The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: What You Really Need

The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: Everything You Need For Your New Baby

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When it comes to creating a baby registry checklist, it is important to include the essentials and get those items that can really have an impact.

Here are some things to consider for your baby registry checklist:

  • How long will the baby use the item – this will be good gauge to determine if the price of the product is worth it.
  • The season your baby will be born in – you should consider getting clothes, wraps, blankets etc. that are appropriate for that season so that baby will always be comfortable.
  • Will that item grow with your child – sometimes it is better to get an item that your child can use even when they become toddlers and not just limited to when they are newborns.

There are a lot of places for you to build your baby registry at like Amazon Registry,, Target, Ikea, to name a few. Here’s a checklist you can use to guide you on creating your ideal baby registry:

Related: Amazon Baby Registry – Tips For Making The Most Of It!

The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist For Baby’s Room

Crib/mattress/ sheet/ waterproof mattress protector

Delta Children Emery 4-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib, White
  • CONVERTIBLE CRIB: Converts from a crib to a toddler bed, daybed and full size bed with headboard (Daybed Rail included; Toddler Guardrail #0080 and Full Size Metal Bed Frame #0040 sold separately)
  • GROWS WITH BABY: The 3 position mattress height adjustment on this crib allows you to lower the mattress as your baby begins to sit or stand
  • BUILT TO LAST: Strong and sturdy wood construction helps create a dream nursery where you'll spend plenty of Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me time. Easy assembly
  • WE PUT YOUR BABY'S SAFETY FIRST: This crib is JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM. Tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards
  • SIZE: 55.75 W x 30.25 D x 43.75 H Inches. Fits standard size crib mattress (sold separately)

A crib that can be converted into a toddler bed can save some money in the long run. You can also check that the crib you are buying doesn’t have a history of recalls. Make sure your crib mattress is soft, yet firm and fits the crib properly.

A mattress made of nontoxic materials is also ideal. Getting two sheets and two mattress protectors will make it easier for you to just remove and replace the first layer if ever some accidents happen.

Bassinet/ Moses basket

Delta Children Sweet Beginnings Bassinet, Falling Leaves
  • Designed for infants up to 15 pounds; Adjustable, removable canopy
  • Calming nightlight and soothing music; Comfortable sleeping area with fitted sheet
  • Steel frame and polyester fiber pad, fabric is machine washable; Dimensions: 33 L x 17 W x 45 W Inches
  • Product weight: 10.5 pounds; Convenient lightweight frame with locking casters for easy room to room mobility
  • Large, 2 section storage basket for all of baby's essentials; Meets or exceeds all ASTM and CPSC Standards and JPMA Certifications

Sometimes, babies won’t sleep in their cribs, or you don’t want them that far away so you can try a bassinet for the first couple of months and still remain close with your baby.  

Pack n Play

If you aren’t using the crib in the baby’s room yet, a pack n play is great to put in your room and it is also convenient for when you are traveling.

There are some great Pack N Play options on Amazon.

Dimmable night light

VAVA VA-HP008 Night Lights for Kids, LED Nursery Lamp with Free Stickers, Safe ABS+PC, Adjustable Brightness, 80 Hours Runtime, Cool Warm White
  • Expression stickers to play with: decorate the lamp with 20 cute facial expressions and turn it into your kid's new favorite playmate. Facial expression adhesives bring a sense of fun and creativity to the LED lamp and turn it into your baby's special companion
  • Eye-caring LED: energy-efficient and eye-caring LED creates a uniform non-flickering light that doesn't hurt the eyes; color is adjustable between cool White and warm White
  • Easy touch-control: nursery light, designed for children to learn and play with - touch the top to dim; touch the logo to adjust the light color, double tap the top to power off
  • Up To 80 Hours: the best all-night companion for children to keep them feeling safe; great for new moms to use when breastfeeding at night (up to 80 hours on weak light mode), rechargeable
  • IP65 waterproof: portable and waterproof design means you (and your children) can take the light on a family hiking/camping/adventure trip, and even camping in the backyard

 It is inevitable that you would have to get up in the middle of the night for diaper changes or for feedings and having a night light near your bed or near the diaper changing station is super helpful.

Dimmable is also a great option to have so that you can adjust accordingly and control the lighting so that baby doesn’t fully wake up.

Blackout curtains

AmazonBasics Room Blackout Window Panel Curtains - Pack of 2, 52 x 84 Inch, Black
  • Blackout curtain blocks out sunlight and harmful UV rays, reduces outside noise, and ensures total privacy
  • Creates energy-saving insulating barrier against heat and cold, keeping room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter
  • 2 panels made of innovative triple-weave fabric; no stiff liner; elegantly frames windows with a sophisticated drape
  • Rod pocket fits any standard or decorative rod; includes 2 Velcro ties for pulling back the curtains
  • Made in OEKO-TEX Standard 100 factory, an independent certification system that ensures textiles meet high safety and environmental standards.

These are good for naps during the day and creating an environment that is conducive for sleeping, rest, and relaxing. These made a huge difference in how well my little boy slept!

