I can’t believe I am just 6 weeks away from having this baby girl! I’m officially 34 weeks pregnant this week and feeling so anxious/excited/ready to meet her. I started working on my registry at about 25 weeks or so (when I finally had the energy) and have been adding things and editing it ever since. Since this is baby numero uno for me, I definitely wanted to prioritize and really focus on the essentials. (Fun fact about me: I hate clutter and having things we don’t need laying around the house!)
I don’t know why but the thought of creating a baby registry felt overwhelming at first. Thankfully, one of my best friends Misha came to the rescue by guiding me through her registry checklist. She shared some helpful notes next to what products worked best for her. I know everyone’s experience is unique but I’m someone who likes tips/advice/ideas from friends! I asked a ton of super-mommies what their favorite brands and items were and it honestly helped me so much. (For those of you who have mommy friends, I recommend asking them for recommendations before creating your own!)
In this blog post, I’m going to break down my baby registry with a checklist of important things for each category. Obviously I can’t include every single thing (like the outfits, etc) but these are the basics and if you get them all then you’re good! I’ll also share some (not all!) of the gifts I’ve received so far and why I can’t wait to try it out! Enjoy!
Step 1: Finding an online registry center to keep all your favorite things in one place. I knew there were a variety of stores and brands I wanted for my baby, so for me, I found Babylist to be a super helpful registry hub! It’s basically a site/app that let’s you put anything onto your baby registry from any store online. It can also help you find the best prices on an item and they even have a gift guide and list of products you might need. I didn’t physically want to go shopping and scan things in store so for me this worked out perfectly. Once I completed my registry I was able to privately share the link with all my baby shower guests! BTW.. This is not sponsored – this site just made my life so much easier and I was really excited about it!
Step 2: Organize a Category list because this will help you avoid putting unnecessary things in your registry cart. Categorizing will keep you organized and on track. If you decide to go with an online registry center like I did, most of them will already categorize it for you.
Here are my categories! Note: Everything I picked out was mostly for 0-1 years of baby’s life (excluding certain transportation items + gear). Here’s a breakdown!
crib + changing bed
easy carriers (I got this + this)
bassinet (I just HAD to have this. I plan on putting her in it for the first 6 months by my bed side – I’ve heard amazing things from friends & how this is the safest sleeper for babies in the market. It’s as a “robot crib” for having the capabilities to rock your baby and help them sleep train through the night. Can’t wait to try it! It’s not cheap -costs about $1100 but I found one on my amazon for $760)
gadgets (my baby monitor + white noise maker)
loungers (I’m getting this + this)
infant car seat (easily adjusts on the stroller I got above)
pack n’ play (I’m getting this travel crib)
Clothes & Accessories
swaddles + cozy blankets: I got a lot of stuff from this brand – known for their quality!)
plain white onesies: Long sleeves + short sleeves (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months) * baby will live in these!
shoes: I couldn’t help myself when I saw these + these.
hats & bows: I got these + this + this + more (lol)
socks: I got these + these
pacifiers: this + this are supposed to be the best for baby if you decide you want baby to have one!
bottles (I got these + these) *I plan on breastfeeding + pumping
breast pump (getting one free with my health insurance – ask your provider!)
breast milk storage bags
baby bath tubs (I’m getting this + this one)
2-in-1 body wash (gentle)
diapers (we’re ordering Pampers monthly from Amazon)
diaper pail/trash can
Health & Safety
backseat car seat mirror
baby tylenol (liquid) + gas medicine
baby bottle soap cleaner + gentle baby detergent + stain remover
stuffy nose spray
first aid grooming kit (includes thermometer + nail filer)
Toys and Books
For the Parents
Mommy Diaper bag
We got several BabyList gift cards from friends to shop the rest of our items in our registry. So easy and great for getting last minute things you forget to include.
Comment below: Mommies – what would you say are your top 5 favorite items that every mom should include in her registry? Comment and please share!
To shop a few of my favorite items from this post, click the arrows below! Happy shopping!