A new baby is a blessing, but it can also be overwhelming. You’ll need to stock up on all the essentials like diapers and formula, but there are many other items you may not think of that will make life with your little one much easier. Check out our list of 10 must-haves for every baby registry!
When you’re expecting a baby, one of the first things you have to register for all the essentials, a crib, changing table, car seat, and stroller, is a must, but there are also a lot of other items you may not think of that can make life with a new baby much easier. Check out our list of the 10 baby registry must-haves!
1. A Diaper Pail
No matter how cute your nursery is, there’s no denying that a new baby equals lots and lots of stinky diapers. That’s why you need to make sure you have a good place to dispose of the dirty business right from the start. We recommend getting a diaper pail with an airtight seal because these will lock in all those odors, making it easy for you to keep your room smelling fresh and clean!
A diaper pail is a great addition to your baby registry because it makes disposing of dirty diapers much easier. It’s important to have a place to put soiled diapers until you can take them out to the trash, and a diaper pail is a perfect solution. Plus, they come in various fun colors and designs, so you can find one that matches your nursery décor.
2. A Rocker or Glider
You’re going to want somewhere comfortable for feeding and soothing your little one, so we suggest getting a rocking chair or glider for your baby’s room.
A glider or a rocking chair is a must-have for any baby registry because it’s the perfect place to nurse or soothe your little one. They provide a comfortable place for you to relax, and they often come with built-in vibration or music to help calm and soothe your baby. Plus, they’ll come in handy long after your baby has outgrown the need for nursing or rocking!
3. A Baby Monitor
It’s always helpful to hear what your baby is up to when they’re napping or playing in another room, which is why we recommend getting a video baby monitor (with two-way talk) for peace of mind and quality time with friends and family while you care for your newborn.
A baby monitor is a essential investment for any new parent. It allows you to keep an ear on your baby when they’re napping or playing in another room, which gives you peace of mind and helps you to stay connected to your little one even when you’re not right there with them. Plus, many baby monitors come with two-way talk, so you can easily communicate with your baby no matter where you are in the house.
4. Car Seat
Don’t forget about these essentials! You’ll want a car seat that goes perfectly with your vehicle. A car seat is one of the most important items you can put on your baby registry. It’s essential for keeping your child safe in the car. Car seats come in a variety of different sizes and styles, so you can find one that’s perfect for your child. Make sure to get a car seat that’s certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
5. High Chair
High chairs are always a great idea, especially if you have pets or toddlers, to keep safe from baby’s mealtime. They’re easy to clean and come in super cute patterns too! Just be sure to check with your local laws before using one because they aren’t officially considered baby equipment.
A high chair is always a great idea, especially if you have pets or toddlers that you want to keep safe from baby’s mealtime. They’re easy to clean and come in super cute patterns too! Just be sure to check with your local laws before using one because they aren’t officially considered baby equipment.
6. A Bouncy Seat or Swing
You don’t need both of them, but sometimes it can be helpful to have more than one place where your little one can chill out, which is why we suggest getting one of each! Both are great options for feeding time, naps, and just sitting there watching mommy fold the laundry.
A bouncy seat can be a great addition to your baby registry because it’s a great place for your little one to chill out. Plus, they come in a variety of fun patterns and colors that will brighten up your nursery!
7. Breast Pump
There are many benefits of breastfeeding, but sometimes moms need to pump breast milk to feed their babies, especially if the baby is weaning or if the mom is going back to work and still wants to feed them breastmilk.
There are many different breast pumps available, so it’s important to do your research before buying one. Some pumps are more portable than others, some are easier to clean, and some are more expensive. You also need to decide if you want an electric or manual pump.
A manual pump is a great option for moms who pump occasionally and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a breast pump. It’s also very portable so that it will fit easily in your diaper bag or purse. If you’re going back to work full-time, we recommend getting an electric breast pump.
8. Lactation Massager
A lactation massager is a great tool for helping to express milk from the breast. It can be helpful for moms who are struggling to express milk or those who want to increase their milk supply. Lactation massagers are recommended by lactation consultants to help to increase milk supply, improve the let-down reflex and reduce discomfort during breastfeeding.
If you’re having trouble expressing milk, or if you want to increase your milk supply, we recommend trying a lactation massager.
Strollers comes in all different styles now and can really help with navigating life as a new parent. There are lightweight options, convertible strollers, jogging strollers, and even travel systems that act as a car seat as well for smooth seat-to-stroller transitioning. Although they are one of the most expensive items on a baby registry, you definitely get your money’s worth!
10. Baby Carrier
Getting a baby carrier not only builds a stronger connection between mom and baby after the womb, but also allows both parents more freedom when carrying around their baby. There are many different types of baby carriers on the market, including wraps, slings, and Mei Tais. These carriers are all safe and hands-free, allowing you to keep your baby right by you as you make food, go shopping, or run errands. You can learn more about the different types of carriers in our Baby Wearing 101 article.
Baby’s registries are a great way to stay organized, but they can be overwhelming when you don’t know what essentials you’ll need. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top 10 baby registry must-haves for new moms!
Our goal is to help simplify your shopping process and save time so that you have more energy left over for bonding with your little one once they arrive. What items will you add to your baby registry? Let us know in the comments below!