A Very Gender Neutral Baby Registry

by
LAURYN

Guys, whats up? Today is my baby shower so I thought it would be so fitting to showcase what is actually on my baby registry.

Now let’s get real here. One of the reasons I didn’t want to tell anyone the gender is because I didn’t want a bunch of colored clothes, toys, appliances, etc. I wanted to keep it super neutral. To be honest, I want to get to know our baby before I started imposing a style on it.

The baby shower is at The Beverly Hills Hotel & we;re doing a co-ed, boozy brunch. We want everyone to get nice & toasty. Of course I’ll share TONS more details, but that’s not what this post is about. A lot of you have asked me about this, so here we are.

I really don’t want this blog to turn into a pregnancy/baby blog, but it is a journey that I want you guys to come on with me. So if you’re not into babies, aren’t planning on having one, aren’t pregnant, don’t want to be, skip this post & head on over to how to get the best blowout ever.

My friend Gillian totally deserves a shout out here. She gave me this list with all her notes & just really gave me a whole breakdown. Gillian is one of my best friends & the mother of my goddaughter, Coco. She knows what’s up, she knows babies, & has style.

Alright, on that note, let me break down exactly what’s on the registry & why.

♡ Apparel & Bedding ♡

Barefoot Dreams bamboo beanie

I feel like this is so chic to cover a baby’s head & it’s totally important to keep their heads warm.

Barefoot Dreams bamboo socks

Obviously need socks to go with the beanie. We want to keep it cute & matching over here.

white bodysuits

Simple white onesies. I don’t want a lot of color to start & white feels peaceful & calm.

magic sleep suit

Apparently this is really comforting & calming for the baby, especially when they grow out of swaddles.

muslin sleep sack

I’ve heard these are safer than blankets, & also the baby can’t kick it off.

Barefoot Dreams baby blanket

This is essential because I’m obsessed with my ‘Kardashian’ blanket. The comfiest thing in the world so my baby needs one. Sidenote: take pregnancy out of the equation & just get one for yourself. More here.

Barefoot Dreams blanket buddy

Again, just keeping things cohesive over here.

DockATot Deluxe

Gillian says this is like a cozy baby holder that I can’t live without. It goes in a bassinet or crib, or in our bed with us ( I know, I know, you need to be careful when co-sleeping & with baby loungers. I get it. ).

♡ Diapering ♡

cloth diapers

These have been recommended & I’m going to try it out. I’m not making any promises though.

odor locking diaper pail & bags & charcoal deodorizers

No one wants the whole room to smell like piss & shit so this should be handy. It locks in odors of the diapers & fits about 55 dirty diapers.

Honest diapers

I’ve done a tour of the Honest headquarters & had Jessica Alba & Cash Warren on the podcast so I have MASSIVE respect for Honest. They just get it, so I’ll be using their diapers, wipes & other products.

diaper rash cream

I mean, do I need ot explain this? It’s natural & gentle, obviously.

on-the-go baby toiletry kit

this is so efficient for us traveling & moving around. Just having it ready to go will be a bit of a time saver. There will still be a lot of movement when the baby comes & Michael will LOVE having this all prepacked & ready to go.

♡ Feeding ♡

Dr. Brown’s bottles & bottle brushes & nipples

I’ve heard these are really good because they’re anti-colic so they prevent burping, spit-up & gas. Also the flow is closest to nursing.

bottle sterilizer

This is self explanatory. Gillian recommends this & it looks chic on her kitchen counter ( I’ve seen it ).

orthodontic pacifiers

These came highly recommended by multiple moms. If anyone has ones they like the best, I’m all ears.

fruit feeder pacifiers

You’re supposed to put frozen fruit or even milk in these. It works as a teether & also helps with the introduction of food ( once they’re a bit older ).

Boon drying grass

Little drying rack to hold bottles, nipples, toys, etc. upright. Lot’s of people recommend this.

♡ Bath & Cleaning ♡

Dreft baby laundry detergent

This should not surprise you at all. Of course I want my baby to have its own detergent- the best of the best. Obviously it has to be super gentle because they’ll be wrapped in it all day every day.

Babyganics alcohol-free hand sanitizer

This is a hand soap that uses citrus instead of alcohol as a preservative. It’s gentle & moisturizing but still kills 99.9% of bacteria. It’s a thing that everyone has to wash their hands before they touch the baby right?

Mustela baby oil

Are you shocked my baby will have its own oil? This is safe for newborns & all natural. So nice for after a bath.

konjac baby bath sponge

This is an extra gentle, extra safe sponge for bath time. There are no nasties: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, additives & it’s cruelty free. You can actually use less soap & still get a big lather.

thermometer

Obviously for when the baby is sick or we think it has a fever. This one reads the forehead & ear.

baby monitor & breathing monitor system

These are Michael’s recommendations. He’s a psycho. He has a Nest cam for our dogs, so it’s no surprise he wants to watch the baby 24/7.

So there you have it- my very gender neutral baby must-haves. We didn’t want to go crazy & have people bring us these big gifts so we went really micro on what we asked for. At the end of the day though, we don’t even expect gifts. We just want people to come celebrate, get drunk, & have fun.

