Even with eight nieces and nephews (yes, eight), you would think by my baby registry tactic that I had never come in contact with a child. I looked at the list that the woman at my registry hub of choice (Giggle) handed me merely as a suggestion and thought, “we could do without that” one too many times. And my fiancé, never having held a baby before Oliver, lovingly confirmed each of my ridiculous sentiments.

While you may not be as resistant to “the list” as we were, there are probably a few items that have you thinking: “is this a necessity or a luxury?” Chances are, if they are on that list, then it’s probably been a saving grace for some other parent, and it just might be for you too.

Here are a few items I pouted about but in the end have turned out to be my top registry items.