One of our most popular baby registry posts ever has been our minimalist baby registry product picks; with minimalism sweeping the nation, it’s no shock to us that more and more parents are looking for multipurpose baby items which also take up less and less space. When gorgeous stylist to the stars Ali Levine appeared on the Bravo TV show Stripped, we were intrigued and quickly became hooked on the show! Stripped of literally all of her and her husband’s belongings, Ali had to decide which items were necessities to retrieve back, and which items could wait until later. We loved this concept and how closely it resembled minimalism, so when Ali announced she was pregnant with a little girl, we worked together to create her Stripped Baby Registry. You can find the lovely Ali Levine on her website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
BBox Diaper Caddy: We are huge fans of the BBox Diaper Caddy for minimalist parents, as it can hold everything you need for diaper changes and can be carried easily from room to room, so you won’t need a diaper station in every room of the house. See why we think the BBox Diaper Caddy is ideal for gender neutral nurseries, too.
Bloom Baby Wipes: With every new baby comes a lot of wipes – and you can use them for so many things! We have recently fallen in love with Bloom Baby Wipes, as they are all natural, a large size (covers more tush!), and smells great – plus, super safe for even the most sensitive of baby skin. Check out these real mom reviews of Bloom Baby Wipes.
Finn + Emma Clothing: When it comes to baby clothing for a minimalist parent, you want clothing which is soft enough to double as pajamas and clothing – a two-for-one! Plus, with a modern style, no one would ever notice your little one is wearing pajamas as clothes! Finn + Emma is a 100% organic baby clothing line which mixes classic and contemporary design, modern and whimsical, stylish and utilitarian, all of which are free from any toxic chemicals. Finn + Emma believes that beautiful and healthy baby items can be both sustainable and stylish. Check out why Gugu Guru thinks Finn + Emma is a fantastic company to purchase from.
Copper Pearl Swaddle Blanket: We are loving these super soft swaddle blankets from Copper Pearl; made of premium knit, these soft blanket sets are lightweight and breathable, meaning your little one will stay comfy and cozy without overheating. Their large size means they grow with your child, from receiving blanket to toddler play mat, which makes them multipurpose and perfect for a Stripped registry.
ErgoPouch Swaddle: The ErgoPouch Cocoon ‘no origami’ baby Swaddle and Sleep bag is designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from. The simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping. The ErgoPouch Swaddle is ideal for Ali’s Stripped minimalist baby registry with its 2-in-1 functionality – there are poppers in the armholes to transform from a swaddle to a sleeping bag. Made with eco-friendly, breathable fabric, the simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled.
Rookie Humans Crib Sheet: Rookie Humans crib sheets are beyond adorable and ready for everyday use on the crib! Rookie Humans was created by a mama who loved to take photos of her kids, and wanted to create awesome backgrounds to take photos. These crib sheets double as photo backdrops and each design is a limited edition, perfect for the baby of a stylish mama!
Skip Hop Moby SoftSpot Sink Bather: Ideal for a minimalist registry is this soft bather from Skip Hop which turns your sink into a safe baby bath. Perfectly sized to cradle newborns and infants, the SoftSpot’s plush and supportive sink bather is a must-have for your baby’s first baths. With a soft terry surface and a padded whale tail to protect baby’s head, the cushioned design fits in bathroom and kitchen sinks to cradle infants for comfy and convenient bathing. The mesh bottom drains water quickly and the Velcro strap makes it easy to hang dry.
mamaRoo: The mamaRoo by 4moms has become the ultimate staple for all nurseries; why do so many parents love this innovative product so much? Because it mimics the motion of a parent to soothe baby so mom and dad can have a quick break! The mamaRoo is unique because sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. The mamaRoo features five unique motions and five speed options. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in sounds, or connect any MP3 device to the mamaRoo. The mamaRoo seat offers full recline to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play. Check out the mamaRoo in our Cause-Driven Baby Registry as well.
Ergo Baby ADAPT Cool Mesh Carrier: A baby carrier is a must-have for any new parent, as babies love to be held, but you can use your arms and keep baby close at the same time – a win win! We’re big fans of the ErgoBaby ADAPT Carrier for new parents, as it is super comfortable to wear and keeps you and baby cool. Plus, this is a perfect pick for a minimalist parent because you can use the carrier from newborn to toddler years, as it has super lumbar support and the mesh body will keep you from overheating as the baby grows.
Baby Shusher: Babies love white noise, as it reminds them of being in the womb, and if you’re going to have a new baby in the house, you’re going to want the Baby Shusher. This innovative baby sleep device is one of the only products on the market that uses a recorded human voice to help with baby sleep training. This sleeping device for babies features rhythmic ‘shushes’ recorded that can play up to 30 minutes at a time. This helps to interrupt your baby’s crying session and engages their relaxation and calming reflex. The shushing noise reminds babies, especially preemies and newborns, of being in the womb, which helps them calm down and sleep easier. Check out why we love the Baby Shusher for Back to Sleep.
