Fight Fear of Registry Regret with these Baby Essentials

This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with the Pampers Baby Board. All opinions remain 100% mine.

Before I was pregnant, I would drive by Babies R Us and stare longingly into the windows dreaming of the day that it would be my turn to create the perfect baby registry to welcome our new bundle of joy. When that day finally came, I grabbed the scanner and was ready to start selecting items I knew were absolutely essential to my parenting success. You know, just the bare necessities, like adorable pink headbands and paisley patterned pacifiers, of course.

Just a few days after baby was born, I began to realize that I was grossly unprepared.  I needed a breast pump, diaper rash cream, milk storage bottles and DIAPERS!  All of the unglamorous items were mysteriously missing from my beautifully decorated nursery. According to a survey conducted by Pampers, I was not alone. In fact, over half of Moms have regrets about their baby registry and 90% of Moms wish they included more diapers on the list.

Baby Registry Pro Tips

Pampers also found that 56% of Moms felt that the baby registry experience was more overwhelming than they expected, and I could not agree more. Due to my own experience, I wanted to help out a first time expecting Mom as she begins thinking about her registry to offer advice and a special surprise gift! Check out the items we found during a recent trip to Babies R Us that, as an experienced Mom, I would recommend as registry essentials.

To help you with your own baby registry experience, I am offering one lucky winner a Pampers Registry Kit including a Pampers Registry Checklist, a baby planner, a stress ball, a book to read to baby, diapers, wipes, and coupons! Enter below:

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  1. Shannon Baas says:

    definitely diapers.

  2. A changing table is a must.

  3. Cheryl Lund says:

    Its gotta be the crib, I enjoyed reading your review thanks for the information.

  4. a car seat! They are so darn expensive, but so necessary!

  5. Definitely a pack-n-play.

  6. A car seat is an essential.

  7. I would have to say diapers.

  8. susan smoaks says:

    I think the mamaroo is a must. it works wonders.

  9. karen mayernick says:

    Diapers and a bottle warmer! Fantastic prize! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  10. Diapers are an essential

  11. Diapers and baby wipes are essential!

  12. I would say an infant car seat is at the top of my list!

  13. Brenda Elsner says:

    Diapers and wipes!!

  14. Kristina Potter says:

    Diapers, wipes and a medicine kit

  15. Brittney House says:

    I would say diapers, you can never have enough.

  16. We really need an extra car seat.

  17. Janine Hwang says:

    Diapers are a necessity!

  18. Laurie Emerson says:

    Diapers and wipe are my essentials.

  19. Paula Hafner says:

    A car seat is essential. You can’t take the baby home without one! An extra base is also a must if you have more than one vehicle.

  20. I think diapers are the #1 item for a registry. You need tons of them and they are expensive.

  21. A boppy and a car seat.

  22. Sarah Jestings says:

    A baby swing all of my kids have loved being in the swing. Couldn’t live without it.

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