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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Congratulations! You've got a baby on the way and you feel...unprepared. But don't sweat it—we've made a mega list for you to use as baby registry inspiration.

By Ariel Brewster

49 awesome baby products for your registry

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Best baby products for your registry

Skip Hop 3-Stage Activity Center

This three-stage play station (it converts to a toddler table) is adaptable and way more attractive than your average ExerSaucer. Every parent needs a “circle of neglect,” and most babies love being able to stand and play. $165, snugglebugz.ca

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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Finn & Emma Wood Play Gym

There are tons of overhead activity gyms for infants—this one is easier on adult eyes, and adjusts to two heights. The detachable dangling rattle dolls can also be used on a stroller bar or bucket car seat handle. $170, westcoastkids.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Skip Hop Playspot Geo Foam Floor Tiles

Once your baby learns to sit up (and therefore topple over), you’ll be looking to surround him with pillows and soft surfaces. Register for some foam tiles now and store them under a bed for later. $95, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Fisher-Price Fun ’n Fold Bouncer

Trust us, you’re gonna need a safe place to put your baby while you do fun and glamorous things like pee. Or unload the dishwasher. This vibrating seat folds flat, and the fabric (a new-in-2017 design) is machine washable. $70, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Lulujo Baby’s First Year Blanket and Cards Set

Pose your baby on the blanket once a month to document how fast she’s growing. Pretty soon, she’ll be rolling right off the blanket and chewing on the cards. $25, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie la Girafe is essentially a squeaky chew toy, but it’s not for your dog, it’s for your baby. Many infants—especially those who are teething—go gaga for Sophie. (Ed note: Never take Sophie into the bath, as mould can grow inside the toy.) $30, toysrus.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Change Pad

You don’t need to invest in a brand-new changing table if you simply add a changing pad to the top of a dresser you already own. (You’ll also want a few changing pad covers.) Babies R Us Contour Change Pad: $35, toysrus.caKushies Flannel Change Pad Fitted Sheet: $15, well.ca.

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Playtex Diaper Genie Expressions Pail

Playtex is now making “sleeves” for their Diaper Genies, so you can colour-coordinate your diaper pail with the rest of the nursery. Playtex Diaper Genie Expressions Pail with Starter Refill: $36, toysrus.caPlaytex Expression Sleeves in Clover Grey, Pink Starburst, and Blue Knit: $13 each, toysrus.ca.

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Crib

This crib has four different mattress heights (you’ll need to adjust it once your babe learns to pull up and stand) and converts to a daybed or toddler bed with safety rail. It also comes in white, natural pine, and espresso. $549, westcoastkids.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

BABYBJÖRN Cradle

This cradle is ideal for the first few months, when you’re likely keeping your baby near your bedside. You can see through the breathable mesh sides (which lets you check on your little one without getting up), and the spare, simple design may appeal to minimalist parents. $359, walmart.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper

This is Halo’s newest Bassinest design, in a soft trendy grey pattern. It’s height-adjustable and swivels toward you in bed (which is especially handy if you’re recovering from a C-section). Exhausted parents will love the automatic rocking and vibrate settings, and there’s a handy storage caddy (great for pacifiers, breast pads and extra burp rags). $370, westcoastkids.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Maxi-Cosi Mico AP 2.0 Infant Car Seat

When shopping for a bucket car seat, make sure it’s compatible with whatever stroller you buy. It’s nice to be able to click the seat in to a stroller base without needing an additional bulky adaptor. This Maxi-Cosi model is one of the lightest infant car seats on the market (a major pro, because you’ll be lugging it around a lot!). $330, snugglebugz.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Swaddles

You can use these soft muslin blankets as receiving blankets, burp cloths, stroller shades, nursing covers and traditional swaddles. Stock up! $55, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station

This diaper clutch can turn any bag into a diaper bag. The pocket holds 2-3 diapers, there’s a refillable air-tight wipes container, and the whole thing unfolds to become a changing pad. $40, snugglebugz.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Sudocrem Diaper Ointment

Pots of diaper cream are like the baby shower equivalent of stocking stuffers. The zinc oxide in Sudocrem helps battle diaper rash and eczema. $9, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

HoMedics SoundSpa Portable Sound Machine

A white noise machine can help babies soothe themselves to sleep. This one is small enough to pack on trips to Grandma’s house, and offers a few different settings, including standard white noise, rain, ocean waves, thunder and babbling brook. $30, walmart.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Nursing Pillow Covers

If you’re planning to breastfeed, you might want a nursing pillow to support the baby and keep you from hunching over. The Boppy design is one of the most popular nursing pillows; add a cute cover in a design you love. Cru’s Cactus, $35 USD, cadenlane.com. Gray Arrow, $25 USD, cadenlane.comGold & Mint, $25 USD, cadenlane.com.

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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Lifefactory Glass Bottle Straw Cap & Turqouise Silicone Sleeve

Breastfeeding moms get super thirsty, so it’s important to stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle with a straw on your nightstand and wherever else you nurse most often. $32, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Philips Avent Natural 9-ounce Bottles

All babies have different bottle preferences—you might have to try out a few different bottle brands and nipple combos before finding out what works for your little one. These are the Philips Avent Natural BPA-free bottles with Natural nipples. $40 for a five-pack, walmart.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

MEDELA Calma Bottle

Medela, the breast pump maker, also markets their own compatible bottles. The Calma bottle and nipple set is designed to closely mimic breastfeeding. $20, sears.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner & Stand

You’ll want a designated brush to scrub all those bottles and sippy cups. $13, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Boon Grass Drying Rack

You don’t need a separate drying rack for freshly sanitized bottles and breast pump parts, but it’s nice to have a designated, clean spot for them. $20, walmart.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Mini NIghtlights

