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  • Writer's pictureDonna Ford

Doula Recommended Registry Picks

Updated: Oct 8, 2022

Are you overwhelmed by all the options for your registry? Not sure what you actually need or what products are actually worth the money? Check out our Doula tried and tested must-haves for your baby!

UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat

The Mesa has the option to do Merino Wool Organic cotton which is hypoallergenic, temperature regulating, and has natural flame retardant. In Santa Monica, they have a Hub that does cleaning and maintenance. Limited lifetime warranty entire life of the car seat, 6 years.

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BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini - 3D Mesh

Small and perfect for newborns. Machine washable. It has a completely mesh option. Great for skin to skin.

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BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss, Mesh

Lightweight and compact, easy to fold to store or take with you. Has mesh, jersey knit, and quilted cotton options.

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I have so much respect for the creator, Dr. Harvey Karp. Most of our babies have responded favorably to this and I love the safety of the product as it keeps even the most wiggly babies on their backs. The breathable mesh fabric is top-notch as are all the accessories. Very transportable as well.

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Baby Bjorn Cradle

My favorite! Very transportable! Gentle rocking is a key feature and the low height and transparent breathable mesh fabric gives the secure supervision of baby. Also, the fabrics are tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products. They are guaranteed to be harmless to children’s sensitive skin.

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Nested Bean Weighted Swaddle

The weight and quality of the fabric are perfect for little babes combined with just enough weight to make a little one feel super secure.

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Miracle Blanket Swaddle Wrap

These are my top favorites because it secures the babies arms and I also love the lightweight fabric—very easy to swaddle any size baby and has worked like a charm for all babies I have supported! This swaddle will bring you from newborn until you transition out of the swaddle as you can do one arm out or both arms out also.

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Soft Bottom Cloths

Always need to dry a baby’s bum to prevent diaper rash and these are perfect to ensure that as well as for use with diaper creams, etc. So nice to have these at every baby station in the house!

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Portable Sound Machine

This machine has worked like a charm to lull the little babies to sleep---as mentioned in Harvey Karp’s 5s’ (shhhhhuning and sound) helps to calm fussy babies. This is a must-have!

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Magnetic Me Footies

A must! A client and doula favorite! These are the best ever from the material to the ease of use for these little ones who don’t like to be changed. It takes a second to change any outfit and the patterns and prints are absolutely adorable.

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Coterie Diapers

Best ever! So soft and absorbent—never leak! A must-have!

Coterie pairs an ultra-absorbent core with an “acquisition distribution layer” that wicks liquid away within 15 seconds (holy moly!) so baby looks and feels dry for longer. These dermatologist-tested diapers are free of fragrances, chlorine, alcohol, parabens, and other irritants.

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Wubbanub Soothie Pacifier

Distributed widely in hospitals and shaped more like the breast than many other pacifiers. Our babies tend to favor these pacifiers. Very easy to grasp. Silicone, Latex, BPA and PVA free!

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Natursutten Pacifier

I love the rounded shape as it tends to work better for breastfed babies because the tongue is positioned under the nipple as it is during breastfeeding. Additionally, the larger shield touches baby’s nose which closely simulates breastfeeding.

It’s extremely hygienic (no artificial colors) and made from 100% pure, natural rubber from the tree Hevea brasiliensis with no allergy causing substance (the protein that on rare occasions can provoke a latex allergy is eliminated during production). Parabens Free, PVC Free, phtalates Free and BPA free.

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Mother Love Nipple Cream

Motherlove is organic, unscented, free of lanolin, and does not need to be removed prior to nursing which is a huge bonus! Definitely one of our client’s favorites and never had an adverse reaction!

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Haakaa Manual Breast Pump

This is so easy to use, clean and store-- no small parts and no assembly required which our clients love! Great for our traveling mamas as well and love that is is made from 100% Silicone and is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free!

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Booby Tubes by Earth Mama

Our mamas love these! You can use them both warm & cold. They really help ease breastfeeding discomfort, encourage milk flow, avoid clogged ducts, promote let-down and comfort the symptoms of infection, and cold is used to help reduce the swelling and tenderness of engorgement and weaning.

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Dr. Browns Bottles

Most favorite bottle because almost ALL babies take well to this bottle---nipple shape perfect and truly works in helping to eliminate air bubbles and gas. No gas baby = happy baby. It is also the #1 choice of our Lactation team for breastfeeding mamas. They have an optional vent system which helps to reduce feeding problems, helps in digestion and helps preserve vitamins.

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