NuRoo Pocket: Designed for hands free skin-to-skin contact, NuRoo engineered the Pocket using their signature fabric and added ventilation. It features mesh under arms and back releases heat and a support belt. We love how stylish the NuRoo Pocket looks, and when it comes to breastfeeding, it’s wonderful to have baby close – plus, skin-to-skin contact is known to increase milk supply, so the NuRoo Pocket can help keep you stylish, close to baby, and improving your milk supply. The NuRoo Pocket is machine washable, too!
Uniquely J Coffee: Every new parent needs something to keep them going during witching hour or in the middle of the night, we’d be remiss to not mention how much we love Jet.com’s Uniquely J fair trade coffee – it’s super delicious and will help give you that second wind you need when baby wakes up!
Babo Botanicals: When it comes to what you put on your baby’s skin, we always go to Babo Botanicals for the safest and most sensitive creams, lotions, and soaps. Their Newborn Essentials Gift Set has everything you need to keep your little one clean and their skin so baby soft. Including their Moisturizing Baby Lotion, Moisturizing Shampoo and Wash, and Soothing Diaper Cream. What’s best, this set is free from Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, SLS, Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Sodium chloride, Formaldehyde, MEA, DEA, TEA, and most common allergens – making it super safe for baby. You can find Babo Botanicals in our Jet City Baby Picks, too.
MAM Bottles: Ideal for newborns, the innovative MAM Anti-Colic Bottle makes the transition between breast and bottle feeding easy. The patented Anti-Colic vented base ensures babies can drink calmly and relaxed while ventilation holes regulate the pressure balance. This allows for the milk to flow evenly without bubbles or foaming. The nipple’s SkinSoft textured surface and unique flat shape fits perfectly in the baby’s mouth making the switch between breast and bottle easy. MAM Anti-Colic bottles feature a leak-proof cap, wide openings and removable base for easy cleaning. See more on MAM bottles and why they’re a Gugu fave.
Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack: Who has time to hunt through your jam-packed bag for diapers, snacks and other necessities? Not the busy moms we know. The Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack makes it easy to access everything that’s packed inside thanks to a structured frame that opens wide—and stays put—for a clear view. An innovative combination of soft fabric and sleek structure, the sporty, lightweight design features a large main compartment with a secure zip closure, plus lots of pockets for essentials like your phone and water bottles. Easy-grab double top handles and adjustable backpack straps make this user-friendly look the ultimate in hands-free ease. See why we love Skip Hop’s new Tray Chic Dry and Store Pump Bag, too!
Estella Toys: Every baby needs new toys to play with, especially when they need something to learn to grasp and pinch, so why not make sure their toys put a smile on your face too? We’re loving the toys from Estella for Ali’s stripped baby registry; Estella’s collection of handmade baby toys are all organic, non-toxic, and safe for newborns. All of Estella’s baby rattles are handmade in Peru by local craftsmen using 100-percent GOTS-certified organic cotton. These eco-friendly baby toys are educational and designed to stimulate your little one’s mind. They feature soft textures, bold hues, and soothing sounds that will capture your child’s attention and engage their senses. Babies can use these soft and stuffed plush toys to engage in imaginative play as they grow into toddlers.
Polka Dot Print Shop Book: Every new mama needs a special baby book to write and save all of her memories in! We love the chic and modern designs from Polka Dot Print Shop, as well as the prompts and questions inside. This special book will quickly become a mom-favorite and a family heirloom. Created by a busy mama of four, each page was carefully designed in such a way that you won’t need to devote hours upon hours of your precious time each month to filling it out. Pick it up when you have a spare moment and write down your memories. Quick, simple and to the point. These made in America books aren’t just for baby memories, they have Bump books, toddler books, school years, and even expansion packs.
Covered Goods Nursing Cover: Since we were working on a stripped registry for Ali, we knew we had to feature multi-purpose products, such as the Covered Goods Nursing Cover. This cover, which comes in a ton of different colors, is the original multi-use cover and can be a nursing cover, cart cover, carseat cover, or even a chic scarf for mama! Learn more about why we love Covered Goods.
MAM pacifiers: Gugu Guru is a huge fan of the MAM pacifiers and knew Ali had to have them on her stripped essentials list – especially the glow in the dark ones! Recent clinical studies prove that the MAM Perfect Pacifier supports healthy teeth and jaw development, and in a recent study, the MAM Perfect Pacifier was shown to be the tooth friendliest of any pacifiers tested. Learn more about the MAM Pacifiers here.
DockATot: This baby lounger is a must-have for any minimalist and stripped down family – the DockATot can easily be moved from room to room and grows with baby – as a place to lounge, snuggle, and play. Coming in a huge assortment of colors, you’re sure to find one which fits your style. As Ali is also an avid traveler, we wanted to make sure she had a DockATot, as they are a Wanderlust must-have for Gugu Guru.
Junkless Chewy Granola Bars: As a new mom, especially breastfeeding mamas, need to make sure to feed themselves – and sometimes you only have one hand to do so! That’s why we’re huge fans of Junkless Chewy Granola Bars. Coming in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, 100% REAL Strawberries, and Cinnamon Roll, they have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, no hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, 0g trans fat; and what’s more, they have less sugar than many other leading granola bars –6 or less grams per bar. See why we think Junkless Chewy Granola Bars are a must have for the diaper bag!