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Not Sure What to Put on Your Baby Registry? We Suggest These 75 Items

As if being pregnant weren’t stressful enough (oh hello, 6 p.m. heartburn), now you’ve got to assemble a baby registry? Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. Here, 75 items that every new mom-to-be should have on her list.

Clothing

Itty-bitty and oh-so-adorable

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Onesies

You’ll want at least ten (size newborn), ten (0 to 3 months) and ten (3 to 6 months).

H&M 2-Pack Wrapover Bodysuits ($13)

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Bunting

Figure out sizing based on how old your baby will be when it first gets cold. 

Carter’s Newborn Sherpa-Lined Hooded Bunting ($25)

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Winter Hat

You don’t want that delicate noggin to catch a chill.

1+ in the Family Leo Hat with Ears ($21)

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Sun Hat

Again, time this guy’s sizing to your baby’s age in summer.

i Play Infant Sun Flap Hat ($12)

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Socks

You’ll want at least six pairs in 0 to 6 month and 6 to 12 month sizes.

Gerber 6-Pack Socks ($6)

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Receiving Blankets

Also, perfect for on-the-fly diaper changes.

Aden + Anais Classic Swaddles ($38 for 3)

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Snowsuit

See above re: sizing.

7 a.m. Enfant Doudoune ($72)

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Clothes Hangers

The effort to stay organized is real.

Infant Wooden Animal Hangers ($8 for 3)

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PJs

You’ll want at least four in the 0 to 3 months size.

Organic Daily Sketch Blue Footie and Hat Set ($39)

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Laundry Detergent

One that’s safe for baby is key.

Noodle & Boo Ultra-Safe Laundry Detergent ($18)

Sleeping

However brief it may be

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A Crib

Bonus if you find one that easily converts into a toddler bed.

Oeuf Classic Crib ($970)

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Crib Mattress

Just in case your crib doesn’t come with.

PureCore Non-Toxic Crib Mattress with Hybrid Waterproof Cover ($99)

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Crib Sheets

Accidents happen. It’s worth investing in three four.

Menagerie Organic Cotton Percale Sheet, Forest Animals ($38)

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Mattress Protector

Whatever you buy, the key word is waterproof.

Freshfit Premium Waterproof Hypoallergenic Noiseless Baby Crib Mattress Protector ($16)

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Sleeping Mobile

Like a lullaby. 

Petit Pehr Big Top Mobile ($76)

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Baby Monitor

With pristine picture quality so you can keep tabs at all times.

Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor ($110)

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Swaddle Blankets

“Because swaddling is super-easy,” said no parent ever.

SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 2-Pack ($25)

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Pacifiers

Even if you’re hesitant about using them, you’ll want a few on hand.

Philips Avent Pacifiers ($3 for 2)

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Pack 'N Play

For when you travel.

Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard ($63)

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Pack 'N Play Sheets

A couple of sets should be enough.

Pack 'n Play Portable Crib Sheet Set ($23)

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Sleep Sack

Most parents stop the swaddle around four months, and this is a nice next step. (So get a few in various sizes from small to large.) 

Halo Sleepsack Wearable Blanket ($21)

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Glider

The perfect gift from your mother (or mother-in-law).

Milo Glider ($1,300)

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A Bassinet

You'll want one that wheels right up to the bed.

Graco DreamSuite Bassinet ($150)

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White Noise Machine

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Bedtime Books

It never hurts to register for an assortment.

Goodnight Moon ($5)

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Lovie

Before long, they won’t nod off without it.

Angel Dear Elephant Blankie ($14)

Bathing

Scrub-a-dub-dub, newborn baby in the tub

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A Bathtub

An option that's safe—and makes for an easy transition to the toddler stage.

Fisher-Price Rinse 'n Grow Bathtub ($30)

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Bath Toys

Just be sure you clean them on the regular. 

Teddy Friends Bath Squirts ($13)

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Washcloths

Honestly you can never have too many.

Trend Lab 5-Pack Circles Washcloths ($17 for 5)

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A Bathrobe

Mainly for Instagrams.

“Let the Fin Begin” Terry Shark Bath Robe ($30)

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Spout Cover

To help avoid any head bonks during the witching hour.

Skip Hop Moby Safety Bath Spout Cover ($13)

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Baby Wash

Hypo-allergenic and tear-free.

Mustela 2 in 1 Hair and Body Wash ($10)

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Baby Moisturizer

For sensitive (and delicate) skin.

Johnson’s Baby Lotion ($6)

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Hooded Towel

FYI, you’ll need more than one.

Clevamama Splash and Wrap Baby Bath Towel ($22)

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A Baby Hairbrush

Good to have on hand—even if starting out your newborn has little (to no) hair.

