38 Must-Have Baby Registry Items: From a Mom of 5
I just had my 5th baby at the beginning of this year. We created only one baby registry (via Amazon) because this was our fifth. So, I have had time to do my research on the must-have baby registry items 2019.
In this post, I am not going to give you a list of all the things. I’m just going to give you a list of things that I think are necessary for a new baby.
You can also find a list of things that are not necessary for baby at the bottom of this post.
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38 Must-Have Baby Registry Items From a Mom of 5
Where to Register
Online shopping is where it’s at right now. Everything is heading towards grocery pickups and delivery. I use WalMart grocery pickup and Kroger pickup for all my grocery needs. I even use Instacart every now and then just to avoid going into the store with all my kiddos.
More and more people are taking advantage of shopping from the comfort of their homes. So I suggest starting a baby registry through Amazon. This will cover all the people who’d rather be shopping online.
What does Amazon Baby Registry have to offer?
- They can ship your gift straight to your door.
- Free baby box for new registrants. (I will leave a picture of mine below… these are quality items. Not rinky-dink coupons and samples of diaper rash cream.)
- Family and friends can choose to add money to a diaper fund instead of a gift!
- You get a pretty good discount on registry items after you’ve completed your registry.
This is my Amazon Baby Welcome Box: (There is a muslin swaddle, 2 full-size bottles, diaper samples, lotion samples, a small zippered bag, wipes samples, and 2 onesies in this box!)
Other good places to register:
You’ll want to register at a few local stores as well. Think about the ones who are buying gifts for you. Where do they shop on a regular basis? Register there.
Ex. Target or Walmart
Some people will go out of their way to stop by a specialty store and purchase off of your registry. But, then other people will just pick something up while they are out running their own errands. Having a registry where they shop will increase the likelihood of them actually buying something from your registry.
Necessities for a Newborn for Your Registry
Pampers Pure diapers are my favorite disposables.
Skip Hop Backpack Style Diaper Bag. I purchased a Skiphop diaper bag this time, and I absolutely love it. It has lasted so much longer than any other brand I have used.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes. We’ve always preferred Pampers wipes because they are so much softer on the baby’s bottom.
Graco Fast Action Fold Travel System (This is the exact travel system that we have, but in a different color.)
Graco 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat is the ultimate convertible car seat! Buy one car seat, and never have to buy another one!
Read my review on The Willow Pump. It’s a hands-free breast pump!
Haaka Breast Pump:
Haaka pumps are great for catching extra breastmilk while breastfeeding. We used this Haaka alternative: Bumblebee Manual Pump
Baby Wrap Carrier:
My favorite wrap carrier is The Boba Wrap.
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Boba also has a structured carrier that is good for older babies and toddlers.
This nursing cover has an adjustable strap and sewn in burp cloth.
Onesies, Sleepers, Socks, Outfits:
Don’t forget to add these to your registry! Everyone loves buying cute little baby clothes! Make sure you register for all different sizes.
Boppy Pillow and Cover:
Boppy Pillows are one of my must-have items for every mom. regardless of if it is your 1st or your 12th.
Crib / Pack n Play Sheets:
You’ll want 3 or 4 of each.
Nipple Cream (If Breastfeeding):
My favorite is Earth Mama’s Organic Nipple Butter.
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Bibs, Spoons, and Bowls:
Your baby won’t need these right away, but having some spoons and bowls on hand will save you a trip to the store when they do need them. And these silicone bibs are pretty awesome!
The Joovy Nook Highchair is a simple space-saving foldable highchair.
The Halo Swivel Bassinet slides right up next to your bed!
I’m loving grey cribs right now.
Pick up a few brands of pacifiers. Some babies will be picky about the type of paci they take. Mine would only ever take NUK.
Nursery Care Kit (Nail clippers, brush, comb, etc.):
You will need a nursery care kit for your diaper bag.
If you want to practice cosleeping or you want something for the baby to nap in throughout the day, the DockAtot is great to have. A cheaper alternative is a baby nest. You do get what you pay for, though. They are flimsier and don’t hold up quite as well, but I used one and it did the job.
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Yes, you do usually get a cheap thermometer in a nursery kit. But, register for a better digital thermometer for home use. They are much more accurate than the cheaper ones.
Baby Bath/Washcloths/ Hooded Towels:
You will need 7-8 of each.
Baby Wash/Baby Lotion:
My absolute favorite is Baby Magic. It smells so good!
I recommend Comotomo Bottles.
This is another one of those “you get what you pay for things.” The cheaper plastic gates are such a hassle to put up and get over when you need to. I like the metal walk-through gates. This Munchkin gate has an auto-close feature.
What should you not buy for the baby?
Changing Table: You’ll be changing your baby anywhere and everywhere. My changing table became a collect-all table.
Wipe Warmer: Never used it… ever.
Diaper Genie: These stink soooo bad…literally! I had one with my first child and absolutely hated it!
What are your must-have baby registry items?
Did I leave any of your favorites out? Leave them in the comments.