Baby Registry Must-haves
Getting ready for your little one's arrival is an exciting time, but it does come with a long checklist. Your little munchkin will need a lot of stuff: clothes, nursery furniture, baby gear…the list goes on and on. By creating a baby shower registry, you’ll save time and stay organized. It’s also a great way for your friends and family to know exactly what you’re looking for.
So, whether your baby shower is just around the corner or you're planning ahead, we’re here to help you with your baby registry must-haves.
What is a baby registry?
Not familiar with baby registry? A baby registry is a wish list expecting parents put together of items they need to prepare for little one. The list is often shared with family and friends, who can purchase gifts for the parents from the list, tracking what has already been purchased.
You can put both small and big things on the list—the more items, the more choices for friends and family. It’s always a good idea to include different price points so there’s something that fits everyone’s budget. Make sure you finalize your list before your baby shower so your loved ones can order gifts in time.
What should go on a baby registry?
A registry acts as a guide for essential, needed, or nice-to-have items for the soon-to-be parents. Starting a registry can feel a bit daunting, and it can be tricky to know where to start. We’ve put together a list of baby registry must-haves as a starting point to help you on your journey. Here’s our breakdown of what to put on your baby registry checklist!
Our Baby Shower Registry Must-Haves
Time to dive into the good stuff! If you’re contemplating what to put on your baby registry, the list below has plenty of registry must-haves. Read through the list carefully and note which items you’d like to include on your baby registry. We're here to help with this list of our top registry must-haves.
Preparing a place for your baby to sleep ahead of their arrival is a smart move. Our Baby Cradle is a stylish and safe option, but if you travel often or live in a smaller place, our Play Yard Light might be a better fit.
2. Car Seat
A car seat is a must to take your little one home from the hospital and for all your future car rides together. We suggest checking out the model you want in-store so you can see the look and feel in real life. Make sure the car seat you’re adding to the baby registry meets current safety standards.
Carving out time for everyday tasks can be a challenge when you have a newborn. Stay ahead of the game by preparing with a baby bouncer before your little one arrives. The best part is that your baby can enjoy it right from the start.
While lengthy strolls and wild adventures might not be on the immediate agenda after delivery, there will still be trips to the doctor's office for your baby's check-ups or quick runs to grab groceries. Having a stroller ready before your baby arrives is a practical choice. Check out strollers in-store and give them a test spin before you pick one and make a purchase.
Newborns crave physical closeness around the clock, so a baby carrier is a definite must to meet their needs. Plus, your baby carrier will act like a second set of hands, giving you the ability to snuggle close while also getting things done.
6. Changing Pad
Make sure to add a changing pad to your registry—it’s a must-have! We suggest looking for one that is comfy for your baby while still being easy to clean. We all know accidents happen a lot when you’ve got a little baby.
7. Baby Monitor
A baby monitor is a very common and appreciated gift for new parents because it gives them a little peace of mind. You will likely feel more comfortable putting your baby to bed when you have a monitor that helps you keep an eye and ear on your little dreamer.