City Baby Registry Picks

The gear you need to have an urban baby.

City Baby Registry Picks

If you're planning to have a baby in a city, you're going to need a city-specific baby registry. You'll learn quickly that the gear your BFF or sister-in-law or college roommate in the suburbs swears by isn't necessarily the right fit for your urban parenting experience, filled with small spaces, subway stairs, apartment life and more.

There's another truth about city parenting: we want what we want, when we want it, from wherever we want to get it. Which is why we've partnered with Babylist on our City Baby Registry Picks. Babylist lets you put anything (yes, we mean anything) on your registry, from any store or website you love. Because in a city of possibilities, your baby should have them too, right?

Since we know "anything" can be overwhelming for a new parent, we’ve curated a City Baby Registry filled with our favorite baby brands and products. All you have to do to add them to your registry now is sign up for a Babylist registry, add the Babylist button, then click on each link to add the product to your own Babylist registry. Here's what to add to your city baby registry now:

Bugaboo Cameleon³

Bugaboo’s got a lock on mobility in the city, with its smart design, sleek style and rugged durability. The new limited edition bugaboo cameleon³ elements will give your city life a breath of fresh air with new colors, soft materials and special details that are all inspired by nature. Details like a hand-stitched faux leather handlebar and carry handle scream luxury. Register here.

Tula Baby Carrier

Babywearing is clutch when you’re a city mama, and Tula’s got some of the best (and best looking!). This cool Jet version can be used for a front or back carry, and provides an ergonomic M-position seat supporting optimal development for your baby. Tula can be used from birth (with an infant insert) on up through 45 lbs, and the brand even has a toddler carrier so you can babywear on up to 60 lbs!. Register here.

Britax B-Safe 35 XE Series Infant Car Seat

There’s no brand we trust more for our kiddo’s car safety than Britax, and this infant car seat’s the best first ride your baby’s going to get. The B-Safe has tons of innovative safety technology to create a safe space that goes far beyond federal standards, plus it’s space-efficient and lightweight, which makes taking it in and out of cars and cabs a breeze. Register here.

Natti-Natti Rainbow Snuggles Blanket

We can’t get enough of the sweet designs by Natti-Natti, made right here in our hometown of Brooklyn. This super soft organic cotton snuggle blanket’s screen printed by hand using eco-friendly ink, and features a pattern drawn by the Swedish designer’s own daughter. How sweet is that? Register here.

Loyal Hana Christy Nursing Top

If you thought you could go back to your regular wardrobe postpartum, think again. Especially if you’re breastfeeding. No need to sacrifice style, city mama. Loyal Hana’s fashion-forward pieces feature hidden zipper gussets at the chest to allow for easy and discreet nursing. We love this Christy top from the new fall line. Register here.

Dyson AM10 Humidifier

Any veteran mom will tell you: a humidifier is a nursery must-have. Dyson’s AM10 version is the trifecta: quiet, clean and long-lasting. It’s the first humidifier certified 99.9% bacteria-free by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America*, and can automatically adjust to the perfect humidity for up to 18 hours. It uses ultraviolet light to cleanse every drop of water and serves as a high-velocity fan in the summer so you never need to store it away. Register here.

Primary Bodysuit Set

You cannot underestimate the importance of an awesome basic and Primary’s got the market down. Tagless and 100% super-soft cotton rib, you’ll want to layer these soft, totally reasonably priced onesies under everything, including, of course, other Primary baby styles. Register here.

Nook Niche Feeding Pillow

When it comes to breastfeeding, the right support is everything. Nook’s organic Niche pillow will be the foundation of every feed, with its ample surface area and cozy breathable fabric. You’ll also lean on the Niche for snuggling, playtime and tummy time for baby, not to mention side-sleeping or arm-resting for you! Register here.

Bamboobies Nursing Pads

You don’t know what you don’t know about breastfeeding, so we’ll share a secret we learned along the way: your breasts will leak at the most embarrassing moments. Make sure you’re not caught with milk on your shirt by stocking up on Bamboobies ultra-soft, eco-friendly nursing pads for both day and night. They’re not only absorbent, they’re also washable! Register here.

Babynes Formula Dispenser

If you’ve got formula in your future, or are just preparing for the unknown, Babynes’s wi-fi-enabled formula dispenser is a must-have. It makes a perfectly measured, lump-free formula bottle at just the right temperature with the touch of a button. The Babynes uses single-serve capsules in 6 different formulations inspired from Breast milk evolution, and the bottle-making process takes under one minute. Register here.

Munchkin STEP Diaper Pail

Baby poop stinks. Especially when you live in a small apartment. Munchkin’s new STEP diaper pail has a self-sealing system to lock in odors, a lavender baking soda puck to absorb the stench and offers two Arm & Hammer bag systems for disposal. Plus for every diaper pail purchased, Munchkin will plant a tree. Register here.

Babyganics Ultra Absorbent Diapers

If you’re going to go the disposable diaper route (no judgement here!), choose something that’s as baby-safe as it is effective. Babyganics diapers are made with plant-based ingredients, and are fragrance, chlorine, latex and petroleum-free. Plus they’re made with 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend to help nurture baby’s soft skin. Register here.

