Pregnant Chicken's Kick-Ass Registry

Pregnant Chicken's Kick-Ass Registry

Last Updated: April 17, 2016
Pregnant Chicken's Kick-Ass Registry

“Everything in my registry (for my fake baby, Flick of course) assumes that I’m starting from scratch again but with the knowledge I have now. I’m not suggesting you buy all of it (obviously) but I wanted to point out the products that I really love and how they are helpful.” ~ Pregnant Chicken

General


BB Blocks Bold: Baby Age Photo Blocks (Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Pictures) - $31.99

BB Blocks Bold: Baby Age Photo Blocks (Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Pictures)

These are so cool and even have grades (i.e. Grade 1) so you can use them for a loooong time.

PRIMO EuroBath - White - $23.52

PRIMO EuroBath - White

This little tub is fantastic. When they are infants you put them on one side (the little crotch stop prevents them from sliding down) and when they are a little bigger you use the other side. Nothing to get stinky or gross either.

Baby K'tan Baby Carrier - Black, Small - $49.95

Baby K'tan Baby Carrier - Black, Small

Originally I had the Moby wrap listed but more of you preferred the K’tan so I swapped it out. Personally, I don’t think you can go wrong with either.

Baby Gear


The Original Cushy Closer Door Cushion (Gray Chevron) - $10.95

The Original Cushy Closer Door Cushion (Gray Chevron)

When they are newborns it stops the ‘click’ from the door (they can sleep through fire trucks but a closing door with wake them right up for some reason). When they are older it stops little fingers from getting caught in the door.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo - Rainforest -  - $69.88

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo - Rainforest -

If you don’t have a great doorway to hang a jumper, this is a great alternative.

Graco Bumper Jumper - Little Jungle - $39.99

Graco Bumper Jumper - Little Jungle

Words cannot express how much my son loved his Jumper. I even got to make dinner one night with two hands. TWO HANDS!!!

Hudson Baby Flannel Receiving Blankets 4 Pack - $11.99

Hudson Baby Flannel Receiving Blankets 4 Pack

These guys are flannel goodness and get high marks from other parents.

Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus, Aqua/White - Auqa/White -  - $81.99

Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus, Aqua/White - Auqa/White -

Okay, this is the one I had and it went off when my husband picked up my son and forgot to turn it off and I nearly busted through the wall like the effing Kool Aid man. That said, it certainly works and if you’re paranoid about SIDS like I was, it may give you a little peace of mind.

Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera - Black  - $205.49

Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera - Black

This one hooks up to your computer and has amazing resolution.

Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom - $158.99

Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom

I like video monitors because you can see what’s going on with the noise. Now this is the fanciest of the bunch and the ones with fewer bells and whistles are less expensive.

Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard  - $204.00

Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

Don’t let “travel” trip you up. You can use this as a portable play pen outside, in other parts of your home AND for travel. It only weighs 13lbs and is a snap to put up.

Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit 6-9 months - Cream Cotton - $39.95

Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit 6-9 months - Cream Cotton

Any baby that needs to transition out of swaddling will love this little sleep suit because it’s heavy enough to muffle their reflexive startles that tend to wake them up.

Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper - Aqua Stone Fashion - Neutral -  - $55.69

Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper - Aqua Stone Fashion - Neutral -

This sleeper/chair get up is like a portable second set of hands. It folds down flat so it’s great for travel too.

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket 4 Pack - Jungle Jam  - $49.95

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket 4 Pack - Jungle Jam

Register for muslin swaddlers. They have a million uses and you can’t have too many of them.

Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner - White - 1 Pack - $47.00

Marpac Dohm-DS Dual Speed Sound Conditioner - White - 1 Pack

Heed my words when I say “get a damn sound machine” This one gets amazing ratings and is a nursery staple for a gabillion parents.

Bamboo Mattress Protector - $69.00

Bamboo Mattress Protector

I can’t tell you how lovely this sucker is. It takes you from spit ups to toddler pees and it organic to boot. A little pricey but when you factor in that you’ll use it for years, it’s worth every penny. I expect to use this under my own ass when I’m in the old age home one day.

Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier - White  - $49.99

Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier - White

I am like an old Jewish Bubbie when it comes to humidity and I swear up and down that my kids don’t get as sick when their rooms are like an Amazon rain forest.

Babybjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Seat - Black/Dark Grey - $137.99

Babybjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Seat - Black/Dark Grey

This doesn’t look like much (especially considering the price tag) but it is a FABULOUS bouncer. It bounces from the weight of your baby (not batteries) and your baby is quite upright to combat reflux, etc.

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper - Premiere Series, Damask - $249.99

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper - Premiere Series, Damask

The bassinest is a great way to keep your baby close to you without having them right in the bed. It is sturdy as all hell (no tipping) and is great to have tucked right up to your bed.

