If you’ve been to Nordstrom in the last few months, you know that they have significantly upgraded their kids section. They have expanded outside of clothes and accessories and have begun selling strollers, cribs, highchairs and tons of other baby gear. If you know me, you know that Nordstrom is my all-time favorite store. I’ve been a loyal Nordy girl since my mother first introduced me to this fantastic store as a little girl. So you can imagine how upset I am that they haven’t started a baby registry program yet. I keep saying I’m going to write a letter to headquarters and suggest it. In the meantime, I just keep filling my online shopping cart with all of my favorite baby products. So here’s what I would have registered for if Nordstrom had a baby registry…
1 // Stokke Sleepi Mini Crib – So I wouldn’t actually expect someone to buy a crib for us as a shower gift, but I would still include it on the registry so that when we purchased it ourselves, I could get my Nordstrom points. I’ll talk more about this crib in my nursery post, but for now I’ll just say that I am absolutely in love with it.
2 // aden + anais ‘Serenity Star’ Baby Monitor – This is one of the top products on my registry list. This product is a clock, nightlight, feeding diary, temperature gauge and a sound machine all wrapped up into a cute little decor item for your baby’s nursery. It’s also portable so you can bring it with you when you travel.
3 // Ubbi Diaper Pail – This diaper pail is made of steel so that it won’t retain dirty diaper odors. It also comes in a ton of colors so you can find the exact shade for your baby’s nursery. It can hold up to 35 diapers and doesn’t require any special trash bags.
4 // The Honest Company ‘City’ Faux Leather Diaper Backpack – There are a ton of cute diaper bags on the market, but it’s surprisingly difficult to find one that would work for dad as well. I don’t want my husband to be embarrassed to carry our baby’s diaper bag when he’s on duty. This backpack is chic, functional and gender neutral.
5 // OXO Tot ‘Sprout’ Chair – Most highchairs are the opposite of cute. I understand that our house is going to look very different after our baby is born, but the more products I can find that fit into the decor of our house, the better. The legs of this highchair match our kitchen table perfectly.
6 // Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe – Sam and I both have the adult version of this robe so our baby has to have one too. And I know the price seems outrageous, but if you’ve ever touched a Barefoot Dreams robe or blanket, you know they are worth every single penny.
7 // Gund Comfy Cozy Bear Blanket – Our townhouse has hardwood floors throughout so I’m shopping for a few ultra plush rugs for our living room and the nursery. I love this blanket because it will add a little extra cushion during tummy time and diaper changes on the floor.
8 // Dr. Browns All-in-One Baby Bottle Gift Set – My sister-in-law used Dr. Browns bottles with my niece and had great results so I’m hoping our baby will love them too. This set is amazing for new moms because it includes everything you need to get started with bottle-feeding.
9 // nuna ‘Sena’ Travel Crib – A travel crib is an absolute must for us. Not only do we travel a lot (mostly to visit my family in Northern Virginia), but we also live in a townhouse that would never be described as “baby friendly.” We have a modern, open staircase with an iron railing – I’m already having nightmares. So I plan to keep this travel crib in our living room for times when I need to use the restroom, cook, etc.
10 // ERGObaby ‘360’ Carrier – I’ve read all about the benefits of babywearing so I’ve already picked out a few different carriers that I want to try. I love this one because it can be used in four different positions. And from what I’ve read, it’s one of the most comfortable carriers on the market. (I’m also dying for this one.)
11 // Comotomo Baby Slow Flow Bottles – I am planning to breastfeed, but I am not against pumping and using bottles when necessary. Especially since I know my husband will want to feed the baby too. I’ve read that these bottles are great because they are soft and squeezable and therefore mimic breastfeeding. I’m planning to use these when we first introduce bottles.
12 // Mustela Newborn Set – I think gift sets like this one make perfect baby shower gifts. I’m super overwhelmed by all of the baby bath products on the market, but I’ve read a ton of great reviews on Mustela products so they’re at the top of my list.
13 // Stokke ‘Steps’ Bouncer – I love this bouncer because 1) it isn’t a million different colors with a bunch of animals on it, 2) it can be used with Stokke’s ‘Steps’ Chair and 3) it looks really plush and comfortable.
14 // Puj Infant Tub – I have an irrational fear about bathing newborns, but this tub makes it seem less scary. It can easily fit into the bathroom sink in the nursery and we can hang it flat to dry after each bath.
15 // Salisbury Pewter Personalized Brush and Comb Set – I love heirloom-quality baby gifts. I want to make sure our baby has a few special, personalized items that he/she can save for their own children and this set is perfect for that.
16 // Mud Pie ‘To The Moon’ Wall Art – We live in a rental so we have to get any paint colors or other major decor changes approved by our landlord. Because of that, we’ve decided to keep the walls in the nursery white and use wall art to personalize the space. I’m thinking about doing a gallery wall and this would be a sweet addition to it.
17 // Mary Meyer Giraffe Play Mat – As I mentioned above, I’m planning to collect as many plush play mats as I can to make our hardwood floors more comfortable for our baby. And really, is there anything cuter than a giraffe?
18 // Boppy Newborn Lounger – We used this newborn lounger with my niece who constantly demanded to be held. If she was awake, she wasn’t a huge fan, but she actually slept pretty well in it so I’m hoping my baby will do the same.
19 // aden + anais Classic Swaddle Cloths – Everyone knows that aden + anais makes the best swaddle blankets. I’m planning to stock up on these because they can be used for so many different things: swaddle blanket, nursing cover, burp cloth, etc.
20 // Nordstrom Baby Wrap Top & Footed Pants – Full Disclosure: I bought this outfit very soon after I found out I was pregnant. We’re going to take our baby home from the hospital in it. It’s so soft and simple and I know that it will look great in the hundreds of photos we take on that day.