Closet organization

ZOBER 5-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer - 6 Side Mesh Pockets Breathable Polypropylene Hanging Shelves - for Clothes Storage and Accessories, 12" x 11 ½" x 42" (Black)
  • 5 shelf space-saving fabric hanging organizer, with 6 mesh pockets and metal hooks provides roomy, open access for daily items ideal for homes, dorms, and storage areas. Durable construction and sturdy frame keep items organized and decluttered.
  • Slim, open concept hanging closet shelves help to save space in closets by making it easy to store, display, and organize clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories in one easy to access place.
  • Made of breathable polypropylene the hanging shelf organizer is wrapped around a sturdy, metal frame and high quality, thick-grade cardboard for structure. Stitch-reinforced seams and trim add durability.
  • Hanging closet shelves feature 6 accessory mesh pockets; 3 on each side of the hanging closet for storing smaller such as small bags, socks, slippers, ties, belts, beanies, jewelry.
  • 2 stainless steel hanging hooks for standard garment rods. Hanging closet storage dimensions: 42" tall x 12" wide, shelves dimensions: 8.5" long x 12" wide x 11.5" deep, pockets: 6 ½" x 10 ½ ", can be stretched to 5 ½" deep. - Weight Limit 15lbs

Use a hanging closet organizer to make sure everything is kept neatly and in place. Drawer organizers are also a good investment to have. Bins and baskets for clothes, fabrics, blankets, socks, hats, etc. is also one way you can organize baby’s things.

Clothes hamper

DII Woven Paper Basket or Bin, Collapsible & Convenient Organization & Storage Solution for Your Home (Large Round - 15x20") - Gray Chevron
  • LARGE ROUND STORAGE BINS - 20HX15D", storage bin will hold shape once filled, constructed of woven paper with soft cotton rope handles knotted through grommets, holds up to 30 lbs
  • ALWAYS TRENDY & STYLISH - These bins are available in fun, trendy and adorable styles and colors, a perfect addition to a nursery, home office, craft room, or to add a splash of color to any room while also being functional
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SOLUTION FOR THE HOME - Find a place for knick knacks, children's' toys, magazines, craft supplies, and more with these sturdy, everyday bins that can be tucked away in closets, side tables, under beds, left out in the open to enhance decor, or on a shelf
  • MIX & MATCH FOR STYLISH STORAGE - Each color combination comes in rectangle or round in an assortment of colors and prints - mix and match with different colors and designs for your home
  • MORE STORAGE OPTIONS - DII offers delightful Home & Kitchen products including a large selection of table linens, aprons, and dishtowels but for more storage options search: DII Storage or click the DII link at the top of the page to start exploring our other collections

 You can use a small one since baby’s clothing are also small.

Dresser/ changing table

Delta Children Eclipse Changing Table, Black Cherry
  • Changing Pad with Strap included (in inches): 33 (width) by 1 (height) by 16 (depth)
  • Safety rails enclose all four sides around the top of the table; tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards. Wood construction
  • Made of solid wood and wood composites; meets all safety and anti tipping standards.: 35.25W x 21.50D x 36.7 H inches.Shipping dimensions (in inches): 40.25 (width) by 5.50 (height) by 25.25 (depth); Shipping Weight (in pounds): 33.29
  • Easy assembly. Assembled dimension
  • This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information

You can convert the top of the dresser into a changing station/ table by investing in a changing table topper. This is ideal since a changing table will only last you for a short time and you wouldn’t have a need for it later on.

For The Diaper Changing Station


There are a lot of brands out there but make sure you pick diapers that are for night time. This will also help with your child get enough sleep. There are even organic diapers you can choose from or cloth diapers, which are getting more popular again nowadays.

Related: How To Get The Best Deals On Diapers

Diaper pail

Munchkin Step Diaper Pail Powered by Arm & Hammer
  • Create the freshest nursery with the STEP diaper pail, proven #1 in odor control; Material Plastic
  • Get a pail, give a tree for every diaper pail sold, Munchkin will plant a tree
  • Self sealing system seals the bag shut as the lid closes
  • Dual refill compatible the only system that works with both rings and snap, seal and toss bags
  • Measures 27inches H x 12inches D, comes with an easy to use step pedal

It is important that you get the right diaper pail in order for it to work for you. Get those that will really lock the scent and keep the smell from getting out. Another factor you want to consider is having a child-lock feature.

Diaper caddy

Parker Baby Diaper Caddy - Nursery Storage Bin and Car Organizer for Diapers and Baby Wipes
  • ESSENTIAL STORAGE BASKET FOR NEWBORN PRODUCTS - The Parker Baby Diaper Caddy (patent pending) is versatile enough for all that baby stuff: baby toys, diapers, baby clothes, baby wipes, bibs, onesies, baby toys, cloth diapers, changing pads, medicine, burp cloths and other baby essentials! Large enough for dozens of diapers and most wipes dispensers.
  • REMOVABLE ORGANIZER INSERT - Remove the diaper organizer insert to use as a toy storage bin, baby hamper or nursery basket for additional nursery storage. Our lightweight, portable diaper caddy is 16 x 10 x 7" (Large Size) and made of soft felt and features sturdy outer pockets for additional baby storage.
  • DESIGNED TO COMPLIMENT YOUR NURSERY DECOR - Our diaper caddy basket is designed with neutral grey colors to look good in any room. It looks good on your changing table, on top of a dresser or next to the diaper pail and is an essential item for your diaper changing station. Easily move the tote around using the long handle.
  • MULTI PURPOSE KIT - With multiple compartments, you can easily store all of your breast pump and breast pump parts, use as a car organizer, store all those bath products or place bedside to make things easier to find during those late night feedings.
  • THOUGHTFUL BABY SHOWER IDEA - The Parker Baby Diaper Caddy is a practical gift and should be on every baby registry. It makes for a great baby gift!

This will make it easier for you to bring around baby’s changing essentials wherever you are in the house.

