A registry hand guide

You’re having a baby! How incredibly exciting! We’re sure that you’ve started Googling and that you’re probably already feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the advice that you can find out there. You’ll see hundreds of lists telling you that you need a myriad of different gadgets and gizmos, most of which you’ll barely ever use. Babalust was born as a result of two Mom’s who learnt this the hard way and we want you to know that we’re here to make sure that you don’t need to.

We’ve created a baby registry guide that will walk you through each of the categories that make up your baby registry and share valuable things to consider, so that you can create a list that is perfectly suited to you and your baby. We’ve made sure that it includes all of the baby must-haves you’ll actually use — and none of the extras you’ll never need. Look out for our golden nuggets from one mama to another, and don’t forget to reach out should you need any support from the Babalust Team.

Clothing & Accessories

5 – 8 onesies
5 – 8 vests/bodysuits
5 – 8 pairs of socks
2 – 4 pairs of leggings
2 – 4 beanies (seasonal)
2 – 4 jerseys (seasonal)

Clothing & Accessories

2 – 4 jackets or hoodies (seasonal)
1 – 2 sun hats
2 – 4 pairs of booties
2 – 4 bibs
1 – 2 dummy clips
Set of closet dividers (super organised Mama)

Changing Station

nappies (size 0/newborn, size 1 & size 2)
wipes
bum cream
changing mat & 2 covers
nappy bin (super organised Mama)
organiser basket (super organised Mama)

Feeding

6 – 8 burp cloths &/or muslin swaddles
2 – 4 bottles & teets (size 1 teets)
breast pump & breastmilk bags
steriliser
100% pure lanolin (lifesaver)
feeding cushion (super organised Mama)
bottle brush & bottle rack (super organised Mama)

Hygiene & Care

baby bath or bath insert
body wash
shampoo
baby lotion
4 hooded towels
grooming kit (hairbrush, nail clippers, thermometer)
bath thermometer
first aid kit

GOLDEN NUGGET

Adding a baby toiletries gift set to your registry is the perfect solution not only for travel sized toiletries for your first getaway as a new mom, but it also gives you an opportunity to test which products you like best before buying the full sizes.

HOSPITAL BAG

It is recommended you have your hospital bag packed and as ready to go as possible from as early as 7 months. While your due date my be months away, things may not go as planned – prepare ahead of time and be stress free.

Travel

wrap carrier
structured carrier
car seat
2 carseat cover/multicover
car rearview mirror
travel system or pram
travel-sized toiletries (super organised Mama)

Travel

changing clutch/travel change mat
nappy bag
sun cream
insect repellent (super organised Mama)

Add these essentials

to your registry

GOLDEN NUGGET

Having a packed and ready nappy bag ensures you’re able to get out of the door with your new little one in under an hour! Read our guide on what to have packed and ready at all times – outings made easy!

Clothing & Accessories

3 – 6 months shorts, vests & t-shirts (seasonal)
3 – 6 months joggers, leggings & dresses (seasonal)
3 – 6 months sleeping bags
soft shoes
hats & beanies (seasonal)

Add these essentials

to your registry

GOLDEN NUGGET

 Even though you can’t yet imagine reaching the weaning milestone, be ready for it. 6 months shoots by, and before you know it, you’re gonna need that feeding bib & suction bowl! Before you know it your baba will be holding up their head on their own, sitting without support, and ogling everything you try to put in your mouth.

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Clothing & Accessories

6 – 9 months shorts, vests & t-shirts (seasonal)
6 – 9 months joggers, leggings & dresses (seasonal)
cuddle toys for playtime

Feeding

2 suction bowls
2 water bottles

Feeding

spoons & forks
3 – 4 feeding bibs
liquidiser or baby bullet
3 – 4 feeding pouches
8 – 12 food storage pots
cooler bag for snacks (super organised Mama)

Add these essentials

to your registry

Clothing & Play

9 – 12 month shorts, vests & t-shirts (seasonal)
9 – 12 month joggers, leggings & dresses (seasonal)
2 pairs walking shoes
developmental toys

Add these essentials

to your registry

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BEST & BRIGHTEST

Featured Products

  • One Aid First Aid Kit for Kids- Mini Kit

    R415.00

    One Aid First Aid Kit for Kids- Mini Kit

    R415.00

    This on-the-go first aid kit has been designed and created by a Mom-Doc with years of accident and emergency experience. Each kit contains a range of thoughtfully selected first aid items geared towards common childhood injuries. This kit is small in size and perfect for any nappy or handbag. The MiniKit comes with a First Aid Pocket Guide that includes simple, easy steps to follow for most childhood accidents and emergencies.

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  • Medela “Mini Electric” Breast Pump

    R1,549.00

    Medela “Mini Electric” Breast Pump

    R1,549.00
    • A comfortable electric breastpump developed for short-term or occasional use.
    • Tried-and-trusted: millions of mothers already express milk with the Mini Electric.

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  • Stumped DIY Bird Feeder Kit

    R415.00

    Stumped DIY Bird Feeder Kit

    R415.00

    For all the little nature lovers, this DIY Bird Feeder Kit is a great activity that encourages nature study! Included with each kit is a FREE digital “Little Birder’s Guide” – fun printable worksheets and colouring-in pages of various South African garden birds.

    These Stumped DIY kits are fun & tactile activities, designed to promote early childhood development and three-dimensional thinking.

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GIFT REGISTRY

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How does buying a gift from a registry work?

1. Browse your friend’s baby registry and choose a gift you’d like to purchase for them.
2. Press the “Add to Cart” button on the item.
3. From there, you can choose to add more gifts or to proceed to Checkout.
4. At Checkout, you can add a special message, select if you would to add gift wrapping and pay using any of our payment methods.

We’ll deliver your gift to their babyshower* or you can choose to have the gift delivered to you instead to wrap and bring it along to the event yourself.

*You won’t need to take a gift with you to the event. The registry closes 1 week prior to the event and we will have your gift delivered to the event ready to be opened with the other gifts. If you’ve chosen for your gift to be gift wrapped, it will be dolled up in our beautiful Babalustful gift wrapping.