautiful bags look like a traditional handbag but designed with all the extra pockets and compartments to keep you organized when on the move. Olivia comes with a removable make-up bag, padded changing mat, thermo-insulated bottle holder and wipe clean linings throughout.
4. Swaddle Designs, Duo swaddling blankets, receiving blanket & zzZipMe Sack $89
If you haven’t seen these swaddling blankets from Swaddle Designs, you will love them! Before baby comes home, you may think receiving blankets are mostly for show. But you will use them all the time, I promise! These receiving blankets are the best I have seen, and the sleep sack is a must-have for those squirmy little legs to stay covered and warm.
5. Motorola Baby Monitor, $240
You know you need a baby monitor… but have you seen how amazing this Motorola model is? Not just sound, but video. Seriously, you feel like you are right next to your little bundle while she sleeps and you can be in the other room relaxing. Peace of mind is priceless when you are a mom — trust me.
6. Baby Bjorn Cradle, cradle $349, canopy 99.95.
Every baby is going to need a place to sleep and the Baby Bjorn cradle is a perfect little nest to let your baby rest. I love the simple and modern design. With a slight touch of the hand the cradle rocks very gently creating a tiny but smooth bounce for baby. This cradle is super lightweight and can go anywhere in the house!
7. Little Me, Zip hoodie and onesie footie with hat (choice of girl, boy, neutral) $69
If you have been searching for the cutest little duds for your new little one, you have got to see what Little Me has to offer! They have the cutest layette items, hands down. This zip hoodie will be one your baby almost daily as an extra layer that’s extra cute.
8. Stokke Tripp Trapp, $249
The ultimate high chair that grows with your child. This is a big ticket item that every new mom should register for. This high chair will be your child’s favorite chair from diapers to day care — and on into the teen years. Stokke makes an award-winning collection of modern and stylish products for style savvy parents.
9. Boppy, Nursing Pillow $39 & Mom Body Pillow $59
The Boppy may possibly become your BFF when you have your baby! We love both the nursing pillow and the body pillow for mom and think that these should be on every expectant mom’s wish list.
10. Blooming Bath, $49
I’ve already declared this to be the cutest baby bath tub on the planet! You are sure to get some adorable photos from this precious flower. It’s a soft and cozy place for your baby to sit while you bathe her. The women at the baby shower will go crazy when the expecting mom opens up this gift!
A note from the editor…
These were handpicked by me. No one paid to be on this list. This is not a gift guide you could buy your way into, it was simply earned. I created this list and promotion to give back to our readers and celebrate the holidays! If I were pregnant I would want to see every single one of these under my Christmas tree. I have been a fan of these brands for years.
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