There are a lot of things that you'll register for that you'll never end up using. Baby washcloths? Tiny garbage. Scratch mittens? You'll eventually figure out that baby socks work better if you can't find the shirts with the mittens built in. Formula maker? No one has time for that nonsense. Shake it in the bottle one-handed while you use the other hand to eat a pop tart. However, there are some baby items worth buying, no matter how weird they sound. In fact, they can be pretty essential.
Some of the items on this list look downright ridiculous and you'll think I've gone round the bend for even suggesting them, but trust me, each of these items have been chosen carefully and used thoughtfully and often. Babies are mostly simple creatures who require simple tools to care for them — clothing, food, and something to soothe them has worked for millennia — but in today's age of technology and innovation, there's no reason that we can't take advantage of our knowledge and upgrade our experiences, making things easier for us and our babies.
Not everything on this list is a technical wonder — some are just clever upgrades on common items — but they're all excellent at improving the status quo, which is exactly what you need when you're an exhausted first time parent.