7 COVID Baby Registry Must-Haves
What a journey it's been!
Virtual Zoom Baby Showers have become the norm [thanks to COVID-19] which makes building the ultimate baby registry full of key products you need for babes first year is more important than ever before! You’ll want the cute stuff like adorable L’ovedbaby sleepers and BIBS pacifiers in every cute colour under the sun, but you’ll also want to include products that will help keep your new little family safe, sane, and entertained during any extended periods of time spent at home.
The good news? We’ve gotten really good at helping you prepare for this particularly momentous time in your life—lockdown and all. We are doing our best to help you navigate the registry process it just might look a little different than before.
Oh baby baby it's a wild worldThe good ole’ days of touching and feeling before you buy may be on hold [for now] but we are here to ensure you’ve thought of every little thing you might need from getting postpartum ready [Hello, FridaMom products] down to the smallest little nail clippers you’ve ever laid eyes on for baby. So where do you begin? As always, you can use our Baby Registry Guide to help you craft a personalized assortment of gear. It includes a helpful check-list plus our store staff is always available to spend time with you over the phone answering any Q’s you may have from selecting the perfect stroller – to all things playards, diapers, and wipes.
On top of that, we've also filled our Learning Centre with articles that will help guide you to the items that might be best for you and your lifestyle. We’ve listed them below for you to read and research at your leisure but for today we are sharing a list of 7 Baby Products that will help make your time parenting during a pandemic just a little bit easier.
a structured carrier
If you ask any COVID Mama how she spent her days with babe – 99% of them will tell you they were outside if the weather would allow it. Walking will be the ultimate activity and you'll want a carrier that can keep up with you.
Now, "Mommy and Me" fitness classes may be on hold but we have got a baby-friendly carrier workout that you can try – the bigger baby gets the harder the workout! Check out our Baby Carrier Workout and our Top Carriers articles for even more carrier content!
a multi-use cover
Consider this a mask for your car seat.
A cover for your grocery cart.
Hear us out! Hear us out!
A light all-season car seat cover will protect baby from the elements and from those who just can’t keep their hands to themselves. Looking for more ideas to keep germs away? Check out this article on Protecting Baby During a Pandemic.
Given the restrictions, Grandma may not be able to be around 24/7 to hold precious babe – so you'll need a convenient [and cute] place for babe to lounge so that you can have your hands free in those early days. We love the cute + cozy Organic Infant Lounger from Snuggle Me Organic and have done the in-depth product review here.
We like this one some much we've featured it in our article 8 Modern Must-Haves for Baby.
a modern playmatPlaydates may be off the table, but you can bring playtime to the floor with a modern and cozy leather playmat. Create the ultimate play space at home with a Gathre mat in micro, mini, or a large square. Since you'll be spending so much time at home staring at it—you might as well choose one that is multipurpose and suits your aesthetic.
$934.99 – $985.99
$1,099.99 – $1,159.99
An Activity CentreYou will want to keep your little one stimulated and entertained while at home and an activity centre, activity gym, or Jolly Jumper will do just that–pick your poison! Historically you may have narrowed your choice down to just one of these options but given the year it has been – we suggest grabbing a couple for variety or arranging a toy swap between you and your mom friends.
Flexi BathYou’ll definitely need a baby bath for those early months but you might want to consider a fun daytime bath to keep babe entertained. We love the Flexi Bath because it is multipurpose and uniquely foldable! Use it as a small pool for baby in the summer or as a sensory bin for your little one by adding coloured rice once they are old enough to understand the concept.
Best part? It can be stored away flat when not in use.
Don't forget to include a few bright and fun bath toys to that registry!
a quality strollerThere are so many stroller choices available to you—but before you buy, consider how you plan to spend your year off with baby. If adventuring, hiking, and hitting the trails with a coffee in hand are important to you—be sure you’ve chosen one with a set of wheels that will be able to keep up on any terrain.
Thinking of picking up running? We’ve already done the research for you by comparing 2 of our top jogging strollers the BOB All-Terrain Pro vs. the Thule Urban Glide 2.
Keep Reading & Researching
If you are ready to keep working on your registry you'll want to check out these other helpful articles.