Baby wipes

You can use wet wipes or use bamboo cloth baby wipes as a natural and eco-friendly alternative.

Diaper bag

HaloVa Diaper Bag Multi-Function Waterproof Travel Backpack Nappy Bags for Baby Care, Large Capacity, Stylish and Durable, Orange
  • What's in the box - 1 Diaper Bag; Size: 10.6 x 8.3 x 16.5 inch, Weight: 0.65 kg.
  • Always use the Material of the best Quality - Using high quality durable oxford fabric water resistant and easy to wipe clean, don't afraid the milk/water spill on the bag.
  • Large Capacity - Large main compartment, separate storage pockets include insulated pockets & wet clothes pocket, you can put milk bottle, water bottle, clothes, diaper, towel, etc in different separate pockets.
  • Multi Function - You can use this bag as backpack and handbag. It is very elegant and suitable for many occasion like shopping, traveling etc.
  • After-sales Service - Quality problems occur within one year replacement, lifetime warranty, if you're not completely satisfied, then CONTACT US and we will give you a 100% refund within 90 days of purchase. It is our intention to offer the BEST customer service on Amazon.

A diaper bag will include a changing pad and compartments where you can keep your diaper supplies. This is a must have for all parents. 


Windi Gas and Colic Reliever for Babies (20 Count) by Frida Baby
  • INVENTED BY A PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST: A hollow tube that safely, naturally and instantly relieves gas and calms colic.
  • DESIGNED FOR YOUR BABY'S BOTTOM: The Windi is long enough to reach past the muscle that traps the gas and stimulate the sphincter, but has a stopper so you can't go too far.
  • ALL NATURAL GAS + COLIC RELIEF: No drops or ingestible needed, making the Windi a great alternative.
  • SAFE + SANITARY: BPA + Latex-Free.
  • 20 PACK: Single-use gas relief tubes.

These are great for colic babies and although it’s a bit of a strange product, it can really help get rid of baby’s stomach pain which is the most important thing. Now this isn’t a necessary item to have on your baby registry checklist, but it sure is convenient to have! 

Related: How To Relieve Infant Gas Pains

Butt Paste

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment | Maximum Strength | 4 oz. Tube | Paraben & Preservative Free
  • Boudreaux's Maximum Strength Butt Paste contains 40 percent zinc oxide, 2x more rash fighting power than Original Butt Paste. Zinc Oxide is FDA recognized ingredient proven to treat and help prevent diaper rash. Boudreaux's Maximum Strength Butt Paste starts healing on contact and ideal for moderate to severe diaper rash
  • No harsh ingredients: Free of Dye, Paraben, Preservative, Phthalate, and Talc. Made with 6 simple ingredients designed to be effective in kicking diaper rash but gentle on babies' skin
  • Boudreaux's Maximum Strength Butt Paste is a diaper rash paste that has the thickest barrier of protection when compared to other leading zinc oxide diaper rash creams (like Desitin, A+D, Aquaphor). Pediatricians recommend a diaper rash cream/ointment that leaves a thick barrier, like Butt Paste, for effective treatment of diaper rash
  • Pediatrician Recommended Diaper Rash Brand: Boudreaux's Maximum Strength Butt Paste protects chafed skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness. It is also a great way to help prevent diaper rash when applied on daily basis
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste has been trusted for over 40 years by pediatricians and parents. It was developed by a pharmacist and father of four

Babies get rashes all the time so a good quality cream can go a long way. Make sure it contains zinc oxide since this is the main ingredient to help the skin heal.

If you decide you want to cloth diaper, make sure to check out Cloth Diaper 101.

For Nursing & Feeding

Breast pump

These can be covered by your insurance so check with them. Birth centers can also have them and charge it to your insurance company.

Nursing bras/camis

Daisity Womens Seamless Sleep Nursing Bra for Breastfeeding Clip Down Maternity Bras Pack of 3 Color Black Beige Pink Size M
  • The Daisity Maternity Seamless Nursing Bra with Removable Pads helps you to feed your baby with less effort. It has adjustable straps for getting the fit just right. It has removable pads that help prevent leaks from showing through.
  • This adjustable nursing bra is made from a blend of cotton and spandex to be strong and soft and to give a stretchy fit. The seamless design helps to prevent irritation. An inner cup sling delivers added support when your breast is out.
  • This nursing bra is great for light work outs during and after pregnancy. Easy to open nursing closure.
  • With the silky soft touch of our fabric that expands with your changing shape, our nursing bra is perfect for at-home sleep and leisure, or for a quick run to the grocery store. With great breastfeeding features like our easy one hand nursing clasps, easy fold down cups for single or double breast pumping, and the inner half slings you will have the peace of mind you have been searching for that will last all day.
  • Our Seamless Padded Nursing Bra is lightly padded for extra modesty and support while you're out and about, and the pads can be removed for extra comfort while you sleep. Love the comfort and feel of our Seamless Padded Nursing Bra! We're sure it will be your favorite sleep and nursing essential!

Nursing bras are more convenient for breastfeeding than regular bras so they are a must-have. Nursing camis are also great if you want a bit more coverage.

