Unlike Ada who is all about zero-waste, my friend Beatrice is all about comfort and convenience. Her vision of a happy motherhood involves lots of cuddling while surrounded by fluffy blankets, watching the snow fall through her windows. I told Bea I was calling my post on her baby registry the Lux Baby Registry, and she pointed out that what it really was was a Hygge Baby Registry. Everything as comfy and cozy as possible for nesting down with a new baby.
For those of you who have somehow missed the Hygge phenomenon, hygge is Danish for something like cozy and comfy and everything good rolled into one. Exactly what you are looking for when you bring home a new baby. As promised, here is Bea’s registry list of all ( and I do mean all) the comfiest and coziest baby things out there.
Bea registered with Amazon since you can add anything to your registry and you get a great discount in case there is anything left to buy!
Bea plans on breastfeeding and supplementing with formula when she goes back to work when baby is six months old.
She’s getting the same breast pump I recommended over on the Zero Waste Baby Registry, the Limmerick PJ’s Comfort. It may not be exactly cozy, but it wasn’t uncomfortable like pumps with hard plastic flanges, and does the job quickly and quietly.
Comotomo Bottles are really nice to hold. They are silicone so no worries about weird chemicals, and the little bit of squishy-ness makes them easy for both baby and mama to hold. Extra bonus, you don’t need a special brush to clean them because they are so wide.
Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair for the solid food phase. Bea plans on doing baby led weaning, and so a solid high chair that is easy to clean and can adapt to the baby’s needs through toodlerhood and childhood is called for. Plus, it actually looks nice at your kitchen table.
For the earliest experiments in eating, Bea chose these Avanchy Baby Feeding Bamboo Plate, and this Brinware Dish Set with the Brinware Silicone Placemat Set and Oneida Wildlife Flatware Set for when baby joins the table with the rest of the family.
Hevea Pacifier aren’t exactly eating, but they are going in this category anyway! These pacifiers are natural rubber, because limiting plastic that goes in a baby’s mouth is a must. Plus, the design is adorable.
For the baby’s room, Bea picked out the Room and Board Flynn Crib which is made of solid wood, and contains nothing with chemically glues or other bad stuff for the baby. Finding a solid wood crib now that the Ikea Sniglar isn’t for sale is hard, but the search for this crib was well worth it. Safe, comfy, and super stylish.
Newton Wovenaire Crib Mattress is made of a food grade polymer and is 90% air. This is about as breathable as a crib mattress can get. Plus, it actually feels like it’ll be comfortable for baby.
Winter Water Factory’s Organic Crib Sheets are the absolutely cutest and coziest prints on organic cotton that we found anywhere. Plus, you can buy your child an outfit that matches the crib sheets if that floats your boat (and boy is the boat print cute.)
Nuna Sena Aire Travel Crib is the perfect pack and play type travel crib. It is super easy to fold up (I can do it one handed on a really good day) and the bassinet feature can fold up with it! All into one easy(-ish) to carry bag.
For the first six month, the baby will be in Bea’s room in an Arm’s Reach Concepts Clear-Vue Co-sleeper. It keeps the baby close to mom and easy to get to for night time nursing, but on a separate sleeping surface. Cozy and safe!
For naps and once sleeping in his or her own room, Bea registered for the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor to be able to check in on the baby.
Eliminate Waste: Cloth and Disposable Diapers
We talked Bea into trying cloth diapers with a natural diaper for backup and bedtime. She has a stash of 36 Thirsties Natural Newborn All In One Diapersand 24 Thirsties Natural All In One Diapers to start with. There is nothing cozier than cloth when it comes to diapers. So soft and squishy. I’m in love with that sheep diaper!
She also registered for 3 Thirsties Wet Bags to deal with cloth diapers on the go.
