I am always on a site called CafeMom. There are different "rooms" where people post different topics about different things about babies, and I can ask questions as well.
I came across a post where someone asked about items that were a waste of money. I am amazed at some of the things people didn't find useful. Some things like a crib (yes, really), a change table (ok give or take on that one), a car seat (come on), and a glider are four things that I could not live without.
I have to admit, I went through my registry with a fine toothed comb and made sure I only registered for things that we really needed or things I knew would be useful.
There are a few things I could live without, if needed. For example:
Infant shoes: They are super cute, and make good pictures, but really, they are not practical. He is a newborn and wears sleepers. Sidenote: we did receive a pair of Adidas shoes as a gift from a friend, and I'm absolutely in love with them :) I can't wait until he can wear them so I can take photographs of him in them!!
Mamaroo: He absolutely hates this thing. I don't see what's so bad about it. It looks so comfy and cozy! It's currently a storage spot for his toys.
Some items that are a "luxury" but I use daily would be:
A Wipes Warmer. In reality, no, I do not need one. He is perfectly fine with a cool cloth on his bottom. But it gives me peace of mind that it's warm, especially if he needs a change at night. The main reason why I wanted the wipes warmer was for when we start our cloth diapering and we use the cloth wipes. It keeps the solution warm and the cloth warm - I think that would be a bit cold on a little tushie!
A couple items that I could not live without:
Swaddlers: These are our saving grace when Ethan is having a cranky pants day. They also keeps him asleep at night and during naps. It calms him when he is screaming at us. It helps with breastfeeding. It's really a life saver. I plan to stop using them soon however, because I don't want to risk him rolling over while they are on him. So we will see how that goes....
Breast Pump: This is one of the most important items I have. Without it, my baby wouldn't get the most nutritious thing I could provide for him - breast milk. If this broke down on me, I would have no choice but to run out and buy one as soon as possible.
Moby Wrap: It comforts him and I am able to get stuff done. He will fall asleep in 15 seconds when put in this wrap. Enough said.
Things I think I"m going to love, but haven't gotten to the point of using yet:
Baby Brezza: it steams and purees food for baby - meat, grains and produce. I plan to make all my baby's food so I think this will be a hit in my books.
Jolly Jumper: He already likes to jump when we have him in our arms so I could only imagine (and hope) that he will like the Jolly Jumper!
Other people may have other views on this topic, and that's awesome and perfectly fine. I don't judge. This is just my personal list and my personal preferences and hopefully it will help some moms to be decide on what they should register for and what they should disregard