Nursing pads

BabyBliss Reusable Bamboo Nursing Pads - 14 Pads+3 Bonus Items - Available in 3 Sizes - Soft & Absorbent - Leak-Proof - with Organza & Wash Bags - Baby Shower Gift (L)
  • INNER LAYER THAT IS AS SOFT AS YOUR BABY'S TOUCH AND EQUALLY SOFT POLYESTER OUTER LAYER TO PROTECT YOU FROM EMBARASSING LEAKS ON YOUR SHIRT : The BabyBliss nursing pads can only be compared to the smoothness of your baby's skin. Once you try them you won't look back. So be sure to only buy GENUINE BabyBliss products to experience their genuine quality. Beware of fake sellers.
  • AVAILABLE IN 3 SIZE VARIANTS: Our BabyBliss Nursing Pads comes with 3 size variants so you can choose the size that would fit your breast best. Medium Size (3.9") : Cup A, Large Size (4.7") : Cup B to D and Extra Large Size (5.5") Cup E & up.
  • NEW CONTOURED SHAPE-WEAR DESIGN: Our BabyBliss Nursing Pads are now contoured to the natural shape of the breast so they don't shift around and are more discrete
  • COMES WITH THOUGHTFUL EXTRAS: The BabyBliss nursing pads offer you a complimentary laundry bag for them to be washed in and these goodies are neatly packed in a sleek organza bag

When your milk comes in extra can let down and may soak your shirt if you don’t have something there to absorb it. Nursing pads are useful in order to prevent leaking and absorbing any excess milk. You can opt for reusable ones like these (I personally have this set and love them!) which are more sustainable.

Nipple cream

Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding, 1.4 Ounce Tube
  • #1 RECOMMENDED BRAND: Lansinoh Lanolin is the #1 recommended nipple cream by moms and doctors in the US. Clinically tested. Lansinoh Lanolin soothes and protects sore nipples for breastfeeding moms.
  • SAFE FOR MOM & BABY: No need to remove before breastfeeding. Specially designed for nursing, 100% natural and hypoallergenic. Free from preservatives, parabens, fragrance or taste.
  • RELIEF FOR SORE NIPPLES: Thick, rich cream soothes and protects sore nipples. Clinically proven and ultra-pure. Our single ingredient lanolin has a unique purification process to remove impurities with no added additives.
  • ESSENTIAL FOR BREASTFEEDING: Use to soothe and protect delicate skin. Wash hands thoroughly. Soften a pea-sized amount between fingers and apply to the entire nipple area after each feeding or as needed. Apply before showering to protect sensitive nipples.
  • MOM FOUNDED & PARENT LED: Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has supported moms for 35 years with award winning breast pumps, nipple creams, nursing pads, and breast milk storage bags, helping families create bonds that last a lifetime.

Essential to keep sore and dry nipples at bay. Different types work for different moms but I personally love Lanolin by Lansinoh.


Windsor Glider and Ottoman, White with Gray Cushion
  • Generous seating room with padded arms and storage pockets
  • Removable chair cushions for easy spot cleaning
  • Windsor glider and matching ottoman in white finish with gray cushions. Fabric Care Instructions - Do not machine wash, Spot Clean
  • The glider and ottoman pieces have solid wood frames for stability

 This is great for when you are nursing and especially if you have any kind of back problems. Not only will mom be more comfortable, it means baby will also benefit from it. Opt to grab one that has a footstool it makes it much more comfortable.

Nursing pillow and cover

Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Sketch Slate Gray, Cotton Blend Fabric with allover fashion
  • 30 YEARS OF COMFORT AND SUPPORT WHILE NURSING: The award-winning Boppy Original Pillow provides your arms and back relief by lifting your baby to a more ergonomic position when breastfeeding or bottle feeding. This fashionable pillow is a cotton blend fabric with an allover fashion.
  • VERSATILE USES FOR 0-12 MONTHS: The Boppy Original Nursing Pillow supports your newborn through their entire first year with propping, tummy time, sitting or just discovering little fingers and toes. Designed for your baby's supervised, awake time.
  • EASY CARE, MACHINE WASHABLE: The Boppy Pillow and Boppy Pillow Cover are machine washable because little messes happen. All Boppy Pillow Covers are sold separately and are guaranteed to fit the Boppy Pillow. Having an extra Boppy Pillow Cover, that easily zips on and off, is great for between wash cycles.
  • AWARD-WINNING QUALITY: The Boppy Pillow has won several awards voted on by parents and the baby community. The most recent wins are from the BabyCenter Mom's Pick Best of 2018 and the 2018 What to Expect Must-Have Winner.

Depending on how you and your baby nurse, a nursing pillow may or may not work for you. This is a learning process that you will eventually know and master.

Baby Nursing Cover for Breastfeeding - 3 Pack Premium Set of Car Seat Canopy & Nursing Pads - Use As Stretchy Scarf, Poncho, Shawl, Wrap Up for Infant Boys & Girls
  • MOST VERSATILE COVER EVER: Breastfeeding cover with stretchy material can be also used as nursing cover, stroller cover, car seat canopy, infinity scarf, shawl and endless other uses.
  • PERFECT BABY SHOWER GIFT: Great for Boys & Girls with free Pouch Bag, a gift any new mother will appreciate.
  • 100% PROTECTION FOR YOUR BABY: Protects from sunlight, summer heat, wind & breezes while maintaining your privacy. Keeps your child also safe from mosquitos, bugs, germs, bacteria, and pollen.
  • BREATHABLE BABY-APPROVED FABRIC: Super light and soft nursing scarf, keeping your baby cool, comfortable and happy while on the go - every time.
  • WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU ANY TIME: Completely risk-free satisfaction guarantee for 30 days. If anything goes wrong or you need any information about the product, we offer a prompt help from our courteous customer support.

