When you are expecting, it is tempting to get everything for your baby. But no matter how hard it is, don’t give in to the temptation! Doing so will just have you ending up with more stuff than you will possibly need or use.
It is always a great idea to stick to the basics and choose well-made essentials than what’s currently on trend. It also pays to spend some time researching companies and observing which products typically last long and which don’t. So when it’s time to set up your baby registry, you will know what you really want.
What is a baby registry?
A baby registry is a list of gifts and items that expectant parents would like to receive in preparation for the arrival of their baby. Typically given during the baby shower, having a baby registry removes the guesswork from gifting.
With a baby registry, your guests will have an easier time looking for gifts, and it is more likely for you to receive gifts that you will actually be using. It is a win-win situation for everyone.
Now, the question is what to list?
7 Gifts for Your Baby Registry
The Baby Bento Gift Set is an excellent gift idea. With softest cotton blankets and the most adorable Living Textiles plush toy, the gift set takes care of both the essentials and the fun. Both the blankets and plush toys are made of 100% cotton, so your baby will receive the softest, warmest hugs.
Living Textiles offers different kinds of Baby Bento Gift Sets. If you want the classic combination of blankets + plush toy, we have several options to choose from. You may also opt for the knitted set, with a knitted blanket and a knitted teddy bear. Finally, if you can’t get enough of blankets, we have options that contain four muslin swaddle blankets in coordinating colors. They all come in pretty boxes that are ready for gifting.
2. Plush Toy
Plush toys are always a hit at any baby shower. Because it is intended for a newborn baby, it is best to pick your options among toys that are made of high-quality and baby-safe material such as cotton. Of course, it should also look adorable and feel ultra-soft!
Living Textiles has several plush character toys with the most adorably expressive faces. They also come in different classic colors like pale pink and modern grey to suit every nursery. From unicorns to dinosaurs, lions to mermaids, it’s hard to choose just one.
3. Soft Rattle
Every little newborn baby needs a rattle to play with, and soft rattles are the perfect choice for their delicate hands. Soft rattles won’t hurt your baby, and they will stimulate your baby’s senses, too. They are ideally made of pure cotton, which will not irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
Living Textiles soft rattles are knitted from 100% premium quality cotton, which is not only soft but also hypoallergenic. Because the characters in our rattles are the same as our plush toys, they can be gifted together as a set.
Who doesn’t need a set of crib bedding? Crib bedding sets must be one of the most useful baby gifts you can receive, something you can possibly use right away. It is especially helpful to get bedding sets that are made to fit standard-size cribs and adhere to the latest safety guidelines.
Our 4-piece crib bedding set at Living Textiles includes one quilt, one bed skirt, and two design-coordinated fitted sheets. All made of 100% high-quality cotton, these inclusions help your baby sleep better and more comfortably. The sheets fit standard-size crib mattresses, are fully elasticized, and come with extra-deep pockets.
Musical mobiles are very beneficial for little babies. They are more than just pretty ornaments to add to your nursery. Instead, they help stimulate your baby’s developing senses and spark their growing imagination. And when it’s time to rest, a musical mobile calms your baby down and lulls them to sleep.
Living Textiles has quite a few options for musical mobiles, from classic and gender-neutral to colorful and eclectic. The knitted plush elements are made of cotton, and they all feature classical melodies like “It’s A Small World,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and “Brahms’ Lullaby.”
While loose blankets are a traditional baby must-have, it is also great to consider adding wearable blankets to your baby registry. For newborn babies, who are not physically able to control their body temperature, wearable blankets stay in place unlike loose blankets. Again, choose something made of cotton to avoid irritating your baby’s delicate skin.
Living Textiles wearable blankets are made of premium cotton muslin jacquard, making it lightweight, breathable, and ultra-cozy. They come in gender-neutral colors and classic designs that will not get old. They are also reversible and come with four click-together buttons on each side.
7. Hooded Towel
Finally, don’t forget to add to your baby registry this baby essential! Hooded towels are very beneficial for newborn babies not only by making bath time more interesting but also by protecting them from the cold. Hooded towels are more efficient because they keep your baby’s head warm (as we know, body heat can escape through the head).
Living Textiles hooded towels are absorbent, durable, and feel luxurious to the touch. They are machine-washable and soften with every wash! Available in several colors and designs, they are package in ready-for-gifting boxes.
Your baby registry is a list of must-haves and essentials, all there to make the arrival of your newborn baby smooth-going and stress-free. Make sure that your baby registry is full of items that are not only beautiful to look at but also useful and long-lasting!