So you live in the city and you’re expecting, congrats! Now that your tummy is expanding so will the list of things that you need for you and baby for those few first days, months and beyond. Whether your’re a first time parent, a mama of two or shopping for the perfect baby sprinkle gift, there’s an abundance of choices out there for that squishy faced baby who’ll be here before you know it.

Unlike living in the suburbs, as a city dwelling family requires specific baby gear; you want stuff that will save you space (and time!), is durable and eco-friendly, and will make this new transition go as smoothly as it possibly can.

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Last month, we hosted our first ever City Registry event at the Union Square Babies R’ Us. Expecting parents from around NYC came to learn all about our top registry picks for urban life with a baby. While noshing on delish lite bites from Kitchensurfing, guests were able to meet with a few of our favorite baby brands who showed off some of necessities for city living.

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In between getting educated about the best baby gear, baby food, breast pumps, nursery and playtime must-haves, expectant parents had the opportunity to take beautiful short films with Jessa Flynn Productions and enter the city registry raffle in hopes of winning big prizes for their babes-to-be.

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Thanks to all the awesome parents-to-be that joined us at our first City Registry event and to Babies R’ Us for co-hosting. Thanks to Laura Vladimirova of Natural Birth Bebe for photographing the morning. We’re so grateful to our sponsors: Stokke, Britax, Ubbi, Babyganics, Skip Hop, Lansinoh, 4moms, Earth’s Best, KitchenSurfing, Bump Water and Jessa Flynn Productions.

Couldn’t make it? Check out our Editor’s Picks for City Baby Registry here. And hope to see you at the next one!

Photography by Laura Vladimirova of Natural Birth Bebe.