Baby Registry Checklist + Must Haves

Baby Registry Checklist + Must Haves

A new baby needs so much stuff and while putting together a baby registry is fun it can also be overwhelming. Baby registries should include everything from higher priced items like a stroller or carseat to everyday essentials such as diapers and burp cloths. Our favorite baby registry is Babylist as it allows you to add products from any retailer including small online shops like us ;) Here is a list of our must have baby registry items. Grab our free printable checklist

Changing + Bathing

  • Diapers
  • Wipes 
  • Wipe warmer - This is totally optional but we used them for both of my daughter's.
  • Diaper cream
  • Diaper pail + liners - Also optional, we used a normal trash can with my last daughter and it worked just fine. 
  • Baby bath tub - I really liked this bathtub, it light way and super supportive. 
  • Shampoo / body wash / lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Nail kit
  • Hooded towels - My absolute favorite hooded towel. So soft and really thick and absorbent. 
  • Wash cloths
  • Thermometer
  • Nasal Aspirator - I used the FridaBaby for both kids and it works great.
  • Pacifier + case
  • Diaper bag + changing pad - I love this diaper bag so many pockets to stay organized. 
  • Hair rinser 


  • Nursing pillow - We used the Boppy all the time for both nursing and bottle feeding and as a supportive seat to prop baby up.
  • Burp cloths - Our organic muslin burp cloths are so incredibly soft and the perfect size. 
  • Bottles - We always used Dr Browns bottle's with both of my kids but it's really a preference depending on the baby.
  • Bottle warmer
  • Bottle brush
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Breast pump - Check with your insurance, most companies provide coverage for a free breast pump.
  • Nipple cream
  • Nursing bra
  • Nursing cover / Cart seat cover - I used a nursing cover that served multiple purposes and could also be used as a car seat cover. 
  • Breastpads
  • Milk storage bags
  • Hands free pumping bra - If you are going to be pumping a handsfree bra is an absolute must have! 
  • High chair - Your baby will be using a high chair before you know it and it's something they will use for years. Stokke is a great one for a larger budget and this highchair from Ikea is really popular with an added cushion and footrest. 
  • Bibs - I prefer silicone bibs when they start eating solids so much easier to clean. Muslin bibs are great for them to wear when drooling starts to keep their clothes dry. 
  • Plates - These plates are so cute!
  • Cups
  • Silverware

Baby Gear

  • Baby Bouncer - This is so useful when you need to set the baby down in the first few months. I like the BabyBjorn Bouncer  
  • Play yard - This is a must have, I used mine so much with both kids and prefer to have one with the changing pad. Nuna has some great options. 
  • Baby Carrier
  • Swing - My first daughter didn't like the swing and would cry anytime she went in there but my second daughter loved it. We used the 4moms mamaRoo and really liked it but since not all baby's like a swing you may want to opt for a less expensive option. 
  • Shopping cart cover
  • Sit up seat 
  • Stroller
  • Car seat - Uppa Baby or Maxi Cosi are two of my favorites
  • Lounger - I used the Snuggle Me lounger all the time in the first few months. 
  • Activity mat - We used a play gym all the time with both of my daughters. 
  • Books
  • Teething toys
  • Stroller toys
  • Car seat mirror


  • Crib mattress - Since your baby spends so much time in their crib sleeping I think investing in a good mattress is really important. Avocado makes a great non-toxic organic mattress  and Naturepedic also has a lot of options for breathable non-toxic mattresses. 
  • Mattress pad - I would get two waterproof mattress pads
  • Crib sheets - I liked this organic cotton crib sheets they are so soft. 
  • Bassinet + sheets
  • Changing pad + multiple covers
  • White noise machine
  • Baby monitor 
  • Baby memory book - Of course we think this is a must have item. Our baby books help you document all of your baby's memories and milestones from birth through age five. It will be one of your more cherished keepsakes. 

Baby Clothing + Sleepwear

  • Footed pajamas - I prefer a double zipper for easy changing and fold over cuffs for newborn sizes. 
  • Knotted gowns - These make late night diaper changes a breeze, my daughter only slept in them the first couple months. 
  • Body suits - Your baby will wear these a lot, get plenty of them.
  • Pants/leggings
  • Socks
  • Laundry detergent - This is my favorite non-toxic laundry soap
  • Swaddle/receiving blankets - I like using stretchy bamboo blankets for swaddling and muslin blankets for a light stroller blanket/car seat blanket. 
  • Sleep sack - We used this sleep sack for my daughter and really liked it. 
  • Baby blankets - Our organic muslin quilts are SO incredibly soft and the perfect weight to keep baby warm without overheating. 
  • Hats / mittens

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