Some moms want a nursing cover since it keeps baby from getting distracted and gives you extra privacy if you decide to nurse in public. If you do decide to get one, make sure you get one that allows you to still see the baby.

Related: The Best Nursing Pillows For Breastfeeding

Bottles and pacifiers

Dr. Brown's Original Bottle, 8 Ounce, 4-Pack
  • Vent system eliminates negative pressure and air bubbles to help reduce colic, spit up, burping and gas
  • Fully vented bottle design provides vacuum free feeding similar to breastfeeding
  • Helps maintain vitamins C, A and E plus lipids
  • BPA free. Dishwasher safe
  • Includes 4 8 ounce bottles

If you are breastfeeding you may want to wait until your baby is six weeks to introduce bottles or pacifiers. In my experience, we have introduced bottles and pacifiers earlier than that and our kiddos have done great at breastfeeding. We used this set of bottles from Dr. Browns and these pacifiers.

Related: The Best Pacifiers For Breastfed Babies

Bottle brush

Dr. Brown's Bottle Brush, Pink
  • For use with all standard and wide neck Dr. Brown's natural flow baby bottles
  • Dr. Brown's natural flow pink bottle brush features a grooved, no slip handle and a combination sponge and bristle brush head for thorough, easy cleaning of bottles
  • At the base of the bottle brush are fixed chevron channels, designed specifically to clean nipples with ease
  • A storage clip is included so you can house the brush near the sink.
  • Grooved no-slip handle for easy grip. BPA free

It is important that you clean your bottles properly and having a bottle brush can help you do that. The soft end of the brush can help you get to the small areas that are hard to reach.


Dr. Brown's Deluxe Bottle Sterilizer
  • Easy-to-use operation
  • Electronic controls with cycle indicators plus an auto shut-off when cycle is complete
  • Removable tray is designed to position bottles so steam is directed in each bottle
  • Built-in accessory tray holds bottle parts, nipples, and even pacifiers. Product dimensions: 13.3 x 12.8 x 10 inches
  • Also includes tongs and measuring cup. Features attractive new gray and white design.

If you don’t want to use your dishwasher, you can opt for a microwavable sterilizer. Sterilizer bags are also another option you have since they are easy to use and also more affordable.

Bottle warmer

Dr. Brown's Deluxe Baby Bottle Warmer
  • Easy-to-use LCD Control Panel features an easy-touch keypad plus a one-button start function
  • Effectively warms several bottles before water refilling is necessary
  • Audio and visual alerts let you know when warming cycle is complete
  • Automatically shuts off after eight minutes plus features a cycle memory to repeat preferred heating time
  • Adjustable basket fits different sized bottles. BPA free

 These are useful for reheating breastmilk if you are pumping for your baby. 

Related: The Best Bottle Warmers For New Parents 

Breast milk storage bags

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 50 Count of Bags with 2 Pump Adapters, Milk Freezer Bags for Long Term Breastfeeding Storage, Pump Directly into Bags, Nursing Essentials
  • IDEAL BREAST MILK STORAGE: Our breastmilk storage bags are ideal for storing, freezing and protecting precious breastmilk. They come pre-sterilized with a double zipper seal to prevent leakage.
  • #1 SELLING & SUPER STRONG: Lansinoh's #1 selling breastmilk storage bags are built super strong, with a double zipper seal to prevent leakage and reinforced double sealed side seams for ultimate protection.
  • SECURE & SAFE: Presterilized for safe storage plus BPA and BPS free. Designed to lay flat for fast freezing and thawing to protect precious breastmilk vitamins and nutrients.
  • SAVE TIME & PUMP DIRECTLY INTO BAG: Pump directly into Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags for convenience and reduced waste. Stand or lay flat for compact storage. Easy to use with write-on label and convenient pour spout.
  • MOM FOUNDED & PARENT LED: Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has supported moms for 35 years with award winning breast pumps, nipple creams, nursing pads, and breast milk storage bags, helping families create bonds that last a lifetime.

These are great to properly store your milk in and to build up a freezer stash.

Burp cloths

Gerber Baby 4 Pack Flannel Burp Cloth, New Duck, One Size
  • Pack of 3 coordinating burp cloths
  • Finished edges for added durability and to prevent fraying
  • Prefolded panels
  • 20 x 14

Any mom will tell you that burp cloths are a must-have. Definitely something you need to add to your baby registry checklist. Babies are messy and some spit up a lot.  These are super convenient to clean up the baby including any spit up or milk/formula. 

High chair

Wellements Organic Probiotic Gripe Water, 4 Fl Oz, Eases Baby's Stomach Discomfort, Digestive and Immune Support, Free From Dyes, Parabens, Alcohol, Preservatives
  • ORGANIC HERBAL REMEDY: An herbal remedy that promotes digestive and immune health while helping to relieve your little one's occasional stomach discomfort and gas *
  • PEDIATRICIAN RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES: Use as an everyday probiotic supplement or anytime you have a fussy baby!
  • FREE FROM: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Dyes, Parabens, Alcohol, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, and Preservatives
  • USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Made in the USA with simple, natural and organic ingredients, 100% Kosher and vegan
  • FREE FROM HARMFUL PLASTICS: Glass bottle requires refrigeration after opening because it is free from preservatives - just the way nature designed and the way it should be for your little one!

You might not need this for the first few months, but as your baby starts eating solids it is a necessity!

We used one of these Space Saving high chairs because when we had our first we lived in a tiny condo and didn’t have room for a full high chair.

