It鈥檚 time to get your registry going! You鈥檙e all about signing up for a ton of adorable little onesies, baby socks, a pacifier or two, and a car seat. But that鈥檚 not all you should add to your must-haves list. You鈥檝e got the basics covered, so why not add a few non-traditional items to your baby registry. Hey, you鈥檙e not a traditional woman, and you鈥檙e not about to be a traditional mom. Read on for what you might have missed, and what you need to add to your registry right now!

1. Gift Cards: It鈥檚 not exactly pink, blue, or covered in little duckies. Sure, a gift card may seem kind of generic, but it鈥檚 a lifesaver 鈥 because babies cost a lot, like a lot. There are so many things you鈥檙e sure to forget to add to your registry. (Hey, you鈥檝e got a lot on your mind!) Gift hards will help you pay for all the extras. Oh, and then there are the things you want to pick out on your own and not add to your registry. Gift cards can come in handy here too.

2. Diaper Service: You鈥檝e made the decision to go with cloth diapers, and you鈥檙e not sure what you鈥檙e getting into鈥 there鈥檚 an awful lot of washing that has to happen, and you鈥檇 rather spend your time with your newborn than laundry appliances. Along with registering for the diapers themselves, you can tell your BFFs that you would rather have people chip in at least for some of the cleaning and delivery services than getting you another crib mattress pad.

3. Stuff for You: The baby is getting everything, literally. Some of your friends and family members want to shower YOU with gifts too. They know you have plenty for the baby and are wanting to give you something you really need. Scratch that. Something you really want. That鈥檚 where registering for 鈥済ifts for Mom鈥 comes into play. Maybe it鈥檚 a wine of the month club. Maybe it鈥檚 some non-maternity wear. Or maybe it鈥檚 a night out at a restaurant that doesn鈥檛 serve dinner with a paper maze menu and a plastic packet of crayons. Whatever it is, it鈥檚 all for you, Mama.

4. Mini Fridge: Your aim was to breastfeed only, but life doesn鈥檛 always work out the way you want it to. And there鈥檚 a possibility that you might have to bottle-feed. Fast forward six months, now you鈥檙e a new mom and you鈥檙e making those bottles鈥 in the kitchen鈥 which is downstairs鈥 at 3am. It鈥檚 fair to say that you won鈥檛 want to run up and down the stairs to get those bottles. A few years from now, you also won鈥檛 want to do the same stair-stepping marathon to get sippy cups filled with juice. A mini fridge in your bedroom will make nights so much easier.

5. Safe Cleaning Supplies: Now that a little one is coming to live in your home, you don鈥檛 want to clean your surfaces with harsh chemicals. You鈥檙e all about organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaners right now, but you don鈥檛 want to buy an entire new stock of supplies. Go ahead and register for them. Pick out bathroom and kitchen sprays, tile cleansers, floor solutions, and anything else you鈥檒l need to keep your home at least somewhat tidy.

6. Cleaning Service: You might want to consider a cleaning service, since it鈥檚 not exactly like you鈥檒l have plenty of time at the end of the day to keep your home spotless. Before the laundry starts piling up and the dust bunnies give birth to baby dust bunnies, add a cleaning service to your list. This doesn鈥檛 mean that you鈥檙e expecting a friend to pay for an expensive never-ending service. Instead, opt for a one-day-a-week service to come to your home and straighten things out.

7. Handmade Anything: Take a tour around Etsy and pick out handmade one-of-a-kind items. Don鈥檛 see anything you like? That鈥檚 okay. Maybe some of your craftier friends are willing to DIY something for your new baby. Let your gift-givers know that you *love* those nifty hand-sewn quilts, crocheted caps, and everything else that comes from the heart 鈥 and the hands!

8. College Fund: Eighteen years will go by in a flash. Seriously. By the time you start paying off that loan you took out to get your little one in the best preschool possible, you鈥檒l be ready to pay for college. Instead of asking for another hooded towel set, ask your friends and family to donate to your baby鈥檚 future 鈥 her educational future, that is.

What must-have items did you add to your baby registry? Share your picks and tweet us @BritandCo!

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