Your Guide to Creating a Baby Registry

August 14, 2019 — Leave a comment

Baby is on the way, so now is the time to put together your wish list!  Shopping for a new baby can sometimes be overwhelming, so use our convenient registry guide to help you sort through the mountains of baby gear.

You can also build your own registry using Amazon. Be sure to fill it with a selection of useful things for baby AND mom!

  • Good Gradient Compression Hosiery
  • Comfortable shoes
  • 3-5 versatile pants/short/skirts
  • 5-8 maternity shirts
  • 1-2 maternity dresses
  • Pregnancy pillow
  • Preggie pops!
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Support Band
  • Crib
  • Crib Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Rocking Chair
  • Baby Monitor
Baby Bedding
  • Crib Sheets – at least 2, but 3-4 is better
  • Mattress Pad – again 2-4 is good
  • Receiving Blankets – 4-6 (lightweight for summer babies, heavier for winter ones)
  • Baby Quilts – 2
  • Changing Table w/ Cushioned Pad
  • Diaper Pail and Liners
  • Functional Diaper Bag – Go for lots of compartments, easy access to necessities, and light on the feminine features (you want Dad to be willing to carry it, too)
  • Diaper cream – 1 tube for now since you may need to switch brands depending on what works best for your baby
  • Wipes – Unscented are best on delicate skin. Get a whole case of these things. You’ll seriously use them.
  • Washcloths – Soft baby ones are best
  • Diapers – Have a couple of boxes on ready because you won’t want to run out in the middle of the night when you’re suddenly out of them. It’s a great idea to have some Size 1 on hand because most kiddos won’t stay in the Newborn ones long.
Bath Time
  • Baby Bathtub
  • Baby Soap
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Hood Baby Towels – 2-4 are good, many times they come in 3 packs
  • Wash Clothes – Soft baby cloths, separate from the diapering ones
  • Laundry Detergent – Scent and dye free is best
  • Baby Bath Seat – For when baby is old enough for the big bathtub
  • Knee Saver – Trust me, you’ll need this for bathing baby
Breast Feeding
  • Nursing Bra
  • Sleep Nursing Bra – Make sure it’s super soft and seamless
  • Nursing Pads
  • Nipple Cream
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Electric Breast Pump
  • Bottles – 4 oz and 8 oz – You won’t need as many as you would for a bottle-fed baby, but you’ll want some
  • Nipples – assortment of flow levels to use as baby ages
Bottle Feeding
  • Bottles – 4 oz and 8 oz – at least 10-12 of each
  • Nipples – assortment of flow levels to use as baby ages
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Formula
General Feeding
  • Burp Cloths
  • Pacifiers – Several as these tend to get lost fairly easily
  • Bottle Brush
  • Baby Spoons
  • Baby Dish
  • Snack Cups
  • Sippy Cups
  • High Chair
Health and Grooming
  • Baby Nail Clippers
  • Baby Thermometer
  • Baby First Aid Kit
  • Assortment of Medications – Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, gripe water, gas drops, etc.
  • Bulb Syringe
  • Petroleum Jelly and Sterile Gauze (for circumcised boys)
Baby Gear
  • Infant Carrier Car Seat
  • Convertible Car Seat
  • Baby Swing or Bouncer Seat
  • Stroller – Choose based on your needs – full size, lightweight, umbrella, jogging, etc. – You may want to get more than one for different baby stages
Baby Clothes
  • Onesies
  • Pajamas
  • Blanket Sleepers
  • Socks and Booties
  • Hats
  • No-Scratch Mittens

*** The time of year your baby arrives will alter your baby’s clothing needs






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