For Baby Playtime


Holding things is one of the first motor skills that baby will learn so getting them a good rattle or something that they can practice their grip on is important.


Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
  • Exciting lights, sounds and music reward your baby's every jump
  • Infant jumper with 360 degrees of play, including peek-a-boo tiger, bat-at monkey, rattle lizard, and more
  • 3 adjustable height positions to grow with your baby
  • No doorway required, plus fabric spring covers keep little fingers safe
  • Soft, comfy seat pad is machine washable and dryer safe

This is a great toy for strengthening baby’s legs that can also keep them entertained.

Activity mat

Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym, Vintage Boy
  • Folds up compactly for storage or travel in 2 easy steps
  • Sit and Play, Tummy Time and Overhead Discovery. Age range birth to 1 year
  • Large peek-a-boo mirror entertains baby
  • Includes 4 linkable toys
  • Plush prop to up pillow is great for tummy time play. BPA-free teether

 These are so great for the first few months when your baby is little and can’t sit in a jumper. This can buy you a few minutes so you can eat something or take a quick shower.


Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington
  • Plug in option allows you to save money on batteries while using your infant swing. Also takes D Batteries, Care Excessive exposure to sun or heat could cause fading or warping of parts
  • This baby swings small frame design fits in any room of your home so you can easily keep baby close wherever you are
  • Gentle, side to side swaying motion soothes and comforts baby. 2 speed vibration to help keep your baby calm and relaxed
  • The deep, plush seat with removable head support keeps your little one cozy and comfortable while in the baby swing

This can help soothe your baby or entertain them while you get something done!


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Weight - 0.45
  • Depth - 7.00
  • Width - 5.00
  • Height - 0.60
  • Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

For Bathing & Health

Infant bathtub

The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub, Teal
  • BABY BATH TUB: Three stages of transition from newborn to toddler, comes with a comfortable sling
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: This bath tub for baby features an Infant hammock like sling inside the tub and holds a growing baby better during bath time
  • COMFORTABLE NEWBORN BATH: Mesh sling provides extra support and comfort during first bath times
  • TODDLER BATH: Toddlers are supported on the upright side of the baby tub with plenty of room to play
  • EASY CLEAN: Mesh sling is machine washable and dryable, and anti-slip pads are mildew-resistant

During the first few months, you can use the newborn insert to give baby baths as they get bigger you can place them in the larger section of the tub.

Baby soap/ shampoo/ lotion

Aveeno Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo with Natural Oat Extract, Tear-Free &, Lightly Scented, 18 fl. oz
  • 18-fluid ounce bottle of gentle cleansing Aveeno baby wash and shampoo with natural oat extract
  • The rich lathering wash & shampoo formula rinses clean & leaves behind a light, fresh fragrance.
  • The formula is tear-free, soap-free, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and phthalate-free. It rinses clean without drying
  • Baby shampoo & wash is from Aveeno, a pediatrician recommended brand for 60 years. It is specially formulated to be gentle enough for babies sensitive skin
  • Aveeno baby wash & shampoo can be used every day to help keep your baby's skin & hair feeling soft, smooth and feeling healthier

Babies skin is so sensitive so try to choose mild soaps and shampoos. This one is a great natural choice

Washcloths and bath towels

Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Animal Face Hooded Towel, Pretty Elephant 1-Pack, One Size
  • Adorably detailed animal face on hood
  • Made with 100% woven terry cotton / hooded towel 33x33 inches
  • Soft and gentle on baby's skin
  • Optimal for everyday use. Machine washable
  • Affordable, high quality hooded towel

You can get cute ones with designs or regular ones will work just fine as well. Hooded bath towels are great for little ones to keep them warm!

Rectal thermometer

Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer
  • 8-second reading
  • Flexible tip and over-insertion guard
  • Recalls last reading
  • Beeps when complete
  • Replaceable long-life battery

These kinds of thermometers are more accurate compared to the other types so it’s best to use them when taking baby’s temperature. This is what was recommended to us by the pediatrician at the hospital.

Baby nail clippers

Safety 1st Sleepy Baby Nail Clipper (Colors May Vary)
  • Curved cutting edges
  • Built-in light at tip of nail clippers
  • Long lasting battery
  • Large ergonomic soft touch handle
  • Includes emery board slot and emery board

Babies fingernails are a pain to clip, I’ll be honest, but you will definitely want some baby nail clippers and a baby nail file. Babies nails can be very sharp and they are likely to scratch their faces if you don’t maintain them.

For Sleep

Baby monitor

Babysense Video Baby Monitor with Digital Camera, Long Range, Room Temperature, Infrared Night Vision, 2 Way Talk Back, Lullabies and High Capacity Battery
  • 👶 HAVE A PEACE OF MIND - Monitor your baby's sleep with the most advanced 2.4 Inch High Quality Color LCD Display with Enhanced 2.4GHz FHSS Technology. Our premium video baby monitor provides high definition and stable streaming, secure interference-free connection and crystal clear digital vision & sound. Buy the original Babysense audio video baby monitor!
  • 👶 COMFORT YOUR BABY WHEN NEEDED - Relax additionally knowing that our baby monitor with video & audio allows for a flawless two way talk back communication. Comfort your baby with the sound of your own voice by using the two-way talk back system. Sometimes our little angels just need to hear our voice!
  • 👶 STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR BABY - Forget about video baby monitors with short range. Move freely in your house or yard as the Babysense baby monitor features long range of up to 900 feet (OPEN SPACE) with an out-of-range warning. And when you want to help your angel fall asleep faster without you being there, just make use of our pre-installed lullabies.
  • 👶 SEE YOUR BABY DAY AND NIGHT - We use the latest infrared night vision technologies so you can rest assured knowing you'll see your baby day and night. And with the 2x digital zoom you will never have any doubts about your baby's activities. Besides the auto night vision, you can also check the room temperature and make use of high/low temperature alerts.
  • WIDE VARIETY OF EXTRA HANDY FEATURES - Our audio video baby monitor also comes with: Eco Mode Voice Activation, Sound Activated LED Indicators, Alarm/Timer Setting, 2x Digital Zoom with Digital Image Pan/Tilt option, Multi-Camera Expandability (up to four cameras), Lullabies, Manual Pan (360 degrees) & Tilt (60 degrees), Auto Scan View, Tabletop or Wall Mounting Options. Our original Babysense video baby monitor comes with a hassle-free 90-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

