Registry: Baby Clothes


2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what should moms register for baby clothes— links have also been updated below.

Welcome to installment three of our registry for working moms: general baby clothes. What should new moms register for clothes for their baby? Which are your favorite brands and types of baby clothing — and have they changed through the months and years with kids? We’ve already talked about carseats and strollers, cribs and sleeping gear, and now: baby clothes for the registry. As I mentioned last time, I envision the entire series going through these categories (stay tuned!):

  1. Carseat — necessary from coming home from the hospital!
  2. Stroller — how many have you tried? How many do you keep? (e.g., big stroller, umbrella stroller, jogging stroller)
  3. Cribs and sleeping gear — crib and bassinet rocker, if necessary
  4. Clothes — daytime clothes, baby socks
  5. Babywearing carrier — infant and 15-lb.+
  6. Baby toys — swings, seats, and other Big Things to register for (Exersaucers, etc)
  7. Essential books
  8. Diaper bag
  9. Nursing clothes
  10. Breastfeeding pillow
  11. And one final category: The Biggest Flops (stuff you hated).


First, some general tips on baby clothes:

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Everyone Thursday: Straw Topper Fedora

hats-for-momsI don’t know about you guys, but I got a lot more into hats after I became a mom (and wish I had during my first pregnancy — I didn’t realize how important sun protection was back then!).  Running around outside, pushing a stroller, hanging out at the playground — all of this just put me in the sun a bit more than I’d been before.  Hence, the hat — I think of it as a physical protection from the sun, as well as shade for my eyes. The only problem: I’ve found that straw hats are really good for one season only, so every year it’s a new hunt.  I like this one from Nordstrom right now — it looks like the perfect go-with-everything solution. Which are your favorite hats right now (or in years past), ladies?   August Hat Straw Topper Fedora