The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist

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The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist

If you’re expecting a little one, you may be stressing over all the things. One of those things is thinking about everything you need to get for your baby. You might be wondering what you really need and should register for. I mean, have you gone into a buybuy Baby?! There’s A LOT of baby stuff. The look that comes across women’s faces when they first walk in is a look of pure terror and confusion. But don’t you worry, I’ve got you covered!

This is my ultimate baby registry checklist filled with my very favorite baby goods that you won’t be able to live without! This list covers everything you would need for the first three months and beyond. I’ve also included some important things you might want to consider getting for yourself postpartum. 😉 To make it easy, I’ve split everything up into different categories. We know that the lists can get long so we hope by breaking it down for you it will make your baby registry list not so overwhelming.

As a special bonus, I’ve included links to some of my favorite and most used items within almost every suggestion. I hope that this is an extremely thorough and helpful post as you are preparing for your little one. Here we go!

Baby Registry Checklist

The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist

Nursery

  • Crib:
    There are so many great options. Here are a few that I love that look modern and have price ranges all over the board: Pottery Barn Kids, Babyletto, Land of Nod, Ubabub, and Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.
  • A Crib Mattress:
    When it comes to crib mattresses you want to find something that is soft yet firm. It properly fits the dimensions of your crib and that it is good quality. Here are some great options: Safety 1st, Naturepedic, Nook Sleep Systems.
  • Crib Mattress Pads (2):
    When baby leaks out of their diaper it’s helpful to have some extra protection! Here’s an affordable and highly rated crib pad. I love that it is easy to wash too! You’ll want two of these.
  • Changing Pad:
    You can purchase a changing table, however, I recommend buying a dresser instead. A dresser can grow with your baby in his/her room. Just be sure to mount your changing pad on the dresser. Here’s an inexpensive one and a more expensive option. We have the Keekaroo and LOVE it!
  • Changing Pad Cover (2):
    Any changing pad cover will do, but I love the ones from Aden + Anais, Little Unicorn, and The Land of Nod. Such cute patterns!
  • Rocker/Glider:
    There are some beautiful rockers/gliders at Monte Design and Pottery Barn Kids, but they can get a bit expensive. This is a great one from Nursery Works that has a cool modern look.
  • Bassinet, Moses basket, or Co-Sleeper:
    Not all babies immediately sleep in their cribs. More and more mothers are choosing bassinets, Moses baskets, or co-sleepers for the first couple of months so they can remain close to their little ones. This makes it easier on nighttime feedings, too. There are many options that you can choose from–Moses basket and co-sleepers. Look to see what fits your style and budget. My favorite co-sleeper options are the DockATot, Snuggle Me, and the HALO Bassinest. This brings your baby within arms reach.
  • Swaddle Blankets (5) & Sleep Sacks (2-3).
    I just love these Aden + Anais swaddling cloths and recommend the HALO SleepSack, the Miracle Blanket, and the Summer Infant SwaddleMes for swaddling made easy. To get a nice and tight swaddle, get the flannel blankets.
  • Fitted Crib Sheets (2-3):
    Again, The Land of Nod has such a lovely collection! QuickZip also has some great ones too that make it super easy for you to take on and off. You’ll want to make sure that you register for a few. You need to be ready in case the baby has a poop, vomit, or pee accident. The crib sheets are pretty thin so they can get messy.
  • Hampers:
    Here are some cute ones from The Land of Nod, Pottery Barn Kids, and this cute elephant hamper that every parent wants!
  • Diaper Pail: 
    You don’t have to spend the extra moola to get a diaper pail for your room. But if you are wanting to keep those smells at bay, I love Ubbi and the Dekor diaper pail.

