2016 Baby Registry Contests

Registry Inspiration from Jillian Harris

August 5, 2016

Blog_Header_Jillian_REgistryThe best things come in tiny little packages with 10 fingers and 10 toes! It just so happens that with your tiny bundle of joy comes the need for a few (okay, maybe more than a few) essential items to help make life a little easier. While the prospect of registering and picking out all the items that are going to suit your growing family can be very exciting, we know that it can also be a little daunting at times.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We teamed up with our BMTB (Best-Mom-To-Be), Love It or List It Vancouver’s Jillian Harris to create a registry that will leave you excited and confident that your registry is full of favourite baby essentials, guaranteed to making parenting a little bit easier to save you more time for baby love.

Jillian’s Registry Picks

Infant Car seat: Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 4-35

This infant car seat flaunts safety. With a minimum weight requirement starting at just 4lbs and going up to 35lbs or 32”, you’re guaranteed to get a lot of use out of this seat. Packed with safety features from base installation to seat design, Peg Perego has outdone themselves in their goal of keeping your precious cargo safe while on the move.

Stroller: Bugaboo Buffalo

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam…Go where no stroller has ever gone before with this all-terrain performance stroller. Bigger wheels, bigger basket, bigger seat; from infancy to toddler, the Buffalo offers multiple options to keep your babe riding comfortably. Designed for every bump, be-it in life’s concrete jungles or the rugged outback, the Bugaboo Buffalo will glide over any terrain.

Baby Chair: 4Moms MamaRoo

We all know of the typical “bounce & sway” motion, used commonly to keep baby happy (or asleep). 4Mom’s MamaRoo has you covered and gives you a break! This sleek, moving chair keeps baby comfortable and content with its five calming motions and sounds. The best part? When baby gets fussy, simply change the speed and motion conveniently from your phone or tablet with the 4Moms mobile app!

Nasal Aspirator: Fridababy Nosefrida

The common cold is a friend to no one, and is especially heart wrenching to watching little noses battle colds and congestion. Fridababy “nose” what they were doing when they brought us the NoseFrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator. Electric aspirators can be scary for little noses but the NoseFrida lets you do the sucking, controlling the amount of suction applied without having to put anything inside their nose. We know is sounds gross, but trust us when we say it is 100% hygienic with its included filters and that it works!

Carrier: Lillebaby – All Seasons

The adventure does not need to stop when baby comes along, so go ahead, take the road less traveled – and don’t worry about having to bring a stroller along. Lillebaby’s All Seasons carrier gives you a reason to keep on with your adventure, hands-free! This carrier is full of functionality, designed to keep you and baby comfortable in any position. Try it out, you’ll love it.

BlogImages_Jillian_RegistrySwaddles: Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin 

Mamas everywhere know the importance of having versatile and multi-purpose pieces on hand. These beautiful Little Unicorn swaddles are great to use for swaddling babe, nursing covers, burp cloths and much more! They are super breathable, extra soft and they come in adorable, must-have trendy patterns too!

Lactation Assistance: Booby Boons

Let’s face it – breastfeeding is not always a walk in the park, especially when you feel like you’re not making milk enough to support little ones needs. If you’re looking to boost your milk production, what better way than delicious cookies!? Stork & Dove’s Booby Boons use the combination of nutritional yeast, oats & flax to help mama naturally boost milk production. These yummy cookies are gluten-free, soy-free, contain non-GMO ingredients, and come in two delicious flavors!

Change Pad: Nook Pebble

Changing time isn’t always the …. cleanest part of your day, but what if we told you that Nook’s Pebble change pad can help to control the mess with its all-natural eucalyptus cover that is stain-resistant, waterproof, removable AND washable! Did we mention it is made out of non-toxic, hypoallergenic, organic materials?

Travel Playard: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light

Travelling with a little one can get overwhelming sometimes. How does a person so small require so many (bulky and heavy) things! Thankfully, Baby Bjorn makes getting around with little one much easier and WAY lighter. The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light is a lightweight, ultra-breathable, travel crib with a soft and comfy mattress. It that takes seconds to set up and take down, which means you can spend less energy fussing, and more time enjoying your time away! And best of all, the fabric is removable and washable! Make sure to take the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib on your next adventure!