A nightlight helps drowsy parents when they’re stumbling to find the crib—or a lost pacifier—in the middle of the night. Pear, $15, westcoastkids.caCloud, $20, westcoastkids.caStar, $17, westcoastkids.caPopsicle, $19, westcoastkids.ca 

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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier Green

Buy a few different brands of soothers to try out—newborns can be picky about pacifiers. Pack of two. $6, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Ergobaby Four-Position 360 Baby Carrier

This structured carrier can accomodate babies who prefer facing out and babies who want to be snuggled into your chest. There’s also a hip carry and a back carry option. Don’t forget to add the Easy Snug Infant Insert to your registry (for newborns seven to 12 pounds). $215, well.ca

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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier

An in-room humidifier is one of the only ways you can safely treat your baby’s first cold. Register for one now instead of scrambling to run out and buy one last minute—you’re basically stocking your medicine cabinet. $80, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller

We love the one-handed fold, manoeuvrability and roomy cargo space of this mid-priced stroller. Recline the seat and it transforms into a mobile bassinet with a huge canopy. $500, snugglebugz.ca

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49 awesome baby products for your registry

Miracle Blanket Swaddle

Have you mastered swaddling yet? It’s one of Harvey Karp’s five “S tips” for soothing a newborn. The Miracle Blanket helps new parents get an especially snug fit when wrapping up their bundles of joy. $30, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Summer Infant 1-2-3 Taking a Bath Tub

A supportive infant-specific tub will make bath time easier for the first four to six months or so. (Newborns are pretty floppy!) $30, walmart.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath

Stock up on baby shampoo and bubble bath—you’ll go through it quickly (especially after your baby starts solids and specializes in making messes). $10, burtsbees.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth Set

This sweet, citrus-y baby towel set comes with a matching wash cloth. $45, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Bliss

The newest Baby Bjorn bouncer, the Bliss design, is 100 percent cotton and comes in quilted grey, beige, dusty pink and midnight blue shades. There are three recline options, and no plugs or batteries: your baby powers this seat with his own kicks and wiggles. $270, westcoastkids.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Fisher-Price Revolve Swing

Some infants hate swings, others love them. If your baby is fussy or suffers from reflux, an automatic swing might be a sanity saver. The soothing mobile on this model has mirrors and cute pastel elephants. $159, toysrus.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Aden & Anais Silky Soft Snap Bibs

Add a few bibs to your registry. They’re useful at mealtime, of course, but they’re also great for soaking up drool caused by teething. Indigo Shibori 3-pack. $30, westcoastkids.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Aden & Anais Tea Bandana Bib

Bandana bibs like this one are everywhere right now, and fit well even on the teeny-tiniest little ones. $14, well.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Lulla Doll Sleep Companion

You may have seen the Lulla Doll, an Icelandic invention, discussed in online parenting groups. To mimic the sounds of the womb, this plush doll plays a recording of a caregiver’s heartbeat and breathing. Some parents say it sounds like Darth Vader, others say, “Whatever—it works!” (Ed note: For babies under 12 months, it’s safest to use the attached strap to secure the doll to a crib rail, instead of leaving it loose in the crib.) $100, amazon.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

LEKA Baby Gym

IKEA sells an affordable, not-too-bright and not-too-garish padded activity gym perfect for play time. $35, ikea.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

The Honest Company Diapers

Yes, you can totally add diapers to your baby registry. Eventually you’ll figure out which brands and styles work best on your baby’s bum, but go ahead and try some fun, cute patterns, too. $35 for 60, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Winter Water Factory Summer Romper

Whether you register for them or not, you’ll get tons of cute baby clothes at your shower. We love the organic cotton prints from this Brooklyn-based kids’ wear company. $42 USD, winterwaterfactory.com

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Organic Peas and Carrots Footed Onesie

Register for one-piece sleepers and jammies in a variety of sizes. $37, gapcanada.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Boob Design ”Fast Food” Maternity Bra

You’re going to need some comfy nursing bras. This one is seamless, underwire-free and machine-washable, yet still cute. $65, thebay.com

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Fleur Wireless Nursing Bra

Nursing bras can still be sexy and lacy. (Even when you’re covered in spit-up and haven’t left the house in three days.) $72, anita.com

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair

You won’t need a high chair for the first few months, but if your shower guests are looking to contribute big-ticket items, go ahead and register for one now. We love how sleek and modern (and easy to wipe down) this new-in-2017 model is. $195, snugglebugz.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Tripp Trapp

The Stokke Tripp Trapp is an iconic Scandinavian high chair from the 1970s, designed to grow with your baby from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond. New for 2017: you can now get the back of your Tripp Trapp custom-engraved with your child’s name. Don’t forget to register for the baby set attachment ($76), too. $329, ellaandelliot.com

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Little One Dinnerware Set

You won’t really use this fruit-tastic dishware set until your baby’s at least six months old, but it sure is adorable. $38 USD, anthropologie.com

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Marcus & Marcus Snack Bowl

This on-the-go snack cup is great for stroller rides and outings—the Cheerios won’t go flying everywhere if baby decides to shake it like a rattle. $13, snugglebugz.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Skip Hop Central Park Outdoor Blanket

Make the most of summer with a water-resistant blanket to protect your picnic (and your roly-poly baby) from soggy grass. This design folds up into its own carrying case. $60, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Banz Baby Earmuffs

If you’re hoping to bring your baby along to music festivals and sports games, you’re going to want some teeny-tiny hearing protectors. These work for kids 0-2 years. $40, indigo.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

Woodland Canvas Growth Chart by Wee Gallery

A growth chart is a great shower gift, sure to be used for years to come. $57, snugglebugz.ca

49 awesome baby products for your registry

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This article was originally published on Jan 24, 2018
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