Blake Lively has just become a mom of three little ones and is sharing her parenting must-haves with fans. The actor is the latest celeb to release her own Amazon registry list, giving other parents her top picks for must-haves when bringing up baby.
“I understand how overwhelming it is to be a new parent. What they don’t tell you is it never gets less overwhelming, but with each kid I do learn more. Before I had my first, I was lucky to have parents in my life who I trusted to share their ‘must haves with me,” writes Blake on her newly released Amazon registry page. The actor ends her message to new parents on a slightly ominous note, writing “Good luck! You’re gonna need it.” Thanks? Thanks!
Lively’s registry covers all the parenting basics, including Diapering, Car Seats and Strollers, Feeding, Nursery and Bath time Items, Nursing, and more. Lively also shared some of her favourite books for story time, including cleaning guru Marie Kondo’s Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship and Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted.
A fan of the Frida products, Lively added the company’s labor and delivery gown as well as the popular Snotsucker, which is very necessary and yes, actually works. Lively also gave props to another celebrity mom by including Jessica Alba’s Honest Company shampoo and body wash, as well as their diapers, which are very cute but don’t include an indicator line. New parents – you want that indicator line.
Lively’s registry also has a big focus on breastfeeding, with the Gossip Girl star sharing her favourite lactation teas and cookies, as well as the My Breast Friend deluxe breastfeeding pillow (we co-sign on this pick). Knowing that mom and dad gotta eat, Lively also included a section for Sustainable On-The-Go Essentials, writing “I thought carrying around my own cups and bowls, etc would make life more hectic. I was wrong. Not only did it organize and simplify everything I need for my babies and myself, but most significantly, it helps to teach my kids DAILY the importance of being thoughtful about our choices.”
And in case you thought, there’s no way a rich celebrity is using these affordable baby products, Lively recommended the Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller, the same stroller she and husband Ryan Reynolds are seen here pushing. Celebrity parents – they’re (exhausted) just like us!
Lively told People that she first made a registry using product recommendations from friends and has continue to add to it with every birth. “My registry is made of all those products plus ones that I’ve discovered myself over the years,” said Lively. “The neat part is I actually keep this registry active for years, because it’s an easy way for me to reorder all our basics, and it’s also a great way to share my ‘must-have’ list with my friends, as they did with me when I needed it. The baby registry is a community tool for me more than anything else.”
Lively and Reynolds welcomed their third child earlier this summer, with the couple keeping the birth of their baby under wraps for months. They’ve yet to announce whether big sisters James and Inez have a little brother or sister, but one thing we know for sure is that this little one is going to be well taken care of in the baby department.