You’ll Want These Products On Your Walmart Baby Registry In 2019
Expecting parents should make sure to include these items on their Walmart baby registry.
Starting a baby registry can be an incredibly exciting time for expectant parents. Aside from seeing your baby moving around on the ultrasound screen for the first time, it’s one of those first brushes with reality. Like, “Whoa, this is really happening! Let’s go crazy with all of this adorable baby stuff!”
Once you actually start looking around, though, it hits you: Holy crap. Because honestly, there are so many decisions to be made. What’s the color scheme of the nursery? Should we get a car seat and a separate stroller, or a travel system? How much newborn clothing is too much? Cloth diapers or disposable? Is it too soon to think about buying a baby gate? Do we even need all of this stuff?! Trust me, this is completely normal. You haven’t exactly done this before, after all. So how can you expect to know the difference between must-have baby registry items and nice-to-have ones?
Although choosing a retailer with which to begin your baby registry isn’t something to be taken lightly, the decision for my husband and me was a no-brainer when I was pregnant with our first child: We registered at Walmart. For us, it was the perfect option because older relatives (who might not be as comfortable with technology) could easily pop into their local Walmart location to shop in-person, and more internet-savvy baby shower guests could conveniently purchase a gift online.
These days, expectant parents receive a baby welcome box after they set up their Walmart baby registry and there’s a price match guarantee. The ease of using the Walmart app is another perk to starting a baby registry at Walmart — because you can actually create and add items to your registry directly from your phone. Granted, there’s no completion discount like some other retailers offer. So you’ll have to weigh your options and decide if this is important to you or not.
Based on my personal experience with having a Walmart baby registry, reviews from other parents and my practical experience with having had three babies of my own so far (and another one on the way,) I've compiled a must-have list for you to consider. So let’s take a look at products you’ll definitely want to have on your own Walmart baby registry. (Go ahead and bookmark this page for future reference. Trust me, you’ll need it.)
1. Delta Children Classic Sweet Beginnings Bassinet
When you first bring home your newborn, having a bassinet right there in your bedroom is incredibly convenient — considering you’ll be up every few hours or so for diaper changes and feedings. But because your little one will probably only use his bassinet for a couple of months, it can seem silly to spend a ton of money on one. This $39.99 Delta Children Classic Sweet Beginnings Bassinet gets the job done without breaking the bank. It’s designed for infants up to 15 pounds, features an adjustable/removable canopy, a two-section storage basket and comes with its own mattress and one fitted sheet.
One satisfied Walmart customer wrote, "I am very pleased with this purchase! I have baby #2 on the way and this will work perfectly for the first couple of months until we transition into a crib. Easy to assemble, space saving perfect size, sturdy, nice looking and GREAT price!!”
2. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
Once your baby transitions to a crib in her own room — and when she's napping in your room, but you're elsewhere in the house — you’ll want to have some sort of monitor to keep tabs on her. Although audio-only monitors work fine, it seems more and more parents prefer a video monitor for their little one. If you consider that you’ll be using your monitor daily for several years, then you’ll want to choose something that will last. At $165.99, the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor has a decent-sized price tag. This monitor actually boasts three different lens types, depending on your needs: Normal, wide angle (which is sold separately) and zoom (which is included.) Video feed of your baby is streamed to a 3.5-inch LCD color display that includes remote tilt/pan and digital zoom. The display has a 10-hour battery life on power-saving mode and a six-hour battery life with the screen on. This YouTube tutorial/review of the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor will answer all el questions.
One Walmart reviewer gave this video baby monitor a five-star rating, writing, “I spent a lot of time researching baby monitors before buying one, the Infant Optics DXR-8 came out the winner! It was very easy to set up, just plug in the camera, turn on the monitor and it was all set. The ability to mount the camera on the wall is a big plus, makes it easier to set up in such a way that it wont get knocked over. The ability to see the temperature of the room when viewing from the monitor is VERY nice. The inclusion of the zoom lens was a nice surprise, allowing for more flexibility when setting up the camera. All in all I am very happy with the purchase and have recommended it to friends who are expecting.”
3. Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
Pampers Swaddlers are so soft and effective, that I really wouldn’t recommend anything else for newborns. With each of my babies so far, I’ve also appreciated the wetness indicator line, which changes color if your baby’s diaper needs changing. (It can be hard to tell when they’re that little — and especially if you’re a newbie!) Bonus: Pampers Swaddlers have an umbilical cord notch, making it so these diapers won’t rub on/irritate your baby’s umbilical cord stump before it heals and falls off on its own. So be sure to include a several boxes of varying sizes on your Walmart registry. Because you’re going to be going through a lot of these in just the first few months alone.
4. Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes
Guys, I have no idea how many packages of wipes I’ve gone through during my years of parenting so far. (And honestly, I don't want to know.) But trust me: You can never have too many baby wipes on hand. Personally, I would recommend Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes. Because your baby’s delicate tush will appreciate the pH balancing formula that is free of alcohol, parabens, phenoxyethanol and dyes. These wipes are dermatologist-test and hypoallergenic, too — so you can rest assured they won’t irritate your baby’s bottom. Or fingers or face. Because let’s face it; once your little one starts on solid foods, wipes can be used for so much more than diaper changes.
5. Gerber Newborn Baby Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Reusable Diapers
Yes, I realize these are technically cloth diapers. But hear me out: Since they’re so thick and absorbent, they’re also fantastic to use as burp cloths. Because during those first few months with your baby, he’s still trying to get the hang of this whole digestion business. Which means spit-up is pretty much a guarantee. So you’ll want to have plenty of burp cloths to switch out throughout the week. (And backups for when others being washed.) At $13.99, this 10-pack of Gerber Newborn Baby Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Reusable Diapers is the perfect start to your burp cloth stash.
6. Graco Solano 4 in 1 Convertible Crib with Drawer
This Graco Solano 4 in 1 Convertible Crib with Drawer is a best-seller at Walmart — and it’s only $174.99, to boot. (Just be sure buy a crib mattress, too!) This Walmart exclusive comes in five different colors and converts into a toddler bed (with no guard rail,) a daybed, and eventually full-size bed (but bed rails are not included.) You can adjust the mattress height as your little one learns to sit and then pull herself up to a standing position. Another convenient feature? The large drawer is perfect for storing mattress pads and sheets, or blankets, diapers and more.
One parent gave this particular design a five-star rating, writing, “I paid for this crib online and was able to pick it up from the store the same day. It was very easy to put together. It took my boyfriend and I (me being 7 months pregnant) about 2 hours to put it together. I'm pretty sure I could have done it alone if need be. The direction was very clear and straightforward. All the parts were separated nicely and nothing was damaged. It's easy to move but it's also very sturdy.”
7. Angel Line Windsor Glider and Ottoman
Aside from having a safe place for your baby to sleep, another nursery must-have — from my experience — is a glider. Being able to sit down in a comfy chair for middle-of-the-night feedings after a quick diaper change is amazing. And your baby will surely drift off into dreamland once his belly is full and he’s snuggled close and rocking. This Angel Line Windsor Glider and Ottoman is $129.99, and expecting parents can choose from eight different fabric patterns. You’ll appreciate the padded arms to help you more comfortably hold your baby. Not to mention, the storage pockets come in handy for extra burp cloths, pacifiers and more.
One happy Walmart customer wrote, “This rocker looks great in the nursery. It's a beautiful grey /white color. It fits nicely in one corner of the nursery and still has room for a small table next to it. I think it will be perfect for breastfeeding when my baby comes. The quality seems to be good too!”
8. Bright Starts Roaming Safari Activity Gym
Activity gyms are fantastic tools for stimulating your baby’s senses. And the Bright Starts Roaming Safari Activity Gym is full of colors and patterns she will love. Simply lie her on the soft, padded mat and watch her try to grasp and bat the toys — which in include a ring rattle, lion chime, elephant link and mirror. Flip her over, and this activity gym is ideal for tummy time, too. At $24.99, this activity gym will provide countless hours of playtime for your little one — without costing an arm and a leg in the process. One Walmart reviewer wrote, “The three month old baby seems to really enjoy this play mat and it didn't break the bank.”
9. Garanimals Baby Girls' Inverted Zipper Sleep 'N Play, 3-Pack
For those who haven’t shopped in the infant/toddler clothing section much, Garanimals is a brand unique to Walmart. And this adorable line of clothing also happens to be incredibly affordable. (Score!) Take this $14.87 three-pack of Garanimals Baby Girls’ Inverted Zipper Sleep ‘N Play, for example. The kitty design, unicorn print, and heart print zip-up footed pajamas are simply adorable. (And this set gets bonus points from me for the zippers; because middle-of-the night diaper changes with snaps/buttons are infinitely frustrating.) So choose a few sets of your favorite designs and be sure to add them to your Walmart baby registry. Because between spitting-up and the occasional diaper blowout, you’ll likely be going through several pairs of these a night.
