Baby Essentials – Registry Checklist

There is only one reason I didn't have a full panic attack in BuyBuyBaby the day I started June's baby registry: a good (very kind and patient) friend who had recently had a baby came with me and told me exactly what I would actually need for my baby. Now I can be that friend for you.

These are not all items that I registered for, or a review of every baby item in every brand – these are all items I actually used for June ...a lot.

Baby Registry Essentials Checklist

sleep

June slept in a bassinet in our room for the first few months before sleeping in the crib in her room, but I still used our glider in her room every single day since she came home!

diapers/bath

I remember stressing over how many diapers to buy. My recommendation – buy a small box of newborn diapers in a couple different brands so you can try them out. Once you know which kind you like best, sign up for Amazon mom and get those babes on subscription!

 

laundry/care

The clothes listed here are minimal because June really only wore onesies for the first few months of her life. (Probably important to note - we were in Florida and it was summer.) 


feeding

June was breastfed, but a lot of these items will still apply if you're bottle feeding!

activities

Even though newborns don't really play with toys for a while, you'll need a safe place to put them and keep them entertained while you shower/pee/take a break!

 

going out

When you are brave enough to venture outside of your house, having a travel system (car seat + stroller) that is easy to open/close/move around really makes all the difference. 

Diaper Bag:


Feel free to contact me or comment on this post if you have any questions – or call out anything missing from this list! I'd love for it to be a really thorough resource for new mamas-to-be.

Follow up post sharing the things we used after the newborn phase coming soon!