by christine victoria alexander

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


The typical baby registry can be a bit boring with the typical onesies, burp cloths, pacifiers, and that one big item you're hoping all your friends will go in on together. Here are some fun little extras to spice up your registry (or buy for yourself!) that you and baby are sure to enjoy for a long time!

Instagram worthy knit dolls. 
I love love love the knit dolls from Cuddle and Kind! They are a wonderful family-owned company helping feed children in need - every doll sold provides 10 meals! You can read more about their mission here.
P.S. Isaac, if you're reading this the new baby needs one... 

A sling or wrap. 
Babywearing is so big right now! There are a bunch of companies that make beautiful slings and wraps - my favorites are Solly Baby and Wildbird.

Not your average swaddle. 
Swaddles might seem like a boring registry item, but when you see the ones from The Ollie World or Little Unicorn you might change your mind! Also check out the blankets from Captain Silly Pants - they have the most adorable prints! 

A cozy nest. 
While I haven't used a DockATot with my babies (yet!), I don't know a mom that has one and doesn't love it and rave about it! If you're looking for something similar with a more affordable price tag there are a bunch of similar styles on Amazon, like this one

The best baby products, ever. 
I found Tubby Todd on Instagram and love everything they are about! Made in the USA from only natural, organic, plant-based ingredients and family-owned! Their products have glowing reviews - you can't go wrong with anything from this company!

A photo session.
Is there anything more sweet and beautiful than those first few hours/days/weeks with a sleepy newborn?! I can't tell you how many times I've pulled out my box of photos to look through all the girls' baby pictures. I took hundreds and still don't feel like I have enough. Loving this candid shoot in the hospital and this one done at home.

Peace of mind. 
A favorite tech toy for mamas; the Owlet is a little pricier than a pack of onesies but just as useful! The Owlet tracks your baby's heart rate and oxygen levels and alerts you if they fall out of a preset range. Olive was such a sound sleeper when she was little, Isaac and I couldn't even tell she was breathing she would sleep so still - this would have helped us relax knowing she was fine and we didn't need to worry. 

A storage-friendly bath tub.
I love my Puj tub! I think it was my first purchase when we found out we were pregnant and worth every penny. New mamas do not need to be bending over bath tubs! Get a Puj. It will save your back and make bath time so so fun! Bonus: it stores flat!

Toys that last forever.  
Wooden toys are classic and basically last forever. I'm a huge fan! Crate & Kids has a good selection for babes of all ranges. I also love just about every Hape toy on the market and usually give them as baby gifts! 

Classic baby books. 
I grew up on Winnie the Pooh and Beatrix Potter (didn't we all?) and I can't wait to share those same stories with my baby girls. Check out this hardback copy of The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter, or this one of The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh!

Ok, I hope this gave you some fun ideas for your registry (& gifting)! Have a great week! xx Christine


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