Transportation


Britax Back Seat Mirror - Silver - $14.99

Britax Back Seat Mirror - Silver

Mirrors are a little dicey because some people feel they can become a projectile in a crash (just to let you know) but I loved having a shatter proof mirror in the back seat so I could see what they were up to. It also kept them rear facing longer and I felt that balanced my safety risks.

Britax EZ-Cling Sun Shades (2-pack) - $7.49

Britax EZ-Cling Sun Shades (2-pack)

If you need a sunshade get a cling instead of the suction cup version. They tend to be safer in a crash.

Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat - grey - $299.00

Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat - grey

I LOVE the click tight technology Britax came out with. No fiddling with anchors or sitting on it to secure, the seat lifts up and you secure it with the seat belt. AND it has the Quick-Adjust, No-Rethread Harness. As close as you’re going to get to “idiot proof”

BabyBjorn Original Baby Carrier - Black - $59.99

BabyBjorn Original Baby Carrier - Black

I loved this carrier because it was easy to get in and out of and was really comfortable – especially for really small babies.

Chicco Liteway Plus Stroller -Silver - $179.99

Chicco Liteway Plus Stroller -Silver

I know you can get umbrella strollers for like 30 bucks but I really think you get what you pay for in this category and I used mine A LOT. Honestly, if you live somewhere warm you could totally get away with a carrier and a great umbrella stroller and skip the big stroller altogether.

Graco® FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™Travel System in Gotham™ - Pierce - One Size

Graco® FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™Travel System in Gotham™ - Pierce - One Size

Okay, I’m trying to narrow down my stroller choices and it’s HARD to find a stroller to be all things to all people. This stroller system from Graco is another one that will suit many people’s needs. Plus, for $220 you get a stroller AND an infant car seat.

Britax 2014 B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System - Black - One Size

Britax 2014 B-Agile and B-Safe Travel System - Black - One Size

The B-Agile would be my next choice as a good stroller system for most people. It’s less expensive than the Vista but is still a damn good stroller.

UPPAbaby 2015 Vista Stroller, Pascal - $819.99

UPPAbaby 2015 Vista Stroller, Pascal

If you can’t stand the idea of stroller shopping and you’re okay with investing in something, I would recommend the Vista. It’s tried and true and can accommodate a second seat if you have more than one baby to tote around. It’s a beautiful stroller that will be suitable to a wide variety of people.

NIDO – Quilted | 7 A.M. Enfant - $59.00

NIDO – Quilted | 7 A.M. Enfant

This is an amazing car seat cover that keeps your baby toasty and warm but is also safe to use (it goes over the baby, not behind)

ERGOBaby carrier Organic | Green - $143.20

ERGOBaby carrier Organic | Green

I carried my two-and-a-half-year old son around on my back in one of these when I was 8 months pregnant with my second son. Pretty? Probably not, but it was surprisingly comfortable.

Clothing & Accessories


Smart Sheep 6-Pack XL Premium 100% Wool Dryer Balls (Reusable, #1 All-Natural Fabric Softener ~ Best Ranked, Great Gift) - $18.95

Smart Sheep 6-Pack XL Premium 100% Wool Dryer Balls (Reusable, #1 All-Natural Fabric Softener ~ Best Ranked, Great Gift)

Dryer balls are a great organic and a chemical-free way to dry all those baby clothes. (They are awesome to throw too.)

i play. Baby Unisex Solid Brim Sun Protection Hat UPF 50+ - $3.43

i play. Baby Unisex Solid Brim Sun Protection Hat UPF 50+

iPlay makes the best sun hats because they tie so the little monkeys can’t chuck it… and they will try to chuck it.

Zutano Fleece Bootie - Hot Pink - 6 Months - $15.60

Zutano Fleece Bootie - Hot Pink - 6 Months

These are amazing, soft, comfy booties that get incredible ratings (for good reason) and I’m pissed that they don’t come in my size!

Robeez Classic Bootie | 0 - 12 months - $25.17

Robeez Classic Bootie | 0 - 12 months

These are the best damn baby boots. They are warm. They never come off and they cover up the bare spot between the top of your socks and the bottom of your pants. They are also great for indoor slippers.

Cheeky Chompers 'Neckerchew Twinkle Twinkle' Baby 2-24 Month Adjustable Poppers - $21.99

Cheeky Chompers 'Neckerchew Twinkle Twinkle' Baby 2-24 Month Adjustable Poppers

This is a teether that’s attached to a rockin’ neckerchief so it doesn’t get dropped or lost. Plus, the bib portion soaks up all that teething drool.

Trumpette 6 Pair Sock Set - Rad Johnny-0-12 Months - $25.98

Trumpette 6 Pair Sock Set - Rad Johnny-0-12 Months

Not only are these sock adorable, they stay on teeny feet.

