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.
Itty-bitty and oh-so-adorable
You’ll want at least ten (size newborn), ten (0 to 3 months) and ten (3 to 6 months).
Figure out sizing based on how old your baby will be when it first gets cold.
You don’t want that delicate noggin to catch a chill.
Again, time this guy’s sizing to your baby’s age in summer.
The effort to stay organized is real.
Infant Wooden Animal Hangers ($8 for 3)
You’ll want at least four in the 0 to 3 months size.
One that’s safe for baby is key.
However brief it may be
Bonus if you find one that easily converts into a toddler bed.
Oeuf Classic Crib ($970)
Just in case your crib doesn’t come with.
Accidents happen. It’s worth investing in three four.
Whatever you buy, the key word is waterproof.
Like a lullaby.
With pristine picture quality so you can keep tabs at all times.
“Because swaddling is super-easy,” said no parent ever.
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.)
The perfect gift from your mother (or mother-in-law).
Milo Glider ($1,300)
You'll want one that wheels right up to the bed.
Graco DreamSuite Bassinet ($150)
Scrub-a-dub-dub, newborn baby in the tub
An option that's safe—and makes for an easy transition to the toddler stage.
FYI, you’ll need more than one.
A Baby Hairbrush
Good to have on hand—even if starting out your newborn has little (to no) hair.
Baby Nail Clippers
One that comes with a magnifier is best.
Whoa, you need how many diapers?
To start, you’ll probably want a box of 80 (size newborn) and 216 (size one).
Plastic-covered, so all it needs is a quick wipe-down versus machine washing.
Keekaroo Peanut Changer ($130)
OK, these you’ll have to machine wash.
Boppy Waterproof Changing Pad Liners ($15 for 3)
Two words: Stock up.
Pampers Baby Wipes ($23 for 640-count)
Doubles as a changing assistant when you have only one hand.
To prevent (and stop) diaper rash in its tracks.
So you’re armed and ready at 2 a.m.
Aim to have at least six bottles (with both slow- and medium-flow nipples) on hand.
You will live in this thing for the first few months.
Bottle Drying Rack
Great for bottles. Great for pump parts.
You can never have too many of these on hand.
You won’t need this immediately, but it's always good to prepare.
OXO Seedling Tot High Chair ($120)
FYI, this is free with health insurance. (Just call your provider.)
Get a couple.
Dream Nursing Tank ($55)
Breast Milk Storage Bags
Complete with a click-and-secure seal to prevent leaks.
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags ($11 for 100)
Doubles as a car seat cover for impromptu baby snoozing.
The goal: to limit leakage.
Baby on the go!
Do your research on which brand you want, and make sure to get the corresponding car-seat adapter.
UPPABaby Vista Henry ($900)
Cup holder included.
For your purse…or diaper bag.
Portable Changing Station
Because diaper emergencies are impossible to predict.
Hands-free baby bonding is the best.
Baby Carrier Infant Insert
Works in a carrier…but also a car seat and stroller.
Travel High Chair
Great for restaurants—or your mother-in-law’s house.
Car Seat Adaptor
The easiest way to convert your car seat into a stroller.
Car Seat Mirror
So you have eyes on the road…and the back seat.
It’s not all crying and sleeping
A Play Mat
Tummy time is the best time.