Congratulations you are pregnant and now you are probably wondering what exactly do I need to get ready for this baby? The truth is you do not need to buy everything out there on the market to successfully care for your new bundle of joy. Start with the essentials! Sit back, relax, and let me help you make your baby registry checklist.
Once you have your baby registry checklist it will help guide you through making your baby registry for your upcoming baby shower your friends and family I am sure are already planning!
Baby Registry Checklist
Do not let your mom or a store salesperson force you into registering for everything that is new and in the store. Here is what you really need to care for your new bundle of joy for your baby registry!
Baby Registry Checklist: Clothing
When registering for clothing items be sure you have 10 onesies, 8 pairs of pajamas to include button and zipper ones. Be sure to add some cute out on the town outfits and get different sizes of each item suggested. They grow out of 0-3 months so quickly!
You can never have too many pairs of socks when it comes to kids. Trust me on this one. It seems like one always gets kicked off or lost in the wash.
You will want plenty of socks or booties to help keep your baby’s feet warm, especially during winter months!
Since safety recommendations suggest you should not place a blanket in the crib with your baby until at least 12 months sleep sacks are a must-have item to include on your baby registry.
Blankets and receiving blankets are great for swaddling and nursing.
Depending on the season your baby will be born and where you live you may want to add a jacket or snowsuit to your baby registry.
Baby Registry Checklist: Hygiene
A baby bathtub is helpful for the first few weeks of your newborn’s life. It will make giving baths much easier especially for a mom who is recovering from birth. They can easily be placed in your sinks.
Be sure to register for gentle baby soap. This will help you when washing your baby and not having to worry about their skin breaking out or irritating their eyes.
You can never have too many baby washcloths. Washcloths will be useful not only for just bath time but for also allowing you to easily wash your baby’s face each morning or after feeding.
Wipes are another thing you can’t have too many of. My kids are all now out of diapers and we are still ordering wipes!
Be sure to register for multiple cases. When it comes to registering for diapers you can select different sizes that way you are prepared for the first few months of your baby’s life and do not have to worry about buying diapers.
Baby Registry Checklist: Health and Safety
Honestly, I like being able to see my baby asleep. It gives me peace of mind and motivates me to get some sleep. When selecting a baby monitor be sure to read about the best baby monitors to help you choose the right one for you.
Want to see what you are sucking up when helping your baby get the mucus from their nasal passages then try a nose frida or you can stick to the old fashion way and get a hospital-style nasal aspirator! Either way, you want to have one on hand for sucking boogers.
A thermometer that is fast and easy to read is a must when having children, especially an infant.
I can attest to clipping an infant’s nails is nerve-wracking. This is why you want to have small nail clippers to make sure you do not clip their skin while cutting their nails.
Baby Registry Checklist: On the Go
So many options out there, but getting a backpack diaper bag is what I suggest. It is easier to carry when carrying your baby too.
Just strap it on your back and now you have two hands to carry your baby or the baby carrier. As a bonus dad won’t even mind carrying it either.
You for sure need a car seat before your baby arrives.
Most hospitals make do a car seat check before leaving with your baby to go home. Infant car seats can come as a stroller car seat combo and will be beneficial later on when going out because it’s so easy to snap and go with the car seat into the stroller.
Perfect to have for a place to lay your baby in the living room or bedroom. Travel cribs are also great to have if you travel or camp as a family.
A travel crib is a must to add to your baby registry and will help when traveling or dropping off at grandma’s house!
These are perfect for going to the store, walks outside, or even being hands-free in your own house.
Baby’s love being held and feeling you close by. Baby carriers are lifesavers when you need to get things done but your baby still wants to be held! I love the Ergo because they can transition from front carrying to back!
Baby Registry Checklist: Feeding
A boppy pillow will not only help assist you with breastfeeding, but it is also a great way to help with bottle feeding and positioning your baby especially if they have reflux.
Being prepared with the right supplies necessary to set yourself up for successfully breastfeeding is something to include on your baby registry.
Bottles are important to register for even if you plan on breastfeeding.
Your baby may love or hate pacifiers so I suggest adding these to your baby registry just in case you need them and they end up loving them! That way you are prepared! I had two kids who loved them and one that hated them. So you never know.
Baby Registry Checklist: Around the Home
Just try to choose something that will fit your living space and also give you a safe place to put your baby while trying to get a few things done around the house.
Playmats are great because they offer entertainment and can be rolled up and stored away when not in use. Playmats and activity gyms allow your baby to interact with different noises and objects to help them with each stage of development.
Going to the nursery to change a diaper on the changing table can get exhausting especially during the first few weeks of being home with your new baby. Having a changing caddy that you can carry from room to room will be a lifesaver when you are in the middle of a feeding and they poop out their diaper!
Bringing home your new baby will be so much more exciting for you now that you have a great start with creating your baby registry with this baby registry checklist!