Baby Registry Must Haves for the Car

I don’t mess around when it comes to car safety for my baby. We also travel a lot so it’s important for us to have a safe car seat and accessories to make our travel go a little smoother. Here are our favorites to add to your registry:

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  • Mirror– We love this backseat mirror for the car. It’s so nice being able to look in the rear view mirror and see what baby’s up to while rear facing.
  • Car seat– This one is kind of self-explanatory but we loved this infant car seat combo and this car seat was worth the investment.
  • Car seat protectorThis awesome seat protector goes underneath the baby car seat and protects the car seat from scratches, tears, and dirty feet. It also has a handy pocket to store things!
  • Toys– Any toy will do, but driving is a lot easier when the baby is entertained and not screaming.
  • Blanket– for those cold winter months I like to keep an extra blanket in the car in case we end up stranded. It also works great as a spit up rag or changing pad when I’m in a pinch.
  • Snacks– Snacks are a must for longer outings. It’s crazy how much a growing baby can eat in a day!
  • Sun Shades– I love this one because it doesn’t require suction cups.

It’s a pretty short list, but each of these items has made a world of difference in our travels! Having a fully stocked diaper bag can also be very helpful. You can read about how to create on here.

What are some of your must haves for the car?

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One thought on “Baby Registry Must Haves for the Car

  1. Elizabeth O

    June 17, 2017 at 12:53pm

    Great tips and reminders for moms on the go. Car safety is crucial in this age of smartphone using drivers who don’t pay close attention to the road.

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  2. hey sharonoox

    June 16, 2017 at 2:34pm

    This is such a great tips for new parents. Looks like you’ve covered all the essentials.

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  3. Tracey

    June 16, 2017 at 12:38pm

    What a great list! Gotta have those toys and of course the sun shades!

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  4. Fatima Torres

    June 16, 2017 at 2:44am

    Blankets are always handy — especially when the A/C is on. We’ve thought about adding a mirror, but our van already comes with one.

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  5. Cynthia Nicoletti

    June 16, 2017 at 2:33am

    Great car seat. I think you have it all !! My children are grown now and the technology has changed so much I am amazed at all the great products they have.

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  6. liz

    June 15, 2017 at 9:27pm

    Great resource for those who need a car seat. I remember when my son was born I had no idea which products to buy.

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  7. Ravi

    June 15, 2017 at 9:48am

    A must know list if driving with Baby on board. Safety first!

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  8. Sofia

    June 15, 2017 at 8:21am

    It’s the little things that sometimes you don’t think about and then when the time comes you’re like “Should’ve thought about that!”
    This list is so useful 🙂

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  9. Ciel

    June 15, 2017 at 6:09am

    This is really helpful. Everything that you’ve mentioned on your list is really very useful when travelling with a baby. You can also add an extra set of clothes for an accidental mess.

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  10. Erin

    June 15, 2017 at 1:33am

    I love that you mentioned blankets!! You NEVER know what might happen in the middle of winter. Heaven forbid you get stuck somewhere without heat and you need to stay warm until help arrives. We always keep blankets, it’s definitely a great tip!

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  11. Sondra Barker

    June 15, 2017 at 12:43am

    This list is great as a baby shower reference tool! I feel like most people don’t always think of car tool when they shop for babies, but they are so necessary!

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  12. Team up Girl

    June 15, 2017 at 12:12am

    I totally agree that safety in the car is in a first place! I remember when I was an au-pair I didn’t move an inch without making sure everybody is all buckled up. Thanks for this post 🙂 I might use it when I have kids!

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  13. Needa

    June 14, 2017 at 11:37pm

    What a cute little list every mother carry !! i have all of them !! my son is 2 years now and he really get bored on long drives !! so thinking to ad Tablet/Ipad as well in my car !!

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  14. Josselyn

    June 14, 2017 at 10:25pm

    I love this car seat, looks so safe for the baby and i love your advice.

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  15. Amber

    June 14, 2017 at 7:15pm

    You list is so true! I wish I had picked up some sun shades when I had babies. We did always have tons of toys though, plus a mirror.

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  16. Nina

    June 14, 2017 at 6:19pm

    I’m sure you never want a fussy baby when driving around. This is a great list. You really seemed to think of everything.

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  17. Corinne & Kirsty

    June 14, 2017 at 5:55pm

    I don’t have kids yet (you must know by now) but there are really useful tips nonetheless! For the future! xx corinne

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  18. Nina

    June 14, 2017 at 2:41pm

    I don’t have kids, but I have a lot of friends that do have children and I can see where these tips could really help new moms!

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  19. Jessica Taylor

    June 14, 2017 at 2:08pm

    Sun shades seem so small, but I can’t tell you how badly we needed them when my daughter was born! Such a great idea!

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  20. Fashion lovers life

    June 14, 2017 at 11:54am

    My sister just had a baby last year and she’s still afraid to go anywhere with the baby, do you have any advice for her ?? That would be so helpful 👍

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      June 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

      Traveling with a baby can be scary and daunting for first time moms! I’ll create a post on traveling essentials and tips for babies and have it up for your sister by tomorrow. 🙂

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  21. fashion-mommy

    June 14, 2017 at 11:45am

    You’re so right Shannon, you can’t mess about when it comes to safety in the car. The car seat chosen is so important.

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  22. Daneen

    June 13, 2017 at 11:45pm

    Music! LOL goes without saying I guess. I also found that sticking one of the baby’s siblings (or dad!) in the back seat with her helps to keep her occupied as well. 🙂

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  23. Jaclyn

    May 8, 2017 at 1:59am

    I should get a mirror for my car! The blanket really is a good one. I have an extra set of clothes in a grocery bag in my car. My first boy was the worst at having blow out and we had at least one every day for a while. And now that potty has been going rough an extra set of clothes and a bag to put dirty clothes in is a life saver.

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      May 13, 2017 at 8:39pm

      The mirror really has been a life saver! I love the advice of having a change of clothes and bags for the dirty ones. I usually keep them in my diaper bag though,so they don’t need to be stashed in the car. You can read my post on what’s in my diaper bag here.

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