The Only Registry Checklist You’ll Need (From a Professional First Time Mom)

Baby Registry Checklist - everything you need and more!

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Congratulations Mama! Motherhood is a WONDERFUL thing and I can’t wait to share with you a registry checklist that will leave you feeling prepared for ANYTHING!

While you may check everything off of your registry checklist, something important to remember is that you will mostly get clothes. For some reason, the main gift given at baby showers is clothes – and not the ones you registered for. Everyone loves baby clothes but not everyone has a reason to buy them all the time. Also, they like buying something they know they will see them in.

However, you always want to make sure your baby registry is complete for those guests that want to get you everything your heart desires! Hopefully this registry checklist has everything you need and more! Let’s get started!

Clothing

  • Coming Home Outfit
  • Newborn onesies
  • 0-3 month
    • onesies
    • pants
    • jacket or sweater
  • 3-6 month
    • onesies
    • pants
    • jacket or sweater
  • 6-9 month
    • onesies
    • pants
    • jacket or sweater
  • Socks!!! (Always buy extra because somehow they go missing! You thought YOUR sock problem was bad, wait until they are 10 times smaller and harder to keep track of as you are searching through your diaper bag!
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Mittens
  • Beanies

Entertainment

  • Bouncer (You can find my favorite bouncer in THIS POST! It quadruples as a bouncer, sit walker, activity table, and push walker!
  • Swing (I absolutely love this Graco Baby Swing!)
  • Walker (Again, you can find the absolute best walker/bouncer in my post about Toys You Should Buy Now and Let Them Grow Into. This will save SO much money on baby toys in the long run!)
  • Rattles (For some great rattle suggestions, check out my post that was basically created by veteran moms who share the Best Baby Toys for Babies 0-3 Months)
  • Books (I am a strong advocate for reading to your baby, so check out my post on 101 Baby Books for Babies First Library! My favorite thing to do with baby showers is to ask for a book instead of a card – the only thing is I hate not knowing what books the mama-to-be wants and has! Always register for books, especially when asking for them in place of a card! You’ll get less duplicates and more of what you want!)
  • Teething Toys
  • Stroller/car seat toys
  • Freezer toys (life saver in the summer!)
  • General Toys (Check out my posts Best Baby Toys for Babies 0-3 Months and Toys You Should Buy Now and Let Them Grow Into for some great toy ideas for your little one!)

Feeding

  • Breast Pump (I absolutely love the Medela Freestyle Pump – it is great for on-the-go and pumping anywhere you need! I used to use it on long car rides with my little one so she could have a bottle whenever we needed it!)
  • Bottles
  • Nipple Butter
  • Storage bags
  • nursing pillow
  • bibs
  • bowls
  • sippy cups
  • spoons
  • burp cloths
  • nursing pads
  • bottle brush
  • bottle warmer
  • formula
  • bottle drying rack
  • Hakkaa (This is SERIOUSLY a life saver! Whoever said don’t cry over spilled milk must have been referring to the Hakkaa! It is a manual silicone breast pump that also serves as a drip catcher while feeding from the other breast! Check out my post on the Best Tasting Supply Boosting Recipes for more on the Hakkaa, why I love it, where to get it, and how to use it!)

Gear

  • Diaper Bag (There are so many options when it comes to diaper bags – you want something that is cute, functional, not too large, but still holds alot! Check out my post on The Best Diaper Bag and How to Pack it to see why the JuJu Bee Diaper Bag is SERIOUSLY my favorite! It holds SO much stuff but it’s not terribly huge!)
  • Wrap (I love my wrap! You can see which wrap I use by checking out my post on The Best Diaper Bag and How to Pack it. Scroll down to “what’s in my diaper bag” and find the honey bee wrap!)
  • Backpack Carrier
  • Shopping Cart Cover (Since we have been amid a global pandemic, I haven’t taken my little one to the grocery store. Once this is all over I’m sure she won’t let me leave her at home anymore!)
  • Car seat (I love my Chicco Bravo Travel System! It’s an infant car seat, toddler car seat, stroller, and they all have the ability to link together!)
  • Stroller (If you got the Chicco Bravo Travel System then you are all set!)
  • Travel Crib (I didn’t realize how important this was until it was too late! This can be a play pen that you take with you, or a designated crib. I personally think the play pen is too large, so I highly recommend the Easy Go Play and Crib Canopy! It is a blackout crib that tucks away neatly into a small bag that can be tucked under a seat in the car!)
  • Highchair (The Pegperego Highchair has been AMAZING! It has adjustable heights, can recline, folds up, and is completely separable for easy cleaning!)