For nights and days when she just can’t with the laundry anymore, Bea picked out Bambo Nature Baby Diapers. These use wood pulp instead of that weird chemical gel and are still somehow more absorbent. Of all the natural and eco diapers Kai tried (including Honest and Seventh Generation) these won hands down. They were better than all the regular diapers we tried as well, which was the real surprise.
WaterWipes Wipes are mostly water, with a tiny drop of grapeseed oil to keep them fresh. All the convenience of wipes, and none of the weird chemicals that cause babies (and moms!) to break out.
Motherlove Diaper Balm gets rid of even the worst diaper rash without having anything weird or unpronounceable in it, and its cloth diaper safe.
Naturepedic Organic Cotton Changing Pad helps keep baby in place for changing time.
The Ubbi Diaper Pail uses regular trash bags, is made of of metal, and is stylish in a way most hunk of plastic diaper pails can never hope to emulate. And its great at keeping the smells in.
Warmth: Clothes, Blankets, and Snow Accessories
Bea lives up north where it is cold more than half the year. Okay, maybe not that much, but still, so much cold.
Clothes for inside and warmer weather:
- L’ovedbaby Organic Cotton Kimono Long Sleeve Bodysuit
- L’ovedbaby Organic Cotton Footed Overall
- L’ovedbaby Organic Lounge Pants
- Finn + Emma Organic Cotton Footie
- L’ovedbaby Organic Lounge Pants
- Chasing Windmills Merino Snuggle Gown
Clothes and outerwear for the cold, cold outside:
- Ella’s Wool Merino Baby Base Layer Set
- Disana Baby Wool Snugglesuit
- Polarn O. Pyret Merino Wool Balaclava
- Molehill Down Bunting Suit
- Chasing Windmills Merino Hoody
- Chasing Windmills Merino PJs
- Rox + Rumble Woolsters
- Sloomb Scouts
- Wild Coconut Wear Longies (get footies for little babies)
- Aden + Anais Classic Sawddle Blankets
- Skip the receiving blankets, I’m not actually sure what people do with them. Muslin swaddle blankets work for everything: swaddle, blankie, burp cloth, carseat cover, and a lot more
Cuddle and Carry: Mom and Stroller
Bea chose an Obimama Mei Tai and a Solnce Genesis Celtic Sea for babywearing, and a UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller in Austin for strolling. She added the 7AM Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution to keep baby warm in the stroller out in the snow.
Car: Car seat
Bea wanted a infant seat that was easy to carry, safe, and had great ratings for being non-toxic (the most popular infant seat on the market is one of the worst rated for toxicity). She picked the UPPAbaby MESA Henry Infant Car Seat which fits the bill and is comfy and cozy for baby.
For those freezing mornings she added the 7 A.M. Enfant Cocoon Car Seat Cover. Remember, nothing should go in between the baby’s back and the car seat including blankets, coats, and chunky sweaters.
Once baby gets big enough, he or she will transition to the Clek Foonf (my regular readers probably already know that I love this seat. It’s what we use and it’s still going stronger rear-facing my two year old.)
Clean: Baths and Sundries
Stokke Flexi Bath is perfect for baby and then folds flat out of the way. Best idea ever. She’s also registered for Earth Mama Baby Soap and Earth Mama Baby Lotion for keeping baby clean and soft.
Another friend of ours recently bought a 4moms mamaRoo 4 infant seat and we’ve all watched jealously as that hings puts her baby to sleep. I’m super sad my two year old would never fit in it these days. Bea is definitely a MamaRoo convert.
For tummy time and some free exploration, Bea chose the Wee Workout Baby Gym.
Apparently, I’m not the person to ask when it comes to diaper bags (I’ll admit mine is very utilitarian, but I love it). Bea chose the Storksak Noa Diaper Bag which I have to admit is much more stylish than my backpack!
Cake Lingerie Maternity Nursing Bra are still the best nursing bras.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter is great for after nursing soreness and chapping. Plus, it smells like chocolate.
Hopefully this list will help some of you out who are looking for the coziest, comfiest, most hygge baby experience out there!
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