The must-have baby gifts this season


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 more.

Glasson and Goyal recommend these current must-have items for baby:

Megan Murray Elsener is a Chicago mother of two


Aden and Anais Bamboo Swaddles, $44 for set of three

"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!"


Miracle blanket, $29.99.

"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 use."


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, $30.99

"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, $70-$165

"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 compartments."


Faux Fur Blankets, $60-88.

"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."


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