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OXO’s Baby Registry Guide

OXO’s Baby Registry Guide

Words Megan Gordon

Creating a baby registry was almost paralyzing for me—there are thousands of competing products out there and, especially when you’re having your first baby, you’re completely unsure which things are essential. Friends and family are bound to get you a few meaningful and sentimental gifts, so I’m a big fan of creating a very useful, practical registry with your must-haves and big ticket items (because you never know!)

Stroller

While a stroller is a larger gift, it’s a great one for friends who wan to go in on a gift together. I love this one because you can open it one-handed, which will prove to be a lifesaver when you’re juggling baby and diaper bag. It also has a roomy, expandable bottom, which is a great carry-all when you’re racing to appointments or strolling around town.

 

High Chair

There are many high chairs out there, but this one is great because it has different settings for baby, toddler, and youth, so it accommodates your growing little one at various ages.

 

Laundry Basket

Sure, a hamper’s not as fun as a new toy or as sentimental as a special book, but there’s something to be said for utility and new parents will get a lot of use out of this handsome hamper.

 
 

Bottle Drying Rack

Hand washing bottles is inevitable (who wants to wait until the dishwasher’s ready to run?), and I love the unassuming and modern look of this one – and the little compartment for extra bottle parts.

 

Feeding Set

While it’ll be a few months until you pull these out, this bib is one of my favorites because it catches stray snacks and makes feeding time a much neater endeavor.

 
 
 

Diaper Pouch

You’ll likely have a diaper bag you come to love but there are times when you don’t really need to lug the whole shebang out of the house. For those days, this handy wipes dispenser is a little lifesaver.

 

Food Storage Set

Not everything on your registry has to be for the baby, and during those early days you’ll want to think very little about dinner prep, relying on leftovers and make-ahead meals instead. This glass storage set is a keeper because it can go straight from freezer to the oven or microwave without a worry.

 

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By Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food blogger, and culinary educator. She is a freelance writer for OXO, and manages the content on her own site A Sweet Spoonful. Megan lives in Seattle with her toddler son Oliver and husband Sam.

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