Breastpump: Medela Freestyle

Calling all busy moms! (Who are we kidding, all mommas are busy!) If you’re a woman on the move with a breastfed babe, the Medela Freestyle Breast Pump may be just what you’re looking for. This double-electric pump features a rechargeable battery and lightweight motor which makes pumping on the go a breeze.  The Freestyle allows you to customize your experience with a memory feature, adjustable suction and strength for your comfort. This pump can also be used hands-free! Medela has so many different accessories to add to your pumping and feeding routine that take some of the stress and discomfort out of breastfeeding. Keep scrolling to find out how you can win a Medela Breastfeeding Initiation Kit valued at over $125!

We love these tried and tested, mom-approved products and hope you will to! While there are endless options for products to suit each family, be confident in knowing that you will find the right combination for your growing family.

Looking for more items to add to your registry? Check out Jillian’s full registry here.

BlogFooter_Medela_giveawayWant to win a prize pack from one of Jillian’s favourite brands? Login to the rafflecopter below, answer the question “What has been your biggest challenge or fear around breastfeeding?” Leave a comment that you answered and you will be entered to win a Breastfeeding Initiation Kit from Medela! This contest will run from Friday, August 5th to Monday, August 8th at 11:59pm EST. Contest Rules and Regulations.

**Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Flora C, you are the winner of the Medela Breastfeeding Initiation Kit. Thank you to all who entered!

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  • Amy Heffernan

    My biggest fear is that it would be painful!

  • vnhoch

    So excited to hear Jillian is expecting! Loved seeing this registry list! My biggest challenge was the latch and it not being as natural of a process as everyone made it out to be. We overcame the challenges and successfully and happily breastfed for over 18 months and very proud of it 🙂

  • Jessica

    That it wouldn’t happen for us 🙁

  • Chantelle Lee Costa

    Being only a week away from my due date with my first child I haven’t had any challenges. But I do have fears. I’m definitely scared that I wont be able to supply enough if any milk. Breast feeding is something I’m looking forward to and not being able to would be a huge disappointment to me.

  • Melanie

    After breastfeeding for 10 months my biggest breastfeeding fear is mastitis. I’ve had it 3 times and it is AWFUL. Would not wish it upon anyone.

  • Colleen Aarr

    Making enough milk, which thankfully I am.

  • Brittany Reifenstein

    That if I only breastfed I would never be able to be away from my baby if I couldn’t get him to also take a bottle of pumped milk once in awhile

  • Bette Obi

    my biggest challenge about breastfeeding is broken skin in the nipple area.

  • JJ

    As an expectant first-time mother my biggest fear around breastfeeding is that I will have problems with supply or latching and not be able to breastfeed which is important to me.

  • Vanessa R

    I was an incredibly awkward breastfeeder. I could never sit comfortably with my daughter in my arms unless I had my breastfeeding pillow. This made it really hard to feed if we weren’t at home. Then I had to use a nipple shield all the time for nipple reasons and my supply was toast by 9 months when I finally stopped. It was a rough but worth it battle.

  • Ld Friesen

    The biggest challenge is finding the time with my third baby while I have two toddlers running around.

  • Jenny W

    Planning on purchasing this pump, but winning it would be amazing as it is quite pricey! It seems to be the best on the market and I think will be a life saver once baby arrives later this year!

  • Anna

    Breast pumps are so expensive and with a new baby you
    Need so many things. It would be amazing to win one of these.

  • Kallie

    Awesome list! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m just terrified it will hurt and I’ll end up giving up.

  • J. Worth

    My biggest fear about breastfeeding is that baby won’t latch or that I won’t produce. Pumping can help solve these problems if they arise!

  • Alaina-Lee Monster

    My biggest fear was the baby not getting enough.

  • Nic

    biggest challenge: getting baby to latch properly – not as easy as i thought!

  • S.S.

    My biggest fear is when it comes time to weaning my little one off the breast as it has been such a great bonding experience we share.

  • Chris-Ann

    My biggest challenge was the first two months, my baby did not latch, and I was in a lot of pain. I also bought the wrong breast pump so I had to rent the hospital grade medela pump, which was Awesome! But now she is exclusively breast fed and is healthy.