Feeding

  • Bottles:
    You’re going to need some bottles whether you decide to breastfeed or bottle-feed. You can’t always be around your baby for every feeding so thank goodness for pumping and bottles. My all-time favorite bottles are Dr. Brown’s, Tommee Tippee, Comotomo, and Mimijumi.
  • Bottle Brush:
    Bottles can get pretty nasty if you don’t clean them properly. A good bottle brush can help with that. My favorite bottle brushes are Dr. Brown’s, OXO tot, and Munchkins. The soft end allows you to get into and clean all those nooks and crannies.
  • Sterilizer:
    Honestly, those big fancy electric steam sterilizers are not necessary. They are cool if you want the convenience and have the money, but you don’t have to have them if you don’t want to. Your dishwasher can do the same thing, but if you don’t want your food residue to potentially get on your baby’s things, then go for the microwavable sterilizer. Here’s Dr. Brown’s and Avent’s. Sterilizer bags are also a great option because they are inexpensive and easy to use! If you’re wanting something a little more heavy-duty, check out the Aian Sterilizer and Dryer.
  • Pacifiers:
    There are so many different types of pacifiers. I have to say, don’t just get a bunch of one brand, get one of the different brands so you can see which your baby prefers. There’s Soothies, NUK, MAMNatursutten, Wubbanub, Doddle & Co, etc.
  • Bottle Warmer:
    I’d have to say that my very favorite is Kiinde since you can heat not only bottles but breastmilk storage bags too. Other options are Munchkin and Dr. Brown’s.
  • Breast Pump & Accessories:
    You can read here what all of my nursing essentials are and find out my favorite pumps. Don’t forget to get the parts since the pump sometimes doesn’t come with them as well as the storage bags.
  • Nursing Pillow & Cover:
    The Covered Goods nursing cover is my favorite since it’s super lightweight and breathable, and makes it easy to view baby while keeping mama completely covered. My favorite nursing pillows are the Boppy and My Breast Friend.
  • High Chair:
    The Stokke Tripp Trapp chair is amazing! It’s a little pricey though so if you want some other options, you can see our list of best high chairs here.

Potty

  • Diapers, Creams, & Wipes:
    You’ll need lots of diapers, but make sure that you don’t get too many of one size. Get some newborn, then a bit more of size 1 and 2. Some organic options that you can try are Honest, Seventh Generation, and Babyganics, but if “organic” is not a priority, you can get Pampers or Huggies.
  • Diaper Caddy:
    It’s so nice and convenient to be able to have your baby’s diaper changing essentials wherever you need them in the house. A diaper caddy does just that! The one that’s my favorite is from Ubbi. Love it!

Bath

  • Infant Tub & Bath Set:
    A ton of my friends and clients have the Puj Infant Tub. I like to warn families that it mainly fits in small sinks or pedestal sinks so check into this before registering. Other infant tubs that I recommend are Blooming Bath and 4moms tub. For shampoo, body wash and lotions, I recommend Honest, Burt’s Bees, and Mustela.
  • Washcloths & Hooded Towels:
    Love Aden + Anais washcloths. Great towels and so soft!!
  • Faucet Cover & Bath Kneeler:
    Skip Hop, Boon, and Puj have popular faucet covers and you have to save your knees when you’re bathing your babe. OXO, Skip Hop, Puj, and Aquatopia have some great ones!
  • Baby Nail Clippers:
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come to see new parents as their postpartum doula and they accidentally clipped the end of their baby’s finger when clipping their nails. YIKES! This is why I recommend baby nail scissors or the Zoli nail file to have more control while trimming baby’s nails. Save those baby fingers! You’ll also need a baby nail file to dull the edges.

Gear

  • Car Seat & Stroller:
    These are big investments but are pieces that will stay with your family for years. You want to make sure that you choose wisely so I recommend looking at these products in person and trying them out before adding them to your list. Here is a great list of strollers for the urban mom and the suburban mom. Some top car seats that I recommend are the Chicco KeyFit 30, Nuna Pipa, UppaBaby MESA, among others.
  • Bouncer, Lounger, and Swing:
    Some of the bouncers and loungers that I like are BabyBjörn, Stokke, Nuna Leaf, and Fisher-Price. Popular swings are 4Moms Rockaroo and Fisher-Price.
  • Travel Crib:
    A travel crib isn’t just for big trips. If you plan on taking the baby to the grandparents for the night or even being in someone else’s house during nap time, it’s good to have a comfortable and familiar spot for baby to sleep. My favorite is the 4Moms Breeze Playard. It’s a bit of a splurge, but your little one can use it for a while.