Nested Bean Zen Swaddle | 0 - 6 months - $29.99

Nested Bean Zen Swaddle | 0 - 6 months

This swaddle is crazy cool - it mimics how you hold baby. There are lightly weighted areas (beans) on both sides and at the center. Just like they’re in your arms.

guavamitts - smart, stay on baby mittens - 1 pack, diamond dots (cream) - $12.02

guavamitts - smart, stay on baby mittens - 1 pack, diamond dots (cream)

I used to think scratch mittens were stupid until I saw the damage newborn talons can do to their perfect, little faces. I love these ones because they don’t come off like those stupid mini bags that they typically sell. You only really need one pair.

BabyLegs Legwarmers - Fresca - One Size - $24.56

BabyLegs Legwarmers - Fresca - One Size

These are great for covering up that gap between boots and pants in cold weather, crawling and potty training.

Gerber - 5-Pack Flannel Receiving Blankets | Duck Print - $10.00

Gerber - 5-Pack Flannel Receiving Blankets | Duck Print

Get a billion of these. They work for wrapping them up, burp clothes, change pads, barf wipers, nursing tarps and sun shields.

HALO Sleepsack 100% Cotton Wearable Blanket - Cream - Large - $16.99

HALO Sleepsack 100% Cotton Wearable Blanket - Cream - Large

Sleep sacks are a safe, cozy way to sleep and Halo is the grand daddy of them.

Feeding


Bravado! Designs Women's Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra - $40.00

Bravado! Designs Women's Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

I just love Bravado nursing bras. They are comfortable and don’t give you uniboob.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote - Black -  - $197.99

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote - Black -

If you’re going to be doing some serious pumping then it’s worth investing in a good breast pump. Double check to see what your insurance will cover though.

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump - $26.45

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump

If you’re nursing at home and don’t need to do any heavy duty pumping, then a manual pump gets the job nicely for the occasional bottle.

Black & White Nursing Tank Bundle by Undercover Mama - Extra Long and Soft - $39.99

Black & White Nursing Tank Bundle by Undercover Mama - Extra Long and Soft

These nursing tanks are awesome. They aren’t bulky and attached right to your nursing bra or regular bra, plus, they are lovely and long!

Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcher - $11.56

Dr. Brown's Formula Mixing Pitcher

Formula mixing pitcher reduces clumps and air, and air is no bueno.

KLADD PRICKAR, Bib - $4.99

KLADD PRICKAR, Bib

A similar idea to the Bibit (it doesn’t have quite the coverage) but it still works great for a fraction of the price.

ANTILOP, Highchair with tray - $19.99

ANTILOP, Highchair with tray

I love this damn high chair. No frills and hoses down easily. It’s a bit of a tripping hazard at times, but for $20 I’ll take a couple of stumbles.

Fisher-Price Deluxe Booster Seat, Brown/Tan - $29.72

Fisher-Price Deluxe Booster Seat, Brown/Tan

This little seat can covert any chair into a high chair so you don’t have to invest (or haul around) a full size one.

BiteSizers Mealtime Scissors, 6" Stainless Steel, Green Seeds - $19.95

BiteSizers Mealtime Scissors, 6" Stainless Steel, Green Seeds

These look like regular old scissors but these are certified food-safe and are free of BPA, Lead, PVC, Phthalates, and Formaldehyde. They even have a handy cap to toss in your diaper bag. Great idea if you plan on going the baby-led weaning route.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote - Black -  - $197.99

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote - Black -

Is it weird to register for a breast pump? Nah, fuck it. They are expensive and when you need a good one, you need a good one.

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set - $99.00

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set

If you’re breastfeeding this system is brilliant. It attached to almost all pumps so there’s no transfer from pump to bag to bottle (aka no accidental spills). It gets amazing reviews too.

Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Glass Bottles - 4 Ounce - $19.99

Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Glass Bottles - 4 Ounce

Dr. Brown’s makes awesome bottles. I love these glass ones old school, easy to clean style.

Comotomo Baby Bottle - Green, 5 oz - $12.99

Comotomo Baby Bottle - Green, 5 oz

I love these bottles. They are soft and boob-like.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro - $147.73

Baby Brezza Formula Pro

If you know that you’re going to bottle feed, try to get one of these. It’s like a Keurig for formula and you will love it at 3am

OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand - Green  - $6.99

OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand - Green

Yep, I can get excited about a bottle brush. This one rocks.

BabyBjorn Soft Bib 2 Pack - Green/Yellow  - $17.95

BabyBjorn Soft Bib 2 Pack - Green/Yellow

This is another bib that gets really good reviews. Frankly, it’s like a neck tray that catches the 80% of food that misses a kid’s mouth.

green sprouts 10 Pack Waterproof Absorbent Terry Bibs - Boys - 3 12m - $13.99

green sprouts 10 Pack Waterproof Absorbent Terry Bibs - Boys - 3 12m

Bibs are surprisingly personal so I would try to grab a few kinds to see what works for you. I liked these cheap and cheerful ones.