10. Graco Pack 'n Play On the Go Playard with Bassinet
The Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard with Bassinet is yet another Walmart baby registry must-have. It features a removable, full-size bassinet that serves as a perfect napping spot for your newborn during those early weeks. This playpen is perfect for allowing your baby to safely sleep/chill out in the company of overly excited toddler siblings and/or pets. It’s also ideal for vacation because as with any Pack ‘n Play, the playard easy folds up for travel or storage. A removable toy bar is also included. Although the price varies slightly depending on the design you choose, the pictured option, “Stratus,” is $49.08.
Here’s what one satisfied parent loves about this product: “We bought this Pack n Play with the bassinet insert to double as a bassinet rather than buying a separate bassinet that our baby would outgrow within a couple months. We love it so far. It's easy to set up, and our baby loves sleeping in the bassinet insert. It rolls across carpet pretty easily, making it easy to pull him towards me when he needs attention during the night. I love that it will grow with him and become a portable bed option once he's in his crib.”
11. Baby Boom Cross Hatch Backpack Diaper Bag
It took having a baby and a toddler at the same time for me to figure it out, but diaper bag backpacks are the only diaper bags worth getting. Trust me. Messenger bag styles are such a hassle to lug around, along with everything else you probably have with you. (You know, a purse, your baby in an infant car seat, etc.) For $24.99, this Baby Boom Cross Hatch Backpack Diaper Bag allows you to comfortably carry all of your on-the-go baby essentials while keeping both hands/arms free. With so many different pockets and compartments, there's a place for everything — diapers, wipes, bottles, extra cloths, and heck, every your laptop if you need to.
12. Urbini Omni Plus 3 in 1 Travel System
For $189, the Urbini Omni Plus 3 in 1 Travel System has the look and feel of much more expensive brands, just you know, without the added expense. The stroller itself is designed for children up to 50 pounds, has a three-position adjustable foam handle, a two-position sun canopy with a pee-a-boo window, a multi-position tilt reclining seat, a spacious storage basket, parent cup holder and more. (It also converts to a carriage mode.) For a young infant, the car seat simply clicks into place on the stroller frame and viola! You're good to go. Even when your baby grows out of the infant car seat, you can still use the stroller itself for years to come. Check out this helpful assembly tutorial and review on YouTube to see all of the possible configurations.
A highly-satisfied Walmart customer wrote, "I got this stroller and car seat after getting a graco quick connect stroller combo that I got as a shower gift. My friend let me use her urbibi and I fell in love. I feel like you don't know what you want/need until after you actually use it when baby is here! This set gets 5 stars from both my friend..:who is a mama of 4 and myself!! Anyway, here's what I loved about it.....It's light and compact compared to my Graco. I also loved all the different ways you can Change up the seating. Works great at softball games when the little guy needs to lay down and nap!!! I can't express to you how much i love this set....its a lifesaver and it's only 200! Whaaaaaaat! Can't beat it!"
13. Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
The Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is designed for children weighing between 8 and 32 pounds. As the name suggests, this carrier offers four different ways for caregivers to carry little ones. Its ergonomic, facing-in seat offers optimal baby hip positioning. And its supportive waist belt and adjustable padded straps makes long-wear comfortable for mom and/or dad, too. Did I mention this carrier is machine washable, too? Yep. And trust me, it'll get plenty of washing if you wind up being an avid baby-wearer.
One rave-review from a Walmart customer reads, "I received this carrier as a baby shower gift. I absolutely love it. I use it more than my stroller as it is so easy to use and comfortable. I have worn this carrier hiking, shopping, walking, grocery shopping & cleaning my house. I started my little guy in it when he was 8 lbs and now he's 8 months. He falls asleep in it when he is facing me. Now that I've been using it for 8 months I can put it on and get him in and out so easily. I can put in facing different directions depending on where we are or what is best for him at that time. I have worn this for hours at a time and I am still very comfortable and so is he. It fits both my husband and I. I love having both of my hands free!"
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