Paintzen DIY Kit

Take the stress out of your nursery decor by getting a paint job from Paintzen. With their online quoting engine, all you have to do is answer a few questions about your nursery, and you’ll get a locally adjusted price, all inclusive of labor, paint and supplies. Rather do it yourself? This Paintzen Kit has everything you need to get the job done. Register here.

Bebe Au Lait Muslin Sheets

One of our favorite breastfeeding accessories brands is moving into nursery decor and we’re liking what we’re seeing….and feeling. Bebe Au Lait’s soft and breathable 100% muslin crib sheets will keep your baby cozy and cool all night long. This bright peacock print is one of our faves, but there’s plenty of styles to suit your room. Register here.

SmartyPants Prenatal Complete Gummy Vitamins

A nutrient-rich prenatal vitamin can make a big difference in your pregnancy health. SmartyPants prenatals are filled with sustainable, bio-safe ingredients, and free of synthetic colors, flavors and preservatives. Plus they taste almost as delicious as your fave pre-pregnancy indulgent meal at your fave city restaurant. Almost. Register here.

Nanit Smart Baby Monitor

This futuristic baby monitor goes above and beyond the standard design. Using “computer vision” in its camera, Nanit learns how your baby moves, and helps you identify sleep issues by tracking sleep patterns, parent visits, room conditions and much more. The best part? It provides a highlight reel in the morning so you can get a better night’s sleep. Register here.

Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-free Vacuum

Babies are often scared of vacuums — and for good reason! They’re loud, come with scary cords and stir up dirt, which is a real bummer when you’re floor-bound and have tiny lungs. Dyson’s new V8 Absolute is a cord-free revelation that works (quietly) on hard floors and carpets, and includes HEPA filtration to capture allergens and expel cleaner air than the air you breathe! Register here.

Rose & Rex Sleepy Wakey Bambi

In a world of technology overload, Rose & Rex’s imaginative toys are refreshingly analog. All the shop’s toys -- including this adorable Sleepy Wakey Bambi -- are thoughtfully selected by education professionals, teachers, and child development experts to foster well-rounded skill building. Register here.

LeSportsac Baby Utility Backpack

We get that you don’t want a regular diaper bag, mama. You’re too chic for that. But there’s a reason diaper bags do, in fact, exist -- because they’ve got all the components you need for baby. LeSportsac’s backpack diaper bag is a happy medium: it looks like a smart, streamlined backpack, but it’s got compartments galore, a baby changing pad, pockets for bottles, and much more. Register here.

Barley + Oats Deluxe Cookie Sampler

Not everything on baby’s registry has to be for baby. Barley + Oats delicious superfoods are filled with essential nutrients that women need during their childbearing years to help with female health, fertility, pregnancy, fetal development and breastfeeding support. For NYC moms, Barley + Oats will cook and deliver entire meals; but the brand’s cookies, granola, teas, herbal coffee + gift bundles are shipped nationwide. Update: Barley + Oats is now closed.

This post is sponsored by Babylist.

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Yogasleep hushh sound machine

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The Simple Folk perfect pajamas

The Simple Folk perfect pajamas

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The Snoo bassinet


Designed by expert pediatrician and sleep guru Dr. Harvey Karp, the Snoo bassinet gently rocks your baby to sleep while snuggled up in the built-in swaddle. Not only does it come with sensors that adjust the white noise and movement based on your baby's needs, there is also an app that allows you to adjust the settings directly from your phone.

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Hatch Baby Rest sound machine + nightlight

best baby sound machine

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The thing I love most about this product is that the light it gives off isn't too bright, and you can even select different color preferences; giving your toddler choices at bedtime.


Crane humidifier

Crane Humidifier

The only thing worse than a sick baby is a baby who is sick and not sleeping well. The Crane humidifier helps take care of this by relieving congestion and helping your baby breathe better while sleeping.

Personally, I think the adorable design options alone are enough of a reason to purchase this product, and your child will love watching steam come out of the elephant's trunk!


Naturepedic organic crib mattress

Naturpedic Lightweight Organic Mattress

In the first few months of life, babies can spend up to 17 hours a day sleeping, so choosing a mattress that is safe (read: no chemicals!) and comfortable is incredibly important.

Naturepedic uses allergen-friendly and waterproof materials with babies and children in mind, making them easy to clean and giving you peace of mind.


Happiest Baby sleepea 5-second swaddle

best baby swaddle

There are baby swaddles and then there is Sleepea. Similar to the brand's swaddle that is built into the Snoo, the Sleepea is magic for multiple reasons. First, it's got mesh panels ensuring baby never overheats. Second, the zipper zips from the top or the bottom, so you can change the baby's diaper in the middle of the night without ever waking them. Third, it's hip safe. Fourth, the patterns are SO cute. And fifth, the interior swaddle wrap that keeps baby's ams down has a "quiet" velcro that won't wake baby if you need to readjust while they're asleep.


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