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Nashville Themed Baby Goods with Gugu Guru

Nashville Themed Baby Goods with Gugu Guru!

The countdown to baby 2 is creeping up on us, and I’m so fortunate that some family and friends have asked if we are registered or what we need this go around. One of the good things about having two boys in 14 months, is that we have most of what we “need.” There were some things with Georgie that I wish I would have had and then some things that we need to adjust to two babies instead of one.

I registered at Gugu Guru this time around. It’s completely customizable, so you can add things from any site. When you first sign up you complete a quick survey that gets a good sense of your style and what type of parent you are. (They are images/mood board style so it’s extremely easy). They then match you to items that fit your lifestyle needs and aesthetic. You can pick from those items, and also add items from any website. I found things that truly fit my style perfectly!!

You can also choose to have a Gugu Guru team member review your product choices before publishing your registry. All of the items they have on their site have gone through safety testings and various other protocols to make the cut! If you are completely overwhelmed with all of the products on the market, you can use their concierge service. You tell them your lifestyle, budget, and personal style and they match you with a professional baby planner that will curate a registry just for you. (Wish I would have known about that for G!)

Being a Nashville, music traveling family we thought it would be fun to partner to bring ya’ll a themed registry guide with a Nashville themed baby goods! All of the products are produced here in Tennessee or the Nashville area or are centered around music.

Rowdy Sprout:
These vintage looking band tees and pajamas are the absolute cutest! This company keeps a mom and pop shop vibe, and sells in small batches. All fabric is made & cut in the USA. All products are printed in the USA. Each product is licensed which means we pay royalty to all your favorite bands. (As a music business family this is so important!)

Milkbarn Kids :
This is a Tennessse based company where the products are well made and not mass produced. I love the creative and fun fabrics. It’s a mother-daughter duo and the daughters designs appear on many of the prints! I just love their pajamas, rompers, hooded towels and even little baby robes.

Rockabye Baby! Music :
These are so fun! They are lullaby renditions of your favorite bands. In their words, “Rockabye Baby makes rock music baby-friendly and kids music adult-friendly.” How cool is that?! We played these over my belly when I was pregnant with Georgie, and I contribute this to his love for music now. It’s so fun to watch him react to music and dance along, or a ballad soothe him. We are playing these for baby #2 as well!

Little Bits Nashville :
I love their “love you always” memory box. It makes a great gift, but it makes it easier to write little notes about special memories and milestones that you can share one day with your little one. They also have cute little baby onesies, like this guitar one.

Shop Sugar Babies :
Ok, so this one breaks the Nashville theme, but this Modern Burlap “hello world” swaddle was just too cute not to include. We used swaddles like crazy with Georgie, and not only is it perfect to use to swaddle baby #2, but it will make such a cute background for pictures of him when he is a newborn. This is from the Shop Sugar Babies website, they have such cute brands and baby products!

Even if you aren’t a music city dweller, these Nashville themed baby goods make great gifts for any music lover in your life!


Baby Must Haves & Go to Products for the Second Baby

With Georgie we thought we needed every product on the market. I’ve realized there are some staple items you really need, and some things you don’t. Here are some of my baby must haves for our second round!

I’m so lucky to have friends that have asked us some things that we need for baby #2 and want to help us stock up on those for baby #2. I’m currently working on building a registry with Gugu Guru . You can put items from any website, and you can fill out a survey of your lifestyle and it guides you on what you need. That will be coming very soon!

Until then, here are some things that we learned are complete baby must haves!

First off, one of my favorite places to go for all things baby is The Baby Cubby. If you are about to be a first time parent and overwhelmed with the millions of options out there, then this is a great place to start. The team is made up of parents, and they test out every product. (Example, tons of stroller testing.) They price match (even amazon), they only carry high quality products that they researched and tested, and they offer free shipping on orders over $49. They are also offering a discount code right now for 15% your order. (Valid 5/5-5/8.) So run on over there and stock up!! USE CODE: beauandarrownashville15

They carry my FAVORITE blanket/swaddle/towel company, Little Unicorn. We did buy a ton for G, but for me it’s important for each of our boys’ to have a few of their own. G cuddles his quilt every night, so I thought it would be great to get them each their own. Same thing for the hooded towel, and the swaddle. It’s important to me that G doesn’t feel left out, and if we start using all of his things for the new baby I’m afraid he would feel that way.

Another thing we learned the first go around; when they are newborns gowns are much easier at night. I didn’t buy any for G at first, because I thought it made him look girly. Silly me. Luckily, we were gifted a few and they got their fair share of use. In the middle of the night..CONVENIENCE IS KING. Bring on the gowns! Baby Cubby carries L’ovedbaby organic and that brand really held up well last time. So I wanted to stock up on some additional ones this time.

They also sell DockATot™. YOU NEED THIS. My friend Ashley (the babe behind the blog, Nashville Wifestyles ) introduced this to me. Georgie had horrible sleep issues, and I know that I caused them. I held him for every nap, and he didn’t like his bassinet. She tried DockATot with her second baby, and she uses it nonstop. When she told me this, I really started looking into it, and come to find out TONS of my friends swear by them as well. I do NOT want to repeat the same sleeping mistakes, so this was a baby must have for us. Do yourself a favor, and just grab yourself one the first time around. They are breathable and made with 100% all natural cotton. There are two sizes the deluxe and the grand. The one shown is the deluxe (0-8 months.) Perfect for frequent travelers like we are as well. You can read more and check out all their different options HERE.

Having two babies under 15 months is NOT going to be an easy task. I haven’t even thought about how I’m going to accomplish other tasks. If I start to think too much about it my anxiety spikes and I’ll break out in hives or something. One of the things that will be a complete baby must have will be baby carriers. I loved the prints and the fact that these Tula Baby Carriers can fit a baby 7-45 pounds. This is perfect for me because I can use for Georgie now, and the new baby as well.

I really liked a soft baby wrap for the newborn stage and early months. We had this with G, and it was SO great for traveling! I prefer the Solly baby wraps. They have the cutest prints and are custom-made from certified lenzing modal, which is a lightweight, buttery soft and sustainable fabric sourced from the pulp of Austrian beechwood trees. They are also crafted in the USA. These are a great price point to use as shower gifts. (Been my go-to gift lately and a one of the true baby must haves!)

Speaking of go-to gifts for a new mom, the Gathre Mats are another one of my favorites. They are leather and adorable, but also wipeable, non toxic and waterproof. Also, the company is mama founded and run. (I love to support other entrepreneur moms out there.) Pictured is the changing mat. It’s easy to throw in your diaper bag, and then just wipe off. I also have the high chair mat (it will be pictured in an upcoming post I’m doing this week.) They also have play mats. (I plan on getting one of those to bring to the park this summer.) These are one of those baby must haves that you don’t even realize you need until you start living your day to day with the babe and realize it makes life so much easier!

How adorable are the matching onesie and t-shirt for G and baby #2 (I can’t wait to be able to replace this with a name p.s.)?! These are from This company uses 100% organic, Fair Trade cotton, recycled materials, and biodegradable packaging. They are super soft and just have the cutest little sayings.

In no way to I consider myself an expert, but I do feel like having two so close together I have a pretty good grasp on what worked for us and what we need to adjust or add as some baby must haves the second time around. Hope this helps!!