Will be sharing all the deets on decor, venue, food, drinks, theme etc. It’ll be like you guys were there. If you’re pregnant get the kombucha & if you’re not, grab a skinny marg.

Ok, I’m off to celebrate the baby & I’ll see you guys tomorrow.

x, lauryn

+ if you’re into party planning scope my sister-in-law’s baby shower here.

++ stalk my pregnancy announcement here.

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  1. AvatarJen

    So I just wanted to share a baby must-have of mine: Puracy Natural Stain Remover. You can get it on Amazon for like $12 and so far, there isn’t a baby stain (or mama or daddy stain for that matter) that it hasn’t taken care of – spit up, formula, pee, poop, blood, diaper rash cream, etc.

    With all those simple white onesies, this stain remover will certainly help keep ’em clean. Not sponsored, I just really love this product!

    Hope your shower is amazing!

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  2. Avatarlisa

    hiiiii! i know you’re super into not using chemicals and being healthy and safe so i just had to be a debbie downer and suggest you read up on dreft vs. other detergents! I was gifted it and used one bottle and then read a whole bunch of stuff that it’s marketed as being good, but actually one of the worst in chemical additives – i quickly switched to one that was more pure! i feel like you’ve probably heard of EWG but look into it – its a great little app & you can scan the barcode and get a “clean” rating on all of your cleaning/skincare products. I use it everywhere. no judgement if you use dreft (it smells amazing!!!) but i just wanted to share!!! xx https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2943-dreftultraliquidlaundrydetergentforbabies018months

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    1. Avatarlisa

      meant to share this link https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/6112-DreftStage1NewbornDetergent

      (also not offended if you don’t approve this for whatever reason! i just wanted to share my knowledge from a judgement-free place because i know that you’re really into this kind of stuff. EWG is a free resource that i started using neurotically after i had my first babe so wanted to share if you hadn’t heard of it. congrats on the little lady!! xx)

  3. AvatarCourtney

    Mom tip – if you decide not to go the reusable diaper route, those cotton diapers you linked make PERFECT burp cloths. xx

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  4. AvatarSarah Z.

    Okay I have the best tip. I am a professional nanny and this is one of the BEST and simplest gadgets I have ever used. There is nothing more annoying and messy than putting on diaper rash bream with your fingers, so get a diaper cream spatula! It’s like $10 and not only will it save you from gross messes, but it spreads the cream more evenly and gets into the babe’s little folds way better than you can! Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Green-BabyBum-Diaper-Cream-Brush/dp/B00LYQ53JC

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  5. Avatarann marie irvine

    Hey Lauryn, I loooove all the baby shower tips and products. We are actually due the SAME time and i’m having a girl, too. My due date is Jan. 20, 2020 — I have a feeling you’re around there too??

    Just listened to the Drunk Elephant founder on your podcast too — I am obsessed with SC podcast, i have to listen every time I see there is a new one. Loved and followed you for years. Its just kizmit (in my mind) we are both now preggerz at the same time too. So cool! Anyway, I’d love to win the giveaway for D.E. too! Especially now since I’m pregnant and half my skin care products I’ve had to throw out due to them being NON-COMPLIANT for preggo skin!! So crazy the stuff you don’t think about. Anyway – love you and your world you’ve built. 🙂 Best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy too.

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  6. AvatarCaitlin

    Hatch sound machine. CRITICAL for their sleep!!!!! And the ergobaby so you can carry her and still get shit done!

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  7. AvatarAmber

    Love it so much!!!
    Could you please do a stroller/car seat blog ?! And one for top pick and for tsc girl on a budget like you have done with makeup?!

    Xo

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  8. AvatarCandice

    Love that you shared this! When I had my daughter I also kept things super neautral. I just couldn’t imagine a closet and room full of pink. Now that she’s older and has developed her own personality it only makes sense to have the girliest of things for her. ❤️

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  9. AvatarKaterina

    Look up the como tomo bottles too! There are minimal parts to clean and they are just like a boob! Out of all the bottles I tried, these are it. No more screaming and crying and not a ton of burps! They are highly rated! I’m so excited for you and your journey! Xoxo

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    1. AvatarKat

      They also make them in pastel pink, so while they’re high rated, they are of course of on brand too. Hugs!

  10. Avatarkk

    Lauryn! please please please – I know this sounds so shallow but I am being super real- I want to have a baby but I am worried about looking ugly for the 9+ months. Ive been getting filler and botox for the past few years and I cant imagine not getting it. Help a girl out! you still look amazing

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    1. AvatarLauryn

      LOL trust me I was worried about this too, but the pregnancy glow is real. You will still feel beautiful.

  11. AvatarT

    Heya, I am loving reading about your pregnancy journey! I just had my first (and probably only) in April and it’s still a journey. Just putting this out there, take it or leave it, we loved our Snoo. It’s amazing, our baby slept through the night at about 4 weeks. The one of the safest bassinets (hi/bye anxiety!). I can’t wait to watch your journey to, through, and after this baby’s arrival! I’m not maternal either, I never was like, I NEED KIDS. But like everyone says, I’m sort of obsessed now…

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