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Updated Spring 2022
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Join the fun at:
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www.lucieslist.com
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Recommended Places to Register:
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-- Amazon
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-- Target
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-- BabyList
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ItemRecommended Brand(s)PriceTerm of UseNotes
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1. Car Seats and Strollers
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Infant Car Seat$ - Graco SnugRide $109+0-12 Months
Economy pick ~ lightweight and easy to use. SnugLock Elite is also a great value; has higher-end LATCH connectors that won’t break your nails and a "no-rethread harness."
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*Read more here.$$ - Britax B-Safe Gen2$209[ALL]Lots of safety features for the money, solid construction.
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$$ - Chicco KeyFit $219/$299Editor's Choice ~ The KeyFit is my top-pick (medium priced) & compatible with most strollers
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$$$ - Chicco Fit2$319Specialty seat for urban familes who don't own a car. Grows with your child from 0-2 years.
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$$$ - UPPAbaby MesaorUPPAbaby Mesa Wool$299/$349
Another top pick; VERY easy to install and adjust; choose especially if getting an UB stroller; wool option has no flame retardants!
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$$$ - Nuna PIPAorNuna Pipa Lite$319/$399Luxury seats. Great for city dwellers who take taxis a lot, etc. Lightweight, safety features, very stylish.
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Infant Car Seat BaseSame as car seat brand$35-$100+0-12 MonthsInfant seats come with 1 base, get an extra base for 2nd vehicle, if needed.
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Simple Stroller Base ("Frame Stroller")Baby Trend Snap n Go Universal$79 0-12 MonthsWorks with most seats except B-Safe & KeyFit.
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Optional - wheels for your car seat &Graco SnugRider Elite$109 0-12 MonthsUse with Graco SnugRide car seat (Click Connect).
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ideally, the same brand as car seat.Chicco KeyFit Caddy$109 0-12 MonthsCaddy is for car seat only (0-12 mos)
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*Read more here.Maxi-Cosi Maxi Taxi$127 0-12 MonthsAccepts Maxi-Cosi Mico and Cybex Aton(s); not lightweight at all.
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Uppababy Minu$429 0-4 YrsLater becomes an excellent travel stroller.
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Full-Size StrollersBaby Jogger City Mini 2orChicco Viaro$279/$2090 - 4+ YearsOur favorite lightweight all-purpose stroller.
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*Read more here.Britax B-Lively$249 [ALL]Well loved. Super easy and compact fold with good storage. Great for city dwellers.
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Graco Modes Nest2Grow$349 Modes is a modular system.
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City Mini GT2orBOB Revolution Flex 3.0$389, $549Our favorite all-terrain strollers; the City Mini GT2 is smaller/lighter than BOB; BOB is sporty & technical.
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BOB Alterrain ProorBaby Jogger Summit X3$679, $459Our favorite TRUE jogging strollers.
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UPPAbaby Cruz V2orBumbleride Indie$699, $599UB: favorite luxury, all-purpose, compact, reversible seat. Indie: favorite all-terrain, LIGHTWEIGHT, well-made.
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Baby Jogger City Select 2$549 Our favorite convertible stroller, can be used as a single or a double, for a 2nd child.
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UPPAbaby VistaorMockingbird single-to-double stroller$1099, $450Favorite luxury stroller (also a convertible)
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2. Baby Carriers
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Newborn CarriersMobyorBoba Wrap$45/$450-9 MonthsWatch instructional video and practice a lot. Boba Wrap is less bulky than the Moby.
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*Read more here.Ergobaby Wrap$49 0-9 monthsGreat for beginners with a guiding edge and a built in pocket for storage.
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Baby K'tan$59 0-9 MonthsLike the Moby without all the tying; baby can face out; runs big.
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Nesting Days$115 0-4 MonthsA fabulous wearable carrier for 5-18 lbs, helps with C-section tenderness and tummy control; very secure.
