When it comes to the do's and don'ts of registering for baby,
Rachel Glasson and Marti Goyal are experts and both mamas to two
little ones. Glasson owns Twinkle Twinkle
Little One, a baby and child boutique located in Roscoe
Village. Goyal founded Urba Baby, a community baby
store with locations in Lincoln Park and Wicker Park.
Both agree that when it comes to baby registries, less is really
Glasson and Goyal recommend these current must-have items for
Megan Murray Elsener is a Chicago mother of two
Aden and Anais Bamboo Swaddles, $44 for set of
"These super soft muslin swaddle blankets are great for
swaddling, as well as nursing covers, burp clothes and tummy time
blankets," says Glasson. "Plus once baby is done, they can be used
as scarves or sarongs for mom!"
"You've got to have a good swaddle because the gift of
sleep is what every new parent needs," says Goyal. "This is the
best swaddle blanket with no Velcro, no snaps and it's easy to
Initials or Letters,
starting at $6 per letter
"Some form of letter for the baby's name is the perfect
touch in a nursery," says Glasson. "From traditional wood to modern
steel letters, you can do the baby's name, initials or monogram as
the perfect personal gift."
Kicky Pants pajamas,
"We swear by these pajamas that regulate the baby's body
temperature by two to three degrees," Goyal says. "They are made of
bamboo and help babies sleep better."
Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bag,
"You need a practical diaper bag that isn't huge because
you will just fill a large bag with unnecessary stuff," Goyal says.
"This bag is smartly laid out with easy access to all the
Faux Fur Blankets,
"These are the softest machine washable blankets for baby
that can be used in the car seat, stroller or crib," Glasson says.
"They are great to use for hospital or professional photos, or just
to wrap up your sweet little one."