The ultimate baby registry checklist is the list of must-haves for soon-to-be parents preparing for their new baby. Your list is the foundation of your preparation and is usually the first thing Mama’s start on when they find out their pregnant.
Congratulations, btw! I hope the best for you in the next couple weeks with your pregnancy and the years to come while raising your new bundle of joy.
Where To Use Your Baby Registry Checklist
If you haven’t started your baby registry, now is a great time. I went through every company and made a registry just so I could get familiar with all the different brands out there. Well, and the free items they offer. But ultimately, Amazon had the best deals for a baby registry. You can SIGN UP HERE for an Amazon Baby Registry. Be sure to learn all the hacks to make the most of your baby registry and know everything they offer, like their 365-day return policy!
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These items are everything you may come to need in baby’s first year, some in the second year, like when it comes down to potty training.
- Baby bathtub (I wouldn’t get one with fabric as they grow mold after a few uses. One to use in the bathtub and one that can be used in the kitchen sink)
- Towels and washcloths (You can never have enough towels and washcloths, especially if you use them as peepee covers with a little boy.)
- Gentle newborn shampoo and body wash (Sometimes the gift baskets are more cost-friendly and make gift-giving easier.)
- A/D ointment or diaper rash cream
- Diaper cream spatula
- Grooming Kit (Contains brush, comb, nail trimmers, nail file, etc.
- Baby lotion
- Cotton balls/cotton swabs
- Bath toys
- Thermometers (rectal, ear, all the options. You’ll use these for years to come.)
- First-aid kit
- Infant medications (Like Mylicon drops, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, gripe water.)
- Baby sunscreen
- Snot sucker/nasal bulb (the hospital gives you one, but one is going to get lost easily. Keep one at home and at least one in the diaper bag.)
- Teething toys, teethers
- Teething gel
- Baby monitor
- Baby proofing products (outlet covers, drawer latches, toilet latches, cabinet locks, baby gates, door handle covers.)
- Coming home outfit
- Pacifiers (Get customs pacifiers HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Socks & hats
- Onesies (Don’t buy a lot in one size, they grow quickly and will be out of one size in just a few weeks.)
- Footed pants
- Sleep sacks
- Swaddling blankets
- Sling, infant carrier, or wrap (Get slings HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Baby Detergent (Anything that is dye-free and fragrance-free works. It does not have to say baby on it. Dreft is the most common, but sometimes the high baby
- Bottles (Even if you plan to breastfeed it’s a good idea to have a few bottles on hand.)
- Bottle sterilizer and warmer
- Burp cloths (Plain pre-fold diapers work AMAZING. They are super absorbent and you can find some cute ones on Etsy.)
- Bottle brush
- High chair
- Plates, utensils
- Sippy cups
- Breast pads (Get some HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Nipple cream ointment
- Nursing pillow (Get one HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Breast milk storage containers
- Breast pump (Do NOT buy a breast pump. A lot of insurances will cover a pump, if not you can rent one from the hospital. I recommend getting a hand pump for emergencies though.)
- Nursing wrap/cover (Get one HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Infant Car Seat
- Stroller or compatible stroller frame with car seat
- Car seat base for a second car
- Diaper bag
- Carrier cover (Get one HERE just for the price of shipping, use code HOUSEFREE.)
- Bouncy seat
- Floor seat
- Baby Swing
- Floor gym
- Infant books
- Crib mobile or aquarium
- Boppy pillow
- Bumbo seat (Most prefer a floor seat though.)
- Potty seat
*Every baby is different; this is just an overall list of common items needed in the first year. My baby may be used the bouncer twice, but loved the swing. It’s a good idea to have the items and not need them rather than need them and not have them down the road.
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