Pre-marriage and subsequent baby in the carriage, I considered myself tragically hip -- and, yes, maybe somewhat enslaved to trendy footwear. In fact, as a New York City single twenty-something, I even went so far as to fork over one entire paycheck for a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos. Fortunately for both my pocketbook and husband, I am currently comfortably ensconced in my role as sensible mommy and me days of flagrant spending on trendy must-haves are behind me.
But I know there are many moms who, like me, are not quite ready to sport "mom jeans" and oversized sweatshirts. Moms who still long to be -- within budget and reason -- just a bit trendy and even get their little babies and kids decked out in fabulous threads and gear. I know I may sound superficial, but sometimes funky diaper bags may be just the thing that can reinvigorate a mom who feels kind of like she's lost her zing since having kids and restore that mischievous twinkle in her eye.
So if you're an urban, diaper-bag-toting mama in need of a little bling, keep reading for Baby Registry Essentials aka Babyriffic Trendy Mommy Must Haves that will make you feel "divalicious"! These fabulous, babycessories- will make life with a tot in tow -easier and infinitely better! Here are a few of my favorite things!
Create a Baby Registry
The best way to organize and prioritize what you will need for your baby is by making a list! Head over to Posh Baby and Teen and create a Baby Registry List
The great news is that Posh Baby and Teen has everything you need to outfit your nursery head to toe. You can literally get all your must have essentials ordered and delivered!
Here are a few of our favorite things which should be at the top of your list!
Car Seat and Stroller Combinations are our favorite multi-tasking products!
Posh Baby and Teen has every price point and all the eye popping colors and safety features you can think of- and since you will need a properly installed carseat (They also offer free certified Car seat installations with your purchase!) in your car in order to bring your baby home from the hospital now is the best time to shop for one!
Head over to Posh Baby and Teen to check out the Doona infant car seat with integrated wheels, enabling you to click your car seat out of your car, press a button to release the wheels, and stroll comfortably to your next destination.
It is LITERALLY the Next-Generation Infant Car Seat that combines the highest standards in safety with revolutionary integrated wheels that has already won multiple industry awards. With a deep double walled side design, infant insert with side impact protection, and anti-rebound technology,
Doona is certified for air travel, making traveling through the airport easier than ever: instead of checking your stroller and carrying your car seat onto the plane, you can simply roll it right on, fold the wheels away, and install it right in the airplane seat.
Infant Insert with Side Impact Protection
One-piece height-adjustable handlebar that also acts as an anti-rebound bar
Removable and washable seat fabric Accommodates a child 4-35 lbs and 32 inches
A proper and spacious Diaper Bag
And of course you will need a diaper bag to tote all this new baby gear around in and that is where The all-Day Bag is designed to complement your life with baby in style.
The spacious and elegant bag attaches to the back of your Doona and is designed to maintain Doona's stability while giving you easy access to everything you need to keep your baby comfortable on long outings. Included in the All-Day Bag is a matching changing mat, a thermal bottle holder and practical compartments to keep various neccesities all sorted. Top and side zippered openings allow easy access to items stored both while on the Doona and when carrying the All-Day Bag. Unique quick-release Doona connectors keep the All-Day Bag secured to the seat for hands free travel. All day
Thermal Bottle Holder
Matching Changing Mat
Product Features: Spacious, elegant and practical design. Smart, practical and easy access compartments
Easy to clean, Can carry a weight of up to 7 lbs
What about FOOD!
The moment they’re ready, you can be ready for them. ZAAZ is more compact than most high chairs, so it’s easier to slide right up to the table. And since food is to kids what paint was to Picasso, we’ve made sure it’s super easy to clean. Wipe ZAAZ down or just remove the parts and pop them in the dishwasher
Nursery Furniture That will grow with your Baby
We always believe that if you are going to invest in furniture it should be high quality and the type that will last for years to come. In other words think of your nursery as an investment in your child's future!
And with that in mind we love the Kingsley Wessex 3 Piece Nursery Set from Posh Baby and Teen!
4-IN-1 LIFETIME CRIB
This crib can cleverly transform into a dignified toddler bed, day bed, or full-size bed with the purchases of a guard rail and conversion kit. We suggest using a bunkie board or box spring under the mattress for conversion kits.
- Three levels of mattress adjustment
- Assembly required
- Product dimensions – LxWxH: 59.75 x 38.50 x 55.5 inches
- Product weight: 143 lbs
7-DRAWER DOUBLE DRESSER
Never underestimate the power of maximum storage. This dresser consists of seven roomy drawers with metal glides that provide quiet and easy closure. For a changing table, add the Wessex Changing Topper and a standard changing pad.
- Fully assembled
- Product dimensions – LxWxH: 60.75 x 20.50 x 35.00 inches
- Product weight: 138 lbs
This five-drawer chest is exceptionally polished, and perfect for the baby’s room and beyond. Each two-handled drawer offers premium storage for clothing, accessories, and all your child’s odds and ends.
- Fully assembled
- Product dimensions – LxWxH: 40.75 x 20.00 x 51.00 inches
- Product weight: 143 lbs
- Material: Mohagany and pine wood
- Wood harvested from eco-friendly renewable forests
- Certification: JPMA, ASTM
- Warranty: 1 – year limited warranty
- Mattress not included
And the best part? Posh Baby Teen is offering home delivery! So shop our site and schedule your delivery!
Written by Melissa Chapman of Thestatenislandfamily.com