What We’re Buying for Baby

Sharing Our Must-Haves for Baby

My most requested post as of late…what are you buying for baby. So, here you go! There will be a lot on this list as A LOT has changed since I was pregnant with Elle four years ago. I will also share our tried and true products that we loved with Elle (and if we’re reusing or rebuying them).

I’ll break it up into categories, which I hope you find helpful. I’ll also do a master list that will update as I continue to shop (feeling a little behind this time, honestly). Also, feel free to shop the boutique, which is where I’m linking clothes (in addition to a highlight reel of the below)!

Baby Essentials


  • Strollers
    • Uppa Baby Vista
      • I had this stroller with Elle and accidentally backed over it (Elle was inside the house and the stroller was not in its normal position, alas). We bought the updated one with a leather handle and love it! I love all of the accessories it comes with too (the main difference between the Vista and the Cruz is that you can make the Vista work for more than one child…up to three, in fact). Bonus, it now comes in pink!
    • Baby Zen Umbrella Stroller
      • We have and love this umbrella stroller which is so easy to travel with (it fits in the overhead compartment on airplanes). There is also a shoulder strap, which came in handy when we were in Europe and had to walk flights of stairs in the absence of an elevator.
  • Car Seat
    • Uppa Baby Mesa
      • For our infant carseat, we love the Mesa which clips in to the Vista stroller base! We are reusing Elle’s this time around.
    • Doona Carseat Stroller
      • If we didn’t already have a carseat I would likely go for this one as it has gotten great reviews! We may choose to get it for travel.


  • Play Mat
    • Baby Play Mat Tiles
      • This one is amazing as not only is it foam, it allows you to build a little wall, so baby can’t roll off the mat.
  • Loungers
    • Boppy Lounger
      • My doula said all the babies love this, so I was sold! I’ll buy a neutral cover for it.
    • DockATot
      • I bought this after I had Elle (it wasn’t around when she was an infant) in anticipation of a future baby…can’t wait to use!
    • DockATot Cover


  • Changing Pad Liners
  • Diaper Pail
    • Ubbi Diaper Pail
      • I got this one as it’s the prettiest color (light blue)…but people either love it or hate it. Bonus, it uses regular trash bags (I think I’ll use scented bags).
    • Munchkin
      • I had an older version of this with Elle and it never smelled. It does use specific bags, which was annoying when we ran out (it only happened a couple of times). The bags are also good for travel (as they kept hotel rooms stink-free).


  • Brest Friend
    • Pillow
      • So much more comfortable than the Boppy (in my opinion!). We do have the Boppy, however, and use it for a tummy time aide. Just ordered this quilted cover.
    • Cover


  • Bathroom Sconces
    • Kate Spade Bow Sconces
      • Obsessed with these (and picked them before we knew it was a boy). Bows and blue 😉
  • Hangers & Dividers
    • Blue and White Striped & Space Savers
      • Not much to say here beyond these are the cutest ones I’ve found!
    • Gingham Blue Size Dividers
      • I haven’t ordered these yet (not sold on the font), but they’re the cutest ones I’ve seen thus far. We didn’t use dividers with Elle, just organized everything by size/length (since brands can vary).
  • Art
    • Kayce Hughes
      • Precious and pretty for adults, with just enough whimsy for baby.

I’ll continue to update this post as I buy things for each category and more (nursing, eating, etc.)! Please feel free to comment below if you are looking for something specific.


  1. Sara
    February 10, 2020 - 9:50 pm - Reply

    Love this so much! Excited for updates as they come too. Thank you!

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