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Infant-Toddler Carriers
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*Read more here.Lillebaby CompleteorLillebaby All Seasons$119/$990-3 Years*Best Value -- versatile and comfy, baby can also face out, newborn insert not required; comes in bold fashions
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Lillebaby Airflow $125 0-3 yearsAirflow is the Complete with a mesh panel that unzips.
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Lillebaby CarryOn Air$150 1 year+20-60 lbs; toddler-only with wider/taller torsos that most; made of mostly mesh.
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Boba 4GSorBoba Air$95/$590-3 yearsBaby only faces inwards; great for toddlers; infant insert included. The Air is lightweight nylon/stuffs easily into a bag.
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Boba X$160 7-45 lbsNo infant insert; baby only faces inwards; adjustable seat width and height.
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Beco 8$70+Four position carrier that's easier to use than Lillebaby, comes with an infant insert.
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BabyBjorn Carrier One$219 0-3 YearsBaby can face in or out, easy to switch from front to back carry, dads love the color. No infant insert needed.
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Tula Free to Grow CarrierorTula Original$159/$800-2 YearsVery wide, tall, and comfortable carrier, beautiful patterns, but baby cannot face out
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Tula ExploreorTula Toddler$179 0-3+; 7-45 lbs7-45 lbs; includes facing out position. No infant insert required.
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Ergobaby Omni 360orOmni 360 Cool Air Mesh$145/$1790-3 YearsA great "do-it-all" carrier - no infant insert req'd; baby can face out; comes in classic, plain colors
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3. Bouncers & Swings
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Bouncers
$ - Fisher-Price Baby Bouncer Geo Meadow
$30 0-6 MonthsOur budget-friendly pick -- baby jiggles bouncer with own movements.
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$ - Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
$34 0-6 MonthsInexpensive bouncer that grows with child - can use it into toddler years.
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"Fancy" Bouncers$$$ - BabyBjorn Balance$199 0-2 YearsLooks great, baby learns how to make the bouncer rock w/ her own movements, can be used as a seat up to 2 yrs.
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*Read more here.$$$ - Bloom Coco Lounger$199 0-5 MonthsVery modern design -- many to choose from. The "Go" organic lunger collapses for easy travel.
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$$$$ - Nuna Leaf Grow$299 0-3 YearsAlso great looking, organic cotton; the motion continues for two minutes with one push; can be used as toddler/child seat.
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Swings & HybridsGraco Simple Sway Swing$99 0-6 MonthsParent-favorite with compact frame, six speeds, comfortable seat, sounds & vibrations at a great price.
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*Read more here.Fisher-Price Cradle 'n Swing$169 0-6 MonthsThe go-to infant swing, can buy this used on Craigslist and such.
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Graco Glider Swing$129 0-6 MonthsA bouncer seat that also swings and takes up less space.
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Graco Duet Soothe Swing + Rocker$159 0-6 MonthsSwing & rocker in one -- takes up a little more space than ^^
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4moms mamaRooor4moms rockaRoo$239/$1890-6 MonthsMoves in 3D just like mom's arms.
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4. Bath Time
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Newborn/Infant Bath TubsSummer Deluxe Baby Bather$19 0-6 MonthsGreat for grandma's house or travel. Folds compactly.
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*Read more here.Angelcare Bath Support$20 0-6 MonthsHighly-rated. Must use in the tub. Multi-functional.
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Blooming Bath$39 0-6 MonthsFor sponge baths in the sink, Blooming Bath is the highest-rated option.
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Puj TuborPuj Flyte$44/$340-6 MonthsCult favorite. Flyte is for travel. Both fold compactly, are mold and mildew resistant and hang flat to dry.
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Munchkin Sit and Soak$29 0-6 Months
Like being back in mommy's tummy. Easy to fill in the kitchen sink and bathe on the counter... or bathe outside during the summer.
