10 Baby Registry Must Haves

This post is sponsored by DockATot but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

10 Baby Registry Must Haves - Parents share their top 10 essential items first time parents will need for a new baby or infant

Living in a small Hong Kong apartment means that as much as I want to nest and buy allllll sorts of baby things, limited space means limited baby goods. We’ve mostly been gifted just the essentials for Baby P (with a few fun exceptions of course!).

So what should your baby registry must haves be? Moms and dads from the US and Hong Kong gave me their advice so we could make sure you have these items on your list.

10 Baby Registry Must Haves - Parents share their top 10 essential items first time parents will need for a new baby or infant

Compact Stroller – The Babyzen YoYo+  is probably the most popular stroller in Hong Kong and for good reason. It’s extremely lightweight and easily folds into a size that will actually fit into a tiny apartment.

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BPA Free/Non Toxic Baby Bottles Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Infant Bottle, 5 Ounce,

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Super Soft Swaddle Blankets – For sleeping, nursing, burping, and everything in between – aden + anais silky soft swaddle

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NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator – One of the most recommended items on our registry (and one non-parents are unlikely to think of!)

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DockATot – The DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. It comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months) and is handmade in Europe of breathable, 100% cotton. We love that the DockATot is compact, and can’t wait to take it with us when we travel or camp!

10 Baby Registry Must Haves - Parents share their top 10 essential items first time parents will need for a new baby or infant 10 Baby Registry Must Haves - Parents share their top 10 essential items first time parents will need for a new baby or infant

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Baby Carrier – A quality baby carrier is a must, especially on Hong Kong’s often not so stroller friendly streets. This recommendation comes from parents who love the way the Ergobaby 360 distributes the weight of your baby on your hips, back and shoulders (rather than just one or the other).

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WubbaNub – Part pacifier, part comforting toy, WubbaNub Infant Pacifiers were recommended by parents and older kids who have younger siblings

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Insulated Water Bottle – No baby isn’t going to be downing water anytime soon, but mom sure needs to be! Birth, babycare and breastfeeding all require a well hydrated mama and it can be easy for new moms to forget to drink lots of water. The Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle will stay cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6.

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Gender Neutral Diaper Bag – Skip worrying about moving things from mom’s diaper bag to dad’s and just keep all of baby’s gear in one. A diaper bag like Petunia Picklebottom Pathway Pack Backpack is stylish for either parent to wear around town.

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Car Seat – We don’t own a car in Hong Kong and rarely take taxis, but for the occasions that you do end up in a taxi (like coming home from the hospital or heading to the airport), a car seat is an absolute must. No matter how little use you get out of it long term, don’t take the risk of traveling without one. To make things easier, there are a number of car seats like the Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat that snap into the BabyZen Yoyo+ stroller and don’t require a car seat base to install into the car.