Make sure the one you get has its own monitor so you can actually see your baby and also provide a bit more security.  We use these video baby monitors.


SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3-PK, Who Loves You Small (0-3 Months)
  • The original and leading brand of swaddles. 0-3 months, 7-14 pounds, or up to 26 inches
  • Made from only the softest, natural 100% cotton
  • The secure design creates a cozy, womb-like feeling for baby and prevents startle reflex that can wake your infant
  • Soft fabric wings fasten and readjust securely with hook and loop attachments to create a perfect fit
  • Harness slit works with most restraints on car seats and sleeper products

Get those that are size 0-3 months but don’t buy too many since babies will outgrow them pretty quickly. Swaddles also shouldn’t be used once baby starts rolling.

We use these Swaddle Me’s – they are seriously a life saver, especially if you aren’t super savvy at swaddling with a regular blanket.

Sleep Sacks

HALO Sleepsack 100% Cotton Wearable Blanket, Baby Blue, Large
  • The original wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib for a safer environment; the #1 choice of hospital nurseries to promote safe sleep
  • Made from 100% cotton interlock fabric with a TOG rating of 0.5, offers just the right comfort for warmer seasons or climates; can be layered with warmer sleepwear for cooler temperatures; double knit construction of cotton interlock fabric makes it extremely soft and a little stretchy, perfect for baby sleepwear
  • Unique, roomy sack design recognized by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as "hip healthy" - allows room for kicking but cannot be kicked off, so Baby stays warm and safe all night
  • Inverted zipper opens from the bottom for easy diaper changes; sleeveless to reduce the risk of overheating; arm and neck openings sized for a safer fit
  • Available here in Large size designed for babies weighing between 22 and 28 pounds who are generally 12-18 months old and 30-35 inches long

These are like wearable blankets that can help keep baby warm and you are certain they will stay on. These are for when your baby outgrows their swaddle. We used the Halo Sleep Sacks and loved them.

White noise machine

Big Red Rooster Baby White Noise Machine | 6 Sleep Sounds | Sound Machine for Kids, Toddler Or Infant | Plug in Or Battery Powered | Portable Soother with Lullaby is Perfect for Travel
  • 6 high quality lullabies and sleep sounds: heartbeat, lullaby, ocean, rock-a-bye, twinkle, white noise
  • Soothing sounds mask background noises to create an ideal sleeping environment for baby, infant or toddler. Baby will fall asleep easier, sleep better and wake-up refreshed
  • Leave the sound on all night or use the optional timer that can be set for 15, 30 or 60 minutes
  • Portable soother with lullaby is perfect for home or travel. Perfect for new baby gifts
  • Powered by an AC adaptor (included) or 3 AA batteries

These are great for getting baby to sleep and for buffering outside noise if you live in a loud area or have other kiddos. We bought this one on Amazon, it works great and is super affordable.

For Transportation

Car seat

Graco SnugRide SnugLock 30 Infant Car Seat | Baby Car Seat, Gotham
  • Snug Lock Technology - A Hassle-Free 3-Step installation using vehicle seat belt or LATCH
  • Infant car seat grows with and helps protect rear-facing infants from 4 to 30 lb and up to 30"
  • Adjustable base offers 4 recline positions, providing the right position for proper installation
  • Easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate guesswork from the installation process, so you can feel confident it's installed correctly
  • Click Connect system provides a one-step secure attachment to all Click Connect Strollers to create a travel system

There are many options available for you when it comes to car seats. You can opt for an infant travel system or a 4 in 1 car seat. These are big investments but you can also use them for another child or baby.

You can also take look at them in person before adding them on your list so that you can be sure of what you are getting.


Boba Wrap Baby Carrier, Grey - Original Stretchy Infant Sling, Perfect for Newborn Babies and Children up to 35 lbs
  • Bonding is the intense attachment that develops between parents and their baby, Boba Wraps hold your baby close to your heart.
  • Nursing your newborn in this wrap is comfortable and discreet.
  • Making your life with a Toddler easier with a MACHINE WASHABLE French Terry blend and a lifetime guarantee.
  • Bond with your little one while getting back into the swing of things: you'll be able to tie this once and then wear it out and about. 95% Cotton, The Spandex in our wrap allows it to retain it's shape and not loosen or sag as you re-adjust to nurse or take baby out to go for a ride in the car.
  • Simple, no-guess tying instructions and just one size make this unisex wrap your go-to baby carrier for the first three months of parenthood.

Wraps are useful especially during the first 6 months for carrying baby around and keeping them close to you. Aside from allowing parents to multitask and do other things while baby takes a nap, being on your chest is also really calming for the child.

