Most people know the big ticket items they need: crib, stroller, car seat, etc. Here's a list of some of the smaller things that helped in a HUGE way.
Oxo Tot Perfect Pull for Wipes
When I was pregnant one of my friends pretty much forced me to register for this. I did’t really understand what the big deal was, but once we were using it I understood how amazing this is. It allows you to store wipes on the changing table and grab one with one hand which is invaluable for those late night and squirmy diaper changes.
Pro-tip: I wouldn’t register for a wipe warmer – most babies don’t care if the wipes are warm and cold and I’d just wait to see what kind of baby you have.
Dimmable Touch Tap Light
I ended up buying two of these lights; one for our room and one for the nursery. I don’t use them as much anymore now that Jack is sleeping through the night, but these were SO helpful for those late night feeds. You can easily just touch them to turn them on while holding a baby and you can set it so it’s very dim so that you don’t wake your little one up.
Complete Nursery Care Kit
This care kit pretty much takes all the thinking out of the equation. It has had everything we could’ve possibly needed before we even knew we needed it. Thermometer, hair brush, bulb syrine (trust me, you’ll need this), nail clippers, etc. This kit made us prepared for just about anything.
Portable Changing Mat
I still use this 8 months later. It is super handy and has storage for wipes/diapers and when it unfolds it’s a mat for your little one so they don’t have to be in direct contact with those gnarly changing tables. This is a must have.
Nursing Cover, Baby Car Seat Cover, Infant Stroller Cover, Scarf, etc.
This all-in-one piece of fabric was so amazing to have handy especially when traveling. You can use it as a nursing cover, a baby car seat cover, a stroller cover, and beyond.