  • Alyssa Scott

    My biggest fear is not being able to breastfeed each of my children equally, be that in time, amount, bonding, whatever. I just want them each to have the same opportunities for closeness with me and health benefits from nursing.

  • Kathleen Elliott

    I’m scared that my baby will not like to latch and that I won’t produce enough milk.

  • krystal

    Getting a proper latch was challenging till we corrected baby’s tongue tie

  • Sarah Kurzac

    Breastfeeding is tough work! I always heard its not always as easy as it looks, it takes work, etc etc so I was prepared to put in the effort! However, you really don’t know HOW tough, draining, frustrating, emotional it can all really be until you experience it yourself. My biggest challenge was week 0-7. Baby Maya was born at 37 weeks, had severe jaundice and a traumatic delivery so breastfeeding had some additional challenges ontop of the regular ones! It was a long battle of 90 minute feeds (breast, tube feeding, bottle feeding – to ensure baby was getting enough milk), changing baby, swaddling baby and putting back to sleep, then pumping for 20 minutes, washing the pump for the next session and finally head back to bed only to do this all over in 45 minutes?! As the weeks went on, things got better.. day by day, things got slightly easier… now I can say at week 8 we are PROUDLY exclusively breastfeeding with a great latch and a full satisfied belly at the end of each session. PS- I LOVE my Medela Freestyle pump

  • Jessica n

    Someone saying something to me in public but by 6 months I felt confident enough to speak up.

  • I’m a bit scared of any and all nursing struggles.

  • Kelsey Marie T

    I am expecting my first early October. One of my fears is that if I only
    breastfeed my baby will not take a bottle and will never be able to be
    away from me and bond with dad. Pumping will hopefully let my husband be able to feed and bond with our little one 🙂

  • Michelle Connors

    I am hoping I am able to breastfeed comfortably to be able to do it anywhere.

  • Kirsten

    My biggest struggle with breastfeeding was not getting a proper latch in the beginning and realizing how hard breastfeeding actually is.

  • Ashley Mahe

    Sticking with it for the long haul – in the end I’m glad I did, but it was quite discouraging at times.

  • MilliesMix

    I think if you go in with too many “fears” then you set yourself up for anxiety! My plan is to stay calm and hope for the best, and if it doesn’t work, on to plan B!

  • Katie

    As a new mom, my biggest fear is that my baby won’t latch properly, or that I will think he is drinking milk but actually won’t be getting enough. Of course I’m also nervous about nipple pain and my milk not coming in, but I want to make sure my baby is getting the calories he needs!

  • Victoria O.

    Biggest challenge for me was everything in the first couple weeks: getting proper latch, producing enough milk, dealing with the initial pain and just not knowing if you are doing it right!

  • Leah Holoiday

    Biggest fear: producing enough for babe.

  • Vienna Luke

    Thanks for the great list , Jillian!! I’ve heard that the Medela Freestyle is amazing!!

  • Paulina

    Biggest challenge was timing. Knowing when baby is hungry and being available.

  • Tracey

    Biggest fear was producing enough to feed my twins!

  • Nelle

    I think the biggest challenge is all of the negativity from people around breastfeeding. I want to try and stay positive since I know that thinking negatively about breast feeding can be one of the biggest obstacles to being successful with it.

  • Katee Long

    My fear is my baby girl not latching or not producing enough for her.

  • Yolanda Pilar Gonzalez

    I suffered some anxiety while breastfeeding the first time around. For my second time around I am hoping to breastfeed with a lot of pumping and bottle feeding breast milk to try and combat the anxiety.

  • BaileyDexter

    The biggest fear about breastfeeding was thinking about engorgement symptoms

  • Lauren McConnell

    Probably my biggest fear is not being to breast feed at all as I know many women who have this issue. Of course I want the nutritional benefit for my baby but also the bounding time.

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    I want to provide the best nutrition I can. My fear as a working mom is that I’ll run into a busy schedule.

  • Jessica Bauser

    For me it was being available to feed my baby 24/7

  • Christine C

    My fear is that I won’t have enough supply or that they will have trouble latching.

  • Natalie Brennan

    The biggest challenge has been perserverance! It’s so easy to give up once you first start breastfeeding but it will get easier! It’s also important to know that you are NOT a failure or a bad mother if you are unable to breastfeed!

