Glowy Baby Registry Essentials with Gugu Guru

Making a baby registry can be very overwhelming. With so many choices and opinions given by friends, family or generated by a google search, Gugu Guru Registry simplifies this process by offering hands-on, expert advice on what to register for. The lovely Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru, is an experienced mom herself, therefore provides users with knowledgeable advice and resources they need to create the perfect baby registry.  She has trained her staff of concierge to assist in registering for items that are tailored to fit your unique lifestyle and personal needs. We love that the platform is really easy to use, both for the mama-to-be who is creating the registry, as well as the gift buyers.

The list of "things you need" for your baby can be downright intimidating. Here is a manageable guide of some of the essentials that Jessie has narrowed down to help get you started for your baby registry...the process is actually really fun and once everything arrives you will be that much more excited and ready for when the little #glowbabe comes home.

Nuna Pipa Car Seat: You won't be able to take your baby home from the hospital without a car seat installed in your car, so it is definitely important to get this item in advance. The Nuna Pipa gets amazing reviews and it's compatible with most strollers for easy transitions in and out of the car.

Babycook® - Rose Gold - BÉABA USA: This sleek appliance will help you whip up food for your baby.  It steam cooks, blends and reheats all-in-one, in 15 minutes or less. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then simply defrost and reheat in the Babycook.

Real Baby Food: Easy, All-Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler: This cookbook by Jenna Helwig is a great resource for making nutritious and simple baby food.

'Namaste In My Crib' Onesie: Perfect for a yogi baby.

Rookie Humans Crib Sheets: These cute crib sheets come in a few different beautiful, playful designs. They create a cute photo opp for your babe as well.

Quick Zip Crib Sheets: Genius invention to solve the problem of constantly having to re-make a baby's bed. This simple zip system makes it easier to change your baby's sheets.

Solly Baby Wraps: The softest, most versatile baby carriers and swaddles.

Plum & Sparrow Bassinet: Chicest bassinet in the game. Your baby will be cool as can be in this posh little basket. Plus, you can repurpose it as a beautiful piece in your home after your baby outgrows it.

DockATot: Great for co-sleeping if you are going that route, but also fits perfectly into the Plum & Sparrow Bassinet to make it cozy and cushioned for your baby.

Natemia Wooden Brush Set: Natural materials and beautifully made brushes for your baby's sensitive scalp.

Natemia Bamboo Baby Washcloths: Softest, natural bamboo washcloths that are a huge staple for washing baby's sensitive skin.

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light: Every parent has raved and raved about this travel crib. Truly lightweight and portable, it seems to be a savior for travelers with babies and infants.

BABYBJORN Cotton Bouncer Bliss: This is another "must-have" item according to all the parents we speak to. This bouncer keeps the baby safe and happy so parents can get some stuff done around the house.

BABYBJORN Wooden Toy for Bouncer - Googly Eyes: Entertains babies while in the bouncer (above). Good for development!

SNOO: This high-tech SNOO rocks and soothes your little one to sleep, complete with white noise to keep your baby calm and happy. It even comes with a special swaddle suit that you put your baby in to keep them safe and sound. It is really minimal and fits into any room like a dream!

Miracle Blanket Swaddle: The velcro makes it easy and straightforward to swaddle... reassuring for new parents who don't have much practice!

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo: A beautifully illustrated yoga children's book to read to your sweet one.

Little Standout Hamsa Teether: This teething toy is great for soothing baby's achy gums. The Hamsa  is used as a sign of protection in many cultures.

Rachel’s Remedy nursing pads: Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Packs are a life-saver for breastfeeding moms and deliver relief easily, naturally and discreetly. They increase milk supply, prevent mastitis and soothe general pain and discomfort.

 Pehr Designs Storage Bins: These are the perfect solution for storing all the miscellaneous toys and baby goods you will acquire. These bins, which come in a variety of beautiful prints, will help keep your nursery tidy and chic.

Meddy Teddy: This is by far the coolest teddy bear we've ever seen. You can bend his arms and legs in any way to create almost every yoga pose. His serene expression is sure to soothe and relax even the fussiest baby.

Nursery Cleansing Ritual Kit: Everything you need to keep the vibes clean and happy in your baby's safe space and to prep for their arrival.

Twyla Art for Nursery: A great site to discover contemporary artists. Jessie ordered a gorgeous Arno Elias giraffe print for her nursery and couldn't be happier with it.

 Lorena Canals Cloud Pillow: We love all the adorable, playful pillows from Lorena Canals. The best part is they are easy to wash, therefore baby friendly!! The brand also has cute washable rugs that are perfect for a nursery.

My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow: A place for the baby to rest while breast feeding so that mom doesn't ruin her back! So necessary.

Ergo 360 Baby Carrier: Everyone swears by this baby carrier. Make sure to order the insert for newborns.

Cloud B Sleep Machine: This cozy sheep will keep your baby cozy and sleepy. There are several sounds to choose from and it conveniently attaches to your crib.

BabyZen Yoyo+ Travel Stroller: This is hands down the most recommended travel stroller. Light weight and easy to use with a car sear, parents are obsessed.

Joolz GEO2 Stroller: Completely customizable to suit your families needs, gorgeous, maximum comfort and user friendly. You'll be proud to cruise the neighborhood with this Scandinavian designed stroller

Dyson Pure Link Hot+Cool: This space heater/ cooler automatically removes 99.97% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns from the air. Perfect for keeping the nursery clean and your baby's temperature in check.