The First Years American Red Cross Comfort Care Brush and Comb ($5)

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Baby Nail Clippers

One that comes with a magnifier is best.

The First Years American Red Cross Deluxe Nail Clipper with Magnifier ($3)

Changing

Whoa, you need how many diapers?

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Diapers

To start, you’ll probably want a box of 80 (size newborn) and 216 (size one).

Pampers Swaddlers Newborn ($26 for 80); Pampers Swaddlers Size One ($41 for 216)

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Diaper Changer

Plastic-covered, so all it needs is a quick wipe-down versus machine washing.

Keekaroo Peanut Changer ($130)

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Changing Pads

OK, these you’ll have to machine wash.

Boppy Waterproof Changing Pad Liners ($15 for 3)

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Diaper Wipes

Two words: Stock up.

Pampers Baby Wipes ($23 for 640-count)

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Wipes Dispenser

Doubles as a changing assistant when you have only one hand.

OXO Tot Perfect Pull Wipes Dispenser with Weighted Plate ($20)

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Diaper Ointment

To prevent (and stop) diaper rash in its tracks.

Balmex 4-ounce Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Cream ($4)

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Diaper Pail

It’s all about the foot pedal. 

Dekor Diaper Pail ($45)

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Diaper Pail Trash Bags

Two bags = disposal of 1160 newborn diapers. Damn.

Dekor Plus 2-Pack Refill ($15)

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Diaper Basket

So you can at least attempt to keep things organized.

Munchkin Sarabear Portable Diaper Caddy ($37)

Feeding

So you’re armed and ready at 2 a.m.

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Bottles

Aim to have at least six bottles (with both slow- and medium-flow nipples) on hand.

Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set with Slow-Flow Nipples ($15 for 3)

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Nursing Pillow

You will live in this thing for the first few months. 

Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner ($40)

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Bottle Drying Rack

Great for bottles. Great for pump parts.

Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack ($15)

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Bottle Brush

Just be sure the one you pick has a nipple cleaner.

OXO Tot Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand ($7)

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Burp Cloths

You can never have too many of these on hand.

Aden and Anais 2-Pack Heartbreaker Muslin Burpy Bib ($22)

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Feeding Bibs

Spit-up happens.

Cotton Muslin Classic Bib 3-Pack ($20)

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High Chair

You won’t need this immediately, but it's always good to prepare.

OXO Seedling Tot High Chair ($120)

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Breast Pump

FYI, this is free with health insurance. (Just call your provider.)

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote ($204)

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Nursing Bra

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Nursing Tank

Ditto. 

Dream Nursing Tank ($55)

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Breast Milk Storage Bags

Complete with a click-and-secure seal to prevent leaks.

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags ($11 for 100)

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Nursing Cover

Doubles as a car seat cover for impromptu baby snoozing. 

Milk Snob Oh Joy! Zebra Nursing Cover ($33)

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Nursing Pads

Traveling

Baby on the go!

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A Stroller

Do your research on which brand you want, and make sure to get the corresponding car-seat adapter.

UPPABaby Vista Henry ($900)

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Stroller Organizer

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Stroller Hooks

For your purse…or diaper bag.

Think King Mighty Buggy Hook for Stroller ($15)

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Car Seat

Opt for something lightweight for easy portability.

Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat ($300)

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Car Seat Cover

The removable top helps with temperature control.

JJ Cole Car Seat Cover ($30)

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Diaper Bag

The more pockets the merrier.

Skip Hop Chelsea Diaper Bag ($100)

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Portable Changing Station

Because diaper emergencies are impossible to predict.

Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station ($30)

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Baby Carrier

Hands-free baby bonding is the best.

ErgoBaby Four-Position360 Baby Carrier ($160)

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Baby Carrier Infant Insert

Works in a carrier…but also a car seat and stroller.

ErgoBaby Easy Snug Infant Insert ($25)

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Travel High Chair

Great for restaurants—or your mother-in-law’s house.

Phil&Ted’s Lobster Clip-on High Chair ($90)

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Car Seat Adaptor

The easiest way to convert your car seat into a stroller.

Car Seat Apaptor Mounting Bracket ($60)

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Car Seat Mirror

So you have eyes on the road…and the back seat.

Brica Firefly Baby-In-Sight Mirror ($30)

Playing

It’s not all crying and sleeping

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A Play Mat

Tummy time is the best time.

Mamas and Papas Stargaze Playmat ($160)

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A Baby Lounger

For when baby is awake, but you need a hands-free moment.

Boppy Newborn Lounger ($30)

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Rock 'N Play

The greatest invention in the whole entire world.

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper ($50)

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Storage Bins

For a stylish way to corral all the toys.

Petit Pehr Pom Pom Pint ($48)

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A Colorful Rattle