  • Breklynn Bakker

    Biggest challenge, poor latch, but I managed to get through the first 2-3 months of struggling and successfully breastfeed for 1 year+. My fear is that I will go through the same issues with my second.

  • Niki

    My biggest fear was and still is timing outings; I dread car rides longer than 30 minutes because if we’re stuck in traffic it’s not as easy to pull over somewhere to feed him.

  • Mamah

    My biggest challenge with my first nursling was ignoring the clock and accepting that YES, my baby did NEED to eat again.

  • Caitlin Kemp

    My biggest challenge with breastfeeding was having flat nipples. It made it difficult for my daughter to latch. However, my midwife offered me a nipple shield and nursing become significantly easier. I nursed for 15 months!

  • Sarah Barnes

    My biggest fear was lip and tongue tied leading to pain.

  • Flora C

    Breastfeeding wasn’t an easy start for us. My son has his tongue tie fixed, he finally learned to latch properly after weeks, I have suffered from supply issue, but the biggest challenge was his nursing strikes. It has been and off for 2 months now. All I want is to make sure he’s fed well and thankfully he’s been growing like a champ!

  • Jia

    My biggest fear is baby doesn’t latch on probably.

  • Adele

    Went through some rough days and was so thankful for a supportive spouse and local breastfeeding support offered at the hospital. Now are almost 6 months EBF and my son is happy and healthy and I’m love the freedom and flexibility to come and go with nothing but me and the baby (and a diaper change or 2 haha)

  • Dominika Ivan

    I had really strong flow with my son, I had to lay down to feed him otherwise he got super gassy and fussy.

  • Amanda Briscoe

    I’m due with my first in February and my biggest fear is not being able to produce enough or pump enough but I am so looking forward to all the challenges and fun to come! Best of luck to you!

  • Jen Sage

    The biggest fear is always been am I producing enough to fill the baby’s needs.

  • Cristina

    My biggest fear was not being able to produce enough to satisfy my little one. Once I was in the clear for that was pumping enough so that I could have someone else feed my little one so I could sleep or have some me time. Now my biggest worry is losing my supply. Just keep pumping…just keep pumping (said in the voice of Dori the fish).

  • Thalia

    My fear this time around is being able to continue breastfeeding with tongue and lip tie issues. It was what caused the hugest issues my first time around, and ultimately led to my son refusing to breastfeed.

  • DanaQueen

    My biggest fear has been not being able to breastfeed at all. I had a c-section and found it hard to get past the feeling of not getting to experience natural child birth. I wouldn’t want to also miss out on the breastfeeding experience. Even so, there is a need and benefit to using an effective, quality breast pump.

  • Thanh Nguyen

    Biggest fear is not having enough of a supply

  • Ashley Elechia Stone

    My biggest challenge with breast feeding was plugged ducts. My pump really helped when this happened.

  • Lorrie Lynch

    My biggest challenge was my baby’s tongue tie. After it was cut, it took my baby 3 weeks to figure out how to use her new tongue. It took 5 weeks from birth to finally get breastfeeding. To work.

  • Melissa Siddall

    The discomfort and nipple irritation. APNO FTW

  • Carissa

    Biggest fear is always supply worry or tongue tie

  • Holly Mitchell

    My biggest struggle has been returning to work and continuing to breastfeed… and making it past that super needy 6month we never stop nursing stage! LA Leche league has been critical to my success in breastfeeding my four kids!!

  • Megan

    Biggest fear is not being able to produce enough milk

  • Jackie

    Biggest fear is not having enough supply or was not being able to produce enough

  • Jessica

    Definitely that I wouldn’t produce enough milk.

  • Lisa

    Not having enough supply to support my baby

  • Janice Tadgell

    I wasn’t ever fearful, it’s what my body is meant to do.
    In which it had other plans, however, I jumped the hurdles and shed tears and blood to continue to breastfeed until at 15 weeks pregnant with our second and my milk dried up. My daughter was just over two years old.
    Always reach out for help mommas! We have the resources, unfortunately they aren’t in front of you.