Nursery

  • Décor
  • Crib
  • Crib Mattress
  • Rocking Chair
  • Crib Bumper Pad
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Storage Bins (for small clothes, for toys, LOTS OF STORAGE)
  • Crib Sheets
  • Mattress Protector Sheets
  • Changing Pad
  • Diaper pail
  • Changing Table
  • Changing Pad Sheets
  • Diaper Pail Bags
  • Noise Machine (This was another purchase I didn’t make soon enough! I thought I was better than a noise machine and it turns out she was sleeping through the night once I got one! Don’t be like me – register for a noise machine! THIS NOISE MACHINE is perfect! It’s portable, has a night light built in, an automatic on/off timer, and it’s inexpensive!)
  • Humidifier (I just use THIS small office humidifier and it works wonders for her nursery!)
  • Baby Monitor (I have the AngelCare Movement and Sound Monitor and it works wonders! There is a sensor that you place under the mattress and it monitors when your baby moves. It also monitors the rooms temperature and alerts you if it is too high or too low (based on your own settings) and you can see and talk to your baby from the parent end!)
  • Night light
  • Mobile
  • Activity Gym (Check out my post on Toys You Should Buy Now and Let Them Grow Into to find my favorite activity gym as well as some other great ideas!)
  • Books (I know I already mentioned books in entertainment, but SERIOUSLY! This is how important reading is! So please, check out my post on 101 Books for Babies First Library. If you’ve already seen all of those and want something more festive, check out my post of Fall Baby Books You’ll FALL in Love With!)

Bathing

  • Infant bath
  • Hooded towels
  • Wash clothes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Bubbles
  • Lotion
  • Soothing nighttime soap
  • Soothing nighttime lotion
  • Bath toys (If you choose squirty toys, be prepared to glue them shut right away. If you are getting them for someone else – honestly, I would LOVE it if someone glued them for me. So, feel out the situation or straight up ask if they’d love for you to do that!)
  • Bath toy storage

Health and Safety

  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby powder
  • Grooming Kit
  • Electric Nail file (Check out my post on How to Cut Your Baby’s Nails for more tips and tricks before choosing your nail cutting tool!)
  • Thermometer
  • Baby Gate
  • Outlet Covers
  • Nose Sucky or Nose Frida
  • Saline Spray
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Infant Motrin
  • Baby Laundry Detergent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dishwasher Basket

Sleep

  • Swaddles
  • Sleeper Sacks
  • Lovey
  • Heavy blankets

Other:

  • Pacifiers
  • Pacifier Leash
  • Floor Seat (The Bumbo is a great floor seat that my little one loved! It helped her learn to sit up but also serves as a great travel high chair!)
  • Nursery Hangers
  • Diapers and wipes (Check out my post on 5 Baby Wipes that ACTUALLY Smell Good to find out which wipes will work for you!)

What do you think?

Any other registry checklist would try to stick to the basics or even things you wouldn’t think of – for this, I wanted to make sure you thought of EVERYTHING mama!

Have you seen other important things on a different registry checklist? Do you want me to create a downloadable registry checklist for the Freebies page? Let me know in the comments!

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Hiya – I’m Sara! I created SAHMable as a way to help moms navigate motherhood and everything that it entails. From pregnancy, to cooking, to parenting tips, and more I hope you find what you’re looking for. Don’t forget to stop my Freebies page for some helpful and FREE tools to help you on your motherhood journey! 

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