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Baby Registry Must-Haves for New Moms

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Baby Registry Must Haves

One of the fun, and sometimes stressful things that you get to do when you are pregnant with your first baby is to put together a baby registry.  It’s fun to pick out all these new baby products you may need but being a first time mom you may have no idea what the baby registry must-haves are!

When Should I Make My Baby Registry?

Generally when you are pregnant, you will have a baby shower.  It is good to do your baby registry a couple months before the baby shower or certainly before your baby comes.

This gives you plenty of time to get your list together, including those big-ticket items, and ready for any guests who may want to buy you something.  It also gives you time to add to the list if you think of more things you’ll need! It is a good idea to revisit the list as you think of more things you may need.

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What Should I Add to My Baby Registry?

This is likely a big question since you’ve never been a mom before!  I know for me, I asked the advice of friends who were already moms. I wanted to find out those must-have baby items that would make life with a new baby easier.  

Another thing to keep in mind is to add anything and everything to your list!  You never know what someone may get you so it’s better to put everything out there.

Check out this list of 30+ ideas for your baby registry that are must haves for new moms!


Baby Nursery

Crib Sheet: Baby can’t go to sleep at night on a mattress with no crib sheets! And you certainly won’t a few sets in case of accidents, spit ups or the baby getting sick.

Decorations: You don’t want your baby’s room to be bare! Think about a theme and pick out some cute decorations to add to the registry!

Rocking Chair: Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, a rocking chair is a great way to feed your baby, especially during those late night or early morning hours.

Changing Table: You will for sure need a changing table when you need to change all of those baby diapers!

Crib Mattress: How can you have a crib and no mattress? One that has a waterproof outside is a must!

Hamper: There is always a lot of laundry with babies so having a place to put it is a must!



Diapers:  It’s important to add both newborn and Size 1 diapers.  Your little baby likely won’t be in newborns for too long!

Wipes: Wipes an diapers go hand in hand for babies!

Diaper Cream: As much as you hope that your baby doesn’t have any diaper rashes, it is bound to happen at some point. Diaper cream is a must!

Diaper Genie: You will need a place to put all of those dirty diapers after diaper changes. This is a great place!

Changing Pad: In order to make a changing table comfortable, a changing pad is a must!

Diaper Bag: When you leave the house, you will need something to carry all the baby essentials in – a diaper bag is it!

Portable Changing Pad: When you travel, you will need a place to lay down your baby to change them.


Baby Sleep

Footie Pajamas: Since blankets are generally not good to put on babies, have footie pajamas are a good way to keep them warm!

SwaddleMes: Swaddling baby’s is hard – these are a great shortcut!

Sleep Sacks: A sleep sack is the perfect step up from a SwaddleMe and acts as a wearable blanket without being a blanket.

Baby Monitor: Being able to watch a baby when they are sleeping gives you a piece of mind during the night.

Sound Machine: A sound machine helps a baby tune out other noises and get good sleep. One that has the option to play songs or act as a white noise machine is the best!




Bathtub: Before baby is old enough to take a bath in the tub, you will need a bathtub!

Hooded Towels


Baby Wash

Baby Shampoo

Water Temp Thermometer: This is important to make sure the water temp is not too hot for the baby!


Baby Gear

Pack N Play

Activity Mat: An activity mat is a great thing to have for baby’s to use during tummy time.

Swing: A baby swing can be one of the best places to have your baby when you need a break and can help to soothe them when they are fussy!

Portable Swing: This can be a lifesaver when you are travelling!

Infant Car Seat

Convertible Car Seat



High Chair

Boppy Pillow: A Boppy pillow is a great item to have to help your baby be able to sit close to you without being held.

Baby Care

Nail Clippers

Boogie Wipes: These are the best wipes for when a baby has a cold. It helps to pull out the boogers and makes it so their nose is not rough!




The items in this section will vary based on whether you are breast feeding or bottle feeding but here are some ideas!

Burp Cloths

Baby Bottle

These are just a few things that every new mom is going to need on her baby registry list!

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  3. This is a great list! We used all of these products and have that exact owl sound machine. Now that Jazzy is older she likes to look up at the stars when I lay her down for bed, it distracts her enough that I’m able to leave the room without her crying.

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