We finally had a weekend that we had time to go and register and when we sat down with one of their associates and went through the registry guide my husband immediately was overwhelmed. My first recommendation for registering is to do your research about the major items you will need i.e. bottles, monitor, glider and crib ect. My second recommendation, if your not sure about what something is or the difference between two products, go ahead and ask. The associates are actually very knowledgable.
I thought I'd share my favorite items that I use with Claire that I highly recommend. If you have any questions about an item feel free to ask. Also since I have worked in a child care center as a lead trainer I have used many different products, especially bottles so if your looking for more information on a particular kind chances are I have used it. .
Woombie: Most babies love to be swaddled. Its a calming effect for them, reminding them of the womb. Claire absolutely loves to be swaddled. After coming home from the NICU she would sometimes wake up at night because she broke out of her receiving blanket swaddle and we would go in her room and re-swaddle her and she would go right back to sleep. Then I found the Woombie, it swaddles the baby but the baby cannot break out of it and wake up from their startle reflex. Not only that, but Woombie also makes a convertible Woombie that has arms holes that you just unsnap so they baby can feel swaddled but have their arms out and it becomes more like a sleep sack. This was wonderful when Claire started to role over. We weened her to sleep arms out one arm at a time and it only took about a week. We are a firm believer in the swaddle especially since Claire slept through the night at about 2 months old.