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What Should Be On a Baby Registry?

Every parent has their own list of must-have baby items, but it can be difficult to know what you actually need when you’re just starting out with your new bundle of joy. Luckily, our guide will give you everything you need to put together the perfect baby registry, whether you’re expecting your first child or are preparing for the arrival of your fourth. Plus, we have a whole list of products that will make even the most seasoned parents raise an eyebrow! 

The Basics

If you’re new to the world of baby registries, you might be wondering what exactly you should be adding to your list. Here are the basics:

  • Diapers and wipes (you can’t have too many of them. Make sure to add different stage sizes so that you’re not gifted all the same size. Your baby won’t stay in one stage for too long).
  • Diaper pail
  • Wipes and wipes warmer
  • Mild soap for body wash, shampoo, and body lotions (Aquaphor is the best for baby skin).
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Swaddle blankets
  • Onesies in different sizes
  • Bottle warmer
  • Storage bags for milk if you’re breastfeeding
  • Baby bathtub
  • Teethers
  • Baby nail clippers

Cribs, Bedding, and Accessories

Every new parent wants their baby to sleep soundly and comfortably. To do this, you’ll need to start with a quality crib. Look for one that converts to a toddler bed, as this will save you money in the long run. Don’t forget to pick out some cute bedding such as these quilted baby blankets from Crane Baby to go along with it!

Every new parent wants their baby to sleep soundly and comfortably. To do this, you’ll need to start with a quality crib. Look for one that converts to a toddler bed, as this will save you money in the long run. Don’t forget to pick out some cute bedding such as these quilted baby blankets from Crane Baby to go along with it!

Other accessories you’ll need for the nursery include a changing pad, a changing table, storage baskets, picture frames to put the baby’s first picture in, a rocking chair, a lamp for those midnight feedings, and a rug for those tummy time moments, and a baby monitor.

During the first few months, doctors recommend that the baby sleeps with you in a bassinet. If you choose to do this, be sure to add a bassinet to your registry. 

Stroller and Car Seats

One of the most important things you can put on your baby registry is a stroller and car seat. A stroller is great for walks and outings, while a car seat is essential for road trips and travel. Both should be comfortable for your child and easy for you to use. Baby carriers are just as important when you need to have a baby close by and hands-free. 

Gear for Playdates & Travel

Now that you’re a parent, gone are the days of last-minute packing for spontaneous weekends away. Instead, you have to plan ahead and be prepared for anything—especially when it comes to your little one. Here are some essential items to pack for playdates and travel:

  • A bag that can accommodate everything you need, like diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks, and toys.
  • A portable changing pad for on-the-go diaper changes.
  • Portable bottle warmer for bottle-feeding.

Now that you know what should be on a baby registry, it’s time to get started! Head to your favorite store or create an online registry. Start with the big items like a crib and stroller, then move on to smaller items like clothes and toys. Don’t forget to add things for yourself, too, like a breast pump or a robe for your hospital stay!

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