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Infant Bath TubsFirst Year's "blue tub"orFisher-Price Sling Seat$19/$400-12 MonthsNo reason to spend any more money on a tub than this basic tub that you can use throughout all stages of infancy.
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*Read more here.Boon Soak$32 0-12 MonthsA stylish tub that fits in most double sinks.
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Munchkin Inflatable Duck Tub$12 ~12 MonthsGreat for travel.
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Boon Bathtub MatorPuj Treads$20/$1412 Months +Prevents slipping once baby has graduated from infant tub.
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Linens
JJ Cole Hooded Towel & Washcloth Set
$16 Birth +Down and dirty, this towel does the trick.
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*Read more here.Clevamama Hooded Towel$28 [ALL]A towel with a "bib" that keeps mom dry. Clever indeed!
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Land of Wee$27 100% Natural Bamboo, hypoallergenic.
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Pottery Barn Kids$30+A luscious, thick towel that lasts forever.
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Little Unicorn Hooded Towel & Washcloth Set
$34 Excellent quality and beautiful prints. This set makes a wonderful baby shower gift.
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6-pk Washcloth Setor3-pk Pottery Barn Set$varies/$12Have some extra washcloths on hand, you'll need them.
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Soap/ShampooMustela Gentle Shampoo$17/17 ozBirth +Our favorite all-around baby shampoo. Very gentle.
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*Read more here.Burt's Bees Shampoo$17/21 oz[ALL]Great lather and pleasant scent.
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Johnson's Baby Shampoo$6/27 ozThe classic stuff.
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Aquaphor Baby Shampoo$10/25 ozMade for babies with sensitive skin.
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Cetaphil Baby Shampoo$4/7.8 ozDermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic.
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Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo$7/5.3 ozCastile-based soap. Often used in hospital NICU's.
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California Baby $19/8.5 ozThe hippie stuff.
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5. Sleeping
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Temporary CribOption 1: Portable Bassinet
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*Read more here.$ - Fisher-Price Rock with Me Bassinet$79 0-6 MonthsPortable Bassinet: Small, portable, cheap: a great sleeper for 0-6 months.
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$ - Chicco LullaGo$99 0-6 Months portable bedside bassinet; economy pick; very lightweight, mesh breathable siding; no sheets for the mattress pad
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$$$ - Lotus Bassinet Bundle$359 0-3 YearsOur travel bassinet pick that converts into a travel crib later for extended use.
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Option 2: Play Yard
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$ - Graco Pack 'n Play with Napper/Changer
orPack 'n Play w/ Cuddle Cove$99/$2600-3 YearsEvery parent needs a PNP! Graco is the gold-standard play yard. A must-have for travel too. Great value.
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$$ - Chicco Lullaby Baby Play Yard$199 0-3 YearsWell-made and well-liked but heavy.
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$$$ - 4moms BreezeorBreeze Go$269/$2190-3 YearsVery easy to assemble but sheets are pricey. Includes bassinet and play yard.
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Option 3: Co-Sleeper
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$ - Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper$220 0-6 MonthsSidecar Co-Sleeper: Mini play yard that attaches to your bed so you can easily grab and nurse.
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$$- Halo Bassinest Glide SleeperorArm's Reach Versatile Co-Sleeper169/$2500-6 months
Co-Sleeper: Our top Value Pick; glides across the floor to push away/towards bed as needed; mesh lining; doesn't swivel or have control panel.
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$$ - Halo Bassinest$199+0-6 Months
Co-Sleeper: A swiveling bassinet/sidecar co-sleeper with mesh siding; easy to scoop up baby without getting up; great for C-section moms.
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$$$ - Baby Bay Bedside Sleeper$245 0-6 MonthsSidecar Co-Sleeper: Modern wood look; can convert into crib (parts sold sep)
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Option 5: Bassinet
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$$ FP Soothing Motions Bassinet$149 0-6 monthssimple, sturdy beside bassinet with a few bells and whistles