Health + Safety

  • Baby Thermometer:
    If you have a sleeping baby, but need to check your little one’s temperature, no one wants to wake him/her up and have to put him/her right back to bed. Get one that can read the temperature by just swiping over their forehead.
  • Humidifier:
    We love Crane humidifiers. They are extremely well made and are perfect for your child’s room. You can see the cute one that we wrote about in this article: Prepare for Cold/ Flu Season: The Best Ways to Treat Baby’s Cold
  • Baby Monitor:
    The majority of parents are steering away from audio-only monitors and are going to video monitors. I like Motorola, Infant Optics, and Babysense monitors. It’s great to be able to see baby while he/she sleeps. It adds an extra bit of comfort. And for more peace of mind, Owlet is a great registry item!
  • Noise Machine:
    Babies are used to hearing a lot of noise when they are in utero so it’s comforting when they hear white noise. It helps them go to sleep. The ones that I recommend are from Dohm and the Sleep Shusher.
  • Nosefrida:
    This thing is amazing. It’s a must-have when having a baby! Their Windi is pretty spectacular too.

Clothing

  • Warning: You do not need to register for baby clothes! So many of your friends and family members will get you clothes. If there are certain pieces that you want, add them to the list. Otherwise, you can leave clothing items off. 🙂

Just for You!

I’ve added my list of must-have postpartum essentials to this checklist because a lot of moms get everything that they need for baby but they forget about themselves. Make sure to stock up on the things that you’ll need too!

There it is! My ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist. Let us know if we’re missing anything or if there is anything that we should add!

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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Even though things may be more difficult now to offer help, still try to be the friend you wished you had when your babies were newborns to your friends and loved ones. ❤️ Things you can do:⁠
- Drop off a meal at their door⁠
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- Drop off diapers and wipes⁠
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- Pay for a few hours for a postpartum doula or a night nanny to help her out⁠
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If you are there now or about to enter this stage, it’s a yummy, delicious, snuggly stage. But for me, it has always been one of the harder ones, every time I go through it. So I see and feel you, mama! It’s physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausting. Hold tight, though, because it doesn’t last forever.⁠
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I've been asked so many questions by men about fatherhood. So I figured I'd drop some knowledge on my fellow Dads and soon-to-be-Dads. Here's what it looks like for the first few weeks or months after your child is born. Yup. If mom breastfeeds they pretty much are tucked like this and at times you'll wonder "what is there for me to do?" Here are my top 5 tips for any Dad after your child is born.⁠
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1️⃣ For night feedings. When mom wakes up in the middle of the night, you get up and ask if she needs any help or water. The truth is most of the time she will say no but just the fact that you offered will go far.⁠
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2️⃣ Ask mom if she can pump and then pick 1 feeding that you will always do. Mom will take on almost everything and will burn herself out if you let her. At times you may have to force her to rest without worrying about the baby. This is an easy way to do that without a fight.⁠
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3️⃣ Don't put a time limit on how long mom breastfeeds the baby. It's not just about feeding your child it's about them bonding as well. I know everyone has a different length of time they will breastfeed and as a Dad, it's hard to fully understand. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT try and rush this process. It's not our place and it's not safe. You will open yourself up to a fight you can't win.⁠
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4️⃣ Be patient. I know as a Dad the first few weeks we are equally excited and yet not as important. Your time will come faster than you know. Babies grow fast and the stronger and bigger they get the more Daddy Time will be coming your way.⁠
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5️⃣ Paternity leave! If you have it TAKE IT. The early stages of a child's life are not just for moms to enjoy. I know as men making the money especially after having a baby it's hard, but trust me. You can always make money but there are no instant replays in life. It doesn't make you more of a man to not take the leave. It's equally as important that you as a Dad get to be a part of the early development of your child. ⁠
If someone needs this info tag them ❤️⁠
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Absolutely love these tips from @chroniclesofdaddy. 🙌
7 Postpartum Yoga Poses That Strengthen Your Body 7 Postpartum Yoga Poses That Strengthen Your Body After Baby 🧘‍♀️⁠
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The postpartum period, or period of recovery that takes place after a mother gives birth, is an important time for mothers to take care of themselves. 🥰 Typically, if you’re less than 6 weeks postpartum you don’t want to put any pressure on your core muscles. Also, your body’s levels of relaxin, the hormone that loosens joints to prepare for childbirth, is elevated for 3-6 months after childbirth, and longer if you are breastfeeding. All this means is: take these postpartum yoga poses slowly and stretch yourself gently. No gymnastics here or pushing beyond what is comfortable.⁠
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Remember, every mama’s body is different, so listen to how you feel and seek advice from a medical professional if you have questions about how and when to begin your personal exercise plan. Note: Try to do the following yoga poses in the order they are listed. {Click 🔗 in bio to see the 7 yoga poses to strengthen your body after baby!⁠}⁠
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Article by: @kristen_vhmiddleton⁠
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