It is also important to consider the season that your baby will be born in since you would want a thinner fabric during summer to keep you and baby cool and a thicker fabric for winter season.


Graco FastAction Fold Travel System | Includes FastAction Fold Stroller and SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat, Bennett
  • Travel system with SnugRide Click Connect 30 Infant Car Seat
  • Stroller with one-second, one-hand fold
  • Multi-position reclining seat for baby's comfort
  • Locking front swivel wheels
  • Stroller: For child up to 50 lbs; Extra-large storage basket. Infant car seat: Rear-facing for infants 4 to 30 pounds and up to 32 inch

Many strollers will come with car seats which can help save you money since generally, strollers can be pretty pricey. If you will be using it a lot, it can be a good investment.

Once baby becomes bigger, an umbrella stroller is a more affordable option you can consider.

For Baby’s Clothing

Buying clothing for babies can get tricky since they grow up so fast and you may not know how big your baby will be! Our first was a full two pounds bigger than our second, so we actually ended up not having enough newborn clothes for baby #2!

However, the general rule of thumb is to buy less in smaller sizes since they grow out of them so quickly!

Seasons will again play a role in what kind of fabrics and clothing you should get.


Gerber Baby 5-Pack Solid Onesies Bodysuits, White, 0-3 Months
  • Expandable lap shoulder neckline to help pull garment easily over baby's head
  • Bottom snap closure is conveniently positioned higher in front for quick changing
  • Ribbed leg opening for a perfect fit
  • Perfect for crafting projects

Buy more onesies in larger sizes but keep it to a minimum for newborn onesies.

Footed Pajamas

Gerber Baby Boys' 2 Pack Footed Sleeper, Stripes/Stars, 3 Months
  • Set includes two footed sleeper
  • Zipper from the neck to foot for quick change
  • Safety tab over zipper pull protects baby's chin
  • Adorable prints and contrast cuffs
  • For child's safety, garment should be flame resistant or snug-fitting - this pajama set is snug-fitting

These are great for keeping baby’s hands and feet warm. Look for jammies that have zippers not snaps. No one wants to snap a million buttons in the middle of the night when they’ve had eight hours of sleep…this week.

Newborn hats and mittens

RATIVE Newborn Baby Cotton Gloves No Scratch Mittens For 0-6 Months Boys Girls (Newborn 0-6 Months, 3white+3pink)
  • Great size with enough space for hand and fingers to move inside the mittens for newborn baby 0-6 months
  • 100% Cotton and protects the baby from self scratching
  • Designed with gentle elastic line at wrist to keep it on baby's tiny hands
  • Available in a different colors, the colors are suitable to the baby's gender or the buyer's preference.
  • To preserve the elastic line at wrist. Hand washing is the best or use a laundry bag if it is necessary to wash it with a washing machine.

These keep baby warm and the mittens will also protect baby’s skin from scratching.

For Baby Teething

Toothbrush teether

Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether
  • Develops good oral hygiene habits from the earliest possible age.
  • Soft silicone bristles gently massage sore teething gums
  • A-peel-ing handles are easy for little hands to hold
  • Dishwasher and freezer friendly
  • 100% food grade silicone; BPA, latex, and phthalate free

 This helps baby get used to the brushing feeling and also helps in the teething process.

Infant Tylenol / Motrin

Infants' Tylenol Acetaminophen Liquid Medicine, Grape, 2 fl. oz
  • 2-fluid ounce bottle of Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension medicine to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, toothache for your little one
  • The infants' liquid pain reliever medicine also starts to reduce fever in as little as 15 minutes. Each 5-milliliter dose of the infants' medicine contains 160 milligrams of acetaminophen, a known pain reliever and fever reducer.
  • This baby pain & fever relief medicine comes in a kid-friendly grape flavor that is gentle on little tummies and is formulated for children 2-3 years of age; for children 2 years and younger, consult a healthcare professional
  • It comes with a SimpleMeasure dosing syringe, included for dispensing the proper dosage for your child's age and weight. Dosing is available for children 2-3 years of age. Ask a doctor about dosage for children under 2 years of age.
  • Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand of pain reliever & fever reducer and Infants' Tylenol is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand for teething pain

 These are the safest medicine to give to baby while they are teething. The important thing to note is to check the baby’s weight in order to give the proper dosage. You can also alternate between these two medicines.

If you are concerned with your baby’s health or if they have a fever make sure to check in with your pediatrician.

Fresh food feeder

Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder, 2 Pack, Purple/Green
  • Feeder helps reduce the risk of choking only small pieces of digestible food get through
  • Simple and easy to use place food in mesh bag and snap shut to secure
  • Colored mesh reduces staining
  • BPA free
  • 6 plus months; Instructions: To Clean: Rinse or soak in warm, soapy water immediately after use; Then, scrub with a soft brush

 This is great for baby to practice eating real foods and experience new flavors without worrying about them choking. For teething purposes, you can freeze milk into cubes and put it on the feeder and the cold will feel good on baby’s gums.

Related: How To Clean Your Baby’s Teeth

Building a registry can seem overwhelming but by taking the time and really looking at what you need, you will be able to come up with the perfect baby registry. What items did you include or want to include in your baby registry?

The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist - Everything Parents Need in 2018     The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist - Everything Parents Need in 2018

2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: What You Really Need”

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful list., Great article.i have been looking for some best baby products for my sister’s baby registry list., these are really a great list with detailed information.. thank you for sharing..Really looking forward to read more. 


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