  • Ashley Williams

    The biggest challenge was not trusting myself later time and trying to listen to too many other people’s opinions. This time – I’m going to listen to my baby & body, we got this!

  • Christina Cameron

    Being publicly shamed for breast feeding – that’s for sure my biggest fear :S

  • Leah

    I wasn’t ever worried about it until I had to do it and failed for weeks. my first came out and didn’t naturally latch on; then couldn’t fit my size ladys. while still in hospital I tried many different lactation specialist suggestions but nothing was working. I had to start pumping to give my baby breast milk. with practice, determination, time and my baby growth 6 weeks later we started being able to breastfeed together what I thought would have been normal before birth.

  • Victoria McPhail

    Sore nipples! Cracked and bleeding were no fun – but that went away once we got our latch established. My advice to any new mom is see a lactation consultant and get help if you are having difficulty!

  • Meghan Kennedy

    My biggest challenge is producing enough milk. Pumping is a must for me to help my supply.

  • Morgan Bartlett

    I’m mostly worried about cracked nipples as my sister suffered very badly, and not producing enough milk. My biggest fear was always that I wouldn’t be able to have children. We needed fertility help and now we’re pregnant. Now my fears are about breast feeding. Lol.

  • Melody N

    Super nervous I won’t produce milk. My sis had a challenge with this and the whole ordeal seemed pretty emotional:(

  • Christie

    Really worried about clogged ducts or painfully cracked nipples! Of course even more than this I am worried I won’t produce any milk at all. The whole feeding from my boobs thing is actually pretty terrifying for a first time mom. Exciting. And terrifying.

  • Michael

    As a husband I am actually nervous about missing out on that bond that my wife will have while breastfeeding the baby. I’m looking forward to bottle feeding time with my son.

  • Maggie

    Making sure to listen to my babies cues, too many books suggest a schedule but if adults snack between meals then why wouldn’t newborns? Can’t wait !!

  • Lu

    Not being able to buy I know I won’t give up

  • Jasmine Elizabeth

    The women in my family have all had difficulty with breastfeeding. I’m hoping that the additional supports I’ll have in place (midwife, doula, education) with help my success with breastfeeding.

  • Marissa

    Worried about the pain afterwards of breastfeeding and ways I can minimize that

  • Melanie Pears Holm

    Breastfeeding was torture the first couple weeks.. Honestly not looking forward to that again… And basically being topless all the time..

  • Aly Alexandra

    My biggest struggle was and is pumping. With my son in the incubator for the first week, I had to pump to get some colostrum, now it is more of a struggle making sure I have enough milk pumped and saved so my partner can have that quality time with our son too!!

  • Tiffany O’Connell

    My biggest fear was breastfeeding in public! I was afraid someone would embarrass me or fight with me bout feeding my baby

  • Melissa Blow

    How much time it takes in the beginning. I was nervous I would quit without giving it a fair shot

  • Amanda Kanski

    my biggest struggle was getting mastitis twice!!

  • Jeannie

    My biggest challenge with breast feeding is worrying how well the baby is latched on and feeling comfortable with feeding in public.

  • heyhihola

    I’m due with my first baby soon and my biggest fear is close-minded people getting up in my business if and when I will feed my baby in public. Some of the things I’ve seen happen are frightening, like people getting in fights and kicked out of business’ because they can’t handle a mother breastfeeding, even when they’re covered. I hate to feel like these people are just something I’ll have to get used to, when I don’t feel there is anything wrong with feeding my baby if it is hungry.

    Also, I’m a professional fitness competitor and have to wear posing bikinis onstage so I’m also a bit worried about ending up with lopsided breasts! >.< I'm excited to breastfeed though, I know it will be a really special time, so I hope my baby will take to it and not prefer a bottle most of the time! 🙂

  • Kristen Fabiano

    I’m due with my second baby in December and was successful with breastfeeding my firstborn. My fear for my next child is that I won’t be able to breastfeed or will have a low supply (also, I’m not excited about enduring the pain for the first few days, but I will push through it 🙂 ).

  • jess

    I had so many issues breastfeeding all three of my kids. Now that my sister is pregnant with her first I fear for her and the struggles she may face. I used my medela pump daily and lover! I would live to win this for my wonderful sister and ease some of her first child fears.