Boon Countertop Drying Rack - Lawn Green  - $24.99

Boon Countertop Drying Rack - Lawn Green

Even if you aren’t using bottles, this drying rack is fantastic for all the bits and bobs that come with a baby.

Num Num Dips - Set of 2 - Available in one color - $10.99

Num Num Dips - Set of 2 - Available in one color

There’s no wrong way to hold these little spoons. The baby just dips the spoon and fires it in their mouth. They get the hang of eating and you clean up less mess.

Kidsme Food Feeder - Blue/Orange - $16.99

Kidsme Food Feeder - Blue/Orange

Awesome for teething (frozen ice cubes) and new foods. Easier to clean than the mesh bags too.

Mixie Formula-Mixing Baby Bottle - 8 oz - $19.85

Mixie Formula-Mixing Baby Bottle - 8 oz

If you are formula feeding I cannot stress how amazing these are. Keep the dry formula in one part and the water in the other, then pop the bottom to mix it all together. They are truly amazing.

bibit bib - $19.99

bibit bib

Finally, a bib that covers your kid so you don’t have to hose them down after every feeding. Brilliant.

Sprout Right - $14.69

Sprout Right

I got a baby food book as a shower gift and I loved it. This one takes it a few steps further and talks about nutrition during pregnancy, breastfeeding, choosing a formula, etc. I love it.

Diapering


Kushies "On The Go" Wet Bag with Pacifier Pouch, Neutral Print - $7.11

Kushies "On The Go" Wet Bag with Pacifier Pouch, Neutral Print

Even if you aren’t cloth diapering I recommend getting a couple of wet bags. Up-the-back shits are inevitable so you may as well be prepared.

Diaper Sample Packs, Variety Packs, Great Baby Shower Gifts - $18.99

Diaper Sample Packs, Variety Packs, Great Baby Shower Gifts

Diaper Dabbler is beyond brilliant because there really is no ‘right’ disposable diaper, there’s just one that’s right for you. Test ‘em out before you invest in an entire box.

Diaper Dekor Plus - $40.00

Diaper Dekor Plus

This is the other diaper pail I really like. It takes up a little less room and can hold up to 60 stinky diapers.

BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Cloth Diaper - Grasshopper - $17.99

BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Cloth Diaper - Grasshopper

If you plan on cloth diapering be sure to register for some. Not only is it a great way to score some pricey diapers, it’s a nice way to let everyone know that they can skip the Pampers.

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers - Two - $32.58

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers - Two

When in doubt ask for diapers.

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail - White - $69.99

Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail - White

When you first see the price tag on this you are blown away with how expensive a diaper pail can be, but this is before you realize how blown away you can be by the smell of baby shit. It doesn’t look like much but it works and it’s worth it.

BabyKicks Natural & Organic 10 Pack Baby Wipes, Assortment - Assortment -

BabyKicks Natural & Organic 10 Pack Baby Wipes, Assortment - Assortment -

When you consider how much wipes are over the long run, these are probably a steal.

California Baby Calendula Cream - Default - 2 Oz - $15.69

California Baby Calendula Cream - Default - 2 Oz

Honestly, this stuff is incredible. It must be made from fucking unicorn tears. I don’t know what else to say.

Sleep


Fisher-Price Lakeland 5-in-1 Convertible Crib - Snow White - $226.47

Fisher-Price Lakeland 5-in-1 Convertible Crib - Snow White

If you decide to step it up on the crib, I highly recommend a convertible crib that coverts to a full size bed down the road.

IKEA Gulliver Crib  - $99.00

IKEA Gulliver Crib

If you go for a crib, I would skip the fancy shit and just get a nice clean, simple one. They aren’t in it for that long.

Health & Safety


Kinsa - Smart Ear Thermometer - $50.00

Kinsa - Smart Ear Thermometer

Instant reading Kinsa takes your baby’s temperature then syncs wirelessly to your smartphone so you can keep track of a fever.

Buzzy Pain Relief System ~ Takes the Sting out of Shots! - Buzzy - Palm Sized - $39.95

Buzzy Pain Relief System ~ Takes the Sting out of Shots! - Buzzy - Palm Sized

This cool little thing takes the ‘ouch’ out of needles. Frankly, I could use one.

Little Remedies Little Remedies Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops Natural Berry Flavor -  - 1oz - $7.39

Little Remedies Little Remedies Little Tummys Gas Relief Drops Natural Berry Flavor - - 1oz

Listen, I don’t know if these will always work but have some on hand because if they work they are a godsend.